General Surgery

About the Department

The Department of Surgery is one of the largest departments in the hospital and provides surgical care and teaching. The department has four units and provides high quality, affordable, surgical care in the outpatient, inpatient and emergency surgical settings. Besides patient care, the department trains undergraduate and postgraduate students in Surgery. The department began providing services in 2004 and was earlier headed by Dr.M. Manivachagan MS (October 2004 to May 2006) and Dr. Mukund M. Battal MS (July 2006 to July 2009).


Head of the Department

Dr Mallikarjun V Desai is the Head of the Department of Surgery. Dr Mallikarjun Desai completed his MBBS from the Mysore Medical College and his MS from the Karnataka Medical College, Hubli. He has worked at Government Medical College, Bellary, Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, and the Mysore Medical College, Mysore. He was formerly the Head of Surgery and the Director of the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli. He joined SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital in July 2009 as the Head of the Department. Dr Desai has 36 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post graduate students in Surgery.


Patient care

The department provides outpatient, inpatient and emergency surgical care of patients. Outpatient consultation and services are available from 8.30 AM to 7.00 PM, Monday to Saturday. Inpatient facilities are provided round the clock. The operating rooms are state of the art with the latest equipments and facilities. The department has a 12 bedded, dedicated, surgical intensive care unit for the management of critically ill surgical patients.    


Diagnostic Facilities

The Department provides endoscopic evaluation facilities for the management of Gastro-intestinal diseases. Both Upper and Lower (ODG scopy, Colonoscopy), diagnostic as well as therapeutic endoscopy services (dilatation, variceal banding, sclerotherapy) are provided.  


Treatment facilities

Surgical procedures performed by the department include

  • Upper Gastro-Intestinal (Oesophagectomy, Gastrectomy, SI resection etc)
  • Lower Gastro-Intestinal ( Colectomy, Rectopexy etc)
  • Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery (Cholecystectomy, Appendicectomy, Fundoplication etc)
  • Ano-rectal surgeries (PPH, Haemorrhoidectomy, Fistulectomy)
  • Endocrine Surgery (Thyroidectomy, Adrenelectomy, Parathyroid surgery)
  • Breast Surgery (Mastectomy, Axillary clearance)
  • Head and Neck Surgery (Oral cancers, Parotidectomy)
  • General Thoracic & Vascular Surgery (Thoracotomy, VATS, Varicose veins etc)
  • Emergency & Trauma care (laporotomy, thoracotomy, splenectomy etc)
  • Basic dental procedures


Teaching Program

Undergraduate students undergo clinical training in surgery from the II year onwards. Daily clinical teaching is done in the hospital wards. Theory classes are conducted in the college lecture halls on all days. Interns are posted for training in Surgery for two months. They are trained in basic surgical care and assisting during operations. The department also conducts weekly seminars and surgical skills training for the interns. Post-graduate surgical trainees pursuing Master of Surgery (MS) course undergo three years training in the department. Postgraduate clinics and subject seminars are conducted weekly. Inter-departmental discussions, management oriented discussions in surgery and grand rounds are conducted once a month. In addition, the department conducts morbidity and mortality meeting once a month. The department conducts theory teaching for physiotherapy, nursing and anaesthesia technician’s courses.


