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SWAMINATHAN SAMBANDAM

MBBS, M.S. (GENERAL SURGERY), MRCS (Edin.), ABDOMINAL TRANSPLANT FELLOWSHIP (USA).

Senior Consultant and Head
Department of Liver and Multi-Organ
Transplant Surgery
GEM Hospital and Research Institute
Chennai and Coimbatore
Tamilnadu, India

Date of Birth: 9 March 1976
Contact: +91 9940329376 +91 8925643923
Email: drsam76@yahoo.com


Address

43 Third Main Road Lakshminagar
Porur, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu 600116
India

QUALIFICATIONS


Primary Medical Qualification

Nov 1993 – May 1999
MBBS
Chengalpattu Medical College Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, Tamilnadu India.

Specialist Qualifications and Training

July 2000 – May 2003
Masters in Surgery (M.S.) General Surgery
Madras Medical College Hospital Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, Tamilnadu India.

Oct. 2005
MRCS Reg. no. 53671
Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, UK

Oct 2006 – Oct 2008
ASTS Transplant Fellowship
University of Iowa Hospital USA.

FIELD OF EXPERTISE AND WORK EXPERIENCE


  • Fellowship Training in Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation from USA
  • 12 years of work experience in Multi-Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic surgery in the UK and Australia.
  • Developed and Headed the Multi-organ Transplant and HPB unit at PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore from 2016 to 2019
  • Liver Transplant – Performed more than 400 Liver transplants including Cadaveric and Live Donor Liver Transplants
  • Kidney Transplant – Performed more than 750 kidney transplants (Cadaveric and Living Donor)
  • Pancreas Transplant – Performed hundreds of Pancreas and Kidney-Pancreas Transplant.
  • Performed hundreds of Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomies.
  • Extensive experience in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgeries (HPB) and performed more than 2000 complex HPB surgeries including minimal access HPB surgeries.
  • Extensive experience in Vascular and dialysis access surgeries.
  • Authored several publications and articles.
  • Presented several research/clinical papers and given invited lectures in National and International conferences.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS


  • Performed the first successful liver transplantation in a public sector hospital in South India (Stanley Medical College Hospital) in Jan 2009.
  • Performed the First Successful Pancreas Transplant in North India at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Jaipur (Rajasthan) in 2016.
  • “Best Transplant Surgeon of the year 2017” state award from TRANSTAN (Transplant Authority of Tamilnadu, India) received from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Tamilnadu.

CLINICAL SERVICES OFFERED


  • Liver transplant-Both Cadaveric and Living Donor Liver Transplant for Adults and Children.
  • First team to offer Lap/Robotic Donor Hepatectomy in India
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Kidney Transplantation – Cadaveric and Living Donor Kidney Transplants for Adults and Children.
  • Dialysis Access procedures – AV Fistula and Peritoneal Dialysis surgeries.
  • Small Intestinal Transplant for short gut syndrome and Intestinal Failure
  • Major Hepato Biliary Surgeries including liver resection for Hepato Cellular Carcinoma, Cholangio Carcinoma, colorectal metastasis, Neuro Endocrine tumors etc.
  • Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) and TACE (Trans Arterial Chemo Embolization) for HCC and other metastatic tumors.
  • Surgeries for Biliary stones bile duct injury and stricture.
  • Porto systemic shunt surgeries for portal hypertension due to Non cirrhotic portal fibrosis and Extra hepatic portal vein thrombosis.
  • Whipple’s and other major pancreatic resections.
  • Laparoscopic Liver and Pancreatic surgeries.
  • Surgery for chronic pancreatitis.
  • Laparoscopic / Minimal Access Retroperitoneal Pancreatic Necrosectomy (MARP) for acute nectrotizing pancreatitits.
  • Liver and Pancreatic trauma.

OUR EXPERT TEAM


  • Fully comprehensive Transplant team comprising of four surgeons, two anesthetist, Intensivists, Hepatologists, Transplant associates, Transplant coordinators, Infectious Disease specialist and supported by various other specialists.
  • Qualified and Experienced Transplantation team with a cumulative experience of more than 750 Liver Transplantations.
  • First team to offer Lap/Robotic Donor Hepatectomy in India.
  • Multidisciplinary approach to Assessment & Listing (Patient Selection).
  • Protocols for Management of Immunosuppression, Rejection, Infection and Others as per International Standards.
  • Compassionate & Experienced, Post-Transplant care till Complete Rehabilitation to normal life.
  • Post-Transplant Life Long Follow up and Care.
  • State-of-art Transplant Intensive Care Unit
  • Fully equipped step-down transplant rooms