Department of Surgery

About the department

  • The Department of General Surgery comprises General Surgical Services, Gastroenterological Surgical Services Breast Services and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. It is one of the largest departments of the institution. It provides dedicated high-quality surgical care and offers state-of-the-art facilities.
    It conducts both the undergraduate MBBS course (120 students/year) and the postgraduate MS degree course (12 students/year). Both courses are offered by the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) and are recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Main Activities:

  • Outpatient Services
  • Inpatient Services
  • Emergency Surgical services
  • Breast Services
  • Open surgical procedures
  • Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Teaching programme for UG and PG
  • CME
  • Research

Faculty / Units


1 Dr. Satish Dharap Professor & Head
2 Dr. Rajeev M. Joshi Professor
3 Dr. Jayashri S. Pandya Professor
4 Dr. Tilakdas S. Shetty Professor
5 Dr. Aniruddha P. Chaphekar Professor
6 Dr. Dharmesh J. Balsarkar Associate Professor
7 Dr. Rajeshkumar C. Mahey Associate Professor
8 Dr. Rajesh G. Patil Associate Professor
9 Dr. Sudata Waghmare Assistant Professor
10 Dr Asma Khalife Assistant Professor
11 Dr Sachin Suryawanshi Assistant Professor
12 Dr Vikrant Bhagwat Assistant Professor


Unit No. OPD/
Emergency Day
Name Designation
I Monday Dr Minoo K. Sanjana Professor and Head of Department
II Tuesday Dr Rajeev M. Joshi Professor and Unit Head
III Wednesday Dr Jayashri S. Pandya Professor and Unit Head, I/c Breast Services I/c Emergency Services
IV Thursday Dr Dharmesh J. Balsarkar Associate Professor and Unit Head
V Friday Dr Tilakdas S. Shetty Associate Professor and Unit Head, I/c Dibetic Foot Clinic
VI Saturday Dr Aniruddha P. Chaphekar Associate Professor and Unit Head



Academic and Admin. Section No. 207, 2nd floor, College building
K. N. Dastur Surgical Seminar Hall (capacity 60) No. 207, 2nd floor, College building
Departmental Library No. 207, 2nd floor, College building
Out-patient department (OPD) OPD no. 3, 1st floor, OPD building
Wards Male patients: Wards 9,10,11. 3rd floor, Hospital building.
Female patients: Ward 14, 6th floor, OPD building
Emergency surgical services (incl. Trauma) Trauma Ward 28, ground floor, OPD building.
Operation Theatres 4 Main OT’s, 5th floor, OPD building
2 Trauma/ Emergency OT’s, ground floor, OPD building.
2 Minor OT’s, 1st floor, OPD building.
1 Septic OT, 1st floor, OPD building

Contact  +91-22-23027148


  • Administration: Mon – Fri. 9am–4pm, Sat. 9am – 1pm.
  • Services: Routine hours 9am-4pm, emergency surgical services available round the clock (24hrs).
  • Services

    For Out-patients

    • Surgical OPD (timings: 8:30am – 12:30 pm Mon-Sat.): Daily OPD except Sundays and national holidays. Run by each full-time unit, consisting of senior staff, residents and interns. Covers all general, Breast, G.I. and HPB surgical cases. Approx 100-150 patients are seen per day. Consultation/ treatment are free, investigations are charged a nominal amount as per MCGM rules. Charges may be waived if patients are genuinely not able to afford them.
    • Emergency Surgical Services:(In-charge: Dr Jayashri Pandya) A state-of-the-art Trauma Ward (ward 28) with attached Trauma OT complex is manned round the clock by the Trauma Registrar and Trauma Anaesthetist and is managed by the surgical unit on call. Attends to all kinds of surgical emergencies and trauma cases.
      A Disaster Management Cell is kept operational and is called into function in cases of major incidents/ mass casualties.
    • Specialty OPDs:
    • Thyroid OPD –(In-charge: Dr M.K. Sanjana) Mon/ Wed, 11:30-1pm, OPD 19, 1st floor, OPD building.
    • Stoma Clinic and stoma care –In OPD 3 complex.
    • Breast Services – (Dr Jayashri S. Pandya) Wednesday 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm OPD 3. :
      Comprehensive management of Breat lumps, pains, etc from diagnosis to investigations , management including surgery, adjuvant therapy as and when reqd. with detailed record keeping and follow up.
      Reminders telephonically to patients for chemotherapy appointment.
      Investigations like sonomammography, mammaography, FNAC and Core biopsy.
      Screening Program for > 50 yrs with breast examination and mammography.
      This OPD was started in May 2014 has a turnover of 580 patients till June 2015
    • Diabetic foot clinic I/C Dr T.S. Shetty

