Dr. UmaSankar Tantravahi


Dr. UmaSankar Tantravahi

Surgical Oncologist & Robotic Surgeon

MCh (Surgical Oncology), MS (General Surgery)

Experience : 11+ years

Expertise : Robotic Surgeries, Head & Neck Cancer Surgeries, Breast Cancer Surgeries, Gynaec Cancer Surgeries, Soft tissue & Bone Cancer Surgeries



Dr. Uma Sankar Tantravahi is a Surgical Oncologist and Robotic Surgeon at Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Visakhapatnam. He has operated over 2500+ cases in the last 11 years. Of these, 2400+ are Cancer Surgeries and 150+ are Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries.

  • He worked as a Senior Resident in General Surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi. 
  • Worked as Senior Resident in Surgical Oncology at Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad. 
  • Worked as Specialist Senior Resident in Surgical Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Worked as Consultant, Surgical Oncologist in Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet, Hyderabad.



Area(s) of Interest

  • Robotic and Advanced Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Gynecological Oncology
  •  Colorectal Oncology – Sphincter preserving surgeries (Avoiding permanent stoma)
  • Peritoneal malignancies – Cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
  • Thoracic Oncology
  •  Gastric and Hepato-Biliary cancers
  • Breast cancer and Oncoplastic
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Preventive Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Robotic Surgeries
  • Head & Neck Cancer Surgeries
  • Breast Cancer Surgeries
  • Gynaec Cancer Surgeries
  • Soft tissue                                                   

Treatments/ Procedures offered

Onco-Surgeries and Robotic Surgeries

Doctor’s ScoreCard

Number of cases of Oncology and Robotics Performed by Dr. Uma Sankar Tantravahi in the last 11 years

Total: 2500+

Education & Training


Name of Institutes

  • MCh (Surgical Oncology) from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
  • MS (General Surgery) from PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • MBBS from Osmania Medical College, Koti, Hyderabad.


  • Ethiskills in Vascular Anastomosis conducted by Johnson & Johnson Institute, New Delhi (2012) and Mumbai (2017)
  •  2nd Lung Cancer Multimodality Cancer Management Course, at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai 2016 
  • Basic and Advanced Laparoscopic course conducted by Ethicon Institute, Mumbai 2015
  • Certification in Intuitive’s Robotic Surgery Technology Training at Yenepoya Training Center, Mangalore.
  • Certification in Essentials of Pain and Palliative Care by IAPCON in 2018.

Professional Highlights



  • Abstract “Pelvic Inlet Rectal Cancer: Is There a Need for Neoadjuvant Radiation?”  EJSO VOLUME 46, ISSUE 2, E101.
  • Abstract “Long-Term Outcomes Following Laparoscopic Versus Open Rectal Cancer Surgeries – A 
  • Propensity Matched Analysis from a South Asian Tertiary Care Cancer Centre” Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 62(6):135-136
  • Abstract” Impact of PNI (Prognostic Nutritional Index) in Colorectal cancer as A Predictor for Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality in Open, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries – A South Asian Perspective. 
  •  Abstract “Short-term outcomes following Laparoscopic versus open rectal Cancer surgery post neoadjuvant Radiotherapy-a propensity-matched Analysis from a South Asian tertiary Care cancer center.” Colorectal Disease 21(S2):6
  • Abstract “Short-term outcomes following Prone versus Supine Extra‐Levator Abdominoperineal Resection (ELAPR) for Rectal Cancer in a Tertiary Care Cancer Center September 2019 Colorectal Disease 21(S3):76 
  • Abstract “Long Course Radiation (LCRT) versus Short Course Radiation (SCRT) with Consolidation Chemotherapy for locally advanced Rectal Cancer at a Tertiary Care Center: Comparison of Short‐term outcomes”

Professional Achievements & Membership

  •  A thesis submitted to PGIMER for M.S. examination – Prevalence of risk factors in patients with a breast case-control study.
  •  Poster presentation in ABSICON – 2012 in Hyderabad. 
  •  Published “Oral hybrid verrucous carcinoma: a clinical study” in the Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology.
  • Published “Robotic Esophagectomy using the Da Vinci XI: Initial Experience from a Tertiary Cancer Center” as an abstract in Diseases of the Esophagus.
  • Published “Robotic‐assisted low anterior resection: beyond total Mesorectal Excision; a left vascular approach with presacral fascia excision – a video vignette” in Colorectal Disease.
  •   Indian Association of Surgical Oncology.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). 
  • Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery.

Breakthrough Cases & Testimonials

Breakthrough Cases