  1. B Srinivas Pai, N Satyanarayana, M Prakash, R Shanoy, F Alvares. An Unusual Case Of Gastric Carcinoma Presenting With Only Bone Metastasis As The Site Of Dissemination. The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2004 Volume 6 Number 1.
  2. Mohan R, Bhandary S, Shenoy M, Sali AR. Post traumatic ectopic nail. J Postgrad Med 2006;52:218.
  3. B Pai, V Anand, K Shenoy. Diagnostic Accuracy Of Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology Versus Frozen Section In Solitary Thyroid Nodules. The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2006 Volume 12 Number2
  4. A Dayal, S Pai, K Shenoy, P Kansakar, A Kannan, Y Sharma, G Rodrigues, S Khan. Isolated Primary Tuberculosis Of Inguinal Lymph Nodes: An Acute Presentation. The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2007 Volume 14 Number 1.
  5. S Pai, L Ramachandra, R Shenoy, G Kamath. Bochdalek’s Hernia in Adults – a Report of 4 Cases. The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2008 Volume 18 Number 2.
  6. B. Srinivas Pai · Saurabh Agarwal · Srinivasan G. · Lakshmi Rao · Anuradha C. K. Rao. Metaplastic carcinoma breast (carcinosarcoma variant) Indian J Surg 72(Suppl 1): 357–358 DOI: 10.1007/s12262-010-0104-6
  7. Abhijit D. Hiregoudar,Mukunda M.Battal, N.Vishwanath, S.C.Nadaf, Ravikala Rao, U.S.Dinesh Subtotal colectomy for intestinal Behcet's disease:a histopathological surprise, Indian  J of Surgery ( May-June2009 )
  8. D’souza C, Bhagavan KR, Sunil H, Mohan R. Unusual case of subacute intestinal obstruction due to eosinophilic enteritis with enteroliths. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2010;3:83-5.
  9. Harsha Kodliwadmath, Bhaskaran A,Prasad CSBR, Basavarajappa M ,Ambikavathy M, Vasanth Kumar G. Evaluation of modified Alvarado score in the diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis And It's Correlation With Ultrasonography And Histopathology: J Clin Biomed Sci 2011 : 1 (4) 2012
  10. Mohan R, Ram DU, Baba YS, Shetty A, Bhandary S. Transabdominal impalement: Absence of visceral or vascular injury a rare possibility. J Emerg Med 2011;41:495-8.
  11. Bhaskaran A.Vasanthkumar G., Aparna Narsimha,Ambikavathy M,Basavarajappa M , Harsha Kodliwadmath. Extradural Neurilemmoma of The Lumbosacral Region. J Clin Biomed Sci 2011 :1 (4)
  12. Permi HS, Veena S, Kishan Prasad HL, Kumar YS, Mohan R, Shetty KJ. Subcutaneous human dirofilariasis due to Dirofilariasis Repens - report of two cases. J Global Infect Dis 2011;3:199-201. 
  13. Harihar V.Hegde,Shanmukh Hiremath,Ashwin Kulkarni, M.P.Bharat. Emergency , anaesthetic and intensive care management of a case of eventration of diahragm, Bochdalek hernia and an intra-thoracic gastic rupture with gastric gangrene. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care 1 (2011) 42- 45
  14. Girisha BS, Shenoy MM, Mathias M, Mohan R. Glomus tumor of the nail: Indian J Dermatol 2011;56:583-4.
  15. Bhaskaran a. , Kalyani R , Jyotindra Singh , Praveen V and Ananthraju G S. A Rare Primary Malignant Hydatid Cyst of Spleen. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care 1 (2011) 42- 45
  16. Mohan R, Rao S, Benjamin M, Bhagavan KR. Accidental ingestion of a barbed wire broach and its endoscopic retrieval: prevention better than cure. Indian J Dent Res 2011;839-42.
  17. D’souza C, Mohan R, Bhagavan KR. Giant pseudocyst of the spleen. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2012;6:110-2
  18. Sreeramulu PN, Venkatachalapathy T S and Ananthraju G.S. Blunt Trauma Liver-Conservative or Surgical management :a Retrospective Study: Volume 1, Issue No.8 of Journal Trauma Treat  2013. Volume 1, Issue No.8 of Journal Trauma Treat  2013. Journal Trauma Treatment -E ISSN :  2167-1222
  19. Sen TK. Anantharaju G.S., Krishna Shetty, M V. Medical Management for BPH-Present Concept J.Clin Bio Med Sci 2012:2(2)
  20. Chandrika V, Permi HS, Kishan Prasad HL, Mohan R, Shetty KJ, Patil C. Synchronous bilateral medullary carcinoma of breast: Is it metastasis or second primary?. J Can Res Ther  2012;8:129-31. 3
  21. Shashi Rekha C.A., Krishna K Prasad , Ananth Raju G.S. Harendra Kumar.Abdominal Tuberculosis with Synchronus colon carcinoma, International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research 2013
  22. Geeta karbeet Radhakrishna , P. R. Bhat , Rajgopal K. Shenoy , Srinivas Pai Primary Mesenteric Fibromatosis:A Case Report with Brief Review of Literature & Harpreet Singh Indian J Surg (June 2013) 75(Suppl 1):S131–S133 .DOI 10.1007/s12262-012-0515-7
  23. Suresh Badiger, Nagalakshmi V. Clinical Study of Blunt Trauma abdomen. Volume 34, Issue No.02: 204-206 of  IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences 2014
  24. Sundeep Ashokkumar Naik , Srinivas Pai  Unusual case of gastro jejuno-colic fistula with perforation: a rare case report  Pan African Medical Journal. 2014; 18:341 doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.18.341.5106
  25. Dr.Prashant Tubachi, Dr.Annappa Kudva,Dr.Sourabh Agarwal,Dr.Vineet Mannan. Surgical Excision of a Large Popliteal Varicosity in a Patient with Type 3 Von Willebrand Disease. Journal of Dental and Medical sciences (IOSR-JDMS)e-ISSN:2279-0853,p-ISSN:2279-0861,Volume 13,Issue 12 Yer.VII (Dec.2014),PP 84-86
  26. Prashanth Tubachi , Ravikiran Naalla, Vijay Koduru, Rajgopal Shenoy. Primary cutaneous rhinopsoridiosis : an unusual lesion with an unusual presentation, Volume 14, Issue No.02 , Version 1 :P.103-105 of Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS)2016, p ISSN :2279-0861 e ISSN :2279-0853
  27. Varun Laddha, Prashanth Tubachi,K.Rajgopal Shenoy. Pseudocyst of Pancreas:  A Clinical Study. Volume 14, Issue No.10 , Version 6 :P.101-105 of Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS)2015,p ISSN :2279-0861 e ISSN :2279-0853
