Sandeep Nayak (born 7 June 1976) is an Indian surgical oncologist based in Bangalore, India, known as the pioneer of robotic thyroidectomy and Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection in India.[1][2] He is the Director and the Head of Department of surgical oncology at Fortis Hospital, Bangalore.[3][4] Nayak was recipient of the Times Health Excellence Award for 2018 by The Times of India. Nayak is the member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has previously held the position of the assistant professor at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology from 2012 to 2017.[5] Nayak has been constantly ranked among the top oncologists in India

Sandeep Nayak
Born (1976-06-07) June 7, 1976 (age 43)
Diplomate of National Board - General Surgery
Diplomate of National Board - Surgical Oncology
MNAMS- General Surgery, Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgical Oncology
Alma materKasturba Medical College, Mangalore
Government Medical College, Kozhikode
Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute
Years active1999-present
EmployerFortis Hospital, Bangalore
Known forRobotic Thyroidectomy
Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection
Minimally Invasive Colorectal Cancer Surgery
Home townBangalore, India
WebsiteOfficial website


Nayak was born in 1976, in Kannur, Kerala. He attended Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore where he graduated in medicine in 1999.[6] He received his postgraduate degree in General surgery in 2006 from Calicut Medical College, Kozhikode.[7] Nayak completed his postgraduate training in surgical oncology in 2010 from Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata. He has received Diplomate of National Board from National Board of Examinations in General Surgery and Surgical Oncology in the years 2006 and 2010 respectively.[8] Nayak received fellowship in laparoscopic and robotic oncology in 2011 from Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, Pune. He also has international visiting fellowship in surgical oncology from Detroit Medical College as well as Detroit (USA) Fellowship for Surgical Oncology Award.[9]

In the year 2006, Nayak received membership of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He also have lifetime membership of Association of Surgeons of India and Indian Association of Surgical Oncology. In 2007, Nayak received grant from Indian Council of Medical Research for his contribution to medical field and significant scientific works.[10] Later in 2007, he was awarded with the executive membership of American Society of Clinical Oncology. Between 2012 and 2017, he also worked as an assistant professor at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology.[11] Nayak has worked with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on various cancer projects of Medical Council of India.[12] He has also published multiple Scientific papers and academic journals on Robotic Thyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection and Modified Video Endoscopic Inguinal Lymphadenectomy. Nayak has demonstrated robotic and laparoscopic surgeries at multiple national and international conferences. He is also the founder of MACS clinic in Bangalore where he is the Chief surgical oncologist.[13] He also a visiting consultant at Sekgoma Memorial Hospital, Serowe & other hospitals in Botswana.[14]

In 2013, Nayak was awarded with Global Excellence Award at International Conference on Innovations in Biotech and Medicine in Bangalore, India.[15] In 2016, he received Pampanagowda Video Award for Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection (MIND) video at Karnataka State Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India, Shivamogga.[16] In early 2019, Nayak received Times Excellence 2018 Award from The Times Group and was recognized as one of the best surgical oncologists in India.


