Best Liver Cancer Doctor In India

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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    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

    Nutrients and medicine absorbed from the digestive tract are present in our blood that is filtered and circulated by the liver. It does this continuously while converting the absorbed contents into ready-to-use chemicals. It also has another function that involves removing toxic substances and waste products from blood if found and sending them out for excretion. Since the liver continuously filters the blood, it is well accessible to cancer cells transported through the bloodstream. Due to this reason, cancer can start in the liver, known as primary liver cancer or even by cancer that has originated in another organ but now reached and spread to the liver as well. Most commonly, secondary or metastatic liver cancers are seen. They originate somewhere else in the body. Primary liver cancers are not that common. You are more susceptible to get liver cancer if you have hepatitis. Liver cancer has twice the chances of affecting men than women.

    The liver is made up of not just one but many kinds of cells, giving rise to various tumour types. The doctor will treat each tumour differently depending on what caused them. Two types include-

    • Cancerous- They are non-benign which means the cancer cells spread to other body organs.
    • Noncancerous- They are benign which means they do not spread or infect other organs.

    Your chance of complete recovery, treatment and outlook depend on what type of tumour you get diagnosed with.

    Usually, it is seen that unless the disease has progressed to an advanced level, no visible symptoms are seen in the patients. But liver cancer does have some symptoms like-

    • Abdominal Pain
    • Feeling full even after eating little
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Weight loss without any reason
    • Pain near the right shoulder blade
    • Eyes and skin turns yellow (jaundice)
    • Fluid build-up or abdominal swelling
    • Vomiting
    • Fever
    • Itchiness
    • The liver, Spleen or both can become enlarged

    Bruising, bleeding, and swollen veins that appear under the skin of the abdomen might be symptoms of liver cancer as well. Other diseases that can be influenced by liver cancer include low blood sugar and high calcium levels. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consider visiting one of the best liver cancer specialists in India like Dr Praveen Kammar.

    Stage grouping makes it easier for doctors to determine the overall stage of cancer. A stage grouping is based on ‘T, N and M’ status. Roman numerals are used to show stage grouping wherein ‘I’ indicated the earliest stage and ‘IV’ shows the advanced stage.

    Stage I Liver Cancer
    The liver has a presence of a single mass of the tumour. It hasn't reached the blood vessel.

    Stage II Liver Cancer
    A single mass is present in the liver, which has contaminated blood vessels, or more than one mass is present in the liver but measures less than five cm in width.

    Stage III Liver Cancer

    • Stage III A: There are multiple tumours present in the liver which have not reached nearby lymph nodes or area outside the liver. From amongst the tumours present, at least one is larger than 5 cm in width.
    • Stage III B: At least one major blood vessel like the portal or hepatic vein is affected by the stage III tumours present in the liver. But no other lymph nodes or organs are affected.
    • Stage III C: Lymph nodes and other distant organs are not affected by the tumour yet. But it has affected nearby organs, or a minimum of one tumour has reached the outer layer covering the liver. Nearby organ excludes the gallbladder that is present just below the liver.

    Stage IV Liver Cancer

    • Stage IV A: Nearby lymph nodes are affected by liver cancer, but it hasn't reached the distant organs yet.
    • Stage IV B: There may or may not be evident if cancer has invaded the nearby lymph nodes and blood vessels, but it has reached and grown into other distant organs. (Lungs, bones and even brain)

    The best liver cancer doctors in India will base the treatment and other procedures on the stage of liver cancer you are diagnosed with.

    Various factors can be responsible for the chances of getting liver cancer like-

    • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
      Chances of Liver cancer significantly increase if you have fat saturation in the liver.
    • Cirrhosis
      Cirrhosis can cause the build-up of scar tissues in your liver. The disease is also progressive and not reversible and makes you prone to liver cancer.
    • Exposure to aflatoxins
      Crops like wheat and nuts, if stored under poor conditions, can develop moulds that have aflatoxins. If you consume food made using such crops, aflatoxins enter your body and make you prone to liver cancer.
    • Certain liver diseases (inherited)
      Inherited liver diseases like hemochromatosis and Wilson's disease increase the risk.
    • Excessive Alcohol Consumption
      Irreversible liver damage results from continuous alcohol drinking beyond the moderate levels for years together.
    • Chronic infection with HCV or HBV
      The risk of liver cancer is heightened if you contract chronic hepatitis B or C virus.
    • Diabetes
      Risk of getting liver cancer increases if you have diabetes.

    Consult your doctor if you are concerned about getting liver cancer because of the risk factors mentioned above. You can also consider visiting Dr Praveen Kammar, who come at the top in the list of liver cancer best doctors in India.

    Along with the treatment, what matters is your comfort with your doctor. Be open and ask questions you have. They will want to address your worries by making the language and terminology understandable to help you deal with the disease. A transparent conversation will help them come up with a tailored treatment plan.

    You can consider asking the following questions when-

    1. You are told you have liver cancer ask the following questions:

    • What kind of liver cancer am I diagnosed with?
    • At what stage has the cancer been diagnosed?
    • How is the functioning of my liver?
    • Is my cancer spread anywhere but the liver?
    • Do I need to seek help from other specialists or doctors?
    • Will the decision of my treatment require some additional tests?
    • Who can help me with the costs and health insurance-related queries?

    2. Your treatment plan is being decided.

    • What treatment is appropriate according to you and why?
    • What are the choices you have regarding the treatment?
    • Is surgical removal of cancer possible?
    • Do you have any previous experience treating such cancer?
    • What goal will be achieved on completion of the treatment?
    • Will I need a liver transplant?
    • If I decide on taking a second opinion, which hospital or cancer specialist would you recommend?
    • How fast do we need to decide on the treatment?
    • Are there any risks or side effects that you should know about? If yes, how long will they last?
    • Is it recommended to take part in the clinical trials?
    • What preparation is necessary for the treatment?
    • When do I start the treatment?
    • Where will you get my treatment, and for how long?
    • Will there be a disturbance in my daily routine?
    • What will we do in case the treatment doesn't work, or cancer reoccurs?

    The liver cancer specialists in India and their team will guide you through your treatment, and remember to have an open conversation with them.