Completed undergraduate medical career from Seth GSMC & KEMH, Mumbai in 1987.Was conferred upon MS (General Surgery) by the Bombay University in 1991. Gold Medal in M.S. FRCS (Ed.) 1993, FRCS (Glasg.) 1993, Full registration with the General Medical Council, UK, Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification: Royal College of Surgeons, 1993, University Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, Strasbourg, 1995, PhD (G.I.Surgery), Southampton- UK, 1995, FICS International College of Surgeons 1997. Additional qualifications: FMAS: Honorary FMAS Awarded without examination, 2009 at AMASICON, Mumbai And FIAGES awarded without examination 2011 Mumbai.
Appointed as International Surgical Advisor by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Course Director, MUHS Fellowship Courses
Currently Treasurer, ACRSI.
Currently, E.C. Member, Governing Council, A.S.I.
Past Executive Secretary & President, Maharashtra State Chapter of ASI
Past Secretary, Association of Colon & Rectal Surgeons of India (ACRSI)
Executive Committee Member of A.M.A.S.I
Dr. Patankar presented more than 100 scientific papers at various national and international conferences, delivered Guest Lectures at more than 150 conferences, has more than 40 publications – national and international, several book chapters – to his credit. Most lively part of his profession is that he is fond of training upcoming surgeons by conducting live operative workshops in laparoscopy surgery. Has conducted more than 40 such workshops. His areas of clinical interest are Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, performed more than 850 Nissens Fundoplication.Training courses for laparoscopic esophageal mobilization, Fundoplication and Achalasia. Achalasia: performed more than 110 surgeries. NOTES: 1st NOTE surgery in Western India with trans-vaginal omental biopsy for malignancy ascites performed in 2009. Narrow Band Laparoscopy: Pioneering technique of using narrow band imaging and chromoendoscopy techniques for diagnostic and preoperative staging laparoscopy.