|Dr K Prakash is a GI Surgeon with keen interest in Laparoscopic Surgeries & Hepatobiliary diseases and surgery. He is currently the chief GI Surgeon in PVS Memorial Hospital, Kaloor, Kochi. My unit is a specialized centre for all GI laparoscopic procedures and has five other full time surgeons working with me. The track record of the init is over 4800 successful laparoscopic surgeries, probably the highest in Kerala. This unit has performed maximum number of colonic & rectal resection for benign lesions and for cancer in the state.
Positions Held :
• Course Coordinator : DNB GI Surgery, PVS Memorial Hospital Kaloor, Kochi
• President Gut Club Cochin, Kerala.
• Treasurer Association of Surgical Gastroenterologists of Kerala
• Chief Coordinator PACE program for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery training.
• Chief coordinator for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery training with Ethicon Endosurgery.
Membership of Scientific Bodies:
• Life Member of the Indian Medical Association
• Life member of Kerala Chapter of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology.
• Life member Association of Surgeons of India.
• Life member Indian Association of Surgical gastroenterology.
• Life member Indian Chapter of Hepatobiliary Association
• Life member Indian Society of Gastroenterology.
• Life member of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
• Life member Indian Pancreas Club.
Permanent Address :
Soniya Nagar, PJ Antony Road,
Medical Qualifications :
• Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS)- Medical College, Trichur (University of Calicut), Kerala, India - October 1990.
• Master of Surgery (M.S), (General Surgery)Medical College Baroda (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda), Gujarat, India. December 1995.
• Master of Chirurgery (MCh), (Surgical Gastroenterology) – Medical College Trivandrum
• AFSA (Attestation de Formation Specialisee Approfondie) at University of Pierre et Curie- Paris-6 after working as resident for one year in the division of Hepatobiliary and Liver transplantation unit, Hospital Beaujon, Clichy, University of Paris, France.
Special trainings undertaken:
• Workshop on hands-on training and animal lab in Micro Vascular surgery, Ethicon Training centre, Chennai, September 2005.
• Certificate course in training of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Kyungpook National University, Taegu, S. Korea, June 2006.
• Fellowship course in Bariatric Surgery: PACE training program at AV Hospital and Vikram Hospital, Bangalore.
Posts held after primary medical qualifications:
• Joined three-year residency course for MS in General Surgery at Medical College, Baroda affiliated to Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda on 30.061992 to 29.06.95. Worked as senior resident for 6 months after completing MS degree at Department of Surgery, University of Baroda.
• Joined the MCh course in Surgical Gastroenterology at Medical College, Trivandrum, affiliated to the University of Kerala and completed by July 1998.
• After obtaining MCh degree, I joined PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India as a consultant since July 1998. This busy gastroenterology unit receives patients from many parts of the country, for hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases. It provides most advanced and state-of-the-art facilities on open surgical, laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures. Worked until Nov 2001 at PVS Memorial Hospital. During this period I have performed independently and under supervision all complex Gastrointestinal and heptobiliary surgeries.
• Resident for the diploma AFSA, in the Department of visceral surgery, Hopital Beaujon, Paris from November 2002 to November 2003. I was selected for this scholarship by College de Medecin, University of Paris based on my academic merits from applicants world-wide. This centre is a tertiary referral centre for all complex liver and pancreatic surgeries and a busy transplant centre. This one-year training in surgery of liver and liver transplantation, allowed me to trained myself in complex Hepatobiliary surgeries and Liver Transplantation and was involved in scientific research as well. During the entire one year I was the resident – on call for the transplant programme and had opportunity to get hands-on experience in liver transplant surgery.
• Currently working as Chief of Gastrointestinal surgery in PVS Memorial Hospital. This busy Gastrointestinal surgery units are tertiary-level reference centres for complex gastrointestinal surgeries and perform all major Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. This unit has been practicing all major GI laparoscopic surgeries as well.
1. Extended ileopelvic lymphadenectomy for low rectal cancer. Annual Conference of the Kerala chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) held at Trivandrum, February 1997.
2. Predictors of morbidity and mortality in malignant extrahepatic biliary obstruction – Annual Conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (IASG), Madurai, September 1997.
3. Hand suture anastomosis in low anterior resection– an evaluation. Annual Conference of IASG, Madurai, September 1997.
4. Changing Patterns in presentation and post-surgical complications following surgery for chronic pancreatitis during era of therapeutic endoscopy– in the plenary session of the Annual Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Pune, October 1998.
5. Results of surgery for ulcerative colitis. Annual Conference of the Association of Surgeons of India, Thrissur, February 1999.
6. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis. Annual Conference Of Association of Surgeons of India, Thrissur, February 1999.
