Surgical Oncology - MMHRC

Wielding the knife for hope and cure.

The Department of Surgical Oncology at MMHRC offers treatments for all types of cancer. It is backed by well-equipped radiology and imaging facilities. This department is manned by site-specific specialists. It also has state-of-the-art operation theatres and intensive care units.

The Department of Surgical Oncology routinely performs procedures in patients with head and neck, breast and gynecological malignancies, and soft tissue tumors. All cases are planned by the tumor board, which is a multidisciplinary board including Radiation and Medical Oncologists. At MMHRC we follow evidence-based management protocols which are accepted worldwide.

  • We do a wide variety of radical procedures and the commonest procedures done are highlighted:
  • Head and neck malignancies: Larynx Conservation Surgery, Total Laryngectorny, Total Larygectomy with partial Pharyngectomy with PMMC flap reconstruction, Total Laryngopharyngo Oesophagectorny for hypopharyngeal cancers, Hemiglossectomy & Total Glossectomy , Composite resection for oral cavity malignancies, Supraomohyoid neck dissection/Modified radical neck dissection/Radical neck dissection, Hemi & total Thyroidectomy, Superficial and Radical Parotidectomy , Composite resection for submandibular gland malignancy , Partial & total Maxillectomy, Wide excision of vascular and other soft tissue tumors
  • Breast malignancies: Breast conservation surgery, Modified radical mastectomy, Sentinal lymphnode biopsy, Breast reconstruction ,Axillary lymphnode dissection
  • Gynecological malignancies: Wide excision with flap reconstruction for Vulval cancers, Inguinal Block Dissections, Ovarian Staging Laparotomy for ovarian malignancies , Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salphingo oopherectomy for Endometrial cancers, Werthierns Hysterectomy with Bilateral Pelvic lymphnodal dissection for cancer cervix, Partial and total pelvic exenteration, Radical Vulvectomy
  • Skin and Soft tissue tumors: Wide excision of soft tissue tumors , Compartmental excision, Limb conservation surgery, Wide excision of skin tumors with reconstruction
  • Thoracic Malignancies: Excision of Mediastinal tumors , Lobectomy/Pneumonectomy for Lung cancers , Excision of Thymic tumors , Pluerodesis for Malignant Pleural effusions , Chest wall resection for soft tissue tumors
  • Urologic malignancies: Radical Prostatectomy for Cancer Prostate, Radical cystectomy for Bladder cancer ,Radical Nephrectomy for Renal cell cancer, Retroperitoneal Lymph node dissection for testicular cancer
  • GI malignancies: Radical surgeries for Upper and Lower GI Malignancies, Staging Laparotomy, Total/Distal gastrectomy ,Colectomy Hemi/Total, Anterior resection/Abdominoperineal resection, Retroperitoneal tumor excision
  • Achievements : Robotic thyroidectomy is a new technique for remote assessed thyroid surgery which leaves no visible scar in the neck. So far, we have operated on 3 patients with this technique using a retroauricular approach with superior results.

Dr.Vijaya Bhaskar

 M.S.,(Gen.sur) M.Ch.,(Sur.on)

Sr.Consultant & Head



MS.,(Gen. sur)

Senior Consultant


Dr. G.Niranjana Devi,





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