Hepatobiliary surgeons at Healthway are experts who extend a segmental approach to the field of General Surgery.
There is an ever increasing need for superspecialisation in the field of medicine and the same extends to the surgical branch. This  branch deals with the surgeries related to the liver, the bile duct and may extend even to pancreas. These surgical interventions on the liver, the pancreas or the bile ducts should be selected as a function of risk versus benefit in relation to the patient’s requirements and the institutional expertise.
At Healthway our surgeons deal with cases like Bile duct cancers, including hilar cholangiocarcinoma, liver surgeries  and gallbladder cancers which though have a dismal reputation have been sucessessfully managed and resulted in better patient survival from aggressive approaches performed by our specialist hepatobiliary surgeons. Hepatic surgery has increased in safety and effectiveness, largely due to the segmental approach. The  experience of our surgeons with  modern techniques for vascular control and exclusion has also played a vital role in the the success of these cases. 


Dr Antonio De Bossuet Afonso

Consultant Gen Surgeon

Dr Amit Subhash Kalangutkar

Dr Nilesh B.Talwadker

Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Pralhad Savaikar

Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. Rameshwar Kadam

Dr. Jayant Bhandari

Dr Rahul Kakodkar

Surgical Gastroenterologist Hepatobiliary-pancreatic & Liver Transplant Surgeon in Goa

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 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 .

Dr. Rahul Kakodkar


MS, DNB (Surg) DNB (Surgical Gastro) MNAMS, FACS


  1. Minimally invasive liver surgery, Ethicon Institute USA 2012.
  2. Robotic Hepatobiliary Surgery, International School of Robotic Surgery, Italy 2011.
  3.   Hepatocellular carcinoma. Asan Medical Centre, South Korea.
  4. International Liver Transplant Society.
  5. International Hepatobiliarypancreatic Association (India Chapter).
  6. American College of Surgeons.

He is trained and experienced gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary-pancreatic and liver transplant surgeon adept in management of complex surgical cases. He has acquired extensive experience through training and working with doyens in this field for over a decade. He has more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and am frequently invited to speak national and international conferences related to my discipline. His focus is to make clinical care patient-centric and affordable without compromising on its quality so that it can benefit many more people. He believes this can only be achieved through a team of like minded force-multipliers who share a vision. He is  particularly interested in ABO incompatible liver transplants, management of cholangiocarcinoma and liver metastasis.

He completed his MBBS and MS, General Surgery between 1992-2001. He began as a Clinical Fellow of Hepatobiliary Surgery where he evaluated, assessed and managed patients in the peri-transplant period. He Performed major steps of living donor hepatectomy, recipient hepatectomy and deceased donor organ retrieval under supervision. He  was actively involved in clinical research activities. He completed his DNB Surgical Gastroenterology, from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, in 2005. 

He  was working as a Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist & Hepatobiliary, transplantation and living donor liver transplantation surgeon at Apollo Victor Hospital, Manipal Hospital Goa, SMRC Goa for 4 years. He Performed complex operations related to the gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary systems hitherto unknown to the state of Goa. Educated and counselled patients regarding liver transplantation.

For  2 years between 2006-2008 he was at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital at Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist, Hepatobiliary & Liver Transplant Surgeon.

He worked as a Visiting Consultant Liver Surgery & Transplantation at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre Mumbai for more than a year followed by  few months at Jupiter Lifeline Hospital  as Consultant, Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary & Liver Transplant Surgery and then Moved to New Delhi.

He was a Senior Consultant and Member of the surgical team of Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine, Hepatobiliary & Liver Transplant Surgeon at  Medanta The Medicity Hospital, from Sep 2010 – Aug 2012,

For 7 months he was also working as an Associate Director & Centre Head ( Medanta-Jupiter Liver Program, Mumbai)

 He worked as a Senior Consultant at Pushpavati Singhania Institute for Liver Disease , at Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi at 2013.

He then moved to LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai. Mumbai as a Senior Consultant Surgeon, at Suasth Institute of Liver surgery & Transplantation.

He then worked as a Chief Hepatobiliary & Liver Transplant Surgeon , Senior Consultant Surgical Gastroenterology from Feb 2014 – Feb 2015 at Continental Hospitals, IT & Financial District, Gachibowli-Hyderabad.

In 2018 he got  his Fellowship of American College of Surgeons (FACS)Gastrointestinal, Colorectal & HPB Surgery

He has an extensive experience working as an Independent Hepatobiliary & Liver Transplant Surgeon performing complex surgeries for gastrointestinal, liver, bile duct and pancreatic diseases. He was Leading a team performing liver transplants from deceased and living donors in Mumbai area for 8 years . 

He has now moved to Goa and is associated with Healthway as a superspecialist as Hepatobiliary & Liver Transplant Surgeon.

  1. Hepatobiliary Surgery
  2. Pancreatic Surgery
  3. Laparoscopic Surgery
  4. Liver Transplantation

  Goa Medical College Gold medal MBBS.

  Gold Medal in Opthalmology & ENT.

  Best paper awards Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology 2006,2007,2008.

  Award paper International Liver Transplant Society 2011,2012.