Dr. Ajit MapariSports And Exercise Medicine
Dr. Nikhil LikhateArthroscopy & Sports Medicine
Dr. Deepak KirpekarUrology
Dr. Satishchandra GoreSpine
Dr. Ajit Mapari
Sports & Exercise Medicine
Qualifications: MSc. Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)
Dr Ajit Mapari is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician who has been trained at the University of Exeter, UK and has 10 plus years of relevant Non - Surgical as well as Surgical work experience.
His core competence is in fitness evaluation, performance enhancement strategies, specialized management of musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation for early return to full competitive fitness.
Dr Mapari’s skills lie in designing sport specific performance enhancement programs for athletes across various disciplines. As team leader he coordinates the setting up of holistic programs involving a team of experts delivering scientifically designed exercise and fitness regimes, including nutrition planning and sport psychology counseling.
Dr Mapari’s experience as first assistant to reputed surgeons in this discipline gives him an enormous advantage in assessing injuries and deciding upon the course of treatment - surgical or otherwise.
His rich experience and depth of knowledge in this field has resulted in his being the first choice as Sports Physician for various Pune based sports events.
Notable among his appointments are:
Team Physician of the Pune FC Team in the Indian football League
Director- Sports performance ISSRA (Integrated Sports Science Research Association)
sports doctor at the first IBL (Indian Badminton League) 2013
DCO/Chaperone in cricket for the India - Australia ODI series 2013; India - West Indies test series 2013
Consultant at the Deccan Gymkhana Club Pune, one of the premium Sports clubs in the state.
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.
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.
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 NadkarniSpine
Dr. Anand JadhavArthroscopy & Sports Medicine
Dr. Anand KaviSpine
Dr. Sachin VazeGI & General Surgery
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.
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.
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.
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.