The department of surgical oncology is involved in the surgical management of cancer and pre-cancerous conditions at all sites (with the exception of cancers of the brain and the heart). The department believes in multidisciplinary management of all cancer types. Proving quality care at affordable cost is the goal. The department strives at improving the quality of life and not just cancer control. With a dedicated team of specialists, the department aims to extend its services across all departments.
“Formulating affordable multidisciplinary holistic oncology care with thrust on cancer survivorship”.
“Amalgamating service, education, and research in cancer care so as to provide evidence and experience-based treatment.”.
RLJH is a tertiary referral hospital for the entire district of Kolar and surrounding taluks. The team of surgical oncology at RLJH is oversees the multidisciplinary treatment of all cancer afflicted patients visiting the hospital. The treatment of cancer for most patients (belonging to the below poverty line [BPL]) is free of cost as it is covered under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. Hence patients get affordable quality care for cancer. With well-equipped operation theatres and ICUs, major and supra-major surgeries as part of cancer treatment are performed routinely with satisfactory results.
OPD Services are available-
All days (Monday to Saturday) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The OPD room is located on the first floor of the OPD building next to the Neurosurgery OPD in the super-specialty complex.
IPD services are available. At present, patients are admitted from general surgical and OBG departments into their respective units and are referred for specialist care as per the diagnosis of these patients.
We have modular operation theatres at our disposal making it very convenient for performing major oncological surgeries.
The department offers oncological surgical services in head and neck cancers, breast cancers, lung cancers, esophageal and stomach cancers, colorectal cancers, hepatobiliary cancers, soft tissue sarcomas, gynecological cancers and urological cancers.
All patients are evaluated in a multidisciplinary clinic (joint clinic) every Friday to formulate the best treatment plan so as to improve outcomes. Patients who are below poverty line (BPL) can avail the Ayushman Bharat Scheme for treatment.
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|1||Dr K S Gopinath||Professor & HoD||MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS, FICS|
|2||Dr Sampath Kumar M||Consultant, Medical Oncology||MBBS, MD, DNB, DM|
|3||Dr Abhay K Kattepur||Assistant Professor||MBBS, MS, DNB, MRCS, MCh, DNB|
Case 1: A 60-year-old lady with recurrent carcinoma ovary (with peritoneal deposits) post 3 cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy underwent Cytoreductive surgery was done to completely remove the residual disease achieving R0 resection.
Case 2: A 46-year-old lady with recurrent carcinoma left breast involving the sternum and part of the ribs underwent resection of the manubrium, part of the sternal body, and upper 3 ribs and reconstruction with the mesh-cement sandwich.
Case 3: A 45-year-old lady with cancer of the left lower jaw underwent composite resection with segmental mandibulectomy and reconstruction with free fibula flap.