Dr. Sandeep Nayak

Robotic Cancer Surgeon | Surgical Oncology-Dept

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Sandeep Nayak

MBBS, MRCSEd, DNB (Gen Surg),
MNAMS (Gen Surg), DNB (Surgical Oncology),
Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Onco-Surgery

Dr Nayak is a senior surgical oncologist (cancer surgeon) who specializes in diagnosing and treating people with cancerous or precancerous conditions. He is widely experienced in both open and minimal access cancer surgeries (laparoscopic and robotic). However, his keen interest is in minimal access surgery, which includes both robotic and laparoscopic cancer surgery, and he is dedicatedly worked in this field over the years and has trained many students in this field.

He has had his graduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral training from some of the leading medical colleges in India. In the medical career spanning from 1999, he has widely traveled and has worked in many centers of repute in India and abroad. He has a fellowship in laparoscopic & robotic cancer surgery and he is known for his skills in laparoscopic and robotic cancer surgery.

As a dedicated physician he gets tremendous satisfaction from meeting and talking to the patients, hearing their stories and providing comfort & solutions during what can be a scary time. He has found his passion in a profession that married both.

Dr Nayak is a Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK and many other professional associations. He has authored many research articles in national and international journals. He has also contributed to many magazines. He has also presented award winning papers and invited lectures at medical conferences across the nation and has many scientific presentations to his credit.

Dr Nayak has also been bestowed with many accolades during his career in the field of Oncology. Dr Sandeep Nayak is one of the well respected and loved teaching faculties at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore.

Being a good orator and Dr Nayak has given numerous talks on cancer awareness and prevention at various forums. He has participated in several camps in association with NGOs like connect to heal and Indian cancer society. These nonprofit organizations have been doing sterling work in fighting cancer across India.

    Aside from his busy medical practice and surgeries he spends quality time on his inborn talent. Dr Nayak has always believed that surgery to be form of art. An art that heals patients. He believes that being an artist gives him great edge in performing complicated surgeries concentrating for hours at a go.
    Please click here to explore the talent
    Healthy body is essential for healthy mind. Dr. Nayak provides right motivation and leading by example to his patients showing regular physical activity and eating well-balanced meals which are essential parts of taking better care of ones owns health. (The cartoon courtesy one of the patients).

Qualifications And Fellowships

Courses & fellowships

  • Detroit (USA) International Visiting Fellow (Surgical Oncology)
  • Fellowship in Laparoscopic and RoboticOnco-Surgery
  • Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in Surgical Oncology, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata (National Board)
  • Basic And Advanced Laparoscopy training from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  • Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in General Surgery, CalicutMedical College (National Board)
  • Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd), UK
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University.

Scientific Publications

  • Nayak SP, Kiran J. Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection (MIND) Using Standard Laparoscopic Equipment: a Preliminary Report and Description of Technique.Indian J Surgical Oncology. 2015 Oct; DOI: 10.1007/s13193-015-0474-0
  • Nayak SP, Ashraf M, Dam A, Biswas J. Internal Jugular Vein Duplication: Review and Classification. Indian J Surgical Oncology. 2015 Sep; pp1-5
  • Maiti GP, Ghosh A, Mondal P, Baral A, Datta S, Samadder S, Nayak SP, Chakrabarti J, Biswas J, Sikdar N, Chowdhury S, Roy B, Roychowdhury S, Panda CK. SNP rs1049430 in the 3′-UTR of SH3GL2 regulates its expression: Clinical and prognostic implications in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.BiochimBiophysActa. 2015 Feb 26;1852(5):1059-1067
  • Nayak SP, Sigh V, Dam A, Bhowmik A, Jadhav TS, Ashraf M, Shah RK, Biswas J. Mechanism of Thyroid Gland Invasion in Laryngeal Cancer and Indications for Thyroidectomy. IndianJ Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.2012; DOI 10.1007/s12070-012-0530-9
  • Nayak SP, Sreejayan MP. Management of supernumerary testis in an adult: case report and review. Andrologia.2010; 43: 149–152
  • Ashraf M, Biswas J, Majumdar S, Nayak S, Alam N, Mukherjee KK, Gupta S. Tamoxifen use in Indian women – adverse effects revisited. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2009 Oct-Dec; 10(4):609-12. PMID: 19827879.
  • Nayak SP, Sasi MP, Sreejayan MP, Mandal S. A case-control study of role of diet in colorectal carcinoma in a South Indian Population. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2009; 10(4):565-8. PMID: 19827870
  • Nayak SP, Venugopalan PP, Prabhu GGL. Can Diet Predispose to Urinary Tract Infection? Indj Urol. 1999; 15(2): 93-99.

Professional Achievements And Awards

  • “Best Video Award”

    for Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection video at Asian Clinical Oncology Society (ACOS), April 2016 held at New Delhi.

