DEPARTMENT OF Paediatric Surgery

History of Department

The department was founded by Professor Dr. N.C.K REDDY M.S. (P.G.I.), M.Ch. (AIIMS), on July 8th 1984 with bed strength of 12. He was instrumental in establishment of the Department of Paediatric Surgery in Rangaraya Medical College and has greatly contributed with his extraordinary skills in the field of Paediatric Surgery for the country. He has continued in the department till 1989 assisted by Dr.S.Raj Kumar M.S., and later went on to Niloufer Hospital & Institute of Child Health. For quite a period of time, after 1988, till 1992 and again between 1998 till 2002 & between 2005 till 2006, the department faced tough times due to a dearth of qualified Paediatric Surgeons. But then it was gracefully embraced by the department of General Surgery and the gaps were filled in by a few committed General Surgeons with special interest in Paediatric Surgery who held the fort in absence of a dedicated team. In August 1992 the institute had the honor of hosting another skillful Paediatric Surgeon – Dr.P.Subbarao M.S., M.Ch., who was again trained from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and has solely run the department till February 1994 when Dr.Radha Krishnamurthy M.S.,M.Ch., has taken charge as the Professor of Paediatric Surgery. Dr. RadhaKrishnamurthy along with Dr. Subbarao has taken the department to new heights between 1993 till 1998 performing complex paediatric and neonatal surgeries and benefitting the poor people of the Godavari as well as adjacent districts and the tribal population around the emerging town of Kakinada. He was succeeded by Dr.S.RamaSwamy M.S., M.Ch in May 2001 till September 2002 followed by Dr. V.Chandrasekharam M.S., M.Ch., from October 2002 till September 2003. Dr. Chandrasekharam along with his deputy – Dr.DSVL Narasimham M.S., for the following one year, rekindled the past glory to the department with his meticulous skills. The present department of Paediatric Surgery from October 2003 till June 2005 and again from November 2009 till July 2012 was headed by the only qualified Lady Paediatric Surgeon in Costal Andhra Pradesh - Dr.K.Kameswari M.S., M.Ch. Between November 2009 & July 2012, the department was ran with full strength of three qualified paediatric surgeons – Dr. K.Kameswari as the Professor assisted by two dynamic next generation Paediatric Surgeons - Dr.J.Bhaskar Reddy & Dr.D.Kalyan Ravi Prasad. Later, Dr. Kameswari has taken charge of the Department at Andhra medical College and continued to take the charge of the department in Rangaraya Medical College as well. The feather in the cap for this department is the initiation of M.Ch Superspeciality training programme in 2013 with sanction of 2 seats by the Medical Council of India.

HOD and Faculty Details

  1. PROFESSOR INCHARGE
    DR.G. RAJENDRA PRASAD
    QUALIFICATION: M.B., B.S., M.S., M.Ch.
    UNIVERSITY: UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
  2. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR:
    DR.J.BHASKAR REDDY
    QUALIFICATION: M.B., B.S., M.S., M.Ch.
    UNIVERSITY: UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
    MOBILE: 9848061941
    Email: bhaskarmch@yahoo.co.in
  3. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR:
    DR.D.KALYAN RAVI PRASAD
    QUALIFICATION: M.B., B.S., M.S., M.Ch.
    UNIVERSITY: UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
    MOBILE: 8464903029
    Email: damisetti@gmail.com
PROFESSORS :

NAME

DESIGNATION

FROM

TILL

Dr.N.C.K.Reddy M.S.,M.Ch.,(AIIMS)

Professor

08-08-1984

July 1989

Dr.RadhaKrishna Murthy M.S., M.Ch

Professor

February 1994

April 2001

Dr.S Ramaswamy M.S.,M.Ch

Professor

16-06- 2001

14-10- 2002

Dr V.Chandrasekharam M.S.,M.Ch

Professor

15-10-2002

30-09- 2003

Dr.K.Kameswari  M.S., M.Ch

Professor

Professor

01-10-2003

13-11- 2009

30-06- 2005

July 2012

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

 

NAME

DESIGNATION

FROM

TILL

1.

Dr.Subba Rao M.S.,M.Ch.,(AIIMS)

Assistant Professor

August 1992

December 1998

2.

Dr.J.Bhaskar Reddy M.S.,M.Ch

Assistant Professor

2006 August

Till Date

3.

Dr.D.Kalyan Ravi Prasad M.S.,M.Ch

Assistant Professor

05-03- 2009

04-03-2014

4.

Dr.D.Kalyan Ravi Prasad M.S.,M.Ch

Assistant Professor

23-07- 2015

Till Date

GUARDIAN SURGEONS OF PAEDIATRIC SURGERY:

 

NAME

DESIGNATION

FROM

TILL

1.

Dr. S.Raj Kumar M.S.,

Tutor

13-09-1984

1992

2.

Dr. B.P. Satyanarayana M.S.,

Tutor

1985

February 1987

3.

Dr. V. S. Subrahmanyam M.S.,

Tutor

19-11-1987

16-02-1989

4.

Dr. V. Satya Dev M.S.,(Ortho)

Tutor

23-11-1987

 

5.

Dr. C. Hanumantha Rao M.S,

Tutor

1990

1992

6.

