Dr. S. Sudhindran

Dr. S. Sudhindran

Clinical Professor
MS (General Surgery), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (General Surgery)
Speciality: Cancer Centre, Centre for Organ Transplantation, Surgical Oncology, Liver Transplantation, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Small Bowel Transplantation, Pancreas Transplantation
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Dr. S. Sudhindran is the Clinical Professor and Chief Transplant Surgeon, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Solid Organ Transplantation, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. He is the first liver transplant surgeon in Kerala and a well-known expert in liver transplants. He has completed over 820 liver transplants, mostly live donor transplants. He also has expertise in pancreas transplant as well as small bowel transplants. He completed his MBBS and MS from Trivandrum Medical College. Later, he trained in vascular surgery and solid organ transplantation from the UK. He has worked as a Clinical Fellow in Transplantation in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. He has more than a hundred publications to his credit. He was awarded “The Distinguished Alumnus Award” by Trivandrum Medical College on February 15, 2020 in grateful appreciation for the leadership and outstanding service to the alma mater, Trivandrum Medical College and for the contributions to the society at large.

  • Co investigator for Qunintiles study protocol number 3074 A1- Randomised double blind study of Tigecycline versus Imipenem cilastatin for intraabdominal abcess.-Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
  • Randomised controlled trial of early versus late removal of ureteric stents after living donor kidney translantation. A trial currently undergoing in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • Non-heart beating donors for renal transplantation. Comparing the primary function rate, rejection rates and short term and long term graft survival rates between cadaveric hear beating and non heart berating donors for kidney transplantation in this unit, especially Category III non heart beating donors.
  • Graft versus Host disease after solid organ transplantation. Investigating the various clinical features, diagnostic methods and treatment options available for this rare but usually fatal complication after transplantation. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of method of assessment of peripheral chimerism for diagnosis of GVHD in this institute is being audited as well.
  • Platelet counts after Pancreatico renal transplantation. A retrospective study focusing on blood platelet counts from patients with combined pancreatico-renal transplants (SPK), who were compared with Type I diabetic patients from the same era undergoing kidney only transplantation (KTA). Platelet counts from SPK has been found to be significantly raised when compared with KTA.
  • Surgical training times. Analysis of the time taken to perform various general surgical procedures between consultants and trainees from prospectively collected data at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Trainees were seen to take an average of 30% more time than consultants (published).
  • Double blind prospective randomised controlled trial of prophylactic buccal suscard in preventing ERCP induced pancreatitis. Trial done in Countess of Chester Hospital to assess the role of buccal suscard, a long acting nitrate (which relaxes the sphincter of Oddi) in reducing the incidence of post ERCP pancreatitis (published).
  • Analysis of EUROSTAR data pertaining to the use of Aortic Stents for abdominal aortic aneurysms, especially with respect to the significance of endoleaks and change in aortic aneurysm diameter (published).
  • Femoro-distal bypass grafting. Audit done in Aintree Hospitals Nhs Trust, Liverpool on the limb salvage and mortality rates of crural vessel bypasses for critical lower limb ischaemia.
  • 30-day mortality and morbidity of carotid endarterectomy in a district general hospital. Retrospective Audit in Leighton hospital, Crewe.
  • Stay-in-rates after day case surgery. Retrospective Audit in Macclesfield District General Hospital.
  • Usage of Blood In General Surgery. Audit In Memorial Hospital, Darlington pertaining to the large number of inappropriate transfusions used in general surgery (published).
  • A comparative study of various surgical techniques for Hydrocoele of the Tunica Vaginalis sac. Thesis submitted to the Kerala University as part of MS Degree in General Surgery.

Dr. S. Sudhindran is the Clinical Professor and Chief Transplant Surgeon, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Solid Organ Transplantation, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. He is the first liver transplant surgeon in Kerala and a well-known expert in liver transplants. He has completed over 820 liver transplants, mostly live donor transplants. He also has expertise in pancreas transplant as well as small bowel transplants. He completed his MBBS and MS from Trivandrum Medical College. Later, he trained in vascular surgery and solid organ transplantation from the UK. He has worked as a Clinical Fellow in Transplantation in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. He has more than a hundred publications to his credit. He was awarded “The Distinguished Alumnus Award” by Trivandrum Medical College on February 15, 2020 in grateful appreciation for the leadership and outstanding service to the alma mater, Trivandrum Medical College and for the contributions to the society at large.

