Breast Cancer Surgeon in Mumbai

Looking for a top breast cancer surgeon in Mumbai? 

You are in the right place.

There are many misconceptions about breast cancer surgery; choosing the right surgeon is the first step toward a problem-free recovery. Dr. Garvit Chitkara is a leading breast oncology surgeon in Mumbai

Dr. Garvit Chitkara is one of the leading breast cancer surgeon in Mumbai. Currently, he is a Senior Consultant in Breast surgical oncology and oncoplasty at Nanavati Max Institute of Cancer care in Nanavati Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mumbai.

He is a highly acclaimed practicing oncologist who has been trained at the prestigious Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He was inducted as faculty at Tata memorial hospital immediately upon completion of his training and has trained the next generation of cancer surgeons there.

Breast Cancer Surgeon in Mumbai

Looking for a top breast cancer surgeon in Mumbai? 

You are in the right place.

There are many misconceptions about breast cancer surgery; choosing the right surgeon is the first step toward a problem-free recovery. Dr. Garvit Chitkara is a leading breast oncology surgeon in Mumbai

Dr. Garvit Chitkara is one of the leading breast cancer surgeon in Mumbai. Currently, he is a Senior Consultant in Breast surgical oncology and oncoplasty at Nanavati Max Institute of Cancer care in Nanavati Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mumbai.

He is a highly acclaimed practicing oncologist who has been trained at the prestigious Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He was inducted as faculty at Tata memorial hospital immediately upon completion of his training and has trained the next generation of cancer surgeons there.

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If you or someone you know has just been diagnosed or experience signs of breast cancer, read this brief, easy guide to understand the next steps.

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      Services offered by Dr. Garvit Chitkara

      Breast cancer surgeries

      • Breast conservation surgery is a procedure where only the cancer is removed while conserving the rest of the breast. The idea of breast conservation is to remove as less of tissue as possible while leaving behind a cosmetically acceptable breast.
      • Mastectomy is the second type of breast cancer surgery that you need to know about. Mastectomy, also known as modified radical mastectomy, is where all the tissue in a woman’s breast, including the nipple and areola, nearby lymph nodes are removed.
      • There are many other options of breast cancer surgeries that vary based on your specific needs or what your surgeon recommends. You can talk with Dr. Garvit Chitkara about which option would be best for you, but knowing these two types of surgeries will give you good insight into what to expect from your own procedure.

      Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction surgery

      • Oncoplastic breast surgery is an amalgamation of onco surgery and plastic reconstruction.
      • In oncoplastic breast surgery, the breast is reshaped or reconstructed using bodies own tissues or implants to partially or completely recreate the breast while ensuring a good oncological safety and outcome.
      • Dr. Garvit Chitkara has been practicing breast oncoplatic surgery with excellent cosmetic and oncological results

      Axillary conservation surgeries

      • Like conservation of breast, conservation of axilla is also possible where instead of removing all the lymphnodes from the axilla only a small sample is removed and checked in the lab by frozen section examination.
      • The small sample that is to be removed is identified either by injecting radioactive dye, indocyanine green dye or /and blue dye near the tumour.
      • These lymphnodes are picked up under the guidance of a gamma or a near infra red camera.

      Management of Benign breast diseases

      Benign breast disease conditions are a group of diseases which can range from a simple cyst to granulomatous mastitis, these are NON cancerous diseases but can be equally unnerving and difficult to treat. Dr. Garvit Chitkara has deep knowledge and experience of treating benign breast diseases.

      • Surgery to remove lumps – lumpectomy
      • Oral drugs for mastitis or similar infections
      • Scarless removal of Fibroadenomas using ultra modern techniques like VABB( Vaccum Assisted breast Biopsy)

      VABB is used in very specific situations like benign breast tumours like Fibroadenomas, to biopsy Micro calcifications, to biopsy other lesions in the breast to rule out multicentricity.

      It offers the benefit of being scarless and can be done under local anesthesia. Dr. Garvit Chitkara offers VABB regularly to all eligible patients.

      Management of Breast Cancer

      There are several ways to treat and manage breast cancer.  The exact approach depends upon the type of breast cancer and how much it has spread. It is likely that the patient will undergo a combination of the following treatment

      • Surgery – An operation wherein the doctors remove cancer from the breast
      • Chemotherapy – Medication prescribed to shrink the size of cancer cells or kill them. The medication can are generally in the form of intravenous drugs that are infused through venous canulae of chemoport.
      • Hormone/ Endocrine Therapy – These are oral drugs which are used in Hormone positive breast cancer patients and help in hormonal manipulation to prevent breast cancer growth and recurrence.
      • Targeted Therapy – Targeted therapy is given to breast cancer patient who have HER2neu amplified tumours. This is intravenous therapy which is given for a year and has minimal side effects.
      • Radiation Therapy – The high energy rays are directed to the cancer affected organ of the body in order to destroy the cancer cells. Radiation therapy is a must when the breast is conserved, if the tumour is larger than 5 cms or if there is a spread of cancer cells to axillary Lymph nodes.

      Empower your fight against breast cancer – book your consultation now.

        Empower your fight against Breast Cancer – Book your consultation now.

          Why Choose Dr. Garvit Chitkara?

          • Dr. Garvit Chitkara is one of the top breast cancer surgeons in Mumbai, India with an accomplished expertise in breast cancer surgery and oncoplastic breast surgery.
          • With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Garvit Chitkara has treated thousands of patients with complex cases offering them evidence-based, personalised treatment which gives them the confidence to continue their lives as normally as possible post their cancer treatment.
          • He was associated with Tata Memorial Hospital where he studied breast cancer surgery, worked, and even taught the same to the next generation of cancer surgeons.
          • He focuses on breast oncoplastic surgeries and offers his patients the best possible comprehensive breast care.
          • He pays adequate attention to reducing the apprehensions and anxieties of the patient and their family members.
          • He is an extremely patient and calm doctor who reassures the best possible recovery of his patients.
          • In addition to his excellent track record, he also offers personalized care for each patient and a state-of-the-art facility where patients can recover after surgery.
          • Dr. Chitkara also has a keen interest in Cancer genetics and has completed genetic courses offered by the prestigious Harvard Medical School. He was awarded a certificate of achievement for these courses.
          • Dr. Garvit Chitkara is one of the top breast cancer surgeons in Mumbai, India with an accomplished expertise in breast cancer surgery and oncoplastic breast surgery.
          • With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Garvit Chitkara has treated thousands of patients with complex cases offering them evidence-based, personalised treatment which gives them the confidence to continue their lives as normally as possible post their cancer treatment.
          • He was associated with Tata Memorial Hospital where he studied breast cancer surgery, worked, and even taught the same to the next generation of cancer surgeons.
          • He focuses on breast oncoplastic surgeries and offers his patients the best possible comprehensive breast care.
          • He pays adequate attention to reducing the apprehensions and anxieties of the patient and their family members.
          • He is an extremely patient and calm doctor who reassures the best possible recovery of his patients.
          • In addition to his excellent track record, he also offers personalized care for each patient and a state-of-the-art facility where patients can recover after surgery.
          • Dr. Chitkara also has a keen interest in Cancer genetics and has completed genetic courses offered by the prestigious Harvard Medical School. He was awarded a certificate of achievement for these courses.

          Cameroon Patient Testimonials: Inspiring Story of Healing

          Watch our heartfelt testimonial video on YouTube, featuring a courageous breast cancer patient from Cameroon who received life-saving treatment in India from Dr. Garvit Chitkara.

