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Dr. Vijay Ramachandran

Surgical Gastroenterologist,Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon,Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon
Surgical Gastroenterology & Minimal Access Surgery,YSH,Kodialbail,Mangalore

Brief Biography:

CAREER INTENTIONS: I have been performing procedures in Gastrointestinal and HPB Surgical Oncology since 2008. This initially involved open approaches to oesophagectomy, gastrectomy, colectomy, whipple’s procedure, radical cholecystectomy, hepatectomy etc to name a few. Subsequently, i have been performing a few of these procedures by the laparoscopic technique. My current focus is on the following. 1.Reduced Port Laparoscopic Surgery 2.Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery 3.Major Liver Resections in patients with compromised Liver function

Academic positions:

APPOINTMENTS IN INDIA June 1999 – May 2000 House Officer, General Medicine and Surgery Calicut Medical College December 2000 – December 2003 MS – General Surgery, Calicut Medical College, Calicut Medical College, Calicut. India February 2004 – May 2004 Registrar, Department of Surgery and Gastroenterology, MMHRC, Madurai. India Dr.Ramesh Ardhanari July 2004 – June 2005 Senior Resident, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology,SGPGIMS, Lucknow. India Prof.V.K.Kapoor July 2005 – June 2008 M.Ch – G.I.Surgery Senior Resident, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi. India Prof. T.K.Chattopadhyay, Prof. Peush Sahni July 2008 – June 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, NMCH, Nellore. India September 2009 – May 2011 Specialist Surgical Gastroenterologist, KMC Hospital, Jyothi Circle, Mangalore. Karnataka. India June 2011 – till date Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist, Yenepoya Specialty Hospital, Kodialbail & Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, YMCH, Deralakatte, Mangalore. India IN UNITED STATES May 1 – 31, 2009 UICC Fellow, HPB Service, MSKCC, USA Dr.William Jarnagin IN SINGAPORE July – August 2009 Clinical Fellow, HPB Service, TTSH, Singapore Dr.Kui Hin Liau IN BELGIUM October 12-19,2012 Observer, Department of Obesity Surgery, AZ Nikolaas, Sint Niklaas, Belgium Dr.Luc Lemmens

Research interests:

CLINICAL RESEARCH: 1.”Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Neoadjuvant Radiotherapy and Surgery versus Surgery alone in Squamous Cell Carcinoma Oesophagus” All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. India Mentor: Prof. T.K.Chattopadhyay 2.“A Study on the Natural History of Portal Biliopathy in patients with Extrahepatic Portal Vein Occlusion” All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. India Mentor: Dr.Peush Sahni

Any other information:

