Dr. Gunjan Desai
Department of Gastro Intestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery
MS, FMAS, MRCS(England), DNB(GI Surgery), PGDMLS


Dr Gunjan Desai did his MBBS from BJ medical college and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, followed by Masters of surgery in Delhi university, and then underwent his super-specialty training at the board certified Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery program from Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai to be conferred Diplomate of National Board from NBE, New Delhi.
He is a passionate, enthusiastic and compassionate doctor and has been able to assist and perform more than 4000 surgeries in the field during and after his training. He is proficient in successfully performing all kinds of advanced cancer and non-cancer surgeries in both open and minimal access (key hole) approach. He is a life member of the national minimal access surgeons society and is skilled at performing advanced laparoscopic surgeries. He is also a member of the royal college of surgeons, England.
He has many international indexed publications to his name and has mentored many students achieve the same. He has presented at international conferences on topics relevant to the field of his expertise. He is the lead author of the world’s largest series on mixed neuroendocrine neoplasms (MiNENs) affecting the gastrointestinal tract and is also one of the lead authors of the multicentre data on neuroendocrine neoplasms and colonic diverticulitis. 
He is also the chief editor and author of the book “exam preparatory manual of surgery for undergraduates” which is currently in its second edition with Jaypee publications and he has authored a chapter in the prestigious American HPB textbook on hilar cholangiocarcinoma and portal vein resection. He is one of the founder and Director of ‘edusurg clinics’ – A health care educational initiative which is a government approved start up which got international recognition in the field of cancer awareness by UICC last year on World cancer day. He has also written a book for patient awareness on cancer called – “Taming the tumor” which is freely available on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. 

Area Of Interest

  • Management of Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Liver surgeries
  • Pancreatic surgeries
  • Gall bladder and biliary surgeries
  • Advanced Minimal Invasive Surgery (Keyhole Surgery)
  • Minimally invasive hernia repairs
  • Chemoport placement

Awards and Recognition

    International conferences

    1.Asia Pacific HPB Congress, Seoul, South Korea 2019
  • Presented oral paper
  • Discordance between pathological grade and clinical behaviour of Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms: A premise for dual nuclear imaging based treatment approach

  • Presented e-poster
  • Diagnostic dilemma in a patient with recurrent hypoglycaemia: an unusual case
  • Laparoscopic completion cholecystectomy for late post-cholecystectomy Mirizzi syndrome Csendes type 1 due to a sessile gallbladder remnant calculus
  • Long term survival after transplant for neuroendocrine liver metastases: A case report and literature review
    2. World IHPBA congress, Geneva 2018
  • Presented a poster and a video
  • Delay in pancreaticoduodenectomy till normalization of C-reactive protein and procalcitonin does not affect operative outcomes:
  • Early results of an ongoing prospective study
  • Total pancreaticoduodenectomy with splenectomy and portal vein resection-reconstruction for main duct IPMN with invasive adenocarcinoma.

  • Co-author for 2 more posters
  • Dilemmas in the management of Mixed neuroendocrine – nonneuroendocrine neoplasms,
  • Grade 2 Neuroendocrine neoplasms: A dichotomous disease?
    3.AHPBA 2017 Yokohama
  • Chaired two free video sessions
  • Travel grant winner [Among 25 other applicants from Asia pacific region]
  • Presented 3 free oral papers
  • Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma delay in diagnosis
  • Replaced common hepatic artery reconstruction during Whipple for duodenal carcinoma
  • Site specific margins and nodal status in ampullary carcinoma
    4.APNETS 2017 Mumbai, India
  • Presentation of the Indian Scenario of Neuro-endocrine neoplasms


    1.Award video presentation and free poster presentation at IASGCON 2017 Puducherry
  • Video: Total laparoscopic revision Roux-en-Y Hepaticojejunostomy for HJ stricture after total pancreatectomy
  • Poster: Laparoscopic management of sigmoid diverticulitis- Our experience of 41 cases
    2.Poster at IHPBA 2016
  • Fistulojejunostomy in persistent external pancreatic fistulas
    3.Posters at IASGCON Pune 2015
  • Brunneroma
  • Hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma
  • CDHP
    4.Posters at IASGCON , Ahmedabad, 2014–
  • Rapunzel syndrome,
  • Liver abscess,
  • Solid Pseudopapillary tumor Pancreas.
    5.Competetive paper at SURGICON  2014: Clinico-epidemiological  profile of 250 breast cancer patients at our center and applicability of Gail  model to them: An Indo- US comparison.
    6.Free paper at ICC  2013: Clinicopathological and epidemiological profile of female patients of breast cancer in a tertiary government center in Delhi.
    7.Poster at IASGCON , Kolkata, 2013: Serum levels of C-Reactive protein, hepcidin and interleukin – 6 in acute cholecystitis and  its  correlation with severity of attack and recovery time.
    8.Poster at BREASTCON 2013: primary neuroendocrine carcinoma breast: our experience
    9.Poster at SURGICON 2012: pelvic abscess: a rare manifestation of Pott’s spine: a case report.

