About Geetha Palaniappan MD

We often see cancer taking a toll on patient’s physical and emotional well-being. After Dr. Geetha lost her own mother as a toddler from a tragic accident , she was raised by her elderly grandparents. They shaped her life and inspired her to pursue the art of healing . As a physician, she strives to support her patients along their cancer journey . For her, it is an honor to be a physician and provide quality care to others.

Dr. Geetha enjoys reading about the latest treatment options, clinical research opportunities and new education regarding cancer. Her role in caring for the patient is achieved with a combination of applying science and what the patient wants to achieve their goals.


Seeing the resiliency of her patients, their fight, their struggle, and how they continue to maintain their families while being treated for cancer, motivates her to work even harder in providing the best possible care in order for them to achieve their goals.

  • Medical Degree:
    Madurai University / Tirunelveli Medical College

  • Residency:
    University Of Missouri-Kansas City

  • Fellowship:
    University Of Missouri-Kansas City


The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

5 out of 5
  • 11/02/22
    The pleasant and friendly approach of entire staff is. so appreciated. No one makes me feel like I’m being rushed through it at the same time honors the time we have.
  • 07/28/22
    I always feel comfortable and cared for when I visit the Estabrook facility. If I need anything or even accidentally look lost a staff member is there immediately to help me. During my first appointments at the facility staff members guided me to each area/desk/room. A very caring place to go for medical issues.
  • 08/22/22
    Everyone was friendly and seemed to be efficient
  • 08/18/22
    Parking was good today but have had problems in the past.
  • 08/16/22
    All is well.
  • 10/05/22
  • 10/10/22
    Dr. Palaniapan and her staff are always just the best!
  • 10/03/22
    It’s great to have an appointment and the staff is on schedule.
  • 10/24/22
  • 07/11/22
    Dr Geetha and team are so amazing and caring. They take time to listen and they address the entire you - not just your cancer. I’m amazed every time I enter NCS. Their job is so difficult but they all put forth the most wonderful comfortable approach. I would recommend to anyone anytime. Thank you for all you do
  • 06/30/22
    Dr Geetha is an excellent doctor. She is very compassionate, kind, caring. Never rushes me. Always listens to my concerns and explains everything so I understand. I respect and trust her completely. Robyn, a nurse in the chemotherapy room, is nothing short of absolutely amazing. Her compassion and kindness has helped me on so many trips in there, throughout my cancer journey. She is a blessing to everyone who needs treatment. I'm very thankful for Dr Geetha and Robyn, and also all those whose names I don't personally know. I've never had a bad experience with anyone at Estabrook.
  • 07/25/22
    I always feel comfortable coming to my appointments. The staff is kind and caring and very efficient. I feel fortunate to work with such a great team!
  • 08/17/22
    I am very grateful to have Dr. Getha who cares about my condition and trying to help me out. I really appreciate everything they are doing for my health. Thank You. Lucy Langstraat
  • 06/29/22
    I am very pleased with all aspects of my care.
  • 07/27/22
    Tiffany was thorough and explained things well. Enough time was taken to listen to what I had to say and answered questions. She did an excellent job!
  • 08/11/22
    My team has done a fantastic job of helping me to get better
  • 09/19/22
    Thankful for Dr. Geetha. Very fortunate to have her as my doctor.
  • 08/23/22
    Dr. Geetha and her staff are so caring and kind and friendly. She is an excellent cheerleader - you end up feeling upbeat after meeting with her and her staff!
  • 08/02/22
    I have had excellent experience when coming to the clinic. I have so much respect and love for Dr Geetha. I know I only saw her a few times but she is amazing with explaining everything perfectly. I am so grateful for her to help me navigate a difficult path. Thanks you Dr Geetha- you are the BEST!!!!!!
  • 11/03/22
