Dr. Sabha Ganai, MD

Dr. Sabha Ganai, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Sabha Ganai, MD is a complex general surgical oncology specialist in Springfield, IL and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 2001 and specializes in complex general surgical oncology and surgery.Read her story

315 W Carpenter St

Springfield, IL 62702

Contact Information

(217) 545-7432

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Preferred Medical Plan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ganai performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
more than 67% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
more than 67% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 64% of peers

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Dr. Ganai's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ganai "Dr. Sabha Ganai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the SIU School of Medicine. She is the Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology at the Simmons Cancer Institute. She is the only surgeon in Central and Southern Illinois who is Certified in both General Surgery and Complex General Surgical Oncology by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Ganai earned her medical degree at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, pursued further doctoral training in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and completed her general surgery residency at Baystate Medical Center / Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to joining SIU, she completed a Surgical Oncology fellowship at the University of Chicago with additional training in Surgical Ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Ganai is an ACS Commission on Cancer (CoC) Cancer Liason Physician and works to elevate cancer care in Springfield and beyond. She is on the editorial board for ASCO Connection and holds national leadership positions as an active committee member for the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society for Surgical Oncology, and the Americas Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association. Her academic interests are focused on health geographics, surgical education, ethics, palliative care, and translational research examining the biology of metastasis. She is the recipient of the 2015 Health Care Disparities Research Award from the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and the 2017 Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ganai "Sabha Ganai, MD, PhD seeks to provide compassionate patient care and address the surgical needs of the extended community of Southern and Central Illinois.  She loves to draw, and finds this to be an effective way to teach her patients about their disease, with an approach that is respectful, caring, and hopeful.  She understands many challenges with having a cancer diagnosis, and aims to help her patients overcome these obstacles."

2  Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

31  Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Appendiceal Tumor
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumor of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endocrine Tumors of Pancreas
  • Foregut Disorders
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm (IPMN) of Pancreas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

26  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Whipple Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Viterbi School Of Engineering At University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Baystate Medical Center / Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Baystate Medical Center / Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Clinical Medical Ethics, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology, University of Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 2017
  • PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ganai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ganai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ganai to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ganai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Ganai performed the Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer on me August 5, 2016. I felt that she personally cared about saving my life. She is skilled, experienced, and well-educated. I trusted her with my life. She has my highest endorsement. I give her a top rating of 100!
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excellent brilliant caring doctor. encouraging bedside manner. highly recommended
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