Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital
The department of surgical oncology was started in Govt Royapettah hospital on 16-12-1985 under Prof Dr. Narayanan M.S. and is presently functioning under Prof Dr R Rajaraman, M.S., M.Ch. Ever since its inception the department has grown manifolds and has reached its present stature of one of the most respected units in academic circles. Later departments of Radiation oncology followed by Medical oncology were started in the same premises.
Since 2001,two post graduate students are trained every year in M.Ch. Surgical oncology recognized by the Medical council of India and is likely to be increased to four students per year in the near future. It is the only General hospital under Govt setup in the entire country to provide M.Ch. Surgical oncology course.
Moreover M.S. (Gen Sur), M.D.(OB&G) and D.G.O.post graduates from various institutions like Kilpauk Medical College, Govt Royapettah Hospital, Kasthurba Gandhi Hospital and Maternity hospital regularly come to the department as part of special postings for a period of one month. M.D.S. Postgraduates from Savitha Dental College and Various private dental colleges, B.P.T. students from various city institutions come for training in oncology .
Workshop On Cancer Breast And Reconstruction
Held on Feb 2009, was inaugurated by Hon Deputy Chief Minister Mr. M.K. Stalin. Procedures done were Breast Conservative therapy and Modified Radical Mastectomy followed by free TRAM Flap and was transmitted all over Tamil Nadu through Telemedicine.
Workshop On Gyneec Oncology
Held on Feb 13, 2010 which was attended by upcoming surgeons and gynecologists from all over Tamil Nadu.
World Women’s Day Celebration
Held on 8th march 2010 was inaugurated by Hon Health minister and Health secretary. A public awareness exhibition on common cancers affecting women was conducted on the day.
Research activities have been undertaken by Biotechnology, Microbiology, Genetics and Engineering students from IIT, Siddha Medical College and University of Madras.
Upper Limb Rotationplasty
Upper limb Rotationplasty which has been done for the first time in the world which has been reported in International journal.
A new two staged procedure for performing sacrectomies which is useful reducing the blood loss and immediate post operative morbidity, has been described by us was published in an International journal.
A prospective research on a new treatmen protocol for carcinoma cervix which is being ongoing in our department for the past 6 years. Preliminary results have been already presented in various conferences. Final analysis on outcome will be published in International Oncology Journals.
Our Department has one of the largest series of pelvic exenterations (more than 60) done for various pelvic malignancies, in India. We will be sharing our experience to International community soon.
Various articles published in international and national journals In the Academic Year 2009-2010:
Other Research Activities
The services provided to the patients are exemplary which is evident from the fact that outpatient and inpatient inputs have increased by 300% in the past six years. Surgeries’ are performed regularly every day. Some of the surgeries performed like pelvic exenterations, sacrectomies, Hemipelvectomis, Shoulder girdle resections centralization of forearm bones and other limb salvage surgeries are rare to be seenin any other institute in Tamil nadu but also in the entire country. Cancer Surgeries are regularly performed in various subspecialties like Head & neck, Breast, Musculoskeletal Gastrointestinal Genitourinary and Gynec oncologies.
Upgradation As Institute Of Oncology
Last but not the least is the fact that our Department will be upgraded as Institute of Oncology and has been announced by the Govt of Tamil Nadu during Budget session held in March,2010 and has sanctioned around 17 crores for the new cancer block consisting of 6 floors .This Upgradation is due to the following facts :