Cancer Institute

Head and Neck Oncology

About the Speciality

In line with Medanta’s mission, the Head and Neck Oncology division delivers advanced oncology care in a supportive and compassionate way to all our patients and promotes the treatment and prevention of cancers in the head and neck area through innovative research. The speciality is well equipp...

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What we treat?

The Head and Neck Oncology division at Medanta provides the expertise of highly qualified head and neck oncologists and advance technologies to treat patients suffering from all types of cancers in the head and neck area.

Our holistic approach to treat you

The Head and Neck Oncology Division of the Medanta Cancer Institute is equipped with a highly experienced team of oncologists, surgeons and therapists. The team consists of advanced technologies like CyberKnife which enable complex surgeries like ...

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Meet our specialised teams

The Head and Neck Oncology division of the Medanta Cancer Institute consists of a highly skilled and patient-focused team of doctors. The Institute is equipped with world class plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, therapists and nursing staff who are completely devoted towards their patients.

Utilize cutting-edge technology

  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

    The Da Vinci robotic technology is the most advanced platform for the treatment of head and neck cancers using minimally invasive surgery. The Da Vinci robotic technology enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex surgeries through a few tiny incisions made in the diseased area of the throat. The technology uses miniaturised instruments mounted on three separate robotic arms, allowing the surgeon maximum range of motion and precision. The Da Vinci’s fourth arm contains a magnified high-definition 3-D camera that guides the surgeon during the procedure. The hand movements of the surgeon are converted into corresponding micro-movements of instruments inside the patient’s body.

  • PET Scan

    The PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan is an advanced technology that enables easy diagnosis of head and neck cancer. It is a functional imaging technique used to observe metabolic processes in a human body. During the process, a dye is used which involves radioactive tracers. These tracers are vaccinated into the body through a vein in the arm. The tracer gets diluted in the body. With the help of the tracer, the doctors are able to detect the presence of cancerous tumours and cells in the head and neck area.

  • CyberKnife

    The CyberKnife VSI Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumours in the head and neck area. The treatment delivering beams of high-dose radiation to tumours with extreme accuracy offers new hope to patients worldwide. A robotic arm is used in this technology to engage the radiation rays with any part of the body. A Lightweight Linear Accelerator, commonly abbreviated as LINAC, is involved with a Robotic arm, ensuring view from different angles. It provides a pain-free, non-surgical option for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex head and neck tumours or who may be looking for an alternative to surgery.

Avail advanced treatment and procedures

  • Neck Dissection

    Neck dissection is a surgical procedure in which the neck’s fibro-fatty contents are removed for treating cancer. Cancer cells often migrate to the lymph nodes in the neck. The Neck Dissection technique is performed in order to prevent these cells from migrating.

  • Oral Composite Resection

    Oral composite resection and reconstruction is conducted to treat cancers that develop within the oral cavity. This is known as oropharynx cancer. The procedure makes use of incision to remove the tumor that develops within the tissues of the oral cavity.

  • Thyroidectomy

    Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure where a specific diseased portion or the entire thyroid gland is removed from the patient’s neck. The amount of thyroid gland removed during thyroidectomy depends on the extent and severity of the cancer.

  • Glossectomy

    Glossectomy is the process which involves surgically removing a part or the whole tongue. It is commonly used to cure tongue cancers and can also be performed when other head and neck cancers have spread to the tongue.

Why choose Medanta?

With an objective of converting the Medanta Cancer Institute to a centre of excellence and focusing on a Patient First approach, Medanta has formed the Disease Management Group (DMG) approach to cancer care. In this Division of Cancer Care, a specific multidisciplinary group of specialists that includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and physiologists all meet together in a tumour board setting to discuss complex head and neck cancer cases and debate the best possible course of treatment for the patient.

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What's new

At Medanta, the team of doctors and researchers is completely in synchronisation with the technological advancements and research. A sneak peeks into what our team at Head and Neck Oncology Division is up to.

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