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Dr. Rajesh Mistry

Dr. Rajesh Mistry

Director, Oncology & Consultant Surgical Oncology (Thoracic & Head/Neck Oncology)



Speciality Interests

Thoraco-laparoscopic Oesophagectomy, Thoracoscopic Surgery


Dr. Rajesh Mistry is Director, Oncology & Consultant Surgical Oncology at Kokilaben Hospital. He has performed more than 1000 surgeries at Kokilaben Hospital so far.

Surgeries performed at Kokilaben Hospital
  • Thoraco-laparoscopic oesophageal resection for cancer
  • Open and thoracoscopic lung surgeries for malignant and benign lung pathologies
  • Pleuro-pneumonectomy for malignant mesothelioma
  • Endoscopic management of tracheal tumours and tracheal resections
  • Surgery for gastric neoplasm
  • Head Neck surgeries (composite resections, laryngectomies, cranio-facial resection, surgery for parotid, thyroid and parathyroid tumours)

Dr. Mistry received medical degree with honors from Seth G. S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai University in 1984. He interned and completed a General Surgical Residency at KEM Hospital, Mumbai in 1985. He completed Surgical Oncology training at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai in 1992.

Dr. Mistry joined Tata Memorial Hospital as Assistant Surgeon in Head Neck Oncology in 1992; subsequently he became Professor and Surgeon heading a Head Neck Unit. He then moved to Thoracic Surgical Oncology and became Professor and Chief of the service in 2002.


Number of cases of thoracic oncology Performed by Dr. Rajesh Mistry from 2009-2015
Total: 690
Minimal Invasive (MIS): 352
Open: 338

Total number of Esophagectomies: 248
Total number of Lobectomies: 178


  • Esophagectomies: 14
  • Lobectomies: 2
  • Mediastinal masses: 5
  • Total: 21


  • He was principal investigator for clinical trials involving various aspects of oesophageal (extent of nodal dissection, role of induction chemotherapy, novel method of performing laparoscopic jejunostomy) and lung cancer (PET CT in lung cancer, pulmonary metastesectomy).
  • In the Head Neck Oncology, he was actively involved in clinical studies of early cancer of oral tongue and buccal mucosa, larynx conservation trial for advanced laryngeal and hypophagryngeal cancer and selective neck dissection for oral cancer. He was actively involved in cranio facial surgery and maintained prospective database of base skull surgery. He pioneered 'submandibular salivary gland transfer' for preserving salivary function in patients on radiation therapy in India.
  • He has trained several surgical residents and has been teacher for MCh (surgical oncology). He has demonstrated live surgeries in surgical workshop and given several invited lectures and oration. He has published several scientific articles in peer reviewed journal and contributed to chapters in books.

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Speciality Interests

Thoraco-laparoscopic Oesophagectomy, Thoracoscopic Surgery