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Dr. Ashok Mehta

Dr. Ashok Mehta

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MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery

General Surgeon


59 Years Experience Overall  (56 years as specialist)

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Dr. Ashok Mehta is a Cancer Surgeon in Andheri West, Mumbai and has an experience of more than 52 years in this field. Dr. Ashok Mehta practices at the Brahma Kumaris' Global Hospital, Andheri West, Mumbai. He was trained in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery) at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai between 1964-69 and travelled to UK and USA in 1969-1970 to return and join the Department of Surgery at the Tata Memorial Hospital in 1970 from where he retired in 1998 as the Professor and Head, Department of Surgery and a Surgeon and Chief of Head & Neck Service. He established Department of Oncology at the Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai and was Head of Department of Oncology since 1974, and Surgical Oncologist at the Lilavati & Jaslok Hospitals, Mumbai. Published a book on Diagnosis & Management of Cancer (2005, Jaypee Publishers) –first of its kind in India.Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Medical Oncology and Cancer Surgery etc.

Andheri West, Mumbai

Brahma Kumaris' Global Hospital and Research Center

2nd Floor, SV Road. Landmark: Opposite Andheri West Station., Mumbai

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Mon - Sat

09:00 - 01:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a general surgeon?

A: A general surgeon is a doctor highly skilled in surgery of a wide range of and most commonly occurring diseases.

Q: What are the procedures for which a general surgeon can perform surgery?

A: A general surgeon performs surgery for digestive tract (oesophagus and related organs), abdomen and its contents, appendicitis, hernia, gallbladder, breast, skin, and soft tissue and endocrine system.

Q: Can a general surgeon peform surgery for cancer treatment?

A: A surgeon who has completed his training in general surgery and, then specialized in oncology can perform surgery for cancer treatment.

Q: How general surgeon is different from a specialist surgeon?

A: A general surgeon is highly skilled in surgical procedure for various parts of the body. They are also trained in pre, during and post-operative surgical critical care and injury due to accidents. However, a specialist surgeon, after having training in general surgery, gets additional training in a particular speciality related to a specific system of the body. e.g. orthopedic surgery

Q: Can a general surgeon do the surgery for appendicitis?

A: Removal of appendicitis is called as appendectomy and is a common surgical procedure performed by a general surgeon.


Medical Oncology


Awards and Recognitions

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Elected fellow qua surgeon of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCS) - 1995
Dr. B. C. Roy National Award (1996) in the category of Development of Specialities – Head & Neck Surgery - 1996
At the 5th World Congress of International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) in New York, July 2014, Dr. Ashok Mehta received recognition for his contribution towards progress in head and neck cancer in the book titled “A Century of - 2014
Advanced Centre of Radiation Oncology Dr. D. J. Jussawala Oration in November 2009, for the outstanding contribution to oncology and society - 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to Head & Neck Oncology in India, in October 2010 at the 10th Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology Annual National Conference, in association with International Federation of Head & Neck Oncology - 2010


MBBS - GS Medical College, 1961
MS - General Surgery - GS Medical College, 1964
FRCS - General Surgery - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow, 1995


Indian Society of Oncology (ISO)
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO)


1970 - 1997 Chief of Surgery & Head Neck Service A at Tata Memorial Hospital
1974 - 2002 Head, Department of Oncology at Nanavati Hospital
1975 - 1994 Surgical Oncologist at Jaslok Hospital
1998 - 2006 Surgical Oncologist at Lilavati Hospital


17839 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1961
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