gastrointestinal cancer surgeon


Dr. D. R. Kulkarni is an eminent Gastrointestinal & Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon in city of Mumbai. He has experience of 21 years in the field of Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery.

He earned his medical degree from Mumbai University and began his surgical career at B. Y. L.Nair Municipal Hospital, Mumbai. After post-graduation in General Surgery, he worked with the Dept. of Gastrointestinal Surgical Services to gain valuable experience & expertise in gastrointestinal surgery and then worked in the capacity of Lecturer with the same institution. Later he proceeded for advanced training to Hong Kong and Paris. He trained at two of the best institutions in the world; Queen Mary Hospital, HK & Paul Brousse Hospital, Paris, France.

He is attached to Lilavati Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai & S.L.Raheja Hospital, Mumbai for last 15 years.He has an independent experience of more than 1000 open and laparoscopic operations. He has special expertise and vast experience in complex liver, gall bladder and pancreatic surgery for cancer and benign diseases, colonic cancer surgery & complex abdominal wall hernia repairs.

Dr.D.R.Kulkarni is a member of International HPB Association for many years and is an invited faculty at national & international conferences.



  • Abdominal cancers (stomach, small intestine, colon & rectum, liver, gall bladder, bile duct, pancreas)
  • Uncommon abdominal cancer (GIST, Neuroendocrine tumor (NET), retroperitoneal tumors, sarcoma)
  • Metastasis to liver (e.g. from colon or NET)
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Gall stone / bile duct stones
  • Benign tumors of liver (cyst / hemangioma etcetera)
  • Cystic tumors of pancreas
  • Bile duct injury and bile duct strictures
  • Colonic diverticulitis
  • Complex abdominal wall hernia
  • Emergency abdominal conditions (e.g. Intestinal obstruction, bleeding, intestinal perforation, intestinal gangrene)
  • Complications of previous surgery


  • Gastrectomy
  • Small bowel resection
  • Colonic / rectal resection
  • Cholecystectomy (Gall bladder removal)
  • Pancreatectomy (pancreatic resection)
  • Hepatectomy (liver resection)
  • Multivisceral resection for advanced cancer
  • Vascular resection and reconstruction for advanced liver / pancreatic cancer
  • Repair of bile duct injury / stricture
  • Surgery for acute / chronic pancreatitis
  • Repair of complex abdominal wall hernia
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Splenectomy
  • Emergency abdominal surgery
  • Revision surgery for complications of previous surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery (appendicectomy / cholecystectomy / colectomy / splenectomy / small bowel resection /pancreatectomy / adhesiolysis etcetera)

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