About Dr. Aditya Kulkarni

Dr. Aditya Kulkarni is a Consultant of Laparoscopic and Robotic Gastrointestinal, Hepato-biliary-pancreatic, and Cancer Surgeon at the renowned Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune. He is an accomplished laparoscopic and robotic surgeon, a cancer specialist, widely known as the best gastrointestinal and cancer surgeon in Pune.

He has completed his super specialization (M.Ch.) in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary-pancreatic Surgery from the world-renowned Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research i.e. PGI, Chandigarh. Further, he completed the renowned Vattikuti Fellowship in Robotic Surgical Oncology at Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru, which is one of the highest volume robotic surgery hospitals in India.

He is the only surgeon in Pune who has completed this dedicated fellowship in robotic surgical oncology. He is an accredited daVinci robotic surgeon. Prior to this, he completed his M.B.B.S. and M.S. (General Surgery) from prestigious B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune, where he also worked as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Kulkarni was fortunate enough to be trained at the best institutes in India and abroad. He has received training from the best laparoscopic surgeons in Pune and India.

Dr. Aditya Kulkarni Robotic Surgeon

He has a vast experience in more than 1000 gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgical procedures. He has an experience of more than 200 major robotic surgical procedures for cancer. He was a vital part of the robotic GI surgery team that has performed the largest number of totally robotic Whipple’s operations in India till date. He specializes in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for cancer of esophagus (food-pipe), stomach, large intestine (colon and rectum), pancreas, gallbladder, and liver. He is regarded to be the best laparoscopic and robotic gastrointestinal cancer surgeon in Pune.

In addition to robotic surgery, he is renowned for robotic and laparoscopic surgeries for benign diseases such as bariatric surgery for weight loss, cholecystectomy for gallbladder stones, bile duct stones and strictures, acute and chronic pancreatitis, laparoscopic hernia repair surgery, surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease, rectal prolapse, achalasia cardia and esophageal stricture. He is an expert at managing complex hernia with abdominal wall reconstruction techniques. With 10 years of experience in the field, he is considered by many to be the best laparoscopic cancer surgeon in Pune.

He has an extensive research background and has authored multiple book chapters, peer-reviewed publications and invited reviews in national and international journals. He is the recipient of ICMR and IHPBA travel grants for young researchers.

He has made presentations at several national and international conferences such as HPB Surgery World Congress (Geneva, Switzerland), Digestive Disease Week (Washington DC), HPB surgery Week (Seoul, South Korea), and Asia Pacific Digestive Week (Kolkata). He is the winner of the coveted BEST PAPER award category and medal of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology for his original research work.

MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS

M.B.B.S- B.J. Government Medical College, Pune, India- April 2012

M.S. (General Surgery)– B.J. Government Medical College, Pune, India- June 2015

D.N.B. (General Surgery)– National Board of Examinations, New Delhi- December 2016

M.Ch. (Surgical Gastroenterology)– Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh- December 2018

F.R.C.S. (Edin)– Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh, UK)- October 2019

Fellowship in Robotic Surgical Oncology– Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, Narayana
Health City, Bangalore- Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Foundation (Michigan, USA)- March 2020

Certified Console Surgeon- DaVinci robotic surgery– Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, California, USA

FELLOWSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

• Full medical registration with Maharashtra Medical Council (number 2012/05/1258)
• Member, European Society of Surgical Oncology
• Member (MNAMS), National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
• Life Member, Association of Surgeons of India
• Life Member, Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology
• Life Member, International Hepato-pancreato-biliary Association, Indian Chapter
• Life Member, Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India
• Life Member, Indian Society of Oncology
• Life member, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
• Life member and Fellow (FMAS), Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
• Life member and Fellow (FIAGES), Indian Association of GI Endosurgeons
• Life member, Poona Surgical Society
• Life member, Oncology Group of Pune
• Member, Pune Society of Gastroenterology
• Member, Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, Chicago, USA
• Member, Pancreas Club, USA
• Member, British Hernia Society

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1. Stood second in the college overall- Final MBBS

2. Batch topper in General Surgery, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Microbiology in M.B.B.S

3. Batch topper in M.S. (General Surgery)

4. First in State level Surgical Quiz 2014- Association of Surgeons of India

5. Prize for Best Poster- “Plasmablastic lymphoma causing ileoileal intussusception” Association of Surgeons of India- Maharashtra chapter at MASICON Nagpur 2015

