Gastro-intestinal Oncology is a subspecialty, which deals with the management of cancer of esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, rectum, anal canal, gall bladder & biliary tract, pancreas and liver.
RGCI & RC is the first institute in India in which specialized gastrointestinal surgeon with special interest in GI cancers are involved in the management of these cancers. Other than GI surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, intervention radiologist, gastroenterologist, hepatologist, nuclear medicine expert, GI pathologist and stoma therapist forms the multi -disciplinary team involved in the management of GI cancer. GI tumor board meets on every Saturday to discuss the cases, so as to offer best as well as evidence based treatment to the patient.
On every Saturday 12.00-3.00 PM, there is a Liver clinic for the patients of liver tumors such as hepatocellular carcinoma, metastatic tumor, intrahepatic cholangio carcinoma and neuroendocrine tumor. Our department is the first center in India to have facility of ICG test – a quantitative liver function test, which helps in selecting patients of liver tumors for surgery. We also have the facility for radiofrequency ablation, intra-operative ultrasound, TACE (Trans arterial chemoembolization), portal vein embolization, intra-operative cholangiogram and SBRT for liver tumors.
We are the first center in the country to have Belmont Hyperthermia pump for HIPEC (Hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy). We have been successfully doing cytoreductive surgery & HIPEC for colorectal cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis.