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Urology
Dr Balagopal Nair Dr Balagopal Nair

Dr Balagopal Nair Tiyadath completed his MBBS and MS in general surgery from Ravindranath Tagore Medical college, Udaipur, Rajasthan in 2002. He complete his super speciality training in DNB Genitourinary surgery (Urology) from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Kochi in 2008 under renowned urologist Dr H Sanjay Bhat.

Following which he joined at AIMS, Kochi as a faculty in the same year. He continued there till April 2016 as a Professor in Urology and then moved to Rajagiri Hospitals
Dr Balagopal has 14 years of experience in Urology and 11 years of teaching experience. He has accumulated experience in Pediatric and reconstructive urology, laparoscopic urology and Renal transplantation (including laparoscopic donor nephrectomy). Dr Balagopal is passionate about pediatric and reconstructive urology and adrenal surgery (on which he has published).
Dr Balagopal was awarded the prestigious AUA /IAUA fellowship for the year 2015 as a part of which he spent a period of 2 months at the World renowned Pediatric urology centre at Cinicinnati Childrens Hospital, Ohio. He has also won numerous state, zonal and national awards in urology conferences.
Dr Balagopal is an avid teacher and mentored training to many postgraduates. He has instrumental in the conduct of USI mock exam for postgraduates in the year 2013 and also CUE for post graduates while at AIMS. He has to his credit publications in index journal and is also a reviewer for international journals.
Areas of Interest: Pediatric urology, reconstructive urology, Laparoscopy, renal transplantation, adrenal surgery

 qualifications

MBBS
RavindraNath Tagore, Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan University - Sept 1996
MS (Gen Surgery)
RavindraNath Tagore, Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan University - July 2002
DNB (Urology)
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi - Jan 2005  to  Dec 2007

EXPERIENCE
  • Surgical Residency - Ravindranathtagore Medical College, Udaipur, India – April2000 to May 2002
  • Senior Resident - Department of Podiatry, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,Kochi, India - July 2002 to Dec 2002                   
  • Senior Resident - Department of Urology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,Kochi, India - Dec 2002 to Dec 2005
  • DNB [Urology] Trainee - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India - January 2005 to December 2007           
  • Assistant Professor - Department of Urology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,Kochi, India – January 2008  to March 2011               
  • Associate professor - Department of Urology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,Kochi, India - March 2011 to 2014                   
  • Professor - Department of Urology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India – 2015
MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • Kochi Urology Club
  • Urological Society of India
  • Urological Association of Kerala
  • Association of Southern Urologists of India
AREAS OF INTEREST
  • Laparoscopic Urology
  • Pediatric and reconstructive urology
  • Renal transplantation
  • Adrenal surgery
  • Nephron sparing surgery
PUBLICATIONS
  • Sukumar S, Nair B, Sanjeevan KV, Mathew G, Bhat HS. Laparoscopic assisted dis-membered pyeloplasty in children: intermediate results. PediatrSurg Int. 2008 Apr; 24(4): 403-6. Epub 2008 Feb 12
  • Sukumar S, Khanna V, Nair B, Bhat HS. Adult presentation of congenital ectopic vas deferensinsertion into ureter with unilateral renal agenesis. SurgRadiol Anat. 2010 Jan;32(1):9-10. Epub 2009 Jul 23.
  • Concomitant laparoscopic urological procedures: Does it contribute to morbidity?Maurya K, Sivanandam SE, Sukumar S, Bhat S, Kumar G, Nair B.J Minim Access Surg. 2009 Jul-Sep;5(3):67-71.
  • Concomitant laparoscopic urological procedures - Does it contribute to morbidity?Maurya K, Sivanandam SE, Sukumar S, Bhat S, Kumar G, Nair B. J Minim Access Surg. 2010 Apr;6(2):56-7
  • Laparoscopic adrenal surgery in children: Lessons from a single centre experience.Sukumar S, Jadhav S, Nair B, Bhat SH, Kumar GP, Mathew G. J Minim Access Surg. 2011 Apr;7(2):141-4.
  • Bilateral simultaneous laparoscopic adrenalectomy in Cushing's syndrome: safe, effec-tive, and curative. Tiyadatah BN, Kalavampara SV, Sukumar S, Mathew G, Pooleri GK, Prasanna AT, Gopalakrishnan UA, Hattangadi SB. J Endourol. 2012 Feb;26(2):157-63. doi: 10.1089/end.2011.0295. Epub 2012 Jan 4.
  • Neo Adjuvant Treatment with Targeted Molecules for Renal Cell Cancer in Current Clinical Practise. GK Pooleri, TB Nair, KV Sanjeevan, A Thomas. Indian journal of surgical oncology 3 (2), 114-119   2012.
  • Indu KN, Lakshminarayana G, Anil M, Rajesh R, George K, Ginil K, Balagopal N et al. Is early removal of prophylactic ureteric stents beneficial in live donor renal transplantation?. Indian J Nephrol, 2012;22:275-9.
  • Editorial comment from Dr. Nair to "Laparoscopic simultaneous bilateral adrenalectomy for testosterone-secreting bilateral adrenal tumors". Nair B. Int J Urol. 2014 Jan;21(1):120. doi: 10.1111/iju.12198. Epub 2013 May 12.
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma Associated with Xp11.2 Translocation/TFE3 Gene Fusion: A Rare Case Report with Review of the Literature. Ahluwalia P, Nair B, Kumar G. Case Rep Urol. 2013;2013:810590. doi: 10.1155/2013/810590. Epub 2013 Dec 22.

 

PAPER PRESENTATION
  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: Initial experience. Video, SZUSICON 2007; Coimbatore.
  • Laparoscopic radical Prostatectomy: Lessons learnt. Video, USICON 2009; Indore
  • Complete remission of multiple synchronous metastatic RCC following palliative nephrectomy & adjuvant immunotherpay - a case report. Vijaywada Poster Prize Presentation, USICON 2009; Indore
  • An audit of preoperative medical management in pheochromocytoma. Podium, USICON 2011; Kolkota
  • Bilateral Simultaneous Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy in Cushing Syndrome - Safe, Effective and Curative. Vijayawada poster prize USICON 2011; Kolkota
  • UAKON 2014:
  • Laparoscopic pyelolithotomy- tips, tricks and lessons learnt Video presentation at USICON 2014 at New Delhi
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy – 10 yr single center Indian experience Podium presentation at USICON 2014 at New Delhi
  • SZ USICON 2014 Kochi: Panel discussion in Endourology one of the panelists
CONFERENCES ATTENDED
  • Annual USI Conference, 2-5 February 2007, Patna.
  • Annual South Zone Conference, 16-17 July 2006, Coimbatore
  • Annual USI Conference February 2009 Indore
  • Annual UAK conference Wythiri Kerala October 2009
  • Annual South Zone Conference, 2010, Thrissur
  • Annual USI Conference, Kolkota January 2011
  • Annual USI Conference17th -20th January 2013; Pune
  • Annual UAK conference Allepey Kerala October 2013
  • Annual USI Conference New Delhi; 28th -2nd Jan 2014
  • Annual South Zone Conference, 8-10 August 2014, Kochi
  • Annual American urology association May 15-19 2015 at New Orleans
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