Surgical Oncologist in Hyderabad

Dr Ajesh Raj Saksena

MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery) DNB (Surg. Oncology), FMAS, FALS (Oncology)

Work Experience

13 yrs+

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English, हिंदी, తెలుగు, اردو


Apollo Health City Jubilee Hills

Speciality And Areas Of Interest

  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Organ Preserving Cancer Surgery
  • Fluorescence Guided Cancer Surgery
  • Cytoreductive Surgery & HIPEC
  • Advanced Minimal Access Surgery

Work Experience

  • Consultant Surgical Oncology, Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad; February 2018 – September 2022.
  • Senior Resident in Department of Surgical Oncology, MNJ Institute of Oncology & Regional Cancer Center, Hyderabad; February 2017 – February 2018
  • Observership - Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai; November 2015
  • Observership - Department of Head and Neck Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York; March 2016

Awards and Achievements

  • “Young Scholar Award” at the 11th Annual International conference of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASICON 2020)

Research and Publications

  • Rao ST, Nusrath S, Iyer RR, Patnaik SC, Saksena AR et al. Interpretation and implications of LACC trial. Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology. 2019 Jun 1;17(2):39.
  • Thammineedi SR, Patnaik SC, Saksena AR et al. A Perplexing Case of Pneumothorax After Transhiatal Esophagectomy Managed by a Simple Remedy. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2020 Jul 23:1-3. 
  • Nusrath S, Saxena AR, Raju KV, Patnaik S, Rao TS, Bollineni N. The Value of Lymphadenectomy Post-Neoadjuvant Therapy in Carcinoma Esophagus: a Review. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2020 Aug 3:1-1. 
  • Usofi Z, Rao TS, Iyer R, Murthy S, Saksena AR, Devi GS. A Rare Case of Primary Synovial Sarcoma of Ovary: A Case Report. Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology. 2020 Sep;18(3):1-3.
  • Nusrath S, Nair A, Dasu S, Rao TS, Raju KV, Rayani BK, Naik VM, Patnaik SC, Iyer RR, Saksena AR, Rao MR. Single-Dose Prophylactic Antibiotic Versus Extended Usage for Four Days in Clean-Contaminated Oncological Surgeries: a Randomized Clinical Trial. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2020 Sep;11(3):378-86. 
  • Nusrath S, Subramanyeshwar RT, Patnaik SC, Saksena AR, Reddy RP, Shukla S. Primary Lower Chest Port Placement During Thoraco-Laparoscopic Assisted Esophagectomy Can Cause Potential Diaphragmatic and Liver Injuries: a Report of 2 Cases. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2020 Sep;11(1):69-72.
  • Co-author of Chapter on “Surgical Management of Cervix Cancer” in the book: Updates in Gynecological Cancers, 2020. 
  • Thammineedi SR, Patnaik SC, Saksena AR, Ramalingam PR, Nusrath S. The Utility of Indocyanine Green Angiography in the Assessment of Perfusion of Gastric Conduit and Proximal Esophageal Stump Against Visual Assessment in Patients Undergoing Esophagectomy: a Prospective Study. perfusion.;3:4. doi:10.1007/s13193-020-01085-8 
  • Thammineedi SR, Saksena AR, Nusrath S, Iyer RR, Shukla S, et al. Fluorescence-guided cancer surgery-A new paradigm. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Mar 25. doi: 10.1002/jso.26469. PMID: 33765329.
  • Nusrath S, Patnaik SC, Christopher A, Saksena AR, Thammineedi SR, Reddy RP. Flickering diaphragm sign, an indicator of laparoscopy-associated pneumothorax secondary to pleural breach. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2020 Mar;64(3):233. 
  • Rao T S, Raju KV, Patnaik SC, Reddy P, Saksena AR, Rajappa S, et al. Influence of neoadjuvant therapy on outcomes in patients with resectable carcinoma of esophagus and gastroesophageal junction from a tertiary cancer care center in India. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2021 Jun 1
  • Subramanyeshwar, R.T., Raju, K.V.V.N., Patnaik, S.C., Saksena AR, et al. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy the Standard of Care: Experience from a Tertiary Care Cancer Center from India. Indian J Surg Oncol (2021). 
  • Thammineedi, S.R., Patnaik, S.C., Reddy, P., Saksena AR et al. The Emerging Role of ICG Fluorescence During Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy. Indian J Surg Oncol (2021). 
  • Thammineedi SR, Raju K, Patnaik SC, Saksena AR, Iyer RR, Sudhir R, Rayani BK, Smith LM, Are C, Nusrath S. Laparoscopic Repair of Acute Post-Esophagectomy Diaphragmatic Herniation Following Minimal Access Esophagectomy. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2021 Dec;12(4):729-736. Epub 2021 Aug 18. PMID: 35110896 
  • Bradulskis S, Dainius E, Kubiliute E, Kutkevicius J, Paršeliunas A, Subocius A, Venskutonis D.COVIDSurg Collaborative*. Effect of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns on planned cancer surgery for 15 tumour types in 61 countries: an international, prospective, cohort study. Lancet oncology. London: Lancet Pub. Group, 2021, vol. 00, no. 00. 2021. 
  • Thammineedi SR, Rao VB, Pasam MK, Saksena AR, Nusrath S. Menetrier’s Disease Masquerading as Adenocarcinoma of Stomach. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2021 Oct 16:1-3.
  • Nusrath S, Rao Thammineedi S, Patnaik SC, Saksena AR. ICG Fluorescence Navigation Surgery in Gastric Cancer: Role and Relevance. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2021 Dec;12(4):711-2.
  • Nusrath S, Thammineedi SR, Saksena AR, Patnaik SC, Reddy P, Usofi Z, Kumar S. Thoracic Duct Lymphography by Near-Infrared Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Imaging in Thoracic Surgery. A Review. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2022 Jan 14:1-6.
  • Thammineedi SR, Patnaik SC, Saksena AR, Nusrath S. Blumer’s Shelf on Laparoscopy. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2022 Jan 13:1-3.
  • COVIDSurg Collaborative. The impact of surgical delay on resectability of colorectal cancer: An international prospective cohort study. Colorectal Dis. 2022 Mar 14. PMID: 35286766.
  • Nusrath S, Thammineedi SR, Raju KV, Patnaik SC, Saksena AR, Karthik J, Basude M, Kumar J P, Shukla S, Rao VB, Kumar C K. Factors associated with pathologic complete response following neoadjuvant chemoradiation and esophagectomy for carcinoma of esophagus and gastroesophageal junction. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2022 Sep 21.
  • Co-Author in the chapter on “Scope of Real Time Fluorescence Imaging in Esophagectomy” in the textbook: Esophageal Surgery - Current Principles and Advances, September 2022

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Life Member, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO)
  • Life Member, Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) 
  • Life Member, Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India (ACRSI) 
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM)
  • Life Member, Association of Minimal access surgeons of India (AMASI) 
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES)
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