Surgery is the primary treatment of choice in many early stage cancers. Removal of tumor by surgery is fast and most effective way to eradicate the disease. Our surgical oncologists are highly experienced & trained for difficult cancer surgeries. They play vital role in every sphere of cancer care, from diagnosing, staging, treatment ,follow up and supportive care .To start treatment itself, our surgeons access tumor directly by FNAC or under image guidance needle biopsy for tissue diagnosis.
Once the tumor is completely removed, it's histopathology report gives biological knowledge and correct staging of the disease. Complete staging helps to plan further treatment ,to forecast expected outcome & overall result of treatment.
With better understanding of tumor biology and revolutionary developments in radiation oncology and medical oncology, there is a shift from radical surgery towards less radical surgery with emphasis to preserve organ as well as good function.
In the early planning process we plan and proactively manage the anticipated side effects from surgery ,to decrease the hospital stay and post operative morbidity. Our nutritionists, physiotherapists and clinicians work together to support healing and quality of life.
Our reconstructive surgeons perform the procedures ,to restore body's appearance and function if needed at, time of surgery or following the surgery as per the requirements.
Surgeons also help in providing venous access through various means ( PICC line & Chemoport) so that the patients tolerate chemotherapy comfortably .Besides curing patients by surgery, the surgeon also takes care of terminally ill patients by minor procedures to improve their nutrition, to give pain relief and better quality of life.
High definition fiber optic laryngoscope and advanced Head & Neck Work Station to evaluate Oral and Head & Neck Cancer.
Identification and removal of Sentinel Lymph Nodes helps to plan extent of axillary of lymph nodes dissection and unnecessary lymph nodes dissection can be avoided to prevent complications following surgery specially Lymphedema of arm. Technique is also useful in Head & Neck Cancer, Melanoma & Gynaecological malignancies.
MS, MCh (Surgical Oncology)
MBBS, MS, Fellowship in Gynae-Oncology, TMH-Mumbai
MBBS, DNB(Surgery), MNAMS, FAIS, FMAS, UICC Fellow (Surgical Oncology) MSKCC , USA