The Breast and Thoracic Services at RGCI & RC
offer comprehensive care for Breast and Thoracic Cancers from prevention to diagnosis, through treatment to survivorship all under one roof. Being a tertiary care cancer centre, the Out-patient Department of the Breast and Thoracic Services caters to around 250 patients per week and performs about 70 -100 major surgeries per month.
The Department is tuned to manage impalpable lesions of breast with Stereotactic / MR guided Wire localization for wide local excision and perhaps the largest in the country to do so. The division also offers state-of-the-art technology and treatment of breast cancer
from Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Conservation Surgery, Axillary Surgery, Prophylactic Mastectomy, Skin Sparing Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction. The Department is the first and largest in the country to have pioneered the various techniques of Oncoplasty and make breast conserving procedure a reality in India with more than 400 patients to its credit. The unit advocates chemo port insertion at the time of surgery. It has established as a leading breast cancer hospital in delhi, India
and a comprehensive breast care centre to help survivors live beyond breast cancer. With annual survivorship meets organized it strives to cater to the social and emotional needs and support of the people diagnosed with breast cancer.
As far as esophageal cancer is concerned, RGCI & RC
is a high volume centre with about 100 esophageal surgeries performed every year. The unit is one of the very few centres that do Tranthoracic Mckoewen's esophagectomy in the country as a routine. The surgeons are trained with the Vattikutti Institute of Robotic Surgery and performs Thoracic Mobilization of Esophagus regularly with Robot. We are the first in the country to do robotic esophageal resection after chemoradiation. The department also has vast experience in open esophageal resections post chemoradiation.
The division also caters to surgery for lung cancer - Pneumonectomy, Lobectomy and Sleeve resections and one of the few centres in the country doing Chest wall Resections for both Primary and Secondary tumors of the chest wall and Pulmonary Metastatectomy for Carcinoma breast, Sarcomas and Germ cell tumors on regular basis. The unit also deals with Mediastinoscopy and Resection of Mediastinal tumors such as Thymoma and Germ cell tumors.