10 Best Head And Neck Cancer doctors in India - Updated 2022

Cancer is a condition when a few of the body's cells grow out of control and spread to other bodily regions.

CT scan, bone scan MRI, biopsy test, and PET scan are some imaging procedures that are conducted to diagnose cancer.

Head and neck cancer is a very broad term; it refers to various types of cancers in and around the neck and head region. Head and neck oncologists are much sought after for their expertise in this field of specialization. In India, there is a plethora of such specialists providing the very best clinical services, including medical and surgical intervention based on their diagnosis. The best oncologists in India have exceptional expertise in all types of head and neck cancer treatments and are skilled in using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest techniques to cure their patients. 


In case you are looking for effective medical treatment at affordable prices, here is a list of the best head and neck oncologists in India.

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Dr. Shoaib Zaidi

21 years of experience

MCh - Surgical Oncology, DNB - General Surgery, MBBS

  • One of the best head and cancer doctors in India, Dr. Shoaib Zaidi has a massive experience of over 27 years and successfully treated thousands of cancer patients around the world.
  • He has a strong academic career; after completing MBBS from University of Delhi in 1995, he pursued DNB - General Surgery from National Board Of Examination in 2002 and MCh - Surgical Oncology from Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai in 2005.
  • He has mastered treating cancer and offers a wide range of cancer care services including Cancer Screening (Preventive),Cytology Guided by Ultrasound, Parotid Surgery, Breast Cancer Management and Stem Cell Transplantation etc.

Achievements & Recognitions

  • Performed the Robotic Esophageal and Lobectomy for Esophageal and Lung cancer Respectively in Delhi - 2011
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Dr. Peush Bajpai

19 years of experience

DM - Oncology, MD - Medicine, MBBS

  • Dr. Peush Bajpai is a celebrated name in the field of oncology in India and is often considered the best head and neck oncologist in India. 
  • He studied MD Medicine and DM in Medical Oncology From Cancer Institute Adyar Chennai and also holds a European Certification in Medical Oncology.
  • He is exceptionally skilled in his areas of interests like Breast Cancer, Gi Malignancies,Gynaec Malignancies and Hemato-oncology, and have treated thousands of patients with his expertise.

Achievements & Recognitions

  • First Prize In All India Quiz At Lymphoma Leukemia Meet At Mumbai Organized By European Society Of Medical Oncology - 2012
  • Certificate of Honors in Pathology - 2000
  • Certificate of Honors in Pharmacology - 2000
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital


Next available - Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Dr. Vivek Mangla

18 years of experience

MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS

  • Dr. Vivek Mangla has his expertise in the field of GI and HPB surgery and has been working extensively in the field of GI cancer surgery, HPB cancer surgery and laparoscopic surgery.
  • He has a remarkable educational stint; he pursued his medical degree from the renowned Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi followed by the prestigious AIIMS, New Delhi. He also underwent training for Liver transplantation, Colorectal surgery and Minimally invasive GI and HPB oncology in the UK and the US.
  • With over two decades of experience, Dr. Vivek Mangla is considered a pioneer head and neck cancer surgeon who has consistently given the best diagnosis to patients and has earned the reputation of prioritizing patient's wellness and family's satisfaction the most. 

Achievements & Recognitions

  • Traveling fellowship in Liver Transplantation (Birmingham, UK) - 2014
  • John N Kapoor traveling fellowship in HPB Oncology (USA) - 2016
  • ACRSI traveling fellowship in Colorectal surgery (UK) - 2017
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Dr. Rupal Hitesh Chheda

18 years of experience

MD - Radiotherapy, MBBS

  • With over two decades of experience, Dr. Rupal Chheda is an expert in performing head and neck radiation. 
  • She is an expert of precision radiotherapy techniques such as IMRT, IGRT, and VMAT and has been instrumental in the planning and setting up of the Department Radiation Oncology at Fortis, Mumbai. 
  • Her areas of interests are head and neck, and gynaecological cancer, and has proved her expertise in these fields by successfully treating hundreds of patients every year. 
S L Raheja Fortis Hospital


Next available - Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Dr. Satish Rao

28 years of experience

Training in Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS

  • Dr. Satish Rao has 23 years of experience and expertise in performing Breast surgery, and Head and Neck cancer surgery.  
  • After getting trained in surgical oncology from from the prestigious Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, he pursued advanced training in Head & Neck oncology at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, Later he completed a specialized training in endoscopic laser surgery for head & neck cancer from University of Kiel and University of Gottingen, Germany.
  • Dr. Rao has massive experience  in operating Oral, Thyroid and Parotid Tumors and also in Voice conservation & Breast surgeries.

Achievements & Recognitions

  • Pattern of cervical lymph nodal metastases from carcinoma oral tongue’. Oral presentation at MASICON - 1997
  • Role of ultrasound in detecting cervical lymph node metastases in clinically No neck. Oral presentation in the Best Paper Category at the meeting of the Indian Society of Oncology - 2000
Fortis Hospital


Next available - Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Dr. Boman Dhabar

27 years of experience

Fellowship in Medical Oncology, Fellowship in Hematology& Medical Oncology, Fellow in Oncology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS

  • Working as a Medical Oncologist since 1994, Dr. Boman Dhabar has exceptional expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of cancer. 
  • Considered one of the best Head and Neck cancer specialists, he is a pool of extensive medical knowledge and is much sought after by patients from around the world. 
  • Dr. Dhabar is an alumnus of the prestigious Tata Memorial Hospital where he underwent basic training in Medical Oncology and also learnt managing immune - compromised patients, inserting and care of central venous lines, administration of chemotherapeutic agents for haematological and solid tumours as well as managing their toxicities. 