          Testimonials

          Ankur ShahAnkur Shah
          12:48 17 Apr 24
          Excellent team with good knowledge about the disease and clear understanding of the treatment plan from the patient perspective.
          ravi chorgeravi chorge
          12:07 17 Apr 24
          Garvit sir is very good, knowledgeable, helpful and kind
          Prachi DalviPrachi Dalvi
          11:33 17 Apr 24
          HiDr Garvit Chitkara and Dr Sridevi gave us good and detailed information regarding surgery and further therapy. They made us feel comfortable with the process. They even respond quickly on WhatsApp for any queries. Their presence made us feel welcoming in hospitals. Dr Garvit Really took his time to explain us the medical conditions with us as well as treatment options. He relates well to people and takes time to listen and takes appropriate action on the symptoms. He is good at building trust with his patients.Thank you for your good care and guidance.
          ABDUL KADERABDUL KADER
          11:00 17 Apr 24
          I am Mr. Bootwala Abdul Kader. I am the resident of Mumbai itself. I contacted Dr. Chitkara a very prominent & competent doctor for breast cancer. He is very humble & kindly spoken man. He gives ample time to his patients. I had been sent & recommend to him by the head of the department of cancer in Nanavati Hospital.All the best to Dr. Garvit Chitkara. May God bless him& give a long & successful life to server the humanity 🙏
          Deepti NamjoshiDeepti Namjoshi
          10:32 17 Apr 24
          Dr. Garvit exemplifies unparalleled skill and professionalism and is one of the best surgical oncologists in India. From the initial diagnosis of breast cancer to the present, he has patiently addressed my numerous concerns, providing objective and comforting answers. His surgical expertise is commendable, and I am grateful for the exceptional care from Dr. Garvit, his dedicated team, and Nanavati Hospital precisely why I travelled from Nashik to Mumbai to get my surgery and treatment done. Heartfelt thanks for their unwavering support throughout my journey.
          Pankaj GursahaniPankaj Gursahani
          08:26 17 Apr 24
          Very good team .Thank you to Dr Garvit Chitkara and his team for treating my Wife well and provide us quality treatment and prompt service.Your commitment to your patients is nothing short of inspiring. My best compliments for your exceptional care and for making a difference in the lives of others.”Thanx again sir and your team
          Joanna RaphaelJoanna Raphael
          14:38 07 Feb 24
          We are so grateful to have found Dr. Garvit - after finding out about my breast cancer, he was so patient and actually took the time to explain everything in detail. He made us feel comfortable and was involved every step of the way, from day 1 until my treatment was completed 2 months later. If you have any doubts about finding the right breast oncologist for you, I highly recommend Dr. Garvit.
          Mandar HadkeMandar Hadke
          12:12 17 Jan 24
          We had the privilege of having Dr. Garvit Chitkara as my mother's oncologist, and I cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional care he provided. His compassionate approach not only addressed the medical aspects but also took away the fear that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis. He is a true professional who combines expertise with genuine concern, making a challenging journey more manageable. Our family is grateful for his dedication to not just treating the illness but supporting my mother emotionally throughout the process. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a knowledgeable and compassionate oncologist.
          ankeetaa chhaabriaankeetaa chhaabria
          04:47 24 Sep 23
          I was beautifully taken care of by Dr Garvit and Dr Shreedevi. I feel so so blessed for having them guide me. And I know I am in safe hands 🙏
          Sajal JainSajal Jain
          01:15 02 Sep 23
          Hitendra GawdeHitendra Gawde
          14:56 01 Sep 23
          Shilpika JainShilpika Jain
          12:16 01 Sep 23
          K MishraK Mishra
          06:27 14 Jul 23
          Compassionate and extremely dedicated surgeon. Very comforting and supportive towards the patient and the family in dealing with the situation. There could not be any other expert I could trust more for my mother. Gratitude.When we met Dr Garvit for the first time, we were apprehensive, scared and helpless regarding the difficult situation we found ourselves in. Sir, had previously treated my Massi for the same disease and her confidence and trust as a patient in Dr Garvit, made us trust him for our mother as well. And the amount of support, understanding and comfort we received from sir during our visit to Nanavati falls short of words.We hail from Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The city and the hospital were completely new to us, but the care and support we received from sir and hospital, is indebting on our hearts. We could not have had better treatment or experience anywhere else.And for Dr Garvit, gratitude.We are very thankful that we are in the safest hands.
          Karishma GurejaKarishma Gureja
          03:29 05 Jul 23
          Dr Garvit Chitkara and dr Sridevi Nanavati have been a God sent help during our times of need. Their patience and approachability moved us from the anxiety zone to the right frame of mind for working towards getting cured. Their approach to patient and treatment are the best one can expect from any Doctor. Their diagnosis and line of treatment as explained on Day 1 even beyond the surgery continued to be as precise as possible which we learnt through the way and even other doctors. Besides the surgery, the biggest boon for us with them has been their availability post surgery when we have had to reach them at day or night. Once when we couldn’t travel to the hospital at a short notice, they helped us with care at the nearest hospital through their contacts. Their smiling face and positive approach has helped us overcome the test of time.
          Lanchee VHLanchee VH
          18:28 03 Jul 23
          What an amazing doctor he is!! Jovial & patient friendly. All through my visits he explained my doubts very well. I highly recommend Dr. Garvit Chitkara and Dr. Sridevi for Taking care of curious patient like me... 🙂 🙂 🙂
