surgical oncology

Surgical oncology is a subspecialty focussed on cancer surgery. It follows standard oncological principles and protocols to get the best possible outcome.

We at Kauvery Cancer Centre have well trained surgical oncologists with vast experience in radical cancer surgeries, organ conservation cancer surgeries and minimally invasive cancer surgeries. They are supported by multi-modality therapy from medical oncology and radiation oncology to provide best possible cancer care.

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    Surgical procedures on offer

    • All major oral cavity tumour resections (Composite Resection)
    • All types of Maxillectomies for sinonasal tumours.
    • Flap reconstruction including free fibula , free radial fore arm flap and other rotation flaps for reconstruction.
    • All types of neck nodal dissections.
    • Thyroidectomies and parotidectomies for thyroid and parotid tumours.
    • Total laryngectomy with tracheoesophageal prosthesis for laryngeal cancers.
    • Total laryngo-pharyngo-esophagectomy for hypo pharyngeal cancers.
    • Temporal bone resection and other skull base tumour resections.
    • Open and VATS (Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery) lobectomy for lung cancers.
    • Pneumonectomy for lung cancers.
    • Sleeve lobectomy for endobronchial tumours.
    • VATS lung metastectomy.
    • VATS thymectomy and other mediastinal mass resections.
    • VATS Pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion.
    • VATS esophagectomy for esophageal cancers.
    • Modified radical mastectomy.
    • Breast conservation surgery.
    • Breast oncoplastic surgery.
    • Trans thoracic esophagectomy with 2 field and 3 field node dissections.
    • Gastrectomy with D2 dissections.
    • All types of colectomies for colonic cancers.
    • Low and ultra low anterior resections for rectal cancer.
    • Sphincter sparing inter-sphinteric rectal resections
    • Abdominoperineal resections and extralevator abdominoperineal resections.
    • Retroperitoneal tumour resections including multiorgan resections.
    • All types of hepatectomies for liver tumours
    • Radical cholecystectomy for gall bladder cancers.
    • Whipples procedure for pancreatic and duodenal tumours.
    • Whipples procedure with vascular resections and reconstruction.
    • Central pancreatectomy of pancreatic body tumours.
    • Distal pancreatectomy.
    • Spleenectomy.
    • Radical nephrectomy for renal tumours.
    • IVC thrombectomy for complex renal tumours with IVC thrombus.
    • Nephron sparing surgery /Partial nephrectomy preserving part of kidney in renal tumours.
    • Adrenalectomy for adrenal tumours.
    • Retroperitoneal node dissections for testicular tumours.
    • Radical cystectomy for urinary bladder cancers.
    • Neobladder reconstruction after cystectomy in urinary bladder cancers.
    • Total and partial amputation of penis for penile cancers.
    • Inguinal node block dissection for penile cancers.
    • Radical hysterectomy for cervix cancer.
    • Staging laparotomy for endometrial cancers.
    • Cytoreductive surgeries for ovarian cancers.
    • Radical vulvectomy for vulval cancers.
    • Pelvic Exenteration for advanced/ recurrent pelvic tumours.
    • Limb sparing surgeries for bone tumours.
    • Limb sparing surgery for soft tissue sarcomas.

    Squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell cancer of skin.

    Specialised procedures

    Peritonectomy with Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotheraphy (HIPEC) for peritoneal carcinomatosis in tumours like pseudomyxoma peritonei, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancers and others. In tumours with peritoneal disease such as above the entire peritoneum is surgically removed along with the primary tumour and intraoperatively chemotheraphy is instilled in to the abdominal cavity under hyperthermic conditions (40-41 C )using specialised equipment to kill the cancer cells.

    Tumours in the thorax including lung cancers, mediatinal tumours and esophageal cancers are resected without opening the chest by using thoracosopy which results in very early post-operative recovery.

    In case of tumours involving the bones of lower limbs or upper limbs instead of removing (amputation) the entire bone only the part of the bone with tumour is removed and the bone reconstructed using prosthesis and patient made to walk again or use his arms again.