General surgery is a discipline that requires knowledge and responsibility for the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patients. It is a discipline of surgery having a central core of knowledge encompassing anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, nutrition, wound healing, shock resuscitation and intensive care, which are common to all surgical specialties. A complete range of general surgical operations including trauma services, advanced laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, colorectal, hepatobiliary and cancer surgeries are available at Healthway Hospitals.


Laparoscopic surgeries are conducted at Healthway hospitals in large number by our expert surgeons including general surgeons, gynaecologists, ENT surgeons, gastroenterologists, endourologists, colposcopists, etc. These Key hole surgeries are prefered to laparotomies as they result in more cleaner procedures, guarantee faster recovery and reduce chances of complications post operatively.

Our Breast clinic caters to various breast conditions either malignant, benign or cosmetic.

These include breast biopsies, surgeries like: Breast conservation, mastectomy, reconstructive surgery, chemoport placements, oncology services, etc.

Under cosmetic services breast reduction and breast augmentation are also conducted.

Thyroid disease is a common problem that can cause symptoms because of over or under function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is an essential organ for producing thyroid hormones, which maintain the metabolism of the body. The surgical management of various conditions of thyroid including thyroid nodules, goitre, etc are well managed by our expert team of doctors.

This speciality covers surgery of the oesophagus (gullet), stomach, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and small intestine. All kinds of abdominal surgeries including, bowel resection, malignant tumours, laparotomy herniotomy, etc are well managed resulting in reduced post operative complications and minimum hospital stay.

We even conduct colostomy and closures, and have dedicated and well trained staff to handle these patients. The follow ups for colostomy care is done in our stoma clinics.

We are the best in helping patients and their families to manage cancer related issues, aiding them in tracking tests and treatment, paperwork, bills and maintaining other records.

Major trauma describes serious injuries that are life-changing and could result in death or serious disability. 

The surgery department is always available to provide strong backup for all kinds of surgical emergencies resulting from trauma, including vascular injuries, intraabdominal bleeding, rupture of the spleen, etc.


Dr Antonio De Bossuet Afonso

Consultant Gen Surgeon

Dr Amit Subhash Kalangutkar

Dr Nilesh B.Talwadker

Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Sachin Arun Ambre

Consultant Surgical Oncologist

Dr Pralhad Savaikar

Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. Jayant Bhandari

Dr. Rameshwar Kadam

Dr. Antonio De Bossuet Afonso


MBBS, MS( Genereal Surgery), FRCS( Edinburgh)


  1. Life Membership IMA
  2. Life Membership ASI
  3. Membership RCS
  4. Membership ACRS

Dr Antonio De Bossuet Afonso is among the most highly respected and esteemed Surgeons and well known names in the Healthcare sector in the Goa, Daman Diu and entire Western region of the country. A veteran Surgeon with 32 years of performing diverse and highly challenging surgical procedures he is also credited with adopting the latest and most advanced surgical processes and aids to his surgeries thus bringing a combination of his own rich experience, skills and State of the art Medicare technology to the Operation table. Dr Antonio is a co-founder of Healthway Multispecialty hospitals, Goa along with Dr Virendra Sadanand Gaonkar and a team of likeminded doctors. This large clinical care, teaching and training and research institution reflects the shared aspirations and dream of these highly distinguished medical professionals to bring world class Medicare to Goa and the neighb  ouring region at affordable costs and a personal touch. Dr Antonio’s pioneering spirit is also reflected in his key role in starting the Urology department at the Goa Medical College along with veteran senior colleague Dr Madhumohan R.  Prabhudesai and being a part of the early team that performed the initial transplant surgeries at the institution.

A surgeon with exposure and expertise in every branch of surgery and rich experience in diverse surgical departments including the famed the A&E of UK, Dr Antonio serves as Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon and HOD – Department of Surgery at Healthway Multispecialty Hospitals Goa, making the institution the most dependable and preferred centre in the region for the most complex and challenging surgeries, post operative care and recovery.

