Multi-disciplinary team of cancer specialists: Treating cancer through a team of specialists (surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists) etc. is considered a global best practice. This hospital has a large team of doctors who work together on the treatment plan for a patient. Tumor boards are joint meetings where many specialists discuss each case, so patients can get inputs from each of the specialists.
Super-specialized Head & Neck Oncologists: The hospital has separate specialists focused on head and neck cancers (oral, throat etc.). Two doctors are trained on advanced procedures and reconstruction for oral cancer in USA and India and have over 10 years of experience. Super-specialists focused on specific organ cancers build deep expertise in treating such cancers.
Advanced Cancer Infrastructure:Almost everything recommended as per international guidelines is available here. Patients will rarely need to go out for facilities.
Pain Management Specialist: Pain management is recognized as an integral part of cancer treatment. This stream has specialists who have advanced training in managing side effects and symptoms of treatment. This hospital offers a senior doctor who focuses on pain management, which is very good for patients.
Supportive Care Beyond Clinical Treatment:While the hospital has all supportive care teams – nutrition, rehabilitation, speech therapy, psychology etc. they are the only hospital in Bangalore with dedicated Patient Navigators in hospital. These are cancer survivors who are deputed in the hospital to support patients ongoing treatments. This approach has received very positive feedback from patients who were treated here.
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The hospital has almost all the infrastructure required for treating Oral cancer.
Bone scan and MRI may also be required during treatment and monitoring of cancer, these are advanced machines, not yet available in the hospital. You may be referred out for these scans.
Chemotherapy combination therapy External Beam Radiation Therapy 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy Brachytherapy Dedicated Palliative Care Specialist
Dental CT Pathology Professional Genetic Counseling Distress counseling
The hospital has the following patient facilities:
24x7 Emergency Room
Digitized Patient Records HIS
Online test report delivery
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department
Private Insurance accepted
Cancer Support Group in Hospital
International Outstation patient helpdesk
The hospital has two specialists for head and neck cancers - Dr. Vikram Kekatpure and Dr. Girish Shetkar. These doctors perform complex surgeries in the head and neck such as Oral / throat cancers and reconstruction. They have special training in these procedures from India and USA. They are also supported by Rehabilitation and Speech therapists who would be required after treatment.
The hospital has a specialist for pain and palliative medicine - Dr. Raghavendra R. Pain management is considered a crucial modality in cancer treatment and offers many advanced options to patients for relief during treatment. Not all cancer hospitals offer dedicated pain management specialists.