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• Dr. Taher Abbas Mithi is Section Chief of the Division of Minimal Access General Surgery at Saifee Hospital and has been practicing since its inception.

• His area of specialization includes general surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery and robotic surgery.

• He has obtained his M.B.B.S. and Masters of Surgery from Grant Medical College, Mumbai in 1986 and was the first surgeon to perform Laparoscopic Surgery in Saifee Hospital in 1992.

• He may be contacted at 022-67570220.

• Dr. Anup Ramani joined Saifee Hospital as a Honorary Urosurgeon and was appointed as is the Section Chief of the Division of Minimal Access Uro Surgery at Saifee Hospital.

• He did his Clinical Fellowship in Uro-Oncological Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Section of Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio from Aug 2002 to March 2004 and was the Assistant Professor and Joint Director of Uro-Oncology, Department of Urological Surgery at University of Minnesota from April 2004 to April 2007.

• He has performed more than 1000 major laparoscopic procedures including major laparoscopic reconstructive surgeries like laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic radical cystectomy with Struder Neobladder, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, etc, to date.

• He may be contacted at +91-9930859696.

• Dr.Ezzy is the Head of Department of ENT and a prominent member of Dawoodi Bohra Community. He has been associated with the hospital since its inception.

• His area of specialization are laryngo-tracheal & airway surgeries and middle ear and cochlear implant surgeries.

• His Post Graduate Training was done at Seth AJB Muncipal ENT Hospital in Mumbai and held 1st Rank in D.O.R.L. Examination of University of Mumbai in April, 1986.

• He is currently the Vice President of The Society of Teachers of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, member of the Cochlear Implant Group and active participant of various post graduate ENT teaching program in Mumbai as well as all over India.

• He may be contacted at 022-67570360.

• Dr. Mahmood S. Husein is a senior practicing ophthalmologist and a prominent member of Dawoodi Bohra Community and has been associated with the institute since its inception.

• His area of specialization includes Cataract Surgery by Phacoemulsification , LASIK (Refractive Surgery), Glaucoma, Squint Correction and Keratoplasty - Corneal Transplant.

• He is also a senior partner in state of the art “LASIK” centre recently commenced at Saifee Hospital.

• A Gold Medalist in D.O.M.S.(Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery) and is also now an Associate Professor and DNB teacher in Opthalmology.

• He is well known for his philanthropy work and has presently adopted 52 villages, on the mountainsides of Hutaib (A district in Yemen), as well conducts eye camps for several NGO’s all over Maharashtra regularly and is also associated with The National Association for the Blind.

• He conducts C.M.E., & Seminars at City / State / National Level on an annual basis.

• He may be contacted at 022-67570360.

• Dr. Gaurang Shah is the Head of Department of Urology and a Senior Consultant at Saifee Hospital. He has been associated with the institute since its inception.

• His area of specialization include Robotic Surgery, Radical Prostatectomy for cancers of the prostate, kidney tumours, Kidney Transplant and use of Minimal Invasive Surgery technique for other kidney and bladder diseases. He is a leading Urologist in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in Mumbai.

• He is an avid teacher and an Asst. Professor at Grant Medical College and J.J. Hospital.

• A recognized teacher for the Diplomate National Board of Examination in Urology and Fellowship degree course in Minimal Access Surgery in Urology, he regularly conducts Journal Club Meetings & classes for DNB/CPS students and also conducts Fellowship Programs for Urologists from Nigeria and Greece at Saifee Hospital.

• He may be contacted at 022-67570360 from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

• Dr. Rajeev Mehta is Chairman of Department of Imaging Sciences at Saifee Hospital since its inception and one of the strongest supporter and architect in the growth of the institution.

• He is a Senior Consultant Radiologist and Ex-Hon. Prof. of Radiology at Sir J.J. Hospital and Grant Medical College at Mumbai and has been practicing for the past 34 years. He did his under-graduation and post-graduation in Radiology from Grant Medical College in 1977 and 1981 respectively.

• He is one of the pioneers in the fields of CT MR and DXA Bone Densitometry in our country. He had his formal CT training in FujitaGakuen University School of medicine in Japan in 1983. He did his visiting fellowship in MRI at Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia (USA) in 1990.

