Dr Shailesh Puntambekar is a cancer surgeon specialised in laparoscopic cancer surgery. He is heading the Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, a centre for advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery in Pune.
Considered as an expert in laparoscopic pelvic surgery and gynaecological cancer surgery in the world, he has developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix known as the “Pune Technique” globally.
In the last few years, his lectures on pelvic anatomy have been widely acknowledged for newer concepts in pelvic anatomy.
He is a faculty at the American Association of Gynaecological Laparoscopy (AAGL) and member of AAGL Oncology Committee.
He is the four times winner of the prestigious “Golden Telescope Award” for best video at AAGL (in 2005, 2009 and 2012) and is the only Indian surgeon to do so. He received Kurt Semm Award for best video at AAGL 2015.
He is the first robotic oncosurgeon of India who has performed over 400 robotic surgeries.
Dr Puntambekar has always believed in sharing knowledge with others and thus, has many publications on his robotic experience.
Dr Puntambekar has received invites from many countries to perform live surgical workshops in Germany, England, France, Romania, Turkey, Israel, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Australia, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Greece.