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HOD – Surgical Oncology

Dr.P. Arulraj

MBBS, MS, MNAMS, DNB, MRCS-Edin, M.Ch-Surg onc

Doctor Schedule
Mon, Thur10am - 4pm
Work Experience

22 years experience

Professional membership

  • Life Member of the Association of Surgeons of India .
  • Life Member of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
  • Member of the National Academy of medical sciences
  • Member of Royal college of Surgeons and Physicians, Edinburgh, UK
  • Tamil, English

Clinical Expertise

Breast Surgery

  • Breast conservation surgery with sentinel node biopsy
  • Mastectomy with axillary node dissection
  • Breast brachytherapy
  • Breast reconstruction

GI Surgery

  • Total/ extended total gastrectomies
  • Whipple’s procedure
  • Laparoscopic colorectal procedures
  • Radical cholecystectomy/ hepatobiliary reconstructive procedures
  • Transhiatal oesophagectomy

Head and Neck Surgery

  • Locally advanced carcinoma of the oral cavity
  • Thyroid and Parotid surgeries
  • Near total laryngectomy

Reconstructive Surgery

  • Free flap reconstructive — free fibula, radial forearm free flap, ALT free flaps
  • Wide variety of peddled flap reconstruction urological procedures

Gynaecological Surgery

  • Cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC for ovary carcinoma
  • Pelvic exenterative surgery for recurrent cervical carcinoma

Urological Surgery

  • Open/ laparoscopy nephrectomy
  • Radical cystectomy with neobladder reconstruction
  • Penile oncological procedures


  • Soft tissue sarcoma and Bone
  • Limb salvage surgery with prosthetic reconstruction
  • Intracorporeal irradiation with reconstruction

Research and Publications

Articles Published In International/ National Indexed Journals

  • Arulraj, P., Damodaran, V. and Raman, M.L., Nagarajan, V. and Tulasi, N.R. 2005. Small bowel metastases from esophageal and oropharyngeal cancers, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, 24(3):116-11
  • Santhy, K.S., and Srividya, M., Arulraj, P. 2012. Reproductive factors and risk of breast cancer among women in Tamilnadu, India, Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(3):27-32
  • Santhy, K.S., Anupama, Srividya, M., Mangayarkarasi, K.S., Arulraj, P., and Usharani, M.V. 2009. Assesssment of tumor response to multimodalities of treatment in locally advanced breast cancer patients using comet assay, International Journal of Human Genetics, 9(3-4):251-254
  • Santhy, K.S., Sherly, P.G. and Arulraj, P. 2007. Antimutagenic activity of pomegranate (Punica granatum) in Salmonella typhimurium reverse mutation assay, Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology Environmental science, 9(2)255-258
  • Santhy, K.S., Namitha, S., Sherly, P.G. and Arulraj, P. 2006. Screening of antimutagenic effects of green and black tea (Camellia sinensis) in reverse mutation assay, Journal of current sciences, 9(2):583-588

Case Study Reports Published

  • Chandrakala Magudapathi, Haritha Garreepally, Arulraj Pichamuthu, Rajkumar Arumugam, Radha Ananthakrishnan, 2018. Angiosarcoma of Breast in Pregnancy: A Rare Case Report. Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology, 16:59

Clinical Trials

  • A multinational, randomised, double blind study comparing the efficacy and safety of xxxxxx with enoxaparin for prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients undergoing major abdominal surgery
  • An observational study to determine thromboembolism prophylaxis in oncology patients who are undergoing abdominal or pelvic surgery
  • Nutrition Insights Day Asia to assess hospital malnutrition and the routine use of enteral and parenteral nutrition in patients following major gastrointestinal surgery