6. Travelling Grant- Indian Council of Medical Research, 2018- to attend Digestive Disease Week 2018, Washington DC

7. Travelling grant of Indian Chapter of International Hepato-pancreato-biliary Association 2018- to attend World Congress, Geneva, Switzerland

8. First prize in GI surgery quiz, in IASGCON 2018, Chandigarh

9. Winner of Medal and Best Award Oral Paper presentation in IASGCON 2018, Chandigarh- “Analysis of abstracts presented at the annual IASG conference”

10. Best Free Oral Paper presentation in IASGCON 2018, Chandigarh- “Role of inflammatory markers in Step-up approach in acute pancreatitis”

11. Third place award in national level KS Robotic Surgery Awards at Robotic Surgeons Council 2019, Pondicherry for video “Robotic enucleation of renal hilar tumour”

12. Travelling grant of Korean HPB Surgery Association to present research work at 50th annual conference- Seoul, South Korea, April 2019

13. Travelling grant of Japanese Society of HPB Surgery to present research work at annual conference- Kagawa, Takamatsu, Japan, June 2019

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

PUBLICATIONS IN BOOKS AND JOURNALS

1. Invited Review Article: Surgical Management of Obesity: A Broad Overview of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research 2021; 55 (2):83-90. DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1435

2.Book Chapter: “Management of deep infiltrative endometriosis (DIE) causing gynecological morbidity: A colorectal surgeon’s perspective.” In “Endometriosis: An Enigma” 1st edition. September 2021, CRC Press

3. “Robot-assisted versus video-assisted thoraco-laparoscopic McKeown’s esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a propensity score-matched analysis of minimally invasive approaches” Journal of Robotic Surgery 2022. DOI: 10.1007/s11701-022-01367-z

4. “Short-term and pathologic outcomes of robotic versus open pancreatoduodenectomy for periampullary and pancreatic head malignancy: an early experience”. Journal of Robotic Surgery 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s11701-021-01309-1

5. “Umbilical port versus epigastric port for gallbladder extraction in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials with trial sequential analysis” The Surgeon. DOI: 10.1016/j.surge.2021.02.009

6. “Predrainage and Postdrainage Prognostic Nomograms to Predict Outcome of Percutaneous Drainage for Infected Pancreatic and Peripancreatic Necrotic Collections” Pancreas: October 2019 – Volume 48 – Issue 9 – p 1212–1219. DOI: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001395

7. “Complications of Percutaneous Drainage in Step-Up Approach for Management of Pancreatic Necrosis: Experience of 10 Years from a Tertiary Care Center” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2020 Mar;24(3):598-609. DOI: 10.1007/s11605-019-04470-z

8. “Impact of diabetes mellitus on morbidity and survival after pancreaticoduodenectomy for malignancy.” Annals of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery. 2021; 25:230-241. DOI: 10.14701/ahbps.2021.25.2.230

9. “Global attitudes in the management of acute appendicitis during COVID-19 pandemic: ACIE Appy Study” British Journal of Surgery. 2021 Jun 22;108(6):717-726. DOI: 10.1002/bjs.11999.

10. “Ileo-ileal Intussusception and Bowel Obstruction Caused by Plasmablastic Lymphoma of Small Bowel- a Rare Entity in Rare Location.” Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR. 2016; 10(3): PD03-PD05. DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/15750.7448.

11. “Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Submandibular Salivary Gland with SialoCutaneous Fistula: A Rare Case Report.” Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR.2015; 9(8): PD03-PD05. DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/14017.6409.

12. “Polypoid gastric GIST presenting with massive upper GI bleed: A case report” International Journal of Current Research 2015. April Vol. 7, Issue, 04, pp.14612-14614

13. “Perforated Jejunal Diverticulum: A Rare Cause of Acute Abdomen in Elderly Patient.” Journal of Case Reports.2015; 5:106-110

14. “Invasive aspergillosis causing gastric necrosis and perforation– a case report”- Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Open Access. DOI: 10.1002/jgh3.12157
 
15. “Immunoglobulin G4- related disease mimicking gallbladder cancer with associated choledochal cyst: a case report of a malignant masquerade”- Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Open Access. DOI: 10.1002/jgh3.12154

16. “Gastric Conduit Perforation: A Late Fatal Complication after Esophagectomy”. Cureus. 2019 Jun 24; 11(6): e4987. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.4987.

