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Dr. Ashish Balwant Pokharkar

Dr. Ashish Balwant Pokharkar – Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Ashish Balwant Pokharkar is a renowned Surgical Oncologist with 20+ years of experience in the field. He is based in Aundh, Pune, where he practices at Sanjivani Vitalife Hospital. Additionally, he also extends his services to Medicover Hospital in Bhosari, Pune. Dr. Pokharkar’s extensive experience underscores his proficiency in providing specialized care for oncological conditions, ensuring patients receive optimal treatment and support. 

Specializations

Dr. Ashish Balwant Pokharkar performs major interventions in the following specialties –

  • Surgical Oncology

Expertisation

Education & Achievements

  • MBBS
  • MS General Surgery
  • MCh Surgical Oncology
  • Tata Memorial Hospital Homi Bhabha university Parel, Mumbai (Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Oncosurgery)
  • Yonsei Cancer Institute (Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Oncosurgery)
  • FIAGES
  • FALS

 Work Experience 

  • Consultant Surgical oncologist

 Publications 

  Dr. Ashish Balwant Pokharkar has authored more than 15 publications including –

  • Laparoscopic Pelvic Exenteration for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer, Technique and Short- Term Outcomes: Ashish Pokharkar, Praveen Kammar, Ashwin D’souza, Rahul Bhamre, Pavan Sugoor, Avanish Saklani: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques.doi.org/10.1089/lap.2018.0147
  • Poster: feasibility of minimally invasive approaches for total pelvic exenteration in locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma, Indian cancer congress 2017 Bangalore.
  • Oral presentation: Is laparoscopic approach better or equal than open approach in rectal cancer? Indian cancer congress 2017, Bangalore.
  • Video presentation: NATCON-ISO 2018 conference: Total laparoscopic pelvic exenteration in locally advanced rectal carcinoma
  • Video presentation:NATCON-ISO 2018 conference: Robotic total pelvic exenteration, single docking technique.
  • Laparoscopic Posterior Pelvic Exenteration (Complete and Supralevator) for Locally Advanced Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum in Females: Surgical Technique and Short-Term OutcomesAshish Pokharkar, Sanket Bankar, Jitender Rohila, Dushyant Jaiswal, Ashwin deSouza, and Avanish
  • Saklani.Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques.ahead of printhttp://doi.org/10.1089/lap.2019.0691
  • The technique and justification for minimally invasive surgery in COVID-19 pandemic; Laparoscopic anterior resection for near obstructed rectal carcinoma. Tushar pawar,Ashish Pokharkar,Jitender Rohila, Jayesh gori,diwaker pandey, Ashwin deSouza, and Avanish Saklani.Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques.

 Awards & Recognitions 

  • Best video award at NATCON-ISO 2018 Conference
  • Best video award at NATCON-ISO 2023 Conference

 Memberships 

  • IASO, ASI, IAGES

 Languages 

  • English
  • Marathi
  • Hindi

Dr. Ashish Pokharkar’s presence in both Aundh and Bhosari, Pune, ensures convenient access to his specialized services for patients residing in various parts of the city. This accessibility expands the geographical reach of his expertise in surgical oncology, enabling more individuals to benefit from his extensive experience and dedicated care. By practicing in multiple locations, Dr. Pokharkar effectively extends his impact in addressing oncological needs within the Pune community.

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