Best medical oncologist in Bangalore with Highest Experience

By DCode Care Team | December 7th 2021

Best medical oncologist in Bangalore with Highest Experience | DCode Care

Cancer treatment is challenging and the treatment outcome is dependent on the choice of oncologist and hospital that you opt for.

The preference of medical oncologists should be done with the following criteria in mind:

  • Type of Oncologist: What type of an oncologist do you need? A surgical oncologist, medical oncologist or radiation oncologist?
  • Experience: How do you compare the experience of medical oncologists?
  • Success Rates: What are the success rates of the medical oncologists you are comparing?
  • Cost of cancer treatment: Does the medical oncologist provide affordable cancer treatment?
  • Location: Should I consult a medical oncologist near me?

Use the above five pointers to compare oncologists, you can read more about each of these below. To start with, we have provided the list of best medical oncologist in Bangalore for your easy reference.

Who are really the best medical oncologists of Bangalore?

These are our recommendations for the best medical oncologist in Bangalore with the highest experience.

For Early stage cancers (solid tumors):

Consult a SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST before meeting a medical oncologist. You need to start with a surgical assessment if your cancer is in an early stage. Mostly the surgical oncologist will decide if your case is operable or not. If required, the surgeon will involve a medical oncologist, before or after your surgery. Most early-stage cancers can be operated. Usually, cancers that can be operated have high chances of cure.

Here are top surgical oncologists:

Dr. Shabber Zaveri - Surgical Oncologist, Manipal Cancer Center

Experience:
19 years of oncology.
Qualifications:
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh. (Surgical Oncology)
Super Specialist in:
Solid Organ Cancers.
Trained at:
1) GCRI Gujarat (High Volume Large Cancer Centre)
2) Clinical Fellowship in breast surgery from the USA.
Advanced Training:
1) Robotic surgery from international cancer centres.
2) Started Surgical oncology department at Manipal hospital.

Experienced in performing advanced cancer surgeries including minimally invasive procedures

Dr. Shivakumar Uppala , Surgical Oncologist, North Bangalore Hospital

Experience:
14 years of oncology.
Qualifications:
MS (Gen. Surgery), Mch (Surgical Onco) FMAS
Trained at:
1) Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (High Volume Large Cancer Centre)
Advanced Training:
1) Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS)

Operates in HCG and Columbia Asia. However, the cost of treatment is lower when he operates in North Bangalore hospital.

For Late-stage cancer (always consult a medical oncologist first)

Dr. Amit Rauthan

Experience:
23 years of Experience overall (17 years as a specialist)
Qualifications: MBBS , MD (Internal Medicine) , DM (Medical Oncology) , ESMO
Certification (European Society Of Medical Oncology Accreditation)
Super Specialist in:
Solid Organ Cancers like Breast, Gastrointestinal, Ovarian and Head & Neck Cancers.
Trained at:
GCRI Gujarat (High Volume Large Cancer Centre)

Preferred by many patients for complex and late stage cancer treatment.

Dr. Mangesh P Kamath

Experience:
17 years of overall experience (5 years as specialist)
Qualifications:
MBBS, DNB (Int Med), DM (Med. Onco), MRCP (UK - SCE - Onco) ECMO (Euro) PGDCR (Clinical Research)
Super Specialist in:
Hemato-oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Trained at:
Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore (High Volume Large Cancer Centre)

Preferred by many patients for affordable cancer therapies and bone marrow transplants. He also has his own clinic where patients can get high quality treatment at below MRP prices. Dr. Mangesh helps several patients access patient assistance programs by pharma companies to reduce cost of treatment.

For Blood cancer (Hemato-oncologist)

Dr. Mallikarjun Kalashetty, Manipal cancer center

Experience:
19 years of overall experience (9 years as specialist)
Qualifications:
MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Clinical Haematology Hematologist,
Super Specialist in:
Hemato-oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Trained at:
Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Canada

Preferred by patients for all blood cancer treatments including bone marrow transplants. Manipal cancer team is one of the oldest teams in Bangalore doing bone marrow transplantations.