  28. Abhinandan B.Vankudri, Sanjay Koppad,Arunkumar Jeedi, Mallikarjun Desai. A Prospective Study of Christian Scoring System and its Co-Relation with Ultrasound in diagnosing Acute Appendicitis. Volume 5, Issue No.1:P.472-477 of International Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research: December 2015. p ISSN :2250-284X e ISSN :2250-2858.
  29. Shetty P, Bargale A, Patil BR, Mohan R, Dinesh US, Vishwanatha JK, Gai PB, Patil VS, Amsavardani TS. Cell surface interaction of annexin A2 and galectin-3 modulates epidermal growth factor receptor signaling in Her-2 negative breast cancer cells. Mol Cell Biochem. Mol Cell Biochem. 2016;411:221-33.
  30. Chouhan S, Singh S, Athavale D, Ramteke P, Pandey V, Joseph J, Mohan R, Shetty PK, Bhat MK. Glucose induced activation of canonical Wnt signaling pathway in hepatocellular carcinoma is regulated by DKK4. Sci Rep. 2016;6:27558. doi:10.1038/srep27558.
  31. Abhinandan B.Vankudri, Sanjay Koppad, Dinesh M. Gunasagar, Mallikarjun Desai. Evaluation of modified Alvarado score in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Volume 4, Issue No.1: of International Journal of  Research in Medical Sciences : January 2016.p ISSN :2320-6071 e ISSN :2320-6012
  32. Harihar Vishwanath Hegde, Shivi Maheshwari,B Srinivas Pai, Sameer Ahmed. Dexmedetomidine in anaesthesia for a high?risk case of pheochromocytoma with poor left ventricular function. DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.1762813
  33. Raghunath Prabhu , Chandni Ravi , Srinivas Pai , Gabriel Rodrigues. The efficacy of topical phenytoin in the healing of diabetic foot ulcers: a randomized double-blinded trial. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries DOI 10.1007/s13410-016-0473-x
  34. Benakatti Rajendra , Prashanth Tubachi, Raghunath Prabhu, Rajgopal shenoy. Phyllodes Tumor - A Clinicopathological Study. Volume 15, Issue No.03 , Version 1 :P.33-37 of Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS)2016 , p ISSN :2279-0861 e ISSN :2279-0853
  35. Mohan R. Patterned bruise caused by an automobile tyre: an accurate guide to the mechanism of injury. S Afr J Surg 2016;54:49-50.
  36. Srinivas Pai- contributor- Mortality of emergency abdominal surgery in high,middle-and low-income countries, BJS 2016;103:971-988
  37. Anantharaju G.S, Sundeep Naik. Comparative study of Primary skin closure with Adhesive Skin Glue and Conventional Suture Material in Clean Elective Surgery. Volume 03, Issue No.08 :P.384-90 of International Journal of Integative Medical Sciences -2016. ISSN :2394-4137
  38. Shetty P, Patil VS, Mohan R, D’souza LC,  Bargale A, Patil B R, Dinesh US, Vikram Haridas V, Kulkarni SP. Annexin A2 and its downstream IL-6 and HB-EGF as secretory biomarkers in the differential diagnosis of Her-2 negative breast cancer. Ann Clin Biochem. 2016; doi:10.1177/0004563216665867.
  39. Sanjay Koppad, Abhinandan B.Vankudri, Mallikarjun Desai, Harsha Kodliwadmath. Analysis of Mannheim Peritonitis Index Scoring in Predicting Outcome in Patients with Peritonitis Secondary to Hollow Viscus Perforation - Volume 3, Issue 3 of ISJ in August 2016, PRINT ISSN : 2349-3305 ONLINE ISSN : 2349-290
  40. Sanjay Koppad, Harsha Kodliwadmath, Mallikarjun Desai. Analysis of Application and Diagnostic Importance of Alvarado Scoring System in Patients with Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain. Volume 3, Issue 3 of International Surgery Journal in August 2016 PRINT ISSN : 2349-3305 ONLINE ISSN : 2349-290
  41. Suresh Badiger,Sanjay Koppad,Ashwin Kulkarni,Harsha Kodliwadmath. Comparative analysis of Open Vs laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. International Surgery Journal PRINT ISSN : 2349-3305
  42. Sanjay N.koppad, Suresh Badiger, Mallikarjun Desai, Harsha Kodliwadmath. Comparative Analysis of the efficacy of topical negative pressure dressing with conventional wound drerssing in wound dressing in wound healing. Volume 3,     Issue 3 of ISJ in August 2016
  43. Harsha Kodliwadmath, Sanjay Koppad, Mallikarjun Desai, Suresh Badiger. Correlation of Glassow outcome score to glasgow coma score assessed at admission. Volume 03, Issue No.04 :P.1-5 of International Surgery Journal-2016. pISSN 2349-3305 /eISSN 2349-2902
  44. Dr. Saurabh Agrawal, Dr. Srinivas Pai. Comparative Study of Outcomes of InguinalHernia Repair under Local and Spinal Anaesthesia. Volume : 5 | Issue : 12 | December-2016 • ISSN No 2277 - 8179 | IF : 3.508 | IC Value : 78.46
  45. Sameer Ahmed Mulla, Srinivas Pai, Prakash Mahalingashetty. Limberg flap for pilonidal sinus: an institutional study International Surgery Journal  Mulla SA et al. Int Surg J. 2017 Feb;4(2):xxx-xxx   pISSN 2349-3305 | eISSN 2349-2902
  46. Sameer Ahmed Mulla, Srinivas Pai. Varicose veins: a clinical study. International Surgery Journal Mulla SA et al. Int Surg J. 2017 Feb;4(2):xxx-xxx. pISSN 2349-3305 | eISSN 2349-2902
  47. D.Chandrika, Anantharaju G.S. Impact of climate changes on pollen and respiratory allergies. Volume 03, Issue No.01::P.07-10 of International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery | January-March 2017. pISSN 2454-5929 | eISSN 2454-5937
  48. D.Chandrika, Anantharaju G.S. Study of etiological factors in unilateral maxillary chronic sinusitis. Volume 03, Issue No.01::P.88-90 of International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery | January-March 2017. pISSN 2454-5929 | eISSN 2454-5937
  49. Saurabh Agrawal , Srinivas Pai . Evaluation of postoperative pain relief with intra-peritoneal bupivacaine instillation in laparoscopic cholecystectomy- a randomized control study. Int Surg J. 2017 Apr;4(4):1195-1200 .pISSN 2349-3305 | eISSN 2349-2902
Text Book Chapter
  • Rajashekar Mohan: Benign Anorectal Disorders: Springer India 2016: DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2589-8_15Springer India 2016


