Dr. Rajendra Sonawane - Best gastrointestinal and pancreatic Surgeon in Mumbai

Dr. Rajendra Sonawane

Consultant, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery & Surgical Oncology

MS, MCh(Surgical Gastroenterology), SGPGIMS, Lucknow

  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 20 years
  • GENDER: Male
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Hindi, English, Marathi
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Dr Sonawane is driven by keen interest in gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgery with 25 years of experience in specialty. He is amongst the first few qualified (MCh) in the specialty of GI surgery trained at one of the most premier institute in India known for its pioneering work in the field of gastroenterology and GI surgery. Dr. Sonawane has been practicing exclusively in specialty of GI surgery in leading hospitals in India for over 20 years and has has special interest in Minimal access GI oncology and in the field of pancreatic surgery. and also has a vast experience in reoperative or redo abdominal surgery

My Mantra

Strive for impeccable and consistent surgical outcomes with refinement in techniques
Judicious and patient centric use of technology


Minimal Access Gastrointestinal /Colorectal cancer surgery, Pancreatic and biliary surgery, Restorative proctocolectomy with Ileal pouch, Minimal access Surgery for Reflux disease, Nissens fundoplication


Minimally Invasive GI Surgery (Laparoscopic and Robotic), Laparoscopic Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon and Rectal Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis. Sphincter preserving proctocolectomy with J pouch, Pancreatic Surgery: Complex Pancreatic Resections Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis, Laproscopic Cholecystectomy and Hernai repair


    • MS (General Surgery), B.J Medical College, Pune
    • MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology), SGPGIMS, Lucknow

Total 20 years of experience in Complex gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancers.

KDAH Experience

  • Complete spectrum of GI cancer procedures
  • First successful Robotic rectal cancer surgery in city of Mumbai
  • Surgery for Reflux disease (fundoplication) and Cardiomyotomy for Achalasia cardia
  • Unmatched results in laparoscopic treatment of complicated cholecystits  with 0 % bile duct injuries.
  • Complex pancreatic resections and surgery for complicated pancreatits (necrosectomy)


  • Laparoscopic staging in gallbladder cancer. Digestive Surgery. 2005
  • Gall Bladder Cancer; proposal for modification of TNM classification. European Journal of Oncology. 1998
  • Technical complications of feeding jejunostomy. Tropical Gastroenterology. 1997
  • Hilar Isolation: Effect of Cholangiojejunostomy. Digestive Surgery. 1998 (abstract)
  • Achalasia cardia: Uncommon presentation. Indian Jr of Chest Diseases Allied    Sciences. 2001


  • World Congress. International Hepato Pancreatico Biliary Association 2008. Resection for Ruptured Hepatic Angiosarcoma.
  • Association of Surgical Gastroeneterology Kerala Chapter. 2008. CME Lecture: Surgical approach to gastroesophageal junction tumors.
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology. Kerala chapter. 2008. Invited faculty.
  • National Conference. Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology. 2007. Invited faculty.
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology. kerala Chapter. 2006 Invited faculty
  • Indian Chapter. International Hepato Pancreatico Biliary Association.2005. Invited faculty
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology. Kerala Chapter 2001. CME Lecture. Advances in management of gastric cancer
  • Indian association of Surgical Gastroenterology. 98. National conference. Laparoscopic staging of carcinoma gallbladder
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology 97. National conference. Missed diagnosis of carcinoma gallbladder
  • Sarah, Tanzania

    My niece has been sick since November 2023 and her sickness affected her studies  tremendously this made us so concerned thus we started looking for more help outside the country .
    So this started when my brother’s f...

  • Mr. T S Sivaramakrishnan

    Had a good experience with the Hospital Team of Doctors, their support staff and the nursing team. Very good ambience too.
    Special thanks to Dr. Sonawane and his team for handling the surgery part so well ...

  • Ms Melissa Benson

    Excellent service thanks. Special thanks to Dr Vaishali Joshi.
    Appreciate the assistance of Dr Sonawane sir and the RMO Dr Afroz and all the courtesy Nursing staffs

  • Joseph Mana Macharia, Kenya

    This was the first time in India and the experience has been very profound from the reception at the hospital with the arrangement of Mr Aditya our support staff who was always available from the first day at arrival. He gave us the brief of th...

Dr. Rajendra Sonawane: Rare ‘Central Pancreatectomy ‘ for insulin producing Tumor

Insulin producing tumour in pancreas is known as insulinomas. High insulin production leads to life threatening attacks of seriously low blood sugar. Diagnosis of such tumours is challenging. After years of visiting multiple hospitals, this patient got new lease of life when his tumour was finally diagnosed at KDAH.

Traditional operations for pancreatic resection are Whipple’s procedure or distal / partial pancreatectomy. Given the small size of tumour, operations like this would have rendered patient a diabetic. Hence a pancreas preserving procedure was performed.

Dr. Rajendra Sonawane: Laparoscopic total gastrectomy and creation of neo stomach with jejunal pouch for giant multicentric GIST

Gastrointestinal Stromal tumors are rare GI tumors. A stomach riddled with multiple giant sized (more than 10 cm) GISTs Tumour was successfully removed through laparoscope. A complex reconstruction was performed to restore the function of stomach in the form of jejunal pouch.

Dr. Rajendra Sonawane: Mumbai’s First robotic surgery for cancer of rectum

At Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, laparoscopic colon and rectal cancer surgery is the standard of care. Recently, state of the art Robotics has added precision, ease and 3-dimensional visions to this operation. We have applied this technology for precise resection of rectal cancer for the first time in Mumbai.

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