In the realm of Cancer Care, our center stands out as a pioneer in proving the efficacy of laparoscopic cancer surgery, establishing its superiority over open surgery not only in terms of medical outcomes but also patient comfort. At GEM, India’s foremost cancer hospital, Professor C. Palanivelu, and his team have brought revolutionary innovations to the fore, enabling the safe removal of a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal cancers such as oesophageal, stomach, liver, pancreatic, intestinal, and uterine cancers. With the aid of cutting-edge surgical and imaging technologies like the da Vinci robotic system, 4K, and 3D laparoscopy, the magnification and visualization capabilities are now 10-fold greater than the human eye, resulting in superior surgical precision and outcomes.


Surgery plays a crucial role in the treatment of digestive cancers, such as stomach, liver, pancreatic, and colon cancers. Surgical procedures may also involve the removal of nearby lymph nodes to prevent the spread of cancer. Adjuvant therapy may follow surgery to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
Some of the surgical procedures under digestive cancer care are as follows
  • Laparoscopic Ivor-Lewis oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma)
  • Thoracolaparoscopic subtotal oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer(Squamous cell carcinoma)
  • Laparoscopic hepatectomy for liver secondaries/primary tumors
  • Laparoscopic Whipple’s operation for periampullary cancer/cancer head of the pancreas
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy for splenic pathologies
  • Laparoscopic Right hemicolectomy for distal ileum, caecum, ascending colon tumors
  • Laparoscopic right extended hemicolectomy for hepatic flexure tumors
  • Laparoscopic left hemicolectomy for left colonic tumors
  • Laparoscopic subtotal colectomy for synchronous tumors
  • Laparoscopic Anterior/Abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancers
  • Laparoscopic Wertheims radical hysterectomy for uterine cancers
  • Laparoscopic wedge resections of the stomach for GIST
  • Laparoscopic sphincter-saving resections of the rectum for lower rectal tumors.
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