The department of Oncology was inaugurated on 26.03.2013. It is a comprehensive cancer centre with Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Surgical Oncology with motto of integrated approach towards cancer management, supported by trained staff for patient counselling, well equipped day care center to cater both outpatient and inpatients and pain and palliative physicians. The department is treating patients from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikmangalore, Uttara Kannada, Shimoga, some parts of North Karnataka and neighbouring districts of Kerala. Recently we started holistic approach towards cancer management by meditation (Sanjeeviniprogramme in association with Brahma Kumari) which helps to improve patient care, patient cure and better patient compliance and also parichay program by Reliance Life Sciences about Cancer awareness and treatment.
Dr. Jayarama Shetty K - MBBS, MD – Prof & HOD (Radiation Oncology)
Dr. Mallikarjuna Rao - MBBS, MD – Radiation Oncology
Dr. Vishwanath - MBBS, MS, Mch – Surgical Oncology
Dr. Vijith Shetty – MBBS, MD, DM(Medical Oncology)
Dr. Ail Sandeep – MBBS, MD – Radiation Oncology
Medical Linear Accelerator
Computerized treatment Planning
Patient Immobilization Mould
Clinical Services (Departmental Infrastructure)
The department is equipped with Linear Accelerator (Dual energy photons, 5 energies of electrons and CT simulator first of its kind in Mangalore which can deliver
Two Dimensional Radiotherapy (2DRT)
Three Dimensional Radiotherapy (3DCRT)
Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT – Dynamic Leaf MLC – faster treatment)
Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
The floor area of the department consists of 28000 sqft.
We have one Minor OT in our department.
The bed strength of the department is 40.