Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology

Highlights

Organ specific Comprehensive cancer care centre with expertise in Oncosurgery for more than 15 years.

  • Multidisciplinary approach to treatment, ensuring cancer patients receive the care they need in one convenient and trusted location.
  • One of the major oncology centres in South India performing Complex head and neck surgeries with micro vascular reconstruction with excellent results
  • One of the very few centres in India performing Complete CytoReductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intra Peritoneal Chemotherapy – CRS + HIPEC for advanced intra-abdominal PERITONEAL surface malignancies
  • Experts in the field of Radical and complex laparoscopic Gastro Intestinal and Gynaecological Onco surgeries
  • Specialised Centre for Breast Oncology offering a wide range of surgical options including Conservative breast surgeries and oncoplastic reconstruction
  • Organ specific Oncology with separate clinics for Breast Oncology, Head and neck Oncology, GI oncology and Gynaecological Oncosurgery.
  • One of the Two centres in Tamil Nadu approved by National Board for DNB Surgical Oncology Training Programme for doctors

What is Surgical Oncology?

Surgical Oncology or the Field of Cancer surgery deals with removal of tumour and nearby tissue during an operation. A doctor who treats cancer with surgery is called a Surgical oncologist. Surgery is one of the most effective treatment for most cancers.

What are the types of surgeries for cancer?

Cancer surgery is of many types and is done with various outcome expectations

  • Curative surgery - Done to remove all or some of a cancer
  • Diagnostic surgery – Like biopsies are done to diagnose cancer
  • Staging surgery - Done to find out if the cancer has spread or is affecting the functions of other organs in the body and to find out where the cancer is located.
  • Debulking surgery - When removal of whole tumor is not possible, sometimes patients need surgery to remove a part of tumor to relieve acute symptoms and also for better function
  • Palliative surgery - In advanced cancers, surgery is used as an option to relieve side effects of the tumor and for better quality of life for the patient
  • Preventive surgery - In patients with high risk of developing cancer, surgery is done with intent to prevent the patients from developing cancer
  • Reconstructive surgery - In cancer patients, most times when the tumour or an organ is removed, the patient has loss of function or appearance of the organ. Reconstructive surgery is done with the aim of restoring the function and appearance of the organ removed due to cancer.

What are the advances in cancer surgery (Surgical Oncology)?

  • Minimally invasive cancer surgery - Laparoscopic/ Endoscopic/ Robotic
  • Microsurgery - Reconstructive Head and neck surgery, Moh's microsurgery for skin cancers
  • Laser surgery/ Cryosurgery - Using energy sources to remove tumor with minimal side effects. These are useful only in a small subset of cancers
  • Reconstructive surgery - Using reconstruction with native tissue or prosthesis or implants to help in restoring appearance and function for patient

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