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Future Woman

Surgeon Speak

  • He came back from the brink

    (A new column– From the Surgeon’s Diary- is introduced with this issue of Future Medicine. It could be a medically significant incident in the life of a surgeon, be it a unique surgery or the survival of a patient against all odds. It could also be an eye-opener to all of us as the instances described here by the surgeons are about the endearing faith and undying human spirit as well as remarkable skills of surgeons/caretakers.) ... Read more
  • ‘A surgeon should be dedicated and compassionate’

    Dr Arivazhagan is a cardiacthoracic and vascular surgeon in Medi Hope Super Speciality Hospital. He did his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Bengaluru Medical College. He did Mch from Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bengaluru. Dr Arivazhagan specialises in beating heart, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and valve surgeries. With a rich experience of over 20 years, he was also a visiting consultant with National Hospital, Colombo, and Male Medicals, Maldives. He has presented ... Read more
  • ‘A surgeon should have 3Cs’

    Dr Vijay Ramachandran is the only qualified Surgical Gastroenterologist in Mangalore and Dakshina Kannada district. He did MBBS and MS at Calicut Medical College and MCh in GI Surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has also obtained FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He received training in some of the finest institutions in India and abroad, including AIIMS, New Delhi, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, MSKCC, New York, and Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. His areas of interest include Laparoscopic ... Read more
  • Maintain equality in treatments

    Dr S Sudheendran, who works at Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, is Kerala’s first liver transplantation surgeon. He has completed 166 transplantations so far, with a success rate of over 80 per cent. He is the third Indian surgeon to conduct more than 100 liver transplantations. In an interview with Future Medicine, this socially committed surgeon talks about the need to bridge the rich-poor gap while providing quality healthcare ... Read more
  • Improve facilities at Govt hospitals

    Dr Satish Bhat is an Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery at Yenepoya Medical College and Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Arogya Specialty Clinic, Falnir, Mangalore. Over the past 10 years, he has conducted about 3,000 reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures. In an interaction with Future Medicine, Dr Satish Bhat shares his experiences ... Read more
  • ‘Why different price tags for same drug’

    Dr K K Shanbhogue is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, and a Senior General Surgeon at Kasargod Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala. He had completed his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College in 1972, MD in 1975, and MS in 1978. After that, he had joined the Kerala Government Service and served it for six years. In an interaction with Future Medicine, Dr Shanbhogue shares his experiences as a surgeon ... Read more