Recreating what is lost

Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Program

Cancer can affect any region of the body, thus affecting the function and physical appearance. The Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Program at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital provides patients with expert and individualised reconstructive surgery in a caring, supportive environment in order to regain normal function and appearance after cancer-related treatment. Our plastic surgeons, work side by side with the onco-surgeons to reconstruct deformities, either at the same time as the removal of cancer or at a later date depending on the individual case.

Our team of world-renownedreconstructive plastic surgeonsknow that the journey from diagnosis to recovery can be overwhelming. With that in mind, we work with each patient to decide on the best reconstructive treatment plan. Depending on which area of the body is affected, the surgical plan is formulated.

Our multidisciplinary team consists of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, geneticists, pathologists, anaesthetists & dedicated nursing staff, who will be there to help you every step of the way. Our modern infrastructure, state-of-the-art operating rooms and comfortable recovery roomsare designed keeping your safety and comfort in mind.

What Is Reconstructive Surgery?

Reconstructive surgeryaims at restoring the form and function of the body, which has been altered due to cancer treatment.

Commonly used plastic surgical techniques for reconstruction include

  • Skin grafts
  • Flaps (tissue from the patient’s own body)
  • Tissue Expanders
  • Implants

Some commonly reconstructed areas include

  • Head, face and neck – cancer of lips, tongue, cheek, oral cavity, jaw, orbit
  • Chest wall, abdomen – sarcomas and other tumours
  • Extremities – arms and legs
  • Skin – melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma
  • Breast cancer

Breast cancer reconstruction is a unique surgery in itself. Recreating the look and feel of a normal breast goes a long way in boosting confidence and helping in mental recovery. Breast cancer reconstruction is done either at the same time as the cancer removal or sometimes later as a secondary procedure after completing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It also includes surgery done for matching symmetry with the opposite breast so that well fitting bras and clothes can be worn. In some cases, patients who are at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer development may need to get genetic testing done and undergo prophylactic(before cancer develops) surgery.

The diagnosis and treatment of cancer and its reconstructive journey can be an overwhelming phase in a patient’s life. Getting the right guidance and support from an experienced team can make all the difference! The Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Program at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital is here to make this experience as smooth and easy as possible.

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If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the Nanavati team to schedule an appointment at : +91 22 2626 7500

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