Cancer Treatment at Apollo Chennai

Get the best cancer care at Apollo's world class facilities - Apollo Cancer Centre Teynampet and Apollo Proton Cancer Centre.

Apollo Cancer Centre, Teynampet

The Apollo Cancer Centre at Teynampet, Chennai is India's first standalone cancer speciality centre that has been serving patients since 1993.
Equipped with 300 beds, the latest and the best technology, manned by a large pool of world renowned specialists and supported by a dedicated team of medical and paramedical professionals, Apollo Cancer Centre offers specialty healthcare of international standards with outcomes matching those of the world’s best hospitals.

The hospital provides 360 degree cancer care. The comprehensive treatment planning system involves a Tumour Board which consists of a panel of competent medical, surgical and radiation oncologists. The Board along with diagnostic consultants examines referred cases and jointly decides on the best line of treatment for each patient. Medical counsellors, speech therapists, dieticians and other professionals, relevant to the case further support the panel.

Apollo Cancer Centre is one of the few setups in India with facilities to search for a potential unrelated donor and offer transplantation.

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC) is the first and only Proton Therapy centre in South Asia and Middle East and it is India's first JCI accredited Cancer hospital.
Apollo Proton Cancer Centre
South Asia's Most Advanced Cancer Care and First Proton Therapy Centre.
APCC has a fully integrated treatment suite that offers the most advanced treatment in surgical, radiation and medical procedures. True to the Apollo Pillars of Expertise and Excellence, the Centre brings together a powerful team of clinicians renowned globally in cancer care.
At the bedrock of APCC's approach treating cancer is its robust multi-disciplinary platform; highly skilled clinicians who come together to form a cancer management team(CMT). Each CMT is focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for their patients with utmost care.

Oncology Team at Apollo

Dr. Mohamed Zehran Saipillai

Sr. Consultant Medical Oncologist

Dr. Ajit Pai

Sr. Consultant Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Rathna Devi

Sr. Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Venkatesh Munikrishnan

Sr. Consultant Coloproctologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. C. Rayappa

Sr. Consultant Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Cancer care today means 360-degree comprehensive care, which requires commitment, expertise and an indomitable spirit from the cancer specialists. It also demands innovation and a fresh way of thinking. We have under one roof, the best minds in Cancer to discuss and deliberate the emerging trends in this field and their impact on clinical practice. They represent decades of experience and expertise in cutting-edge oncology. The ACC Oncology Team brings together the brightest minds in surgical, medical & radiation oncology, along with a complete range of high-end ancillary experts. The hospital houses a team of specialist doctors and trained paramedical staff who have had years of experience in cancer care. Specialist teams are available to treat different types of cancers.

Organ-specific tumour boards and clinicians - the expertise at Apollo Cancer Centre, is as precise as the approach. Oncologists specialize in function as well as in organs, setting higher standards in precision oncology everyday.

The largest network of Super specialized Oncologists - The Apollo Oncology Team is a handpicked forum of the finest Onco- specialists and an Ancillary team for the best Cancer Care available. With over 45 onco-specialists, and a combined experience of over 400 years, we bring you the best in Cancer care. 

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CyberKnife Radiosurgery 

What is CyberKnife Radiosurgery?

It is the world's first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy. The system's versatility allows surgeons to treat static or moving lesions thereby treating a wide variety of medical conditions. 

The CyberKnife system hosted at the Apollo Cancer Centre, Teynampet is one of the most sophisticated and advanced systems of the type in the Asia Pacific Region.

Cyberknife Radiosurgery

What are the benefits of CyberKnife Radiosurgery for patients?

  • It is pain-free
  • Non-invasive in nature
  • No anesthesia is required 
  • Outpatient procedure (you don't need to get admitted)
  • No recovery time (Immediate return to normalcy)
  • No breath holding or stress during procedure

What type of Tumors can be treated with CyberKnife Radiosurgery?

The CyberKnife System can be used to treat tumors and lesions anywhere in the body where radiation treatment can be used. The Apollo CyberKnife Advisory board will assess all patients that are to undergo the treatment. 

The CyberKnife system is extremely effective in the case of most tumors such as

  • Prostate
  • Lung
  • Liver
  • Brain
  • Spine
  • Pancreas and many others

Tumors that cannot be accessed non invasively are treated with increased doses of radiation directly on them. 

Is the CyberKnife system clinically proven?

The Cyberknife system has been cleared by the FDA (USA) to treat tumors and lesions anywhere in the body. It is based on radiation technology that has been proven for over 30 years. Many clinical studies have been published on peer review journals about the technology and thousands of patients have benefited from the treatment worldwide over the years.

Facilities Available at Apollo Cancer Centre

Cyberknife Radiosurgery
  • 300 Beds
  • CyberKnife
  • Dedicated Chemotherapy Ward
  • Dedicated Stem Cell Transplant Unit
  • PET CT
  • TrueBeam STx radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Full Field Digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis (3D) System.
  • Flow Cytometry

Do you want to book an appointment with a Senior Cancer Specialist from Apollo Hospitals?


What is the cost of endoscopic spine surgery in India?

The cost of endoscopic spine surgery can be best ascertained based on the procedure, implant, complication etc. A reasonable estimate for an around 7000 USD

How much does Lumbar spine mri cost?

The approximate cost of lumbar spine MRI is 230 USD.

How much does MRI cervical spine cost india?

The cost of MRI cervical spine is approximately 230 USD.

How much does spine surgery cost in india?

The cost of spine surgery in India is subject to patient condition, procedure, etc. One can expect to spend a minimum of 2000 USD for spine surgery.

How succesful is spine surgery in india?

The success rate of spine surgery in India is seventy to ninety percent depending on the patient's condition. The high tech procedures employed at Apollo Insititute of Spine Surgery have a high accuracy rate of 80% to 90%.

How long is recovery from spine surgery?

Recovery time at Apollo Chennai with advanced technology, is mobilization on the same day and discharge within 2-3 days. The total  healing period to have full functionality including physical activities like marathons, hiking , cycling etc can take 2-3 months after a severe deformity correction. Please consult with the Apollo Chennai doctor to evaluate your clinical condition.

Can you live a normal life after spinal fusion?

Yes, you can. Depending upon the patient the recovery period after spine fusion is from 3 to 6 months. About 90% of patients who undergo the procedure are able to get back to their normal lives.
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