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The department of surgical oncology at Continental Hospitals offers excellence in surgery & care for all types of cancers. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, excellent panel of surgeons, and world class operation theaters, Continental Hospitals is one of the best hospitals in Hyderabad for cancer surgery.

Oncology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis & treatment of cancers. And surgical oncology is one of the three oncology branches, it employs surgical interventions for the treatment of cancers. Radiation oncology and medical oncology are the other two specialties which use radiation and clinical interventions, respectively, for cancer treatment.

Excellence in patient care & excellent patient outcomes, are the twin objectives of the department of surgical oncology. Continental Hospitals has an unparalleled pedigree in the treatment of cancers with some of the best surgical oncology specialists providing advanced and accurate surgical care in cancer treatment.

Diseases & Conditions

Department of surgical oncology at Continental Hospitals provides advanced surgical treatment & care for various cancers and related disorders as listed below:

  • Blood Cancers
  • Brain Tumors
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peritoneal Malignancies
  • Lymphomas


The department of surgical oncology at Continental Hospitals is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities for the early detection and diagnosis of all types of cancers. Diagnosis for cancers is performed with the help of various tests as given below:

  • Nuclear medicine – This is an imaging technique that uses a small number of radiotracers injected into the bloodstream or swallowed or inhaled, and are then traced to detect the presence of cancerous cells in the body.
  • Radiology – Imaging tests that are often employed for detecting cancers involve computed tomography (CT) scans, X-rays, ultrasound, mammogram, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans amongst others.
  • Pathology – Pathology tests include analysis of blood, urine and other body fluids samples to check for tumor markers and detect the presence of cancerous cells in the body.
  • Biopsy – A biopsy is a procedure wherein a small piece of tissue or a sample of cells is incised from the body for analysis. analyzed in a laboratory and helps ascertain if a tumor is either cancerous or benign.
  • Endoscopy – An endoscopy allows a doctor to view the internal organs of the patient using a thin tube inserted into the oral cavity. This can be used for the screening of the GI tract and the abdominal cavity for tumors.
  • Colposcopy – A colposcopy is a cervical cancer test, wherein a scope is used to examine the cervix and helps detect the presence of cancerous cells in the cervix.


The department of surgical oncology at Continental Hospitals offers excellence in treatment & care for all types of cancers and cancer-related ailments. Our expert panel of surgeons with decades of experience, state of the art infrastructure, and an unmatched pedigree in treatment of cancers, makes us one of the best hospitals for cancer treatment in Hyderabad.

Our highly skilled surgical oncologists and dedicated staff remain steadfast in the treatment of all types of cancer using evidence-based medicine and globally established guidelines whilst taking into consideration the latest advances and internationally approved protocols to prescribe the best treatment possible.

Some of the common surgeries performed at Continental Hospitals for cancer cure include:

  • Curative surgeries – For the removal of the cancer tissues/tumors from the body and these surgeries are a primary form of treatment with other forms of treatment also employed either before or after the procedure for comprehensive cure.
  • Preventive surgeries – These surgeries are for the removal of potentially cancerous cells, which may not yet have become malignant, removal of polyps is a form of preventive cancer surgery
  • Diagnostic surgeries – These surgeries/procedures are investigative in nature and are performed to exact tissue samples for further investigations such as biopsies.
  • Palliative surgeries – These surgeries are performed at very advance stages of the cancer for the purpose of pain-relief/comfort of the patient rather than actual cure.
  • Debulking surgeries – These surgeries remove a part of the tumor/cancerous tissues before complete removal may not be possible or may harm certain organs, the procedure offers some relief to the patient but not complete cure.
  • Restorative or reconstructive surgeries – These procedures are performed to restore function and/or appearance of an organ or region following cancer treatment/surgery. For example, post mastectomy, a breast reconstruction surgery can be performed to help the patient regain physical appearance.

Technology & Facilities

The department of surgical oncology at Continental Hospitals, Hyderabad is known as one of the best hospitals for cancer treatment. We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide excellent patient-experiences and improved patient-outcomes the for every single one of our patients.

Continental Hospitals has consistently set a benchmark for the highest standards of surgical care for cancer patients. Equipped with state-of-the-art operation theatres and advanced infrastructure to deliver excellence for every patient. We have expert panel of surgical oncologists striving for excellent outcomes.

The facilities at Continental Hospitals for the treatment of cancers include:

  • State-of-the-art Tru Beam STx Radiotherapy equipment

  • Advanced radiology facilities for imaging

  • Gamma camera

  • World-class patient-facilities

Our Doctors

Dr Ravi Chander Veligeti | Sr Consultant - Surgical Oncology
Dr Ravi Chander Veligeti

MBBS, MS (General surgery), MCh Surgical oncology

Sr Consultant - Surgical Oncology

Dr Madhusudhan Reddy Karagiri | Consultant - Surgical Oncology
Dr Madhusudhan Reddy Karagiri


Consultant - Surgical Oncology

What does a surgical oncologist do?

A surgical oncologist is one of the three main components of a multidisciplinary approach to oncological care. A surgical oncologist employs surgical methods to remove cancerous tissues/tumors from the body.

What is the difference between medical oncology and surgical oncology?

Medical oncology relies on the usage of clinical methods and drugs for the treatment of cancer whereas a surgical oncology uses surgical methods & procedures for treatment of cancer by removing cancerous tissues & tumors.

Can surgical oncologist give chemotherapy? 

No. A surgical oncologist works closely with other multidisciplinary specialists for cancer treatment but only uses surgical methods and procedures for cancer treatment.

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