Dr. Senthil Kumar Ganapathi

Senior Consultant - Surgical Gastroenterology

Senthil Kumar Ganapathi is a well experienced Gastrointestinal Surgeon who has achieved a high level of proficiency in Gastrointestinal Surgery and has a special interest in managing Colon and Rectal Cancers by Minimally Invasive techniques. He is an expert Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon, having worked as a Senior Consultant in Surgical Gastroenterology for more than 8 years. He has a rich experience of working as a qualified surgeon for the past 20 years.

He underwent basic surgical training at the prestigious Madras Medical college and higher surgical training in the United Kingdom. He was awarded with an MD(Research) for his research work and thesis on Immune genes in Colorectal Cancer from a prestigious University of London. He brings a rich blend of training in India and the United Kingdom and possessing a great combination of clinical, academic and research skills.

Education & Training


  • MS (General Surgery) – Madras Medical College & Research Institute, 2004
  • MRCSEd – Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2006
  • MD(Research) – University of London, 2014
  • FRCS – Royal College of Surgeons (Intercollegiate), England, 2015
  • FACRSI – Fellowship of Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India, 2021

Additional Certificate Courses


  • Introduction to Versius – Robotic surgery training course, CMR Surgical, University of Sharjah, 2022
  • Good Clinical Practice – Indian Society for Clinical Research, 2019
  • Faculty Development Program – National Board of Examinations, 2017
  • Introductory Statistics and Research Methods – University of Cambridge, 2009

Professional Work & Affiliations


  • Dr. Senthil K Ganapathi has worked as Senior Consultant in Surgical Gastroenterology at a top hospital in Coimbatore for more than 8 years during which he has fine tuned his skills in Laparoscopic surgery and had started performing Robotic surgery for Colorectal cancer. He has performed more than 200 laparoscopic and Robotic colorectal cancer resections with excellent results. He understands the importance of Multidisciplinary Team approach in the management of cancers of Gastrointestinal tract.
  • He is also an expert in performing laparoscopic surgery for a wide variety of abdominal wall hernias, gall bladder stones, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Rectal prolapse and Gastrointestinal emergencies. He has also shown excellence in managing anorectal conditions such as Hemorrhoids, anal fissure and anal fistula having adopted the recent advancers in Laser Proctology.
  • Dr. Ganapathi has performed live laparoscopic and anorectal surgeries during conferences and teaching courses. He has also been an FNB examiner for the National Board of Examinations. Senthil K Ganapathi has been a regular faculty at various National conferences such as the ACRSICON and AMASICON. He has spoken on various topics including Laparoscopic anterior resection for rectal cancer and Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy.
  • Senthil K Ganapathi did his Higher Surgical Training in the United Kingdom with a special interest in colorectal surgery and successfully completed the Fellowship Exit Exam in 2014. He had performed extensive research in colorectal cancer at a top university in London and was instrumental in the completion of Randomised Controlled Trial of Artesunate therapy in Colorectal Cancer which was later published in the Lancet. He successfully submitted his thesis on Immune genes in colorectal cancer which was subsequently published in the prestigious British Journal of Cancer.



  • FACRSI – National Second Rank in colorectal fellowship exam 2021
  • ACRSI/ABBOTT Excellence award for Best Original Video – Laparoscopic TPC with IPAA – First prize at ACRSICON 2020
  • ACRSI/ABBOTT Excellence award for Best Original Research – Biofeedback therapy in anorectal disorders - Second prize at PROCTOLOGY/ACRSICON 2019
  • ACRSI/ABBOTT Excellence award for Best Original Research – Laparoscopic anterior resection – Analysis of technique over 1000 cases - First prize at ACRSICON 2018
  • Research Grant Award (£3000) from the Equipment Committee at St. George’s University of London, Feb 2010



  • Ganapathi SK, Beggs AD, Hodgson S, Kumar D. Expression and DNA methylation of TNF, IFNG & FOXP3 in colorectal cancer and their prognostic significance. British Journal of Cancer. 2014 Oct 14;111(8):1581-9.
  • Krishna S, Ganapathi S, Ster IC, Saeed ME, Cowan M, Finlayson C, Kovacsevics H, Jansen H, Kremsner PG, Efferth T, Kumar D. A Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled 5 Pilot Study of Oral Artesunate Therapy for Colorectal Cancer. EBioMedicine(Lancet). 2014 Nov 15;2(1):82-90.
  • Ganapathi SK, Subbiah R, Rudramurthy S, Kakkilaya H, Ramakrishnan P, Chinnusamy P. Laparoscopic anterior resection: Analysis of technique over 1000 cases. J Min Access Surg 2021 Jul-Sep;17(3):356-362.
  • Ganapathi S, Kumar D, Katsoulas N, Melville D, Hodgson S, Finlayson C, Hagger R. Colorectal cancer in the young: trends, characteristics and outcome. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2011 Jul;26(7):927-34.
  • Ganapathi S, Roberts G, Mogford S, Bahlmann B, Ateleanu B, Kumar N. Epidural analgesia provides effective pain relief in patients undergoing open liver surgery. Br J Pain. 2015 May;9(2):78-85.

Areas of Expertise


  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Rectal Cancer surgery
  • Laparoscopic/Robotic Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia/Gall bladder/Anorectal surgery
  • IBD surgery
  • Emergency Gastrointestinal Surgery

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