Regional Oncological Hospital was founded in 1967. Krasnodar City Oncological Hospital was established in 1984. In 2006 two of these institutions were united as one multidisciplinary Regional Oncological Centre. The centre is involved in highly-qualified oncological services for the Krasnodar region with a population of 5.2 millions. The centre consists of outpatient ambulatory for 1000 visits and outpatient radiology for 100 visits daily. Inpatient service is 14 departments for 845 beds.
Ambulatory includes one day clinic for chemotherapy, out-patient surgery, palliative care for 30 beds and pain control office. Inpatient hospital for 845 beds consists of nine surgical, two chemotherapy, haematology and two radiology departments. Surgical service is: Breast surgery department with 100 beds, Gynaecological department with 75 beds, Head and neck surgery department with 50 beds, Soft tissue surgery department with 45 beds, Urological department with 50 beds, Female reproductive system surgery department with 30 beds, General oncology department with 40 beds, Department of Coloproctology with 40 beds,and a Stomach and hepato-pancreatic department with 40 beds.
Annually, 35,000 patients receive treatment for tumours and 17,000 of them have operations. The staff comprises: 252 doctors, three psychologists, 466 nurses and 245 caregivers. Laboratory service is presented with biochemical, cytological, pathology, immunology, genetic and microbiological departments.
Diagnostic facilities include CT, MRI, US, endoscopy. Surgical facilities present a wide spectrum of electrical equipment for cutting and coagulation of tissues. “Inrtabeam” for intraoperative radiotherapy available for breast, pancreatic and rectal cancer treatment. Regional Cancer Register team analyses situation with cancer epidemiology and service in Krasnodar region.
Areas of specialisation
Cancer diagnostics and administer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other oncological standards of treatment are carried out at the centre. The principal tumors treated are: breast, colon, stomach, lung, pancreas, soft tissue, head and neck, brain, kidney and bladder cancers. Hematological malignancies are also widely treated.
When the patient needs supportive care, the palliative care specialist is consulted and the treatment can be performed in day-hospital or in the oncology ward or at home, in the case of outpatients.
Palliative and supportive care
Patients, who are no longer benefiting from anticancer treatments, continue to be followed by the oncology department specialists. In particular if the patient is self sufficient, periodic visits are performed in the outpatient department of the centre or in the District ambulatory, where oncologists with nurses can provide all necessary care.
Terminal patients are addressed to the home care service, which provides valuable assistance to patients and their families, in the phases of critical and painful disease. This service is available 24 hours a day to assist terminal patients at home, providing control of symptoms, giving support to family members and, when possible, giving health and orthopedic devices. Finally, the terminal patients who for clinical, social or familiar reasons cannot be treated at home are admitted to the centre.
Dr Ivan Uvarov, Chief Surgeon