          Hitaxi YadavHitaxi Yadav
          16:52 23 Jun 23
          Dr Garvit Chitkara is very supportive surgeon. He is emotionally and mentally supportive .Dr Garvit Chitkara is the best surgeon in India. He explains very well and his assistant Dr Sridevi is also very supportive. All staffs are very nice. I am very greatful to have a doctor as Dr.Garvit Chitkara Thank you.
          Manoj TyagiManoj Tyagi
          15:58 27 Dec 22
          We really feel fortunate to have met Dr Garvit Chitkara and Dr Sridevi in Nanavati Hospital , when we were feeling lost, confused with where to do my mom's treatment after consulting five reputed Oncologists in several hospitals. Dr Garvit explained to us everything and put our minds at ease. We felt comfortable to go ahead with my mom's treatment in Nanavati and we are extremely happy with the decision we took. Right from the smiling helpful staff in OPD 8 to the Surgery , the 5 days radiation treatment post surgery under Dr. Kaustav Talapatra and Dr. Ajinkya, the hormone therapy by Dr Muzamil Sheikh and Dr Shruti Behl, the deluxe room facilities, dietician coming to check on the patient's meals planned by her, the hygienic canteen food everything was taken care of STRESS FREE. Our trip all the way from Dubai to Mumbai to get my mom's treatment done was successful. A Big Thank you to all the fantastic Doctors for all your efforts to cure my mom. Would like to request the management to arrange reasonably priced accomadation for NRI patients and their kith and kin for follow up treatments.
          Khushi MandotKhushi Mandot
          21:38 21 Dec 22
          My grandmother is my world. When we found out that she was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was completely shaken up. Since we found out at a later stage, we had to take all the required steps immediately. Being a heart patient, her surgery was a complicated one, and held a lot of risks. We knew we needed someone reliable and we couldn’t have asked for a better specialist than Dr. Garvit. He kept us calm and reassured at every stage and the whole process was very smooth. Dr. Sridevi supported us throughout and also attended to us patiently when we as family members had concerns or queries. It is because of Dr. Garvit and his team that my grandmother is now out of danger and is back to normal functioning: healthier, happier and secure. I am very grateful and I can absolutely vouch for him!
          Ankita BagchiAnkita Bagchi
          13:50 21 Dec 22
          I would like to express my gratitude and admiration for Dr. Garvit Chitkara, who is definitely the most exceptional oncologist I have had the privilege of meeting. Coming from Kolkata, I felt reassured and protected under the expert care of Dr. Chitkara and the team at Nanavati hospital. In 2021, I sought the help of Dr. Garvit and Dr. Sridevi for my breast cancer treatment, and I couldn't have made a better choice. Dr. Garvit performed my surgery at Nanavati Max Hospital with the utmost skill and precision, and following the completion of treatment, we have had six months of follow-up care to ensure my continued recovery. Even while I was back in Kolkata, Dr. Garvit made sure to stay in touch through several telephonic consultations to ensure my well-being. I am truly touched by the kindness and dedication that Dr. Garvit showed me throughout the entire process. Not only did he treat me with the utmost patience and care, but he also helped me stay motivated and positive. He always took the time to explain the procedures to me beforehand, which helped me feel at ease and stress-free. I am forever grateful to Dr. Garvit for his exceptional care and support.
          Mithesh ChhajedMithesh Chhajed
          04:00 01 Nov 22
          Dr Garvit is a brilliant .He explain it so good that we have no doubt. He make patient so relaxed and increased confidence so that treatment would act better.We believe him as he most trusted doctor.Once he taking care of you,no worries. God bless him
          Meenal AiranMeenal Airan
          09:57 07 Sep 22
          "Medicines cure the diseases, but it takes a Doctor to Heal the Patient" & Dr. Garvit Chitkara is the finest example of this phrase.. I am a doctor myself , and I know how much patient and understanding one needs to be in order to satisfy the patient to a level that he/she builds a trust upon you. My Mom is really lucky to have been cured by you & thanx to you and her team for instilling the belief in her that life does go on despite suffering from something as grave as Cancer !! Keep the good work going Doc🤗🙏🏻 Blessed to know a gem of a person like you 🌷😊
          Pooja NagpalPooja Nagpal
          16:43 13 Aug 22
          Dr.Garvit is a highly experienced and qualified doctor when it comes to treating breast cancers. He’s a very patient person who genuinely cares about his patients. He always takes the time to explain things in terms that are easily understandable. I would highly recommend him !
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              Frequently Asked Questions

              How long does it take to recover from breast cancer surgery?

              Recovery time can vary depending on the type of surgery and individual factors.

              Can men develop breast cancer?

              Yes, men can develop breast cancer, although it is less common than in women.

              Can a lump on your nipple be cancer?

              A lump on your nipple can be cancerous, and it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper evaluation.

              Will I have a scar after the surgery?

              It depends on the type of surgery. Lumpectomy typically leaves a small scar, while mastectomy can leave a larger scar.

              Do all breast cancer chemo patients lose their hair?

              Not all breast cancer chemotherapy patients lose their hair; it depends on the specific drugs used.

              Can breast cancer be fully removed?

              Complete removal of breast cancer is the goal of breast cancer surgery. Mastectomy is a surgery in which the entire breast is removed, including all of the breast tissue and sometimes other nearby tissues.

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