Department of Uro-oncology was started in 1996. We started with conventional open surgeries but have evolved into a world class center doing all Laparoscopic and Robotic URO-GYNAE procedures over all these years.
We at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre lay stress not only on curative but also on preventive aspect of cancer diseases as early detection and timely intervention can change outcome of these diseases significantly.
Cancer is a major health hazard in the world. Number of cancer patients is increasing all over due to various known and unknown factors. India is not unaffected by this change.
Urinary tract cancers form an important part of urinary tract diseases. With the increasing trend of smoking and alcohol and increased awareness among patients we have more number of patients under the operable category. In the modern era of health care the onus is on us not just to treat the disease but to improve the quality of life of patients. Taking a step forward in this direction we have set international standards as the goal and continue to strive towards it.
Today, at RGCI&RC we strive not just to make the patient disease free but to have a life wherein the patient is free of the social stigma that they undergo post-surgery. Our specialists at RGCI are working day in and day out to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. With robotic surgeries being performed all around the world we are nowhere lagging behind with more than 2500 robotic urology surgeries performed till date, and the results are there for everyone to see.
In India, our center is among few centers which are doing maximum number of neobladder after radical cystectomy. Our own designed “Pitcher Pot Neobladder” has proved its utility over all these years with minimal requirement of clean intermittent catheterization, which is main drawback of other type of neobladder.
Post prostatectomy urinary incontinence is most dreaded complication of robot assisted radical prostatectomy. Our center is using “Retzius sparing technique” which provides early urinary continence after prostatectomy resulting in better quality of life after prostatectomy. Similarly, with use of robot assisted technique our center provides advantage of minimal invasive technique in inguinal node dissection and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in carcinoma penis and testicular tumor patients respectively.
This, in addition to our team of medical and radiation oncologists make sure that they leave no stone unturned to see that the patient receives complete protocol based treatment. We have state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic services and provide complete cancer care making sure that we are nowhere behind with the international standards of healthcare.