Interventional oncology

Interventional Oncologists play a critical role as part of the cancer team in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and cancer-related problems using targeted minimally invasive procedures performed under image guidance. They collaborate actively with the medical, surgical and radiation oncology in tumour board discussion to develop a personalised treatment plan for patients. Interventional radiology is a super-speciality branch of radiodiagnosis which encompasses various diagnostic and therapeutic options. Interventional Radiology refers to a range of techniques which rely on the use of radiological image guidance to precisely target therapy. Interventional oncology is a subspecialty field of interventional radiology that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and cancer-related problems using targeted minimally invasive procedures performed under image guidance.

The specialist uses CT image-guidance to perform minimally invasive techniques for specific cancer and organs such as liver, lungs, etc and for patients with cancers that cannot be surgically removed or effectively treated with systemic chemotherapy. These procedures are also frequently used in combination as a part of curative or palliative therapy resulting in prolonged survival and improved quality of life for patients. At Cytecare, our Interventional Oncologists are well recognised in their field and have the most experience in the region in performing catheter-based procedures for cancer. Most procedures are either outpatient or require an overnight stay in the hospital with minimal recovery time.

It is important to recognise that interventional treatment is usually one of several treatment options available and each case is considered on its own merits. Well recognised advantages of these minimally invasive techniques include reduced risks, shorter hospital stays, lower costs, greater comfort, quicker convalescence and return to work.

Services

These Image guided techniques are used for both diagnosing and treating cancers affecting the Liver, Hepatobiliary system, kidneys, lungs, prostrate and other internal organ cancers.

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Ultrasound and CT-guided aspiration (FNA) and drainages
  • Ultrasound, CT and fluoroscopic guided biopsies.
  • Hepatic vein wedge pressure assessment (diagnose portal hypertension)

Therapeutic Procedures

  • Venous Access system (chemotherapy)
  • Intraarterial Procedures
    • Chemoembolization (TACE)
    • Chemoembolization (DEB)
    • Radioembolization (TARE)
  • Image guided Tumor ablation
    • Cryoablation
    • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
    • Microwave ablation

Palliative Procedures

  • Pain Management – Image Guided Celiac Plexus block
  • Placing of stents ( percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage)
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy
  • Placement of feeding tubes
  • Stenting of malignant structures: bile duct, oesophageal, tracheobronchial and intestinal



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    DR AKSHAY KUDPAJE

    DR AKSHAY KUDPAJE

    Senior Consultant & Director - Head & Neck Oncology

    DR APARNA SUBRAYA GANGOLI

    DR APARNA SUBRAYA GANGOLI

    Senior Consultant & Head - Laboratory Medicine

    DR DEEPAK G SHIVARATHRE

    DR DEEPAK G SHIVARATHRE

    Senior Consultant - Orthopaedics and Ortho Oncology, Cytecare Hospitals, Director - Spire clinics

    DR DINESH RAJU

    DR DINESH RAJU

    Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead – Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain

    Dr G. Rama Mohan Reddy

    Dr G. Rama Mohan Reddy

    Consultant - Nuclear Medicine

    Dr Harish P

    Dr Harish P

    Senior Consultant - Medical Oncology, Hemato Oncology & BMT

    DR KOMAL D CHIPPALKATTI

    DR KOMAL D CHIPPALKATTI

    Consultant - Pathology

    DR L NARENDRA PRASAD

    DR L NARENDRA PRASAD

    Senior Consultant - Internal Medicine & HIV Medicine

    DR POORNIMA SUBRAHAMANYA

    DR POORNIMA SUBRAHAMANYA

    Consultant, Gastrointestinal & HPB Surgery

    DR Poovamma C U

    DR Poovamma C U

    Senior Consultant and Director- Breast Oncology

    DR Prasad Narayanan

    DR Prasad Narayanan

    Senior Consultant & Director - Medical Oncology, Hemato Oncology & BMT

    DR Punyashree RM

    DR Punyashree RM

    Associate Consultant - Gynaec Oncology

    Dr Raghavendra Babu

    Dr Raghavendra Babu

    Senior Consultant & Director - Gastrointestinal & HPB Surgery

    Dr Sharath kote. G.S.

    Dr Sharath kote. G.S.

    Consultant - Medical Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    DR SUHAS M.S.

    DR SUHAS M.S.

    Consultant - Internal Medicine

    DR Swati Bhat

    DR Swati Bhat

    Senior Consultant & Director - Pain & Palliative Care, Interventional Spine Specialist

    DR T Surendra Reddy

    DR T Surendra Reddy

    Senior Consultant and Director - Radiation Oncology

    DR. ANTHONY PAIS

    DR. ANTHONY PAIS

    Senior Consultant – Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

    DR. GURURAJ S PURANIK

    DR. GURURAJ S PURANIK

    Senior Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics

    DR. MOHAN KESHAVAMURTHY

    DR. MOHAN KESHAVAMURTHY

    Senior Consultant - Uro Oncosurgery

    DR. SHOBHA K

    DR. SHOBHA K

    Senior Consultant- Gynaec Oncology

    DR. SHREYAS NAGARAJ

    DR. SHREYAS NAGARAJ

    Consultant- Uro Oncosurgery

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