List of Best gynecologic oncologist in Bangalore | Dode Care

By DCode Care Team | January 24th 2022

Best gynecologic oncologist in Bangalore. Why they are better than regular gynaecologists for cancer

Best gynecologic oncologist in Bangalore. Why they are better than regular gynaecologists for cancer

Cancer is a complicated disease, hence oncologists who are specialized in treatment of specific cancer types or organs have a higher chance of better outcome.

A gynecologic oncologist treats cancer located in a female’s reproductive organs.

In this article, we will tell you:

  • Reason why you need a specialised gynecologic oncologist instead of a gynaecologist for gynecologic cancer treatment <link to Difference between gynecologic oncologist and oncologist
  • Which cancer types fall under the category of gynecologic cancers < Link to Types of cancer Gynecologic Oncologist specialise in
  • Help you find the best doctors for your cancer treatment. <Link to Best Gynecologic Oncologists for treatment

Difference between gynecologic oncologist and oncologist

Treating cancer of the female reproductive organ is complex and requires specialised doctors for the treatment. Therefore, you need a gynecologic oncologist as opposed to a gynaecologist for treating gynecological cancer. Cancers are tumors that often need to be operated on. While a regular gynecologist could also remove the tumor, a gynecologic oncologist is trained in cancer surgery. They are trained to consider factors such as minimizing chances of recurrence of cancer, ensuring proper follow up treatment with medical and radiation oncologist so cancer does not spread in the body. A gynecologic oncologist is a cancer specialist with their sole focus on treating female cancers effectively.

Here are some important differences between a gynaecologist and a gynecologic oncologist that you should know.

Gynaecologist

  • Specialises in female reproductive health.
  • Diagnoses and treats issues related to the female reproductive tract that includes uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and breasts.

Gynaecologic Oncologist

  • Gynaecologists who further specialise in the cancer treatment of female reproductive organs become Gynaecologic Oncologists.
  • They undergo further education and training such as a fellowship in treating cancers of the reproductive system (cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine / endometrial cancer)
  • Performs surgical treatments and works closely with medical and radiation oncologists.

Types of cancer Gynecologic Oncologist specialise in

Gynecologic cancer is mainly of 5 types and these are:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulva cancer

Annually 1 lac women are diagnosed with gynecological cancers in India. Among the 5 types of gynecologic cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer are the most prevalent among females. So, we will focus on these 3 types.

Below is a brief description of these gynecologic cancer types. Understanding your own cancer type will assist you to decide the treatment that is best suited for your cancer type.

  • Cervical cancer: It is the cancer of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. Cervical cancer is the most common type of gynecologic cancer in India. Early detection of cervical cancer has excellent survival chances
  • Ovarian cancer: This cancer type is also known as an ovary tumor that develops in the ovary and spreads to other parts. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer as it develops symptoms at later stages when cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
  • Endometrial cancer: It is cancer that develops in the tissues of the endometrium. The risk of endometrial cancer rises with obesity and metabolic syndrome.

The infographic above gives an insight on the location of the five cancer types in the female reproductive system. Detection of gynecological cancer early increases chances of survival. Share this infographic to help spread awareness about these cancers.

Best Gynecologic Oncologists for treatment

A gynecologic oncologist is highly qualified and trained in this field hence we do not have a lot of doctors who are specialised to diagnose and treat it. However, after doing research at our end we have handpicked the best oncologist in Bangalore, specialised in treating gynecological cancers. Check our recommendations below:

Dr. Abhilasha Narayanan

Dr. Abhilasha Narayanan

  • Experience: 15+ years’ experience as Gynaec-oncologist
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MS(OBG), DNB(OBG)
  • Area of expertise: Specialized in Gynae-Oncology, Cervical Cancer
  • Trained in Chemotherapy, Colposcopy, and palliative care management of cancer patients
  • Fellowship in Gynaec Oncology from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore

    Available at HCG (Comprehensive cancer hospital)

    Regular Price: Rs 700

Dr. Shobha

Dr. Shobha

  • Experience: 15 years
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MS (OBG), MCH (Surgical Oncology)
  • Area of expertise: Has expertise in Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Cervical Cancer
    Available at both Cytecare (Comprehensive cancer hospital)
    & Kidwai (Government hospital)

    Regular Price: Rs 900
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Dr. Rani Bhat

Dr. Rani Bhat

  • Experience: 13+ years
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MS (Obs & Gyn), MRCOG (UK)
  • Area of expertise: Has expertise in gynecologic cancer surgeries
  • She is Head & Senior Consultant of Gynecological Oncology division at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore
  • She has done a fellowship in Gynae-Oncology from Singapore and Gynae-Oncology & Robotic Surgery from Hong Kong

    Available at Apollo (Comprehensive cancer hospital)

    Regular Price: Rs 500- 1000

Dr. Monika Pansari

Dr. Monika Pansari

  • Experience: 15+ years
  • Qualifications: M.B.B.S., M.S. (General Surgery), DNB (Surgical Oncology), FIAGES (Minimal Access Surgery)
  • Area of expertise: Has expertise in Surgical Oncology i.e., Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Cervical Cancer
  • She has done a fellowship in Breast and Gynae Oncology from New York.

    Available at BGS (Comprehensive cancer hospital)

    Regular Price: Rs 500


Apart from these recommendations we have also curated a list for you on our website. Click here to find the best and affordable gynecologic oncologists for cervical cancer.

Types of Treatments

The recommended doctors in the above list of best gynecologic oncologists, provide treatments for gynecologic cancer.

Most Cancers are treated in three ways:

  • Medication
  • Surgery and
  • Radiation
Gynecologic oncologists come under surgical oncologists therefore they treat gynecologic cancer using surgical methods. They work closely with medical and radiation oncologists and based on the type and stage of cancer, decide the time when surgery is best suited for your treatment. They decide and drive the entire course of treatment for your gynecological cancer.

In this section, we are going to discuss the possible treatments that your gynecologic oncologists may choose to treat your cervical, ovarian, and endometrial cancer.

Cervical Cancer Treatment: Treatment for cervical cancer includes removal of uterus, cervix, pelvic lymph nodes, and upper vagina through surgery. Chemotherapy for cervical cancer is recommended when the size of the tumour does not allow removal from surgery which usually happens at an early stage of cervical cancer. To treat larger tumours, oncologists may suggest radiation therapy.

Ovarian Cancer Treatment: All stages of this cancer are treated by ovarian cyst surgery.
Ovarian cancer can only be treated with surgery. Surgery includes removal of cervix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, omentum, lymph nodes, and tissues in the abdomen and pelvis.
After the surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy might be used to treat the remaining cancer tissues or in case the disease comes back.

Endometrial Cancer Treatment: Doctors usually recommend the removal of the uterus and cervix as a treatment for endometrial cancer. For endometrium or uterus cancer treatment, gynaecologic oncologists recommend the removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries, through surgery. Your oncologist may suggest additional treatment with chemotherapy depending on the tissue removed at surgery

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