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Dr. Smitha C Saldanha

Dr. Smitha C Saldanha

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Medical Oncology


Medical Oncologist


8 Years Experience Overall  (3 years as specialist)

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Dr. Smitha C Saldanha is consultant Medical Oncologist, passionate about diagnosis and treatment with adequate counseling of the patient and family.

2 clinics for General Consultation

General Consultation
Cancer Treatment
Oral Cancer Treatment
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BTM Layout 2nd Stage, Bangalore

Shree Vaishnavi Heart Centre Multi Speciality Clinic


1206, 16th Main Road, 2nd Stage, Landmark: Near Food World & Opposite To IAS Officers Colony, Bangalore

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an oncologist?

A: An oncologist is a physician with specialization in diagnosing, treating and providing care to patients who have cancer of any tissue or organ.

Q: What are the different branches in oncology?

A: The different branches of oncology are: (1) medical oncology, who treats cancer using chemotherapy (2) surgical oncology, perform surgical procedures to remove tumour (3) radiation oncology, provide radiation therapy (4) gynecologic oncology, treat gynecologic cancer (5) pediatric oncology, specialist of disease in children (6) haematologist-oncology, treats blood cancer

Q: What is the difference between a clinical and medical oncologist?

A: A medical oncologist provides treatment of cancer using systematic therapy (chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological agents), whereas a clinical oncologist uses a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Q: What kind of training does an oncologist get?

A: Training as an oncologist involves four years of medical school for bachelors degree (MBBS) followed by a residency period and a post-graduate degree in oncology. The post-graduation degree may be MD in medicine/paediatrics, with a DM in medical oncology or MD in radiotherapy.

Q: Does an oncologist perform surgeries for cancer treatment?

A: A surgical oncologist, who has got training at surgical procedures can perform surgery to remove tumours.


Awards and Recognitions

Gold Medal - 2002


MBBS - K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, 2004
MD - General Medicine - FATHER MULLER MEDICAL COLLEGE, Mangalore, 2009
DM - Medical Oncology - Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, 2016


Karnataka Medical Council


2011 - 2017 Consultant at Vaishnavi Heart Centre


70627 Karnataka Medical Council, 2005
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