Dr. Mathews John

Dr. Mathews John

General & Laparoscopic Surgeon (Medical Director)

Dr. Mathews John

A vibrant surgeon, well known for laparoscopic and bariatric surgeries. He owes a flamboyant, dynamic, adventurous nature and has an excellent leadership skill.

After his Post graduation from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science, Bangalore he was awarded the elite honour Fellowship in Laparoscopy. He by then had earned fame as a much preferred surgeon but his unselfish nature prompted him to join Kasturba Medical College as an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Surgery. He was then trained under leadership of many starwards like Dr. James Hews (NHS, Bristol), Dr Haytham Sumrien (NHS, Leeds), Dr. Caroline Burt (Guy’s Hospital, London), Dr. Tran Ngoc Luong (Vietnam), Dr Palanivelu (GEM Hospital), Dr Rajesh Khullar (Delhi), Dr. Mohit Bhandari (Indore), and Dr. M Ramesh (Bangalore).

He has a particular interest in minimally invasive techniques, and has extensive experience in treating Obesity, Thyroid, and Hernia, using laparoscopic, endoscopic, and open approaches. He serves as the Head of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery department and the Medical Director of Lifeline Hospital, Adoor, Kerala, India which is a landmark hospital with a Global reckoning, to establish an Exclusive Department of Bariatric Surgeries and Minimal Access.

Professional Experience

  • Junior Resident (2004 May – 2007 June), Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Assistant Professor (2007 July – 2009 November), Kasturba medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon (Jan 2010 – Till Date), The Lifeline Super Speciality Hospital
    Adoor, Pathanamthitta Dist, Kerala, India

Personal Details

  • Date of Birth – 1978 May 21
  • Sex – Male
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Passport Number – S2042883
  • Recognition

    • Invited Speaker for LIBSS (London International Bariatric Surgery Symposium) 2019
    • Chairperson for 24th world IFSO conference Spain 2019
    • Chairperson for 8th Asia Pacific Laparofit 2018
    • Presented paper in IFSO-APC (16th OSSICON Goa) 2017
    • Honored for performing Bariatric Surgery on an Oman obese patient of weight 275kg 2016
    • Faculty for 76th ASICON 2016
    • Awarded best young laparoscopic hernia surgeon for the Asia-Pacific conference 2015
    • Invited faculty for the AMASICON Dubai 2014
    • Best paper for the ELSA conference for a study on laparoscopic Cholecystectomy 2013
    • To start first Endothyroid surgery Centre in Central Kerala, India
    • Head of Bariatric Surgery Unit – This is a high volume Centre in Kerala, India.
    • Personal Interests

      Driving, Photography, History, Travel

      Medical Education

      • MBBS–Sept 2002 – BLDEAS Sri B M Patel’s Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka, India
      • MS (Gen Surgery) – April 2007 – Kempegowga Institute of Medical Science, Bangalore, Karnataka,India
      • FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal access Surgery)
      • DMAS (Diploma in Minimal access Surgery)
      • FLCS (Fellow in Colorectal Surgery)
      • Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery
      • Trained in Endoscopic Thyroid – Vietnam

      Medical Licensure

      • 51007 (Travancore Cochin Medical Council)

      Clinical Experience

      During my training in MBBS and MS, I have worked in both inner-city and rural areas and in a variety of service structures. I have worked in a number of surgical specialties and at Gov. Hospital, Trissur, Kerala and Gov. Hospital, Mangalore and Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka. After internship and before starting my post-graduation I did a busy casualty SHO post in many hospitals.

      Teaching Experience

      I was involved in teaching medical students in small groups in several posts as junior resident and Assistant professor and I gave class to medical students as case history discussions and theory discussions. While at KMC and KIMS I gave several talks as case presentation, Journal Club, Subject Seminars to my colleagues and my teachers.

      Research Experience

      2009 – As part of my post-graduation at KIMS, Bangalore. I specialized in MS and did a research project – A STUDY ON FNAC OF BREAST LUMP The project was written up and assessed as part of my final degree.

      Surgical Experience

      BASIC AND ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERIES – Diagnostic Laparoscopy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy , Laparoscopic Spleenectomy, Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Laparoscopic Jejunostomy, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal), Laparoscopic Colectomy (Partial Colon Removal), Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration, Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated -Duodenal Ulcers, Laparoscopic Nissens fundoplication.

      Bariatric surgery – Performing bariatric surgery from last five years. Procedures like Vertical Sleeve, Mini Gastric Bypass and Rou-n-y Gastric bypass is being done. 450 cases performed in last five years without any mortality. 

      Endoscopic Thyroidectomy – Performing Endoscopic Thyroidectomy from the last two years. Trained from Vietnam. Performed more than 100 cases in the last three years. The approach is through the axilla and breast.

      Common Cases Overview (2007-2019)

      • Bariatric Surgery
      • Endoscopic Thyroidectomy
      • Laparoscopic Hernia (Umbilical, Inguinal, Ventral)
      • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
      • Laparoscopic Nissens Fundoplication
      • Laparoscopic Spleenectomy
      • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
      • Laparoscopic bowel surgery (small and large bowel malignancy)
      • Laparoscopic Varicocelectomy
      • Stapled Hemarrhoidectomy

      Professional Address

      Consultant Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon

      Lifeline Superspeciality Hospital

      Pathanamthitta Dist, Kerala, India – 691 554

      Phone: +91 4734 -219529, 223377
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