Orthopedics (or orthopaedics) is the line of surgery and treatment involving the musculoskeletal system, and can entail degenerative conditions, trauma, sports injury, tumors, and congenital issues.

At Healthway hospital our team of doctors are the best listed in Goa. The department manages areas of incredible breadth and variety. Our Orthopedists treat an immense variety of diseases and conditions, including fractures and dislocations, torn ligaments, sprains and strains tendon injuries, pulled muscles, bursitis, ruptured disks, sciatica, low back pain, scoliosis, knock knees, bow legs, bunions, hammer toes, arthritis and osteoporosis, bone tumors, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, club foot, unequal leg length, abnormalities of the fingers and toes, and even growth abnormalities.

In addition the department has its allied services through physical therapy department for post surgical rehabilitation, Special OPD for Spine Care, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthotic and Prosthetic in-house department.


Arthritis is a common way of referring to joint inflammation and it is a problem which mostly worsens with age. At Healthway, services are offered to help the patient deal with the pain of arthritis and eventually procedures such as joint replacement if needed.

Healthway Hospitals employs the use of Arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that is used to diagnose, and treat common knee and shoulder joint problems.

Foot and ankle surgery is a sub-specialty of orthopedics and podiatry that deals with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disorders of the foot and ankle.

Joint replacement is a procedure carried out when severe joint pain/arthrytic dysfunction is not alleviated by less-invasive therapies. In this procedure, a dysfunctional joint is replaced with an orthopedic prosthesis.

Orthopedic trauma care covers the spectrum of simple isolated fractures to severe life-threatening accidents with multiple broken bones. Specialists at Healthway have unique expertise and training in dealing with critical injuries of this kind.

Shoulder surgery is a means of treating injured shoulders. Many surgeries have been developed to repair the muscles, connective tissue, or damaged joints that can arise from traumatic or overuse injuries to the shoulder.

Healthway Hospital Spine Surgery services is a surgical specialty that is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of spine function by managing various spinal disorders. It includes both non-operative and complex operative treatment modalities.

Sports injuries are those that are sustained during exercise or while indulging in athletic activities. Healthway helps you to get to the depth of these and hence mitigate them.


Dr. Mahendra Kudchadkar

Consultant Orthopedic surgeon

Dr.Rajiv Negandhi

Pediatric Orthopedics


Dr. Sambprassad Nadkarni

Dr. Sandeep Fowkar

Dr. Vishal Atmaram Dubhashi

Consultant Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Rajesh Maniar

Dr. Mahendra S Kudchadkar


MBBS ,MS ,DNB ( Orthopedics), MRCS Ed, FICS

Languages Spoken



  • Member of American academy of orthopedic surgeons
  • Member of Indian Society of Hip & Knee surgeons
  • Life member of Indian Arthroscopy Association
  • Life member Foot & Ankle society
  • Life member Indian Orthopedic, Rheumatology Association
  • Life member Indian Orthopedic Association
  • International Affiliate Member of American Academy of orthopedic surgeons
  • Life member Indian Society for Hand surgeries
  • Member of Indo German Orthopedic foundation
  • Secretary Goa Orthopedic Association & life member
  • President Indian Medical Association ( Tiswadi)

In 1994 Dr Mahendra completed Orthopedic Residency at GMC along with his DNB In Orthopedics. He then completed his Spine fellowship in Mumbai and Shoulder & Elbow Joint replacement fellowship in Bangkok in 2006.He did an Advanced trauma Course following which he got trained internationally for Foot & ankle joint training in UK and Advanced Revision Knee arthroplasty at Zimmer Institute China in 2012
Performed more than 600 Hip & Knee Arthroplasty surgeries since last 10 years. He has patients from Europe, USA and Middle East for Trauma and Joint Replacement.
He has his private practice in Goa and is also a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Healthway Hospitals Goa & Manipal Hospital Goa.

  • Best Graduate of the year at Final MBBS, 1989
  • Best All round student in final MBBS
  • Best Badminton player of all 5 yeras
  • Best Cricketer in Final MBBS
  • First prize in dramatics 1986
  • IMA Goa State award for Best Batsman 1996
  • Best Poster presentation at International College of surgeons 2006
  • First in Goa to introduce/L knee replacement at the same time.
  • Sports medicine Expert on Goa Govt panel
  • Advisor to Sports Authority of Goa and Health Clubs
  • Faculty for Arthroplasty training in India
  • Faculty for Rheumatology Updates
  • Faculty for Foot and Ankle courses
  • ITLS for Goa Disaster management services and Goa Fire brigade.
  • Mini Open Cuff repair at WIROC 2002
  • Deltoid splitting approach for proximal humerus KOACON 2012
  • Calcaneal Aggressive GCT IFASCON 2012
  • Red Flags in Rheumatology IFASCON 2011
  • Joint replacement surgeries – Hip Knee, Shoulder & Elbow, primary & complex revision joint replacement surgeries
  • Foot & ankle surgeries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Emergency and trauma case management
  • Shoulder conditions, frozen shoulder, recurrent dislocations

Dr.Rajiv Negandhi

Designation: Consultant, Trauma And Orthopedic Surgeon
Pediatric Orthopedics
Years of Experience:15 years 
Languages SpokenEnglish, Hindi, Konkani
QualificationsM.B.B.S., M.S. , D(Ortho) Pediatric Ortho US, USA, HK

Dr. Kenneth Barbossa

Designation: Consultant,Trauma and Orthopedic Surgeon
Specialty:Trauma & Joint Replacement
Years of Experience:30 years
Languages SpokenEnglish, Hindi, Konkani
QualificationsM.B.B.S., M.S. (Ortho)

Dr. Sambprassad Nadkarni

SPECIALTY: Consultant Orthpedic surgeon & Ex- Asst Professor GMC- same change to be made in ( orthopedics/ Rhuematology/ Pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine)


  • Indian Medical Association
  • Indian Orthopedic Association
  • Association of Spinal Surgeons of India
  • Indian arthroplasty Association
  • 1993-1996 -Joined Post graduation in
    Orthopedics , GMC
  • 1996-1997 – Registrar at Mumbai Rajawadi Hospital
  • 1997-2000 -Sr Resident , Ortho Department, GMC
  • 2001-2017- Consultant , Asso Professor GMC
  • 2017- till date- Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon Healthway Hospitals Goa
    • Fellow of International college of surgeons
    College of surgeons 2006

MBBS ,MS , DNB ( Orthopedics), FICS


28 years


Dr. Sandeep Fowkar

Designation: Consultant,Trauma and Orthopedic Surgeon
Specialty:Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries
Years of Experience:25 years 
Languages SpokenEnglish, Hindi, Konkani



SPECIALTY: Consultant Orthopedic surgeon


  • Indian Medical Association
  • Indian Orthopedic Association
  • 1999-2002 – Jr Resident , Ortho Department, GMC
  • 2002-2005 -Sr Resident , Ortho Department, GMC
  • 2003-onwards- Consultant at various hospitals , and private practice in Goa
  • Currently also- Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Healthway Hospitals Goa
  • 1998 , Gold Medalist Goa medical college



22 years


Dr. Rajesh Maniar

Designation: Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Specialty:Joint Replacement Surgery 
Years of Experience:30 Years
Languages SpokenEnglish, Hindi, Konkani, Marathi
QualificationsM.B.B.S., M.S., D.N.B., M. Ch. (UK)