Surgical Oncology

Surgical oncology is a cancer care field that stresses on employing surgery to diagnose stage and treat cancer. Surgical oncologists can also perform palliative surgeries to assist control pain, enhance a patient’s comfort level and manage cancer-related symptoms and side effects.

Whether a patient is a candidate for surgery depends on factors such as the type, size, location, grade and stage of the tumor, as well as concerns related to the patient’s health, including age, physical fitness and other medical conditions.Many patients undergo cancer surgery combined with other treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or hormone therapy.

The discipline is managed by site specific specialists in the domains of :

  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancers
  • Endocrine tumors & neuroendocrine tumors
  • Tumors of the stomach, small intestines, pancreatic tumors, hepatic tumors and tumors of the gallbladder
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Tumors of the brain and spine
  • Soft tissue and bone tumors
  • Limb conserving surgery in bone tumor and soft tissue tumor
  • Thoracic surgical oncology
  • Thoracoscopic & laparoscopic surgery in staging and diagnosis
  • Urologic and gynecologic oncology
  • Extensive resection of hepatic and lung tumor