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 type of cancers. The centre 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 the 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. At the medical oncology section, the patients can receive a diverse range of cancer care, ranging from home-based solution to complex chemotherapy procedures. The centre also features state of the art facilities, including a dedicated apheresis suite, a day care 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 gynaecological 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.

Doctors

Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Prashanth Hails from Mannarkkad (palakkad Dist). He has done his Under graduation from Nagpur medical college . He later completed his post Graduation in General Medicine from Govt.Medical college, Thrissur and specialisation in Medical oncology from Cancer institute,Adyar,Chennai.

Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Prashanth Hails from Mannarkkad (palakkad Dist). He has done his Under graduation from Nagpur medical college . He later completed his post Graduation in General Medicine from Govt.Medical college, Thrissur and specialisation in Medical oncology from Cancer institute,Adyar,Chennai.

Dr. Dileep Damodaran

Consultant

Surgical Oncology

He had completed his Surgical Oncology at Cancer Institute, Adyar in the field of cancer surgery since 2005. His Areas of Interest is PERITONECTOMY & HIPEC of ovarian & GI cancers, Limb savage surgery, MIE mega prosthesis for musculoskeltel tumour, Thoracic oncology –VATS, Mediastinoscopy and All major mediastinal resection, All head and nec surgery with reconstruction including skull base, Minimally invasive oncological surgery in GI & Gynaec cancer and Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery

Dr. Dileep Damodaran

Consultant

Surgical Oncology

He had completed his Surgical Oncology at Cancer Institute, Adyar in the field of cancer surgery since 2005. His Areas of Interest is PERITONECTOMY & HIPEC of ovarian & GI cancers, Limb savage surgery, MIE mega prosthesis for musculoskeltel tumour, Thoracic oncology –VATS, Mediastinoscopy and All major mediastinal resection, All head and nec surgery with reconstruction including skull base, Minimally invasive oncological surgery in GI & Gynaec cancer and Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery

Qualifications: MBBS, MS, DNB (Gen. Surgery), MCh (Surg. Oncology)​

Dr. Salim V P

Consultant

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Salim.V.P took his MBBS in 2001 from Calicut Medical College & MS (General Surgery) in 2006 from Govt medical college, Raipur (CG). He worked as asst professor in general surgery at KMCT medical college, Mukkom. He took his DNB (Surgical Oncology) in 2012 from Apollo Cancer Hospital , Chennai. His field of interest is Head and Neck , gynaec and GI malignancies.

Dr. Salim V P

Consultant

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Salim.V.P took his MBBS in 2001 from Calicut Medical College & MS (General Surgery) in 2006 from Govt medical college, Raipur (CG). He worked as asst professor in general surgery at KMCT medical college, Mukkom. He took his DNB (Surgical Oncology) in 2012 from Apollo Cancer Hospital , Chennai. His field of interest is Head and Neck , gynaec and GI malignancies.

Dr. Rijju G

Senior Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Rijju obtained his MBBS degree from Trivandrum Medical College. He started his Nuclear Medicine career from CMC, Vellore. He did his post graduation in Nuclear Medicine from TATA Memorial Hospital & BARC, Mumbai and obtained DNB from Hinduja National Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai. Prior to joining MIMS he was working as a consultant in Rugveda Health Care, Ahemedabad.

Dr. Rijju G

Senior Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Rijju obtained his MBBS degree from Trivandrum Medical College. He started his Nuclear Medicine career from CMC, Vellore. He did his post graduation in Nuclear Medicine from TATA Memorial Hospital & BARC, Mumbai and obtained DNB from Hinduja National Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai. Prior to joining MIMS he was working as a consultant in Rugveda Health Care, Ahemedabad.

He presented papers in the International Symposium of Nuclear Cardiology in Beijing and his papers were accepted in the World Conference of Nuclear Medicine Biology in Sandeigo in Chile. Participation in the Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meetings in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and World Nuclear Cardiology Conference in Florence - Italy are to his credit.

Qualifications MBBS,DRM, DNB

Dr. Sathish Padmanabhan

Senior Radiation Oncologist

Radiation Oncology

Dr Sathish Padmabhan has done MBBS from Madurai medical college,Madurai tamilnadu. After completion of MDRT from cancer institute, Aadyar, Chennai, he worked as Assistant professor, in the department of Radiation oncology at the cancer institute.