• He has published many Scientific papers in both National & International medical journals. He has delivered many guest lectures at annual medical conferences of different medical Specialties.

• He is a recognized teacher for the Diplomate National Board of Examination in Radiology and College of Physician and Surgeon since 2008-2009. He regularly conducts Journal club meetings & classes for DNB/CPS students.

Dr. Deepesh Aggarwal an intensive care physician has been working at Saifee Hospital since 2011 and was appointed as Chief Intensivist in 2014 and was promoted as Head of Department – Critical Care Medicine in April 2015.

He is mainly responsible for supervising the State of the Art 37 bedded ICU which handles some of the most clinically challenging cases in Mumbai. His team includes 14 critical care physician and 77 specially trained nurses.

Dr. Deepesh Aggarwal has specialty training in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Diseases and more than 10 years of clinical experience.

He is also active in teaching critical care medicine to post graduate doctors as well as nursing staff.

Dr Saifee Plumber is a well recognized practicing Gastroenterologist in the city of Mumbai and Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatic (Liver) Clinic at Saifee Hospital.

Dr. Saifee Plumber specializes in various upper and lower intestinal tract endoscopic procedures which include:-

a. sclerosant injection of oesophageal varices.

b. Endoscopic removal of foreign body from the GI tract.

c. Electrocauterization of angiomatous malformations and bleeding vessels in the GI tract.

d. Endoscopic polypectomy.

e. Endoscopic balloon dilatation of GI tract strictures and stenosis.

f. ERCP procedures.

He is active in teaching of medical students and post graduates student and has written several articles in leading national and international medical journals.

He may be contacted at 022-67571214 / 17.

Dr. Ali Asgar Behranwala MS (General Surgery), Mch (CVTS), FIACS and Diploma holder in Hospital Administration (DHA), FICS (USA) is the Head of Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Saifee Hospital.

He has extensive experience in performing adult and paediatric cardiac surgeries which include surgeries for coronary artery diseases, valvular diseases and congenital heart diseases.

With a strong interest in Minimal Invasive Cardio-Thoracic procedures, he holds specialisation in surgeries on major vascular structures. He has performed surgeries for the treatment of of chest cavity tumors and video assisted thoracoscopic procedures.

He is also an active participant in teaching post graduate surgical residents.

He may be contacted at 022-67570220 / 221.

Dr. A. R. UNDRE, a surgeon of exemplary caliber is the Head of Department and Emeritus Professor of General Surgery at Saifee Hospital.

A recipient of four gold medals and Prince of Wales fellowship of the Bombay university has many innovative surgical techniques to his credit.

He is the pioneer of CO2 Laser surgery in India and presented paper on use of CO2 Laser in the diabetic foot at Asia pacific conference held in October, 2006.

A founder member of World Association of Hepato Pancreaticobiliory Surgery, has passion for teaching and was given scroll of honor by the National Board of Examinations (Ministry of Health & Research) for excellence in teaching.

He has received several awards notable being Pride of Maharashtra, Nishan-e. Hindustan & Maha Ratan Award by National Human Rights Association. He was given Best Surgeon Award by Indian Educational Conclave in Hyderabad. Global Achievers Foundation gave Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award & Certificate of excellence to Dr. A.R. Undre.

Dr. Undre may be contacted at 022-67570220 / 9820044495.

Dr.Maheboob Mahamud Basade is the Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at Saifee Hospital.

He specializes in the treatment of the cancers of the various sites of the body including head and neck, lung, breast, stomach, colon, prostate, female organs and leukemia by utilizing chemotherapy, immunotherapy, stem cell transplants and bone marrow transplants.

He has been associated with many national as well as international research projects such as clinical trials of new drugs, phase II / III clinical studies in cancer research as Principal Investigator.

He has strong interest in the genomics of cancer which is the leading front in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and is at present pursuing Ph D in pharmacogenomics of ovarian cancer. He is also a recognized teacher of post graduate DNB tudents in medical oncology.

He can be contacted at 022- 66573333.

Dr Sanket Mehta is the Honorary Onco Surgeon at Saifee Hospital since 2011.

He specializes in cancer surgeries with special expertise in Cytoreductive and HIPEC surgeries. Cytoreductive surgery is a unique procedure for tumors which involve the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum).