  • Clinical Fellowship in Transplantation
    Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
    April 2000 – September 2002
  • Specialist Registrar in Transplantation
    Royal Liverpool University Hospital
    October 1999 – April 2000
  • Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery
    Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
    October 1998 – September 1999
  • Specialist Registrar in Gen. & Vascular Surgery
    Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
    October 1997 – September 1998
  • Specialist Registrar in Gen & Vascular Surgery
    Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust
    October 1996 – September 1997
  • Specialist Registrar in Surgery
    Leighton hospital, Crewe, Cheshire
    October 1995 – September 1996
  • Specialist Registrar in Surgery
    Macclesfield District General Hospital
    April 1995 – September 1995
  • SHO Surgery
    Memorial Hospital, Darlington
    August 1994 – March 1995
  • SHO A&E and Orthopaedics
    Memorial Hospital, Darlington
    February 1994 – August 1994
  • PRHO Surgery
    Memorial Hospital, Darlington
    August 1993 – January 1994
  • Registrar General Surgery and Gastroenterology
    Devamatha Hospital, Kerala,
    August 1991 – March 1993
  • SHO Rotation Surgery and allied specialties
    Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala,
    May 1988 – May 1991
  • PRHO (Surgery, Medicine, O&G, Paediatrics and Community Medicine)
    Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala
    April 1987 to April 1988

  • Co investigator for Qunintiles study protocol number 3074 A1- Randomised double blind study of Tigecycline versus Imipenem cilastatin for intraabdominal abcess.-Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
  • Randomised controlled trial of early versus late removal of ureteric stents after living donor kidney translantation. A trial currently undergoing in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • Non-heart beating donors for renal transplantation. Comparing the primary function rate, rejection rates and short term and long term graft survival rates between cadaveric hear beating and non heart berating donors for kidney transplantation in this unit, especially Category III non heart beating donors.
  • Graft versus Host disease after solid organ transplantation. Investigating the various clinical features, diagnostic methods and treatment options available for this rare but usually fatal complication after transplantation. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of method of assessment of peripheral chimerism for diagnosis of GVHD in this institute is being audited as well.
  • Platelet counts after Pancreatico renal transplantation. A retrospective study focusing on blood platelet counts from patients with combined pancreatico-renal transplants (SPK), who were compared with Type I diabetic patients from the same era undergoing kidney only transplantation (KTA). Platelet counts from SPK has been found to be significantly raised when compared with KTA.
  • Surgical training times. Analysis of the time taken to perform various general surgical procedures between consultants and trainees from prospectively collected data at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Trainees were seen to take an average of 30% more time than consultants (published).
  • Double blind prospective randomised controlled trial of prophylactic buccal suscard in preventing ERCP induced pancreatitis. Trial done in Countess of Chester Hospital to assess the role of buccal suscard, a long acting nitrate (which relaxes the sphincter of Oddi) in reducing the incidence of post ERCP pancreatitis (published).
  • Analysis of EUROSTAR data pertaining to the use of Aortic Stents for abdominal aortic aneurysms, especially with respect to the significance of endoleaks and change in aortic aneurysm diameter (published).
  • Femoro-distal bypass grafting. Audit done in Aintree Hospitals Nhs Trust, Liverpool on the limb salvage and mortality rates of crural vessel bypasses for critical lower limb ischaemia.
  • 30-day mortality and morbidity of carotid endarterectomy in a district general hospital. Retrospective Audit in Leighton hospital, Crewe.
  • Stay-in-rates after day case surgery. Retrospective Audit in Macclesfield District General Hospital.
  • Usage of Blood In General Surgery. Audit In Memorial Hospital, Darlington pertaining to the large number of inappropriate transfusions used in general surgery (published).
  • A comparative study of various surgical techniques for Hydrocoele of the Tunica Vaginalis sac. Thesis submitted to the Kerala University as part of MS Degree in General Surgery.

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