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Dr. Chintamani Godbole GI Surgeon Mumbai

Dr. Chintamani Godbole

MS, DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology), FRCS (Edinburgh, UK)

Consultant – Colorectal Surgery & Peritoneal surface Oncology


Dr Chintamani Godbole is a Colorectal Surgeon in Mumbai with a special interest in Colorectal surgery and Peritoneal surface oncology. His qualifications include MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital Mumbai. He then completed his super-speciality training as DNB (GI Surgery) from Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai. He has had further training in Colorectal surgery in the UK, where he was working for 5 years.

His UK experience includes fellowships in minimally invasive colorectal surgery (Laparoscopic and Robotic), Surgery for Colorectal cancer, Peritoneal Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC. He was a fellow at the Basingstoke Peritoneal Malignancy Institute, which is a world-renowned centre for Colorectal and peritoneal cancer surgery.

He has also worked as a locum General/Colorectal surgical Consultant at University Hospitals Coventry, UK. He was awarded the Membership of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2018. He is a member of the Association of Colo-Proctologists of Great-Britain and Ireland. He is involved in multiple research projects, both in India and the UK and has many publications in peer-reviewed Journals.

Dr. Godbole is a dedicated super-specialist Colorectal Surgeon and aims to give the best standard of care to his patients.

Dr. Chintamani Godbole is a specialist in treating Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Surgery for Colon or Rectal cancer involves removal or resection of that segment of the bowel with a margin of surrounding healthy intestine. Learn more about Colon Cancer Treatment in Mumbai.

Professional Qualifications

  • FRCS (Edinburgh, UK) from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – 2022
  • DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology) from National board of examinations, New Delhi – 2015
  • MS (General Surgery) from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences – 2011
  • MBBS from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences – 2006


  • Late Dr. Baliga Memorial Prize for securing highest marks in General Surgery by Seth Gordhandas Medical college and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai in 2012.
  • Indian Council of medical Research prize for research in Microbiology, Year 2003-2004.


  • Fellowship in Colorectal and Peritoneal Malignancy, Peritoneal Malignancy Institute, Basingstoke, UK
  • Fellowship in Robotic Colorectal Surgery, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, UK
  • Consultant General/Colorectal Surgery, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, UK
  • Peritoneal Fellow, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, UK

Dr. Godbole has experience of performing over 200 minimally invasive Colorectal surgeries. He has performed over 50 Cytoreductive surgeries and HIPEC for advanced peritoneal cancers.

Dr. Godbole specialises in novel treatment modalities for the treatment of Colon and Rectal cancers such as Robotic surgery, Sphincter preserving resections, and Trans-anal minimally invasive Surgery.

He has expertise in surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease), Pelvic floor problems, and Complex fistula in ano.

Areas of expertise:

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery encompasses a range of procedures aimed at addressing issues in the lower gastrointestinal tract, including the bowel, colon, rectum, and anus. It may be necessary to undergo such surgery to treat conditions such as Crohn’s disease or to seek a cure for colon cancer or rectal cancer.

These surgeries are performed to repair or remove a damaged or diseased section of the lower intestinal tract, which may be the result of cancer, malformation, another disease, injury, or infection. Different surgical techniques are available, and your surgeon will assess your medical condition and overall health to determine the best approach for your situation.

Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery

Robotic and laparoscopic surgery are minimally invasive surgical techniques that use small incisions and specialized surgical tools to perform surgeries. Both of these techniques are designed to reduce the amount of tissue damage and scarring associated with traditional open surgery.

Robotic surgery involves the use of a robotic system controlled by a surgeon to perform the surgery. Laparoscopic surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, involves the use of a long, thin tube with a camera and surgical instruments attached. Both robotic and laparoscopic surgery have many advantages over traditional open surgery, including shorter hospital stays, less pain and scarring, faster recovery times, and lower risk of complications.

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Cytoreductive Surgery

Cytoreductive surgery is a type of surgery that aims to remove as much of a tumor as possible from the body. This procedure is commonly used in the treatment of advanced or metastatic cancer, particularly cancers that have spread to other areas of the body.

The goal of cytoreductive surgery is to remove all visible tumors and as much of the surrounding tissue as possible. This can help to slow the progression of cancer and improve the effectiveness of other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer that can develop in either the colon or rectum. This type of cancer typically originates in the colon, which is part of the large intestine responsible for transporting processed food to the rectum for elimination from the body.

Dr. Godbole has extensive experience in performing surgery for colorectal cancer. He utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, working closely with other specialists to provide patients with comprehensive care and improve their chances of successful recovery.
Overall, Dr. Godbole’s expertise in colorectal surgery and peritoneal surface oncology allows him to provide his patients with advanced treatment options and the highest standard of care.


  • Godbole, C., Memon, A.A. & Carr, N.J. ASO Author Reflections: Discordant Pathology in Pseudomyxoma Peritonei and Its Impact on Survival following Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy. Ann Surg Oncol (2021).
  • Memon, A.A., Godbole, C., Cecil, T. et al. Overall Survival is More Closely Associated with Peritoneal than Primary Appendiceal Pathological Grade in Pseudomyxoma Peritonei with Discordant Pathology. Ann Surg Oncol (2021).
  • Godbole L, Godbole C, Bulchandani S. Evaluation of the Anopress® device in assessment of obstetric anal sphincter injuries in a specialist urogynaecology service. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2021 Jan; 256:397-399. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2020.11.061.
  • Covidsurg Collaborative [Godbole C, local collaborator]. Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study. The Lancet. 2020, Jul 4;396(10243):27-38. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31182-X.
  • Godbole C, Bhangu A, Bowley DM, Subramanian T, Kamarajah SK, Karandikar S. Impact of socioeconomic deprivation on short-term outcomes and long-term overall survival after colorectal resection for cancer. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2019 Dec;34(12):2101-2109.
  • Godbole, C., Mehta, J., Methil, B. et al. Perianal Paget’s Disease—a Case Report and a Review of Current Diagnosis and Management. Indian J Surg Oncol (2016). doi:10.1007/s13193-016 0548-7
  • Vyas PK, Godbole C, Bindroo SK, Mathur RS, Akula B, Doctor N. Case-based discussion: an unusual manifestation of diaphragmatic hernia mimicking pneumothorax in an adult male. Int J Emerg Med. 2016 Dec;9(1):11.
  • Godbole C, Mangukiya D and Doctor N. Hepatobiliary actinomycosis masquerading as malignancy, a case report. Trop Gastroenterol. 2014;35(4):253-256.
  • Godbole CB, Doctor NH. Practical Application of Predictors for Pancreatic Anastomotic Failure after Pancreaticoduodenectomy, Especially in the Asian Context. Annals of Surgery. 2014 Jun 27 (Letter to Editor)
  • Godbole CB, Doctor NH. Early Cholecystectomy for Acute Cholecystitis: How Early Should It Be? Annals of Surgery. 2014 Jun 27. (Letter to Editor)

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