About the Department
The programme of Gynaecological Oncology at Mazumdar Shaw Cancer centre provides treatment to all gynaecological cancers. We strive to provide excellent care in Ovarian, Cervical, Endometrial, Vulval and Vaginal cancers. Our approach to all cancers is ‘holistic’ and integrated with a team of counsellors, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, yoga teachers, palliative medicine and oncologists.
We provide minimal invasive surgery and robotic surgery for complex gynaecological oncological procedures and benign gynaecological conditions. Currently over 95% of all procedures are performed laparoscopically ensuring minimal blood loss and speedy recovery to the patients. We are the only centre in the country to have a Gynaecology Oncology specialist nurse to provide one to one support before, during and after the admission. Our specialist nurse is trained to address issues related to different treatments, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Our counsellor attached to the women’s oncology wing is the best available for sexuality and psychological support.
Our centre also provides treatment for recurrent gynaecological cancers including exenterative surgery, secondary cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC and side wall recurrence excision.
Highlights of the department
- Laparoscopic/ Robotic Staging Procedures
- Laparoscopic/ Robotic Radical Hysterectomy for early cervical cancer
- Fertility preserving surgery for Cervical cancer (radical Trachelectomy)
- Sentinel node surgery for vulval cancer
- 6 days a week frozen section to optimize decision making