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Dr. Mandar Deshpande

Consultant, Surgical Oncology (Head & Neck Oncology)
MBBS, MS, DNB

Expertise

  • Robotic assisted Surgeries
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgeries
  • Head & Neck Onco Surgery
  • Trans Oral Robotic Surgeries (TORS)
  • Laser surgeries (Laryngeal & Oral)
  • Conservative Laryngeal Surgeries
  • Minimally invasive Parathyroidectomy and Thyroidectomies for Benign and Malig-nant cases.

Services Offered

Diagnostic procedures (Scopy and Biopsy),, Counseling for cancer patients, , Treatment, planning and execution (surgery/chemotherapy/radiotherapy)., Palliative care for terminal stage patients.

Languages spoken

Hindi, English & Marathi

Worked at one of the most prestigious cancer centres in the world, Tata Memorial Hospital for 13 years. Advanced training in Robotic Head and Neck surgery (Ko-rea).Currently working as a Consultant of Head and Neck Services in KDAH since 8 years now.

KDAH Experience :

He has performed more than 2000 head and neck surgeries at Kokilaben Hospital so far. This includes the first Trans Oral Robotic Surgery for Oro-pharyngeal tumour in Mumbai. He is the first surgeon in the country to do Robotic assisted Neck dissections and Trans Oral Robotic surgeries. He also specializes in Conservative Laryngectomy with minimal morbidity, Treatment of thyroid tumours both benign and malignant, Minimally invasive Parathyroidectomies especially for Geriatric patients with co-morbidities.

He was Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor of Head & Neck Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital for 7 years from 2002 to 2009.

Doctor'sScorecard

  • Condition/Procedures No. of cases treated
    Head and Neck surgeries >2000
    Head and Neck Robotic Surgeries >70
    Laser surgeries (Laryngeal & Oral) >100
    Minimally invasive Parathyroidectomy and Thyroidectomies for Benign and Malignant cases. >400

  • Speaker at various National and International conferences, Authored chapters in es-teemed academic textbooks. Winner of the best poster in an International Oncology Conference held in USA.
  • Dr. Mandar Deshpande has 58 publications in Indexed Journals.
  • Dr. Mandar Deshpande – One of the only Surgeons in the country to perform Robotic Assisted Neck dissections through minimal incision in the neck .

Dr. Mandar Deshpande - The Da Vinci Robotic System

Case I:
PARAPHARYNGEAL SPACE TUMOR
A young patient presented with a tumor around his pharynx (the passage that leads from the cavities of the nose to voice box and food pipe). The surgery is usually done through a cut in the neck. The patient was specifically concerned about the scar and damage to his facial nerve which can have devastating consequences like facial disfigurement. With the help of the DA VINCI robotic system, the incision in the neck was avoided and tumor was removed completely through his mouth with no resulting scars or nerve damage.

Case II:
TONSILLAR SARCOMA (A RARE MALIGNANT TUMOR OF THE TONSIL)
A patient presented with growth on the Tonsils diagnosed as sarcoma. This is an area very prone to bleeding and pain after surgery. Also patients may have difficulty in swallowing food because of a raw spot in the mouth. With the DA VINCI system, the tumor was removed radically and all the complications were minimized. Healing of the oral wound was faster and patient could resume swallowing quicker resulting in adequate nutrition which in turn accelerates healing.

Case III:
LARGE MINOR SALIVARY GLAND TUMOR ON BASE OF TONGUE
TRANS ORAL ROBOTIC SURGERY (TORS) is the state of the art, minimally invasive surgical technique for small tumors on the base of tongue, with the optical and technical advantages of robotic surgical instruments; we were able to remove a large tumor with adequate margins. The system provided excellent visualization of the posterior part of the tongue, not easily achievable with conventional surgery with good bleeding control and excellent post operative outcomes.

Case IV:
NECK DISSECTION FOR ORAL CANCERS
The first ever Robotic Neck Dissection in INDIA was performed at our hospital.In this procedure a small cut was made at the back of ear and with the help of Robotic arms the entire neck could be visualized and approached. In conventional surgery this requires large cuts in front of neck which results in disfiguring scars. Now with the advent of DA VINCI system this has been overcome and surgery could be completed with cosmetically appealing scars and excellent post operative outcome. The duration of hospital stay is also reduced due to faster recovery and early return to normalcy.

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