Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai: A Pinnacle of Integrated Cancer Care

Surgical Oncology

Cancer care centers in India often take a vertical approach to the treatment of Cancer. At Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai, however, the treatment design follows an integrated approach that involves super specialists from various other medical specialties to form the "Multi Super Specialty Organ-Specific Cancer Care." The Department of Surgical Oncology under Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai end-to-end Cancer Care institute, starting from treatment and disease management to rehabilitation.

Our Surgical Oncologists team provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for a number of illnesses like Anal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Liver Tumor, Gastric Cancer, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, and more. As a comprehensive Cancer Care center, at Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai, patients have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic modalities and the most advanced instruments most effective during the surgeries and treatments.

The aim is to remove the diseased tissue, leaving the healthy ones, and ensure that the disease does not come back. The list of effective surgical treatments and surgical procedures for Cancer includes:

  • Organ preserving surgeries
  • Partial and complete resection of afflicted tissue
  • Ablation of Liver Tumors
  • Oncoplastic Breast-conserving surgery
  • Liver and Pancreas Cancer treatment


Head & Neck Oncology

  • Complex Head & Neck Cancer surgeries
  • Micro Vascular Reconstructions with near 100% success rate
  • Best cosmetic & functional results
  • Skull base surgeries
  • Organ preservation surgeries
  • Multi-disciplinary team discussion & treatment

Gastro-Intestinal Oncology

  • Thoracic Laparoscopic Esophagectomy
  • Laparoscopic APR
  • Laparoscopic Ultra-low Anterior Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Major Multi Organ Resection
  • Exenterations

Gynae-Oncology Surgeries

  • Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Staging-carcinoma Ovary, Endometrium
  • Laparoscopic Pelvic Nodal Dissection
  • Laparoscopic Pelvic Exenteration
  • 3D Laparoscopic Surgeries

CRS+ HIPEC For Peritoneal Surface Malignancies

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a highly concentrated, heated Chemotherapy treatment delivered directly to the abdomen during surgery. It allows for high doses of Chemotherapy, enhances and concentrates Chemotherapy within the abdomen, minimizes the rest of the body's exposure to the Chemotherapy, improves Chemotherapy absorption and success, and ensures complete Cyto Resection of all Cancer-affected regions (Cc0) with the best results and a 100% success rate till date.

Musculoskeletal Oncology

Expert treatment for soft tissue and bone Tumors, adult and pediatric soft tissue Tumors treatment, and limb conservative surgeries.

Blood & Marrow Transplantation (BMT)

Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai is one of the very few centers in the country to offer BMT for life-threatening benign & malignant disorders. BMT is available for haemoglobin disorders like Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Disease, childhood Cancers like Leukemia, Lymphoma, immune deficiencies like SCID, and CGD, as well as Aplastic Anemia like Fanconi Anemia and acquired Aplastic Anemias. They have a dedicated team of Pediatric & Adult BMT physicians, intensivists, infectious disease specialists, pathologists, a 24x7 Blood bank facility, and expert staff. The experts perform all types of Stem Cell Transplantations, including Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation using matched related or matched unrelated donors, Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation using Haploidentical (Half Matched) Donors, Allogeneic Unrelated Cord Blood Transplantation, and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.

Pediatric Hemato Oncology

Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai offers comprehensive treatment facilities for all types of childhood Cancers, including Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma/Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Bone Tumors, Nephroblastoma, Neuroblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma/Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Germ Cell Tumors, Brain Tumors, and provides an advanced Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.



Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy is a minimally invasive technique for patients who are diagnosed with a large Kidney Tumor. The entire Kidney and the surrounding fat are removed by the Radical Nephrectomy. The doctor may recommend a Laparoscopic technique for patients with Metastatic Disease, Renal Masses, or any evidence of disease in the regional lymph nodes.

The Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy procedure is performed under general anesthesia. This surgery is done by making 3-4 incisions, and it takes 2-4 hours for the surgery to complete. Most people need to stay in the hospital for around two weeks after the procedure.


Tumor Ablation is a treatment involving the use of heating, freezing, or substances such as acetic acid or ethanol, which are directed into the Tumors to kill the Cancer cells. It is relatively a new technique used for the treatment of Cancer. A special probe called a radiofrequency electrode is inserted into the Tumor with the help of a CT Scanner. This is to position the probe in the center of the Tumor. This probe destroys the Tumor with heat.

During the procedure, using a CT Scanner, a small needle-like device is inserted into the Tumor through the skin. When the probe is inserted into the Cancer, it is attached to a generator which burns or freezes the Cancer. This procedure does not damage or destroy the normal healthy cells.


Pneumonectomy is a surgery performed to remove the entire Lung. Our Surgical Oncology team performs the procedure to treat Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. It may also be performed to treat conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Tuberculosis. The types of Pneumonectomy procedures include standard Pneumonectomy and Extrapleural Pneumonectomy.

To perform a Pneumonectomy, the surgeon makes a long incision on the skin. The incision follows the curve of the ribs, from below the shoulder blade to the front of the chest. The Lung is collapsed, and the major blood vessels that lead to the Lung are tied off. The Lung is then removed. A temporary drainage tube is inserted to draw blood fluid and air out of the surgical cavity. The surgeon checks for any leakage in the blood before closing the incision.


Bowel Resection is a surgical procedure used for the treatment and prevention of diseases of the Colon and is also used to treat Colon Cancer. Surgery is a common treatment for Colorectal Cancer. Bowel Resection is a procedure to remove the entire or a part of the infected Colon along with the surrounding tissues and lymph nodes. Removal of the entire Colon is called a Total Colectomy.

This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. During a Laparoscopic Bowel Resection, a camera is present to guide the surgeons to the targeted site. It is a minimally invasive procedure as only small incisions are made on the skin.

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  • What is the approach to cancer treatment at Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai?

    Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai follows an integrated approach called "Multi Super Specialty Organ-Specific Cancer Care," which involves super specialists from various medical specialties.

  • What types of cancer do the Surgical Oncologists at Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai treat?

    The Surgical Oncologists treat a variety of cancers, including Anal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Liver Tumor, Gastric Cancer, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, and more.

  • What advanced diagnostic modalities are available at Gleneagles HealthCity for cancer patients?

    Gleneagles HealthCity offers state-of-the-art diagnostic modalities and advanced instruments to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment.

  • What are the goals of surgical treatments for cancer at Gleneagles HealthCity?

    The goal of surgical treatments is to remove diseased tissue while preserving healthy tissue and preventing the disease from returning.

  • What are some of the surgical treatments available for cancer patients at Gleneagles HealthCity?

    Surgical treatments include organ-preserving surgeries, partial and complete resection of afflicted tissue, liver tumor ablation, oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery, and liver and pancreas cancer treatment.

  • What are the highlights of advanced clinical services for cancer care at Gleneagles HealthCity?

    Highlights include complex head and neck cancer surgeries, gastrointestinal oncology procedures, gynae-oncology surgeries, CRS+ HIPEC for peritoneal surface malignancies, musculoskeletal oncology expertise, and blood & marrow transplantation.

  • Is there specialized care for pediatric cancer patients at Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai?

    Yes, Gleneagles HealthCity offers comprehensive treatment facilities for childhood cancers, including an advanced Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

  • What are some specific cancer procedures available at Gleneagles HealthCity?

    Specific procedures include Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, Tumor Ablation, Pneumonectomy for lung cancer, and Bowel Resection for colorectal cancer.

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    our care and comfort are our top priorities. We ensure that the patients are well informed prior to every step we take for their benefit and that their queries are effectively answered.


    Your care and comfort are our top priorities. We ensure that the patients are well informed prior to every step we take for their benefit and that their queries are effectively answered.

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