We are very happy to announce that Dr. Deborah Keller will be joining the practice as Dr. Sanjiv Patankar's associate this summer! She is certified in General Surgery. We welcome her and are very excited about the increased availability/scope.

Dr. Sanjiv Patankar discusses his practice, his philosophy and the art of surgery


Welcome to the practice of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Central New Jersey. Dr. Patankar offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for the entire range of illnesses seen in this specialty. With robust expertise and involvement in the landmark advances in the field of colorectal surgery, including laparoscopy and robotic surgery, he provides treatment for both benign and malignant colorectal conditions.

Dr. Patankar works in close collaboration with the finest medical and radiation oncologists in New Jersey and helps to coordinate the adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy protocols for colorectal cancer. He has extensive experience in open abdominal and pelvic surgery for colorectal cancer, complicated diverticular disease, rectal prolapse, chronic ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

This practice has a long-standing commitment to patient-centered care, medical excellence and attention to detail. Dr. Patankar stresses empathy, patient dignity and compassionate care and adheres to conservative medical ethics. He has won numerous accolades and has been recognized by both his peers and grateful patients. 


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