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Brief About Dr. Prakash K

Dr. Prakash K is one of Kerala’s most sought-after surgeons in the field of Surgical Gastroenterology. He has over 17 years of experience and has studied at some of the best schools in Europe and India. Dr. Prakash earned his MBBS at the University of Calicut and his MS (Surgery) at the Medical College of Baroda. Also, he then went on to Medical College Trivandrum to pursue his MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology). In the meantime, at the University of Pierre et Curie in Paris, he completed his AFSA (Attestation de Formation Specialisee Approfondie). Also, he had received specialised training in areas including as-

  • Ethicon Training Centre, Chennai, held a workshop on hands-on training and an animal lab in Micro Vascular Surgery.
  • Kyungpook National University in Taegy, South Korea, offers a certificate degree in laparoscopic Colorectal surgery training.

Moreover, he has successfully completed over 16000 open GI surgeries and 5000 GI laparoscopic surgeries. In the state, his team has performed the most colonic and rectal resections for benign lesions and malignancy. Additionally, he is also the first surgeon in Kerala to conduct laparoscopic cholecystectomy and colorectal resection with a single incision. On the other hand, his Clinical Interests lies in Complex hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and advanced laparoscopic operations.

Paper Publications

  • Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: results of parenchyma conserving hepatic resection. H Ramesh, Prakash K, A Venugopal, V Lekha, G Jacob. HPB Surgery 53;2003: 124-7.
  • 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.
  • Primary tuberculous stricture of the oesophagus mimicking carcimona. Prakash. K Kuruvilla, V Lekha, AVenugopal, G Jacob, H Ramesh. Tropical Gastroenterology. 10.: 2001;22(3):143-144.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 GastrointestSurg 2003 Feb;7(2):282
  • Port-site Tuberculosis after laparoscopy. Ramesh H, Prakash K,Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A, Venugopal B. SurgEndosc 2003 Mar 7.
  • At Last, Hepatocellular carcinoma resection prior to liver transplantation. Lesurtel M, Prakash K, Regimbeau JM, Durand F, Sommacale D, Dondero F, SauvanetA,Farges O, Valla D, Belghiti J. Presented in Journee du Francophones 2003. Gastroentérologie Clinique etBiologique 2003; 27 HS1: p A18.

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  • MBBS, 1990, Medical College, University of Calicut, Kerala
  • MCh, Medical College Trivandrum
  • MS, Medical College Baroda
  • Fellowship, PACE training program at AV Hospital and Vikram Hospital, Bangalore.
Work Experience Of Dr. Prakash K
  • Consultant, Aster Medcity Kochi
  • P V S Memorial Hospital

Best Poster Award. ISG Mid-Term Conference, Kollam, Oct 2006: Surgery for Crohn’s Disease involving Small Bowel.
Best Paper Award ISG mid-Term Conference, Kollam, October 2006: Laparoscopic colorectal surgery: preliminary experience.
Best Paper award ASI Annual Conference, May 2008. Laparoscopic Versus Open Colonic Resections for Left Sided Colonic Tumors: Short Term Results of 62 patients.
Best Paper Award and Palanivelu Gold medal in 8th International Congress ofAmasicon, Indore, India,September 2013. An Audit of 423 Elective Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeries in a Tertiary Care Center.
Best Paper Award in IASG National Conference, October 2013, Kolkatta, India.A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on use of Octreotide in patients with Soft Pancreas undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy.
Chief Course Co-Ordinator and faculty: Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery training program, , Ethicon Endosurgery

  • Surgical Gastroenterologist ,
  • Complex hepatobiliary,
  • Pancreatic surgeries,
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgeries.
  • Colon Cancer Treatment
  • Crohn's Disease Treatment
  • Liver Transplant
  • Stomach Cancer Treatment
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