Dr. H. Ramesh

Senior Consultant & Director of Surgical Gastroenterology, VPS Lakeshore
Dr. H. Ramesh has extensive experience of over 36 years in Gastrointestinal Surgery. He has expertise in chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic and periampullary carcinoma, hepatic and bile duct tumours, basic and advanced laparoscopic surgery, and non-operative treatment of haemorrhoids. Dr. Ramesh has performed the first Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Kerala state and pioneer to the basic and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He acquired FACS (Fellow of American College of Surgeons) in 1996 and FRCS (Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons) in 2006. He received several awards including Young Clinicians Award (1994) and International Award for Young Surgeons (1995). He has membership in various associations including Indian Medical Association, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons, Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology, Indian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Society for Organ Retrieval and Transplantation, and HPB Society. He has about 100 papers published in national and international journals and 13 book chapters in medical volumes to his credit.
Hospital
  • VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala, India

Experience
  • Director at Digestive Disease Center, Kochi (July 2016 - Present)
  • Chief Surgeon at PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi (November 1992 – November 2005)
  • Chief Surgeon at Deva Matha Hospital, Koothattukulam (December 1987 – November 1992)

Education
  • MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai (1973 – 1979)
  • MS (General Surgery) from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh (1981 - 1985)
  • MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology) from Madras University (1987)

Fellowship and Training
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons in 1996
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, England in 2006

Paper Presentations
  • 'Tropical pancreatitis - long term results of surgery' - World Congress of Gastroenterology in Los Angeles, California, USA, October 1994
  • 'Risk factors for mortality following pancreaticoduodenectomy' - 95th Annual Congress of the Japan Surgical Society in Nagoya, April 1995

Awards
  • Two Gold Medals in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Certificates of Merit in Internal Medicine and Forensic Medicine
  • Bronze Medal in MS General Surgery
  • Young Clinicians Award at the World Congress of Gastroenterology, Los Angeles, California, USA in October 1994
  • International Award for Young Surgeons at the 95th Annual Congress of the Japan Surgical Society, Nagoya in April 1995

Focus Areas
  • Gastro Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

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