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
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.
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.
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).
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.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF BGS CANCER HOSPITAL
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:
Barium enema radiography Ultrasound CT with contrast Pathology
Surgery Chemotherapy Systemic therapy Basic Palliative Care
History & Physical Exam
Colonoscopy Endoscopy Family history screening
Chemoradiation Palliative RT General Palliative Care Team
MRI CEA status Test Multidisciplinary Team Evaluation Enterostomal Therapy
Dedicated Palliative Care Specialist
Colonoscopy 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:
Chemotherapy Oncology General Surgery OT Radiation Planning min Simulator fluroscopy Pathology Histology Cytology Immunohistochemistry Immunopathology Xray PETCT
Chemotherapy - Hormone therapy / Endocrine therapy Chemotherapy - Targeted drug therapy Immunotherapy Chemoradiation Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) Laproscopic surgery Laser Surgery Microsurgery Radiofrequencyabalation (RFA) / microwave (MWA) General Radiation therapy LINAC 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy IMRT IGRT 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 Sigmoidoscope Proctoscope
Schemes not accepted: ESI, CGHS and Arogya Karnataka
The following patient facilities are available here:
24x7 Emergency Room
Digitized Patient Records HIS
Home pick up for lab sample
Online test report delivery
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department
Govt. insurance accepted
Private Insurance accepted
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: