Colorectal Surgery in Mumbai

Dr Nitish Jhawar

MBBS, MS FMAS, FIAGES, FALS, FACRSI (Fellow Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery & SILS) Colorectal fellow USA, Certified Robotic Surgeon. Expert in Laser Surgery and DGHAL for Piles, Fistulas and Pilonidal Sinus.

Work Experience

20 yrs+

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Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai

Dr. Nitish Jhawar, MS , FMAS, FIAGES, FACRSI, FALS General, Laparoscopic & Robotic surgeon, Colorectal surgeon and Hernia specialist in Mumbai, India with 23 years extensive experience.

He has performed thousands of Laparoscopic Gall Bladder, Appendix, Hernia, Colorectal LASER and General Surgeries.

Dr Jhawar has advance fellowships in Minimal Access Surgery, laparoscopic Surgery and Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery.

Dr Jhawar is Expert in Hernia Surgery laparoscopy, Robotic and AWR (Abdominal wall reconstruction) for complex hernia.

He has done S2S visitation program: Hernia Surgery from Boston University School of Medicine.

He has Fellowship of Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India (FACRSI) along with Fellowship in colorectal surgeries from USA.

Dr Jhawar has Advance training in proctology and Piles treatment (DGHAL) from Austria.

He specializes in constipation treatment including manometry and Constipation Surgery-STARR for ODS.

He has undergone training in sphincter saving treatment of Fistula- video assisted endoscopic treatment VAAFT from Dr. Monreio from Berlin, Germany, the inventor of the technique.

He attended TAMIS Hands on workshop in Berlin, Germany.

Training in EPSIT (Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus treatment) from Berlin, Germany.

He is expert in LASER treatment for Piles, Fistula, Fissure, pilonidal sinus and varicose veins.

Regularly conducts operative workshops for teaching surgeons all across, e.g., LASER & Minimal access Hernia surgery.

Teaching faculty for surgeons at Johnson House Ethicon and Cemast (centre of excellence for Minimal Access Surgery) Mumbai

Speciality And Areas Of Interest

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction AWR for complex hernia surgery 
  • Hernia Repair minimally invasive 
  • LASER in  Coloproctology in PIles , Fissure ,Fistula , Pilonidl sinus 
  • Pelvic floor Lab
  • VAAFT in fistula & Pilonidal sinus surgery 
  • DGHAL for Hemorrhoids 


Work Experience

  • Fellow Colorectal USA 
  • Trained in DGHAL treatment of hemorrhoids, Bludenz, Austria .
  • Trained on TAMIS in Berlin Germany.
  • Trained in VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment)  by P. Meinero.( inventor VAAFT) Berlin Germany.
  • 18 years experience in the field of laparoscopic , General And Colorectal Surgery , Painless Piles Surgery like Stapler, DGHAL, LASER STARR for constipation. Fissure and Fistula - LASER & VAAFT, Pilonidal sinus – Flap / EPSIT /, Lap Rectopexy,Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic floor Lab
  • Laparoscopic Appendix and Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic & Open Hernia Surgery
  • AWR -  Abdominal Wall Resonstruction
  • Laparoscopic Hiatus Hernia repair and surgery for GERD 
  • Breast & Thyroid
  • Varicose Veins -LASER 
  • Diabetic Foot


Awards and Achievements

  • Trained on TAMIS in Berlin Germany.
  • Trained in VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment)  by P. Meinero.( inventor VAAFT) Berlin Germany.
  • BEST PAPER AWARD for "Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair" at 4th International Congress of *Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
  • Demonstrated Live #STARR surgery for constipation and rectal prolapse in MASICON Jan 2018, attended by over 1500 surgeons all over Maharashtra 
  • Demonstrated LIVE LASER PILES SURGERY in operative workshop Master class in ZEN Hospital Chembur & delivered Lecture on non-surgical treatment of Hemorrhoids. Live streaming of the same was done in India & abroad on 17th Aug 2017
  • Conducted Live Operative workshop on Painless Piles Surgery using Stapler / DGHAL and provided Hands on Training to general surgeons on simulator for Piles stapler and DGHAL surgery at FORTIS Hiranandani Hospital Vashi in may 2017
  • Conducted LIVE operative workshop on painless piles surgery using Stapler & DGHAL in FORTIS Hiranandani Hospital Vashi May 2017.
  • Demonstrated LIVE Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery (TAPP) at Hernia workshop organized by ZEN Hospital Chembur Mumbai to more than 100 hernia surgeons from western India in May 2017. 
  • Demonstrated live surgery on DGHAL for Hemorrhoids on Third generation Triology equipment and participated in panel discussion on the Treatment of Hemorrhoids (Piles) at Colorectal surgeons meeting at Hyatt Regency Mumbai organized by Zen Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai in Feb 2017
  • Organized workshop on Colorectal Update Series under aegis of Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India in Feb 2010 at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

Research and Publications

  • Presented a paper on "Role of CA-15-3 in Diagnosis Of Carcinoma Breast" at XVI Annual conference of ASI, MP chapter - FEB 1999.
  • Published a case report on "Primary Leiomyosarcoma" in Bombay Hospital Journal, vol. 44, no.4, in 2002.
  • Presented Poster at Annual Conference of Indian Occupational Health Raigad- Navi-Mumbai on "Pseudotumour Bronchus *Presenting as Collapse Lung" Case Report & Review of literature Nov. 23rd 2003.
  • Advance Instructional course in Colo-Proctolgy at Goa on 23rd Sept -27th Sept 2009.
  • Chaired scientific session on ‘Management Of Tracheobronchial Stenosis’ at Bronchoscopy CME, Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, on 30th Aug 2009.
  • Received BEST PAPER AWARD for "Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair" at 4th International Congress of *Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India held at Grand Hyatt Mumbai, on 21st-24th May 2009
  • Presented a paper on "Series Of Diaphragmatic Hernia Cases Repaired Laparoscopically" at MASICON 2009 (30th jan-1st Feb), held at Aurangabad, on 31st Jan, 2009.
  • Published unusual case " Boerhaave's Syndrome: Thoraco-Laparoscopic Approach"in Journal of Minimal  Access Surg.2010;6:76-9


Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Teacher for Post graduate fellowship MUHS in Colorectal Surgery (Zen Hospital, Mumbai)• Association Of Surgeons Of India (ASI)   
  • Faculty Ethicon Endosurgery Mumbai
  • Faculty CeMAST  Worli Mumbai
  • Association Of Minimal Access Surgeon Of India(AMASI)
  • Association Of Colorectal Surgeons Of India (ACRSI)
  • Indian Association Of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeon (IAGES)
  • Navi-Mumbai Surgical Society (NMSS)
  • Mumbai Surgical Society (MSS)


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