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Dr. Diwakar Pandey

Senior Consultant & Oncosurgeon,
MS, M.Ch Surgical Oncology (Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai),
DNB (Surgical Oncology), FACS, FSSO, FESSO,
Fellow, Society of Surgical Oncology (USA),
Fellow, European Society of Surgical Oncology,
Smith International Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, Florida,
ESPSO Visiting Fellow, CRS & HIPEC (Barcelona),

About Him...

Dr. Diwakar Pandey has a wide range of experience and expertise in treating complex surgical cases of cancers. His entire practice is dedicated to the surgical treatment of patients suffering from these cancers. He is one of the very few exclusive Surgical oncologist in Chhattisgarh today. His forte is advanced surgical cancer oncology. He has over 10 years of experience in treating surgical cancers such as colon cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, oesophageal cancer, liver cancer, gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, neuroendocrine tumours.

He heads a team of professionals who besides providing the best possible evidence-based treatment, also help the patients choose the most appropriate and cost-effective treatment options for all stages of these diseases. He treats his patients with compassion and empathy. Ethical and reliable care with the highest standards is his core priority.

Dr. Diwakar Pandey is a one stop destination for all cancer and related treatment with an aim to bring state of the art cancer treatment to the region of Chhattisgarh. Gone are the days when cancer diagnosis meant the end of the world. With Dr. Diwakar Pandey in the field on Oncology, is set on ensuring world class treatment and care throughout the battle against cancer. Patient comfort and satisfaction are atop the priority list. We understand how important family is and their concern is, therefore explaining every aspect of the diagnosis and treatment with utmost care and patience is paramount.

Title Description
  • M.B.B.S. : Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur (India).
  • M.S. General Surgery : Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi (India).
  • M.Ch. Surgical Oncology : Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (India).
  • Dip.NB(Surgical Oncology) : National Board of Examination, New Delhi (India).
  • Adhoc Assistence Professor, Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Assistant Professor, Colorectal and HPB Unit Surgical Oncology.
  • Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Balco Medical Centre, New Raipur (India).
  • Consultant, GI GU and Peritoneal Surface Oncology, Sanjivani CBCC USA Cancer Hospital, Raipur (India).
  • ESSO Online Course on the Management of HIPEC after CRS.
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Course -Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, Mumbai.
  • Ethicon Microvascular anastomosis course-Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, Mumbai.
  • Certificate course in Thoracic Oncology, University of Michigan.
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery course-Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, Mumbai.
  • Stapler training Course-Ethicon institute of Surgical Education, Mumbai.
  • Basic Laparoscopy Course-Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, Mumbai-December.
  • Recipient of Young investigator award 2020,Korean Society of Medical Oncology.
  • Recipient of Smith International Surgical travelling fellowship 2020,Cleveland Clinic Florida.
  • European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Society of Surgical Oncology, USA
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic surgeons(SAGES)
  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • European association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • American College of Surgeons(Associate)
  • International Society of Fluorescence Guided Surgery
  • Indian association of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Asia Pacific society of Thyroid Surgery
  • International journal of Colorectal Disease, Springer Nature -Reviewer
  • Colorectal disease, Wiley Publication -Reviewer
  • BMJ Case reports,British Medical Journal-Reviewer
  • Histology and Histopathology, Sercrisma International S.L.-Reviewer
  • Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research-Reviewer
  • COVIDSurg Collaborative : The impact of surgical delay on resectability of colorectal cancer: An international prospective cohort study. Colorectal Dis. 2022 Mar 14. doi: 10.1111/codi.16117. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35286766.
  • Tripartite Gastrointestinal Recovery Post-operative IIeus Group : Core outcome set for clinical studies of postoperative ileus after intestinal surgery. Br J Surg. 2022 Mar 8:znac052. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znac052. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35257158.
  • COVIDSurg Collaborative : Effect of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns on planned cancer surgery for 15 tumour types in 61 countries: an international, prospective, cohort study. Lancet Oncol. 2021 Nov;22(11):1507-1517. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00493-9. Epub 2021 Oct 5. PMID: 34624250; PMCID: PMC8492020.
  • Saklani A, Pandey D, Patel S. RAPIDO protocol : a promising approach for high-risk locally advanced rectal cancers. Lancet Oncol. 2021 Jan;22(1):2-3. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30643-4. Epub 2020 Dec 7. PMID: 33301739.
  • Patel S, Pandey D, Saklani A : Results from the PROPHYLOCHIP-PRODIGE 15 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2020 Nov;21(11):e497. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30624-0. PMID: 33152289.
  • Pandey D, Sukumar V, Saklani A : Two-Stage Turnbull-Cutait Pull-Through Coloanal Anastomosis for Low Rectal Cancers. JAMA Surg. 2021 Feb 1;156(2):202. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.5183. PMID: 33175113.
  • Bankar S, Patel S, Pandey D, Sukumar V, deSouza A, Saklani A : Laparoscopic lateral pelvic lymph node dissection for anorectal melanoma - A video vignette. Colorectal Dis. 2021 Oct;23(10):2782. doi: 10.1111/codi.15803. Epub 2021 Jul 20. PMID: 34216088.
  • Pandey D, Sukumar V, Rohila J, Saklani A : Minimally Invasive Proctectomy Has Noninferior Oncologic Outcomes Compared With Open Resection After Passing the Learning Curve. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Apr 1;64(4):e76. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001955. PMID: 33496469.
  • van Dick R, Cordes BL, Lemoine JE, Steffens NK, Haslam SA, Akfirat SA, Ballada CJA, Bazarov T, Aruta JJBR, Avanzi L, Bodla AA, Bunjak A, Černe M, Dumont KB, Edelmann CM, Epitropaki O, Fransen K, García-Ael C, Giessner S, Gleibs IH, Godlewska-Werner D, González R, Kark R, Laguia Gonzalez A, Lam H, Lipponen J, Lupina-Wegener A, Markovits Y, Maskor M, Molero F, Monzani L, Moriano Leon JA, Neves P, Orosz G, Pandey D, Retowski S, Roland-Lévy C, Samekin A, Schuh S, Sekiguchi T, Song LJ, Story J, Stouten J, Sultanova L, Tatachari S, Valdenegro D, van Bunderen L, Van Dijk D, Wong SI, Youssef F, Zhang XA, Kerschreiter R. : Identity Leadership, Employee Burnout and the Mediating Role of Team Identification: Evidence from the Global Identity Leadership Development Project. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Nov 17;18(22):12081. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182212081. PMID: 34831833; PMCID: PMC8624344.
  • Raj Kumar, B, Pandey, D, Rohila, J, deSouza, A, Saklani, A : An observational study of the demographic and treatment changes in a tertiary colorectal cancer center during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Jounal of Surgical Oncology.2020; 1– 5.
  • Bankar, S., Desouza, A., Paliwal, V., Pandey, D., Gori, J., Sukumar, V., Rohila, J. and Saklani, A : Novel use of the Bakri balloon to minimize empty pelvis syndrome following laparoscopic total pelvic exenteration. Colorectal Dis. doi:10.1111/codi.15319
  • Pandey, D., Rohila, J., Sukumar, V. et al : Robotic Rectal Surgery in India: the Financial Viability and Lack of Collective Collaboration Still Remains the Biggest Challenge. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020).
  • Pandey D, Rohila J, Sukumar V, Saklani A : The impact of circumferential tumor location on the clinical outcomes of rectal cancers receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgery-does it really matter? European Journal of Surgical Oncology.DOI-https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2020.07.023
