Doctors

Dr. Vidhyadharan S


Designation :
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department :
Centre for Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Amrita Advanced Centre for Robotic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Email :
vidhyadharans@aims.amrita.edu
Qualification :
MS, DNB, MCh (Head & Neck), FICRS, Clinical Fellowship in Robotic Surgery & Head & Neck Surgery (Adelaide, Australia)

Dr. Vidhyadharan Sivakumar is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology. He is also a Consultant at the Swallowing Disorders Centre.

Dr. Vidhyadharan graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai in 2004. After gaining experience in managing life-threatening illnesses and injuries while working with the National Health Service in Emergency Medicine and Acute Medical Unit in the United Kingdom, he returned to India to pursue his post-graduation in MS (ENT) at Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Hospital, Chidambaram; which he completed in 2009. Additionally, he was awarded DNB (ENT) by National Board of Examinations, New Delhi in 2010.

In 2015, he completed the structured three-year training programme at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and was awarded MCh Head & Neck Surgery degree. During this time, he also developed skills in microvascular reconstruction of head and neck defects. He has also worked as an Overseas Registrar in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia in 2010. Later, he was granted a Clinical Fellowship in Robotic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery from the same hospital in 2016.

He had furthered his surgical oncology and reconstructive microsurgery training at Department of Head and Neck Services, Tata Memorial Hospital, India; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Ganga Hospital, India; Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan and the Departments of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at Toronto General Hospital, Canada and Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea.

Dr. Vidhyadharan’s special interests are Robotic Head and Neck Surgery and Rehabilitation of Swallowing Disorders. Besides his teaching obligations in the department of Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology, He is the Clinical Lead and a faculty for the Master of Science degree course in Deglutology and Swallowing Disorders. He has keen interest to participate in research and academics that could enhance the practice of evidence based medicine in Head and Neck Surgery. He has several publications in international and national journals to his credit.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

  • Robotic Head and Neck Surgery
  • Deglutology & Rehabilitation of Swallowing Disorders
  • Phagosurgery
  • Head & Neck Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery
  • Translational research

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Best podium presentation medal at 13th National conference of FHNO on 29th September 2013, Jaipur, India - Gastro Omental Free flap for Reconstruction of Tongue Defects.
  • First mark and Gold Medal in the Master of Surgery (Otorhinolaryngology) examinations in April 2009 - Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Mayadevi M, Thankappan T, Limbachiya SV, Vidhyadharan S, Villegas B, Ouyoung M, Balasubramanian D, Menon JR, Sinha U, Iyer S. Interdisciplinary Telemedicine in the Management of Dysphagia in Head and Neck. Dysphagia (Journal) 2018 (Published online).
  • M. Pandey, S. Vidhyadharan, U. Puthalath, R. Veeraraghavan, S.V. Sukumaran, C. Prasad, S. Iyer, K. Thankappan. Macroscopic technique for the evaluation of oral tongue tumour thickness: a reliable intraoperative method. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2016Aug;45(8):933-7.
  • Khadakban D, Kudpaje A, Thankappan K, Jayaprasad K, Gorasia T, Vidhyadharan S, Mathew J, Sharma M, Iyer S. Reconstructive Indications of Antero-lateral Thigh Free Flaps in Head and Neck Reconstruction. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction. 2015Mar;9(1):40-5.
  • Shawn Joseph S, Shetty S, Sandya C J, Vidhyadharan Sivakumar, Peter S, Krishnakumar T, Iyer S. An easy and safe method for facial nerve identification in parotid surgery. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2015 Dec; 76(6): 426-31.
  • Vidhyadharan S, Augustine I, Kudpaje A, Iyer S, Thankappan K. Site-wise Differences in Adequacy of the Surgical resection margins in Head and Neck Cancers. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2014 Sep; 5(3): 227-31.
  • Shetty S, Thankappan K, Iyer S, Vidhyadharan Sivakumar. Treatment outcomes in advanced hypopharyngeal carcinoma. Organ preservation Vs surgical modality. Oral Oncology (May 1, 2013); 49 Suppl. 1: S31.
  • Vidhyadharan S, Krishnan S, King G, Morley A. Transoral robotic surgery for the removal of a second branchial arch cyst: a case report. Journal of Robotic Surgery 2012, 6 (4): 349- 353.
  • VU Shanmugam, Ruta Shanmugam, Vidhyadharan S. Syringocystadenoma Papilliferum – A rare neoplasm of the pre – auricular region. Indian Journal of Otology 2010; Vol.16: 29-32.
  • GC Sahoo, VU Shanmugam, Ruta Shanmugam, Vidhyadharan S. Lingual Thyroid – How We Do It. Orissa Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 2008; 3(1): 48 – 50.
  • GC Sahoo, Ruta Shanmugam, VU Shanmugam, Vidhyadharan S. Esophageal Foreign Body – Twin Deliveries. Orissa Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 2008; 3(1): 20 – 21.

Text Book Chapters:

  • Vidhyadharan S, Iyer S, Thankappan K. Principles of surgery in Oral Cavity Cancers. In: Krishnakumar Thankappan, Subramania Iyer, editors. Basic Concepts in Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd; 2015: 137 - 43.
  • Vidhyadharan S, Anoop R, Thankappan K. Guidelines in the management of Oral Cavity Cancers. In: Krishnakumar Thankappan, Subramanin Iyer, editors. Basic Concepts in Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd; 2015: 158 - 68.
  • Sharma M, Wakure AN, Vidhyadharan S, Iyer S. Head and Neck Reconstruction. In: Krishnakumar Thankappan, Subramanin Iyer, editors. Basic Concepts in Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd; 2015: 237 - 50.