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AUTHOR

Dr. R. Vijayan

MS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Gl), DNB, DipUrol(Lon),

Laparoscopic Urology Fellow,Taiwan

Dr. Vijayan has been working as a Urologist from 1990 , first in England and then in Kerala State, India from 1994. He had his higher Urology training from England, where he spent nearly 5 years in training. He qualified from the London Institute of Urology in 1991. He was introduced to Laparoscopic (key hole) surgery in Urology at Kings College, London in 1993. He  later underwent advanced Laparoscopic training as a Fellow in Chi Mei Med. Centre, Taiwan in 2001.

His special area of interest is Laparoscopy & reconstructive Urology and has been doing laparoscopic Urology procedures from 1994. He has many firsts in his name including the  first to perform laparoscopic Orchidopexy, Nephrectomy, Radical Nephrectomy, Radical Nephroureterectomy etc. in this state. In 2002 he organized the first laparoscopic workshop for Urologists in the State of Kerala.

He has delivered many lectures on Laparoscopy and Hypospadias Surgeries in the State as well as National Forums.

Some of his achievements are listed below

AWARDS

  1. Invited Lecture on Single Stage Hypospadias repair for Hypospadias Cripple - Urology Society of India, 2012.
  2. Best Video Paper Laparoscopic Pyelolithotomy and Pyeloplasty in a child with duplex pelvis. Urology Society of India, Kerala Chapter 2011
  3. Best Scientific Paper Epispadias Repair Urology Society of Inidia, Kerala Chapter 2011
  4. Best Video Paper - Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty in crossed ectopia in a 4 month old baby  - Urology Society of India, South Zone Chapter-2010
  5. Lecture on Koyanagi repair in  Hypospadias Symposium - Urology Society of India -2010
  6. Best Video Paper  - Laparoscopic Ureteroureterostomy - Urology Society of India, South Zone Chapter-2009
  7. Best paper - Extrophy Bladder Repair-14 years experience - Urology Society of India:Kerala State Chapter-2007
  8. 2nd Best Video Paper -Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy - Urology Society of India, South Zone Chapter,-2005
  9. Best Video Paper Laparoscopic Dismembered Pyeloplasty in infants below 1 yr of age Urology Society of India, Kerala Chapter -2004
  10. Best Published paper Urology Society of India, Kerala Chapter-2003
  11. Best Paper - Single stage Bilateral Laparoscopic Orchidopexy.  - Urology Society of India; Kerala State Chapter - 1999 

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS 

  1. First to perform Laparoscopic procedures in Nizam Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India. (1000 bed P.G. Institute)
  2. First to perform laparoscopic procedure in Urology Department of Derby City Hospital (and Medical School) Urology Department, UK (2003)
  3. Conducted 1st Laparoscopic Urology Workshop in Kerala State,  under Urology Society of Kerala (2002)
  4. First to perform Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy(2004), Nephrectomy (1994),  Orchidopexy (1995) and other Urology procedures in Kerala Sate
  5. First to perform Laparoscopic pyeloplasty in a 2 month old infant.
  1. Member of core committee in organizing the USICON (Annual conference of Urology Society of India) 2004
  2. Founder member, Association of Minimally Invasive Surgeons of India.

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS 

  1. Internal Bladder retractor for Laparoscopic Cystectomy in the female patient.  American Journal of Urology,l  October 2002,1479 1481
  2. Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy and Continent Ileal Pouch Asian Urology Scientific Articles, August 2002.
  3. Transrectal Tru-cut Biopsy of Prostate using  a protective sheath -  British Journal of Urology    1994,73,454
  4. The Persistent Indwelling Catheter [Letter] British Journal of Urology:1992:Jun 69(6) P667

He is currently settled in Kochi, Kerala, India and is the Consultant Urologist at Specialists' Hospital (a superspecialty centre Tel. 0484 2391066,2395066)

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