  • Kumar, B.R., Pandey, D., Bankar, S., Rohila, J., DeSouza, A. and Saklani, A : (2020), Robotic total intersphincteric resection with total mesorectal excision in low rectal cancer – a video vignette. Colorectal Dis. doi:10.1111/codi.15297
  • Pandey D, Sukumar V, Saklani A : Two stage Turnbull-Cutait pull through Coloanal anastomosis for low rectal cancers-a forgotten technique. JAMA Surgery
  • Gori J, Rohila J, Sukumar V, Pandey D, Desouza A, Saklani A : Laparoscopic Complete Mesocolic Excision of Left colonic lesion-A video vignette. Colorectal Dis [Internet]. [cited 2020 Jul 5];n/a(n/a). Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/codi.15228
  • Kumar BR, Bankar S, Pandey D, Rohila J, Prakash G, Bakshi G, et al : . Abdominoperineal resection with prostatectomy in T4 rectal cancer : bladder sparing robotic pelvic exenteration- video vignette. Colorectal Dis [Internet]. [cited 2020 Jul 5]; n/a(n/a). Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/codi.15200
  • Bankar, S., Pandey, D., Sukumar, V., Gori, J., Suman, A., Rohila, J., deSouza, A. and Saklani, A : (2020), Laparoscopic low anterior resection with extended total mesorectal excision for locally advanced rectal cancer : A video vignette. Colorectal Dis. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/codi.15146
  • Pandey D, Bankar S, Saklani A : Neoadjuvant Chemo-radiation versus Upfront Surgery for locally advanced Rectosigmoid Cancers-An ongoing debate [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 28]. Colorectal Dis. 2020;10.1111/codi.15088. doi:10.1111/codi.15088
  • Pandey D, Shinde R, Saklani A : Tumour biology and lack of standardization in assessment of ypT0 has an impact on survival in patients with locally advanced rectal cancers achieving complete pathological response after neoadjuvant chemoradiation [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 28]. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2020;S0748-7983(20)30437-6. doi:10.1016/j.ejso.2020.04.041
  • Pawar T, Pokharkar A, Gori J, et al : The Technique and Justification for Minimally Invasive Surgery in COVID-19 Pandemic: Laparoscopic Anterior Resection for Near Obstructed Rectal Carcinoma. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2020;30(5):485‐487. doi:10.1089/lap.2020.0241
  • Bankar S, Pandey D, Sukumar V, et al : Laparoscopic supralevator posterior exenteration in a case of previous laparoscopic ovarian transposition-A video vignette [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 6]. Colorectal Dis. 2020;10.1111/codi.15109. doi:10.1111/codi.15109
  • Assessment of systemic inflammatory response after total extraperitoneal repair and Lichtenstein repair for inguinal hernia : Vats, M., Pandey, D., Saha, S. et al. Hernia (2017) 21: 65. https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s10029-016-1543-1
  • Multiple Primary Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma of the Jejunal Mesentery : A Case Report and Review of Literature. Vats M, Pandey D, Ahlawat H, Akhtar A, Singh N.J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Jan;10(1):XD01-XD04. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/15009.7090. Epub 2016 Jan 1.PMID: 26894164
  • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour of Small Intestine Presenting as Ileo-Ileal Intussusception : A Rare Tumour with Unusual Complication. Pandey D, Verma A, Akhtar A, Arsia A, Singh N.J Clin Diagn Res. 2015 May;9(5):XD03-XD04. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/13318.5933. Epub 2015 May 1.PMID: 26155547
  • Sialolipoma of the parotid gland: a rare entity : Pandey D, Vats M, Akhtar A, Pathania OP.BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jun 16;2015. pii: bcr2014209264. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-209264. Review.PMID: 26082099
  • Non-functional paraganglioma of retroperitoneum mimicking pancreatic mass with concurrent urinary bladder paraganglioma : an extremely rare entity. Verma A, Pandey D, Akhtar A, Arsia A, Singh N.J Clin Diagn Res. 2015 Feb;9(2):XD09-XD11. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/11156.5570. Epub 2015 Feb 1.PMID: 25859512
  • Mishra G, Vats M, Pandey D, Akhtar A. Small bowel obstruction due to subserosal endometriosis : an elusive condition. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016;5:907-12
  • International Colorectal disease symposium, Cleveland Clinic with annual conference of Israeli society of Colorectal Surgery, Jerusalem, Israel, 24-29th February 2020.
  • Annual Update in Peritoneal Surface Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai,20-2nd February 2020.
  • 5th Asian Congress of Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery, Singapore, 14TH-16th November 2019.
  • ISO ISMPO Annual Conference, Indore (India), November 2019.
  • Proctology ACRISICON 2019,Mumbai(India), November 2019.
  • Evidence Based Management of Cancers –Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary malignancies– Mumbai, Feb 2019.
  • Annual Live surgery Demonstration course –ONCOSURG 2018.Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai Nov 2018.
  • Comprehensive Update on Genitourinary Malignancies, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai-July 2018.
  • Evidence Based Management of Cancers –Head and neck cancers/Cancer immunotherapy/Paediatric solid tumours – Mumbai, Feb 2018.
  • Annual Live surgery Demonstration course –ONCOSURG 2017 Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, Nov 2017.
  • 25th Annual Conference of Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India(AGOI) and 15th Annual Conference of Women’s Cancer Initiative-TMH, Tata Memorial Hospital-October 2017.
  • OrthoOncoCon by Indian Musculoskeletal Oncology Society-Tata Memorial Centre-September 2017.
  • Penile and Urethral cancer Update-Tata Memorial Hospital, August 2017.
  • Gynaecological Oncology, The year that was..Best of 2016 and Masterclass, Tata Memorial Hospital, January 2017.
  • Annual Live surgery Demonstration course –ONCOSURG 2016,Tata Memorial Centre, Nov 2016.
  • NATCON IASO (Annual conference of Indian association of Surgical Oncology),Chennai(India),September 2014.
  • Update in Oncology-X-2014-Sir Ganga Ram Hospital ,New Delhi-April 2014.
  • Endosurg International Minimal Access Surgery Conference ,AIIMS, New Delhi-March 2014.