Dr. Nagaraj Palankar

Consultant - Surgical Gastroenterology
Manipal Hospitals

Dr. Nagaraj Palankar - Consultant - Surgical Gastroenterology in Bengaluru, India


  • A Consultant in Surgical Gastroenterology with extensive training and experience, Dr. Nagaraj Palankar. His remarkable educational history includes the degrees of MBBS, MS (General Surgery), and DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology). Additionally, he is a fellow of liver transplantation from Seoul’s renowned Asan Medical Centre. Dr. Palankar is a specialist in metabolic/bariatric surgery, colon surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, and oesophagogastric surgery. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery are two fields in which Dr. Palankar excels. He specialises in doing operations for liver, pancreatic, and biliary system malignancies. He is also adept at operating on patients with difficult biliary strictures, bile duct injuries, and acute and chronic pancreatitis. Due to his extensive training in this area, Dr. Palankar is a well-regarded surgeon in the medical industry. He is a foremost consultant surgical gastroenterologist in Oldairportroad, Bangalore.
  • Dr. Palankar’s expertise in oesophagogastric surgery is also impressive. He carries out procedures for burning wounds of the stomach and throat, malignant growths of the throat and stomach, and achalasia cardia and reflux oesophagitis. With his insight and ability, Dr. Palankar can assist patients with beating a large number of stomach-related issues. Dr. Palankar is also highly experienced in metabolic/bariatric surgery. This type of surgery is performed on patients who are severely overweight and is aimed at reducing their weight and improving their overall health. Dr. Palankar has helped many patients achieve significant weight loss and improve their quality of life through metabolic/bariatric surgery. For the same reason, he is considered the best bariatric surgeon in Bangalore.
  • Colorectal surgery is another area of expertise for Dr. Palankar. He performs surgeries for cancers of the colon and rectum, complex fistula of anorectal, obstetric injuries and anal incontinence. His vast experience in this field has enabled him to help many patients overcome these difficult conditions. Dr. Palankar is trilingual in English, Kannada, and Konkani. This benefits his patients who may not be fluent in English and want to communicate in their native language. The contributions made by Dr. Palankar to the medical field have been honoured with a number of accolades. In the private sector of Karnataka, he played a key role in starting and presently oversees the first super-specialised training program in surgical gastroenterology (DNB Surgical Gastroenterology). Additionally, during his former employment at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, he started the liver surgery service. Additionally, he was the first surgeon in the city to undertake the technically complex Taj Mahal resection for liver cancer.
  • All things considered, Dr. Nagaraj Palankar is a renowned and highly experienced consultant in surgical gastroenterology. His tremendous involvement with hepatobiliary and pancreatic medical procedures, oesophagogastric medical procedures, metabolic/bariatric medical procedures, and colorectal medical procedures has assisted endless patients with defeating troublesome circumstances and accomplishing better well-being. His devotion to the medical community and his patients is exemplary, and his commitments to the field of Surgical Gastroenterology have been perceived through different honours and accomplishments.

Fellowship & Membership

  • Fellowship in Liver Transplantation – Asan Medical Centre, Seoul

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Konkani

Awards & Achievements

  • Helped initiate and currently running the first super specialty training program (DNB Surgical Gastroenterology) in Surgical Gastroenterology in private sector in Karnataka.
  • Initiated Liver Surgery service in previous stint at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • Performed Taj Mahal resection, a technically highly challenging operation for liver cancer for the first time in the city

Bariatric Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Metabolic Surgery, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Surgery for cancers of Pancreas, Liver and Biliary tract, Surgery for acute and chronic pancreatitis, Surgery for complex biliary strictures and bile duct injury, Oesphagogastric Surgery, Surgery for caustic injuries of Stomach and Oesophagus, Surgery for cancers of oesophagus and stomach, Surgery for Achalasia cardia and Reflux oesophagitis, Surgery for cancers of colon and rectum, Surgery for complex fistula of anorectum, Surgery for obstetric injuries and anal incontinence,

MBBS | MS (General Surgery) | DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology)
A Consultant in Surgical Gastroenterology with extensive training and experience, Dr. Nagaraj Palankar. All things considered, Dr. Nagaraj Palankar is a renowned and highly experienced consultant in surgical gastroenterology.

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