The Department of Surgical Oncology was started in 2001 and is today one of the pioneers in the fi eld of breast cancer, thyroid cancer, head and neck cancer and gynaecological cancer. The department specializes in the surgical management of all sorts of solid tumours with specifi c interest in cancers of breast, ovaries, colon, rectum, endometrium, head and neck. The department has come a long way over the last two decades and envisages a new era in cancer care with a dedicated oncology wing commencing in 2023. This new phase of expansion will bring a state-of-the-art radiotherapy setup, modern operation theatres and diagnostic facilities. Experienced faculty has already been inducted and the strength of faculty, resident doctors and staff will further expand.
In collaboration with medical oncology, anaesthesia and other departments, the department organizes cancer detection camps and awareness programmes on breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer and cancer pain management.
The department is also involved in school education for cancer awareness and prevention particularly tobacco-related diseases
In collaboration with the Oncology Department, the department organizes CMEs and seminars at the national and international levels. With the advent of new oncology wing in 2023, the DrNB programme in surgical oncology will play a pivotal role in training young and budding surgeons.