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 10 years. Of these, 2400+ are Cancer Surgeries and 150+ are Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries.
- He worked as 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
- Robotic Surgeries
- Head & Neck Cancer Surgeries
- Breast Cancer Surgeries
- Gynaec Cancer Surgeries
- Soft tissue & Bone Cancer Surgeries
Treatments/ Procedures offered
Onco-Surgeries and Robotic Surgeries
Number of cases of Oncology and Robotics Performed by Dr. Uma Sankar Tantravahi in the last 10 years
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.
- 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