Dr. Donald John Babu Surgical Oncologist in Mumbai

Dr. Donald John Babu

Surgical Oncologist, Mumbai

M.Ch (Surgical Oncology)

  • 11 Years Experience
  • 2 Hospitals


Dr. Donald John is currently working as a Consultant in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. He is also the Program Director - Robotic Surgery at MGM Hopsital. He specializes in Robotic and Minimal Invasive surgeries and Organ Preservation Surgeries for Cancer. In his 4 years of service at Tata Hospital, he has acquired skills in dealing with early and advanced cancers. This includes Surgical and Medical management of the same. 

 He has special interests in Minimal Invasive Techniques [ Robotics & Laparoscopy ] in the field of Oncosurgery and has garnered fellowships in the same. The interest in Robotics/Laparoscopy started from his residency days at KEM hospital where Laparoscopy was the norm for benign conditions. He has developed his own 'Homemade Laparoscopic entertainer' with Lap instruments and practices it religiously.

 His interest also lies in ‘Organ-preserving surgeries’ and believes Radical Surgery is a thing of the past. Breast Conservation Surgeries, Sphincter preservation for the Rectum, Mandible preservation for Oral Malignancies, Partial Nephrectomy to name a few. He has multiple publications in various National and International Journals and has presented poster and papers at various conferences. Research and academics is an integral part of his Job.
  • Languages : English, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam


  • Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)

  • Breast Surgery

  • Gyneac Oncology

  • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

  • Hepatobiliary Surgery

  • Oncology

  • Oral Surgery

  • Surgical Gastroenterology

  • Uro Oncology


  • Adrenal Surgery

  • Adrenalectomy

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Biopsy of Breast

  • Breast Biopsy



M.Ch (Surgical Oncology), 2015, Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, India

FEBS (Fellow of European Board of Surgical Onoclogy), 2015, ESSO, Naples, Italy

M.S (General Surgery), 2011, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

F.C.P.S., 2011, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

F.M.A.S., 2015, AMASI, Chennai, India

F.I.A.G.E.S., 2015, IAGES, Mumbai, India

FICS, 2016, ICS, Mumbai, India

Practice Information

Reliance Hospital, Navi Mumbai

Reliance Hospital, Navi Mumbai

X8 & X8/1, Thane - Belapur Road Opp Kopar Khairane Station , MIDC Industrial Area, Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400710

S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mumbai

S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mumbai

Raheja Rugnalaya Marg, Mahim West, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400016

Achievements & Contributions

  • Current Research Project Co-investigator in “Prospective Comparative Study of Swallowing Quality of Life between patients undergoing ‘Conventional Glossectomy’ with Hyoid fixation and ‘Mylohyoid preserving Glossectomy’with natural Hyoid positioning” being conducted at the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai under guidance of Dr. PrathameshPai, MS[ENT],DNB,DORL,MNAMS, Professor of Head and Neck Oncology.
  • Post Graduate Dissertation Worked on a research project and completed a dissertation entitled ‘Role of Antibiotic prophylaxis in Hernia surgery’under the guidance of Dr. ShilpaRao, MS, MRCS, FACRSI, Professor of Surgery, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai. 
  • Gold Medalist at the European Board of Surgical Oncology
  • Pelvic Sinus Histiocytosis – A Benign Condition mimicking malignancy; Presented as a poster at the Women’s Cancer Initiative [WCI] Conference held at Tata Memorial Hospital,Mumbai on 27th October 2013
  • Compound Volvulus of the Ileum and Sigmoid – A rare presentation of Acute Intestinal Obstruction Presented as a poster in the Maharashtra State Chapter Conference [MASICON] held at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai in March 2011. Won 1st Prize.
  • Acute on chronic pancreatitis due to monosodium glutamate’Chinese restaurant illness.’ Presented as a poster in the 33rd annual conference Maharashtra State Chapter of ASI held at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai in February 2011.  
  • Role of antibiotic prophylaxisfor inguinal hernioplasty in reducing SSI post operatively. Presented as a poster in the 33rd annual conference Maharashtra State Chapter of ASI held at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai in February 2011.
  • HemosuccusPancteaticus in a patient of chronic pancreatitis. Presented as a poster in the 33rd annual conference Maharashtra State Chapter of ASI  held at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai in February 2011
  • ASI - Association of Surgeons of Mumbai
  • ICS - International College of Surgeons

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