  1. Jr Residency and Sr Residency for 6 years in GMC with 1/2 year in Neuro surgery
  2. Under graduate teaching program followed by stint in the UK which included posting in A E for 8 months, Orthopedics 8 months, Urology 8 months and Gen Surgery 2 years.
  3. Research & training in laparoscopic surgery, A & E training , ATLS, renal transplant surgery.
  4. Currently Consultant Gen Surgeon to multiple Hospitals and Healthway Hospitals
  5. Honorary Consultant Urology GMC
  1. Instrumental in starting the department of urology along with Dr. Madhumohan in GMC.
  2. Was part of the initial transplant team and assisted the first transplant cases in GMC
  3. Patent: Magnetic spring co authored with Dr Elgar Desa
  1. Thesis Blunt Abdominal trauma in 1987
  2. Multiple publications in Urology
  1. Advanced laparoscopic surgeries
  2. Onco surgeries
  3. Vascular Access
  4. Breast surgeries
  5. Urology
  1. Life Membership IMA
  2. Life Membership ASI
  3. Membership RCS
  4. Membership ACRS

Dr Amit subhash kalangutkar




  • Goa Medical Council (India): Registration No. 1367
  • Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS) New – Delhi, India.
  • Member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Bardez – Goa – India. 
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Mapuca, Goa – India.
  • Member of the International Hepato – Pancreatico – Biliary Association (IHPBA).

Dr Amit Subhash Kalangutkar is a key member of the Healthway team, a renowned authority in his field of Hepatobiliary surgery, he has the pride of a consistent record for excellence in academics right since his high school to his diverse, high level professional specializations. An accomplished and experienced surgeon with a Diplomate and MS in his area of passion, Dr Amit serves as a general, laparoscopic and hepatobiliary surgeon at Healthway Hospitals with surgical expertise in performing surgeries outside the scope of the hepatobiliary region and pancreas, like neurospurgery, emergency surgery necessitated by accidents and ATLS.

Dr Amit Subhash has an enviable track record in terms of international exposure encompassing learning, training and holding highly responsible positions at prestigious overseas and national healthcare institutions. While his deep knowledge and passion in his area of specialization manifest in his literary contributions in terms of research papers, CME’s attended, lectures, audit and memberships in prestigious topical bodies, his compassion and service orientation are exhibited in his ‘giving back to society’ initiatives.

Dr Amit Kalangutkar graduated from Goa medical college. He worked as a Junior Resident in various departments at GMC including General Surgery, Accident & Emergency followed by Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

He was then posted as a Senior Resident in the departments of Neurosurgery, Trauma and General Surgery.

In 2002 he moved to the UK where he started as a Senior House Officer in General Surgery, Tyrone Country Hospital, UK. After one year he joined as a Specialist Registrar in General Surgery, Causeway Hospital, UK

In 2004 he was working as a Specialist Registrar in Endocrine/Upper Gastrointestinal/ General Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, UK and later at Breast/Gastrointestinal/General Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, UK.

Apart from these, other places where he worked include General surgery, Antrim Hospital & Mater Infirmorum Hospital UK till 2008.

He returned to Goa in 2008 and joined the Directorate of Health Services Government of Goa , as a general surgeon.

2010 onwards he started his private practice as a Consultant General & Hepatobiliary Surgeon. Currently he is a visiting consultant at several hospitals  including Healthway.


  • First class honors in Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry in 1st M.B.B.S., also 2nd in Goa University in Biochemistry.
  • First in M.S. General Surgery Examination, April/May 2001.
  • Presented a model project on the physiology of gastric secretion in 1st M.B.B.S.
  • 4th in all Goa quiz organized by the Indian Association of Paediatrics.
  • Prizes in various cultural, sports and educational competitions.
  • Passed IELTS exam with an overall score of 8 organized in Mumbai – India.
  • Faculty at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi for the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course.
  • Faculty at the SELSICON conducted at Patiala Sept 2010.


