Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

About the Department

The department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery has made a beginning in collaboration with department of General Surgery from the time of inception of the hospital.  It has been provided with a daily running O.P.D. exclusive operation theater (armed with competent anesthesiologist, state of the art, operating microscope, micro surgical instruments and well trained Plastic Surgery Staff, Intensive Care Unit looked after round the clock by well-trained nursing staff under the supervision of anesthesiologists) and inpatient wards (catering to all the strata of the society).  Accident and Emergency Care Unit (Casualty) is handling all the Plastic & Reconstructive Emergencies backed by round the clock C.T. and M.R.I Scan facilities from the department of radiology. Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is willing to expand and want to explore in Skull Base Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery….


Patient Care

Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery runs daily outpatient services between 8.30am to 5.00pm and emergency services round the clock.  It is backed by round the clock services of laboratory, radiology, accidents and emergencies and anesthesiologist.  Because of early availability of investigation reports and the availability of PACS- picture archiving and communication system, definitive plan of treatment is often decided on the day of admission itself. Inter departmental references are done on the same day if necessary. Department of Physiotherapy and Re-Habilitation is taking care of outpatients and admitted patients.  

In-patient bed capacity – 75 Beds

Intensive Care Unit – 25 Beds


About the Staff

Prof. Niranjan Kumar, MBBS, M.S. (Gen.Surg.), M.Ch.(Plastic Surgery), FRCS,  heads the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and also the Craniofacial Unit attached to the department. Dr. Niranjan Kumar completed his MBBS & MS (Gen.Surg.) from KMC, Mangalore and M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery) from Madras Medical College, Madras. He was awarded FRCS in Plastic Surgery in 2013 from Royal College of Surgeons, London, United Kingdom. In 1993 he joined Manipal Hospital, Bangalore as Consultant and Head of the department of Plastic Surgery & established Micro Vascular Surgery & NEURO PLASTICA, a Craniofacial & Skull Base Surgery Unit. He joined SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital as Medical Director in 2004.

He is a life member of the APSI (Association of Plastic Surgeons of India), ISCLP & CA (Indian Society for Cleft Lip & Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies), Smile-Train, USA, FICS-IS (Faculty of International College of Surgeons – Indian Section), AOCMF (Association of Oral &Cranio;-Maxillofacial Surgeons), IMA (Indian Medical Association), ASI (Association of Surgeons of India), AMASI (Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India). 

Dr. AvinashPrabhu joined the department as Assistant Professor. He completed his MBBS from KMC, Manipal& MS (Gen. Surg). from JJMC, Davangere. He completed his M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery) from JNMC, Belgaum. He is now serving the department as Associate Professor. He is a  Life Member of APSI (Association of Plastic Surgeons of India), IMA (Indian Medical Association), ISCLP & CA ( Indian Society for Cleft Lip & Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies).

Dr. Anil R. completed MBBS from KVG Medical College Sullia & finished M.S General Surgery from the same Institution. He later did his M.Ch. Plastic Surgery from Vyedehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre Bengaluru. Presently he is working as Assistant Professor in the department of Plastic Surgery, SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital. His field of interest is Hand & Micro Vascular Surgery.


Treatment Facilities

Surgical procedures performed by the department include:

Congenital Deformities:

1. Face

  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Microtia
  • Asymetry of the face
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Orthognathic Surgery

2. Hand

  • Club Hand
  • Poly dactyle (Excess finger)
  • Syndactyle (Fusion of fingers)

3. Hypospadias


1. Face

  • Soft tissue injury
  • Facial bone fracture
  • Facial nerve repair

2. Hand

  • Bone fracture
  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Nerve, Tendon, Vessel injury
  • Reimplantation of severed part
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Free Tissue Transfer (Microvascular flaps)
  • Tendon transfer (Wrist drop)

3. Lower limb

  • Soft tissue cover (Skin graft / flaps)
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Tendon, Nerve, Vessel repair
  • Free Tissue Transfer (Microvascular flaps)
  • Tendon transfer (Foot drop)

4. Cancer

  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Oral Malignancy Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction

5. Burns

  • Acute burns
  • Burns Contractures

6. Bed Sores (Pressure sore)

7. Chronic Wound management

  • Nasal Correction
  • Breast Augmentation / Breast Reduction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Gynecomastia correction
  • Scar revision


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Dr. Avinash Prabhu                Associate Professor     
Dr. Anil R. Assistant Professor


Visiting Faculty
Dr. Anantesheswara Y. N. Rao         Visiting Consultant


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