    For In-patients

    • General Surgery Wards – 3 male, 1 female. Located in the Hospital building. Special wards are made available in case of disasters/major incidents. Beds / diet/ treatment are free. Special investigations are charged a nominal amount.
      Total beds: 180
    • Emergency Surgery Ward: Trauma Ward 28, situated adjacent to Casualty Dept. on the ground floor of the OPD building.
      Each bay is equipped to handle a critically ill/ injured patient with the requisite ventilators and monitors.
      A dedicated Trauma Registrar is available 24 hrs in addition to the surgical unit on call. They are supported by the Trauma anaesthetist and on-call anaesthesia team.
      Total beds: 10
    • Operation theatres: The main OT complex with 4 general surgery tables for major surgery is at present on the 5th floor OPD building. All major general, Breast, G.I., endocrine and HPB operations, both open and laparoscopic, are performed as well as endoscopic procedures. There is a nominal charge for routine operations (Rs 200/- for minors, 500/- for major). Charges may be waived if patients are genuinely not able to afford them.
      There are 2 Emergency/Trauma OT’s next to the Trauma Ward which run round-the-clock for emergency and trauma cases.
      Minor surgeries are conducted in the minor OT complex next to OPD 3, which includes 3 tables (2 + 1 septic OT).
    • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre (HBOT): The dept offers HBOT  at Kasturba Hospital, Sane Guruji Marg, Chinchpokli, Mumbai for cases of gas gangrene, anaerobic wound infections and acute head injuries.

    Teaching Programme

    The Department of General Surgery undertakes teaching programmes for the following UG degree courses offered by MUHS and recognised by MCI.

    • MBBS: (I/C Dr Rajesh .Mahey)
      120 students admitted per year. 4 1/2 year course.
      Teaching consists of didactic lectures, guest lectures, exposure to patients via 4  clinical ward rotations, OPD and theatre rotations, tutorials and attendance at emergencies. Assessment is done continually throughout the year in the form of ward exams, internal assessments, terminal exams and prelims. Final MBBS exams are conducted twice a year by the MUHS.
      UG’s participate in an Introductory course on Newer Techniques & Technologies in Surgery. They are encouraged to be part of departmental research projects and attend CME’s, quiz competitions and conferences as well.
    • Interns: (I/C Dr R Singh) undergo an orientation programme and basic CPR/ BLS training during their surgery posting. They are allowed to assist and perform minor ward procedures under supervision.
    • BDS (Dental): I/C Dr S Ghetla
    • BPTh  (Physiotherapy): I/C Dr. Jayashri Pandya
    • BOTh (Occ. Therapy): I/C Dr. Jayashri Pandya
    • Nursing (Dip of RNRM): I/C Dr D Adhikari


    • MS (G Surg): (I/C Dr D. J. Balsarkar)
    • 12 new students registered per year. Admission is based on merit at the MH-CET and the All-India CET. Please consult the MUHS website for details.
    • This is a three-year full-time stipendiary residency programme, residents stay on campus and are available on duty 24 hrs. Free on-campus accommodation and leave benefits are provided. Residents are registered with a PG guide for their thesis and rotate every six months through various units, with a rotation through three superspecialties as well. (total 6 posts)

    The PG teaching programme includes:

    • small-group teaching, seminars, monthly mortality meetings and surgical audit, journal clubs, ward clinics and
    • supervision of operative procedures.
    • Use of the departmental library with free internet is encouraged.
    • New residents undergo an orientation programme with a pre- and post-test.
    • There is an annual in-service examination.
    • Residents attend training courses in trauma care, use of staplers, basic and advanced laparoscopy, basic surgical skills, endoscopy, use of new technologies etc.
    • They participate in workshops on Research Methodology conducted by the METT cell.
    • Residents are actively guided and encouraged to present departmental work in local, national and international meetings, and to publish in national and international journals.
      They, along with staff members may be deputed by the BMC to provide on-site surgical services in the community when required.
    • Senior resident posts (“7th posts”) are available for those who have completed a recognized three-year surgical residency. Details are available at NRE section, TN Medical College.


    • 1-3 months observerships, clinical internships or student exchanges are available in surgery. Details are available with the NRE section, TNMC.

    CME & Research

    • The Department conducts regular CME programmes, seminars and workshops.
    • Eminent members of the profession are invited for guest lectures and surgical demonstrations.
    • Research activities consist of departmental projects, post-graduate thesis and  participation in pharmaceutical clinical trials. The Nair Golden Jubilee Research Foundation (NGJRF) assists with these projects. All research protocols must receive Ethics Committee approval.