Colorectal Surgeon in Mumbai

Colorectal Surgeon in Mumbai | Robotic Surgeon | Colorectal Cancer Specialist | HIPEC Centre

Dr. Chintamani Godbole GI Surgeon Mumbai

Dr. Chintamani Godbole

MS, DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology), FRCS (Edinburgh, UK)
Fellowship in Robotic Colorectal Surgery, Coventry, UK
Fellowship in Colorectal cancer and Peritoneal cytoreductive Surgery, Basingstoke, UK

Areas of Expertise:
• Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgery
• Surgery for Colon and Rectal Cancer
• Peritoneal Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC
• Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns Disease, Intestinal fistula
• Surgery for Diverticular disease and Rectal Prolapse

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
  • MRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK – 2018
  • 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.


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.

Gastrointestinal Doctor in Mumbai

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)

Patient Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
26 April 2024
*Dr. Chintamani Godbole: A Guardian Angel* Profound gratitude to Dr. Chintamani Godbole, a young and dynamic surgeon who is a beacon of hope for countless like me battling the dreadful disease called cancer. My journey with cancer led me to Dr. Godbole who reassured calmness and helped me navigate the tumultuous outburst of emotions that accompany a cancer diagnosis. His expertise as a colorectal surgeon, robotic surgeon and gallbladder specialist, his mastery in surgical techniques with precision minimizing invasiveness of procedures facilitated faster recovery. Under his skilled hands, I felt safe and confident, knowing that I am in the care of a true expert. Dr. Godbole, thank you for leaving an indelible mark on my life. Your compassion and expertise have instilled a sense of belief that cancer isn’t a death sentence!
Tapan Tapan
Tapan Tapan
3 April 2024
My experience with Dr. Chintamani Godbole, surgical oncologist for colon cancer, has been the best ever in my life with any physician so far, and I did meet a few good ones in my life, but none compares to him in an all rounded way. My experience with him began over the phone from a foreign land, since surgical practice was lagging behind there and I was in need of an immediate colectomy due to a cancer tumour in my colon. From the very first moment of our contact he made it completely clear that he was completely accessible without prejudice and the interest of the patient was paramount. My hospital estimate and admission invitation for visa were arranged within 24 hours, without me having to talk or write to any management person at all, that was how much beyond the call of duty Dr Chintamani came forward for me. Whereas I had been trying to contact in vain another famous for cancer hospital already for a month without any respectful response. Later he did much more including guiding my wife about where to find good quality groceries in that city unknown to us, and giving contact of a reliable caterer who delivered safe home cooked meals, he even used his contacts to help us when we were having difficulties finding a suitable accommodation in that unknown foreign city. That's the kind of a person he is. As a surgeon and a physician he is impeccably skilled, strictly ethical, astutely open to multi disciplinary discussions and suggestions and learning from his colleagues even during an active treatment process. His unique approach saved me from two additional surgical processes. Which was an immense blessing for me since I was already in a very badly weakened condition due to three months of no fibre liquid diet and a stroke before that, just prior to the big surgery. It was Dr Godbole's daring humility, courage to be patient and heed to the suggestions of his learned colleagues of multi discipline, that saved me from those two additional surgical processes. He knows to put the patient's all around well being and comfort at the top of all other concerns. And he works with a team of multi-disciplinary medical and surgical experts. This unique approach of his sets him apart. His another very unique approach is to keep direct sms and phone contact with the patient bypassing hospital or nursing buearaucracy and even private secretaries. This gives emergency and prompt patient care a new meaning because nurses stations become beholden to the patient's ever changing needs due to the doctor's direct call to them based on the patient's direct communication with him. Everybody knows how inadequate nursing could be even in expensive private hospitals in South Asian hospital culture. Dr Chintamani has an understanding of all that and a working mechanism for bypassing all that for the well being and comfort of his patients. I would refer anybody needing colorectal surgical attention or colorectal oncological attention to Dr Chintamani Godbole anytime without a second thought. And I wish him a long ever prospering career, so many like myself may benefit from his knowledge, skills, and goodness.
Priya Naik
Priya Naik
7 March 2024
My father was operated for colorectal cancer. Dr Chintamani Godbole was very supportive throughout the process. He gives the very much essential psychological support to the patient. He has clarity in his diagnosis and judgement and explains all the details to patient and relatives so that they feel assured. All our doubts were cleared before the surgery. Thank you very much sir.
Yogesh Potdar
Yogesh Potdar
3 January 2024
My close relative was diagnosed with rectal cancer and the doctors we visited previously had scared the patient and almost misled us, insisting that a permanent lifestyle change (permanent ileostomy) was inevitable. However, when we approached Dr. Chintamani Godbole, he studied the case and drew up a treatment plan that led to recovery without any permanent lifestyle change. He communicated the issue in detail, in layman's terms, alleviating all worries, panic and fear surrounding cancer. His treatment plan included radiation, chemotherapy and surgeries which were spaced throughout the year. Dr. Godbole was involved every step of the way, tracking the patient's health throughout the complete treatment. Post completion of the radiation sessions and about a month of resting period, Dr. Godbole conducted the minimally invasive robotic surgery for Rectal cancer at Jaslok Hospital. It was a complex procedure which took more than 5 hours but was brilliantly executed which avoided permanent ileostomy. The post-surgery care was handled by Dr. Godbole and his team extremely well and the home care instructions were properly explained. After a brief healing period, chemotherapy sessions were conducted, followed by the Ileostomy reversal surgery, executed by Dr. Godbole. I would highly recommend Dr. Godbole for any colo-rectal surgeries. He and his team of doctors, diagnosed and managed the overall treatment over the last 8-10 months in an accurate and efficient manner, leading to patient's complete recovery. Few doctors truly take this level of effort for their patients, including his reassuring manner, calm composure, excellent bedside manners or his sheer brilliance as a surgeon. Thank you, Dr. Godbole !
Uday Jadhav
Uday Jadhav
29 December 2023
Dr Godbole performed my surgery for Rectal cancer. Right from before surgery he was very prompt in answering questions. Surgery was laparoscopic and went very smoothly and i was discharged in 6 days. Final report said that all the cancer was removed with clear margins. I am very happy with Dr Chintamani Godbole's surgery.
swapnil sakpal
swapnil sakpal
23 October 2023
I had a bowel resection surgery. Dr. Chintamani sir has been like god for me. He didn’t even say a negative word and everything went positive. Firstly I was so scared of this surgery but with His confidence I was able to stay positive. I am now very healthy and fine just because of Dr. Chintamani sir. Amazing personality as well. He has given me a new life and I am thankful to him.
Amitesh Shirvoikar
Amitesh Shirvoikar
30 September 2023
Most humble oncosurgeon..I underwent colon surgery..he was excellent at his work and very understanding..
hitakshi jathan
hitakshi jathan
15 May 2023
Dr. Chintamani Godbole is excellent. He took time to explain the condition and treatment of the patient. His calm demeanour put the patient and the patients relative at ease. Highly recommended.

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