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Dr. Viswanath S

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)

Consultant - Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr Viswanath S. is an experienced Consultant General Surgeon. Having been trained in the one of the top medical colleges in India, he is adept in various surgeries. He has performed Major General Surgical, Gastro-Intestinal, Oncologic surgeries. He has a vast experience of dealing with almost all the major emergencies in general surgery including polytrauma and injuries. He is well versed in taking emergent on-table decisions and follows the institution protocols towards best patient care & safe surgery. He takes all the necessary steps to ensure the same following the system and laid protocols of the hospital.

He is especially trained and adept at performing the following surgeries :

Breast surgeries –lump excisions, modified radical mastectomy, breast conservation surgeries with axillary clearance, total mastectomy for phyllodes tumour.

Head & neck surgeries – Hemithyroidectomy, Subtotal thyroidectomy, Near-total thyroidectomy & Total Thyroidectomy, Parotidectomies.

Upper GI Surgeries – Duodenal Ulcer perforation closure with Graham’s omental patch, Surgeries for Carcinoma Stomach (Radical Subtotal Gastrectomy, Distal Gastrectomy / Total Gastrectomy), Small bowel resection & anastamosis for different pathologies,  closure of perforation of small bowel, pancreatico-jejunostomy (Peustow’s procedure), pancreatic necrosectomy, cholecystectomies (open & laparoscopic), cholecystostomy, cholecysto-jejunostomy, choledochotomy, CBD exploration, splenectomies, liver biopsies.

Lower GI Surgeries – Ostomies (Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Mucous fistulae), colectomies, ileo-colic anastomosis (hand-sewn & stapled), surgeries for haemorrhoids (both open & stapled haemorrhoidectomies), anal conditions (fistulae, fissures, skin tags, growths).

Others [Routine surgeries]  – Hernia surgeries (inguinal, femoral, incisional, umbilical, paraumbilical), and routine I & Ds, debridements (diabetic feet, necrotizing fasciitis). He has good experience of using various stapled devices in surgery.

Laparoscopic surgeries -  Lap Appendicectomies, Lap Cholecystectomies, Lap Ventral Hernias, Lap Splenectomy, Diagnostic Lap.

In addition, as a Consultant General Surgeon at the hospital involves running the surgical OPD independently, counselling and admitting patients under his care for the surgical / conservative management of surgical diseases, instructing the team regarding the management of the patients, pre-operative preparation of patients for surgery, post-operative care of patients, discharging my patients with appropriate instructions, guiding the team to prepare proper discharge summaries with appropriate medications & instructions, follow-up of patients in the OPD.

Apart from this, he closely follows the current updates in the field of General Surgery. He has published over 20 papers in both National and International Journals. He supervises the academic activities in the department and participates in various conferences and medical education programs to ensure that latest research is practiced.


  • Breast surgeries
  • Head and neck surgeries
  • Upper and lower GI surgeries
  • Hernia repairs
  • Debridements
  • Laparoscopic surgeries


Total Experience: Over 10 Years

Dr Viswanath S is the consultant General Surgeon at Columbia Asia Hospital. He has been associated with St Johns Medical College Hospital for 9 years as Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the Department of General Surgery. He has also undergone his Senior Residency at the same institute.  


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