Head and Neck Oncology

The department of Head and neck surgery, Aster MIMS, is a centre of excellence in the field of advanced ENT & Head and neck surgery. 

Our expertise is in the field of all major and minor head and neck surgeries. It includes both non-cancerous tumours and conditions as well as cancerous tumours. Surgeries for tumours of nose and para nasal sinuses, skull base, face, ear and temporal bone, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, neck, salivary gland tumours, thyroid tumours, sleep apnea surgeries etc. are broad categories which are done in the department. We have expertise to deal with any sort of complicated surgeries in this area. 

Our special interest is in minimally invasive and conservative surgeries. This includes small incision and concealed incision surgeries as well as endoscopic approaches to major head and neck surgeries. 

The department also monitors and delivers an excellent nursing care, comprehensive nutritional management to all the patients and post-operative speech & swallowing rehabilitation. 

The department caters to all factions of the society to deliver evidence based best possible treatment in Head and neck conditions. 

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence based treatment to ensure the best care for you.


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.

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.


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.


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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