Surgical Oncology

Surgical care has been a crucial component of healthcare all over the world. As the incidences of traumatic injuries, cancers, and cardiovascular disease continue to rise, the impact of surgical intervention on public health continues to grow.

The Surgical Services at Shifa comprise of 16 specialties with over 100 physicians & surgeons and 20 operating rooms, a closely monitored surgical step-down providing a higher level of care for post-operative patients and the latest diagnostic machinery ensure that the surgeries performed at Shifa are of the highest standard in providing quality treatment and care to the patients.

Surgical Oncology at Shifa International Hospital offers the most advance multidisciplinary treatment of primary and metastatic tumors in which our team of specialist doctor work in close coordination which includes surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation therapy, and plastic surgery to ensure comprehensive care for liver, pancreas, abdominal cavity, metastatic colon, appendiceal, sarcomas and melanomas cancers

Surgical Oncology services at Shifa International Hospital specializes in the following cancer treatment segments:

  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • HIPEC – Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Cancer

Liver Cancer

Shifa Surgical Oncology involves a dedicated team of surgical oncologists, liver transplant surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, nurses, and coordinators for the treatment of all kinds of Liver Cancers requiring surgical intervention. We treat all kinds of benign and cancerous liver tumors, cirrhosis, etc. among which are listed below as

Primary Malignant Tumors

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Cystadenocarcinoma

Secondary Malignant Tumors

  • Colorectal metastatic liver disease
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • All other metastatic hepatic diseases

Pancreatic Cancer

A dedicated team of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and psychiatrists work in close coordination to provide the best treatment solution for patients and caregivers. Our surgical oncologist is highly experienced in performing all pancreatic surgery procedures

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Laparoscopic
  • Robotic
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Distal pancreatectomy

HIPEC- Hyperthermic (or Heated) Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy

Shifa Surgical Oncology program is leading and has the honor of introducing performing HIPEC for the First Time in Pakistan. HIPEC is an alternative and innovative method of delivering chemotherapy, which is commonly used to treat many types of cancer, to the body. Unlike traditional chemotherapy that is delivered intravenously, HIPEC delivers chemotherapy directly into the abdomen making it a good option for cancers that originated in or have spread to the abdominal cavity. How does HIPEC work? First, your surgeon removes any visible tumors from the abdomen. Next, HIPEC delivers heated chemotherapy directly inside the abdomen to help destroy any remaining cancer cells and very small tumors that cannot be seen by the surgeon. This is because the chemotherapy circulates inside the abdomen, allowing it to reach more places. The goal of HIPEC is to prevent these cells from growing into new tumors causing cancer.

Dr. Hadi Mohammad Khan


Consultant General & Cancer Surgeon