Achievements & Recognitions

  • He Was President of Mumbai Urological Society in year 2003
  • President of West Zone Section of Urological Society of India in year 2005
  • President of Urological Society of India in year 2015



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Dr. Rajasundaram

28 years of experience

MCh - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS

  • With almost 30 years of experience, Prof. S.Rajasundaram is a famous Surgical Oncologist in South India.
  • He has a stellar reputation as a Head and Neck surgeon and is currently presiding as the Director of Oncology at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai. 
  • In his glorious career span, he has successfully performed over 15,000 major surgeries, including Head and Neck cancer surgeries with micro vascular reconstruction, Laproscopic GI &Gynaec- Onco Surgeries and state of art breast cancer surgeries like Onco-Plastic Reconstruction and Sentinel Lymph node Biopsy.

Achievements & Recognitions

  • Has delivered more than 200 guest lectures in national and international level and has many publications in reputed journals
  • He has conducted innumerable awareness programmes in the state, and has been an external examiner at Higher speciality (M.Ch.,) exams for the past 5 years
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Dr. Mahadev P

27 years of experience

MD - Radiotherapy, DNB - Radiotherapy, DMRT, MBBS

  • Dr. Mahadev P is a leading Radiation Oncologist and General Physician in India with a vast experience of 33 years under his belt.
  • Currently practising at Apollo Cancer Centres Chennai in Teynampet, Chennai, Dr. Mahadev studied MBBS in Ranchi University and completed his MD- Radiotherapy in 1997 from Dr M G R Medical university / IIT Madras. 
  • His services include treatments for all types of Head and Neck cancer, treatment of Central Nervous System Tumors, Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT), Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Lumbago etc, and his knowledge and expertise in these fields have treated patients from every corner of the world. 
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Dr. Anil Kamath

23 years of experience

MCh - Surgical Oncology, DNB - General Surgery, MS, MBBS

  • Dr. Anil Kamath is a famous surgical oncologist consultant with an expertise to perform all types of cancer surgeries including breast, thoracic, head and neck, gastrointestinal and gynecologic cancers. 
  • He has a brilliant academic record; he completed his MBBS from Mysore Medical College and MS from St Johns Medical College Bangalore. He even secured the first position in the All India Superspeciality Entrance Exam in Mumbai and did his MCh from the prestigious Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. Thereafter, Dr. Kamath pursued postdoctoral Fellowships in Head and Neck and Gastrointestinal Surgeries. 
  • He has an excellent reputation of performing successful cancer surgeries with excellent clinical outcomes and extremely low complication rate. 

Achievements & Recognitions

  • Awarded the UICC- ICRETT Fellowship for specialized training at Washington Cancer Centre for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Surgeries - 2008
  • Best Outgoing Student Literary Activities, Mysore Medical College - 1999
  • First in All India Super Specialty Entrance Test, Mumbai - 2003
Athira Cancer Network


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Vikram Hospital


Next available - Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Dr. Niti Raizada

20 years of experience

Certificate Examination, ESMO, DM - Medical Oncology, DNB - General Medicine, MD - General Medicine, MBBS

  • With over two decades of experience under her belt, Dr. Niti Raizada is a celebrated Medical Oncologist and Hemato-oncologist. 
  • A gold medalist and President of India Awardee, she has successfully treated millions of both Indian and international patients. 
  • Dr. Raizada has served as a principal investigator in many multinational Oncology trials, and continues to make tremendous contributions to the field of medical science in India. 

Achievements & Recognitions

  • President of India Award (1998) for All-Round Best Performance in All MBBS. - 1998
  • Kak Memorial Award (1998) for All Round Best Performance in MBBS. - 1998
  • Gold Medal (1997-1998) in MBBS aggregate - 1998
  • Gold Medals in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pathology, Forensic Medicine, Ophthalmology, Surgery and Medicine. - 1998
  • Teaching Registrar- Dept. of Medicine, GR Medical College & JA Group of Hospitals, Gwalior. India - 1999
  • Vice President- Gandhi Medical College & Associated Hospitals, Bhopal, India(also previously General Secretary, Jt Secretary) - 1999
  • Chief Editor – HCG Newsletter (HCG Communiqué) - Quarterly Newsletter For The Health Care Global Enterprises (Group Of 16 Oncology Superspeciality Centers) - 2000
  • Royal College of Physician, London Speciality Training Certificate in Medical Oncology - 2017
  • European Certification of Medical Oncology - 2015
  • Times Health Award for Service Excellence in Oncology - 2019
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Questions & Answers on "Head And Neck Cancer" (394)

Sir what is malignant ascites cancer life expectancy

Asked anonymously on 5th July, 2022 at 12:46 pm
this depends on the cause of the ascites. there are procedures like HIPEC to try and cure. however, in cases that is not possible, PIPAC and chemotherapy may help. 
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What treatment of uterus cancer in India is available?

Asked anonymously on 5th July, 2022 at 12:42 pm
well, every possible treatment is available in India. it depends on what is needed for the patient. it may be Robotic surgery to radiotherapy to precision oncology treatment. 
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Is ascites ovarian cancer the last stage?

Asked anonymously on 5th July, 2022 at 12:33 pm
not necessarily. it could still be stage 3. An attempt to cure can be considered with CRS & HIPEC
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My father age 67. He is suffer collon cancer. He is colestomy operation done in March 22. What is next treatment???

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next treatment depends on the histology report. chemotherapy may be needed based on some factors
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I m 21 years old female my left nipples always cracks and peels out and little blood flesh which has come out of nipples is seen I m very tensed I have consulated two doctors they oitment is still thing from three years

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