Advanced OncoSurgery Unit (AOU) to tackle the smallest to the rarest of rare malignancies with cutting edge technology & super-specialised clinical teams
Fortis Hospitals Mumbai has introduced a Advanced OncoSurgery Unit (AOU) that would offer cancer care for the people of Mumbai and its neighbouring cities.
Dr S Narayani, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospitals Mumbai, and Dr Anil Heroor, Director Advanced OncoSurgery Unit, Fortis Hospitals Mumbai, inaugurated the AOU. It will offer patients value and protocol-based surgical care. Chaired by Dr Anil Heroor, his team of surgical experts includes Dr Hitesh R Singhavi (Consultant-Head & Neck Surgery), Dr Nikhil Darmadhikari (Consultant-Surgical Oncology), Dr Rahulkumar Chavan (Consultant-Surgical Oncology) and Dr Tejas Savdekar (Associate Consultant), who will offer oncosurgical care with top end technology across Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim & Fortis Hospital, Kalyan.
Through this launch, standardised surgical cancer care will be offered across all corners of the city, making care uniformed, accessible, and affordable. These AOU Team will function in tandem to focus all synergies to drive the program across all four hospitals in Mumbai.
Dr Heroor said, “This is indeed a milestone, as we adopt a uniform patient centric approach across all our hospitals in Mumbai. This will strengthen the services offered by my team, and provide personalised care basis the patients’ requirements, affordability, and need for surgical intervention. Our OncoSurgery units across the city are focused towards providing safe and precision-oriented care. Spread across Mumbai, our OncoSurgery units are equipped with state-of-the-art technology right from the world’s most advanced ‘da Vinci Xi’ robotic surgical system, to the linear accelerator (for radiation therapy)”.
Fortis Hospital Mulund is also accredited as National Board for Cancer Surgical Training & Research. Thus, all centres across Mumbai will be able to harness the clinical and research capabilities centrally. Moreover, Fortis Hospitals Mumbai also has a ‘Tumour Board’ that will enable all cancer specialists across the centres to provide expert option about complicated cases. Through this initiative, the hospital chain will also increase screening services across the city.
Dr S Narayani said, “Cancer treatment when done in the early stages has immense success rates; timely diagnosis & intervention is the key to combating Cancer. In the past 18 months, many patients with Cancer, and their families have had to pay a heavy price due to delayed treatment, owing to the global public health emergency. COVID19 also increased mortality rates among patients with active Cancer or those who have had a history of Cancer in the past five years. At Fortis Hospitals Mumbai, we needed to take progressive steps to ensure that patients received the necessary care at the right time, without any disruption. We are extremely proud to launch this program across all our hospitals across Mumbai. This initiative is our promise to offer uninterrupted, protocolised, and personalised surgical care to all patients”