Dr. Sathish Padmanabhan

Senior Radiation Oncologist

Radiation Oncology

Dr Sathish Padmabhan has done MBBS from Madurai medical college,Madurai tamilnadu. After completion of MDRT from cancer institute, Aadyar, Chennai, he worked as Assistant professor, in the department of Radiation oncology at the cancer institute.

Qualifications MBBS : from Madurai medical college,Madurai tamilnadu

MDRT: from cancer institute (WIA), adyar Chennai

Assiatant professor, radiation oncology: cancer institute (WIA) ,ADYAR CHENNAI.

Dr Sreelesh KP

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr Sreelesh KP serves as Senior Consultant in the Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS. He is specialized in Medical Oncology.

Dr Sreelesh KP

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr Sreelesh KP serves as Senior Consultant in the Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS. He is specialized in Medical Oncology.

He has qualified his MBBS from Governmentt Medical College, Calicut, MD in General Medicine from Trivandrum Medical College and DM in Medical Oncology from Regional Cancer Center Trivandrum. He has presented and published various papers and posters at National and International conferences.
Prior to joining Aster MIMS, he was working as Senior Specialist in the department of Oncology at Aster Medicty.
Qualifications: MBBS, MD in General Medicine, DM in Medical Oncology.

Dr. Vineetha Rijju

Consultant

Palliative Oncology

Graduated in 2002 from KMC, Manipal .Worked elsewhere until 2007, then joined Department of Medical Oncology as the General Duty Medical Officer. In 2010 - completed National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine and thereafter BCCPM from The Institute of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Calicut .

Dr. Vineetha Rijju

Consultant

Palliative Oncology

Graduated in 2002 from KMC, Manipal .Worked elsewhere until 2007, then joined Department of Medical Oncology as the General Duty Medical Officer. In 2010 - completed National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine and thereafter BCCPM from The Institute of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Calicut .

In 2012- commenced a Pain and Palliative clinic in MIMS Oncology Center as the Pain and Palliative Physician.Been an integral part of various cancer screening camps and have worked for cancer support organizations for the benefit of cancer patients and survivors. Commenced MIMS Home Care services, CSR initiative of MIMS in 2013.In 2014 ,started a lymphoedema clinic for the benefit of patients suffering from secondary lymphoedema due to cancer/ cancer treatment. Currently pursuing M Sc in Palliative medicine , Cardiff University (U.K.).Visiting faculty for Palliative Medicine teaching courses for doctors and nurses ,at The Institute of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Calicut.​

Qualifications
MBBS, FPM, BCCPM

Dr. Sellam Karunanithi

Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr Sellam, a university gold medalist, secured his MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. He pursued his MD in Nuclear Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi with a career span of 6 years of experience in PET/CT oncology. His areas of special interests are PET/CT (Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology), Nuclear Cardiology (MPI- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging), Radio- Iodine Therapy (I-131 for Cancer Thyroid, Graves disease, Toxic Nodular Goiter & AFTN), Bone Scan, and Renal Scans (DTPA & DMSA).

Dr. Sellam Karunanithi

Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr Sellam, a university gold medalist, secured his MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. He pursued his MD in Nuclear Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi with a career span of 6 years of experience in PET/CT oncology. His areas of special interests are PET/CT (Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology), Nuclear Cardiology (MPI- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging), Radio- Iodine Therapy (I-131 for Cancer Thyroid, Graves disease, Toxic Nodular Goiter & AFTN), Bone Scan, and Renal Scans (DTPA & DMSA).

Dr.Sellam has published about 95 research articles in various indexed international journals till date. He has been awarded the ‘AIIMS Excellence Award- 2012’ and the prestigious ‘Asian Young Investigator Award-2014’ by the ‘Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine’ for his contribution in the field of research at a very young age. He has also presented papers in international conferences conducted at Lyon, France and Osaka, Japan. Adding to his credits, he is one among the first five Indians and first twenty five young Asian Nuclear Medicine physicians to have been certified as a Fellow of the Asian Nuclear Medicine Board (FANMB).

