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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.

Services offered

Breast, Gynaecologic Oncology and Skin and Soft-tissue Sarcoma Services

This unit offers all surgery for breast cancer including breast conservation surgery, breast reconstruction, accelerated partial breast irradiation, sentinel node biopsy, and oncoplastic surgeries. The social workers also provide individual patient counseling, support group programmes when needed and breast prosthesis rehabilitation. The gynecology services include staging laparotomies for carcinoma endometrium, CA ovary; radial hysterectomy for CA cervix, besides surgeries for gynecological sarcomas and vulval malignancies. The skin and soft tissue services offer limb conservation surgeries, brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcoma, sentinel node for melanoma and other skin malignancies besides mould brachytherapy, electron beam therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).

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.

Uro-oncology Services

The Urologic Oncology division is well equipped to treat all malignancies of the urologic tract including bladder, prostate, and testicular cancer. The division has expertise in performing radical prostatectomies, radical cystectomies and laparoscopic adrenalectomy as well as routine Uro-Oncology procedures.

Neuro-Oncology Services

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


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


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


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


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


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.


Phone : 0484 - 2853040,2853041
Email : surgicaloncology@aims.amrita.edu