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Senthil Kumar Ganapathi

DR. Senthil Kumar Ganapathi

REGISTRATION: Tamil Nadu Medical Council Reg No: 64972

Date of Birth: 25.10.1976


  • FRCS (Exit)
    Joint Committee of Intercollegiate Examinations (UK)
    Awarded – March 2015
  • MD (Research)
    St. George’s University of London
    Completed – December 2014
  • MRCSEd
    Royal College of Surgeons
    Edinburgh, March 2006
  • MS General Surgery
    Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital,
    Chennai, India, July 2004
  • MBBS
    Coimbatore Medical College & Hospital
    Coimbatore, India, January 2000


  • Consultant Surgeon
    Laparoscopic & Colorectal
    Since 15 Apr 2015
    GEM Hospital & Research Centre Coimbatore
  • Member Secretary (Honorary)
    Since Jan 2020
    GEM Research Ethics Committee


  • Specialist Registrar
    Colorectal Surgery
    01 Oct 2014 to 31 Mar 2015
    Colchester General Hospital Colchester
  • Specialist Registrar
    Colorectal & Upper GI
    02 Oct 2013 to 30 Sep 2014
    St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust Tooting, London
  • LAT General Surgery
    03 Oct 2012 to 01 Oct 2013
    West Cumberland Hospital Whitehaven
  • LAT General Surgery
    Colorectal & HPB
    01 Oct 2011 to 30 Sep 2012
    University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
  • Clinical Research Fellow (MD)
    Colorectal Surgery
    01 Dec 2008 to 30 Sep 2011
    St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London
  • Specialist Registrar
    General Surgery
    Feb 2008 to Nov 2008
    Newham University Hospital NHS Trust London
  • Clinical Fellow
    General Surgery
    Nov 2005 to Feb 2008
    Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Senior House Officer
    General Surgery
    Jul 2004 to Nov 2005
    Watford General Hospital, London
  • Post-graduate trainee
    MS General Surgery
    May 2001 to Apr 2004
    Madras Medical College & Hospital
  • CRRI
    Jan 1999 to Jan 2000
    Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore


  • ACRSI/ABBOTT Excellence award for Best Original Video – Laparoscopic TPC with IPAA – First prize at ACRSICON 2020
  • ACRSI/ABBOTT Excellence award for Best Original Research – Biofeedback therapy in anorectal disorders – Second prize at PROCTOLOGY/ACRSICON 2019
  • ACRSI/ABBOTT Excellence award for Best Original Research – Laparoscopic anterior resection – Analysis of technique over 1000 cases – First prize at ACRSICON 2018
  • Award of MD(Research) from St. George’s University of London, 2015
  • Research Grant Award (£3000) from the Equipment Committee at St. George’s University of London, Feb 2010
  • Poster of Distinction – awarded by British Society of Gastroeneterology (BSG), 2013


  • Ganapathi SK, Subbiah R, Rudramurthy S, Kakkilaya H, Ramakrishnan P, Chinnusamy P. Laparoscopic anterior resection: Analysis of technique over 1000 cases. J Min Access Surg (Accepted)
  • Ganapathi SK, Subbiah R, Rudramurthy S, Kakkilaya H, Ramakrishnan P, Chinnusamy P. Laparoscopic Posterior rectopexy for complete rectal prolapse – Is it the ideal procedure for males? J Min Access Surg (Accepted)
  • Khan, I. A., Ganapathi, S. K., Rajapandian, S., & Palanivelu, C. (2020). Laparoscopic-assisted resection of jejunal GIST with Acute Gastrointestinal Bleed. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 6(1), 35-37.
  • Khan I, Ganapathi S et al., Stump appendicitis single centre experience: a retrospective study. International Surgery Journal, 2020. 7: p. 1899.
  • Krishna S, Ganapathi S, Ster IC, Saeed ME, Cowan M, Finlayson C, Kovacsevics H, Jansen H, Kremsner PG, Efferth T, Kumar D. A Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study of Oral Artesunate Therapy for Colorectal Cancer. EBioMedicine. 2014 Nov 15;2(1):82-90.
  • Ganapathi SK, Beggs AD, Hodgson S, Kumar D. Expression and DNA methylation of TNF, IFNG & FOXP3 in colorectal cancer and their prognostic significance. British Journal of Cancer. 2014 Oct 14;111(8):1581-9.
  • Ganapathi S, Roberts G, Mogford S, Bahlmann B, Ateleanu B, Kumar N. Epidural analgesia provides effective pain relief in patients undergoing open liver surgery. Br J Pain. 2015 May;9(2):78-85.
  • Ganapathi S, Farooq AH, Ghosh S. Large bowel obstruction in an obese woman. Gastroenterology. 2011 Dec;141(6):1978, 2279.
  • Ganapathi S, Katsoulas N. Emergency catheter insertion with a tight urethral stricture and empty bladder. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011 Sep;93(6):492.
  • Katsoulas N, Ganapathi S, Hagger R. Wound irrigation before abdominal computed tomography scanning. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 May 16.
  • Ganapathi S, Kumar D, Katsoulas N, Melville D, Hodgson S, Finlayson C, Hagger R. Colorectal cancer in the young: trends, characteristics and outcome. Int JColorectal Dis. 2011 Jul;26(7):927-34.
  • Ganapathi S, Villa F, Perera R, Wan A. Ectopic pancreas, intussusception, and a ruptured mesenteric band: an unusual association. Clin Anat. 2011 Jan;24(1):128-32.
  • Patel SD, Patel H, Ganapathi S, Marshall N. Day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy carried out using the harmonic scalpel: analysis of a standard procedure. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2010 Feb;20(1):20-3.
  • Ganapathi S, Evans G, Hargest R. Bilateral breast metastases of a renal carcinoma: a case report and review of the literature. BMJ Case Rep. 2008


  • Zumba dancing
  • Marathon Running
  • Table Tennis