Best Colorectal Cancer Surgeon In Mumbai

Dr. Praveen Kammar

MCh | MS | MBBS ( 13+ Years of Experience )

GI-Colorectal Surgery | Laparoscopic | Robotic Colorectal Surgery Consultant

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    Why Choose Dr. Praveen

    Dr. Praveen Kammar is a renowned surgical oncologist practising in Mumbai. He has 13+ years of experience in General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Onco Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, and Robotic Surgery.

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    13+ Years

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    1000+

    Procedures Performed

    Surgeries Performed

    Here are the different types of cancer surgeries that we provide:

    Sphincter Saving Surgeries In Rectal Cancer

    • Ultra low anterior resection
    • Intersphincteric resection
    • TEMS- Trans-anal Endoscopic Microsurgery
    • TAMIS-Trans Anal Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Cancer Surgeries Using Laparoscopy And Robotic Surgery

    • Esophagus cancer
    • Stomach cancer
    • Colon cancer
    • Rectal cancer
    • Kidney tumor
    • Endometrial cancer
    • Cervical cancer
    • Mediastinal tumors
    Fig 04. Single Small Peritoneal Deposit In Pelvic Peritoneum From Gastric Cancer

    Cytoreductive Surgery And Hipec

    • Ovarian cancer
    • Appendicular cancers
    • Psuedomyxoma peritoenii
    • Colroectal cancers
    • Stomach cancer
    • Primary peritoneal cancer
    • Endometrial cancer
    • Peritoneal mesothelioma

    Digestive System Cancer

    • Cancer of the esophagus
    • Cancer of the stomach
    • Cancer of the colon
    • Cancer of the rectum
    • Cancer of the pancreas
    • Cancer of the biliary tree
    • Cancer of the liver
    • Cancer of gall bladder

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    Dr. Praveen Kammar

    Colo-Rectal Surgeon | MBBS | MS | MCh Surgical Oncology

    With over 13+ years of experience in Oncology, Dr. Praveen Kammar is one of the top and most renowned Oncologist in Mumbai.

    He got his fellowship in GI –colorectal surgery ( Ethicon sponsored) from Tata memorial centre, where he was trained in robotic, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC for colorectal cancer, transanal surgeries for small rectal cancers under Prof Avanish Saklani.

    He received further training in peritoneal malignancies, cytoreductive surgery, HIPEC and PIPAC to deal with ovarian cancer, mesotheliomas, primary peritoneal malignancies with Dr Sanket Mehta in Saifee Hospital, Mumbai.

    He also holds a fellowship in Colorectal surgery from Yopnsei cancer centre, Seoul, South Korea.

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    Awards

    International Career Development Scholarship
    (Awarded in 2021)

    Dr. Praveen has been awarded “International Career Development Scholarship” from American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons for the year 2021.

    As a part of the Scholarship, he will be travelling to San Diego, USA to attend the annual meeting of from American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons ( ASCRS) to be held in April 2021.

    Visiting 2-3 colorectal units of excellence in USA to further his knowledge and skills in treating colorectal diseases

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    A type of cancer that attacks the large intestine is called colorectal cancer. Generally, older adults are more at risk for colorectal cancer, but anyone can have this disease. It starts with the formation of innocuous clusters of cells in the colon, also known as polyps. Little by little, some polyps may become cancerous, resulting in colorectal cancer.

    It is crucial to eliminate the polyps from the colon ahead of them becoming cancerous. The doctors may recommend regular screening tests to prevent colon cancer. Treatments such as radiation therapy, medications, and surgery are available to cure it.

    Another name for Colon cancer is colorectal cancer, as it affects both the colon and the rectum.

    If you are a Mumbai resident looking for one of the best colorectal surgeons in Mumbai, you may consult with Dr Praveen Kammar. Dr Praveen is an oncologist with detailed knowledge of the different forms of cancer.

    You may not be able to observe the symptoms of colorectal cancer in its early stages. However, you may experience the following symptoms:

    • Change in bowel habits
    • Constipation or diarrhoea
    • Fatigue
    • Weight loss
    • Anaemia
    • Abdominal pain and bloating
    • Blood from the rectum
    • Blood in faeces
    • Feeling full even if the gap between meals is long
    • Feeling that bowel is not empty

    When it comes to colorectal cancer, the signs and symptoms are similar to other health conditions. If you feel deterioration in your health and experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, you should seek medical attention.

    If your doctor suspects anaemia, they may ask you to undergo screening for colorectal cancer. In around 40% of people, the signs and symptoms of colon cancer are diagnosed in the early stage.