7. Association of pancreatic duct adenocarcinomas with chronic calcifying pancreatitis of the tropics. International Proceedings division, Recent Advances in Gastroenterlogical Carcinogenesis I, Hiroshima, Japan 1997.
8. Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: results of parenchyma conserving hepatic resection. H Ramesh, Prakash K, A Venugopal, V Lekha, G Jacob. HPB Surgery (accepted manuscript NO 564).
9. Brunner’s gland adenoma with circumferential duodenal involvement. Varma D, Prakash K, Augustine P, Mahadevan P, Ramesh H. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2001;20(6):243-4.
10. Primary tuberculous stricture of the oesophagus mimicking carcimona. Prakash. K Kuruvilla, V Lekha, A Venugopal, G Jacob, H Ramesh. Tropical Gastroenterology.
11. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: factors associated with conversion. Prakash. K, G. Jacob, V. Lekha, A. Venugopal, B. Venugopal, and H. Ramesh. Surgical endoscopy. 2002;16(1):180-183.
12. Reconstruction of portal vein using hepatic vein patch graft after combined hepatectomy and portal vein resection. Prakash K, Regimbeau JM, Belghiti J. Am J Surg 2003 Mar;185(3):230-1.
13. A high short-term survival justify extended resection for hepatocellular carcinoma with majorportal vein involvement. Prakash K, Regimbeau JM, Farges O, Sauvanet A, Belghiti J. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 Feb;7(2):282.
14. Port-site Tuberculosis after laparoscopy. Ramesh H, Prakash K, Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A, Venugopal B. Surg Endosc 2003 Mar 7.
15. Resection of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplantation. Lesurtel M, Prakash K, Regimbeau JM, Durand F, Sommacale D, Dondero F, Sauvanet A,Farges O, Valla D, Belghiti J. Presented in Journee du Francophones 2003. Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique 2003; 27 HS1: p A18.
16. Are Some Cases of Infected Pancreatic Necrosis Treatable without Intervention? Ramesh H, Prakash K, Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A: Dig Surg 2003;20:296-300 (DOI: 10.1159/000071694).
17. Biliary access loops for intrahepatic stones: results of jejunoduodenal anastomosis. Ramesh H, Prakash K, Kuruvilla K, Philip M, Jacob G, Venugopal B, Lekha V, Varma D. ANZ J Surg. 2003 May;73(5):306-12.
18. Resection Prior to Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Belghiti J, Cortes A, Abdalla EK, Régimbeau JM, Prakash K, Durand F, Sommacale D, Dondero F, Lesurtel M, Sauvanet A, Farges O, Kianmanesh R. Annals of Surgery 2003; 238(6):885-893.
19. Multidisciplinary approach in the long-term management of intrahepatic stones: Indian experience. Prakash K, Ramesh H, Jacob G, Venugopal A, Lekha V, Varma D, Ramesh GN, AugustineP. Indian J Gastroenterol 2004; 23 (6): 209-213.
20. Factors related to positive outcome with the use of Intraoperative enteroscopy in suspected small bowel pathology: an analysis. Prakash K, Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A, Philip M, Shakeer VK, Mukkada RJ, Ramesh H. 12th Annual conference, ISG Kerala Chapter. Feb 2005.
21. Panelist on Panel discussion on carcinoma pancreas. National CME of IASG, Baroda Gujarat, November 2005.
22. Late re-operation in Chronic Pancreatitis. Prakash K, G Jacob, Lekha V, Manoj Jacob, A Venugopal, H Ramesh. September 2005, IHPBA 2005, Ahemadabad, India.
23. Surgery for chronic pancreatitis in patients with portal hypertension. Gandhi M, Jacob M, Jacob G, Lekha V, Venugopal A, Prakash K, Ramesh H. September 2005, IHPBA 2005, Ahmedabad, India. Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma:Management issues. Invited lecture, Gut Club Trivandrum, April 2006.
25. Total Laparoscopic anterior resection for carcinoma colorectum:an anaysis. Prakash K, Deepak Varma, Bejoy Abraham. ASI Annual Conference, May 2006, Kochi.
26. Recent developments in the field of Liver Surgery. Invited Lecture, Surgical Club, Kollam, June 2006.
27. Laparoscopic resection for carcinoma rectum: Panelist on Panel discussion on Staplers in Surgical Practice. Gut Club, Thrissur. June 2006.
28. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery: preliminary experience. Prakash K, Deepak Varma, Mahendra Rajan, Bejoy Abraham. Best Paper Award ISG mid-Term Conference, Kollam, October 2006.
29. Surgery for Crohn’s Disease involving Small Bowel. Prakash K, Deepak Varma, Ramesh GN, Mathew Philip. Best Poster Award. ISG Mid-Term Conference, Kollam, Oct 2006.
