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Dr. Praveen Kammar

MS, MRCS, MCH

The surgeon Praveen Kammar practices as an expert in
surgical oncology in Mumbai. A major focus of his expertise
is digestive oncology, gynecological cancers, minimal access surgeries,
and transanal surgeries.

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About

Dr. Praveen Kammar completed his MCh Course in Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. He later got his fellowship in GI–Colorectal Surgery (Ethicon sponsored) also from Tata Memorial Centre. He received further training in Peritoneal Malignancies, GI-Colorectal Surgery. He also holds a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery from Yopnsei Cancer Centre, Seoul, South Korea.

His main area of focus is Colorectal and GI Oncology, Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgeries for Abdominal and Thoracic Malignancies, Trans Anal Surgeries, and Sphincter Saving Surgeries for Rectal Cancer, Cytoreductive Surgeries, and HIPEC for Advanced Abdominal Cancers.

He also has a keen interest in scientific research pertaining to Peritoneal Malignancy and Colorectal Cancer. He has several publications to his name in these areas. Along with Dr. Sanket Mehta, he worked to set up the database for the Asian Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Group in India. He is a key member of all research activities carried out by the Society of Peritoneal Surface Oncology of India.

  • Experience of a decade in treating cancer
  • Expertise in Laparoscopic cancer surgery, Robotic cancer surgery
  • Expertise in Digestive System Cancers, Colorectal cancers, Peritoneal cancers, advanced abdominal cancers
  • Expertise in Cytoreductive Surgery, HIPEC, PIPAC
  • Affiliated to all major hospitals in Mumbai

OPD Locations & Timings

Address: Specialty Surgical Oncology Clinic ( SSO Clinic ) ANDHERI
Days: Tuesday to Friday
Timing: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Address: Surya Hospital, Santacruz
Days: Wednesday, Friday
Timing: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Address: New Mahim Police Colony, Fisherman colony, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016
Days: Tuesday – Friday
Timing: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Address: Opp. Nirman Hitech Diagnostics, Goraswadi Lane, Near PVR Milap theatre, Off, SV Rd, Malad, W, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400064
Days: Monday – Thursday
Timing: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Address: Lancelot Apartments, A wing, 4th floor, 401, SV Rd, Shastri Nagar, Sumer Nagar, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092
Timing: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Address: Silver Point, 6th Floor, Specialty Surgical Oncology Hospital and Research Centre, Lal Bahadur Shastri Rd, Kasturi Park, Maneklal Estate, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400086
(Strictly By Appointments Only)
Address: 9th Floor, Mehta Mahal, 9 B, 15, Mathew Rd, Charni Road East, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004
(Strictly By Appointments Only)

Experience / Education

  • MRCS from Royal College of London
  • MCh Course in Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
  • M.S General Surgery, JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka
  • M.B.B.S, JN Medical College, Belgaum , Karnataka

Fellowships

  • Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery (including minimal access surgery), Yonsei Cancer Centre, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Fellowship in Minimal Access GI Surgery, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai.
  • Fellowship in Peritoneal Surface Malignancy and HIPEC, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai.

Specialisations

  • Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery for Abdominal and Thoracic Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer, Gi Cancer
  • Trans Anal Surgery and Sphincter-saving Surgeries for Low Rectal Cancer
  • Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC

Case Studies

Case Study  1:

Unusual case of PNET in the abdomen

 We recently consulted a 42 year old male patient who was diagnosed with a large PNET in the retoperitoneum stretching out the bifurcation of the coeliac artery, superior mesentric artery (SMA), involving the distal pancreas, DJ flexure and splenic vessels.

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Case Study  2:

Laparoscopic Right Colectomy in a Patient With Heart Condition

Mr. Shyam(name changed), 53 year old gentleman, with no hypertension, diabetes, and asthma was diagnosed with cancer of the ascending colon.

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Case Study  3:

Giant Cell Tumour of Sternum: Resection and Reconstruction

Mr ABC is a 30-year-old farmer who worked aggressively on his farms. He started developing pain in his midline chest bone since 2-3 months.

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Research

Research 1:

Accuracy of CT Scan in Predicting the Surgical PCI in Patients Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery with/without HIPEC – a Prospective Single Institution Study

Our aim was to study the accuracy of CT scan in predicting the peritoneal cancer index (PCI) and the impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT), abdominal region, disease volume, and primary tumor site on it. This was a prospective single-center study that included patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery ± HIPEC. The CT-PCI was calculated and compared to the surgical PCI.

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Research 2:

Laparoscopic Pelvic Exenteration for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer, Technique and Short-Term Outcomes

Since last two decades minimally invasive techniques have revolutionized surgical field. In 2003 Pomel first described laparoscopic pelvic exenteration, since then very few reports have described minimally invasive approaches for total pelvic exenteration.

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Research 3:

Robotic lateral pelvic lymph node dissection (LPLND) in rectal cancer – video vignette

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