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As a practicing Surgeon, I’ve been fortunate to research and study many different health care topics. I’ve written a variety of medical articles that have been published in well-renowned peer-reviewed journals. In addition to satisfying my own curiosities, my publications are meant to help doctors, medical students, and the general public to better understand healthcare delivery.

You can read some of my written works below.


Hernia. April 2021. 

An early experience with transversus abdominis release for complex ventral hernias: a retrospective review of 100 cases

This study has the highest number of TAR cases from the Indian sub-continent with a pretty long follow-up. It seems we did a good job matching outcomes from other parts of the world. As follow-up data continues to come in, I am ever more optimistic about these repairs. 


Journal of Minimal Access Surgery. May 2021. 

Trocar insertion in enhanced-view totally extra-peritoneal (eTEP) repair of inguinal hernias

A description of the eTEP technique for the repair of groin hernias. Correct port positioning and sequence are key to successful execution of the repair.


International Journal of Surgical Case Reports. November 2019.

Combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic approach for tension gastrothorax in a foramen of Bochdalek hernia

What happens when a lot of your abdominal organs move into your chest and you can't breathe? This rare, acute condition was managed expertly at JJ Hospital by our entire team with a totally endoscopic approach. The patient has been following up with us for a few years now and is entirely symptom-free!


Journal of Emergency Medicine.

August 2018.

Umbilical Hernia with Evisceration. Two Cases and a Review of the Literature

A potentially fatal hernia complication in cirrhotics - evisceration! This is almost never seen in other circumstances and requires a multidisciplinary team for optimal management. 


Surgical Endoscopy. June 2018.

Role of indo-cyanine green (ICG) fluorescence in laparoscopic adrenalectomy: a retrospective review of 55 Cases.

I had a chance to present this interesting topic at the SAGES 2018 in Seattle, USA. We discussed our protocol for using ICG to delineate the adrenal glands from surrounding tissue and to identify their vascular pedicles. An innovative use of a promising technology.


International Journal of Surgical Case Reports. July 2021.

Intra-operative enteroscopic polypectomy-An innovative hybrid approach using straight sticks

A simple surgical idea that would go a long way in preventing chronic surgical complications in patients suffering from Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome. 

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World Journal of Surgery.

April 2020. 

Loss of Domain: Going Beyond the Stewart Test

Loss of domain is a very challenging condition in long-standing hernias where the herniated contents cannot be safely returned back into the abdomen without extraordinary measures. 

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Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology. October 2018.

When a cure becomes the pathology: mechanical bowel obstruction due to herbal pharmacobezoar. A case report with review of literature

Another rare case from the archives. The patient was taking a herbal medicine for constipation that formed a large concretion within the intestinal producing obstruction. She eventually needed emergency surgery to relieve the problem. 


Hernia. April 2021. 

Signs and landmarks in eTEP Rives-Stoppa repair of ventral hernias

This paper was an absolute pleasure to be a part of. It was co-written with two of the original innovators of the technique, Dr. Igor Belyansky and Dr. B Ramana. We discussed the specific anatomical landmarks in eTEP repairs which would go some way in helping those looking to adopt the surgery. 


Surgical Endoscopy.

March 2021. 

Endoscopic parathyroidectomy: a retrospective review of 27 cases

One of the perks of working at a premier minimal access surgery center in the country is being able to amass and analyze some rare surgeries, like this one. Endoscopic parathyroidectomy is a challenging but very rewarding procedure that reduces the morbidity from a traditional open neck exploration


Surgical Endoscopy.

September 2018.

Laparoscopic lateral pancreaticojejunostomy: an evolution to endostapled technique

Chronic pancreatitis is a debilitating condition where the threshold for intervention is traditionally kept very high. However, early intervention has the potential to ameliorate symptoms and possibly slow down the pathology. This revised surgical technique can make the benefits of minimal access surgery available to a broader spectrum of patients.  


Child's Nervous System. December 2016.

Atypical subgaleal haemangioma causing calvarial erosion: a case report

A young girl came with a soft mass growing on the side of her head. CT and MRI revealed a benign tumor which was gradually eroding through the skull. She underwent a successful surgery and went home happy. 

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