HCG launched the first comprehensive cancer care centre in Visakhapatnam in association with Pinnacle Hospitals. HCG Pinnacle Cancer Centre is located at the APIIC Health City in Chinagadilli, Visakhapatnam, and houses about 88 beds to provide comprehensive cancer care services. HCG Pinnacle Cancer Centre is the only cancer care centre in Andhra Pradesh with a TrueBeam Installation with an aim to offer the best technology to the people of Visakhapatnam.
HCG Pinnacle Cancer Centre, Visakhapatnam offers the latest technology in cancer care with a multi-disciplinary approach. The hospital has a team of specialist oncologists in various departments, like medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology, along with a team of experienced clinicians, to treat patients with different kinds of cancer.
The radiation department is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and is the only hospital in Andhra Pradesh to have a TrueBeam installation. In addition to these facilities, this centre has a 16 slice PET-CT machine Discovery IQ from GE which enables effective cancer diagnostics.
While the medical oncology department comprises of chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted molecular therapy, Monoclonal antibodies, and maintenance therapy.
The surgical Oncology team is equipped with all the latest technologies to perform surgeries like head & neck resections, breast cancer surgeries including conservative breast surgery, modified radical mastectomy and breast reconstructive procedures. The surgical department at HCG Pinnacle Cancer Centre also performs procedures like gastrointestinal cancer surgeries including sphincter preserving surgeries and colostomy for rectal cancer, a full-range of gynaec oncology procedures and supportive oncology surgeries like venous access and chemoport placement. FNAC - Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology - and biopsies are also used for swift diagnosis.
HCG Pinnacle is the first cancer centre in Visakhapatnam to use the revolutionary FFF technology. The radiation department is equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as TrueBeam, with FFF (Flattening Free Filter), 3DCRT, IMRT, IGRT, IG-3DCRT, IG-IMRT. SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy) and RapidArc are equipped to manage even the most complex cancers.
The SBRT approach enables delivery of high precision radiation therapy and uses multiple imaging modalities. The OT complex is equipped with three major and one minor operation theatres that have state-of-the-art equipment and technology to perform complex surgeries.
The HCG Pinnacle Cancer Centre also has a daycare facility to cater to outpatients. With this comprehensive cancer care centre in Visakhapatnam, HCG and Pinnacle are committed to improving the quality of cancer care needs, not only in Andhra Pradesh but also its neighboring states, such as Odhisha, Chattisgarh and West Bengal.