HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, is the first private comprehensive cancer care hospital in Central India. HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, was founded with the aim of providing consistently high quality and result-oriented cancer care by adopting advanced technology and patient-centric treatment approaches. The centre offers 360° cancer care solutions, namely prevention, screening, second opinion, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up and palliative care.
Radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, Haemato oncology and BMT, and nuclear medicine are the main treatment modalities that are available at HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara. Each department here is fully equipped to support care delivery that not only increases the survival chances for the patients but also helps them lead a normal and healthy life after the treatment.
HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, is a NABH-accredited hospital.
Through the state-of-the-art technology, the clinical expertise of our specialists and innovative treatment approaches that we practise at HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, we aim to help our patients receive the right treatment, the first time.
The centre also runs outreach OPDs in Bharuch, Anand, Dahod, Godhra, Dabhoi, Rajpipla, Chhota Udepur and Ratlam.
We, at HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, believe in delivering cancer care that is value-based and patient-centric.
The multidisciplinary treatment approach helps our specialists devise a customised treatment plan for our patients based on their cancer type, stage and their overall condition. In other words, the treatment given will be specific to that patient rather than to that specific cancer type.
The multidisciplinary team comprises medical, surgical and radiation oncologists along with trained experts in pain management, onco-dietetics and onco-pathology.
This personalised approach positively impacts the treatment response and recovery among patients.
Diagnostic Services at HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara
PET-CT: PET-CT is one of the advanced methods of molecular imaging that provides data on both anatomical and biochemical changes. PET-CT imaging helps in diagnosis, staging/restaging, treatment planning, therapy monitoring and treatment evaluation. This data helps the specialists in delivering better care and treatment support.
MRI Scan: MRI scans are used to generate detailed images of various internal organs, such as the brain, spine, prostate, uterus, liver, etc. An MRI scan is suggested in cases wherein the doctor suspects an abnormal growth. MRI scans can provide information on the presence of benign and potentially hazardous masses in various parts of the body.
Mammography: Mammography is used for breast cancer detection. Low-dose X-rays are used to examine the breast for the signs of benign or malignant tumours.
X-Ray: X-ray helps in detecting structural abnormalities within the body. X-rays play an important role in the detection of lung, stomach and kidney cancers.
Colour Doppler Sonography: This is an ultrasound procedure that helps specialists in differentiating between benign nodules and malignant ones.
We also have an in-house laboratory that offers diagnostic services like biochemistry, haematology, clinical pathology and cytology and helps our patients receive on-time diagnostic support.
Treatment at HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara
Today, unlike before, cancer treatments are planned with equal importance given to the patient’s quality of life as well. The strategies used in the surgical management of cancer are also changing gradually. HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, has the largest surgical oncology unit in the district, and the onco surgeries performed here come with numerous advantages such as organ preservation, shorter hospital stay, reduced morbidity and fewer treatment-related complications. Following are services offered by the surgical oncology department:
- Head & Neck Surgeries
- Reconstructive Surgeries
- Gynae Onco Surgeries
- Breast Surgery
- Uro Onco Surgeries
- Ortho Onco Surgeries
- GI Onco Surgeries
- Other Onco Surgeries
The centre has skilled surgical oncologists to perform advanced surgeries such as Minimal Access Surgery (MAS), HIPEC (advanced surgical approach for abdominal cancer), etc.
HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, is also the only centre to offer complete breast oncology services. The centre has performed the largest number of breast conservation surgeries and oncoplastic surgeries in Vadodara. It is also the only centre in Gujarat to perform image-guided surgery for axillary nodes in breast cancer cases. HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara houses the very unique lymphedema clinic as well.
It is also the only centre in the district to have performed the largest number of microvascular free flap reconstructions for oral cancers.
Reports show that 80% of cancer patients need radiation therapy as one of their cancer treatments, which makes it one of the pillars of cancer treatment. HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, houses the groundbreaking TrueBeam STx, which is the advanced radiation therapy platform that allows doctors to target hard-to-reach tumours.
Our radiation oncology department is supported by highly qualified & experienced clinicians, technologists and paramedics to cater to the needs of all our patients. Following are the different radiation therapy techniques that are being given at HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara:
- Image-guided RT (IGRT)
- Intensity-modulated RT (IMRT)
- 3D Conformal RT (3D CRT)
- Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)
- Stereotactic Radio-surgery (SRS)
- Stereotactic Body Radiation (SBRT)
- Rapid-Arc Radiotherapy
- HDR Brachytherapy
The medical oncology department at HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, works towards preventing, diagnosing and treating cancers systemically by adopting value-based treatment protocols and customised multimodal therapies. Here are the key services offered under medical oncology:
- Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
- Adjuvant Chemotherapy
- Day Care Chemotherapy
- Targeted Therapy
- Palliative Care
Haemato oncology and BMT
At HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, the haematology and BMT department is well-equipped and supported by skilled haematologists and BMT experts, who are trained to manage multiple haematological disorders, such as myeloma, leukaemia, lymphomas, aplastic anaemia, immune deficiency disorders and certain paediatric cancers through stem cell transplantation.
HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, has dedicated, fully-equipped bone suites to accommodate the most complex transplant program specialising in both autologous and allogeneic BMT. This unit is one of the largest BMT units in Central India.
The nuclear medicine department at HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, is well-equipped and is enabled to deliver high-end and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions like PET CT imaging, radioactive iodine ablation therapy for thyroid cancers and other thyroid-related disorders.
Palliative Care / End of Life Care
Palliative care focuses on improving the quality of life for patients with advanced-stage cancers. Palliative care primarily focuses on managing the symptoms caused due to cancer, which could be pain or other discomfort and supporting a better quality of life for the patients.
The psycho-oncology team at HCG is a brilliant amalgamation of highly qualified, skilled and empathetic psycho-oncologists and psychiatrists. Every psychological intervention will be carefully planned with the treating oncologists as the integral parts of the system to ensure comprehensive cancer care. Our psycho-oncologists will thoroughly understand the psychological needs of patients through standard assessment and evaluation and plan intervention techniques that address them and support the overall treatment.
Infrastructure of HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara
- This full-fledged cancer centre is equipped with all major oncology facilities and is made capable of delivering comprehensive cancer care.
- HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, is the prime centre in the state with four modular operation theatres with high-end equipment and stringent infection control protocols.
- The centre has a specialised bone marrow transplant unit with Hepa filters, and it is capable of treating up to 4 BMT patients.
- We have a well-equipped day care chemotherapy ward that is made capable to offer an extensive range of formulary for all oncology needs.
- HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara, has an ultra-modern ICU that is equipped with the latest technology for critical care management with dedicated intensivists round the clock.
- Palliative care department is also set up at the centre to support symptom management among terminally ill cancer patients and help improve their quality of life.
- We have dedicated unit managers and helplines to ensure that all our patients’ treatment requirements are met, and they complete their cancer journey without any hassles.
- The centre houses an in-house pharmacy (both general and oncology medicines).
- The in-house cafeteria serves fresh and nutritious food to the patients, caregivers and visitors.