ABOUT Dr. Kapendra Shekhar Amatya

Senior Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Head Of Department

Dr Kapendra Amatya, MS  (NMC Regd.2902)

Head of the Department, Sr.Consultant Surgical Oncologist

Director: Breast Cancer Program

Interest: Breast Cancer Surgery, Gastro Intestinal Cancer Surgery (Stomach and Colo-Rectal Cancer)


Dr. Kapendra has more than 17 years’ experience in Surgical Oncology field. After graduating from Beijing University in 2004, he has worked as a Registrar and Junior Consultant Surgical Oncologist at BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital(Bharatpur) for more than 4 years. Subsequently, he joined Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital as Surgical Oncologist and dedicated more than 7 years there and was very instrumental in establishing the Surgical Oncology Department and is credited in starting Onco-plastic Breast surgery in Breast Cancer, Orthotopic Neo bladder Reconstruction in Urinary Bladder Cancer, Laparoscopic services and Pelvic surgeries like Anterior, Posterior and Total Pelvic Exenteration. He is renowned for surgeries like D2 Gastrectomies in Stomach Cancer, Extended Colectomies in Colon Cancer, TME in Rectum Cancer and Whipple’s Surgeries in Pancreas and Duodenum Cancer. He has vast experience in treating more than 1000 cases of breast cancer, 400 cases of stomach cancer, 300 cases of Colon & Rectal Cancer and 250 cases of Urinary bladder cancers and Kidney cancers and many other cancer surgeries. He has received trainings in Oncoplastic Breast Cancer surgery in Thailand and Laproscopic Gastric cancers and in South Korea.



  1. Robert Tessler, MD, Shailvi Gupta, John Pathak, Pranita Ghimire,Thomas P. Kingham,
    Adam L. Kushner, Kapendra Shekhar Amatya, Benedict C. Nwomeh, “Rectal Bleeding and implication for surgical care in Nepal”, J Surg Res 2015 Jul 28; 197(1):12-17.e1.Epub 2015 Feb 28
  2. Contributed in a chapter in Book “Operation Crisis: Surgical Care in the Developing World during Conflict and Disaster” Edited by Adam L. Kushner Johns Hopkins University Press, January 2017
  3. Jenesh Singh Shrestha, Alish Shrestha, Abja Sapkota, Rakshya Sharma, Samip Shrestha, Sudip Shestha, Kapendra Sekhar Amayta and Madhav Gautam “Social support, quality of life and mental health status in breast cancer patients”, Cancer Rep Rev, 2017
  4. Maharjan M, Thapa N, Adhikari RD, Petrini MA, Amatya KS. Quality of Life of Nepalese Women Post Mastectomy. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2018;19(4):1005-1012. Published 2018 Apr 25. doi:10.22034/APJCP.2018.19.4.1005
  5. Arjan J. Knulst, Shailvi Gupta, Reinou S. Groen, Dipak Maharjan, Amatya S. Kapendra, JennyDankelmanand Adam L. Kushner3 “Directions for surgical capacity developments in Nepal: a population‐based assessment”, July 2019, Tropical Medicine & International Health
  6. Upadhyay, A., Kunwar, A., Lama, M., Tiwari, K., Shrestha, S., Shah, A., Poudel, B., & Amatya, K. (2020). Peri-Operative Morbidity and Outcomes of Radical Cystectomy- Institutional Experience of Single Center. Nepalese Journal of Cancer, 4(1), 107-113.
  7. Joshi, R., Dangol, U., Amatya, K., & Shrestha, A. (2020). Mini-Laparatomy Radical Cysto-Prostatectomy for Urinary Bladder Carcinoma. Journal of KIST Medical College, 2(2), 55-60
  8. Murari Man Shrestha, Hari Prasad Dhakal, Banita Gurung, Sajin Rajbhandary, Sachin Shakya, Ranish Shrestha, Sumitra Gurung, Bishwash Sharma, Lahar Maya Bhasinka, Sampurna Tuladhar, Neeraj Joshi, SunitaMaleku Amatya, Kapendra ShekharAmayta, SarojPrakash Chataut, BijeshRaj Ghimire, Sudip Shrestha”, October 2020, Nepalese Journal of Cancer



Professional Membership

Life Member, SAARC Federation of Oncologists Nepal

Member, Asian Clinical Oncology Society

Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)