Overview

HCG Cancer Centre, Vijayawada, is the first comprehensive cancer care hospital in coastal Andhra Pradesh, India. This is a 150-bedded, state-of-the-art cancer hospital with all major cancer care solutions made available under a single roof. 
 
Radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, nuclear medicine and haemato oncology and BMT are the main treatment modalities that are available at HCG Cancer Centre, Vijayawada. The centre’s expert team comprises highly qualified and experienced surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, haematologists, radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians, who are available to cater to the needs of the patients round-the-clock. 

HCG has always been at the forefront of revolutionising cancer care through the adoption of the latest technology and new-age treatment protocols. HCG Cancer Centre was the first hospital in Krishna District, India to have Elekta Versa HD, a high-precision radiation therapy platform. 
 
All facilities here are designed and executed as per the NABH guidelines, 2016, and are a perfect amalgamation of the latest technology available in the oncology space, with highly qualified clinicians.
 
By giving access to 360° cancer care starting from prevention, screening, second opinion, diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and palliative or supportive care to our patients, we aim to treat every cancer case the right way, the first time.

Treatment Approach

We, at HCG Cancer Centre, Vijayawada, 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 pathology and psychosocial intervention.
 
This personalised approach positively impacts the treatment response and recovery among patients. 

Diagnostic Services at HCG Cancer Centre, Vijayawada

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.
 
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.
 
Ultrasound Scan: An ultrasound scan is suggested if swelling, pain or any symptoms are witnessed. This scan provides detailed information on the functioning of various internal organs and abnormalities if any.
 
We also have an in-house laboratory for pathology, histopathology tests, etc., which will help us provide the best diagnostic support to our patients.

Treatment at HCG Cancer Centre, Vijayawada

Cancers are treated the best with a multimodal approach. Combining two or more treatment modalities could have a positive impact on the effectiveness of the overall therapy and the response shown by patients. At HCG Cancer Centre, Vijayawada, we have key cancer treatment modalities, such as surgery, radiation therapy, systemic therapies such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy, nuclear medicine and bone marrow transplantation available under a single roof. 
 
Radiation Oncology
 
Reports show that 80% of cancer patients need radiation therapy at one of their cancer treatments, which makes it one of the pillars of cancer treatment.
 
The radiation oncology department at HCG Cancer Centre, Vijayawada houses two groundbreaking linear accelerators, namely Elekta Versa HD and Siemens ONCOR, which support superior precision radiation therapy for a large spectrum of cancers. At HCG, the treatments administered are constantly monitored by the expert team, and the comfort of the patients is prioritised at all phases of the treatment. 
 
The centre also has a brachytherapy unit to deliver internal beam radiation therapy. Brachytherapy comes with fewer side effects and allows superior precision radiation delivery. Brachytherapy is used to treat prostate cancers, gynaecological cancers such as cervical and endometrial cancers, head and neck cancers, rectal cancers, etc.
 
Surgical Oncology
 
Surgery is one of the pivotal cancer treatment modalities. Surgeries could help with the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of various cancer types. Reconstruction surgeries help in restoring the structure and functioning of the cancer-affected organs and improve the quality of life in patients.  The centre houses the cutting-edge KARL STORZ laparoscopic surgery suite to support minimally-invasive surgeries for a broad spectrum of cancers.
 
Surgery is usually the primary treatment of choice in many early-stage solid malignancies like:
  • General Onco Surgeries 
  • Gynae Onco Surgeries
  • Breast Surgery
  • HIPEC Surgery
  • SLNB
  • Metastasectomy and Intersphincteric Resections
  • Upper GI Surgery
  • Uro Onco Surgeries
  • Ortho Onco Surgeries 
  • Oral Onco Surgeries 
  • Head and Neck Surgeries
 
At the HCG Cancer Centre, Vijayawada, our specialists are trained and experienced to diagnose, treat and manage a broad spectrum with the help of advanced and innovative therapeutic approaches that improve the chances of positive clinical outcomes.
 
