Regional Oncological Hospital was founded in 1967. Krasnodar City Oncological Hospital was established in 1984. In 2006 these two 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 5.8 million. The centre consists of an outpatient ambulatory service for 1200 visitors and an outpatient radiology service for 100 visitors daily. Our inpatient service consists of 17 departments with 877 beds.
Our ambulatory service includes a one day clinic for chemotherapy, outpatient surgery, and outpatient departments for hematology, ostomy patients office, palliative care and a pain control office. The inpatient hospital, with 877 beds, consists of eight surgical, three chemotherapy, haematology and two radiology departments. Our surgical service includes a breast surgery department with 50 beds, gynaecological department with 80 beds, head and neck surgery department with 50 beds, soft tissue, skin and bone surgery department with 25 beds, urological department with 50 beds, general oncology department with 40 beds, department of coloproctology with 40 beds, and a stomach and hepato-pancreatic department with 45 beds.
Annually, 35,000 patients receive treatment for tumours and 17,000 of them receive operations. The staff comprises: 252 doctors, 2 psychologists, 466 nurses and 245 caregivers. The laboratory service includes the following departments: biochemical, cytological, pathology, immunology, genetic and microbiological.
Diagnostic facilities include CT, MRI, US, endoscopy. Surgical facilities present a wide spectrum of electrical equipment for cutting and coagulation of tissues. We have INTRABEAM available for intraoperative radiotherapy and breast cancer treatment. We also have the da Vinci Surgical System available for performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The Regional Cancer Register team analyses the situation with cancer epidemiology and services within the Krasnodar region.
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. Evgeniy Ermakov, Chief Surgeon
Last update: August 2022