    Your staff and doctors are very caring and show respect to everyone. Remembering names and look to do what ever it takes to make you comfortable. I would be doing my radiation treatments down there. But I live in Sioux City and don't have the money to run there everyday or stay in your Hope Lodge because I am not vaccinated. And understand completely. But your drs are heaven sent. Thank you!
  • 11/30/22
    very best care available. staff is very caring
  • 12/20/22
    I recommend Dr. Geetha Palaniappan to all people with whom I speak regarding medical concerns. She is kind, caring, brilliant--and she knows doctors in related fields and makes connections and communication happen.
  • 06/21/22
    Dr. Geetha Palaniappan is amazing. She is intelligent, alert, caring, and wise. I couldn't ask for a better oncologist--she was recommended to me by the surgeon who did my colon surgery. She has gone out of her way to help me when I needed it, once even coming in on her day off. Her assistant, too, has been wonderful--and SHE also came in on HER day off that one day with Dr. Geetha, all to help me heal. I have recommended Dr. Geetha to all my friends, of course hoping they do not require her services. But if anybody DOES have cancer, she is the best--and she is friends with doctors in related specialties, and they talk together, and share ideas for the best medical care. The people at the admissions/scheduling desk are also nice, and efficient, and calming. Today she found something unexpected (and possibly most unwelcome) but she smoothed the way so I could get that checked out too. We give thanks to God for Dr. Geetha.
  • 11/14/22
    It was a very good feeling appointment. A bit lengthy in the waiting room but not too bad. Refreshments (drinks) were available if wanted.
  • 09/26/22
    Tried to move my treatment to Florida and it didn’t work out like i was used to with zNCC. So im coming back to finish my treatment
  • 10/27/22
    Dr. Geetha is the most wonderful doctor I have ever met! She saved my life and I will be forever grateful. I have sent a few people to Dr Geetha and they feel the same way as I do.
  • 06/20/22
    Thank you
  • 10/18/22
    Dr. Geetha is one of the best doctor's a patient can have. She cares about her patients
  • 07/07/22
    Dr. Geetha is wonderful
  • 09/29/22
    NCS is who I always recommend when I learn someone I know has cancer. I love my oncologist, Dr. Geetha, and also recommend her to others. She is amazing and a true fighter for her patients!
  • 10/31/22
    I saw Tiffany Feldman today. I had seen her once before. She is fantastic. The best provider I have seen to date. She is caring, knowledgeable, professional, and provides clear and concise information. I can’t say enough good things about Tiffany Feldman.
  • 06/17/22
    Kathy and Tori are great.
  • 06/22/22
    What a excellent staff you have!!
  • 09/12/22
    Tiffany was the best!
  • 06/15/22
    I am not comfortable with your new sign in procedure. While I was able to navigate through the questions except for taking of the pictures of my cards and myself, I am sure many patients at this facility don’t even have a smart phone. I’m not sure how this saves time and helps put a patient at ease. We are there because we have cancer. That in itself is stressful enough.
  • 07/15/22
    There are no words to express how grateful I am for the nurses and staff. They were awesome and made me feel very welcomed and cared for. Dr and PA's were very caring and willing to explain what was going on with my treatment. I have been using Bergan for over 50 years and have not been disappointed. .
  • 06/14/22
    Leslie is always so friendly during check-in. I appreciate her. Tori is the best ever! She was so compassionate when I went through chemo, and continues to be so engaging and personable when I get my monthly shot. She is also the best shot giver and I hate shots!! Tori is very genuine and I feel like she really cares about me.
  • 08/29/22
    I saw Tiffany, nurse practitioner today. She was very courteous, outgoing, and knowledgeable. Very impressed with her as she was very thorough. Would give her a 10+
  • 09/06/22
    Why does the person at check in who is not behind a screen wear her mask below her nose???
  • 09/20/22
