- Advanced Radiation Techniques
- Brain Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colo Rectal Cancer
- Eye Cancer
- Gynaecological Cancers
- Head & Neck Cancers
- Esophageal Cancer
- Medical Oncology
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery - X-Knife
Dr Reddy is a universally known cancer specialist in India and an expert in Advanced Radiation Techniques – Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic surgery (SRS) and Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), Stereotactic Body Radiation therapy (SBRT), RapidArc Radiation and Volumetric Modulated Arc therapy. He pioneered these techniques in India, with the first advanced treatment facilities installed at Apollo Cancer Hospital in Hyderabad where Dr Reddy is the director and senior consultant earning his title as one of the best radiation oncologists in India.
Thanks to Dr Reddy’s efforts, the Apollo Cancer Hospital in Hyderabad, India has become the training center for radiation oncologists from across the country. In addition to introducing advanced technologies to India, the doctor has innovated several treatment techniques.
The doctor has treated more than 2000 patients with advanced radiation techniques like IMRT, IGRT, Rapid Arc, SRS & SRT. His exceptional knowledge of Advanced Radiation Techniques ensures his patients have less Quality of Life impairing side effects and an astonishingly high cure rates. He is regularly invited to speak on the subject at major conferences and has published several articles in acclaimed scientific journals.
Brain Tumor is a formation of abnormal, mutated cells in the brain. Primary Brain Tumors (tumors that start in the brain) can be benign – not cancerous tumors that can grow but do not spread to other parts of the body -, or malignant – cancerous tumors that damage the nearby tissue and spread. Secondary Brain Tumors are cancerous tumors that have started elsewhere in the body and spread to the brain.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy has gained advanced training in the treatment of Brain Tumors at the eminent Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, as well as at Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst in Germany.
In his long medical practice, Dr. Reddy has planned radiation treatments, devising best radiation treatment techniques, for treatment of all types of brain tumors. The doctor’s particular area of expertise is Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)tumors – primary tumors that start in the brain and are the most common and aggressive type of brain tumors.
One of the most effective ways to treat brain tumors is with Stereotactic Radiotherapy , which targets the tumor very precisely causing least possible damage to the surrounding tissue. This treatment is not available in every hospital since it requires special equipment and highly trained doctors. Dr Reddy is a cancer specialist who has many years of experience with Stereotactic Radiotherapy treating Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) – abnormal connections between arteries and veins -, Acoustic Neuromas – benign primary brain tumors that affect nerves that send sound and balance information from the inner ear to the brain -, and Brain Metastasis – secondary brain tumors that have spread from other parts of the body to the brain.
Dr Reddy has treated more than 500 Brain Tumor patients with incredible success rates. He is regularly invited to major conferences to speak on the subject and has published several articles on Brain Tumors in acclaimed scientific journals.
Breast Cancer is a malignant tumor in the breast. It is more widely spread amongst women but men also suffer from Breast Cancer. Often Breast Cancer manifests with a swelling or a lump in the breast. Not all lumps are cancerous but only a qualified doctor can diagnose it correctly. Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers in females.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy specialized in treating Breast Cancer at the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital in London, recognized as the one of the world’s premier comprehensive cancer centres. His knowledge of and interest in Breast Cancer led him to pioneer a new treatment technique that now has become standard of care in India for all Breast Cancer patients – short course radiation.
Thanks to Dr Reddy, Breast Cancer sufferers are now treated with a short three week course of radiation. This approach is as effective as a longer course, in the same time being considerably less damaging to patient’s overall health and saving a lot of surrounding tissue from exposure to radiation. Additionally, short course radiation therapy is less expensive. Dr Reddy has published clinical studies on the subject, extensively proving the benefits of the treatment.
The Doctor is also a leading specialist in Interstitial Brachytherapy for patients in the early stages of Breast Cancer. Interstitial Brachytherapy in under a week treats the breast tissue from inside, making it possible to preserve healthy tissue and keep the color and shape of the breast unchanged.
Apart from radiotherapy, Dr Reddy uses his expertise in Medical Oncology to treat his patients with Chemotherapy & targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses drugs to block the growth of cancer cells in very specific ways. Targeted therapy preserves the normal cells than chemotherapy and has significantly less side effects.
Breast Cancer Support Group was initiated by Dr Reddy to help women deal with the Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and rehabilitation following treatment. It currently has more than 1000 members who have been cured.
The doctor attends major conferences as an invited speaker to share his knowledge and published articles on Breast Cancer in scientific journals exploring the treatment techniques he uses to achieve his extremely high success rates.
The colon is also known as the large intestine. It is an organ that is part of the digestive system. The rectum is the lowest part of colon. Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of colo rectal cancer. Since the rectum is located in the pelvis, (the lower part of the trunk between abdomen and thighs), colo rectal cancer presents itself with additional challenges in comparison to colon cancer. The rectum is surrounded by lymph nodes from which cancer can spread to other parts of the body. Bleeding and blood in the stool are some of the symptoms of colo rectal cancer.
