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Type: Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Address: 67, Utarahalli Main Road, Sunkalpalya Kengeri, Bangalore, 560060,
  • Equipped to treat early and advance stage colon cancer
  • Has a multi-disciplinary team of oncologists (surgical, medical and radiation oncology)
  • Has dedicated medical & surgical gastroenterology departments, with specialists who are required to work with the cancer team on complex colo-rectal cancer cases
  • 94% of clinical services recommended by international standards to comprehensively treat colon cancer are available here
  • 11 of 12 types of specialists required to treat colon cancer are available
  • Average experience of treating doctors is 6 years (as specialists)

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  1. Integrated Cancer Care program: The hospital assures every patient’s case is reviewed by a panel of oncology specialists (Surgical, medical, radiation oncologists). This type of Multi-disciplinary team approach is globally considered a best practice in cancer care delivery
  2. Tumor Board Reviews: Regarded as a worldwide best practice, tumor boards are meetings where difficult and challenging cases are discussed by a team of specialists. BGS Global conducts tumor board reviews regularly among the oncologists for case reviews.
  3. Super-specialized gastroenterology departments: The medical and surgical gastroenterology departments have senior doctors who work on colo-rectal cancer cases with the oncologists. This types of specialized site-based focus is considered a best practice in cancer treatment. Capsule endoscopy is an advancement in imaging which is beneficial to colo-rectal cancer patients, however its not available in many hospitals. BGS gastroenterology department offers this super-specialized facility.
  4. Focus on Pain Management: Pain and discomfort often need professional management during and after cancer treatment. The hospital has a dedicated Palliative Medicine team headed by Dr. R. Madhan Kumar (MD, FIP) to provide pain and palliative care from the start of the treatment. Advanced interventional pain management techniques are available through Interventional Oncology headed by Dr. MC Uthappa (FRCS, FRCR).
  5. Supportive Care Specialists: The cancer department has supporting departments to care for comfort of the patient and families.
    • Psycho-Oncology: Mental health support during cancer is considered a critical part of recovery. The Onco-Psychology department has Dr. Raghu K (MD from NIMHANS) and Mrs. Sumalatha Vasudev (PG Diploma in Rehabilitation) to care for emotional and psychological needs of cancer patients.
    • Onco-Nutrition: Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics is headed by Mrs. Karthigai Selvi (MSc, M Phil, PhD) for nutritional guidance to cancer patients
    • Onco-Rehabilitation: Treatment after-care often needs professional rehabilitation support. Onco Rehabilitation is headed by Mr. Babu J (MPT, MIAP, HCPC (UK), PEI (CSULA, USA) )
    • Patient Navigators: Administrative support for cancer patients is coordinated by on-floor patient care coordinators. They help patients with any queries – clinical or non-clinical while at the hospital.
    • Patient Support: Battling breast cancer can be a very emotional journey. The hospital provides a breast cancer support group called STHREE, to support patients through interactions with cancer survivors treated at the hospital. Globally, patient support groups have been proven to be effective in helping cancer patients go through their treatment and recovery.


BGS has almost all basic, specialized and super-specialized services required for colon cancer treatment.
The following services across different phases - diagnosis, treatment and follow-up - are usually required for colon cancer and are available here:
Category Prepatatory Tests Treatment Follow-UP
Basic Services Barium enema radiography
CT with contrast
Systemic therapy
Basic Palliative Care
History & Physical Exam
Specialized Services(Basic+) Colonoscopy
Family history screening
Palliative RT
General Palliative Care Team
Super-Specialized Services(Specialized+) MRI
CEA status Test
Multidisciplinary Team Evaluation
Enterostomal Therapy
Dedicated Palliative Care Specialist
CEA status Test
Lifestyle Counseling
BGS has almost all types of medical infrastructure required to treat colon cancer. While you will have most facilities under one roof here, certain specialized scans may be referred out. Transrectal ultrasound and Bone Scan / SPECT may be needed during diagnosis stage. These are not available currently, you may be referred out. Robotic surgery is being advocated as a latest surgery technique for colon cancer, its a minimally invasive method of surgery that claims to provide patients faster recovery. Robotic surgery is not yet available in BGS hospital.
Clinical trials are believed to be beneficial for cancer patients, most global guidelines encourage patients to inquire about clinical trials that they may benefit from. However, currently clinical trials are not available at BGS.
We looked at 55 types of advanced medical infrastructure that is recommended by industry experts for colon cancer. BGS has 84% of this medical infrastructure available in-house.
Here's a list of medical infrastructure available at BGS:
Type Test
Oncology General Surgery OT
Radiation Planning min Simulator fluroscopy
Immunohistochemistry Immunopathology
SpecialisedChemotherapy - Hormone therapy / Endocrine therapy
Chemotherapy - Targeted drug therapy
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
Laproscopic surgery
Laser Surgery
Radiofrequencyabalation (RFA) / microwave (MWA)
General Radiation therapy LINAC
3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
VMAT - Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
Respiratory Gated radiotherapy
Endoscopic Ultrasound
MRI 1.5T or more
Contrast Enhanced MRI
CT min 16 slice
Punch Biopsy
Cone Biopsy
The hospital accepts most private insurances.
  • Accepted govt. schemes: Karantaka Police health welfare trust, Arogya Bhagya Yojana (ABY), BWSSB and BESCOM, KPTC, PSUs - BHEL, BEML, ISRO
  • Schemes not accepted: ESI, CGHS and Arogya Karnataka
The following patient facilities are available here:
  • 24x7 Emergency Room
  • ICU
  • Ambulance
  • Digitized Patient Records HIS
  • Home pick up for lab sample
  • Online test report delivery
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department
  • Govt. insurance accepted
  • Private Insurance accepted
  • TPA Desk
  • Cancer Support Group in Hospital
  • International Outstation patient helpdesk
Up to 12 different types of specialists may be required to treat colon cancer. BGS cancer has almost all these types of specialists. The hospital medical gastroenterology department is headed by Dr. Ravindra BS, who has 11 years of experience as a specialist. In 2017, he performed the first complex procedure on a colo-rectal cancer patient at the hospital using Double Balloon Enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy. These are latest high-end advancements in gastroenterology that provide non-invasive alternatives to surgery. The surgical gastro department has Dr. Manish Joshi and Dr. Nagabhushan JS - both with super specialized qualification in colo-rectal surgery.
Professional genetic counseling maybe beneficial to some patients, however, genetic counselor is currently unavailable at BGS. If required, you may be referred out for this specialized test.
The following types of specialists are available at BGS for colon cancer treatment:
  • Surgical oncologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Colon and Rectal surgeon
  • Medical oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Palliative care specialist
  • Stoma care specialists
  • Onco-pathologist
  • Radiologist
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Dietitian
  • Tumor Board