Research Publications


    1. Taming the tumor – Your cancer care companion – https://amzn.to/3Yx5Fjc
    2. Scientific Research Publishing: A step by step guide – https://amzn.to/3YuCwFe
    3. Exam preparatory manual for undergraduates – Surgery” – Jaypee Publishers


    1. Portal vein resection in hilar cholangiocarcinoma [Published in American hepatopancreaticobiliary association textbook of HPB surgery 2019]
    2. Role of surgery for idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease with a focus  on postoperative events and their management
    3. Diagnostic     dilemmas    in    inflammatory    bowel    disease    


    1. Gunjan Desai, Wagle P. Late margin recurrence after curative resection for hepatocellular carcinoma – Case report of two cases and review of this enigmatic entity. International Journal of Surgery Open. Volume 46, September 2022, 100533.


    1. Gunjan Desai, Bhardwaj Amol, Lokhande Kaustubh, Wagle, Prasad. (2022). Synchronous Multifocal Gall Bladder Cancer and Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer. 1-3. 10.1007/s12029-022-00869-1.
    2. Gunjan Desai, Singh S, Pande P, Wagle P. Anatomical Challenges during Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Adenocarcinoma Head of Pancreas in Presence of Intestinal Rotation Abnormalities: A Report of Two Cases. The Surgery Journal. 2021;07(04):e301-e306.
    3. Prasad Wagle, Narkhede Rajvilas, Gunjan Desai, Pande Prasad D R Kaulkarni, Paresh Varty,. (2020). SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF LARGE HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA: THE FIRST SINGLE-CENTER STUDY FROM WESTERN INDIA. Arquivos brasileiros de cirurgia digestiva : ABCD = Brazilian archives of digestive surgery. 33. 10.1590/0102-672020190001e1505.
    4. Desai Gunjan, Budkule Dattaraj, Pande Prasad, Wagle Prasad. (2020). Pyrexia of Unknown Origin: An Atypical Presentation of Hepatic Hemangioma. The Surgery Journal. 06. e180-e184. 10.1055/s-0040-1721428.
    5. Shruti Mehta, Gunjan Desai, Saumil Shah, Hitesh Mehta, Aniruddha Phadke. Hepatic Portal Venous Gas: An Ill Omen or a Misleading Sign. The surgery journal 2020;6:e37-e41
    6. Gunjan Desai, Pande P, Chhabra V, Shah R, Jagannath P. Multimodality management, recurrence patterns, and long-term outcome of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms: Progress over 17 years. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019.
    7. Pan Z, Pan Z-H, Pan R-Z, Xie Y-X, Gunjan Desai, Is laparoscopic lavage safe in purulent diverticulitis versus colonic resection? A systematic review and meta-analysis, International Journal of Surgery, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2019.10.007.
    8. Narkhede R, Gunjan Desai, Pande P (2019). Bacteriobilia in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery: an Enemy or a Friend in Disguise?. Indian Journal of Surgery. 1-6. 10.1007/s12262-019-01933-0.
    9. Budkule D, Gunjan Desai, Pande P, Narkhede R, Wagle P, Varty P. An outcome analysis of videoscopic assisted retroperitoneal debridement in infected pancreatic necrosis: a single centre experience. Turk J Surg. 2019;35(3):214-222.
    10. Gunjan Desai, Pande P. Gastroduodenal artery: single key for many locks. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2019;26(7):281-291. doi:10.1002/jhbp.636
    11. Budkule D, Gunjan Desai, Pande P, Kulkarni D. Infrequent intrahepatic cystic neoplasm: dilemmas in diagnosis and management. BMJ Case Rep. 2019
    12. Narkhede R, Gunjan Desai, Prasad P, Wagle P. Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in the Background of Chronic Pancreatitis: Core Issues. Digestive Diseases.2019;:1-10.
    13. Chavan N, Gunjan Desai, Tampi C, Wagle P. Intrapancreatic accessory spleen: an enigmatic entity. BMJ Case Rep. 2019;12(3):e228510. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-228510
    14. Gunjan Desai, Pande Prasad, Narkhede Rajvilas, Kulkarni  Dattaprasanna. Revision Roux-en-y hepaticojejunostomy for a post- cholecystectomy complex vasculobiliary injury with complete proper hepatic artery occlusion: A case report literature review. 2019. International           journal           of           surgery           case reports.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2019.03.032
    15. Gunjan Desai, Prasad Pande, Shah Rajiv, Jagannath Palepu.  Dilemmas in Diagnosis and Management of Gastroenteropancreatic Mixed Neuroendocrine Non-neuroendocrine Neoplasms: First Single-Centre