Dr Reddy specialized in colo rectal cancer during his postgraduate training at the ADYAR Cancer Institute in Chennai, rated as one of the top cancer institutes in the country by the World Health Organization. Dr Vijay Anand Reddy also specialized in this area at the pioneering cancer research institute The Christie in Manchester – the largest cancer center in Europe with more than 100 years of history.
Dr Reddy is one of the rare doctors who is an expert both in chemotherapy, targeted therapy and radiation therapy. His supreme knowledge of drug and radiation therapy interactions lets him achieve the best possible result, making sure both therapies work optimally. Dr. Reddy’s patients get the best combination treatment which results in a high number of patients going into full remission and cure.
The doctor is regularly invited to major conferences to speak about Colo Rectal Cancer and has published several articles in acclaimed scientific journals.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy is one of the top Ocular Oncologist in the country who has vast experience in treating Eye tumors. He started the Ocular Oncology Dept. at the premier Eye Institute, LVPEI in 2001 in association with Apollo Cancer Hospital providing Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy services to all the kinds of Eye related Cancers like – Retinoblastoma Lacrymal Gland Cancer, Conjunctival Carcinoma, OSSN, Lymphoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing’s Sarcoma / PNET, Melanoma, Hemangioma, Optic Nerve Glioma, Optic Nerve Meningioma etc.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy has pioneered Radiation Techniques to treat Eye tumors in various age groups, from a year old child to 90+ years old adults, without causing damage to the eye vision. All the critical structures like the Cornea, Lens, Eye lashes, Optic nerve, Brain are protected while treating the tumors.
Having trained in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & Wilm’s Eye Hospital, Philadelphia Dr. VAR has the advantage of being qualified in both Radiation & Medical Oncology. He has designed several innovative Radiation techniques and Chemotherapy protocols to treat patients with high cure rates.
Over the years, Dr. VAR has treated more than 3000 Eye Cancer patients with an astounding 90% success rate.
Gynecological Cancers, originate in the female internal reproductive system causing cervical, uterine, vaginal, fallopian tubes, ovarian and reproductive tract cancers. Gynecological Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women.
Dr Reddy acquired his specialist’s training in treating Gynecological Cancers during his postgraduate work at the ADYAR Cancer Institute in Chennai, rated as one of the top cancer institutes in the country by the World Health Organization. Dr Vijay Anand Reddy also trained in the pioneering cancer research institute The Christie Hospital in Manchester – the largest cancer center in Europe with more than 100 years of history. Further the doctor continued his training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne, solely dedicated to cancer treatment and research backed by Australia’s largest cancer research group.
Dr Reddy has almost unprecedented expertise in treating women’s cancers with Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiotherapy. The treatment places the radiation source inside the body close to the affected area. His education and experience in both chemo and radiation therapies gives Dr. Reddy an outstanding understanding about the dynamic of cancer drugs and radiotherapy, making sure his patients receive the most effective combination of both. His particular area of expertise is recurrent Ovarian Cancers with long term tumor control and prolonged life expectancy is amazing.
Being a highly trained and specialized oncologist, Dr Reddy has published several papers on Gynaecological Cancers and is an invited guest speaker at majority of the large Gynaecological Oncology conferences.
Dr Reddy’s has an exceptional, higher than average, success rate in treating Gynaecological Cancers.
Cancers of the Head & Neck include tongue cancer, lip cancer, cheek cancer which is also known as the buccal mucosa cancer that forms in the lining of the cheeks and the back of the lips inside the mouth where they touch the teeth, throat cancers, tonsil cancers, voicebox cancers, sinus and nasal cavity cancers as well as cancers in the salivary glands. Among the less common ones are Floor of Mouth cancer, nasopharynx, hypopharyngeal, and postcricoid cancer. Brain tumors are a separate category and are not included in the Head & Neck region.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy has had a special interest in the treatment of Head & Neck cancers since graduation. He has gained cutting-edge knowledge of Head & Neck cancers during his advanced training at the Tata Memorial Hospital – one of the leading Cancer Centers in Asia & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, a world class leading institution.
Dr Reddy is a rare oncologist who is an expert both in chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This allows his patients to receive the best combination treatment. His supreme knowledge of drug and radiation therapy interactions lets him achieve the best possible result, making sure both therapies work together. He is also one of the few cancer specialists in India who is a qualified expert in Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation therapy. Whenever required he uses brachytherapy in Head & Neck Cancers with ease.
The extremely high success rate – 80% to 85% of Dr Reddy’s patients go into full remission – is a direct consequence of his deep understanding of chemo and radiotherapy and the large number of Head & Neck cancer patients he treats daily. As a leading oncologist, Dr Reddy is regularly invited to major conferences to speak on the subject and has published several articles on Head & Neck cancers in acclaimed scientific journals.
