The department has been actively functioning since the inception of the prestigious institute. The department had a humble beginning with one medical oncologist to start with and has expanded over years to reach its present status with four fulltime medical oncologists supported by a team of floor doctors, registrars and specially trained nursing staff.
The department caters to the medical needs of both children and adults with cancer and is ranked as one of the best center in India. State of the art
The following facilities and services are offered by the department:
The center is recognized for the Glivec International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP). It also assists in conducting high quality international and national clinical trials.
The services are strengthened by the state of the art laboratory services in the departments of Pathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, molecular diagnostic laboratory and Blood Bank with apheresis and irradiation facilities. The departments of Medico-social science and Naturopathy and Yoga provide the finest quality of strength and support, thereby completing the crucial circle of “Holistic Care” of patients.
Note ** Emergencies are attended round the clock
The Department of Laboratory Medicine at Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute is a cost effective one stop shop for diagnosis in oncology without compromising on quality. Laboratory Medicine department provides services in Haematology, Cytology & Histopathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Pathology. The professional team consists of dedicated specialist doctors trained in respective fields with vast experience in oncology, molecular scientists, technologists/technicians and other support staff. The Labs are accredited by NABL (National Accreditation Board of Laboratories).
The Department of Nuclear Medicine in BIACH & RI provides newer clinical and imaging modalities on par with the other departments of national eminence.
It offers a wide spectrum of nuclear medicine imaging services including a full gamut of imaging procedures – conventional gamma camera imaging as well as new PET-CT technology and gallium scans.
Department of Nuclear medicine also offers various therapeutic applications of radioisotopes such as Radioiodine therapy, MIBG (1-131) therapy and Samarium-153 therapy.
It also produces radioisotopes (18F-FDG) required for PET-CT imaging with its in-house cyclotron facility and caters to the need of radioisotopes to other PET-CT centers in and outside Hyderabad city.
Modern imaging methods in Radio-diagnosis supplement the clinical expertise in diagnosing the presence and extent of cancer and other diseases. Imaging has a vital role to play in a specialized centre for cancer, as it caters to the needs of several departments including the surgical, medical and radiation oncology departments.
The initial diagnosis of disease is the first and most important step in planning the management of a cancer patient. The department of Radio-diagnosis at Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Institute is geared to take up this task with a dedicated team of health care professionals –Competent Radiologists, Technicians paramedical & supporting staff.
The department is well equipped to provide the full range of diagnostic imaging services including:
PACS-Images from the above mentioned modalities are stored on PACS (Picture Archival and Communication System).
Many Hospitals depend on the Institute for the expertise in CT & Ultra Sound guided Biopsies . More than 500 CT & Ultra Sound guided biopsies are carried out per month
The Surgical Oncology department has a team of qualified and very well trained surgical oncologists from virtually every part of the country, who are well accomplished to carry out the complex surgeries on all type of cancers of the body as per the latest approved international standards and protocols. They are ably complemented by the state of the art operation theatres, modern and scientifically updated gadgets, instruments and machineries. The surgical team is backed by a team of highly trained & competent and by a well-equipped post-operative intensive care unit (ICU) & High Dependency Units (HDU), monitored round the clock by the trained team of anaesthetists.The department has Tumor Boards discussion every case at regular intervals for the better outcome of diagnosis and treatment.
The department forms the backbone of the comprehensive cancer care of the patient that the hospital offers in a structured and coordinated multidisciplinary approach are held for the treatment of patients suffering from cancer with the aim of quality patient care, complete cure, rehabilitation and most importantly addressing the quality of life issues to the core.
The areas of special expertise include breast cancer, melanoma and other skin tumors, sarcomas, and cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Especially Esophagus, Liver, Pancreas, and Rectal Cancers. The Division of Surgical Oncology provides surgical education and the majority of the index cases for the training of our residents and students in the areas of Surgery and Surgical Oncology.
The department works in close liaison with medical & Radiation Oncology Department for Comprehensive care of the patient. It also incorporates the services of pain management specialists, social workers, volunteers, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, speech therapists, rehabilitative units, dental department, stoma care unit and occupational therapist for rapid and speedy rehabilitation of the patient along with the social & psychological support.
The department carries out round the clock screening programs like breast, head & neck, cervical, prostrate to detect disease in apparently healthy individuals at an early & curable stage. The common outlooks within this division – education, outreach and compassionate quality care for all patients and will continue to flourish in these aspects.
