Oncology

A designated centre of excellence, the MIMS Oncology Centre was established with the vision of providing the best possible care to patients suffering from all types of cancers. The center features the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat cancer in patients and is staffed by highly qualified and experienced medical, surgical, radiation, and palliative oncologists.

The experts at the MIMS Oncology Centre adopt a multi-disciplinary approach, always working closely with other departments of the hospital to identify and find a solution to patients’ issues. They also make it a point to hold detailed discussions with the patients with respect to nature, objective, and expected outcome of their treatment plan – be it curative, palliative, or preventive in nature - always seeking to assuage fears and make patients comfortable. Psychological counseling, dietary advice, and rehabilitative services are also provided to patients.

The MIMS Oncology Centre features separate sections for medical, surgical, radiation, and palliative oncology. In the medical oncology section, the patients can receive a diverse range of cancer care, ranging from home-based solutions to complex chemotherapy procedures.

The centre also features state-of-the-art facilities, including a dedicated apheresis suite, a daycare infusion therapy unit, a cryopreservation unit, and a step-down unit, and is fully equipped for the care and management of critically ill patients. The surgical oncology department offers a wide range of cancer surgeries, performed by some of the most experienced surgeons in the country.

Apart from surgeries for cancer in the breast, thoracic region, gastrointestinal and gynecological systems as well as head and neck, the surgical oncology department also offers advanced organ preservation surgeries including reconstruction surgeries for bone and soft-tissue tumors, limb salvage surgery, and complete breast reconstruction surgeries. The radiation oncology section features state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment capable of delivering high-precision treatment with minimal side effects.

Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Minimal Access Robotic Surgery

Aster MIMS, Calicut for the first time in Kerala, introduces Robotic Surgery with da Vinci Robot- a highly advanced surgical Robot that performs minimally invasive surgeries with utmost precision. What can be called the next level in surgery, the da Vinci Robot has a multi-limbed surgical robot with tiny wrists that bend in all directions, offering precision, dexterity and fine manipulation beyond that of the human hand. The Surgeon performs minimally invasive surgeries by manipulating three robotic arms and a video camera that are inserted through small skin incisions, while seated in front of a computer console with a 3D video screen and controls.

Allied Services

Counselling and patient education programmes Physiotherapy Occupational & Vocational therapy Rehabilitation Services Patient Assistance Program Patient-Centric Clinical Research Community Outreach – early cancer screening centers through DM Foundation Health Camps.

Multi Disciplinary Tumor Board

Site-specific disease management groups: Head and Neck Oncology, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Ortho Oncology, Haematology, Haemato Oncology & BMT.

Operation Theatres

ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres With 22 Operating Rooms that are on par with some of the largest in the world, Aster MIMS, Calicut for the first time South India, introduces ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres using Karlstorz OR1 Fusion - Asia Pacific’s first complete digital integration system. The integration enables real-time sharing of images, videos and medical reports, which not only facilitates virtual participation from any location in the world but also helps the rest of the surgical team to monitor the patient closely during the operative procedure, much to the benefit and safety of the patient undergoing the surgery. Aster MIMS, Calicut is also the first surgical facility in the state to offer Robotic Surgery using a high-precision da Vinci Surgery Robot.

Nuclear Medicine

PET-CT scanning, and Nuclear Medicine Therapy using Radio-pharmaceuticals like Iodine-131 PET –CT-based radiotherapy planning.

Imaging

CT scan-based radiotherapy planning CT Simulator CT –MRI fusion Image based interventional oncology (RFA, TACE).

Cancer Screening

Early screening of cancers in the Breast, Cervix, Head and Neck, Colorectum, Prostate and Lung.

Faqs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What are the most common types of cancer?

  • Non-melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer.

How does radiation therapy work?

Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumours.Cancer cells begin to die days or weeks after treatment starts, and continue to die for weeks or months after it finishes.

What is Surgical Oncology?

Surgical oncology is a field of medicine that uses surgery to treat cancer. Its main goal is to find harmful tumours in the body and remove them. Doctors who practice surgical oncology can find out if the disease has spread to other parts of your body.

What are the symptoms of cancer?

  • The earlier cancer is detected, the greater the chance of curing it
  • Change in bowel or bladder habits
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge
  • Thickening or lump in the breast or other parts of the body
  • Anemia
  • Changes on skin.

Whom I should consult for Thyroid Tumours?

If you are worried about thyroid cancer, the first step you need to take is to visit your Head and Neck specialists. They can diagnose and treat your thyroid cancer so you can get on with your life.

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