Ent and Head Neck Surger

The ENT And The Head & Neck surgical oncology services of Healthway hospital , are manged by our team of specialists with vast experience and expertise.
Dr sandesh has been a director professor of Goa medical college in department of otorhinolaryngology ,Head neck surgery.
Dr Pawan Rane, has undergone training in the prestigious Tata memorial centre, memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center and kolhapur cancer center and is experienced performing advanced surgical cases.
This department is aided by Dr bossuet Alfonso who is the general surgeon par excellence, Together with, Dr Anupama Borkar (medical oncologist), and Dr Shubajyoti (Radiation oncologist), Dr Pascol Pinto (maxillofacial), Dr Rajiv Usgaonkar (plastic surgeon).They form a very strong team to provide comprehensive surgical management of head neck cancers.


Decompressing the facial nerve may be done through one of three approaches or a combination, where applicable. These include the transmastoid, middle fossa and translabyrinthine approaches.

Ear and Neck cancers are cancers that start in the tissues and organs of the head and neck. They include cancers of the larynx (voice box), throat, lips, mouth, nose, and salivary glands. Most types of head and neck cancer begin in squamous cells that line the moist surfaces inside the head and neck (for example, the mouth, nose, and throat). Cancer of the head and neck are the most common cancers in India (30% of all cancers). Gone are the days when a stand-alone surgeon could treat a patient of head and neck cancer. Treatment of head and neck cancer now requires a multi-disciplinary approach with a team comprising of a head and neck cancer surgeon, a reconstructive surgeon, an onco-anaesthetist, a radiation oncologist, a medical oncologist, an onco-pathologist, a speech and swallowing therapist, a physiotherapist, a dental surgeon, an occupational therapist and a medical counsellor.

In the past, the treatment of head and neck cancer was only aimed at cancer-free survival. Issues like cosmesis, speech, swallowing, pain relief etc. were considered secondary. Over the last few years, the goals of such treatments have changed. Now, in addition to improved survival, we also aim to improve the quality of life of our patients with better cosmesis, better functional outcomes like normal speech, swallowing, taste, smell etc. Each member of the multi-disciplinary team works towards the goal of improving the quality of life of head and neck cancer patients. A good team can deliver excellent service with the support of advanced infrastructure.

No Head & Neck Cancer Centre is complete without rehabilitation services. The treatment of head and neck cancers has a significant impact on essential functions like speech, chewing, swallowing etc. Now, even a patient of total laryngectomy or total glossectomy can speak and swallow normally. We have one of the best rehabilitation departments which includes speech and swallowing therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. A comprehensive speech and swallowing restoration programme begins with pre-op evaluation and counselling. It continues during the post-operative period and during radiotherapy.

It consists of a speech and voice management programme, maneuvers and strategies to improve swallowing and an alaryngeal speech restoration programme. All these facilities are backed by state-of-the-art Operation Theatres, Intensive Care Units and a dedicated and committed team of professionals.

Micro Laryngeal Surgery is a process that helps in the correction of the voice disorder or problem in the larynx. Laryngeal Surgery is related to the treatment of the larynx or the vocal chords and involves the removal of the unwanted and unnatural growth in the larynx.

Microscopic Ear surgery is the treatment of diseases, injuries, or deformations of the ear .

Most people with a deviated septum have one nasal passage that’s much smaller than the other. This can cause difficulty in breathing. Other symptoms of a deviated septum may include frequent nosebleeds and facial pain.At Healthway we carry out Septoplasty, a surgical procedure used to correct a deviated septum. Septoplasty straightens the septum, allowing for better airflow through your nose.

Tumors in different areas of the ear and nose behave differently. Thus, we at Healthway Hospitals determine the treatment and surgery required for tumors based on their site of occurrence, as well as their behavior.

Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which both palatine tonsils are removed from the recess besides the pharynx called the tonsillar fossa. The procedure is performed in response to repeated occurrence of acute tonsillitis, sleep surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, nasal airway obstruction, diphtheria carrier state, snoring, or peritonsillar abscess.


Dr. Sandesh Chodankar

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Dr Pawan P. Rane

Consultant Head,Neck Surgical Oncologist & ENT Surgeon

Dr.Sandesh Chodankar


M.B.B.S., DNB ( ENT)


  1. Life member AOF ( Association of otorhinolaryngologist of India)
  2. Life member AOF ( Association of otorhinolaryngologist of India), Goa chapter
  3. Life member ISO ( Indian Society of otology)
  4. Life member Indian Medical association

Dr Sandesh Chodankar completed his MBBS and his DNB in ENT from GMC , Goa.

