Patients' Corner

 
 

Dr. Pranjali Gadgil

Breast Surgery
 

Dr. Nikhil Likhate

Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Deepak Kirpekar

Urology
 

Dr. Satishchandra Gore

Spine

Dr. Pranjali Gadgil

Breast Surgery

 

Dr. Pranjali Gadgil is a breast surgeon and breast disease specialist practicing at Prime Surgical Centers in Pune. Her practice interests include benign and malignant breast diseases.

Dr Gadgil graduated top of her class at B.J Medical College Pune where she was a gold medalist in surgery. She completed her surgical training in the US, where she trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She is a surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery. She has completed a fellowship in breast surgery and breast surgical oncology the Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

During her young career has several international publications on breast cancer, a textbook chapter on screening mammography, and has helped develop an online tool for breast surgeons, that is available on the MD Anderson Cancer Center website. She has returned to practice in Pune in the last few years, and endeavors to improve breast care services available to women in India. She is actively involved in surgical education, breast cancer research and community awareness drives.

Dr. Nikhil Likhate

Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

 

Qualifications: MBBS, DNB (Orth), MNAMS

 

Dr Nikhil Likhate is an orthopedic and joint replacement surgeon. He has received extensive training in arthroscopic reconstructive surgeries of the knee and shoulder joints, sports trauma and joint replacement surgeries in the UK, Germany, Thailand and UAE. He has successfully completed over 1000 arthroscopic reconstructive and joint replacement surgeries.

 

Dr. Likhate actively participates as faculty for arthroscopy workshops and conferences at various international forums. Dr. Likhate, in a live demonstration held in Pune, was the first to launch the PROXIMA hip prosthesis with its designer Prof. Francesco Saverio Santori.

Dr. Deepak Kirpekar

Urology

 

Qualifications: MBBS, MS (Gen.Surg), F.I.A.S, F.I.C.S.

 

Dr. Kirpekar is an internationally renowned urology surgeon. Having initially received his training in surgery in the UK, Dr. Kirpekar returned to India to focus on urology.  He has since completed over 350 renal transplants and several thousand procedures for managing of problems related to stones, prostrate and cancer. Dr. Kirpekar is actively involved in academics and is a recognized teacher for the National Board of Urology.  In addition, Dr. Kirpekar is actively involved in research, clinical trials and is frequently invited as faculty and guest speaker at various international forums.

 

In 2013, Dr. Kirpekar was elected as President Elect of the Urology Society of India (USI) – the largest professional body of Urologists in the sub continent.  The USI aims to promote high practice standards, research, training and publish scientific literature in Urology and related subspecialties.

Dr. Satishchandra Gore

Spine

 

Qualifications: MBBS, MS (Orth), FABMISS

 

Dr. Gore focuses on providing surgical management of degenerative diseases of the spine, backache and sciatica. Dr. Gore was a pioneer in introducing minimally invasive spinal diagnostic and surgical techniques to India over a decade ago. Dr. Gore specializes in lumbar spine endoscopy and needle techniques, endoscopy assisted lumbar laser surgery, foraminoplasty, selective nerve root blocks for pain management and fusions. These complex and specialized procedures are conducted in a day care setting under local anesthesia to minimize length of stay and morbidity.

 

Dr. Gore is the Vice President of the Asian Academy for minimally invasive spine surgery and has conducted numerous workshops and training classes under its auspices. Dr. Gore also serves as President of the IMLAS - International Musculoskeletal Laser Society. Dr. Gore has conducted extensive research projects in lumbar spine endoscopy and sciatica including working with device manufacturers such as Karl Storz to globally introduce a specialty surgical set for lumbar spine endoscopy named the "Gores Set".

 

Dr. Gore is a Fellow of the American Board of minimally invasive spine surgery (1999), Fellow of the Asian board of minimally invasive spine surgery and graduated with a M.S. in Orthopedics from Pune University.

 

Dr. Sunil Nadkarni

Spine
 

Dr. Anand Jadhav

Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Anand Kavi

Spine
 

Dr. Sachin Vaze

GI & General Surgery

Dr. Sunil Nadkarni

Spine

 

Qualifications: MBBS, MS (Orth), FRCS (Ed), MCh (Liverpool)

 

Dr. Sunil Nadkarni’s expereince and interests lie the surgical management of degenerative ailments, tumors and infections of the spine.  His areas of expertise include neurological decompression with reconstruction and the correction of adult and pediatric spine deformities.  Dr. Nadkarni is a pioneer in establishing cervical surgery as a safe and effective procedure in Pune.  He was also a pioneer in introducing endoscopic spine surgery in India.

 

Dr Nadkarni trained as a Fellow spine surgeon at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.  Later, he moved to the UK to complete his Masters in Orthopedics from Liverpool and worked as a consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.

 

Dr. Nadkarni has performed over 2,500 spinal surgeries of varied complexity.  He is actively involved in the training of spine surgery techniques internationally.

Dr. Anand Jadhav

Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

 

Qualifications: MBBS, FRCS, MCh. Orth (UK)

 

Dr. Anand Jadhav is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.  Dr. Jadhav has trained in the UK and has 12 years of experience in the NHS system. In 2001, Dr Jadhav was honoured in London for ‘Excellence in National Health Service’ by the British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair.

 

Dr. Jadhav has also received advanced training in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery in the US, France, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. In 2012, he was appointed “Players Doctor” for IPL 2012 at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium for the Pune Warriors and visiting IPL teams.  He is the first surgeon in India to perform a reverse shoulder replacement as a revision surgery for a case of failed shoulder fixation.

Dr. Anand Kavi

Spine

 

Qualifications: MBBS, MS (Orth)

 

Dr. Kavi is an orthopedic surgeon who has developed a keen interest and expertise in endoscopic spine surgery.  Dr. Kavi has special interest in research related to advanced endoscopic and laser techniques for lumbar and cervical spine surgery.

 

Dr. Kavi brings a wealth of orthopedic surgery experience to Prime. Having graduated with top honours in his Master of Surgery program, he has worked in the UK in the NHS system. As a orthopedic surgeon in the UK, Dr. Kavi received extensive training and experience in joint replacement, pediatric orthopedics, limb reconstruction, trauma and micro vascular surgery. Upon returning to India, Dr Kavi developed an extensive practise in joint replacement and endoscopic spine surgery.

 

Dr. Kavi is an Associate Professor in Orthopedics at the MIMER Medical College and an Examiner and Moderator for the Maharashtra Health University.  Dr. Kavi actively contributes to social causes having conducted several camps and CMEs in the areas of orthopedics, HIV/AIDS, leprosy and polio.

Dr. Sachin Vaze

GI & General Surgery

 

Qualifications: MBBS, MS (Gen.Surg)

 

Dr. Vaze is a GI and General Surgeon with special interest in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeries and gastrointestinal cancers.  He has trained under eminent GI surgeons in India and abroad and has also received a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery.   Additionally, Dr. Vaze performs a variety of laparoscopic surgeries such as cholecystectomy, appendectomy, splenectomy, hernia repair and colorectal surgeries.