30. Laparoscopic Surgery for Carcinoma Colon: Does laparoscopic surgery meet Oncological principles? Panel Discussion on Carcinoma Colon. Annual CME ASI Kerala Chapter November 2006.
31. New Developments in the filed of GI Laparoscopy. IMA meet, Kollam November 2006.
32. Laparoscopic Surgery for Carcinoma Colon: Oncological perspective. Invited Lecture in Workshop and CME on Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery. Maxx Health Care Hospital New Delhi, December 2006.
33. Anatomical basis of Liver resection: Invited Lecture in India-Singapore Meeting in Liver Tumours. Trivandrum Decemeber 2006.
34. Minimally Invasive Surgery: New Horizons. Invited Lecture, State Annual Meet, KGMOA, Kochi January 2007.
35. Surgery in Patients with Cirrhosis of Liver: Gut Club Ernakulam. July 2007.
36. Laparoscopic Anterior resection: Invited faculty and moderator for operative session. ACSIRCON 2007, Ahmedabad, September 2007.
37. Laparoscopic anterior resection and Abdominoperineal resection: video presentation. Invited Faculty, Annual CME, ACSIRCON, Mangalore, November 2007.
38. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: video presentation. Invited faculty, ASGKCON January 2008, Kochi.
39. Laparoscopic low anterior resection: Videolecture. 7th AETF Task force workshop meeting. Feb 2008, Shanghai, China.
40. Laparoscopic Versus Open Colonic Resections for Left Sided Colonic Tumors: Short Term Results of 62 patients. Prakash K, Deepak Varma, Mahendra Rajan, Bejoy Abraham. Best short paper award ASI Annual Conference, May 2008.
41. Role of liver transplantation in Alcoholic Liver disease. Invited lecture CME on Alcoholic Liver Disease, Kollam, July 2008.
42. Surgical treatment for small bowel Crohn's disease: An experience of 28 cases
K Prakash1, Deepak Varma1, Pushpa Mahadevan2, Ramesh G N, Mathew Philip. Indian J Gatroenterology 2008;27(1):12-15.
43. Recent development in the surgery for Carcinoma Pancreas. Invited lecture, 2nd Annual Conference of Karnataka state ISG meet, November 2008.
44. Blood less Liver resection. Invited lecture, 2nd Annual Conference of Association of Surgical Gastroenterologists of Kerala., Calicut, January 2009.
45. Surgery for Carcinoma Pancreas, Panel discussion. Invited panelist, CME medical College Thrissur, March 2009.
46. Cystic Neoplasm of Pancreas. Invited lecture, CME Medical College Thrissur, March 2009.
47. Incomplete Doughnut after anterior resection. Invited Lecture, Annual Conference of Indian Society of Surgical Gastroenterology, Mumbai. November 2009.
48. Outcome of pancreatic ascites in patients with tropical calcific
a. pancreatitis managed using a uniform treatment protocol.
b. Prakash Kurumboor • Deepak Varma • Mahendra Rajan • Naduthottam Palanisami • Kamlesh Roshin Paulose •Ramesh Ganesh Narayanan • Mathew Philip. Indian J Gastroenterol 28:102-6. 2009.
49. Laparoscopic Colonic Resection for Rectosigmoid Colonic Tumours: A Retrospective Analysis and Comparison with Open Resection. Prakash Kurumboor; Varma, Deepak; Rajan, Mahendra; Kamlesh, Naduthottam; Zacharias, Prakash; Ganesh Narayanan, Ramesh; Philip, Mathew. Indian Journal of Surgery, Volume 72, Number 4, August 2010 , pp. 318-322(5).
50. Acute Pancreatitis: relevance of scoring systems in the management. Invited lecture, ISG Kerala Chapter Annual Conference, Calicut 2010.
51. Massive Bowel gangrene due to vascular occlusion. Invited lecture, ASI peripheral meet Kollam, 2010.
52. Crohn’s disease of small bowel: An update on do’s and don’ts in surgery. Invited Lecture, IASG National Conference IASG 2010.
53. Duct Disconnection syndrome following severe acute pancreatitis. Invited Lecture, International Pancreatic club Conference, November 2010, Kochi, India.
54. The value of drain fluid amylase in predicting postoperative pancreatic fistula: Is ISGPF definition and its modifications clinically relevant? Prakash K, Deepak Varma, Mahendra Rajan, Kamalesh NP, Noushad Babu. International Pancreatic club Conference, November 2010, Kochi, India
55. Perianal Crohn’s disease. Invited Lecture, ISG Kerala Chapter Annual Conference, February 2011, Munnar, Kerala.
56. Gastric Volvulus: Video presentation and review of Literature. CME on Stomach diseases, SN Medical College, April 2011, Paravur, Kerala