Sanjiv Patankar, MD


Dr. Sanjiv Patankar is an internationally renowned colon and rectal surgeon. Using his skills, extensive knowledge, and scientific inquiring mind, he has a long track record of achieving excellent outcomes for patients suffering from colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, chronic ulcerative colitis.

In 1995, when laparoscopic colorectal surgery was in infancy, Dr. Patankar made enduring, original, scientific landmark contributions that helped to establish the safety, efficacy, and the role of this most significant innovation in recent surgical history.

He is now regarded as one of the leading experts in robotic colorectal surgery. He has travelled widely all over the United States, lecturing, guiding, and training colorectal surgeons in this remarkable technological development.

He has emerged as a “surgeon of surgeons” and takes care of complex anorectal diseases, sphincter preserving rectal cancer surgery, and complex pelvic floor reconstructions.

He is sought after by gynecologists, urologists, urogynecologists, and gynecological oncologists, for the interdisciplinary care of the patients.

His core guiding humanistic principles have been empathy, compassion, kindness, respect, and patient dignity.

Academic Role: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Hospitals:  St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick

        Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick

                  University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, Plainsboro

Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Princeton, Old Bridge, & New Brunswick

Offices:                 Colon & Rectal Surgeons of Central New Jersey

                   East Brunswick:   620 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ

                   Princeton:             124 Stanhope Street, Princeton, NJ

Main Phone: 732-238-2662     Fax: (732)613-5359