Dr. R. MahaLakshmi M.S.,

Tutor

1998

July 2000

7.

Dr. P.V.Buddha M.S.,

Tutor

Aug 2000

April 2002

8.

Dr. K. Babji M.S.,

Tutor

May  2002

June 2002

9.

Dr. D.S.V.L. Narasimham M.S.,

Tutor

June 2002
January  2006

Oct 2003
May 2006

10.

Dr. T. Umamaheswara Rao M.S.,

Tutor

July 2005

December 2005

11.

Dr. Abhivardhan M.S.,

Tutor

June 2006

July 2006

TUTORS

 

NAME

DESIGNATION

FROM

TILL

1.

Dr. M.V.Anand M.B.,B.S., D.A.,

Tutor

2002

2004

2.

Dr. Subhashini M.B.,B.S., D.G.O.,

Tutor

2004

2005

Teaching facilites

 

FACILITY REQUIRED AS PER MCI REGULATIONS

FACILITY AVAILABLE

1

Professor & Head of the Department- (18 Sq.m.area)

Yes

2

Associate Professor/Reader (15 Sq.m.area);

Yes

3

Asst. Professor/Lecturers -One room(15 Sq.m.area );

Yes

4

Department office cum Clerical room - one (12 Sq.m.area);

Yes

5

Working accommodation for non-teaching staff (15 sq.m. area)

Yes

6

Departmental Library

Yes

STATISTICS IN THE FIRST YEAR & BETWEEN 2005-2011

 

STATISTICS FROM DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY IN 1984-85
&
JANUARY 2005- DECEMBER 2011

1984

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

OP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW

 

1448

2140

1627

1470

1660

2330

1681

2048

OLD

 

822

1748

1351

1671

1600

1034

1771

1866

TOTAL OUTPATIENTS

2270

3888

2978

3141

3260

3364

3452

3914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ADMISSIONS

333

538

418

414

457

522

697

822

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURGERIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAJOR

120

110

81

167

140

279

270

316

 

MINOR

 

215

214

80

58

152

158

182

 

EMERGENCY

99

15

23

36

56

50

127

108

TOTAL

219

340

318

283

254

481

560

606

PAPERS PRESENTED
  1. Organisation of a Paediatric Surgical Unit in a teaching hospital – by Dr.NCK Reddy at National Seminar in Paediatric Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi in March 1985
  2. Tumors in Childhood – A continuing Challenge – by Dr.NCK Reddy at National Seminar in Paediatric Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi in March 1985
  3. Guest Lecture on Anorectal Anomalies by Dr.NCK Reddy at 10th Annual Conference of ASI – A.P. Chapter at Kakinada in August 1985.
  4. Anal Transplant – A Modified Philosophy – by Dr.NCK Reddy at the Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons’ Conference, Hyderabad in September 1985.

Academic Achievements

Research Activities

New equipment

On the occasion of completing 25 Years of establishment of the department, in August 2010, four Infant Warmers were added to the department as a donation by a Non-resident Cocanadian and philanthropist, Dr. Marla Babji FRCS of Germany with the initiative of the then Medical Superintendent – Dr. M.B.R.Sarma MD.
The need for a separate space and dedicated operation theatres was soon realized and with the financial support of M/s Engineers India Pvt. Ltd., a new wing has been allocated to Paediatric Surgery department in accordance with the MCI guidelines and the department was shifted to this new premise in January 2014.
The new Operation Theatres have slowly taken shape with addition of equipment and now the Paediatric Surgery department has three operating days running two OT tables simultaneously.
SCOPE OF PAEDIATRIC SURGERY
Paediatric Surgery involves mostly congenital malformations of the internal organs and other structures – which are either ill formed or malformed. So most of the techniques involve major reconstructions requiring attention to the minutest detail and very attentive post operative care. In this department though with limited infrastructure, resources and personnel, some very challenging surgeries have been carefully planned and performed right from its inception. Dr.NCK Reddy way back in 1985 has done a Mesocaval Shunt for portal Hypertension in a child – probably the first to be done in a child at that time in the entire state of Andhra Pradesh. Apart from routine cases of Paediatric Surgery like -Esophageal Atresias, Diaphragmatic Hernias, Gastroschisis, Exomphalos, Anorectal Malformations, Hirschsprung’s Disease etc., many other interesting and unusual surgeries were done in the past few years - Congenital Cystadenomatoid Malformations, Congenital Lobar Emphysema, Achalasia Cardia, Biliary Atresia, Intestinal Duplications, Minimally Invasive Pyeloplasty, Neonatal Cystoscopic procedures(Posterior Urethral Valves, Ureterocele etc.,) Ureteric Reimplant Procedures, Complete Primary Repair of Exstrophy Bladder, Urethral Reconstructions, Radical Nephroureterectomies for Wilm’s Tumor, Other Paediatric Oncosurgeries, and Laparoscopic Procedures - to name a few.
THE FUTURE
Planning to upgrade the department on a full scale including the provision of dedicated Surgical NICU, Post Operative Ward with dedicated nurses to attend sick babies and children. Availability of operating time on everyday with dedicated paediatric surgical theatres.

Surgical Procedures