    An observation has been done on the patients who received a diagnosis after reporting symptoms. The results of the observation are mentioned below:

    • 34% of people had abdominal pain.
    • 23% of people were suffering from anaemia.
    • 37% noticed blood from the rectum or faeces.

    The noticeable symptoms in people who underwent diagnosis after seeking medical assistance were:

    • 57% of people were diagnosed with a blocked bowel
    • 25% were suffering from inflammation in the stomach lining.
    • 18% of people had a hole in their bowel.

    Some people may not notice any symptoms of colorectal cancer in its earlier stages. They may experience the symptoms during the advanced stages of cancer when cancer has already done damage to other body organs. Cancer spreads to the lungs, liver, and other distant organs in the advanced stage.

    People tend to face difficulty in breathing and have coughs when cancer affects the lungs. If cancer affects the liver, people may have jaundice, causing the yellowing of skin and eyes.

    Colon cancer starts from stage 0 and goes up to stage 4. These stages are described as follows:

    Stage 0
    In this stage, the cancer is detected in the innermost layer or mucosa of the colon.

    Stage 1
    The cancer spreads to the innermost layer and the next layer of the colon. The two layers are called mucosa and submucosa, respectively.

    Stage 2
    Cancer has spread beyond mucosa and submucosa and has become more advanced than stage 1. The substages of stage 2 cancer are:

    • Stage 2A: The cancerous cells have reached the outermost layer of the colon, but the lymph nodes have not yet been attacked.
    • Stage 2B: Along with the outer layer of the colon, cancer has reached the visceral peritoneum, which holds the abdominal organs in their place.
    • Stage 2C: Cancer has reached the neighbouring organs and structures.

    Stage 3
    It is classified into three stages.

    • Stage 3A: The tumour has outgrown the colon and has reached the adjacent lymph nodes.
    • Stage 3B: Cancer has spread to the lymph nodes and has affected at least four lymph nodes.
    • Stage 3C: Colon cancer has affected more than four lymph nodes but has not spread to the distant organs.

    Stage 4
    It is classified into

    • Stage 4A: Cancer proliferates towards other organs and affects the liver and lungs.
    • Stage 4B: It is an advanced cancer stage, and more than two distant organs are affected.

    These are the five stages of colon cancer that affects the health of a patient. The stages of cancer determine the seriousness and extent of the disease. The patient needs to undergo extensive treatment options in case of advanced cancer.

    If you are looking for a colon cancer specialist in Mumbai, you can book an online appointment for a consultation with Dr Praveen Kammar. Dr Kammar and his team can help you with the treatment options available for whichever cancer stage you are in.

    The common questions patient asks from their doctors are:

    What stage of colorectal cancer do I suffer from?

    Colon cancer starts from Stage 0 and goes to Stage 4. Stage 0 is the initial, while Stage 4 is the most advanced. Cancer begins from the inner line of the large intestine and extends to other nearby body organs in the most advanced stage.

    What tests do I need to undertake?

    The doctor may advise you to undertake imaging tests like CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, etc. These tests help an oncologist to determine the growth and severity of the disease. The patient may be advised to undertake genomic testing. This test allows an oncologist to determine the suitability of precision treatment options.

    What is the meaning of metastasized cancer?

    Metastasis in colorectal cancer is a process in which cancer grows out of the colon and affects other body parts. Metastatic colon cancer is commonly found in the liver but can spread to lymph nodes, lungs, bones, and the central nervous system. The doctor may need to perform an urgent surgery, chemotherapy, or other medical procedure to control cancer growth. People may confuse it with recurrent cancer. Recurrent cancer is cancer that affects the same part of the body again after the treatment.

    How does it affect my life's quality?

    A cancer patient's quality of life gets affected due to the side effects of the treatment. The treatment options, surgery's requirements, and cancer stage decide the impact of cancer on a patient's life. If the cancer is detected in the earliest stage, it does not hamper the quality of life. However, in advanced stages, a person might face additional challenges while undergoing the treatment. The impact of drug therapies affects the quality of life. In case of surgery and colostomy, a patient may face extensive (and sometimes permanent) side effects.

    Getting proper answers to these questions can be an aid to you in making a wise decision. It also enables you to understand your health condition and be prepared to undergo the necessary treatments. Having proper knowledge of the disease can help you to take the best available option.

    It is easy to get better treatments in big cities because of the endless options available before you. If you are in need of one of the best oncologists for colon cancer in Mumbai, you can book an appointment online and consult with Dr Praveen Kammar, who is highly regarded as one of the best doctors for colon cancer in Mumbai due to his success rate in treating colorectal cancer.