Academic Activity

Faculty Director,
Center of Excellence for Minimal Access Surgery Training (CEMAST)

CEMAST is a state-of-the-art facility for training of surgeons in various aspects of minimal access (laparoscopic, thoracoscopic and bariatric) surgery. Dr Bhandarkar has been instrumental in designing the training courses at the CEMAST and actively supervises and participates in the training programs.

Faculty for Courses, Conferences and Operative Workshops

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Course, EISE, Mumbai 1998-2006
  • Laparoscopic Knot-tying and Suturing Course, EISE, Mumbai 1998-2006
  • Basic Surgical Skills Course, EISE, Mumbai 1999-2006
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery Course, EISE, Mumbai 1999
  • Basic Surgical Skills Course, Indian Chapter, RCS Edinburgh 1999-2003
  • Workshop, Conference of Rural Surgeons of India, Vapi 2002
  • Annual Scientific Sessions, College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, Colombo 2002
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Course, Udaipur 2003
  • Laparoscopic Suturing Workshop, Ahmedabad 2003
  • Live operative Workshop, Annual Conference of Gujarat ASI 2003
  • Live Operative Workshop, Annual conference of Maharashtra ASI 2004
  • International Forum on Minimally Invasive Surgery, Beijing 2004
  • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery Course, EISE, Mumbai 2004
  • Live Operative Workshop, MISICON, Coimbatore 2004
  • Live Operative Workshop, Choithram Hospital, Indore 2005
  • Live Operative Workshop, Tri Surge Conference, Kolhapur 2006
  • First FIAGES Course, New Delhi 2007
  • Conference of Association of Colon Rectal Surgeons of India, Ahmedabad 2007
  • Live Operative Workshop, MASICON 2008, Kolhapur 2008
  • IAGES 2008, Jaipur 2008
  • PSGCON 2008, Coimbatore 2008
  • Third FIAGES Course, Trichy 2008
  • 2nd Annual Conference of Hernia Society of India, Auranagabad 2008
  • Knotting and Suturing Workshop, Solapur 2008
  • 54th Annual Conference of International College of Surgeons, Trichy 2008
  • Operative Workshop, Annual Conference of ASI, Ludhiana 2008
  • Knotting and Suturing Workshop, Nashik 2009
  • Operative Workshop, Annual Conference of HSI, Indore 2009
  • 6th FIAGES Course, Pune 2009
  • Operative Workshop, MASICON 2010, Solapur 2010
  • Live operative Workshop, Hernia CME and Workshop, Talegaon 2010
  • Live operative Workshop, Joy Hospital, Mumbai 2010
  • Live operative Workshop, 13th FIAGES Course, Ahmedabad 2011
  • Live operative Workshop, Surgical Update 2011, Kolhapur 2011
  • Reduced Port Surgery Live Operative Workshop and CME, Delhi 2011
  • Live Operative Workshop, 18th FIAGES Course, Bhubaneswar 2011
  • Live Operative Workshop, 20th FIAGES Course, Lucknow 2011
  • Live Operative Workshop, LaparoTech, Nagpur 2011
  • Congress of ELSA, Singapore 2011
  • AMESCON 2012, Dubai, 2012
  • Live Operative Workshop, IAGES 2012, Ahmedabad, 2012
  • Live Operative Workshop, RAMAS Conference, Jodhpur, 2012
  • Live Operative Workshop, 24th FIAGES Course, Patna, 2012
  • Live Operative Workshop, Knotting Suturing Workshop, Ahmedabad, 2012
  • Live Operative Workshop, 6th International Congress of SLSB, Dhaka, 2012
  • Live Operative Workshop, MASICON 2013, Nasik, 2013
  • Live Operative Workshop, NAIMAS, Delhi, 2013
  • Live Operative Workshop, Just Hernias, Pune, 2013
  • Live Operative Workshop, 7th RAMAS Conference, Jaipur, 2013
  • Live Operative Workshop, 2nd FALS Course, Mumbai, 2013
  • Live Operative Workshop, Hernia Update, Hyderabad, 2014
  • Live Operative Workshop, 35th FIAGES Course, Jodhpur, 2014
  • Live Operative Workshop, IAGES 2014, Chennai, 2014
  • Live Hernia Surgery Workshop, Rajkot, 2014
  • Live Operative Workshop 38th FIAGES Course, Bhopal, 2014
  • Live Operative Workshop, RAMAS 2014, Jaipur, 2014
  • Knotting and suturing course, AISGCON 2014, Ahmedabad,2014
  • HerniaCon 2014 Workshop, Nasik, 2014
  • GROS Conference 2014, Pune, 2014
  • XIIth International Conference of Society of Surgeons of Nepal, Kathmandu, 2014
  • Live Operative Workshop 41st FIAGES Course, Gokak, 2015
  • Live Operative Workshop IAGES 2015, Gurgaon, 2015

Positions Held

  • Member, Executive Committee, IAGES 2003 – 2007
  • Associate Secretary, Indian Chapter, International College of Surgeons 2005 – 2010
  • Member, FIAGES Board 2007 – 2012
  • Member, FALS Board 2011- 2012
  • Member, Executive Committee, Hernia Society of India 2008- 2010
  • Hon. Treasurer, IAGES 2008 – 2012
  • Vice President (West Zone), IAGES 2012 – 2016
  • Hon. Secretary Hernia Society of India 2017-

Organizational Activity

  • Organising Secretary, Conference on MAS – Status in India, Mumbai 2002
  • Update Coordinator, Medical & Surgical Endocrinology Update, Mumbai 2005
  • Organizing Secretary, ASIAPACIFICON 2005, Mumbai 2005
  • Organizing Secretary, SILSCON 2011, Mumbai 2011

Editorial Commitments

  • Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Surgery 2001 – 2003
  • Editor, Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2005 –
  • Editorial Board Member, Annals of Medicine and Surgery 2012 –

Reviewer for Journals

  • Indian Journal of Surgery
  • International Journal of Surgery
  • Journal of Pancreas
  • Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
  • Surgical Endoscopy

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