He is the first surgeon in the country to perform Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC using a dedicated HIPEC machine, and is recognized by American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancy (ASPSM) and PMP pals network as a HIPEC expert and surgeon for reference for peritoneal surface malignancies in India.

In addition, he also specializes in treating cancers of various abdominal organs including gynaecological cancers by using minimal invasive techniques ( key hole surgery ).

He can be contacted at 8268880185 / 022-65005333.

Dr. Shakir Kapadia is the Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopedics at Saifee Hospital since the inception of the hospital in the year 2005.

His main interest lies in reconstructive surgery in orthopedic oncology and joint replacement. Reconstructive surgery for tumors, cancer, poliomyelitis and complicated trauma are surgeries close to his heart and in a technologically well advanced institute like Saifee Hospital, the results are indeed rewarding for the patients.

He has improvised a technique of hip joint replacement surgery where in the patient can squat, sit on the floor, use the Asian toilet and carry out routine daily activities 6-8 weeks after surgery.

He also oversees the post graduate orthopedics teaching programs at Saifee Hospital.

He may be reached at 9820138165 / 022-67570229 between 1 pm to 5 pm.

Dr. Abbas Mistry has been associated with the Saifee Hospital since 2005. He was appointed as Head of the Department in Plastic Surgery Department.

He has obtained his Masters in Surgery & M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery) from Mumbai University. He was awarded by the Association of Plastic Surgeon of India- The National Travelling Fellowship for the year 1992 & Outstanding Achievement & Excellence Award in Medicine for the year 1996 by Giants Group, Mumbai.

He is appointed as a Faculty Member for a Basic course on Micro Surgical Techniques organized by the Indian Society for Reconstructive Micro Surgery at Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, in Mumbai, since 1992.

One of his article "Multiple Osteolytic Skull defects- Band Pattern- Significance of Detection” is published in American Journal of Roentgenology, July 1991.

He has written a chapter on “Plastic Surgical Problems during Adolescence” in a book titled “Adolescent Girl” Published by the Federation of Obstetric & gynaecological Society of India, 1991. He has presented 20 Scientific Papers in various National and International Conferences and also participated in more than 40 National and International Conferences and Workshops.

Dr. Abbas Mistry may be contacted at Saifee Hospital on 022-67571228/ 09820137369.

E-mail ID- drabbasmistry@gmail.com
Website- www.drabbasmistry.com

Dr. Hakimuddin Pardawala was working in the old Saifee Hospital since 1989 and has been associated with the current Saifee Hospital as Hon. Consultant in Internal Medicine Department since 2005. He was recently appointed as the Head of the Internal Medicine Department.

He obtained his MD from the University of Bhopal and has strong interests in Infectious Disease, Metabolic Diseases including Diabetes, Obesity and respiratory ailments like Asthma etc.

He was one of the physicians who treated the cases of toxic gas exposure in Bhopal. He conducts research studies in Diabetes, Hypertension, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

Dr. Pardawala dedicates a significant portion of his time to conduct various educational seminars for general public and is known for his uncompromising dedication towards his patients. He has written several chapters in the International Text Book of Medicine ie. Gastroenterology & Hepatology Manual by McGraw-Hill.

He may be contacted at Saifee Hospital on 022-6757 1228.

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, Chairman of Institute of Minimal Invasive Surgical Sciences and Research Center at Saifee Hospital, is an internationally recognized Surgeon, specializing in :

• Bariatric Surgery (Weight Reduction)
• Minimal Invasive Surgery (Key Hole Surgery)
• Onco Surgery (Cancer Surgery)

He obtained his Masters in Surgery from Mumbai University and had advanced training in Minimal Invasive Surgery from Seoul, South Korea as well as renowned Cleveland Clinic in USA.

He is recognized as an authority in the Bariatric Surgery and has conducted many teaching courses at Saifee Hospital for local as well as international group of surgeons.

He is also the Chairman of the Position Statement Committee for IFSO International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders) and is on the board of the Asian Endosurgery Task Force (AETF)

He may be contacted at Saifee Hospital on 022-67570813 or at his office on 022-23649925/26 (CODS)