The surgical oncology department has a team of qualified and trained surgical and urologic oncologists for every aspect of surgical management for cancer patients. All types of cancer surgeries are done as per international standard in the state-of-art operation theatres. The surgical team is backed by a well equipped postoperative intensive care unit for smooth recovery of all patients. The surgeons have a close liaison with the medical and radiation oncology department and work as a team. The patient and family members benefit from a strong social support group of volunteers attached to this institute.

The surgeon performs the latest techniques in cancer surgery including organ and function preserving surgeries and laser surgery. Breast conserving surgery is performed and where this is not appropriate, breast reconstruction is offered to all patients.

Larynx preserving surgery is also performing in this institute. Radical prostate cancer and bladder cancer surgery is performed routinely on patients referred from all over the country.

Some of the other services rendered are breast screening and early diagnosis, leucoplakia management, hematuria management, early prostate cancer diagnosis stoma rehabilitation, occupational therapy and speech rehabilitation.

Risks of Cancer Surgery

Before you decide to have surgery or any other procedure, it’s important that you understand the risks. Any type of medical procedure has risks. Different procedures have different kinds of risks and side effects. Be sure to discuss the details of your case with your health care team, who can give you a better idea about what your risks might be. It is important that the expected benefits of the surgery outweigh the possible risks.

Preventing side effects of cancer surgery

Your surgical team will take many steps to reduce your risk of side effects and complications. This includes things like shaving and cleaning the area before cutting the skin to avoid infection, use of special leg pumps and low-dose blood thinners to avoid blood clots, and breathing treatments (respiratory therapy) to help prevent pneumonia. Ask your doctor about the possible complications of your surgery and what can and will be done to help prevent them.

Possible side effects of cancer surgery

Possible complications during surgery may be caused by the surgery itself, drugs used , and your overall health. Generally speaking, the more complex the surgery is, the greater the risk of side effects.

Minor operations and taking tissue samples (biopsies) usually have less risk than a bigger surgery. Pain at the surgery site is the most common problem. Infections at the site and reactions to the drugs used to numb the area (local anesthesia) are also possible.

Some side effects are possible during and after surgery. Generally, these side effects are not expected to be life threatening.

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Damage to nearby tissues
  • Drug reactions
  • Damage to other organs
  • Infections
  • Slow recovery of other body functions