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Surgical Oncology


The Department of Surgical Oncology at HCG Hospitals is dedicated to providing advanced and comprehensive care for cancer patients. Our team of skilled surgical oncologists is committed to adopting a progressive approach focused on organ preservation, reduced hospital stays, minimal postoperative complications, and embracing minimally invasive surgical techniques.
We understand the importance of preserving organ function while effectively treating cancer. Our surgical oncologists employ cutting-edge techniques and innovative procedures to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. By utilising minimally invasive surgery, such as laparoscopic or robotic-assisted procedures, we aim to minimise trauma, reduce post-operative pain, and facilitate faster recovery.
At HCG Hospitals, we prioritise the well-being of our patients and constantly strive to improve surgical techniques to optimise patient outcomes. By embracing a more radical approach to organ preservation, we aim to balance effective cancer treatment with the preservation of normal organ function. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care to cancer patients, ensuring their comfort and confidence throughout their surgical journey.


  • Breast cancer surgeries including breast conservation and breast reconstruction surgeries
  • Head and neck surgeries
  • Gastrointestinal cancer surgeries
  • Gynaecological cancer surgeries
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Diagnostics endoscopy


  • Dedicated and technologically advanced operation theatre with 100 Laminar Airflow HEPA filter facility
  • Latest CSSD unit to maintain the sterile environment

Our Expert Doctors


When should I consult a surgical oncologist?

You should consider consulting surgical oncologist if you have been diagnosed with cancer or if you require a surgical intervention as part of your cancer treatment plan. Surgical oncologists play a vital role in managing various types of cancer, including breast, lung, gastrointestinal, urological, gynaecological, and skin cancers.

How can I prepare for my first surgical oncology appointment?

Before your first surgical oncology appointment, gather your medical records, including pathology reports, imaging results, and any previous cancer treatments. Prepare a list of questions regarding your diagnosis, treatment options, potential surgical procedures, the recovery process, and long-term outcomes. It’s important to have a support person accompany you to the appointment.

Will surgery be the only treatment for my cancer?

The treatment plan for cancer depends on various factors, including the type and stage of cancer. Surgery may be the primary treatment modality for some cancers, while others may require a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy. The surgical oncologist will work with a multidisciplinary team to determine the most appropriate treatment approach for your specific case.

How long is the recovery period after cancer surgery?

The recovery period after cancer surgery varies depending on the type and extent of the procedure, as well as individual factors. Some surgeries may require a hospital stay of a few days, while others may be performed on an outpatient basis. The surgical oncologist will provide specific post-operative instructions and monitor your progress throughout the recovery process.

What are the potential risks and complications associated with cancer surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, cancer surgery carries potential risks and complications, including bleeding, infection, adverse reactions to anaesthesia, blood clots, pain, scarring, and damage to nearby structures. The surgical oncologist will discuss the specific risks and benefits associated with your surgery and take appropriate measures to minimize potential complications.

Can I expect a cure from cancer surgery?

The goal of cancer surgery is to remove the cancerous tissue and achieve a cure whenever possible. However, the outcome depends on various factors, including the type, stage, and aggressiveness of the cancer, as well as individual factors. The surgical oncologist will provide information about the expected outcomes and discuss any potential limitations or additional treatments needed.

Will I need follow-up visits after cancer surgery?

Yes, follow-up visits are crucial after cancer surgery to monitor your recovery, assess treatment effectiveness, and detect any potential recurrence or new developments. The surgical oncologist will schedule regular follow-up appointments, which may include physical examinations, imaging tests, blood work, and discussions about ongoing care and survivorship.

Will I have visible scars after cancer surgery?

Scarring is a common outcome of surgery, but the extent and visibility of scars can vary. Surgical oncologists strive to minimize scarring by using techniques that prioritize aesthetics. They may employ minimally invasive or laparoscopic approaches when appropriate. Your surgical oncologist can discuss scar management options and provide guidance on reducing their visibility.

How long will my cancer surgery last?

The duration of cancer surgery depends on various factors, including the type and complexity of the procedure. Some surgeries may be completed within a few hours, while others may require several hours or more. Your surgical oncologist will provide an estimate of the expected surgery duration during your preoperative consultation.

Are there any alternative treatment options to surgery for my cancer?

Surgery is one of the main treatment modalities for cancer, but it may not be suitable for every case. Depending on the type, stage, and location of your cancer, alternative treatment options such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy may be considered. Your surgical oncologist will discuss all available treatment options and help you make an informed decision.

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