Dr. Govind Nandakumar

Dr. Govind Nandakumar
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Bangalore


Dr Govind Nandakumar, who is the Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Columbia Asia Hospitals in Bangalore, is one of the eminent surgeons in the city. Dr. Govind specializes in various modalities of Gastrointestinal surgery, including Robotic Surgery and HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) treatment for abdominal cancers.

Dr. Nandakumar finished his medical school and then went on to do his post graduation from the esteemed Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, in 2004. Later, he specialized further and completed his residency in General Surgery at the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell in June, 2009. He, then, pursued a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Washington University and underwent advanced training in the Management of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Oncology.

After his return to India Dr. Govind Nandakumar joined Columbia Asia Hospitals in Bangalore. The much acclaimed “Integrated Digestive and Liver Care Program” is a result of his clinical expertise and the vision shared by him and the hospital.

Dr. Govind Nandakumar, who has more than 11 years experience, specializes in upper gastrointestinal surgery for diseases affecting the liver, esophagus, and stomach. He also does surgery for Colorectal problems, for diseases of the colon, rectum, and anal canal, apart from surgical oncology.

Dr. Govind has received numerous prestigious awards for his outstanding work in his field. Some of the awards that he has received include Leading Health Professionals of the World - 2013; the Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Teaching Award, Cornell Chapter 2005; and the University of Michigan, Dean’s List, Golden Key National Honor Society.

Dr Govind, who comes from a family of renowned surgeons and has been an academician par excellence in his field,  has done exceedingly well  in various roles such as the Surgical Director Inherited Colon Cancer Registry CADC, New York Hospital and the Course Director Center for Advanced Digestive Care Conference at Weill Cornell Medical College.


Surgical Gastroenterologist, Columbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore


  • Surgical Gastroenterology

  • Surgical Oncology

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Robotic Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Colorectal Surgery (Proctology)

  • Hepatobiliary Surgery


  • Abdominal Surgery

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Advanced Laparoscopy

  • Anal Repairs


MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

American Board of Surgery, 2009, Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, USA

Practice Information

Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield

Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield

Survey No. 10P & 12P, Varthur Kodi, Varthur Hobli, Ramagundanahalli Village, Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560057

Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal

Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal

Kirloskar Business Park, Bellary Road , Hebbal , Bangalore, Karnataka - 560024

Sapthagiri Center for Speciality Surgery, Bangalore

Sapthagiri Center for Speciality Surgery, Bangalore

Flat # 101, Palace View Apartment, 14, Jayamahal Main Road, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560001

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Teaching Award, Cornell Chapter 2005
  • Hassan Nama Chief Resident Teaching Award 2009
  • Leading Health Professionals of the World - 2013
  • University of Michigan: Dean’s List, Golden Key National Honor Society