Cancer is emerging as a major public health problem all over the world. There are three main types of treatment modalities available for treating cancer – Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy & Surgery. The Surgical speciality dealing with cancer management is known as Surgical Oncology. Surgery plays an important role in the management of both early cancers as well as advanced cancers in combination with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The surgical oncology services that were started at LLMH have become a full-fledged department in just 3 years. Currently, the Department of Surgical Oncology has 46 in-patient beds (5 Private ward beds), 3 major operation theatres and ICU.
IMH department of Surgical Oncology offers both outpatient and inpatient services for screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. The department offers both minor and major operation theatre services including endoscopy for various kinds of cancer. On average 500 to 800 minor and major surgical procedures are performed every quarter. In addition to patient care, the Surgical Oncology department is actively involved in teaching, training and research activities. The department offers advanced training in the field of surgical oncology to Nurses, so that better competence is delivered in future.