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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 Minimally 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 and 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, who performed the first Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery in India.

He established the world renowned Bangalore Endoscopic Surgery Training Institute & Research Centre, with the help of which he has trained over 1000 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.

He is also on 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.

For the past 10 years, Dr. Ramesh has focused on establishing Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in India. Having trained in Bariatric Surgery and obtaining Fellowships in USA and Germany, Dr. Ramesh is currently involved in “Weight-loss” practice.

Achievements of Dr. Makam Ramesh

  • Pioneered basic and advanced laparoscopic surgery in Karnataka in the fields of GI Surgery, Gynaecology, Urology and Thoracic Surgery.
  • Pioneered hand assisted laparoscopic surgery for splectomy, colectomy and donor nephrectomy in India, since 1997.
  • Contributed chapters to the popular textbooks: IAGES text book, clinical GI surgery, laparoscopy in Infertility.
  • Produced video for IAGES suturing and Knotting courses which are popularly circulated among more than 5000 surgeons.
  • Authored video books for digital learning on “100 ways of performing laparoscopic Hernia – The Good, Bad & the Ugly” video book Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery.
  • Has traveled to several towns and cities across the country training surgeons in laparoscopic surgery as a faculty in several National Fellowship Courses organized by IAGES & AMASI
  • Established BEST Institute & Research centre which conducts workshops and conferences, skills training courses and Fellowship program in MIS & Bariatric surgery affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences – the first of its kind in the country.
  • Developed the first ever virtual reality laparoscopic surgery simulator in India in association with DRDO apart from several other innovations.
  • Member of the Rs. 200 crore national program of micro and smart substances.
  • Trained more than 1000 surgeons , gynecologists and urologists have been trained in the field of laparoscopic surgery from all over India and other countries which include Malaysia, Maldives, Dubai, Bahrain, UK, Australia, West Indies and USA.
  • Has conducted 5 national level conferences and 4 international conferences, 38 workshops and delivered 96 guest lectures in National and International meets in Laparoscopic surgery.
  • Has served in the IMA ,IMAAMS, ASI, IAGES, AMASI 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.

Achievements and Contributions in the field of Bariatric surgery

  • Did fellowship course in Bariatric surgery at Germany and USA
  • Started bariatric surgery in India more than a decade ago
  • Has been a member of the first team to start Gastric Bypass surgery in the country. This is the considered the Gold Standard operation to achieve long term control of obesity and diabetes.
  • Has organized 2 international conferences in Bariatric and Metabolic surgery.
  • Has been conducting 4 training programs in Bariatric surgery every year in association with Covidien, USA for the past 5 years to train experienced laparoscopic surgeons from all over India in the field of Bariatric surgery – the only surgeon to do so.
  • Has performed the largest number of Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy, a very popular type of weight loss surgery in the world.
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