General & Laparoscopic Surgeon (Medical Director)
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.
Personal Interests Driving, Photography, History, Travel
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.
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.
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.
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.