MACS Clinic: Robotic & Laparoscopic Cancer Surgery to Elude Open Surgery's Adverse Effects

Dr. Sandeep Nayak P,Founder
Dr. Sandeep Nayak P

The open surgery treatment, especially for cancer patients has several controversial aspects like blood loss, pain, complication rate, length of hospital stay, and operative cost in the loss of time. On the flipside, minimal access cancer surgeries, which include Robotic & Laparoscopic cancer surgery, elude all these effects. Tragically, still very few medical centers offer Robotic & Laparoscopic cancer surgery. At the time when people were unware of these surgeries, Dr. Sandeep Nayak P (Founder, MACS Clinic) cruising through challenges with relentless aspiration established MACS Clinic to offer Robotic & Laparoscopic cancer surgery. “MACS Clinic promotes Robotic & Laparoscopic cancer surgery for the benefit of patients suffering from cancer. When I started the Laparoscopic & Robotic cancer surgery, there was very little acceptance to it. I worked very hard to educate both medical fraternity & general public that this approach can give equal or better results than open surgery,” adds Dr. Sandeep.

Initially offering Laparoscopic procedures for cancer, MACS has progressed over time to acclimatize emerging treatments and introduced Robotic surgery. With these surgeries, there is relatively less pain & faster recovery compared to open
surgery. Furthermore, a surgical robot helps in performing these surgeries more accurately& precisely with 3D vision, robotic wrist, and others. By leveraging this methodology, the surgical team of MACS performs some unique cancer surgeries.

"MACS is in the process of evaluating its data on low rectal cancer surgeries to access the outcomes and is also introducing the new technique of RABBIT"

Besides offering Robotic Thyroidectomy & Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection for oral cancer, the clinic also offers Robotic Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer, Robotic 3 Field Esophagectomy & Robotic Intersphincteric Resection for rectal cancer. In fact it’s one of few centres worldwide offering these treatments. MACS also offers VATS for lung cancer and uses chemotherapy or immunotherapy to treat advanced lung cancers. Dr. Sandeep who specializes in colon-rectum, oesophagus, thyroid, oral & breast cancers also carries many unique surgical procedures that are invented by him. These include Scarless Robotic Thyroid Surgery (RABBIT), Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection (MIND) & modified Video Endoscopic Inguinal Lymphadenectomy (VEIL). Using these treatments, MACS backed by various specialists that include expert medical oncology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology doctors, and more, has performed most intricate cancer surgeries and produced outstanding results.

Streamlining the process, MACS leverages AI to monitor the data and manage patient care & coordination. To enhance its infrastructure, MACS is in the
process of evaluating its data on low rectal cancer surgeries to access the outcomes and is also introducing the new technique of RABBIT, the robotic thyroid surgery. Besides introducing innovative surgeries, the clinic has also done sundry research on prevention & early detection of cancer which is published in well-acclaimed journals.

Holistic Approach towards Treatment
MACS believes in scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis & treatment. The clinic offers its services at various hospitals based on patient’s budget, while keeping the quality intact. In fact, Dr. Sandeep apart from heading Fortis’ surgical oncology department in Bangalore, operates charitable cases at another trust hospitals. Moreover, in case of emergency or to address any ounce of doubt, MACS empowers its patients with 24-hour helpline facility through which its doctors address the required concerns.

Medical oncology service headed by Dr. Suresh Babu also caters to the chemotherapy and immunotherapy needs of cancer patients. The clinic believes in personalization of cancer treatment and has taken the initiative to perform genetic tests on the cancer tissues to administer the most effective of the therapies.

To help patients in coping with life after cancer, MACS in-partner with cancer survivor groups, educates people about cancer prevention. MACS undertakes comprehensive follow-up care for all its patients to address the complications after the treatment, and facilitates them in living an active, fruitful & healthy life.