Dr. Sanjiv Patankar, MD
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Dr. Sanjiv Patankar, MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

Colon Rectal Surgeons Ctrl NJ 620 Cranbury Rd Ste 111 East Brunswick, NJ 08816 Get Directions


Dr. Sanjiv Patankar, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in East Brunswick, NJ. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Patankar is affiliated with University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, Saint Peter's University Hospital and RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick.

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Dr. Patankar's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in Marlboro, NJ |
I, along with my family, hold this man to the highest esteem. No one wants to be told they have a colon tumor that needs to be removed, but if you do, do not Stop, do not pass "Go," proceed directly to Dr. Pantankar without any hesitation. Besides being an absolutely gifted and amazing surgeon, he treated me with the utmost respect. He cared about me as a person and did not look at me as a patient. My overall well-being was important to him, and it came out in every interaction we shared.
Dayton, NJ |
Dr Patanker is a great and informative doctor. The only issue I have with him is that he consistently has to cancel and reschedule appointments. As a stay at home parent this creates issues when I have to work to find a sitter. And the appt isn't cancelled until last minute. He needs to do a better job of keeping his appointments. I would refer him but I would def inform the person of the frequent cancellations.
in Princeton Junction, NJ |
Excellent and calm surgeon. Explain you everything before any procedure. Highly recommended. MSS
in Kendall park, nj |
Fantastic surgeon easy to talk too. He listens and explains everything. I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer 5 years ago because of the surgery I am cancer free. The surgery saved my life. I would highly recommend Dr. Patankar??
in West Windsor, NJ |
Dr. Patankar is my personal miracle worker. He is personable, engaging, and brought a calm but clear focus to the issues being faced. He is amazing. I had full confidence in his abilities and had no issue placing my life in his skilled hands.
in old bridg, nj |
Knowledgeable,caring, gentle and above all a calming personality.
in New Jersey |
Excessively long wait times. After having surgery you really don' t want to have to sit and wait over an hour past your appointment time to have your post op appointment . The least they could do is call and let you know and have you come in later instead of the added pain of having to sit and wait to be seen. Also Dr Patanker failed to explain exactly how difficult a recovery from this surgery is. Also after waiting 50 minutes past my time he spent 5 minutes with me so why the long wait?
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  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Medical School
    University Of Bombay / Seth Gordhandas Sunderhas Medical College

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Hospital Medical Center Of Queens

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Hospital Medical Center Of Queens

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Colon&Rectal Clin

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Marathi

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy