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Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar

Managing Director and Consultant Oncosurgeon
Galaxy CARE Laparoscopy Institute

Brief Biography:

About Him: A dedicated and skilled surgeon, whose advanced technique of laparoscopy and robotic surgery has a cured thousands of people and helped them live healthier lives. His mission: Learn, evolve and teach endoscopic surgery. Increase the access of this modality to one and all. His Career: Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar started his journey into the field of advanced laparoscopy with a dream of incorporating it into cancer surgery and bringing the magic of laparoscopy within the reach of cancer patients. Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy was performed for first time in India by Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar which has been popularized over the world as the “Pune Technique”. He has trained many a surgeons and gynaecologists including renowned senior faculties at an international level. He is the first Indian surgeon to win an Award at the AAGL (American Association of Gynaecologic Laparoscopists) held at Chicago, USA. He has demonstrated live surgeries at many surgical workshops conducted in India during the last five years and has been invited as an expert on laparoscopic, colorectal, pancreatic, oesophageal and gynaecological cancer surgery all over the world where he has also demonstrated live surgeries in many countries. Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar is a faculty at the AAGL and a member of the AAGL Oncology Committee. He is also a reviewer for many scientific journals including the JMIG (Elsevier Editorial System).

Academic positions:

Present: Managing Director and Consultant Oncosurgeon, Galaxy CARE Laparoscopy Institute, Pune, India. Awards received: 1. Best Video Award At Asia Pacific Urology Conference (Singapore 1998) 2. 2. Best Video For Extraperitoneal Retrograde Cystoprostatectomy Award (Annual Conference of Urology Society Of India, 1999) 3. Best Paper Award (All India Surgeons Meet, 1999) 4. Best Video Award (USICON 2000 For Extraperitoneal Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection) 5. Best Video Award (EISA 2003 Kuala Lampur) 6. Golden Laparoscope Award at American Association of Gynaec Laparoscopists (AAGL meeting in Chicago, USA in November 2005 for best video on “Laparoscopic ureteroneocystostomy with Psoas hitch”) 7. Golden Laparoscope Award at American Association of Gynaec Laparoscopists (AAGL meeting in Orlando, USA in November 2009 for best video on “Laparoscopic Posterior Exenteration for Cervical Cancer”) 8. Felicitations for Social Committent, Prevention and early detection of Cervical and Breast Cancer (FOGSI Pune) 9. Distinguished Surgeons Award - for Pioneering Work in Laparoscopic Oncosurgery (IASGO Conference, Beijing, 2009) 10. Suryadatta National Award (by Honorary Governer of Goa, Shivender Singh Sidhu, 2011)

Research interests:

Laparoscopy, Surgery

Any other information:

Books and publications: 1. “Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery in Gynaecologic Oncology” (Jaypee Publishers) 2. “Minimal Access Surgery in Oesophageal Cancer “(Springer Publishers) 3. Laparoscopic Anterior Exenteration (Published in Gynaecologic Oncology 2006) 4. Laparoscopic Ureteroneocystostomy with Psoas Hitch (JMIG 2006) 5. Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy - Pune Technique (Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology, Dec 2007) (Largest series in the world) 6. A Novel Technique of Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (International Journal of Biomedical Science) 7. Role of Anterior Exenteration in Advanced And Recurrent Pelvic Cancers (Journal of Pelvic Surgery Sep 2002) 8. Melanoma of Maxilla-Case Report (Indian Journal of Cancer, March 1993) 9. Craniofacial Excision For Osteosarcoma Of Maxilla (Indian Journal of Cancer, March 1994) 10. Laryngopharyngoesophagectomy with Gastric Pull Up for Synchronous Primary of the Vocal Cord and Oesophagus (Indian Journal of Cancer, October 1994) 11. Tracheal Tear During Laryngopharyngectomy (Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, September 1994)

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