Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the study, treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist and a surgeon who operates on tumor/ cancer is practicing surgical oncology.
Surgery is attempted to remove a tumor entirely. This is only feasible when there is some degree of certainty that the tumor can in fact be removed. When it is certain that parts will remain, curative surgery is often impossible, e.g. when there are metastases elsewhere, or when the tumor has invaded a structure that cannot be operated upon without risking the patient’s life. Occasionally surgery can improve survival even if not all Tumour tissue has been removed; the procedure is referred to as “debulking” (i.e. reducing the overall amount of tumor tissue). Surgery is also used for the palliative treatment of some cancers, e.g. to relieve a biliary obstruction or to relieve the problems associated with some cerebral tumors.
South City Hospital has Oncology Daycare, an Oncology department in OPD, and General Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Gynecology Surgeons, Pediatric Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Thoracic Surgeons, Vascular Surgeons, Urologists, Breast surgeons, Ophthalmic Surgeons, ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons who practice Oncology Surgery routinely. Chemotherapy is available as well in the hospital daycare and in-patient units.
State-of-the-art Operations Rooms and International Standard Surgical ICUs enable surgeons to practice major surgeries and have full back support around the clock.