The Department of Surgical Oncology has been started recently. It is a part of KLES Belgaum Cancer Hospital which is under construction.

At present the surgical oncology OPD is functional at the second floor adjacent to Medical Oncology OPD. It will be shifted to KLES Belgaum Cancer Hospital once the building comes up. In the new building the surgical oncology department will have four operation theatres it will also have PET-CT scan which is required for accurate staging of the disease. This PET-CT will be the first of its kind in North Karnataka. The new building will also host latest machines for Radiotherapy.

The Department of Surgical Oncology has expertise to deal with head & neck, thoracic, breast, soft tissue, and gastrointestinal, urologic and gynecologic malignancies