Dr. Radheshyam Naik, HCG cancer center

Experience:
37 years
Qualifications:
MBBS, MD – General Medicine, DM – Medical Oncology
Super Specialist in:
Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation.
Trained at:
Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore (High Volume Large Cancer Centre)

Preferred by patients for all blood cancer treatments including bone marrow transplants. Chair Dept. of Translational Medicine & Therapeutics.
Practices at HCG Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre.

We have listed the best oncologists based on cancer type on our website and you can refer to them here.

If you are looking for specific doctors for your cancer type or stage of cancer which is not listed above, get in touch with us and we will help you identify the best oncologist in Bangalore for you.

Now let us dive into the five things to keep in mind while choosing a medical oncologist:

5 Things to keep in mind while choosing a medical oncologist

1. What type of an oncologist do you need? A surgical oncologist, medical oncologist or radiation oncologist?

There are different types of oncologists like medical oncologists (primary doctor for diagnosis and deciding on the treatment path using chemotherapy, targeted therapies, etc).

Based on your cancer type and the stage of cancer that you are battling, you may have to refer to more than just a medical oncologist. Medical oncologists will refer you to surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists, depending on your type and stage of cancer.

You will likely need more than one type of oncologist if your treatment plan includes multiple modalities like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or even palliative care.

There are also site-specific oncologists meaning a gynaecological oncologist for cancer in reproductive organs such as breast, cervix, uterus etc. Similarly, you might want to see a haematologist oncologist for blood cancer treatment.

You should go for oncologists who have received training and certifications from established centres like:
- Government RCC, regional care centre, TATA, Kidwai, Adyar cancer centre.
- International training from institutions like Mayo Clinic, Sloan, Global Centre of Excellence, ASCO, ESMO

There are several medical oncologists in Bangalore who have been trained from these established centres. They also have advanced certifications in robotics and laser surgery for specific cancers. A lot of cancer doctors or oncologists also train and specialise deeply in specific sites of cancer. For advanced or complex cancer, super specialised oncologists can provide you with the best treatment.

2. How do you compare the experience of medical oncologists?

Experience plays a crucial role in cancer treatment. More experience in critical cases helps cancer doctors provide better outcomes for your treatment. However, the number of years of experience is not a direct indicator of their ability to treat cancer.

One way to judge an oncologist’s expertise is definitely through their place of training. Look out for oncologists who have experience in high volume centres like govt RCC, TATA, busy cancer centres like Kidwai, Adyar cancer centre which are specialised for handling high caseloads.

3. What are the success rates of the medical oncologists you are comparing?

The best way to choose a cancer doctor is to find someone who has cured many patients. This type of information is not directly available, but there are ways to judge a doctor’s performance. You can also speak to other patients who have taken treatment from the doctor and look for online reviews. However, this also may not be enough to understand the doctor’s feedback completely. Since we have facilitated cancer treatment of many patients, you can check with our team about the success rates of treatment given by different medical oncologists. Our team at DCode Care maintains patient feedback about medical oncologists that we have assisted patients to consult. We can also work with you to understand your specific case and find the right oncologist with high success rates in treating your cancer.

4. Does the medical oncologist provide affordable cancer treatment?

Medical oncologists like other doctors are available for both premium and affordable cancer care. Complex and rare cancer treatments require high end infrastructure and advanced training and hence tend to be expensive. But Bangalore offers cancer doctors who attend to patients in both high end premium hospitals and affordable hospitals. We have listed some doctors right at the start of this article who are available for treating complex and rare cancer at affordable rates. For more information on the right oncologist for your case, get in touch with us.

5. Should I choose to go to any medical oncologist near me?

Expertise in your cancer type or stage and not distance , should be the criteria for searching the best oncologist in Bangalore. Identify the best medical oncologist in Bangalore for your type and stage of cancer and then make an appointment to visit them to save time even if they are a few kilometres away from you.

Medical oncologists help you decide on your treatment path and help in deciding whether surgical, chemotherapy or/and radiation oncologists need to be involved in your treatment. It is an overwhelming experience to decide on the best oncologist for you and that is what we simplify for you. Get in touch with us so that we can put you in touch with the right cancer doctor within 24-48 hours.

Getting in touch with the best oncologist in Bangalore is also dependent on the hospital that you are opting for. We've published one article about it before. You can find out what are the factors that can help you decide on the best cancer hospital that is suitable for your needs and budget here <link of the article>

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