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Dr. Pragnya Chigurupati

MBBS, MRCS, MS – General Surgery

Dr. Pragnya Chigurupati is one of the very few qualified female Breast Oncology and Oncoplastic Surgeons in Hyderabad and is currently associated with American Oncology Institute.

With expertise in the field of Breast Diseases and Reconstruction, Dr Pragnya, a breast cancer specialist in Hyderabad completed her MBBS and MS in General Surgery from the prestigious Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Deemed University, Chennai.

During this tenure, she acquired international standards of surgical skills by becoming a member of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK. (MRCS).

Dr Pragnya retained a very strong interest in this evolving field and further pursued a Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) Breast Fellowship at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

Recognized as one of the top Breast Specialist Doctors in Hyderabad, Dr Pragnya has extensive experience in “Oncoplastic” techniques as she also completed her Breast Oncoplastic Fellowship at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom. She gained extensive surgical experience in local flap reconstructions of the breast, implant-based reconstructions, breast augmentation and reduction (mammoplasty) procedures and other cosmetic procedures such as nipple reconstruction, fat grafting etc.

Dr Pragnya is currently pursuing McH in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, in association with University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.

She also has various publications and research papers to her credit.

Unless a breast surgeon has undergone additional training in this area, it is unlikely that he/she will be in a position to offer you all the surgical options. So, stop wasting your time by surfing breast cancer oncologist near me and seek an appointment with Dr Pragnya, the best Breast Specialist-Surgical Oncologist in Hyderabad. She has vision, passion, knowledge of anatomy, and understanding of aesthetics.

  • MBBS: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Deemed University, Chennai. 2006-2012
  • MS General Surgery: Sri Ramchandra Medical College and Deemed University, Chennai. 2012 -2015
  • MRCS: Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh-United Kingdom. 2013, 2016.
  • McH Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: University of East Anglia-Norwich, United Kingdom (Ongoing).

Additional Certification

  • Fellowship in Breast Surgery (Homi Bhabha National Institute) at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. 2016-2018.
  • Breast Oncoplastic Fellowship at Royal Stoke University Hospital, United Kingdom. 2019
  • Currently working as Surgical Oncologist at American Oncology Institute, Hyderabad.
  • Worked as Research Fellow in the department of breast oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital (3 months). 2016
  • Department of Surgical Oncology in Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. 2015-2016
  • Observership (2 Weeks) Department of Vascular Surgery in New York University, New York. 2012
  • Observership (1 month) Department of Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, Sunshine Hospitals, Hyderabad. 2012
  • Internship (6 months) Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad. 2011v

Trained in the management of

  • Benign Breast Diseases
  • Malignancies of the Breast -Conservation Surgery, Mastectomy with/without reconstruction
  • Reconstructive procedures such as Local Flap reconstruction, Implants, cosmetic reductions and augmentations (mammoplasty), fat grafting, nipple reconstructions etc.
  • Autologous reconstruction – Latissimus Dorsi flap reconstruction
  • Lymphedema of the arm and breast
  • Corrective procedures of previously operated breasts
  • Diagnostic procedures

She had moderated Oncoplastic Multidisciplinary tumour meetings along with plastic surgeons and oncologists, which helped her to understand the nuances of reconstruction. Focused on Oncoplastic Results clinic (For Patients and budding surgeons in training).

Regular Multidisciplinary tumour (MDT) meetings with a team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, rehabilitation nurses, physiotherapy teams and counsellors aided her understanding of breast cancer in a holistic approach.

Presentations :

  • Attended conferences around the world and presented her research in breast cancer.
  • Attended and presented various presentations in National medical conferences and workshops.

Publications: Published various papers in National and International Medical Journals

Abstract Submission: Submitted abstracts that have been accepted for publication.

Research: Has several research papers to her credit.

  • Association of Surgeons in India (ASI), Assocation of Breast Surgeons of India (ABSI)
  • TSMC/FMR/11484
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