About the Department
The Department of Surgical Oncology, Kasturba Medical College was established in 1992 and was one of the earliest Surgical Oncology departments in this part of the state. The department has grown strength to strength, abreast with latest developments and moving towards the goal of adequate cancer surgery along with function/organ preservation in tune with the internationally accepted treatment standards and guidelines. It is an internationally acclaimed centre for cancer treatment and research, catering to the needs of people of the state of Karnataka and adjoining parts of Kerala and Goa. The department has several innovative and pioneering work in cancer control, treatment, research and training to its credit. The department provides a thorough surgical care, starting with establishing the diagnosis, through comprehensive staging of the tumour, ontologically sound surgery and a high standard of post-operative care. The department is located in the Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Centre and Research block and is a part of Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre (MCCCC) with full-fledged departments of Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Paediatric Oncology, Palliative Medicine and Nuclear Medicine and supported by allied services such as Plastic surgery, Critical care medicine, Anaesthesiology, Pathology, Radiology, Microbiology, Nutrition and Transfusion Medicine.
On an average, 500 major oncological surgeries are performed by the department in a year. The spectrum of surgeries includes basic, advanced and supra major complex resections and reconstructions. Routine operations include procedures for head and neck (including Thyroid and Salivary Gland tumours), breast and gynaecological cancers (Ovary, Cervix and Endometrial cancers). Major procedures performed are all types of Oesophageal cancer surgeries, Hepato-pancreatico-biliary cancer surgeries (Liver, Bile duct and Pancreatic tumours), upper and lower Gastrointestinal cancer surgeries (Stomach, Colon and Rectal Cancers), Thoracic cancer surgeries (Lung, Trachea, Mediastinal neoplasms Including Thymus gland tumour), Limb salvage surgery (Bone and soft tissue tumors), Hyper-thermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and Pelvic exenterations etc. Minimally invasive cancer surgeries include advanced laparoscopic and thoracoscopic (VATS-Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery) surgeries.
The department caters to the teaching requirements of undergraduates and postgraduates of KMC, Manipal and Mangalore. The department has started Fellowship (Fellowship in Onco-surgery - MAHE website: https://manipal.edu/kmc-manipal/program-list/Fellowship-in-Onco-Surgery.html; Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology - https://fhnofellowship.org ) and Observership (Observership in Surgical Oncology - https://manipal.edu/kmc-manipal/program-list/short-term1.html ) programs in 2020. Fellows will be exposed to a large volume of complex surgical conditions and will be involved in the initial evaluation of new patients, treatment planning, multidisciplinary approaches through tumor board, design of the surgical approach, and postoperative and long-term follow-up care. Surgical oncology is one of the most sort surgical speciality.
Dr. Avanish Saklani
Professor, Robotic Surgery colorectal, Tata memorial Cancer Centre, Mumbai
Dr. Somashekhar S P
Consultant, Surgical Oncology
Manipal Hospital, Bangalore
Dr. Shabber S Zaveri
Consultant, Surgical Oncology
Manipal Hospital, Bangalore
- Thoracoscopic (VATS) surgery – Esophageal cancer, Lung and Mediastinal tumors
- Laparoscopic surgery- Stomach, Pancreas, Colorectal, Gynecological and Urological cancers
- TAMIS- Trans-anal Minimally invasive surgery for early rectal cancers
- Inter-sphincteric resection (ISR) – Sphincter preserving surgery for low rectal cancer
- Conservative surgery- Breast, Limb saving surgery, Nephron sparing for kidney cancer
- Sentinel node – Breast, Gynecological and Urological cancers
- Cytoreductive surgery + Hyper-thermic Intra Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for Peritoneal surface malignancies, Stomach, Colorectal cancer, Ovarian cancer.
- Pelvic Exenterative surgery – Colorectal, Gynec and Urological cancers
- Lung and liver surgery/metastatectomy
- Plastic reconstruction-Local and free flaps.
- Chemotherapy venous access devices insertion
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1. Re-establishing full-fledged surgical oncology service under the roof of Manipal comprehensive cancer care.
2. Commencing fellowship programs in Onco-surgery and Head and neck oncology
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