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buton Dr. Ravishankar K.D.
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Specialist Surgery Singapore Pte Ltd
#02-35, Gleneagles Hospital
Napier Road, Singapore - 258500

Tel: 0065 64790608, Fax: 0065 64797608
E-mail: diddapur@yahoo.com.sg
About us : Dr. Ravishankar K.D.
  M.B.B.S., M.S. (GenSurg - Bombay). F.R.C.S. (Glas). F.R.C.S. (GenSurg - Transplant).
Hesperis Diploma in Transplantation (ECOT). F.A.M.S. (GenSurg – Singapore).

Hospital Affiliations

Gleneqagles Hospital, Singapore
Board Certification & License

GMC Registration (U.K.)

Full Registration number – 4372963
CCST – Specialist Registration in Surgery
SMC Registration Full Registration number – 10721B
SMC Certificate of Surgery)
Specialist Registration
No. 002368(SAB in General
Indian Medical Registration (License) Full Registration 1987, KMC 26401 & MMC
SMLE Certification (License) Certificate number 0 - 557 - 531 - 1
Surgical Experience in Singapore (NUH)
01-11-05 - 20-05-07
Consultant in Liver Transplant Surgery and Head, Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery,
National University Hospital
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119074
11-02-2004 – 20-05-07
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore,
Performed the first three(only three) liver transplants in patients with portal vein thrombosis at NUH. This has also included the only paediatric patient with portal vein thrombosis who also had hepatopulmonary syndrome with low PaO2. All of them were discharged well from the hospital. Performed the first living donor hepatectomy for liver transplant, Portal & Hepatic Vein anastomosis for the liver transplant in Semarang, Indonesia.
Performed all the in house, living donor hepatectomies for liver transplants at NUH during the last two & half years, without any morbidity/mortality.
Performed lap cholecystectomy in patients with gangrenous gall bladder, cirrhotic patients and in patients with poor cardiac function (EF<30%). The latter is under preparation for publication. This has been done with 0% bile duct injury and maintaining a conversion rate in the region of 5%.
Performed liver transplants in rats for research purposes and pancreatic islets equivalent injection into renal subcapsule and omentum for diabetic research.
Maintained a nil mortality for all my hepatectomies during the last 4 years with a bile leak rate of less than 3%. Performed Whipple’s operation with 30 day mortality of nil during the last 4 years though the numbers for the latter have been small.
As head of the division, performed major surgeries such as Whipples procedure in patients with Hep B Cirrhosis. On literature search in English language, there were 4 such previously submitted cases and ours has been submitted as, perhaps the fifth case. In addition to this also performed major liver resections in similarly cirrhotic patients.
Scholastic Achievemets
HMDP Fellowship for Right Lobe Living Donor Liver Transplant by the ministry of Health & manpower development, Singapore.
First Prize in Clinical Section of Walsgrave Research Poster Day in conjunction with University of Warwick, Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry
M.B.B.S : Distinctions in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine. 3rd rank in final M.B.B.S Mysore University.
1st Prize in State Medical quiz - Bangalore, Karnataka state - April 1989.
Gold Medal State Inter-medical Quiz - Bellary, Karnataka state - September 1985.
Government of India National Merit Scholarship 1979 - 87.
Postgraduate Merit Scholarship 1990 - 92.
Membership of International Organisations
International Liver Transplant Society
International Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Society
Asian Society of Transplantation
British Transplantation Society
European Society of Transplantation
ELSA – Life member
BMA Member
SMA Member
Invited Lectures
Hepatic Transplantation Current Status and Future Progress.
“Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology – Annual Conference”
Held at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Chandigarh, INDIA. From September 8-11, 2005.
Liver Transplant for Hepatocellular Carcinoma- Latest Surgical advances.
“Liver Transplantation Update 2005” Held at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Friday, 3rd June 2005.
Liver Transplant for Acute Liver failure
NHG Annual Scientific Congress 2004. Held at Raffles City, Convention Centre, Singapore. From 9 – 10 October 2004.
Liver transplantation for HCC and Post Operative Management.
Liver Transplantation Symposium. Held at the Capitol Hotel, Raj Bhavan Road,
Bangalore. India. 24th August 2004.
Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. The 1st International Symposium Exchange of Memorandum of Understanding Between Cengkareng Hospital and National University Hospital, Cengkareng Hospital, Jakarta. November 2003.
Laparoscopic Liver Resection. International College of Surgeons, Indian Chapter, National Surgical Update at The Kempe Gowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. INDIA from 21/08/06 to 25/08/06.
“Special Guest Lecture” on Liver Transplantation, Recent Advances and Long Term Results at The Annual Conference of the “Association of Surgeons of India” Held at Banaras Hindu University from 26/12/06 to 30/12/06.
“ Living Donor Hepatectomy – Donation” At the 1st Anniversary of 1st Liver Transplant in Indonesia at the University of Deponegro – Dr Kariadi Hospital, Semarang, Indonesia on 1st October 2007.
“ Liver transplant, Surgical techniques and long term results – An Asian Perspective”. At the XVII Indian Society of Transplantation. Bangalore, India. From 5th to 7th October 2007.

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