- A 61-year-old man gets a fresh lease of life after the complete removal of a gigantic tumor from inside his body
- The new Organ-Specific oncology department launched at the hospital provided dedicated treatment
August 26, 2016: A team of oncologists at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, has successfully removed a 21-kg cancerous tumor from a 61-year-old man’s abdomen. The person had been operated upon twice in the last 6 years, but the tumor had unfortunately grown back. He had approached various hospitals for the operation, but had been denied treatment due to the complexity of the case. This phenomenal success story of tumor treatment proves the mettle of the newly set up Oncology Department of the hospital.
“Ashish Khanna (name changed to protect privacy) could not walk or lie down due to the tumor. Also, he had profuse bleeding from the rectum. We advised immediate surgery. It was a difficult decision, but I am glad to say that due to our super-specialization in organ-based treatment, we were well-equipped to help the patient and perform the surgery. The tumor was removed, along with a part of the intestine. After sending it for a biopsy we now know that it was malignant in nature. The patient is back on his feet though, and is leading a good quality of life,” says Dr Vinay Samuel Gaikwad, Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology—Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreatobiliary Oncology, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon.
Cancer is the second-most common disease in India, and is responsible for 7% of deaths in India, where over 7 lakh new patients registered every year. Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, with its highly-qualified and experienced team of doctors specializing in organ-based therapy is aiming to cure cancer by treating it at the site, and create new standards in the field of oncology.
“We are glad to announce the launch of the new oncology department. We believe that organ-based specialization signifies a leap in medical knowledge, and our doctors of international repute at the oncology department will focus on diagnosis and treatment of cancers occurring in specific sites, rather than an umbrella approach to therapy,” says Dr Jitender Kumar, Medical Director, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon.
THE SPECIALISTS IN THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT ARE:
Dr Mandeep Singh Malhotra, Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology—Head and Neck Oncology; Breast Reconstruction
Dr Malhotra has trained at the Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi. He got his specialization at the Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore. He has gone through a specialized program in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and breast oncoplasty from St Andrews Hospital, UK. He has been associated with Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon; and previously worked with Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon.
Dr Deepak Jha, Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology—Breast, Head and Neck Oncology
Dr Jha graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, and did is got his post-graduate degree from Nair Hospital, Mumbai. Further education in India and abroad helped him gain a super-specialization in head and neck as well as breast oncology. He has been associated with Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon; and previously worked with Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon.
Dr Vinay Samuel Gaikwad, Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology—Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreatobiliary Oncology
Dr Gaikwad graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. He has a certified advanced two-year fellowship training at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, in GI and HPB oncology. He has also been associated with Christian Medical College, Ludhiana; Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi; and has previously worked with Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon.
Dr Parveen Yadav, Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology—Thoracic Oncology
Dr Yadav got both his degree and post-graduate degree from Pt BD Sharma Medical College, Rohtak. He completed his surgical oncology training at the Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi. He specializes in minimal invasive esophageal and lung surgery. He was previously with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi; and Fortis Hospital, Noida.
Dr Indu Bansal, Senior Consultant, Clinical Oncology
Dr Bansal got her MD Radiation Oncology from Pt. BDS, PGIMS, Rohtak. She has extensive experience in treating patients of neuro-oncology, prostate and breast cancer. She has specialized in sophisticated techniques of radiation such as IMRT, IGRT, SBRT, SRS, VMAT and intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy.
Dr Siddharth Kumar Sahai, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology
Dr Sahai graduated from graduated Maulana Azad Medical College and pursued his MD in Medicine from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. He completed his super-specialization in Medical Oncology from AIIMS. He has been associated with FMRI Gurgaon prior to this.