    Report     from     India.     2019.    Journal     of     gastrointestinal     cancer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12029-019-00213-0

    1. Thori, R., Gunjan Desai, Pande, P. et al. “Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) for all Stages of Empyema Thoracis: a Single Centre Experience”. Indian J Surg (2019) doi:10.1007/s12262-019-02042-8
    2. Gunjan Desai,Rajvilas Narkhede, Prasad Pande, Bhushan Bhole, Paresh Varty, Hitesh Mehta. An outcome analysis of laparoscopic management of diverticulitis.(2018) Indian journal of gastroenterology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12664-018-0907-0
    3. Gunjan Desai,Pande Prasad, Shah Rajiv, Jagannath Palepu.(2018).

    Pancreaticoduodenectomy with Replaced Common Hepatic Artery and Portal Vein Reconstruction in Primary Carcinoma Duodenum: a Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer. 1-5. 10.1007/s12029-018-0117-0 .

    1. Gunjan Desai, Rajvilas Narkhede, Prasad Pande, Paresh Varty, Hitesh Mehta, D R Kulkarni. Role of Roux-en-y fistulojejunostomy in persistent pancreatic fistula; Is it Olde Worlde? – Turkish journal of surgery 2018
    2. Gunjan Desai, Yadav K, Pande P, Sali P, Tampi C, Wagle P.  Brunner  gland adenoma masquerading as duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor with intussusception: case report. ABCD Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva (São Paulo).2017;30(1):71-72.
    3. Gunjan Desai, Prasad Pande, Prasad Wagle. Autoimmune Pancreatitis Type II: First Report from India. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND  DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH.2017.
    4. Gunjan Desai, Prasad Pande, D R Kulkarni. Adult Solid Hepatic Mesenchymal Hamartoma Masquerading as Malignancy. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH.2017.
    5. Mansukhani V, Gunjan Desai, Shah R, Jagannath P. The role of preoperative C-reactive protein and procalcitonin as predictors of post- pancreaticoduodenectomy infective complications: A prospective observational study. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2017;36(4):289-295.
    6. Mansukhani V, Gunjan Desai, Mouli S, Shirodkar K, Shah R, Palepu J. Transduodenal ampullectomy for ampullary tumors. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology.2017;36(1):62-65.
    7. Gunjan Desai, Suhani, Pande P, Thomas S. Amyand’s hernia: our eperience and review of literature. ABCD Arquivos Brasileiros  de Cirurgia Digestiva (São Paulo).2017;30(4):287-288.
    8. Gunjan Desai, Verushka Mansukhani, Pravin Mahajan, Chandralekha Tampi, Rajiv Shah, P. Jagannath. Retropancreatic follicular dendritic sarcoma: A diagnostic challange. Indian Journal of Applied Research 2017
    9. Suhani S, Meena K, Gunjan Desai, Ali S, Thomas S. SPLEEN PRESERVING DISTAL PANCREATECTOMY FOR AN UNCOMMON LARGE PANCREATIC MASS: A CASE REPORT. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine. 2017;:1.
    10. Gunjan Desai, Anirrudha Phadke, Dattaprasanna Kulkarni. Cystic dystrophy of the duodenum due to heterotopic pancreas – A case  report and literature review. Journal of clinical and diagnostic research 2016
    11. Sali P, Yadav K, Desai Gunjan, Bhole B, George A, Parikh S et al. Small bowel obstruction due to an endometriotic ileal stricture with associated appendiceal endometriosis: A case report and systematic review of the literature. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 2016;23:163-168.
    12. Shaji Thomas, Suhani, Gunjan Desai. Clinico-epidemiological profile of breast cancer patients and retrospective application of gail model -2:  An Indian perspective.Breast Dis.2016 Jan27;36(1):15-22.
    13. Gunjan Desai, Suhani, Shadan Ali, Lalit Aggarwal, Shaji Thomas.

    Appendicular perforation in dengue fever: our experience. Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2014; 4(Suppl 2): S571-S572.

    1. Suhani, Ali S, Gunjan Desai, Thomas S, Aggarwal L, Meena K, Kumar J, Jain M, Tudu SK. Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma breast: Our experience. Breast Diseases.2014. vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 95-99.
    2. Gunjan Desai, Suhani, Ali S, Thomas S, Meena K, Aggarwal L, Kumar J. De novo pelvic abscess: An unreported primary presentation of Pott's spine. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2013;6:674-6.
    3. Suhani, Shadan Ali, Gunjan Desai, Kartikeya Sharma, Shaji Thomas. Incisional hernia as a cause of bladder outlet obstruction: A  case  report.