Best surgical oncologist in Bangalore (top 6) since 10 years

By DCode Care Team | April 18th 2022

Best surgical oncologist in Bangalore | DCode Care

Best surgical oncologist in Bangalore (top 6) since 10 years

Cancer treatment is complicated and ever evolving hence selecting the right cancer specialist for you can be a challenge. You need to know about the different specialists and their roles in your treatment.

Surgery is used to treat most cancers. If the tumor size is not large, surgery can be an option immediately. If tumor size is large, oncologists may treat the tumor with medicines to shrink it before surgery.

Cancer surgery cost can vary from Rs 85,000/- to Rs 4.2 lakh (approx) in Bangalore.

If you’ve been diagnosed with any cancer (other than blood cancer), then surgical oncologist is the first specialist you should contact before moving ahead with your treatment. If he/she thinks it's necessary, he/she may refer you to medical or radiation oncologists.

Who are surgical oncologists?

Surgical oncologists focus on surgery to diagnose, treat and manage cancer and its related symptoms. They work with multidisciplinary cancer teams to combine surgery with other treatment methods to cure or control your cancer spread.

A surgical oncologist undergoes 2-3 years of certification and rigorous training for advanced cancer in surgical treatments. They have a better understanding of how deep the surgical cut should be, which nodes and cells need to be removed, and perform surgery that ensures that cancer does not recur.

Many surgical oncologists are site-specific surgeons. It means that some surgical oncologists have super-specialization in treating and removing cancer from a specific body part where cancer has developed. They do dedicated work in treating cancers of a specific organ and hence have deeper knowledge and experience in treating these types of cancers.

We always recommend that cancer patients get operated by a surgical oncologist, not a general surgeon.

What are the benefits of cancer surgery?

The benefits of cancer surgery are :

  • Permanent removal of cancer from the body
  • Higher success rates if surgery is possible
  • No side effects like chemotherapy
Note: Surgery is usually not possible in late-stage advanced cancers. Consult our Cancer Doctors in Bangalore to understand your options by getting in touch with us

What are the factors affecting the cost of cancer surgery?

Cost of cancer surgery depends on the following :

  • Type and stage of cancer
  • Technology used to operate
  • Any other pre-existing medical condition

The best cost estimate can be given after clinical examination by our experienced surgical oncologists.

What is our criteria for the top 6 recommendations?

We have handpicked the best oncologist in Bangalore specializing in surgery using the following criteria :

  • Depth of Experience: Number of years of experience.
  • Qualifications: Certifications and trainings received from well-known universities or centers.
  • Area of Expertise: Experience in treatment or surgery of specific organs or expertise in various kinds of surgeries.
  • Hospital type they practice in: An onco-surgeon is associated with an affordable (mid-sized hospital) or comprehensive (large sized hospital) or both.

Here are our top 6 recommendations of best surgical oncologists in Bangalore:

Dr. Sandeep Nayak

Dr. Sandeep Nayak

  • Experience: 19 years
  • Qualification: MBBS DNB (General Surgery) DNB (Surgical Oncology) Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Oncology
  • Area of expertise: Advanced Knowledge in Laparoscopy and Robotic cancer surgery (Surgical Oncology)
  • Practices in: Both comprehensive and affordable cancer hospitals
  • Trained at: Kidwai Cancer Institute

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Dr. Somashekar SP

Dr. Somashekar SP

  • Experience: 26 Years
  • Qualification: MBBS - Mysore University | MS (General Surgery), NHL Medical College | MCh (Surgical Oncology), GCRI | Fellowships (FRCS) Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons.
  • Area of expertise: Surgical Oncology, Gynaecological Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Radio Guided Surgery HIPEC, PIPAC and Sentinel Node
  • Practices in: Comprehensive cancer hospital
  • Trained at: Gujarat University

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Dr. Shabber Zaveri

Dr. Shabber Zaveri

  • Experience: 19 years of oncology.
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh. (Surgical Oncology)
  • Area of expertise: General Surgical Oncology, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Head and Neck Oncology, HIPEC & PIPAC, Sarcoma Specialist, Lung and Mediastinal Tumour Resections, Gastrointestinal Malignancy and Gynae Oncology
  • Practices in: Comprehensive cancer hospital
  • Trained at: Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute

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Dr. Mahesh

Dr. Mahesh

  • Experience: 11 Years
  • Qualification: MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh. (Surgical Oncology)
  • Area of expertise: General Surgical Oncology, Head and neck cancer reconstruction, Lung Cancer and Oesophageal Cancer
  • Practices in: Comprehensive cancer hospital
  • Trained at: RAND Institute, Italy

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Dr. Shivakumar Uppala

Dr. Shivakumar Uppala

  • Experience: 6 years of experience as an oncologist.
  • Qualifications: MS (Gen. Surgery), Mch (Surgical Onco) FMAS
  • Area of expertise: Oncology Surgeon and Cancer Specialist with a specialisation in minimal access surgical techniques.
  • Practices in: Both comprehensive and affordable cancer hospitals
  • Trained at: Kidwai cancer Institute

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Dr. Anil Kamath

Dr. Anil Kamath

  • Experience: 22 Years
  • Qualification: MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh. (Surgical Oncology)
  • Area of expertise: Surgical oncology, Robotic surgery, Gynaecologic oncology, Cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
  • Practices in: Both comprehensive and affordable cancer hospitals
  • Trained at: Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

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Why is Center type they practice in, important?

A surgical oncologist practices in an affordable center (mid size hospital), comprehensive cancer center (large size hospital) or both. The center where the treatment is possible, depends on the type and stage of cancer.

Most of the cancers can be treated at an affordable center however there are some rare/complex cancers which require intensive care and treatment. These facilities are available in large sized hospitals as they have equipment of advanced technology and various other specialists to treat complex cancer. The overall cost of treatment at these centers is expensive.

Some examples of cancers which are simple or less-complex are breast, prostate, gynaecologic, thyroid, oral or certain gastrointestinal cancer.

Whereas examples of cancers which are generally classified as complex are gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, lung, brain and blood cancer.

If you are not sure whether your cancer can be treated effectively in a mid-size affordable care cancer hospital, get in touch with us. We will evaluate your case reports and guide you

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Let us understand rare and complex cancers in brief -

Your cancer could be classified into one of the two groups basis its complexity to treat:

  • Less complex cancer or Simple Cancers - These are cancers detected at an early stage. They are easy to operate as the tumor is located in a body part that is easy to access. The cancer could also be located in a non-vital organ of the body hence less risky for surgery.
  • Complex cancers or Rare cancer – Cancer surgery becomes challenging when it is for rare/complex cancer. Complex cancer as the name suggests is challenging to treat. This is because the cancer may be at a later stage or is located in a body part that is difficult to access and operate. The cancer can also be located in a vital organ of the body making any surgical complications, life threatening.

Hence rare and complex cancer are best treated by surgical oncologists who are practicing out of comprehensive cancer hospitals which have multi-disciplinary teams to handle complicated treatments. Comprehensive hospitals also have the latest infrastructure and trainings in place for their staff to handle advanced procedures.

However, your surgical oncologist is the best judge of the available treatment in a center they practice in. They will advise you if the surgery can be carried on in an affordable or mid-size hospital or needs to be moved to a comprehensive center.

How can DCode Care help you?

At DCode Care we simplify your cancer treatment process. Book your first appointment for FREE with any of the best gynecologic oncologists in Bangalore for cancer treatment through us. Avail of the offer regardless of your cancer stage and the cancer doctors you want to reach out to from the above lists. Throughout your treatment, DCode Care will be with you providing you information about the right hospitals and doctors that can ease your cancer treatment.