Dr Nilesh B. Talwadker


M.B.B.S., M.S. D.N.B. (Gen Surgery)


  1. Membership Goa Medical Council
  2. Life Membership Association of Surgeons of India
  3. Life Membership Indian Medical Association


Hindi, English, Konkani, Marathi

Total Experience. : 19 years in General Surgery, 9 years in Urology

Dr Nilesh B.Talwadker is a senior member of the Hepatobiliary Surgery Department at Healthway. A brilliant academician, keen researcher and highly skilled surgeon with in-depth knowledge in the specialties of Urology, Gastroentrology, Oncology, Laparoscopic Surgery, Neuro surgery, General Surgery. Dr Nilesh holds a Diplomate and MS in general surgery to his credit. A firm believer in the dictum that knowledge evolves every day, he keeps himself updated, up skilled and well informed of the latest diagnostic and treatment modalities including a study of real cases by constantly attending and actively participating CMEs like seminars, conferences, workshops etc. The positions held and portfolios administered by him in the healthcare domain reflect the high esteem and respect he commands amongst the medical fraternity.

  1. Dr Nilesh Talwadker graduated from Goa Medical College. He completed his Jr Residency In Dermatology, GMC in 1998. He then completed his PG in Gen Surgery in GMC in 2001. Further he joined the departments of  Neurosurgery and completed his senior residency in Gen surgery in 2005. He then worked as a lecturer in the Dept Of Gen surgery till 2008. He was then a Consultant at Urology Dept GMC, till 2013.

  2. Currently he is associated with Healthway Hospital as consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgery.

  1. Awarded Dr A D Sehgal award for best Poster presentationat %1st
  2. annualconference of International college of Surgeons, 2005
  3. Best All round student 1996 GMC
  4. Winner Goa State university Chess 1994
  5. Winner Goa State university Chess 1995
  6. Presented model project on Physiology Of Gastric secretions in 1 st MBBS
Dr Sachin Arun Ambre

Dr Sachin Arun Ambre


MBBS, MS, MCh Surgical Oncology (AIIMS)




  1. Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  2. Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO)

Dr Sachin Ambre serving as a Consultant Surgical Oncologist at Healthway brings with him rich experience in the diagnosis/prognosis of cancers and tumors effecting the different parts of the human anatomy and their effective removal through State of the art laparoscopic surgery. Dr Sachin Ambre’s well researched white papers on the subject and real time exposure, beginning from his role as a Junior Resident in General Surgery to his rise to the senior position of Registrar in Surgical Oncology reflect his deep knowledge, rich experience and capabilities gained over the years in the field of Laparoscopic Surgery of all kinds of cancers/tumors

Experience: 9 years

Dr Sachin Ambre completed his MBBS in GMC in the year 2014. He then moved to Pune to Pursue his further studies in Surgery. He completed his MS surgery in 2018. worked in BJMC & Sassoon Hospital, Pune for 3 years as Junior Resident in General Surgery. He then continued for 2 years in the same hospital as a Senior Resident in General Surgery. He then moved to AIIMS Bhubaneswar and worked there as a Registrar in Surgical Oncology for 3 years. 

He then continued at AIIMS where he pursued M Ch. In Surgical Oncology.

Currently he has moved back to Goa and has been associated with Healthway since the beginning of 2023 as a consultant Onco Surgeon.


Dr Pralhad Savaikar


M.B.B.S., M.S. (Gen Surgery), F.M.A.S.




Indian Medical Association

Dr Prahlad Savaikar serving as Consultant- General and Laparoscopic Surgery at Healthway is a renowned expert in both Laparoscopic and MIS (Minimally invasive surgery) for various surgical requirements in different parts of the body. He is a visiting Laparoscopic Surgeon in some of the most prestigious hospitals in Goa where his skills and expertise in his field of specialization are greatly regarded and sought after.

Designation. :Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Total Experience. : 15 years

Dr. Pralhad Savaikar is Trained in Laparoscopic & Minimally invasive surgery at
Rajarathinam Institute of GI disease Chennai. He has worked as a consultant at
Kolhapur Govt medical college. He was associated with Wokhardth Hospital
Margaon. Currently he is associated with Daffodil Hospital Vasco, and visits as a
consultant to Victor Apollo Margaon,
He is associated with Healthway Hospital for more than 5 years. He is a renowned
surgeon at Ponda and he has been running Savaikar Hospital for more than 13
years .