Dissertations/ Research
  1. A prospective randomized comparative study of open versus closed haemorrhoidectomy
  2. Evaluation of postoperative pain relief with intraperitoneal bupivacaine instillation, in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A randomized control study


Awards and Achievements 

  1. Dr. B. Srinivas Pai,  Dr. Niranjankumar,  Dr. Avinash Prabhu, Department of General Surgery won the first prize in poster presentation “Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) of thyroid in a background of Hashimoto's thyroiditis” at KSCASCICON Conference, Manipal held on Feb. 2014.
  2. Dr. Sameer AhmedAssistant Professor, Department of General Surgery awarded as best poster presentation “Rare Case of Intrahepatic Pseudocyst” at KSCASCICON Conference, Mysore held on Feb. 2015.


Dr. Mallikarjun V. Desai
Professor & HOD
Dr. Ashwin L. Kulkarni
Dr. B. Srinivas Pai
Dr. Rajashekar Mohan
Dr. Suresh Badiger
Dr. Prashant Tubachi
Associate Professor
Dr. Harsha B Kodlinadmath
Associate Professor
Dr. Sameer Ahmed
Associate Professor
Dr. Shahejan C Nadaf
Assistant Professor
Dr. Anantharaju G S
Assistant Professor
Dr. Likith M Rai
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sharad Jartarghar
Assistant Professor
Dr. Nagaraj Malladad
Sr. Resident
Dr. Amit M. Mujumdar
Sr. Resident
Dr. Surendra C. Wodeyar
Sr. Resident
Dr. Mohammed Hayat Dakhani
Sr. Resident
Dr. Siraj S B
Jr. Resident
Dr. Shrikrishna Prasad Shetty
Jr. Resident
Dr. Mohammedfaziluddin
Jr. Resident
Dr. Dishitha Shetty
Jr. Resident
Dr. Rakesh Kagita
Jr. Resident
Dr. Veeramachaneni S. Seshendra
Jr. Resident
Dr. Medha Urval
Jr. Resident
Dr. K. Sphurti Kamath
Jr. Resident
Dr. Manasa U
Jr. Resident
Dr. Chandhana Vishal N
Jr. Resident


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