Area's of Interest/Expertise : Urethral Reconstruction for stricture of the urethra,
Failed Hypospadias Repair,
Complex and redo Urethroplasty,
Professional Contribution :
Dr. Sanjay Kulkarni is a leading Reconstructive Urologist of India. He has developed a new techn
Dr. Sanjay Kulkarni is a leading Reconstructive Urologist of India. He has developed a new technique of Urethroplasty for Stricture Urethra. In the last 13 years, he has performed more than 200 perineal and transpubic urethroplasties for ruptured urethra following fractured pelvis. This is one of the largest series in India. Dr Kulkarni developed special interest in Reconstructive Urology during his registrarship under the world famous Urologist Mr R.T. Turner Warwick, at the Middlesex Hospital, London.
Born in 1953 Sanjay educated in prestigious B J Medical college in Pune. He received National Talent Scholarship during medical education. After surgery training he spent 5 years of Urology training in England. Sanjay was trained under Richard Turner Warwick, who is considered Father of Urethroplasty. In1987 along with his wife, Dr Jyotsna Kulkarni, he returned to Pune and lives with his in a joint family. Jyotsna is pioneer laparoscopic surgeon in India. Together they started India's first animal lab for Laparoscopic Surgery training in 1991.
Dr Sanjay Kulkarni along with Dr Guido Barbagli developed a new technique of pan-urethral stricture repair. This technique has revolutionized urethroplasty around the world. Dr Kulkarni's Center in Pune offers Fellowship in Reconstructive Urology recognized by GURS (Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Urologists) and MUHS (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences). Dr Kulkarni is the first Indian to serve as the President of GURS.
He established a centre for the treatment of urethral stricture disease in 1987 at Pune, India. Kulkarni School of Urethral Surgery (ISUS): The centre is engaged in permanent educational activities for urologists who are interested in the in-depth training in reconstructive urethral surgery. His team conducts a free two-day (weekend) course on urethroplasty once a month. Six to eight urologists and residents from India and abroad watch eight to ten urethroplasties inside the operating room, where the observers interact with the surgeons. He has conducted numerous live surgery workshops in India and around the world especially in developing countries in Africa and Asia. His is the only centre outside the US and UK to participate in GURS Fellowships. Dr Kulkarni is the past President of the Society of Genito Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. Sanjay Kulkarni has innovated a new single stage technique of penile invagination, one side dissection and dorsal onlay buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty. The “Kulkarni Technique” is popular around the world for the repair of pan urethral strictures and has led him into teaching courses at AUA, SIU, USI and international meetings. His new technique of “Laparoscopic Omentoplasty to support anastomotic urethroplasty in complex and redo pelvic fracture urethral defects” is also useful for recto-urethral fistulas and post radiation bulbo-membranous urethral strictures.
No patient should travel places for want of reconstructive urologist. Today his center receives more than 40 International urologists as observers. He is instrumental in establishing Indian School of Urethral surgery which conducts monthly workshops in Urethroplasty. His next agenda is to establish web based Urethroplasty workshops.
Dr Sanjay Kulkarni has authored many publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has co-authored book with Dr.Guido Barbagli “ Art Of Urethral Reconstruction”. The Urology Society of India awarded “Urology Gold Medal” for his outstanding contribution to Urology in India.Read more
Research Details :New Operations Invented and Published
New Operations Invented and Published
- Contralateral Ureterolithotomy
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- Contralateral Ureterolithotomy
- A new technique of Urethroplasty for BXO
- A new technique of Urethroplasty for Watering Can Perineum
- A new technique of full length urethroplasty with SIS
- A new technique to repair urethro perineal fistula following abdomino - perineal resection of the rectum
Awards / Publications :
In 2009 he was awarded “Urology Gold Medal” for outstanding contribution to Urology
In 2009 he was awarded “Urology Gold Medal” for outstanding contribution to Urology in India by the West Zone Section of USI .In 2011 he was awarded Presidents Urology Gold medal at annual conference of Urological Society of India at Kolkata. He has published many articles in reputed journals and authored chapters in books on Reconstructive Urology. His book titled “Art of Urethral Reconstruction” is well appreciated and followed. He has served as President of West Zone section of USI. He is invited as a faculty at AUA, EAU, SIU and many international conferences. Nicknamed “Workshop Kulkarni”, he is instrumental in conducting workshops to demonstrate Urethroplasty in India and around the world. Dr Sanjay Kulkarni's goal is to train all interested urologists in Reconstructive Urology.
- President's Gold Medal: Urological Society of India 2011
- President's Gold Medal: WZ section of the Urological Society of India 2010
- Dr. Sanjay Kulkarni has been awarded many prizes for the best paper in Indian and International conferences