Orthopaedical Oncology stands as a specialized domain within medicine, focusing on diagnosing, treating, and managing bone and soft tissue tumors. While bone tumors may have a lower incidence compared to other types, their prevalence is on the rise. Hence, having access to specialists becomes pivotal for individuals grappling with musculoskeletal cancers and skeletal metastasis from primary tumors elsewhere in the body.

An Orthopaedic Oncosurgeon embodies an Orthopaedic Surgeon with super-specialization in Musculoskeletal Oncology. Dr. Mishil Sandeep Parikh stands among the select few certified Orthopaedic Oncologists in India. Following his Orthopaedic Surgery post-graduation at D.Y. Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai, he underwent rigorous training at the esteemed Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital in Mumbai, honing his expertise over three years in managing Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors. Additionally, he holds a Short-Fellowship from the University of Florida, USA.

Practicing exclusive Orthopaedic Oncology since 2017, Dr. Parikh now serves as a Consultant Orthopaedic Oncosurgeon at the renowned Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in South Mumbai. His specialization includes Needle Biopsies for improved Limb Salvage techniques and extensive experience in managing Malignant and Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, along with Skeletal Metastases. Proficient in Limb Salvage methods utilizing Megaprosthesis, Nail Cement Spacer, Biological Methods, and 3D Printing, he has successfully performed approximately 1500 procedures over the past five years.

Beyond clinical proficiency, Dr. Parikh is academically inclined, contributing to numerous publications in national and international journals and serving as regular faculty at MSK Oncology conferences worldwide. His compassion extends to economically disadvantaged sections of society, offering free services in various Medical Colleges and Trust hospitals nationwide, guided by his motto: “No patient in need of his services should go untreated due to financial constraints.”

Furthermore, Dr. Parikh advocates for education among budding orthopaedic surgeons, serving as Chair of the Young Surgeon’s Initiative by the International Society of Limb Salvage and co-founding the Sarcoma Education Society, dedicated to educational endeavors.

Striving to raise awareness about musculoskeletal tumors, Dr. Parikh engages in teaching programs like CMEs, Cadaveric Courses, and Online Webinars, fostering knowledge dissemination among medical professionals and society at large. The satisfaction reflected on the faces of his patients and students stands testament to his impactful endeavors.

In conclusion, Orthopaedic Oncology emerges as a burgeoning field in India, demanding a multidisciplinary approach spearheaded by Orthopaedic Oncosurgeons. Advanced imaging, biopsy facilities, and treatment options are becoming increasingly accessible nationwide, transcending geographical limitations.