Surgical Oncology

The oncology Department at AIG Hospitals is a dedicated centre of excellence that offers comprehensive cancer care including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and palliative care for all age groups.

AIG Hospitals is a unit of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India’s foremost Gastroenterology centre. The institute with its enormous experience spanning 25 years is now equipped to mark its place as one of the best cancer hospitals in India, with its comprehensive and state-of-the-art facilities and a coordinated multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of patients suffering from cancer. The oncology team includes renowned & experienced medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists who discuss each case to find the best possible management for an individual patient considering the physical, social, psychological and emotional status of the patient. These cancers are often managed through discussions on multi-disciplinary cancer conferences and each member of the team contributes his expertise in offering the best treatment.

The Department of Oncology at AIG Hospitals deals with prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of early and advanced cancers that affect various organs, muscles, bones and connective tissue. The oncology team works closely in coordination with colleagues specialized in plastic surgery, gastroenterology, urology, cardiothoracic surgery, radiology, medical genetics, pathology, palliative care, physiotherapy and others to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and help tailor an appropriate and individualized treatment plan.

Oncologists determine the evidence-based treatment strategy for each individual based on various factors such as the site, extent and stage of cancer, the biology of disease, patients performance status and associated medical conditions with the involvement of the patient in decision making.

Despite several advances in the field of oncology, surgery is still the only modality with the potential to offer a cure for most solid cancers. Our surgical oncology team includes qualified surgeons devoted to producing optimal outcomes for patients suffering from cancer by appropriate use of advanced surgical management techniques. Members of our surgical team hold expertise in the sub-specialty areas covering the entire body.

The team provides the following surgical oncology services at the institute:

  • Head and Neck Cancers: Cancers of Oral Cavity (Tongue, Buccal Mucosa, Alveolus, Hard Palate, Maxilla), Larynx, Hypopharynx, Thyroid Cancer
  • Breast Cancer: Breast Conserving Surgery, Modified Radical Mastectomy, Sentinel Lymph node Biopsy, Axillary Dissection, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
  • Thoracic Cancer: Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy, Mediastinal Lymph node Dissection, Mediastinal Tumor Excision
  • Gynaecological Cancers: For cancers of Cervix, Ovary, Uterus and Vulva
  • Skin and Soft Tissue: Excision of skin and soft tissue tumours, limb-sparing surgery
  • Genitourinary: For cancers of Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Testis, Penis and Prostate
  • Gastrointestinal: For cancers of Esophagus, Stomach, Colorectal, Liver and Bile Duct, Pancreas
  • Orthopaedic Oncology: Amputation and limb-sparing surgeries

Key Doctors

Dr. Sridhar Dasu

Sr. Consultant Surgical Oncology - Surgical Oncology

Dr. Ajay Varun Reddy T

Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Laparoscopic & Robotic Cancer Surgeon - Surgical Oncology

Dr. Pragnya Chigurupati

Consultant Breast Specialist, Oncologist & Oncoplastic Surgeon - Surgical Oncology, Breast Health & Gynecology Center

Dr. Gayathri Kolagatla

Consultant - Surgical Oncology