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Bariatric Surgery
Dr. RAVI KANTH R Dr. RAVI KANTH R

Dr. Ravi Kanth R is a board certified Bariatric and Metabolic surgeon who has worked in Vikram Hospital Bangalore and other institutes in Kerala. His basic training and surgical residency was at St Johns National Academy of Health Sciences Bangalore, and completed a 2-year fellowship in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore. He is the life member of OSSI (The Obesity Surgery Society of India) with affiliation to IFSO (The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders). He previously headed the bariatric surgery department at Medical Trust Hosptial Kochi, prior to becoming the lead bariatric surgeon in Rajagiri Hospital. He has also completed fellowships in Minimal Invasive Surgery (FIAGES, FMAS). Along with his expertise in advance laparoscopy he has vast experience in surgical trauma and general surgery.

 qualifications

MBBS
ST. JOHN’S NATIONAL ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, BANGALORE.


MS-GENERAL SURGERY
ST. JOHN’S NATIONAL ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, BANGALORE.


FMBS
RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, BANGALORE


FIAGES
COIMBATORE, TAMIL NADU


FMAS
THRISSUR, KERALA

WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Consultant Surgeon (Bariatric, GI and General surgery) at Medical trust hospital Kochi & Vypin (March 2016-Feb 2017)
  • Department of GI surgery and Bariatric surgery, Vikram Hospital, Bangalore (Sep 2014- Feb 2016).
  • Department of GI surgery and Bariatric surgery, A.V Hospital, Bangalore (Feb 2014- Aug 2014).
  • Consultant Surgeon at St. John’s Hospital, Kattappana, Kerala (May 2010-2014.)
  • Senior Resident at St. John’s Medical college hospital (Jun 2009- May 2010)
EXPERTISE
  • Surgical and non-surgical weight loss management
  • Bariatric & Metabolic surgeries for Obesity, Obesity with co morbidities-Diabesity (Obesity+Diabetes), Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, OSA (Obstructive sleep apnea), Infertility secondary to Obesity
  • Revisional bariatric surgery
  • Childhood obesity
  • Minimal Access laparoscopic Surgeries (key hole surgeries) – General and Advanced
  • Surgical trauma care and all types of general surgeries
  • Diabetic foot management
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Life member of OSSI-The Obesity Surgery Society of India, affiliated to IFSO- The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders
  • Life member of ASI-Association of Surgeons of India
  • Life member of IAGES (Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons)
  • Life member of AMASI
  • Life member of IMA -Indian Medical Association
CONFERENCE & PAPER PRESENTATIONS
  • Best scientific presenter in 1st year MBBS
  • Poster presentation at IFSO Canada 2014 on Early experience of Banded Sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity.
  • ICSICON 2014, Bangalore - Operative workshop on general and advanced laparoscopy
  • In the organizing team of PACE programme (Bariatric training programe in Oct 2014 and Nov 2015)
  • In OSSICON 2015, Mumbai – 3 presentations
    1. Video presentation of technique of Banded sleeve Gastrectomy
    2. Paper presentation: Prospective comparative study of Banded sleeve Gastrectomy vs Sleeve Gastrectomy.
    3. Poster presentation on Obesity surgery- Post bariatric surgery results in obese patients with infertility.
  • Bangalore surgical society meeting 2014 - Early experience of Banded sleeve Gastrectomy for morbid obesity.
  • PESICON-Kuppam, Nov 2014 - Advances in Bariatric surgery.
  • Bangalore surgical society meeting May 2015-Paper titled “Decade of Bariatric and metabolic surgery- Revisted”.
  • RHN Shenoy Surgical meet, Aug 2015- part of the operating team.
  • International College of Surgeons ICS, Sep 2015- National Surgical update – part of the operating team.
  • Bariatric support group meeting - one of the group leaders (which is organized once in 2 months since 2014-2016.)
  • Organizing Secretary for Live laparoscopic Hernia Surgery workshop for East Kerala with Dr. John AC Thanakumar (IAGES-President) in Jan 2011.
  • Rare case of middle ear adenoma extension into the middle cranial Fossa- presented in annual neurosurgery meeting held in Bangalore (May 2007).
  • Paper presentation in Bangalore Surgical Society Meeting Aug 2008- Dilemma in decision making in patients requiring Laparotomy.
  • Poster presentation in Bangalore surgical society meeting Aug 2006- traumatic pancreatic injuries.
RESEARCH TOPICS & PUBLICATIONS
  • Breast abscess, an early indicator for diabetes mellitus in non-lactating women: a retrospective study from rural India. World J Surg. 2012 May;36(5):1195-8. doi: 10.1007/s00268-012-1502-7.
  • Lymphangioma of the spleen: A rare tumor rarely seen in an adult. A case report and a comprehensive literature review' - 'Euro-asian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology'.
  • Retroperitoneal Appendicitis: A Surgical Dilemma. Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology, January-June 2013;3(1):83-84. 83.
  • Prospective Comparative Evaluation Of Laparoscopic Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy (LBSG) with a GaBP RingTM VS. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG): Preliminary Report With Up To 2 Years Follow Up. Obesity Surgery Journal (Editorial review stage).
  • Is Banded sleeve the answer for single staged procedure in patients with super obesity (Editorial review stage).
  • A case of celiac artery and inferior mesenteric artery thrombosis in a patient with protein C & S deficiency." The Southeast Asian Journal of Case Report and Review 4 (2015), 1931-1937.
  • Ileo-sigmoid knot-rare presentation, Indian J Surg. 2010 Apr;72(2):140-2. doi: 10.1007/s12262-010-0023-6. Epub 2010 Jul 1.
  • A case of portal vein thrombosis with gas secondary to acute appendicitis. Indian J Surg (In editorial review)
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