Best Oncologist 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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    Patients Treated

    13+ Years

    Years of experience

    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

    When the body’s immune and control systems stop working correctly, it leads to an unrestricted formation and expansion of abnormal cells. These abnormal and damaging cells start dividing and spreading to the other parts of the body resulting in cancer. These harmful cells may form a cluster of tissues which is called a tumour.

    Cancer is a disease that can originate in almost any part of the body and, if not diagnosed in its early stages, can spread into and damage nearby organs. Book an appointment for a consultation with Dr Praveen Kammar if you seek treatment under one of the top cancer specialists in Mumbai.

    Cancer can originate in any part of the body. That’s why there are more than 100 types of cancer. A few of the most common cancers are lung cancer, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.

    Five main categories of cancer are:

    • Leukaemia: Cancer formed in the blood tissues, especially the bone marrow, is called leukaemia.
    • Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers: CNS cancers are associated with the growth of damaging and abnormal cells in the brain or spinal cord.
    • Sarcomas: Sarcoma cancer starts in the bone or muscle tissues. A soft tissue sarcoma cancer originates in fat, muscles, blood vessels, etc.
    • Lymphomas: Lymphoma cancer found in the immune system of the body.
    • Carcinomas: Carcinoma cancer is found in the cells in the skin or the tissue lining of organs like kidneys, liver, etc.

    Anyone with certain risk factors can suffer from these cancers. So it is imperative to consult a doctor as soon as you experience any unusual signs in your body.

    There have been numerous researches about the risk factors associated with cancer. A few of these risks are:

    • Age: One of the most significant contributing factors to cancer is age. The risk of getting cancer rises remarkably over the age of 50.
    • Alcohol: Alcohol addiction plays a detrimental role in the most severe health conditions. Alcohol damages the cells and changes the hormones leading to cancer.
    • Chronic inflammation: Chronic inflammatory diseases can cause colon, pancreatic and liver cancer.
    • Cancer-causing substances: There are various cancer-causing substances like arsenic, asbestos, radon, benzene, formaldehyde, cadmium, etc.
    • Hormones: Estrogen (a well-known carcinogen) is a female hormone associated with high risks of cancer.
    • Obesity: More than ten types of cancers are associated with overweight and obesity.
    • Diet: Every kind of disease is somehow related to your diet, and cancer is no different. Foods containing high fat can result in obesity leading to cancer.
    • Immunosuppressants: Immunosuppressive drugs pose an increased risk of having cancer.
    • Radiation: Continued exposure to harmful radiations can cause cancer.
    • Tobacco: Tobacco can cause heaps of damage to your body and become a reason for more than ten types of cancers.

    Some of these risk factors are unavoidable, like age, obesity due to a health condition, hormones, etc. But a lot of them, like alcohol, a lousy diet and tobacco, are avoidable. So try and control your risk factors as much as you can to steer clear of cancer.

    A few of the common signs and symptoms of cancer are as follows:

    • Drastic and sudden weight changes.
    • Fatigue.
    • Discolouration of skin like yellowing, redness, darkness and sores.
    • Swallowing issues.
    • Constant fever.
    • The feel of a lump under your skin upon touch.
    • Abnormal and uncontrolled bleeding.
    • Rough throat.
    • Change in bowel routine.

    There are several other symptoms depending upon the type of cancer. So if you feel anything strange or unusual about your body, consult a doctor.

    The study of all types of cancer and their symptoms, causes, preventions, and treatments is called Oncology. A doctor who deals with oncology as a specialisation is called an oncologist.

    A doctor who diagnoses cancer and its current stage are called a medical oncologist. They also devise a plan of action for the treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, etc.

    A surgeon who carries out biopsies and conducts surgery to eliminate the tumour and cancerous cells from the body is called a surgical oncologist. They also perform various other surgeries for cancer.

    An oncologist who treats cancer patients with radiation therapy treatments to eliminate the cancerous cells easing the symptoms is called radiation oncologists.

    There are several doctors specialising in particular cancers. For example, the doctors who specialise in treating blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma, etc., are called hematologic oncologists. A doctor who treats cancers originating in the central nervous system is called a neuro-oncologists.

    You may book an online appointment for a consultation with Dr Praveen Kammar if you need one of the best oncologists in Mumbai

    The most important factor when deciding on cancer treatment is its current stage. In any cancer treatment, the primary goal is to eliminate the cancerous cells and cease cancer from growing any further. Three of the most common cancer treatments are as follows:

    • Surgery: A surgical oncologist removes the tumour and any cancerous tissue nearby.
    • Chemotherapy: The primary goal of chemotherapy is to eradicate cancerous cells using potent drugs.
    • Radiation Therapy: Radiation therapy uses high-intensity radiation to eliminate cancerous cells.

    A cancer specialist decides on treatment based on several significant factors like the cancer type and the stage it is diagnosed in. For diagnosis and treatment, you may consult with Dr Kammar, widely recognised as one of the best cancer specialist doctors in Mumbai.

    Choosing the right oncologist is crucial for your cancer treatment. A few of the factors you should focus on to make the right decision are as follows:

    • Referrals: It’s always good to have referrals about a doctor from the people you trust, especially family and friends. You can also ask your physician for a reference as they might know the best ones.
    • Credentials: Always remember to check an oncologist’s credentials such as his alma mater, internships, board certifications, etc. These credentials tell you how good his education and early years in the field were.
    • Experience: The experience often tells you more about his track record than anything else. For example, an oncologist with experience of 15 to 20 years would certainly know more about the disease than a doctor with experience of 5 years.
    • Quality of the hospital: The hospital or clinic for the treatment is equally, if not more, important to the doctor himself. The facility should be hygienic and contain every latest technology and equipment. The nurses and staff should be cooperative and well behaved.
    • Communication: Having cancer is a life-changing event. You should ask the oncologist for all necessary information about the diagnosis, causes, treatment options, etc. They should willingly answer your queries and tell you about every aspect of the disease. It shows that they are willing to communicate with you about every phase of the treatment.

    Suppose you or anyone close to you experiences any symptoms that may indicate cancer, consult a doctor at the earliest. Book an online appointment with Dr Praveen Kammar, highly recognised as one of the best cancer doctors in Mumbai.