  • “Pampanagowda Video Award”

    for Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection (MIND) video at Karnataka State Chapter of ASI, February 2016 held at Shivamogga.

  • “Competitive Video Award For Youngsters”

    2nd price for Modified Video Endoscopic Inguinal Lymphadenectomy (VEIL) at NATCON-IASO, September 2015 held at Bhuvaneshwar, India.

  • ‘Global Excellence Award’

    at International Conference on Innovations in Biotech and Medicine, Oct 2013 held at Bangalore, India

  • ‘Detroit International Visiting Fellowship 2012’,

    won at NATCON IASO 2012 held at Goa.

  • Indian Council for Medical Research grant

    for post-doctoral dissertation financial grant from 2007 to 2010 awarded for potentially significant scientific work. Only 50 thesis are selected for such a grant per year from all over India.

  • Editor for ‘AFP News’ for year 2001-02,

    periodical journal published by World Health Organisation (WHO) for National Polio Surveillance Project (NPSP), India, to assist in the process of Polio surveillance

Workshops & Conferences Conducted / Assissted

  • Executive Committee member of Surgical Society of Bangalore (SSBASICC)for 2015 & 2016 have taken part in all its organizational and academic activities.
  • Executive Committee member of Bangalore Oncology Group (BOG) for 2016 have taken part in all its organizational and academic activities.
  • ‘National Live Surgical Workshop and CME on Cancer Esophagus’ conducted byKidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore on 6th and 7th September 2014.
  • ‘GROS- 1st international workshop on Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery’ conducted at Pune under the aegis of Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Hospital, Pune from 29th April to 1st May 2011.
  • ‘CME and Workshop on Management of Terminal Illness’ conducted for medical and health care providers from Kolkata from 10th to 12th Feb 2009 held at Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata.
  • ‘Regional Advocacy Workshop on Tobacco Control Laws & Related Issues in India’ conducted for Government Medical Officers from Eastern and North-Eastern States of India held from 15th to 16th December 2008 conducted by Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata.
  • ‘Golden Jubilee CME of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute’ held for Oncologists from all over India, at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata as part of Golden Jubilee celebration of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute from 1st to 3rd November 2007.

Prof. Dr. Sandeep Nayak


24 years of Medical Experience with 15 years of Minimal Access Surgical Oncology

Area Of Expertise

  • Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgical Oncology with a special interest in gastrointestinal cancer, thyroid, oral cancer & thoracic cancers.
  • Cancer Prevention Activities

Key Innovations in Surgery

    He is a pioneer in a few of the surgical techniques:

  • Cancer Prevention ActivitiesRobotic Assisted Breast – Axillo Insufflated Throidectomy(RABIT) – for all thyroid tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection (MIND) for cancer of the mouth
  • Modified Video Endoscopic Inguinal Lymphadenectomy(VEIL) for the groin nodes
  • More the 25 published research papers in indexed journals

Special Surgical Interests

  • Rectal Cancer: ISR ( Inter- sphicteric resection), the technique to avoid permanent stoma(waste bag).
  • Breast Cancer: TARGET IORT – complete 30days of radiation in 30mins (selected patients).All specialized surgeries for breast cancer like onco-plastic breast conservation surgery.
  • Colon Cancer: DE resection for colon cancer that has shown better cure rates in many Japanese studies.
  • Esophageal Cancer Surgery with 3 field lymphadenectomy for all these cancers which has better cure rates
  • Lung cancer: VATS & robotic surgery
  • HIPEC & PIPAC : for stage 4 cancers of colon, ovarian cancers and peritoneal cancer

Recognitions, Honors & Awards

  • Featured as ‘ Dynamic Leaders ‘ in Outlo7 Business Dec 2021
  • Featured as ‘ Leader in Healthcare ‘ by Forbes India in Feb 2020
  • ‘Rising Star in Oncology ‘ Award by Times of India in December 2019
  • Vocational Excellence Award’ by Rotary International, Bangalore Chapter in July 2019 for work in cancer prevention and awareness
  • Excellence in Oncology Award 2018′ by Times Group
  • Best Video Award’ for Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection video at Asian Clinical Oncology Society (ACOS). April 2016 held at New Delhi
  • HIPEC & PIPAC for stage 4 cancers of colon, ovarian cancers and peritoneal cancer

Professional Affiliation

  • Registered with Botswana Health Professionals Council under Gyne-Cancer Project.
  • Registered with Medical Council of India (Karnataka)Perm Reg 53772.
  • Life member of Association of Surgeons of India. No. FL 15694
  • Life member of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology. No. N0016.
  • Candidate member of American Association of ClinicalOncology. No. 85959
  • Candidate member of Society of Surgical Oncology. No. 103130
  • Life member of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India. No. 5317
Dr. Sandeep Nayak at an Event