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About Dr. Makam Ramesh


Dr. Makam Ramesh, best known for his surgical skills, teaching experience, innovations and research, is a pioneer in Minimal Invasive Surgery in the state of Karnataka, in India. He was the first surgeon to perform almost every type of advanced laparoscopic surgery in the State. He has also pioneered hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery in the country. He was also a part of the pioneering team in India in Bariatric Surgery, headed by Dr. Sunil Sharma, which performed the first Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery in India.


He established the world renowned Bangalore Endoscopic Surgery Training Institute & Research Centre, through which he has trained over 600 practising surgeons from 5 continents and has been involved in several innovations including BEST endotrainer, Virtual Reality Laparoscopic Surgery Simulator, and Circulation pump, used for training in Minimal Invasive Surgery. He also started the first Fellowship Course in Minimal Invasive Surgery affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.


As a consultant at A.V. Hospital, St. Martha’s Hospital, Agadi Hospital, Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Mallya Hospital, Sagar Hospital and Narayana Hrudayalaya, Dr. Ramesh has not only performed thousands of advanced laparoscopic surgeries, but has also been invited to demonstrate surgeries in over 65 National and International Workshops and to deliver lectures and orations in several conferences in Asia and Europe. He currently heads the Department of Minimal Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Vikram Hospital Bangalore. and A.V. Hospital Bangalore.


Has presented over 65 research papers and videos in Conferences at the State National and International levels both in India and abroad. Has won several best paper awards in National Conferences. Has been invited to chair several scientific sessions in national and international conferences including the World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Has conducted 5 National Level conferences and an International Conference, 35 workshops and over 60 guest lectures in National and International Meets in Laparoscopic Surgery.


He is also in the Advisory Board of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies to Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Studies and Research, a deemed to be University. He is also a member of the Rs. 200 Crore National Programme of Micro and Smart Substances, involved in research and innovations in Micro and Nano technologies.Involved in the development of the first ever Virtual Reality Laparoscopic surgery training module along with the DRDO.


Has served in the I.M.A., I.M.A.A.M.S., A.S.I., I.A.G.E.S., A.M.A.S.I. and other professional associations and occupied various offices in these associations. He is involved in various charitable activities and was a Governing Council Member of Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli.


PAPERS READ IN CONFERENCE / MEETINGS


LOCAL

  1. "TRANSVAGINAL CYSTOLITHOTOMY" at the Bangalore Surgical Society Meet in March 1987.

  2. "NON-FUNCTIONING ISLET CELL TUMOUR OF THE PANCREAS" at the Bangalore Surgical Society Meet in April 1988.

  3. "CARCINOMA COLON – RECURRENCE Vs METACHRONOUS INCIDENCE" at the Bangalore Surgical Society Meet in April 1993.

  4. "CHANGING TRENDS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CHOLEDOCHOLITHIASIS" at the Bangalore Surgical  Society Meet in May 1995.

  5. "COMPARISION OF OPEN AND LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDICECTOMY" at the Bangalore Gastroenterology Group Meet in May 1997.

  6. "ANALYSIS OF MY FIRST 1000 LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERIES" at the Bangalore Surgical Society Meet in May 1998.

  7. "LONG FISTULAE IN ANO OPENING IN THE THIGH" at the Bangalore Gastroenterology Group Meet in May 1998.

  8. "CHANGING ROLE OF LAPAROSCOPY IN ABDOMINAL TUBERCULOSIS" at the Bangalore Surgical  Society Meet in May 1999.


STATE

  1. "ANALYSIS OF THE FIRST 100 LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERIES"at the South Zone & XIII Annual Conference of Association of  Surgeons of India – Karnataka State Chapter at Davangere in February 1995.

  2. "WILL LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDICECTOMY BECOME THE GOLD STANDARD IN FUTURE" at II Annual Conference in Mumbai in November 1996.  At ASI, Karnataka Stage Chapter 15th Annual Conference in February 1997.


NATIONAL

  1. "PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" at the VIII Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, at Madras in December 1993.

  2. "EARLY EXPERIENCE IN LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" at the XII Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India – Karnataka State Chapter at Davangere in February 1995.

  3. "COST EFFECTIVENESS OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" at I Annual Conference, IAGES in New Delhi in March 1995.

  4. "LAPAROSCOPIC AUDIT – RELEVANCE OF LAPAROSCOPY TODAY" at the IMA-Academy of Medical Specialities Annual Conference at Bangalore in September 1997.