TEACHING: I have been actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students at both Calicut Medical College as well as Yenepoya Medical College. This involves bedside teaching and tutorials. I take active part in the academic lectures and seminars conducted in the Department of Surgery. I have also been invited to deliver lectures on various Surgical topics as well as demonstrate techniques for general surgeons. I have participated and presented Surgical audits during my stint at AIIMS, New Delhi. ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP: I have invested considerable time and effort to establish a training center for Minimally invasive surgery (surgical technology learning center) at Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte. This center is the only one of its kind in the entire D.K.District and caters to five medical colleges. Postgraduate students can learn and practice laparoscopic surgery with the help of endotrainers in this center. MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES: Association of Surgeons of India (FL 15992) 2001 Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (3222) 2008 Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (2089) 2008 Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterologists (R-67) 2008 Indian Medical Association 2009 International Club of Ascites 2010 Association of UICC Fellows 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology (190447) 2011 European Society of Digestive Oncology (88779530) 2011 European Society of Surgical Oncology (0809) 2012 European Association of Cancer Research (16302) 2012 Obesity & Metabolic Society of India (LM 132) 2012 International Federation for Surgery of Obesity 2012 International Bariatric Club 2012 Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England (9045948) 2012 International Society of Infectious Diseases 2012 ESSO Young Surgeons and Alumni Club 2012 Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe 2012 European Association for the Study of the Liver (13170) 2012 LIST OF PUBLICATIONS: 1.Vijay R, Rajan P. Facial palsy in non palpable parotid tumour – A case report. Kerala Surgical Journal September 2001 2.Vijay R, Rajan P. Recurrent cystic hygroma. Internet Journal of Surgery 2001; 3(1) 3.Vijay R, Rajan P. Unique presentation of Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma – A case report. Kerala Surgical Journal, April 2002 4.Vijay R, Rajan KK, Moosa Feroze. Inapparent twin malignancy in thyroglossal cyst – A case report. World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003, 1: 15 PMID: 14561224 5.Das CJ, Srivastava DN, Debnath J, Ramachandran V, Pal S, Sahni P. Endovascular management of hepatic haemorrhage and subcapsular haematoma in HELLP syndrome. Indian J Gastro 2007; 26(5): 244-45 PMID: 18227578 6.Falodia S, Garg PK, Bhatia V, Ramachandran V, Dash NR, Srivastava DN. EUS diagnosis of Left gastric artery pseudoaneurysm and aneurysmogastric fistula with massive GI haemorrhage. Gastrointest Endosc 2008; 26: PMID: 18308315 7.Vijay R, Ramesh N, Vaidehi BV. Retroperitoneal tumour masquerading as mesenchymal neoplasm of the liver. The Open Surgical Oncology Journal 2009; 1: 8-9 [DOI: 10.2174/1876504100901010008] http://www.bentham.org/open/tosoj/openaccess2.htm 8.Ramachandran V, Kulkarni M, Pal S, Sahni P, Chattopadhyay TK. Isolated Scapular Metastasis in Carcinoma of the Gallbladder. Gastrointest Cancer Res 2009 Nov; 3(6): 252-3: PMID: 21151430 9.Vijay R. Anal Canal Malignant Melanoma Snapshot Quiz 11/14. Br J Surg 2011;98:1629 10.Vijay.R, Vaidehi BV. An unusual cause of Intestinal obstruction. Tropical Gastroenterology 2009; 30(4): 222-225: PMID: 20426284 11.Vaibhav Jain, Vijay.R, Srivastava DN et al. Spontaneous rupture of a giant hepatic haemangioma – sequential management with transcatheter arterial embolisation and resection. Saudi J Gastro 2010; 16(2): 116-9: PMID: 20339183 12.Vijay R, Tantry BV, Sonali Ullal. The Quest for a Needle in a Haystack, Report of an Unusual Case. Tropical Gastroenterology 2011; 32(2): 143-145 13.Goenka AH, Sharma S, Ramachandran V, Chattopadhyay TK, Ray R. Giant Fibrovascular polyp of the Oesophagus: Report of a case. Surg Today 2011 Jan; 41(1): 120-4. Epub 2010 Dec 30 PMID: 21191703 14.Vijay R, Hyder AR, Vinayaka US, Acharya D. The curious case of a man with freckles and obscure G.I.bleed. Accepted for Tropical Gastroenterology 2013; 34(2): 15.Vijay R, Nikhil MP. Diffuse Cavernous Rectal Haemangioma. Br J Surg 2012; 9: 583 16.Vijay R, Krishnaprasad P. Multiple Abdominal Masses. Report of an unusual case. The Open Surgical Oncology Journal 2011; 3: 22 – 23 17.K.Pushpalatha Pai, Anu Sumi Issac, Vijay Ramachandran, Shreesha Khandige, M.H.Sheriff. Tumours of Exocrine Pancreas – A histopathological study of 15 cases. Ind J Pathol Microbiol 2011 December; 54(S1): S44 HONOURS: ICS International Scholarship 2012 International Scholarship, UEGW Amsterdam 2012 Emerging Stars Award, Egypt GastroHep, Cairo 2010 International Scholarship, UEGW Barcelona 2010 UICC ICRETT Fellowship (ICR 09-019), MSKCC, New York 2009 ICS – IS Asia Pacificon International Travelling Fellowship 2009 Fellowship – IAGES (FIAGES) 2009 Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS) 2009 First prize in Apollo Annual Medi Quiz 1999 First rank in M.B.B.S (Calicut University) 1999 Best Outgoing student in M.B.B.S (Kozhikkode Medical College) 1999 Gold medals in Pathology, Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 1994 –1999 General Surgery

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