The Department of Surgical Oncology provides surgical care to patients with solid tumours in combination with adjuvant treatments. Major surgical management of the cancers of the breast, gastro-oesophageal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, colorectal, genitourinary, gynecological, head and neck, endocrine and musculoskeletal tumours are conducted.
Our 24 x 7 in-hospital specialty services include:
Gynaecologic Oncology Services
Surgical experts at the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology offer integrated approach to gynecologic cancers and also for complex benign gynecologic diseases. From conventional surgeries to surgeries using the latest cutting edge technologies including robotic surgery, surgeons here are equipped with all that is needed for the surgical management of gynecologic cancers. The surgical team is well supported by the specialist medical and radiation oncology teams, specialist gynaecologic oncology pathologist, palliative care physicians, genetic counsellors and other supportive care physicians.
Breast Diseases Division
Breast Diseases Division at Amrita is unique in nature as it offers total breast care under one roof. The Division provides a dedicated and comprehensive range of breast health services with a focus on holistic health. Our team of breast cancer experts and compassionate clinical staff combined with the state-of-the-art facility ensures the best possible experience for our patients. Our goal is to take care of the most common, seemingly benign but troublesome problems almost every woman comes across at some point in her life in a very private and confidential setting, so that she will feel absolutely comfortable, dignified and respected. We are also focusing at promoting breast cancer awareness and education by offering a variety of education programs to our public community. Our aim is to promote early breast cancer detection in women by screening mammogram, offer excellent multidisciplinary treatment for breast cancer and making a difference in the outcome. Breast Diseases Division offers comprehensive assessment, prevention and screening, diagnostics, treatment – surgical, medical, reconstructive and radiation, counselling & rehabilitation and cosmetology for all breast problems by an expert multidisciplinary team including expert women team.
Head and Neck Oncology Services
The head and neck oncology division treats all malignancies of the head and neck region and has the expertise to perform complex craniofacial surgeries and microvascular reconstruction.
GI Oncology Services
The Gastrointestinal Oncology division undertakes the care of all GI malignancies including oesophagus, pancreas, liver, colon, rectum and anus. They have considerable expertise in procedures such as hepatectomy, Whipple’s Procedure, total mesorectal excision and laparoscopic oncologic procedures.
An active Neuro-Oncology programme under the Department of Neurosurgery has the facilities for the comprehensive management of all central nervous system and craniospinal neoplasms. These include cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA), neuroendoscopic and stereotactic biopsy, transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors and advanced skull-base and microneurosurgical techniques.
Orthopaedic Oncology Services
Tumours of the muscles and bones, while not as common as other tumours, pose a serious health challenge to people who have them. The Centre for Orthopaedics provides surgical treatment of muscle and bone tumours and works closely with the Cancer Centre to coordinate additional follow-up care for cancer patients. Pre and post operative chemotherapy will improve the prognosis to a large extent and is carried out with the help of the Oncology Department.
Multidisciplinary Tumour Boards
The availability of all associated departments under a roof makes the management of most malignancies easier for the patient and physician. There is a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary approach to treat the patient with tumor board meetings being held regularly to discuss the cases and decide the best management options for the patient.
|Leukemia and Lymphoma Tumour Board||Monday||The doctors from Pathology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology involve in this tumour board and the cases are discussed for management with the best outcome.|
|Neuro Oncology Multidisciplinary meeting||Tuesday||A team of neuro surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists discuss all brain tumour cases. The clinical information and scans and other investigation results are reviewed and the best treatment strategy for each patient is formulated through these combined discussions.|
|Urology Tumour Board||Alternate Tuesdays||Urological cancers are discussed in this tumor board comprising of Urologist, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist and the best treatment strategy is decided for each patient.|
|Chest Tumour Board||Alternate Tuesdays||Lung cancers are discussed in this tumour board comprised of a pulmonologist, cardiothoracic surgeon, radiation oncologist, and medical oncologist and the best treatment strategy is decided for each patient.|
|Head and Neck Oncology Multidisciplinary meeting||Wednesday||A panel of head and neck oncology surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and pathologists discuss every head and neck case and the best treatment modality for each patient is decided.|
|Breast and Gynecology Tumour Board||Wednesday||All breast cancer cases, and gynecology related cases are discussed by gynaecologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists. All relevant case records and investigations are reviewed before arriving at the best possible treatment plan.|
|GI Tumour Board||Thursday||All cases of gastrointestinal cancers are discussed by a surgical gastroenterologist, radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist. The optimal sequencing of each modality of treatment for each individual patient is discussed and planned in this meeting.|