He completed his residency in GMC following his education. He was then appointed as  a lecturer, Assistant prof and associate professor in ENT & head and Neck surgery department GMC. He was then served as Director professor ENT department , GMC for around 4 years. Currently he is a Consultant ENT surgeon at Healthway Hospital, Goa

  1. Was actively engaged in teaching UG & PG students ENT at Goa Medical college  1989-2017
  2. Attended and conducted numerous conferences & ENT surgical workshops both at National And International level.
  3. Was involved as faculty in various ENT conferences.
  4. Special interest in Endoscopic surgeries in ENT, micro ear surgeries, vertigo and thyroid disorders.
  1. Endoscopic surgeries of Ear, Nose/ Sinuses & larynx
  2. Micro ear & micro laryngoscopic surgeries
  3. Thyroid & Benign Neck mass surgeries
  4. Tonsil adenoid & Nasal septum surgeries
  1. Hypo hyperthyroidism
  2. Vertigo & balance disorders
  3. Upper airway Allergy/ Voice disorders
  4. Evaluation of deafness, hearing aid fitting
  1. Bilateral Anthrochoanal Polyp.
  2. Comparative Analysis of Endoscopic DCR Versus an External DCR in the Department of ENT – GMC
  3. Effects of Hypertonic and Isotonic Saline on Nasal Mucocilliary clearance in sinonasal pathologies
  4. Primary TB of Tongue
  5. Study of Sensorineural hearing loss in patients with hypertension.
  1. Secured 27th state rank at Goa Board SSC exam.
  2. Secured 9th state rank at Goa board or secondary and Higher secondary education.
  3. Actively involved in teaching undergraduate students in ENT at Goa Medical college
  4. Actively involved in post graduate teaching programmes in ENT at Goa Medical college for 10 years
  5. Delivered lectures on various topics at IMA and AOI meetings in Goa.
  6. Conducted Public awareness programmes in ENT on A.I.R and Goa Doordarshan since 1994.

Dr Pawan P. Rane


M.B.B.S., MS (E.N.T Head & Neck Surgery)




  1. Life member FHNO
  2. Life member IASSA  
  3. Life member Indian Medical association

Dr Pawan Rane completed his MS in ENT & Junior Residency Training in GMC in 2010. Following this he joined Observership at Head & neck Surgical Oncology , Tata Memorial hospital, Mumbai. He then worked as Sr Research Fellow in Head & neck Surgical oncology In Tata Memorial Hospital for 2 years. He completed his Observership in otolaryngology Head & neck Surgery in Hinduja Hospital and moved to Kolhapur in 2013 and worked as fellow in Head & neck Surgical oncology Kolhapur Cancer centre for 2 more years.
In 2014 he went to South Korea to do Fellowship In Department of Thyroid Surgery in Endoscopic & Robotic Thyroid surgery, Seoul National University Hospital.
He returned to India and joined as a Consultant Head & Neck Surgical Oncologist , Kolhapur Cancer Center. He further pursued GOLF Fellowship by IFHNOS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2016.
He is currently associated with Healthway Hospital as a Consultant ENT surgeon
He various Otological procedures like Myringoplasty, Tympanoplasty, Mastoido-Tympanoplasties, Myringotomy and Grommet Insertion, Facial nerve decompression, foreign body removals.
He has assisted and performed nasal and sinus procedures like Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Caldwel-Luc’s procedure, Reduction of fracture of the Nasal Bones, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and removal of foreign body from nasal cavity.
He is conversant in laryngological and throat procedures like Adenotonsillectomy, Direct laryngoscopy, Microlaryngoscopy, Laser Excisions, fiber optic laryngoscopy, rigid oesopahagoscopy, rigid and fiber optic bronchoscopy. He has performed numerous paediatric and adult tracheostomies.

  1. Awarded Fellow Head & Neck Surgical Oncology( Tata memorial Hospital)
  2. Awarded Fellow Endoscopic & Robotic Thyroid Surgery ( Seoul, South Korea)
  3. Co-author in a paper which has been awarded best clinical paper in IFHNOS 2012 Ahmedabad
  1. Presented paper at IASO midcon Kolhapur april2014
  2. Presented Poster ‘at FHNO 2011 Goa
  3. Presented poster at IFHNOS Ahmedabad 2012 
  4. Co-author in a paper  presented in the AHNS 2012 Toronto, Canada 
  5. Co- Author in a paper  in AHNS Toronto 2012
  6. Co-author in paper presented in IASO-2012 Goa
  7. Co-author in a paper which has been awarded best clinical paper in IFHNOS 2012 Ahmedabad
  8. Co-author in a poster  in IFHNOS-2012, Ahmedabad and IASO midcon Kolhapur 2014
  9. Co-author in a paper  presented in and  IFOS 2013 .Seoul, Korea. 
  10. Co author in a paper presented in  IAOO 2013, Greece: