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Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar

Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar

Dip. Lap. Surgery (France)

Minimal Access Surgery.

Areas of Interest:

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery

Professional Experience and Training:

Dr Deepraj Bhandarkar completed his undergraduate studies from Grant Medical College (1981 - 1987) and surgical residency from J. J. Hospital, Mumbai (1988 - 1991). In 1990, during his residency, he participated in the first-ever laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) performed in India and since then developed a keen interest in this upcoming speciality. Subsequent to his residency in India he obtained extensive training in laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery in England from 1992 to 1997.

In 1997, he was awarded the prestigious "Travelling Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow" to visit Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia and train further in advanced laparoscopic surgery. The same year he obtained the 'Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery' from University of Strasbourg, France.

He returned to India in 1997 and started active clinical practice exclusively dedicated to laparoscopic surgery. To learn about the newer developments in the field, he visited Mount Sinai Hospital, New York in 2002.

Dr. Bhandarkar has trained extensively in India, United Kingdom and Australia, and has over eighteen years' experience in MAS. Considered a national expert in the field of laparoscopic surgery, Dr Bhandarkar routinely performs laparoscopic operations for gallstones, appendicitis, all types of hernias (inguinal, femoral, incisional, paraumbilical), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia cardia, diseases of the small and the large intestine as well as complex laparoscopic procedures for diseases of the spleen and the adrenal glands. He was one of the first few surgeons in India to practice the technique of Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery (SEPS) -a revolutionary endoscopic treatment for varicose veins. He is one of the few surgeons in the country offering the modern technique of single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) to patients with gallbladder stones

Research and Publications:

  • Mittal G, Bhandarkar DS, Katara AN, Udwadia TE. Temporary obturator nerve paresis following spray of local anesthetic during laparoscopic extraperitoneal hernia repair (Letter). Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. (In print)
  • Bhandarkar DS, Katara AN, Shankar M, Mittal G, Udwadia TE. Laparoscopic splenectomy for tuberculous abscess of the spleen. J Minim Access Surg. (In print).
  • Bhandarkar DS, Punjani RM. A rose by any other name – Hasson's technique and its modifications (Letter). Indian J Surg (In print).
  • Bhandarkar DS, Katara AN, Mittal G, Udwadia TE. Single incision laparosocpic bilateral oophorectomy. J Minim Access Surg. (In print).
  • Bhandarkar DS. What's on offer for the surgical trainees at our conferences? (Letter) Indian J Surg. 2009;71:288-289.
  • Bhandarkar DS, Katara AN. Laparoscopic mesh rectopexy: How I do it? J Colorectal Dis. 2007.
  • Bhandarkar DS, Shah RS, Katara AN, Shankar M, Chandiramani VA, Udwadia TE. Laparoscopic biopsy in patients with abdominal lymphadenopathy. J Minim Access Surg 2007; 3:14-18.
  • Bhandarkar DS, Shankar M, Udwadia TE. Laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia – current status and controversies. J Minim Access Surg 2006; 2:178-86.
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  • Maheshwari P, Bhandarkar D, Anandkar MG, Hegde S. Laparoscopic repair of spontaneous bladder perforation. J Endourol 2001; 151:A144.
  • Maheshwari P, Bhandarkar D, Anandkar MG, Hegde S. Laparoscopy assisted transperitoneal nephrolithotomy for staghorn calculus in a pelvic kidney. J Endourol 2001; 151:A143.
  • Udwadia TE, Udwadia RT, Bhagat GJ, Patil S, Bhandarkar DS. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the developing world. Surg Endosc 1994; 8: 432.
  • Udwadia TE, Bhandarkar DS, Patil SU, Udwadia RT. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in developing countries. Indian J Gastroenterol 1991; 10: A76.
  • Udwadia TE, Bhandarkar DS, Bhirangi KS, Bhoyar SV. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is feasible, safe and complete surgically, greatly beneficial economically. Indian J Gastroenterol 1990; 9: A11.

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