Department: Pain and Palliative Medicine
Dr. Dinesh Balakrishnan obtained his MBBS (1996) from Medical College Calicut and MS (General Surgery) from Medical College Kottayam (2001). After post graduation he worked as a lecture in the Department of General Surgery at Kottayam Medical College. He joined the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in 2002 and worked as a senior resident for four years. Later, joind the Dip NB programme in GI surgery under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. After specialisation, joined the department as Clinical Assistant Professor. In 2010 took up the post of senior clinical fellow at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge in the Department of Transplant Surgery. Gained experience in organ retrieval and implant and also participated in the care of patients undergoing multivisceral transplants. Came back and has been actively involved in the solid organ transplant programme at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. He has been involved with the state government (KNOS) and voluntary organizations like the national service society to create awareness about public health issues. Conducted awareness camps across the state on public health issues and creating awareness about organ donation.
Presentations and Publications :
Presented a paper on Residual Thyroid after Total Thyroidectomy[a study of 19 cases], Associations of Surgeons of India, State Chapter.
Spectrum Of Post Cholecystectomy Biliary injuries at a digestive Disease Centre in Kerala- IHPBA conference , Hyderabad, India.
Crohns Disease – A surgical Perspective –Indian Association Of Surgical Gastroenterology 2004.
GIST Of an Institution – Prognostic Factors and Survival- IASG 2005.
Lower Limb Ischemia due to Non specific Vasculitis – VISICON 2005. [ National Conference].
Surgery For Aortic Aneurysm An Indian Perspective- 7th International Congress of Asian Society for Vascular Surgery- Kuala Lumpur – 2006.
Invited lecture on How early is early how late is late in Liver Transplantation. At INASL national conference [ 2011].
Presented a paper on Liver transplant for Acute Liver Failure due to Rodenticide ingestion at ILTS – Sydney 2013.
Invited lecture on landmark Publications in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery – Technique at IHPBA Hyderabad 2015.
Invited lecture on How to deal with difficult bile ducts in Live Donor Liver Transplant at ASGKON 2015 .
Giant Fibro vascular Polyp Of Oesophagus –A case Report .Amrita Journal Of Medicine.
A rare case of Lower GI bleed. Klippel Trenauney syndrome. Amrita Journal Of Medicine.
Research Projects :
Neoadjuvant Chemo RT for Carcinoma Esophagus followed by Surgery, A prospective ongoing study with 3 years of Follow up.
Prospective follow up of Operated Cases of Gastrointestinal Stromal tumours from 1999 to 2010.A analysis of prognostic factors and survival of 55 cases was done in 2007.
Research Experience :
Global Multicentre Antibiotic Trial- Prospective Randomised Double blind Trial from 2003 -2005, Amrita Hospital, Co investigator.
Global Prospective randomised Double blind phase 3 antifungal Trial – 2004 -2005, Amrita Hospital, Co investigator.
Multicentre Prospective randomised open Label trial of Cefaperazone sulbactum vs Ceftazidime-Amikacin-Metronidazole in serious intra abdominal infections. 2004-2005, Amrita Hospital. Co investigator
Neoadjuvant ChemoRT followed by surgery versus Neoadjuvant Chemo RT + Trial Drug Followed by surgery. Prospective Multi centre Randomised Control Trial, Co investigator.
Membership in Scientific Bodies :
Association Of Surgeons of India [ ASI].
Indian Association Of Surgical Gastroenterology [ IASG].
Member and Fellow, Minimal Access Surgeons of India.