Lung Surgery

Lung Surgery

The Thangam Thoracic Oncology team is one of the few dedicated group of specialists who focus primarily in the management of lung Cancer. The Multidisciplinary team includes Thoracic Surgical Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Pathologists, Radiologists, Pulmonologists, Nuclear Medicine Physicians, Respiratory rehabilitation experts, Anesthesologists and Palliative care physicians all working with a string focus to improve the care of patients with lung cancers.

Our Department of Thoracic Surgical Oncology has one of the highest volume practice of lung cancer, mesotheliomas, thoracic NETs, thymic tumors, esophageal cancers and chest wall tumors in the country. Our hospital has the highest volume of Robotic Lung Cancer Surgery in India, treating patients from India and abroad.

Patients are managed by a team of Clinical Coordinators who help navigate the complex pathways that are sometimes needed in treating lung cancer.

The team has a clinical research pathway that is on the continuous mission of introducing new treatments and technologies into clinical practice.
Program Director:

Dr Saravana Rajamanickam (Thoracic Surgical Oncology)

Clinical Research Lead:

Dr Bhavesh Poladia (Thoracic Medical Oncology)

The Multidisciplinary Team:

Dr Karthick Rajamanickam (Thoracic Radiation Oncology)
Dr Shuba (Thoracic Pathology)
Dr Mahalakshmi (Thoracic Radiology)
Dr Umashankar (Interventional Pulmonology)
Dr Thangadurai (Intensive Care Specialist)
Dr Aravind Kumar (Anesthesiologist)
Dr Gurumoorthi (Anesthesiologist)
Dr Vishwanathan (Pain and Palliative Care Expert)
Dr Rajkumar (Respiratory Rehabilitation Expert)

Surgeries Offered:
  • Robotic Lung Lobectomy
  • Robotic Lung Segmentectomy
  • Robotic Lung Sleeve Lobectomy
  • Robotic Pneumonectomy
  • Robotic Thymectomy
  • Robotic Esophagectomy
  • Robotic Tracheal resections
  • Robotic Carinal resection
  • Chest wall Tumors
  • Robotic Lung Metastatectomy
  • Robotic Surgery for Mesothelioma (Pleurectomy / Decortication)
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video Mediastinoscopy
  • Vascular Sarcoma Resection
  • Pancoast Tumor Resection
Oncology Treatments Offered:
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Antibody Drug Conjugate Therapy (ADC)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
Radiation Treatments Offered:
  • Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy (3DCRT)
Interventional Pulmonology Procedures Offered:
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) for staging
  • Tracheo-bronchial Debulking
  • Tracheal stenting
  • Pleural biopsies
  • Pleuroscopy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleural catheter placement for Malignant pleural effusion
Imaging and Radiology Services Offered:
  • Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer
  • Contrast CT Scan for Staging
  • PETCT Scan for Staging
  • Diagnostic Biopsy Services
  • Ultrasound guided pleural procedures