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.

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.

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.

Dr.Ganesh Shenoy : Faculty Coordinator in Laparoscopic for General Surgeon

Dr.Harinath KS : Faculty Coordinator in Laparoscopic Training for Gynaecologist

Part time Faculty:

  1. Dr. K. Lakshman                       Consultant Surgeon

  2. Dr. C.R. Chhallani                     Consultant Surgeon

  3. Dr. Anil B. Agadi                        Consultant Surgeon

  4. Dr. H.V. Shivaram                      Consultant Surgeon

  5. Dr. Uday Muddebehal               Consultant Surgeon

  6. Dr. Ashish Shah                        Consultant Surgeon

  7. Dr. C.S. Rajan                          Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

  8. Dr. K. R. Srimurthy                   Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

  9. Dr. S. Ramesh                         Consultant Paediatric Surgeo

  10. Dr Gopika Rajesh                    Consultant Gynaecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon

  11. Dr. Suvarna                             Consultant Gynaecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon

  12. Dr. Arathi                                 Consultant Gynaecologist

  13. Dr. Gomathy Narayanan          Consultant Gynaecologist

  14. Dr. R. Narayanan                     Consultant Gynaecologist

  15. Dr. Sriprada                             Consultant Gynaecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon

  16. Dr .Shafalika                            Consultant Gynaecologist& Laparoscopic Surgeon

  17. Dr. P.M. Chandrasekhara        Consultant Anaesthesiologist

Besides, there will be guest faculty of national and international repute from outside who would be invited to give specific deliberations in the subjects in which they are experts. There is a possibility of having Teleconferencing and discussions with some of these experts periodically.