Medical Oncology
 
This department is capable of delivering various cancer treatments like high-dose chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy.
 
These systemic therapies use various mechanisms to destroy the cancer cells throughout the body and help patients lead a better life after the treatment. These treatments are often combined with other treatment modalities for enhanced efficacy of the overall treatment.
 
The centre also provides outpatient and ambulatory chemotherapy services.
 
Haemato oncology and BMT
 
At HCG Cancer Centre, Vijayawada, the haematology and BMT department is well-equipped and is 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.
 
The centre has dedicated full-fledged BMT suites and neutropenic wards to facilitate autologous and allogeneic BMT procedures.
 
Nuclear Medicine
 
The nuclear medicine department at HCG Cancer Centre, Vijayawada 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.
 
Psycho-Oncology
 
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, Vijayawada

  • This comprehensive cancer centre has 150 beds.
  • The centre has the day care/outpatient chemotherapy facility.
  • The hospital is equipped with four high-end modular operation theatres that are supported by a modern post-operative ICCU to take care of critical cases.
  • HCG houses a modern and well-equipped SICU/MICU for effective critical care management with a team of dedicated intensivists available round the clock. This ICU also has specialised isolation wards for patients diagnosed with highly infectious medical conditions.
  • The centre also has fully-equipped neutropenic wards that support the management of various haematological disorders.
  • The centre has a dedicated physiotherapy department to support rehabilitation and recovery among patients.
  • 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 treatment course without any hassles.
  • The centre has an in-house pharmacy (general and oncology)
  • The in-house cafeteria serves fresh and nutritious food to the patients, caregivers and visitors.

Our Doctors

Dr. Gopichand Mamillapalli

Dr. Gopichand Mamillapalli

MBBS, MS, MCh (Surgical Oncology), DNB (Surgery)

Specialty: Surgical Oncology

Location: Vijayawada - Machawara Down, Gunadala
Dr. Vangara Siva Nageswara Rao

Dr. Vangara Siva Nageswara Rao

MBBS, DMRT, MD (Radiation Oncology)

Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Location: Vijayawada - Machawara Down, Gunadala
Dr. K P Ranganath

Dr. K P Ranganath

MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)

Specialty: Radiation Oncology, Gynaecologic Oncology

Location: Vijayawada - Machawara Down, Gunadala
Dr. J Kumar Reddy

Dr. J Kumar Reddy

MBBS, MD (Radiotherapy)

Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Location: Vijayawada - Machawara Down, Gunadala
Dr. Bharadwaj P

Dr. Bharadwaj P

MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Medical Oncology)

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Location: Vijayawada - Machawara Down, Gunadala
Dr. Lakshmi Priyadarshini K

Dr. Lakshmi Priyadarshini K

MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), DM (Medical Oncology)

Specialty: Medical Oncology, Haematology & Bone Marrow Transplant, Paediatric Oncology

Location: Vijayawada - Machawara Down, Gunadala
Dr. Amarnadh Polisetty

Dr. Amarnadh Polisetty

MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DNB (Clinical Haematology)

Specialty: Haematology & Bone Marrow Transplant

Location: Vijayawada - Machawara Down, Gunadala
Dr. Saleem Shaik

Dr. Saleem Shaik

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), DNB (Surgical Oncology)

Specialty: Surgical Oncology

Location: Vijayawada - Machawara Down, Gunadala
Dr. K Sai Swapnika

Dr. K Sai Swapnika

MBBS, Diploma (Radiation Medicine)

Specialty: Nuclear Medicine

Location: Vijayawada - Machawara Down, Gunadala
Dr. Sarat Chandra Pingali

Dr. Sarat Chandra Pingali

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Surgical Oncology), FMAS, DMAS (Colorectal Surgery)

Specialty: Surgical Oncology

Location: Vijayawada - Machawara Down, Gunadala

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