    I was in for a blood draw and I have been told by others I need to tell the person drawing my blood I have small veins and they roll. I conveyed this information and was told they always use butterfly needles. I have had this particular person draw blood on me several times at Methodist and now at Legacy. I find it disturbing enough to tell you that she has the most uncomfortable technique. I always have had pain both during and after the draws with this person. This time completed with unnecessary bruising. I have had multiple blood draws with other people and experience no discomfort or bruising.
  • 08/10/22
  • 09/16/22
    When I had a question about my prescription that I didn’t know was coming, the nurse explained it very nicely to me and so I could understand. Thank you for your help.
  • 06/22/22
    Very friendly.
  • 08/24/22
    I love Nebraska Cancer Specialists, the care is excellent !! Everyone is kind and patient!!
  • 10/25/22
    I had no prior knowledge of seeing an APRN, Sharon, as I did yesterday instead of Dr. Geetha. I wanted to see Dr Geetha and was very disappointed I didn't. The care I received from Sharon was excellent as my survey numbers show. The care was not the issue, she just was not Dr. Geetha. Thank you for this opportunity to express my opinion. If Tina, the scheduler, or one of the nurses could call me, I would appreciate it.
  • 08/11/22
    Cancer is no fun but this place really makes you feel like they care, The team of nurses and doctors are knowledgeable and very concern for your overall health. I have never felt unheard. From the moment you check in to the moment you leave you feel taken care of. At least that has been my experience. PS I LOVE DR GEETHA and her team.. Excellent
  • 08/31/22
    Very thorough but I did not know I was going to see the nurse practitioner today instead of the Dr. It was fine but would be good to know up front.
  • 09/14/22
    I really appreciate how friendly and helpful all the staff members are. Thank you.
  • 07/14/22
    I would like to attend the Movement for Longevity classes, but I work during the day and would need an evening time. There aren’t any.
  • 06/23/22
    So far I have had a excellent care. Staff is fabulous. Keep up the good work!!
  • 08/17/22
    Everyone I have encountered has been fantastic!
  • 08/04/22
    Very pleased with appointments and staff.
  • 06/23/22
    Dr. Geeta Pappanpalan was very very good.
  • 07/13/22
    Staff was very welcoming and accommodating. Dr. Geetha was AMAZING! She explained things in a way that was easy to understand and she was committed to taking the time that was needed to make me feel comfortable with the plan of care. It was evident that she truly treating the person, no just the disease.
  • 10/26/22
    During the most difficult time of my life, your staff has made me feel comfortable and eased my fear and anxiety. Dr. Geetha is wonderful with answering all my questions and concerns. Thank you all for the excellent care I have received!
  • 07/12/22
    Care and concern given by Dr Geetha, Pam Owens and the infusion room staff makes the journey doable and gives the support I need.
  • 11/09/22
    Dr. Geetha is so warm and personable. She made me feel cared for as a person, not just a patient.
  • 07/29/22
    I really want to thank you for being there for me. I enjoyed the time with you and I hope you enjoy your day.
  • 06/27/22
    Very happy with the care given to me.
  • 08/15/22
    NCS has been an excellent group in taking care of my health.
  • 12/13/22
    Openness of office.
  • 12/12/22
    I have been very satisfied with every aspect of the Papillion office.
  • 12/21/22
    Everyone at Dr. Geetha’s office is outstanding.
  • 12/05/22
    I tell everyone that cancer is a horrible thing to have, but if you have it and are looking for the best medical care for the maximum medical outcome. NCS and Dr. Geetha are the ones to go to. The Nursing staff are so nice, caring and professional. I find I look forward to my infusions, just to see them. I so appreciate my entire medical team @ NCS and am so glad we picked them to help us through this.
  • 12/28/22
    Everyone has treated me with so much compassion and make me feel comfortable and cared about. I am grateful to have such a wonderful care team
  • 12/06/22
    Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I encountered no problems during my short visit.
  • 12/27/22
    Dr. Geetha is wonderful! Process of checking in, blood draw, exam was very efficient.