TOP 5 HIGHLIGHTS
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.Dedicated Focus on Breast Cancer: The availability of a dedicated breast surgeon assures focussed approach to breast malignancies.
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.