Dr. Prakash K

Dr. Prakash K

Weight Loss Specialist - Gastrointestinal Surgeon,Liver Transplant Surgeon

  Aster Medicity, Kochi, India

  16 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Prakash K is one of the finest Weight Loss Specialist in India. He is an experienced Gastrointestinal Surgeon in the India. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the India. The physician is currently working as a Senior Consultant - Surgical Gastroenterologist, Aster Medicity, India. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • MBBS– (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). MedicalCollege, Trichur (University of Calicut), Kerala, India – October 1990.
  • MS (Master of Surgery), General Surgery .Medical College Baroda (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda), Gujarat, India. December 1995.
  • MCh (Master of Chirurgery), Surgical Gastroenterology– Medical College Trivandrum
  • AFSA (Attestation de Formation SpecialiseeApprofondie) at University of Pierre et Curie- Paris-6 after working as resident for one year in the division of Hepatobiliary and Liver transplantation unit, Hospital Beaujon, Clichy, University of Paris, France.
  • FMAS (Fellow of Minimal Access Surgery) conferred by Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI) in 2011.

qualified. Dr. Prakash K has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Chief of Gastrointestinal surgery, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi​
  • Training Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Kyungpook National University, Taegu, S. Korea​
  • Resident - Division of Hepatobiliary and Liver transplantation unit, Hospital Beaujon, Clichy, University of Paris​

Dr. Prakash K has more than 16 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Liver transplant
  • Oncology
  • Transplants
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (4)
  • HilarCholangiocarcinoma: results of parenchyma conserving hepatic resection.
  • Brunner’s gland adenoma with circumferential duodenal involvement.
  • Primary tuberculous stricture of the oesophagus mimicking carcimona.
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: factors associated with conversion
Procedures
Abdominoperineal Resection

Abdominoperineal resection (APR) is a type of a surgery in which the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon are removed through small cuts in the belly. It is a surgical procedure done primarily to remove the cancer of the rectum. Typically, abdominoperineal resection (AP) is conducted as an elective procedure. This procedure is most often used to treat rectum cancer if it is located very low in the rectum or in the anus, close to the sphincter muscles.

Nowadays, advanced surgical techniques and other treatment modalities have brought an increase in the rate of sphincter-sparing operations. However, APR surgery is still necessary in selected cases, especially if the patient has distal tumors or poor sphincter function.  AP resection is a major operation. During perineal resection, the rectum, distal colon, and anal sphincter complex are completely removed using both anterior abdominal and perineal incisions. Once the anus and rectum are removed, a permanent colostomy is needed to complete the procedure.

Colostomy brings the colon to an opening at the surface of the skin, which allows the waste to pass out of the body. This new opening is called stoma and usually measures from one to one-and-a-half inches in diameter. A pouch, or a stoma appliance, is needed to be worn at all times. The stoma has no sphincter muscles, so there is no conscious control over the elimination of waste products from the body after the procedure.

Hemicolectomy

The last part of the gastrointestinal system is referred as the colon and it is 5-6 cm long. It is ‘U’ shaped and it starts from the distal part of the small intestine and is connected to the rectum and anus. It absorbs the fluids, processes the metabolic waste products, and eliminates through the rectum and anus. The removal of the colon is called colectomy.

There are different types of colectomies such as complete colectomy,  right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, sigmoid colectomy, and proctocolectomy. The surgical removal of the left side of the colon (descending colon) is called left hemicolectomy surgery. The surgical removal of the cecum, ascending colon, and the hepatic flexure (right side of the colon) is called as the right hemicolectomy surgery.

Some of the conditions that require complete colectomy or hemicolectomy surgery include the following:

  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Blockage of the colon
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Hereditary polyps
  • Benign tumours
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bowel twisting and obstruction
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Appendicitis with inflammation of the cecum
  • Right-side colonic diverticular disease (diverticulosis)

A hemicolectomy procedure can be performed as a laparoscopic or open surgery. The type of the surgery to be performed is decided by the surgeon during the evaluation and the decision depends on the age and the condition of the patient.

Sometimes the laparoscopic procedure can also be turned into open surgery, depending on the feasibility of the procedure with respect to safety and accuracy. Overall, the following parameters decide whether a laparoscopic or an open surgical procedure will be performed:

  • Age
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical history
  • Personal preference
Liver transplant

A liver transplant surgery is conducted to remove the diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver donated by either a living or a deceased donor. There are a huge number of people who are listed on the waiting list for a liver transplant because the availability of donated liver is limited. This is the reason why a liver transplant is an expensive procedure and is conducted only in rare cases.

Qualifications for Liver Transplant Recipient

A healthy liver plays an important role in the human body. It plays a key role in the absorption and storage of key nutrients and medications and also helps eliminate bacteria and toxins from the blood.

However, a healthy liver may get diseased over a period of time due to many reasons. Patients with the following liver-related conditions are considered for the liver transplant procedure:

    • Acute liver failure triggered by drug-induced liver injury among other reasons
    • Chronic liver failure or end-stage liver disease due to liver cirrhosis
    • Hepatic tumour or cancer
    • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
    • Alcoholic liver disease
    • Chronic viral hepatitis
    • Diseases causing liver failure
      Some of the leading reasons that contribute to liver cirrhosis include the following:
    • Diseased bile ducts that carry the bile juice from the liver and small intestine to the gall bladder
    • Hemochromatosis, which is a genetic problem where the liver tends to build up iron undesirably
    • Wilson’s disease wherein the liver accumulates copper by itself
    • Biliary atresia in children, a condition wherein an infant is born without the bile ducts or has the ducts blocked or damaged
    • Liver cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma, hepatoblastoma, or hepatocellular carcinoma

 Liver Disease Symptoms

The patients with liver disease may experience the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea and loss of appetite
  • Muscle and weight loss
  • Black stools and vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • Problems with blood clotting
  • Confusion and forgetfulness
  • Build up of fluids in the abdomen
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Dr. Prakash K is one of the most sought after specialists in India and has over 16 Years years of experience.
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