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Soundappan

DR. S.SOUNDAPPAN

MBBS, MS (Gen.Surg), MRCS(Edin), DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology)
Fellow – Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplant

Contact: +91- 9619961501 / +91-9894493788
Email: drsoundappan.surgeon@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS


With specific interest in Liver surgery and transplant, he is currently a part of the first and only Indian Multi Organ Transplant program that does Pure Laparoscopic and Robotic donor Hepatectomies, Liver transplants and major Laparoscopic and Robotic hepatectomies for Liver cancers at GEM Hospital, Chennai. He has been part of more than 100 Open Living Donor Liver transplants and Liver resections in a dedicated Liver unit at AIG Hospital, Hyderabad.

He is also a highly skilled Surgical Gastroenterologist and has operated several complex supra major Hepato pancreatico biliary and ColoRectal cases, both Open and Advanced Laparoscopic.

CAREER & WORK EXPERIENCE


Starting his pursuit as a Doctor, he entered the field of Medicine standing second in the state in his medical entrance exam.

He graduated from his Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery, from the oldest and the most reputed college in India, the Madras Medical College. Starting from Day one of clinical medicine in his under graduation, his aspiration was to become a Surgeon.

He set his goals and entered the college which anyone would dream for surgical training, where India’s best surgeons have originated. Thereby he completed his Masters in Surgery from King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and he held a Senior registrar and a teaching post for a year in the same place. He honed his Laparoscopic surgery skills by getting trained under Dr. Abhay Dalvi, President of Association of Surgeons of India(ASI)

His passion for more complex gastrointestinal surgery grew and he went for a Super speciality training in the best Gastroenterology centre in India, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad. He got trained under three stalwart Gastroenterologists and Surgeons namely, Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy, Dr. G. V. Rao, Dr. Pradeep Rebala. He also got trained for the most difficult Gastroenterology Surgery – the Liver Transplant, both cadaver and Live Donor surgery under Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Transplant Surgeon from the Leeds, UK.

As a feather on his cap, he also holds a Membership of Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburg, Scotland, UK.

Holds several Publications with a few noteworthy below including a few in progress.

  • Fate of 500 referrals to a Liver Transplant surgery team at a Tertiary care center in India. Are we saving enough lives? In Acta scientific, October 2020.
  • Ex-vivo reconstruction of Right lobe liver graft with a Dacron Caval interposition graft for Budd-Chiari Syndrome without Veno-veno bypass in Acta scientific, November 2020.
  • Managing Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma – a team effort with several determinants of success: Why formulating a proforma to manage is better than managing from the memory.
  • Standardizing laparoscopic donor hepatectomy – catching up with the best. Expanding the first initial series in Indian subcontinent
  • Recipient outcomes post laparoscopic donor hepatectomy – a raw data. Is it time for widespread adoption?
  • Paper on ‘Recent innovations in hospitals – Is Robotics the future of Surgery?’ at the National Conference on Safe and Sustainable Hospitals conducted by Academy of Hospital Administration in Hyderabad.
  • Impact of Modified duct to mucosa (Buchler) and Binding PJ (Pengs) after Pancreaticoduodenectomy on functional and morphological changes in pancreatic remnant undergoing – Randomized control study in HPB, Vol 1, 2019, pg 318
  • Research article on “Comparison of chlorhexidine alcohol vs povidone iodine scrubs in hand cleansing in elective clean surgeries” in International journal of surgery. 2016

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS


  • Dr.Daniel S.C.Devadhar Research award for the best dissertation in Surgery.
  • First prize in TYSA (Torrent Young Scholar Award) in the field of Surgical gastroenterology and First prize in ASI-Maharashtra state chapter surgical quiz.
  • Certified professionals for quality implementation in hospitals (CPQIH) certificate conducted by Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO)
  • ‘Advanced Trauma Life Support’, conducted by American College of Surgeons.
  • ‘Good Clinical Practices’, Conducted by National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Health, NIDA-NIH-US.