  5. "ROLE OF DIAGNOSTIC LAPAROSCOPY IN ABDOMINAL TUBERCULOSIS" at the XII Annual Conference of the Association of Surgeons of India, at Bangalore in December 1997.


INTERNATIONAL

  1. "NATUROPATHY AND YOGA IN MODIFICATION OF MULTIPLE CORONARY RISK FACTORS" at the II International Meet of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, at Madras in November 1992.

  2. "SHORT EXPERIENCE OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY IN A NEW SETUP" at the X Asian Pacific Federation Congress of International College of Surgeons, at Bangalore in November 1993.

  3. "LAPAROSCOPIC AUDIT – RELEVANCE OF LAPAROSCOPY TODAY" at 44th annual conference of ICS & 3rd Conference of National Sections of ICS of SAARC Countries, at Indore in Sept 1998.

  4. "COST EFFECTIVENESS OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES" at VII Annual International Conference, SMIT, Portland, Oregon in September 1995.

  5. "CAN LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDICECTOMY REPLACE OPEN APPENDICECTOMY IN THE THIRD WORLD" at VIII Annual International Conference, SMIT, Milan, Italy in September 1996.


GUEST LECTURES

  1. "FUTURE PROSPECTS IN LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" at the Indian Medical Association – Academy of Medical Specialities Meet, at Bangalore in October 1993.

  2. "ADVANCES IN LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" at the Department of Surgery, St. Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore in May 1995.

  3. "WHAT IS LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY ? – A TALK IN KANNADA to the IMA, Bangalore Branch" at IMA House, Alur Venkata Rao Road, Bangalore on 7th January 1996.

  4. "LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" – to Lions Club in Doddaballapur in April 1996.

  5. "LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY – PRESENT & FUTURE" at IMA South Branch at Agadi Hospital in January 1997.

  6. "LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY BEYOND LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY" at the IMA-AMS National Conference at Bangalore in September 1997.

  7. "A PANORAMA OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" at IMA Bangalore Branch in May 1998.

  8. "SAFE PRACTISE OF ELECTROSURGERY" at the First National Conference on Paediatric Endoscopy at Chennai in July 1998.

  9. "WHAT IS KEY-HOLE SURGERY?" at the Lions Club of Bangalore West in July 1998.

  10. "CURRENT STATUS OF RESEARCH IN VIRTUAL REALITY & ROBOTICS IN LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" at the 4th Asia Pacific Conference of Minimal Invasive Surgery, at New Delhi in February 1999.

  11. "VIRTUAL REALITY IN LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" at the National Midterm Conference & Workshop on Laparoscopic Surgery, at Kohlapur, on 11th September, 1999.

  12. "VIRTUAL REALITY & ROBOTICS IN LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" at the 4th Postgraduate Course In Endocrine Surgery & International Workshop On Endocrine Tele-Surgery from 25th –29th October 1999, at SGPGIMS, Lucknow.

  13. "VIRTUAL REALITY IN LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY TRAINING" at the IAGES Zonal conference at Coimbatore on the 14th November 1999.

  14. "VIRTUAL REALITY" at the IAGES National Conference ‘MIS IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM’ At Chennai on the 26th February, 2000.

  15. "SATE OF THE ART IN SURGERY" at Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore on 15th March 2000.

  16. "LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY TRAINING PROGRAMME – NEWER TRENDS & INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES" at ´KEY TO KEYHOLE SURGERY´ Live Operating Workshop / CME Programme, at GSL Trust Cancer Hospitals, Rajamundry, on the 30th April, 2000.

  17. "SURGERY IN THE INFORMATION AGE" at CME conducted by the Indian Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery, Research & Training Center, at Coimbatore on the 14th October, 2000.

  18. "LAPAROSCOPIC HERNIA REPAIR – TAPP TECHNIQUE" at the Karnataka ASI Annual Conference at Hubli, on 16th February, 2001.

  19. "OVERVIEW OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY" at Karnataka State Annual IMA Conference at Tumkur, on 15th April, 2001.

  20. "TELEMETORING" at The National Conference on Telemedicine at Lucknow on April 25th 2001.

  21. "BASIC LAPAROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES" and "PRINCIPLES OF USE OF ELECTROSURGERY" at the Laparoscopic Surgery Workshop and Conference at Choitram Hospital, Indore on Aril 28, 2001.

