Medical Oncology

Haemato-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation is one of the Apollo's flagship departments which has shown steady growth since inception of this hospital and has been providing most advanced treatment. The department treats all adult and pediatric cancers. It deals with solid tumor malignancies as well as hemato-oncology.

  • Chemotherapy: Annually, over 900 new patients are given chemotherapy, both by conventional and newer protocols of chemotherapy.
  • Stem Cell Transplant: Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad is second in Apollo group performing regular Stem Cell Transplant/Bone Marrow Transplant for various haematological conditions. We perform at least one transplant per month with over 90% success rate with regard to hospital discharges. This is the only private hospital in Gujarat performing regular transplants for Haematological conditions.

Type of Stem Cell Transplants

At Apollo Hospital Ahmedabad facilities are available for performing both Autologus and Allogeneic transplantation using a self separator for stem cell harvest procedures and a freezing system to cryopreserve the cells for future use.

Autologus Transplant (Stem Cells collected from one's own body): Apollo Hospital Ahmedabad offers Autologus transplant for following diseases:

  • Hodgkin's & Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Leukemia

Allogeneic Transplant (Stem Cells collected from some one else's body): Apollo Hospital Ahmedabad offers Allogeneic transplant for following diseases:

  • Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation For Thalassemia Major
  • Several other genetic disorders, especially with single gene defects
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • High Risk AML & Relapsed AML
  • Relapsed ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia)
  • As last resort in several advanced or refractory haematological malignancies eg. follicular lymphoma, CLL etc.


First successful "Autologus Stem Cell Transplant for Acute Myeloid Leukemia" in private sector of Gujarat by Dr. Chirag Shah. He has also performed successfully maximum number of transplants in private sector in Gujarat.

Solid Tumors

  • Dr. Akash Shah
    M.D., D.M.
    Consultant- Medical Oncology
  • Dr. Bharat J Parikh
    M.D., PGDHHM.
    Director Medical Services, Director Academic Services
    Consultant- Medical Oncology
  • Dr. Shirish S Alurkar
    Director- Medical Oncology
    Consultant- Medical Oncology

Hematology, Hemato-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplant

  • Dr. Arun Karanwal
    M.D., D.M.
    Consultant- Medical Oncology & Hematology
  • Dr. Chirag A Shah
    M.D. (Hematology)(USA), M.D.(Oncology)(USA)
    Director- Hematology, Hemato-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplant
    Consultant- Hematology, Hemato-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplant



Monday - Saturday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Phone : +91 79 66736673
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Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center
Block A, Apollo Hospitals International Ltd.
1A, Bhat GIDC Industrial Estate
Gandhinagar - 382428, India.

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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