  • Nayak SP, Kiran J. Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection (MIND) Using Standard Laparoscopic Equipment: a Preliminary Report and Description of Technique. Indian J Surgical Oncology. 2015 Oct; DOI: 10.1007/s13193-015-0474-0
  • Nayak SP, Ashraf M, Dam A, Biswas J. Internal Jugular Vein Duplication: Review and Classification. Indian J Surgical Oncology. 2015 Sep; pp1–5
  • Maiti GP, Ghosh A, Mondal P, Baral A, Datta S, Samadder S, Nayak SP, Chakrabarti J, Biswas J, Sikdar N, Chowdhury S, Roy B, Roychowdhury S, Panda CK. SNP rs1049430 in the 3'-UTR of SH3GL2 regulates its expression: Clinical and prognostic implications in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.BiochimBiophysActa. 2015 Feb 26;1852(5):1059-1067
  • Nayak, SP; Sigh, V; Dam, A; Bhowmik, A; Jadhav, TS; Ashraf, M; Shah, RK; Biswas, J (2012). "Mechanism of Thyroid Gland Invasion in Laryngeal Cancer and Indications for Thyroidectomy". Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 65: 69–73. doi:10.1007/s12070-012-0530-9. PMC 3718952.
  • Nayak SP, Sreejayan MP. Management of supernumerary testis in an adult: case report and review. Andrologia.2010; 43: 149152
  • Ashraf, M; Biswas, J; Majumdar, S; Nayak, S; Alam, N; Mukherjee, KK; Gupta, S (2009). "Tamoxifen use in Indian women--adverse effects revisited". Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 10: 609–12. PMID 19827879..
  • Nayak, SP; Sasi, MP; Sreejayan, MP; Mandal, S (2009). "A case-control study of roles of diet in colorectal carcinoma in a South Indian Population". Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 10: 565–8. PMID 19827870.
  • Nayak, SP; Venugopalan, PP; Prabhu, GGL (1999). "Can Diet Predispose to Urinary Tract Infection?". Indj Urol. 15 (2): 93–99.
  • Sandeep Nayak P, C. Srinivas, Vikas Sharma. Comparison between Minimally Invasive and Open Esophagectomy in Cancer Esophagus Experience at a Tertiary Cancer Centre in India. IJSR; Vol 6 Issue 3; 2017 Apr; 189-191
  • Sandeep Nayak P, Chunduri Srinivas, Jaiprakash Gurawalia, Vishnu Kurpad, Shiva Kumar. "Uptake of Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery at Regional Cancer Centre, South India. IJSR; Vol 6 Issue 4; 2017 Apr; 652-655.
  • Gurawalia, Jaiprakash; Dev, Kapil; Nayak, Sandeep P.; Kurpad, Vishnu; Pandey, Arun (2016). "Less than 12 lymph nodes in the surgical specimen after neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy: an indicator of tumor regression in locally advanced rectal cancer?". J Gastrointest Oncol. 7: 946–957. doi:10.21037/jgo.2016.09.03. PMC 5177569.
  • Ashraf, M; Jha, JK; Mukherjee, N; Panda, CK; Nayak, S; Jadhav, TS; Dikshit, N; Nath, NC; Chakraborty, J; Biswas, J (Dec 2011). "BRCA1 protein expression and its correlation with ER/PR status in sporadic and familial breast cancer in Eastern Indian patients—a hospital based study". J Indian Med Assoc. 109 (12): 873–8.
  • Ashraf, M; Biswas, J; Jha, J; Nayak, S; Singh, V; Majumdar, S; Bhowmick, A; Dam, A (Dec 2011). "Clinical utility and prospective comparison of ultrasonography and computed tomography imaging in staging of neck metastases in head and neck squamous cell cancer in an Indian setup". Int J Clin Oncol. 16 (6): 686–93. doi:10.1007/s10147-011-0250-2.
  • Ashraf, M; Jha, J; Choudhry, A; Aggarwal, B; Nayak, S; Chakraborty, J; Majumder, S; Biswas, J (2011). "Neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy with imatinib for locally advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors in eastern Indian patients". Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 12 (8): 2059–64.


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  2. ^ MARISWAMY, ABILASH (14 October 2018). "Sedentary lifestyle leading to rise in breast cancer cases". Deccan Chronicle.
  3. ^ "Treating thyroid tumours". Deccan Herald. 11 November 2016.
  4. ^ P, Kumaran PKumaran; Jul 31, Bangalore Mirror Bureau; 2018; Ist, 04:00. "Robotic surgery gives city senior a new lease of life". Bangalore Mirror.
  5. ^ "Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery is a Better Option in Treating Rectal Cancer, Finds a Study".
  6. ^ " Solve your cancer here".
  7. ^ "c-v-sandeep".
  8. ^ "Dr. Sandeep Nayak P - Best Oncologist & Surgeon in Bangalore - Fortis Bangalore".
  9. ^ "Interview: Dr. Sandeep Nayak, Surgical Oncologist, MACS Clinic & Professor, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore". 12 February 2016.
  10. ^ "World Cancer Day: Interview with Dr Sandeep Nayak". EducationWorld. 4 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Are you genetically predisposed to cancer?".
  12. ^ Oct 27, Bangalore Mirror Bureau; 2018; Ist, 06:00. "Bengaluru surgeon gets to the bottom of the matter". Bangalore Mirror.
  13. ^ "Cancer Treatment Clinics Special - December 2018 - Siliconindia Magazine".
  14. ^ Clinicspots (2 January 2019). "Dr. Sandeep Nayak - Best surgical oncologist in India-Onco-surgeon".
  15. ^ P, Kumaran PKumaran; Aug 24, Bangalore Mirror Bureau; 2018; Ist, 04:00. "Digital diagnosis is a disease". Bangalore Mirror.
  16. ^ Vasudeva, Rashmi (1 October 2018). "Why early detection is key to deal with women's cancers" – via

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