Dr. Sadiq Sikora

Dr. Sadiq S Sikora - GI Surgeon at Sakra World Hospital

Dr. Sadiq Sikora

Director - Gastrointestinal Surgery


Institute of Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences

Dr Sikora S Sikora had his MBBS and General Surgical training from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Then he moved to the prestigious Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) at Lucknow for his specialization and subsequent faculty position. He was a faculty in Department of “Surgical Gastroenterology” from 1991 to 2005 and was involved in teaching, training and research producing several publications in the area of work. He later completed the “Surgical Oncology Fellowship” from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

At the Johns Hopkins Institute, Baltimore, Maryland with Prof JL Cameron, he gained insight into the nuances of pancreatic and biliary surgery, while on a UICC sponsored ICRETT fellowship. The experience in Surgical Oncology, as a fellow in Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh provided an in-depth understanding of cancer, the multimodality approach to this problem and an insight into the novel and innovative (immunotherapy and gene therapy) treatment approaches to this dismal ailment.

Dr. Sadiq Sikora has a vast experience of 25 years of conducting specialized surgical procedures which includes 
“Living related liver transplantation”, complex “Pancreaticobiliary” resections for both benign and malignant disease, “Liver resections, esophageal resections, surgery for portal hypertension and colorectal disorders”. 
He was the key member of the team, which established the living related liver transplant program at Kochi, Kerala and was a member of the liver transplant team at SGPGIMS, Lucknow. Dr. Sikora started the successful Liver Transplant Program (cadaveric and living donor) at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore.

His major contributions are in the area of bile duct injury repairs, Biliary and Pancreatic cancers, innovative techniques in Esophagus resection, Pancreatic surgery and Hepaticojejunostomy. Imparting training for a “safe cholecystectomy” (gallbladder removal) and preventing bile duct injury are his passion.


•    Conferred the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) in 2011

•    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 2001

•    Japan Surgical Society (JSS) traveling grant award at the JSS 2000 meeting held in Tokyo, Japan

•    Visiting Faculty at the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, with Prof T Todoroki, April 2000.

•    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh under Prof MTLotze 1994-1996

•    International Cancer Research and Technology Transfer Fellowship of the UICC. Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore. Prof JL Cameron January - March 1994.

•    Visiting Fellow at the Department of ColoProctology at Singapore General Hospital. Prof Goh Hak Su. June 1993.

•    Hoechst Om Prakash Memorial Award (Young Investigator Award) of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology, 1998.  

•    Best Paper Award and a Gold Medal for the paper entitled “Hilar Benign Biliary Stricture-need for Subclassification”, at the National Conference of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology 1997 held at Madurai, India.

•    SR Joglekar Best Paper Award of the Indian Journal of Surgery. Role of perioperative Octreotide in major pancreatic resections for malignant disease. Sikora SS, Srivastava S, Kumar A, Saxena R, Kapoor VK.. Ind J Surg 1998; 6: 291-5.

Invited faculty in National and International conferences to deliver talks on Pancreatic disorders, Bile duct injuries and GI cancers. Visiting faculty at surgical workshops to demonstrate and perform surgical procedures.
Published more than 150 articles in International and National peer reviewed journals with significant contributions in the field of repair of bile duct injury and in pancreatic diseases. He has contributed several notable chapters in books and has written review articles and editorials for various journals.
Please click the following link to view these articles.


•    Honorary Secretary, International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA) Indian Chapter, 2013-2017
•    Reviewer for the indexed journals:
•    European Journal of Surgical Oncology
•    Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
•     Annals of Surgery
•     Journal of Pancreas
•     Editorial Board Member of
•     Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
•     World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.


Testimonials for Dr.Sadiq Sikora

Blogs by Dr.Sadiq Sikora

  • There’s more to PANCREAS, than meets the eye!

    Pancreas is the organ which resides between our stomach and spine. From the moment we are born our pancreas is like a machine on autopilot, silently working, doing its job meal after meal, day after

    Read More

Ask For Second Opinion

Please attach your relevant documents (e.g X-Ray, Medical Reports,etc)