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Dr. A. Venugopal

Sr. Consultant

Dr. A. Venugopal

Sr. Consultant




Dr. A. Venugopal holds a MD from Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow and a PhD in Gastrointestinal Surgery from A.V. Vishnevski Institute of Surgery, Under Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow. During his PhD course, he has visited and interacted with various Gastrointestinal surgeons at internationally reputed institutions in USSR (Leningrad,Kiev,Georgia) and has attended various conferences and presented papers in Russian language. Dr. A. Venugopal has also accompanied a team of Russian Surgical Gastroenterologists and General Surgeons to India and translated their talk on Hepatic Surgery and Burns at Apollo Hospital, Madras; Malar Hospital, Bangalore; Goa Medical College and Manipal Medical College. He presented a paper on highly selective vagotomy at Manipal Medical College and translated a paper on techniques in Hepatic resections at Trivandrum Medical College. During his service as a consultant surgeon and endoscopist at Semalk Hospital, Ottapalam and visiting consultant surgeon at Shankar Hospital, Cherupullasseri, Dr. A Venugopal have mainly performed emergency surgeries, herniorraphies, hydrocele and about hundred upper GI endoscopies and biopsies. After working as a Consultant Surgeon at PVS Memorial Hospital Kochi till 2005, he became a full time Consultant in teh department of GI Surgery and Liver Transplantation here at VPS Lakeshore. He also in-charge of the DNB (GI Surgery) training programme heres ince 2006.

Areas of Interest

  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery
  • Gastric and esophageal surgery
  • Colorectal surgery; Laparoscopic surgery
  • Nonsurgical treatment of Piles

Other Information


  • Management of CBD stones in the era of laparoscopic surgery- paper presented at National Conference of ISG-Varanasi 1995.
  • Presented a poster- Pancreatic pseudoaneurysms in chronic pancreatitis, Annual Conference ISG-1996.
  • Resection versus Drainage for intractable pain due to tropical pancreatitis- Annual Conference and CME of ISG Kerala chapter- judged as the best short paper of the conference.
  • Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: results of parenchyma conserving hepatic resection. H Ramesh, Prakash K, A Venugopal, V Lekha, G Jacob. HPB Surgery (accepted manuscript NO 564).
  • Primary tuberculous stricture of the oesophagus mimicking carcimona. Prakash. K, K. Kuruvilla, V Lekha,
  • A Venugopal, G Jacob, H Ramesh. Tropical Gastroenterology: 2001;22(3):143-144.
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: factors associated with conversion. Prakash. K, G. Jacob, V. Lekha, A. Venugopal, B. Venugopal, and H. Ramesh. Surgical endoscopy. 2002;16(1):180-183.
  • Port-site Tuberculosis after laparoscopy. Ramesh H, Prakash K, Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A, Venugopal B. Surg Endosc 2003 Mar 7; [epub ahead of print]
  • Are Some Cases of Infected Pancreatic Necrosis Treatable without Intervention? Ramesh H, Prakash K, Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A: Dig Surg 2003;20:296-300 (DOI: 10.1159/000071694)