  22. "LEGALITIES IN TELEMEDICINE" at the III National Conference on Midecolegal Cell conducted at the Symbiosis Centre of Health Care, Pune, on May 15, 2001.

  23. "TRAINING CENTRES FOR LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY"

  24. "ROBOTIC SURGERY"

  25. "LAPAROSCOPIC PELVIC LYMPHADENECTOMY" at Minimally Invasive Surgery International Conference 2001, organised by Kovai Medical Centre, Coimbatore on October 19 & 20, 2001.

  26. "PRINCIPLES OF ELECTROSURGERY" at Prof. B.Hanumaiah Memorial Continuing Surgical Education Programme-2001, on November 21, 2001.

  27. "ROBOTIC SURGERY" at the Interacademy of Biomedical Sciences Meet, in C.V. Raman’s Intitute, Bangalore, on November 24, 2001.

  28. "DISASTERS IN LAPAROSCOPY" at the CME Programme organised by the Command Hospital – Airforce

  29. "COMPUTERS IN SURGERY – SYMPOSIUM" at the ICS South Zone Meet organised by JSS Medical College, Mysore.


AWARDS RECEIVED

A.V.O.P.A. Merit Award for students of Pre-University in 1978.


´GOLD MEDAL´ awarded to young merited surgeons of Bangalore by the Rotary Club of Bangalore ( SOUTH ) for the year 1992.


´PREM AWARD´ – by AVOPA for excellence in academics from 1993 to 1995.


´BEST PAPER AWARD´ at the National Conference of IMA Academy of Medical Specialities in September 1997.


´BEST PAPER AWARD´ at 44th annual conference of ICS & 3rd Conference of National Sections of ICS of SAARC Countries, at Indore in Sept 1998.


´BEST PAPER AWARD´ at the Bangalore Surgical Society Meet in May 1999.


´BEST POSTER AWARD´ at ASICON 2000, the Annual National Conference of the Association of Surgeons of India, at New Delhi in December 2000.


´MAHADEVAN’S BEST PAPER AWARD´ at ASI-KSC Meet at Hubli in February 2001.


About Dr. Saraswathi Ramesh


Dr. Saraswathi Ramesh is a well known Obstetrician & Gynaecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon, consulting at A.V Hospital , Sagar hospital & Cloud nine hospital .She passed her M.B.B.S in 1986 from Bellary Medical College, Gulbarga University ,M.D. (OBG) in 1993 from Command Hospital Airforce, Bangalore University. Have been performing laparoscopic susrgery since 1993 and has either assisted or performed more than 10,000 basic and advanced laparoscopic surgeries.


Have been involved in training several gynaecologists in laparoscopic surgery at Bangalore Endoscopic Surgery Training Institute & Research Center.


Her other interests are Yoga therapy ,Naturopathy, Reiki, Pranic Healing & Crystal Healing. She has done her diploma in Naturopathy, Master’s Degree in Yoga , Master´s Degree in Reiki & Advanced Pranic Healing & Psychotherapy Course.



Social Work

Have been involved with the medical activities of the Ramakrishna Ashram, Shivanahalli, and have been attending their medical clinics at Shivanahalli regularly since 1995.



About Dr. Tulip


Dr. Tulip is a well known dynamic laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon who has completed her Master’s in general surgery in the year 1996. In her pursuit of laparoscopy she completed her fellowship in Minimally invasive surgery in the year 2005. Quest for knowledge goes on , so Dr. Tulip started Bariatric surgery in early 2006 under the able guidance of the renowned laparoscopic surgeon of international fame Dr. M. Ramesh and further went to the United States to replenish her skills in Bariatric surgery under the able guidance of Dr. Sayeed Ikramuddin who heads a Centre for excellence in Bariatric surgery in the University of Minnesotta. She has joined the Vikram Hospital, Sagar Hospital, and A.V. Hospital in Bangalore and is associated with Dr M. Ramesh in the Department of Minimally Invasive surgery and Bariatric Surgery. She also consults at Bojju Speciality Obesity & Cosmetic Center. Her major endeavour is to reach out to the society and to inculcate the thought that “Prevention of Obesity is better than Cure”. For those who have already crossed the boundary of obesity, she will be there with her dedicated care in the field of Bariatric surgery.