The steps involved with the care of the patient are
The Department of Anaesthesiology and Peri-operative Medicine at Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute is equipped with state of the art facilities and managed by team of doctors and paramedics specially trained in anaesthesiology and critical care. Our department is committed to the wholesome peri-operative care of the patients coming to our hospital for their surgery. Peri-operative care is provided in the pre-operative, post –operative surgical intensive care units.
Cancer diagnostics and treatment require support from few other specialities depending on the part of the body affected by disease. Such fully equipped support facilities are also provided in the hospital with a view to ensure that patient need not have to go to any other centre for these investigations/procedures. Clinicians for these disciplines are available on need/part time basis. All these facilities are grouped as Allied Specialities in a specified area in hospital’s outpatient block. Allied specialities and equipments available are;
It is one of the largest radiation oncology departments in Asia with 6 Linear accelerators, High Dose rate Brachytherapy Unit, CT-Simulator and Digital Conventional Simulator etc. We are the first in this part of India to introduce Radiation Treatment through Linear Accelerators.
The department was started in the year 2000 with scientific support and consultation from New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA under the supervision of renowned radiation oncologist Dr. Nori Dattatreyudu, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Professor and Chairman, Radiation Oncology & Director of the Cancer Center New York Hospital Queens.
The Department is managed by a dedicated and professionally competent team of Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists and Radiotherapy Technologists and Nursing Staff rendering Radiation therapy to 450-500 cancer patients everyday.
BIACH & RI as pioneer in Radiation therapy
Modern Radiotherapy simulation & imaging equipments
Modern Radiotherapy treatment equipments
Radiation Therapy Services
The blood and bone marrow transplantation center at BIACH & RI has highly qualified BMT team with very stringent infection control norms which are critical for BMT patients. The Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Unit comprised of 13 isolated rooms (9 Pre procedure Room & 4 Post procedure Rooms all equipped with HEPA Filtration Systems Our specially-designed unit is equipped with a highly efficient air flow and filter system to ensure a safe environment of care. We specialize in performing autologous transplants (in which cells are harvested from the patient themselves) for patients.
Our services include:
Patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation to determine whether they are fit to receive a transplant. If they are deemed eligible, we prepare them fully for the procedure. Allogeneic transplants (in which cells are harvested from a donor) are taken into consideration one year after autologous transplantation has begun.
Our specially-designed unit is equipped with a highly efficient air flow and filter system to ensure a safe environment of care.
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The specialty of Medical Gastroenterology comprises consultation and performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of patients with diseases of the digestive tract, liver and biliary tree, and pancreas.
It exclusively screens for bowel diseases, cirrhosis of the liver, gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, and others.
The Department constitutes experienced gastroenterology consultant and facilities for all common endoscopic procedures both therapeutic as well as diagnostic.
Blood transfusion is an essential therapeutic intervention and is a vital part of the health care service. We all may need blood in an emergency and some of us need regular transfusions. The purpose of a transfusion is to provide the blood & blood components that will improve the physiological status of the patient. Increasing demand in the field of transfusion medicine has necessitated enforcing measures to ensure quality of Blood and its products.
Blood Centre at BIACH & RI is well-equipped with adequate infrastructure and trained manpower for quality, safety and efficacy of blood and blood products.
The hospital blood centre is responsible for the collection of blood (often from family/ replacement blood donors) testing for transfusion transmissible infections by Vitros ECIQ, Immuno Diagnostic Assay System, Blood group , Rh typing, Antibody screening by fully automated analyzer Galileo Echo and processing into blood components and storage. It is also performs compatibility testing and issues blood and blood components for clinical use within the hospital or to nearby health care facilities. The centre also has a voluntary blood donor programme.
Apheresis is a procedure carried out to harvest a particular component and returning the rest of the blood to the donor by an automated machine. Four apheresis units are functioning in our blood bank. This procedure should be carried out only in a blood bank licensed for this purpose. Facilities available for Platelet pheresis (single donor platelets) and Leukopheresis from whole blood using continuous and intermittent flow cell separators.
Therapeutic cytopheresis is done only at the written request of the patient´s physician with in the blood bank or preferably in the ward depending on the patient´s clinical condition for Autologous and Allogenic Hematopoietic stem cell harvesting and cryopreservation.