Srinagar, Dec 4: BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi today inaugurated its exclusive Oncology OPD services for the management of cancers at Max MedCentre, Karan Nagar.
The OPD services will be available once every month where experts will be providing consultations on various types of cancers including head & Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, Lung & Esophageal cancer, and gastrointestinal cancers and the advanced treatment modalities like Robotic surgery and minimal Access surgery for the remission of such cancers.
During the launch of the OPD services, Dr Surender Dabas, Senior Director & HOD- Surgical Oncology & Robotic surgery, BLK-Max Cancer Centre, New Delhi, said: “Since early detection of such cancers can have favourable outcomes concerning the advancements made in the field of oncology treatment, it is imperative to state that awareness plays a major role.”
With the launch of this OPD, he said, residents will be highly benefitted in terms of reduced travel for primary consultations and expert opinion due to the availability of specialist doctors in Srinagar.
Doctors from BLK – Max hospital also briefed on the rising number of cancer cases and the advanced treatment modules available.
They also emphasized the Minimal access surgeries in the treatment of cancers which have been paving the way for the latest breakthroughs in the field of oncology.
“Newly advanced robotic surgery has provided an innovative approach in the treatment of cancer. Providing a 3-dimensional view, a robot-assisted console helps the surgeon to operate in closed, narrow spaces where it may be difficult to perform laparoscopic surgery. It also provides ease in surgical suturing which helps in reconstruction,” Dr Dabas said.
He said that for the patients, there is less blood loss, less pain and a lower requirement for analgesics. It is a daycare procedure and requires a shorter stay at the hospital. “It is a highly safe surgical procedure, has been introduced in clinical practice nearly 2 decades ago and several studies have proven its safety,” he added.