Esophagus is the tube that moves food from mouth to stomach. The cancer forms in tissues of lining of the Esophagus. There are two main types of Esophageal Cancer – Squamous Cell Carcinoma that begins in the flat cell lining and Adenocarcinoma when cancer begins in cells that release fluids, such as mucus.
Dr Reddy has had a special interest in treating Esophageal cancers with radiation and chemotherapy since his graduation training. He has conducted successful clinical research on treating patients with radical radiation and chemotherapy in order to circumvent surgery. This method of treatment allows to preserve the Esophageal tube and patients can continue consuming food normally.
The doctor’s unprecedented skills produce an extraordinary cure rate of 80%. In his long practice his colleagues have noted that he has a special touch when it comes to curing Esophageal Cancer. He has been an invited speaker to many major conferences on Esophageal Cancer and regularly publishes papers in acclaimed scientific journals.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy’s interest in Medical Oncology begun during his MD Radiation Oncology graduation when he became interested in using chemotherapy for the treatment of solid tumors – tumors that originate in areas that don’t have fluid, for example breasts, lungs, liver and others.
He went on to get advanced training in Medical Oncology from the Middlesex Hospital in London and additional training in Pediatric Oncology from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a specialist pediatric hospital. The doctor also gained a certification from the European Society for Medical Oncology that promotes best practice and excellence in the field throughout the world.
Dr Reddy has vast experience in treating solid tumors with chemotherapy and targeted therapy following acclaimed international protocols. He is regularly invited to speak on the subject at major conferences and has published several articles on Medical Oncology in acclaimed scientific journals.
Osteosarcoma is a bone cancer that more often affects young people under 25 and children. Patients may not experience any pain in first stages of the illness and incase the patient does, the pain is often mistaken with muscle soreness. If the tumor is large or close to the surface it may manifest with a swelling. With the illness progressing, if left untreated, the tumor can weaken the bone so much that it breaks.
Soft Tissue Sarcomas are cancers that form in the connective tissue (CT) that unites or separates different organs and tissues. Soft Tissue Sarcomas are relatively rare because the connective tissue cells do not divide as much as other cells, which means malignancies occur less often. In the early stages majority of patients do not have symptoms because the CT cells are elastic, accommodating the growing tumor without pain until it has reached a considerable size.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy is a specialist in limb sparing treatment for both Osteosarcoma and Soft Tissue Sarcomas. He gained advanced training in Sarcomas at the ADYAR Cancer Institute in Chennai, rated as one of the top cancer institutes in the country by the World Health Organization, and at the all-speciality hospital the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.
Dr Reddy was the first oncologist in Andhra Pradesh state to pioneer the limb sparing treatment for Sarcoma patients. He went on to personally develop a team of surgeons and oncologists to deliver the treatment at the Apollo Cancer Hospital Hyderabad where he has been the director and senior consultant for many years.
Dr Reddy has treated more than 100 patients with incredible success rates. He is regularly invited to speak at major conferences and has published several articles on Sarcomas in acclaimed scientific journals.
Despite the name, Stereotactic Radiosurgery is not an invasive surgery. It is a highly precise Radiation treatment, as sharp as a knife! The treatment very precisely delivers high amounts of energy to a small area of the body where the tumor is located, causing least possible damage to the surrounding tissue. The treatment can take few minutes, and a patient usually undergoes one to five sessions.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy trained in Stereotactic Radiosurgery at the eminent Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, as well as at Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst in Germany founded in 1858 and continuously training the top oncologists in the world.
One of the most effective ways to treat brain tumors is with Stereotactic Radiotherapy , which targets the tumor very precisely causing least possible damage to the surrounding tissue. This treatment is not available in every hospital since it requires special equipment and highly trained doctors. Dr Reddy is one of the radiation oncologists who has many years of experience with Stereotactic Radiotherapy treating Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) – abnormal connections between arteries and veins -, Acoustic Neuromas – benign primary brain tumors that affect nerves that send sound and balance information from the inner ear to the brain -, and Brain Metastasis – secondary brain tumors that have spread from other parts of the body to the brain.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery with XKnife is especially vital for high risk patients, like the elderly, patients with advanced cancer and brain cancer sufferers with deep embedded tumors for whom traditional surgery is considered dangerous. The treatment has the added benefit of having fewer Quality of Life impairing side effects than traditional radiation therapy.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery is not available in every hospital since it requires special equipment and highly trained doctors. Dr Reddy has treated more than 300 patients with Stereotactic Radiosurgery, this being the largest number of people treated by one medical specialist in the country. He has an astonishing success rate of 85%, and regularly publishes articles in acclaimed scientific journals, as well as attends major conferences on the subject as an invited guest speaker.