Know Dr. Patta Radhakrishna

Dr.Patta Radhakrishna is a renowned Surgical Gastroenterologist and a Laparoscopic Surgeon in Chennai.
Presently he is the chief of  Surgical Gastroenterology and Laparoscopic Surgery at SIMS (SRM Institutes for Medical Science), Vadapalani, Chennai. His private consultation in the evening is by appointment at Chennai Breast center, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

He has graduated from the prestigious Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Institute and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry in 1986. He subsequently did his initial surgical training at Stanley Medical College, Chennai and obtained a degree MS (General Surgery) in 1989. Soon thereafter he joined MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology) course at Madras Medical College and obtained his super-specialty degree in 1992 under the chairmanship of Prof.N.Rangabashyam a pioneer Surgical Gastroenterologist of india in the very first attempt. At that period of time Madras Medical College was the only center in India offering MCh course in Surgical Gastroenterology. During his tenure in the  Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Proctology in Madras Medical College he had the opportunity to perform and assist complex GI surgeries. He obtained first-hand experience in assisting and performing some of the complex Esophageal, gastric, colo-rectal, hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgeries in addition to enormous amounts of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic work. This became the platform from which his career in GI surgery took off. Dr.Radhakrishna’s thesis during his stay here was on ‘Corrosive injuries of the esophagus and stomach’.

For the next three and half years he had worked as a Senior Resident in the Department of Gastro-intestinal Surgery and Liver Transplantation at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi under Prof. Samiran Nundy, yet another pioneer in Surgical Gastroenterology in India. The GI Surgery unit at AIIMS (GISAIIMS) is the most renowned GI unit in the Indian sub-continent catering to patients not only from all over India but also the neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In this unit he was directly responsible for care of patients with GI bleeding, especially in those with portal hypertension, surgery for ulcerative colitis, surgery for surgical obstructive jaundice etc. This unit was very systematic in treating these conditions and had its own structured Indian Management Protocols that are followed to this date, the country over. Dr.Radhakrishna had extensive experience in the laboratory work in relation to liver transplantation and also had the opportunity to be involved in the first ever liver transplant done in AIIMS in 1995. He has presented numerous papers on behalf of the unit at various conferences. During his stint in AIIMS he had a month long training in laparoscopic surgery under Dr. Pradeep Choubey, the famous laparoscopic surgeon at the Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi.

After completion of his training in AIIMS he joined as a consultant GI Surgeon at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. There he was responsible for starting the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology complete with a Dedicated operation Theatre and ICU.  In two years, in addition to 540 major surgeries he hadalso performed over 2000 upper GI endoscopies and 400 colonoscopies successfully. He was also instrumental in initiating laparoscopic work there in 1996.

Later on he joined Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) a premier medical institution in Hyderabad as a consultant GI surgeon and worked there for about two years before going abroad. At NIMS he was actively involved in academic teaching and also was responsible for a structured audit of the unit. He was also instrumental in organizing a bi- monthly organ specific CME (Continuing Medical Education) there successfully.

He had a 3 year stint as a senior consultant in GI Surgery at Z.H.Sikder Women’s Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh where he went on the invitation from the Govt. of Bangladesh. There, he had established a GI Surgical unit, which runs successfully even today.

In 2003 He joined Apollo Hospitals, Colombo, Sri Lanka as a senior consultant and head of GI and laparoscopic surgery. Apollo hospital Colombo is the largest multi specialty medical care provider in the entire Sri Lanka. He worked there for 3 years before joining Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, a corporate hospital which was voted as the number one hospital in the private sector for many years in succession. In Chennai Apollo he had been one of the most successful GI and Laparoscopic surgeons and had spent eleven years before taking over as the Head, Department of GI and laparoscopic surgery at SIMS (SRM Institutes  for Medical Science) in March 2014. In Apollo Hospitals, Chennai Dr.Radhakrishna gained extensive experience in treating and operating on complex Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary , Gastro-Esophageal and Colo-rectal surgery. He had gained recognition in the field of emergency surgery for GI beeding  and also day-care laparoscopic surgery.

Dr Radhakrishna has extensive experience in :

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystestomy (REMOVAL OF GALL BLADDER WITH STONE)
  • Laparoscopic Appendictomy (REMOVAL OF APPENDIX)
  • Laparoscopic Colonic resection ( REMOVAL OF PART OF COLON)
  • Laparoscopic AP resection(REMOVAL OF RECTUM)
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy (FIXING PROLAPSED RECTUM)
  • Laparoscopic Cardiomyotomy (FIXING NARROWED FOOD PIPE)
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication( FIXING DILATED FOOD PIPE)
  • Laparoscopic Esophageal surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic cystogastrostomy
  • Laparoscopic hydatid cyst liver surgery
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery And many more Laparoscopic surgeries

Presently He heads the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Laparoscopic Surgery at SIMS (SRM Institutes for Medical Science) , a corporate sector tertiary care hospital located in Vadapalani in the centre of the city. This hospital is a part of the famous SRM group which runs a chain of professional institutions , public transport and a host of other businesses.