Qualifications MBBS, MD (AIIMS, New Delhi), RSO 2 (BARC, Mumbai), FANMB (Japan)

Dr. Shanu M

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Shanu M

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Roshnara Ashraf

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Roshnara Ashraf

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Shamsudheen

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Shamsudheen Cholayil works as the Registrar in the Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS. He completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College and an MD in Radiotherapy from JIPMER, Pondicherry.

Dr. Shamsudheen

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Shamsudheen Cholayil works as the Registrar in the Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS. He completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College and an MD in Radiotherapy from JIPMER, Pondicherry.

Facilities

Palliative Oncology

  • Focus on control of cancer symptoms
  • Management of complications
  • Pain control
  • Increase quality of life
  • Psychosocial support for patients and their families
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Radiation Oncology

Utilising ionizing radiation for treatment of tumours.​

  • Eclipse (Varian) Treatement Planning SoftwareUser-friendly, state of-the-art radiation treatement planning and delivery system.
  • High Dose Rate (HDR) BrachytherapyRapid, short-range, focused ultra-high radiation dose delivery through intracavitary / interstitial implats.
  • IMRT(Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) Precise, rapid dose delivery with maximum normal tissue sparing.
  • Salient features
  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy -Better tissue dose conformity in comparison with conventional radiation therapy.
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Surgical Oncology

Multidisciplinary approach to management of all cancer. Advanced surgical Oncological procedure for cancers of all sites.​

  • Special Areas
  • Musculoskeletal -Limb salvage surgeries with custom megaprosthesis.
  • Minimally invasive oncological procedure -Dependent on site (Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy,
  • Breast -Oncoplastic Breast Cancer surgery
  • Head and Neck -All resection procedure and advanced reconstructive procedures.
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BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant)

​MIMS Oncology Centre has a dedicated comprehensive Bone Marrow Transplantation service.

Autologus Stem Cell Transplant for patients with hematological & solid malignancies

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Special Clinics

Certain cancer requires much more focussed attention. We at MIMS Oncology Center know this fact better than most others. These special clinics are specially designed to get better treatment outcome.​

  • Leukemia / Lymphoma clinicThe treatment of leukemia and lymphoma require special care and follow up. This clinic provides an aggressive chemotherapy and its supportive care and also arranges an organized follow up of these patients.
  • Breast cancer clinicA multidisciplinary comprehensive cancer care is arranged through this clinic for breast cancer patients. Services offered includes treatment planning, breast conservation, breast reconstructions, cosmetic advice and follow up of breast cancer patients.
  • Paediatric Oncology clinicChildren with cancer requires tender loving care. This clinic offers diagnosis, treatment and supportive care of all paediatric cancers. Follow up for early relapses and late effects of treatment related problems are also carried out.
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Procedures

​While performing the procedures we take care of the emotional, physical and financial aspect of patients and their families.

Routine Procedures:

  • Bone Marrow Aspiration and biopsy
  • Central line placement and its care
  • Lumbar puncture
  • FNA, Tru-cut biopsies
  • Pleural aspirations
  • Pleurodesis
  • Ascitic fluid aspiration

Special Procedures:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy through peripheral line
  • Chemotherapy through chemoport
  • Chemotherapy via a portable pump
  • Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • Intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Intravesical chemotherapy and immunotherapy
  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy
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Medical Oncology

The department of Medical and Paediatric Oncology at MIMS provides:​

  • Rehabilitation services.
  • Offers clinical trials as part of the multicentric international clinical trails to the patients.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of all cancer including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma in adults and children
  • Organized follow up care.
  • Outpatient services for any oncology related problems.
  • Special expertise in procedures like FNA, Bone Marrow aspirations, biopsy.
  • Expert treatment like monoclonal antibodies and targeted therapies.
  • Highly specialized chemotherapy and its safe administration
  • Comprehensive treatment planning according to National Cooperative Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline.
  • Daycare chemotherapy for those who do not wish to stay in the hospital.
  • Early detections of cancer through a systematic screening programme for asymptomatic individuals especially those in the high risk group.
  • Cancer prevention and control services for high risk individuals for preventing the development of cancer.
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