17. “Parastomal Evisceration: A Report of Two Cases and Review of Literature.” Cureus 11(9): e5750. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.5750

18. Reply to Letter to Editor – “Catheter-Related Complications of Percutaneous Drainage in Step-up Approach for Management of Pancreatic Necrosis” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2020 Oct;24(10):2431-2432. DOI: 10.1007/s11605-020-04685-5

19. Infected Pancreatic Hydatid Cyst with Cysto-Pancreatic Fistula Presenting As Acute Pancreatitis”- Journal of Digestive Endoscopy. Journal of Digestive Endoscopy 2020; 10:234–236

ORAL PRESENTATIONS IN CONFERENCES

1. “Analysis of abstracts presented at the annual IASG conference” Annual national conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Chandigarh, October 2018- Award Oral Paper- won best award paper

2. “Role of inflammatory markers in Step-up approach in acute pancreatitis”- Annual national conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Chandigarh, October 2018- won best free paper

3. “Complications of percutaneous drainage in step-up approach for management of pancreatic necrosis: experience of ten years from a tertiary care centre”- World Congress of International Hepato-pancreato-biliary Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2018

4. “Salvage Minimally Invasive Surgery after Failed Initial Percutaneous Drainage as Step-Up Approach in Pancreatic Necrosis: Results of a Prospective Study.”- Digestive Disease Week, Washington DC, June 2018

5. “Salvage Minimally Invasive Surgery after Failed Initial Percutaneous Drainage as Step-Up Approach in Pancreatic Necrosis: Results of a Prospective Study.” Annual national conference of Indian Chapter of International HPB Association, Pune -January 2018

6. “Role of main pancreatic duct diameter and remnant pancreatic volume in predicting pancreatic fistula after pancreatoduodenectomy” Indian Cancer Congress, Bengaluru, November 2017

7. “Laparoscopic choledocho-duodenostomy for biliary obstruction of benign etiology” Annual national conference of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons, Gurugram– February 2015

8. “Early percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in patients with severe traumatic brain injury”- Annual national conference of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons, Gurugram– February 2015

9. “Open transinguinal preperitoneal repair versus Lichenstein tension-free repair of inguinal hernia”- Annual Conference of State chapter of Association of Surgeons of India- January 2015

POSTER PRESENTATIONS IN CONFERENCES

1. “Organ Failure and Extent of pancreatic necrosis determine success of percutaneous drainage in step-up approach in necrotizing pancreatitis”- Annual national conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Chandigarh, October 2018- Special
Mention Poster

2. “Peristomal necrotizing fasciitis: A report of two cases”- Annual national conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Chandigarh, October 2018

3. “Parastomal evisceration: A case report”- Annual national conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Chandigarh, October 2018

4. “Outcomes of gemcitabine and oxaliplatin first-line chemotherapy in locally advanced gallbladder cancer”- Annual national conference of Indian Chapter of International Hepato-pancreato-biliary Association, Pune- January 2018

5. “Prediction of residual disease in unsuspected incidental gallbladder cancer- experience of tertiary care hospital in Northern India”- Indian Cancer Congress, Bengaluru, November 2017

6. “Prediction of residual disease in unsuspected incidental gallbladder cancer- experience of tertiary care hospital in Northern India”- Annual national conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Pondicherry, October 2017

7. “Incidental carcinoma gallbladder – are they really incidental?”- Annual national conference of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology, Jodhpur- September, 2016

8. “Perforated jejunal diverticulum- a rare cause of acute abdomen”- State Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, Nagpur- January, 2015

9. “Plasmablastic lymphoma of small bowel causing intussuception and intestinal obstruction”- State Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, Nagpur- January, 2015- won best poster

10. “Polypoid gastric GIST presenting with massive GI bleeding: an interesting case report” State Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, Nagpur- January, 2015

11. “Laparoscopic resection of bleeding Gastric GIST”- Annual national conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Ahmedabad- 2014- Video presentation

NOTABLE WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

• National Organ retrieval workshop (Oxford Course), Bengaluru, Feb 2018
• Fellowship course, Indian Association of GI Endosurgeons, Gurugram, Delhi, October 2017
• Surgeons for Rational Use of Antibiotics, Chandigarh, September 2017
• Skill Course & Fellowship examination, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India, Vijayawada, July 2015
• Endoscopy training workshop with Dr. Amit Maydeo, January 2015
• International Trauma Life Support: Advanced Provider Course, Pune, November 2014
• Research Methodology Workshop, Pune, September 2014
• Training in Basic and Advanced Laparoscopy, Ethicon Institute, Mumbai, September 2014