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Dr. Naveen Viswanath

Clinical Professor

Department: Paediatric Surgery
Qualification: MS (General Surgery), MCh (Paediatric Surgery), DNB (Paediatric Surgery)
Email: naveenviswanath@aims.amrita.edu

About Me

Dr. Naveen Viswanath underwent training in Advanced Paediatric Minimal Access Surgery at University Medical Centre, Mainz, Germany in 2006. He joined Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in March 2007 as Assistant Professor of Paediatric Surgery. He has also worked as Fellow in Paediatric Surgery at The Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand during 2007 – 2008 and subsequently in Paediatric Urology at The Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand during 2008 - 2009.


  • R.K.Gandhi Gold Medal in DNB Paediatric Surgery Examination from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, June 2005
  • First Rank in MCh Paediatric Surgery examination, Mumbai University, August 2005.
  • Gold Medal in M.S. General Surgery Examination from Goa University in October, 2001.
  • Laxmibai Raghunath Shirodkar Prize in the year 2001 from University of Goa.

  1. Paediatric ovarian lesion – The experience at Starship Children’s Hospital, New Zealand: Cribb B, Vishwanath N, Upahyay V. NZ Med J. 2014 Jun 6:127(1395):41-51.
  2. A Safer way of suturing in Foker’s Technique: Abraham MK, Bindu S, Viswanath N, Ramakrsnan P, AB Paliwal, A Naaz, NK Nandakumar. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Aug;48(8):1819-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.03.052.
  3.  Retroperitonescopic Surgery in Children – An Overview: Abraham MK, Viswanath N, Bindu S, Ramakrsnan P. JIMSA 2013 Jan – Mar 26(1): 45 – 47.
  4.  An unusual variant of urethral duplication: An addition to the Effman Classification: Abraham MK, Garge S, Bindu S, Viswanath N, R Puzhankara, A Paliwal, A Prabhakaran. Int Urol Nephrol.2013 Jun;45(3):601-6. doi: 10.1007/s11255-013-0424-0. Epub 2013 Mar 30.
  5. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in children: A single-centre experience over 7 years: Abraham MK, Nasir AA, Puzhankara R, Abdur-Rahman LO, Viswanath N, Kedari P, Sudarshan B. Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2012 May;9(2):137-9 doi: 10.4103/0189-6725.99400.
  6.  A simple and safe technique for trocar positioning in vesicoscopic ureteric reimplantation: Abraham MK, Viswanath N, Bindu S, Kedari P, Ramakrishnan P, Naaz A, Mohan S. Pediatr Surg Int. 2011 Nov;27(11):1223-6. Epub 2011 Aug 19. doi: 10.1007/s00383-011-2966-5.
  7.  Intravesical pressure: A new prognostic indicator in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: Abraham MKViswanath N, Ramakrishnan P, Bindu S, Kedari P, Naaz A, Rahman LO, Nasir AA, Sharon M, Shivji R, Sasidharan P. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2011 Oct;16(4):129-31. doi: 10.4103/0971-9261.86864.
  8.  Is Prophylactic Fundoplication Necessary in Neurologically Impaired Children ? : N Viswanath, D.Wong, D.Channappa, A.Kukkady, S.Brown, U.Samarakkody. European Journal of Paediatric Surgery 20: 226 – 229, 2010. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1249677.
  9. Large inguinal hernia repair in infants less than 2 years of age – Is laparoscopy the answer? : Oak SN, Parelkar S, N. Viswanath, T. Akhtar. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques 17 (1): 114 – 118, 2007.
  10. Management of Hemangiomas in children: Oak SN, Naveen Viswanath: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology 72 (1) : 1-4, 2006.
  11. Primary pulmonary hydatidosis – Report of 3 cases: Oak SN, Parelkar S, Viswanath N, Gera PK: Pediatric Surgery International; Aug 2005. pp 652 – 654.
  12. Video assisted Thoracoscopic Lung Biopsy in Children: Oak SN, Akhtar T, N. Viswanath, Pathak R: Journal of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons 11 ( 4 ) : 231 – 233, 2006.
  13. Neonatal lingual gastric duplication cyst: A rare case report : Kumar S, Joshi M, Vishwanath N, Akhtar T, Oak SN: Journal of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons 2006, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp 97 – 98.
  14. Role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in children : Oak SN, Parelkar SV, Vishwanath N : Journal of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons 2005, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp 92 – 94.
  15. Laparoscopic management of neonatal ovarian cysts : Oak SN, Parelkar SV, Vishwanath N, Satish KV: Journal of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons 2005, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp 100 – 102.
  16. Minimal Access in children – 5 years institutional experience: Oak SN, Parelkar SV, Viswanath N, Satish KV, Ravi Kiran: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2005, Vol 1, Issue 3, pp 121-128.
  17. Laparoscopic excision of ectopic left Kidney : Oak SN, Parelkar S, Viswanath N: Paediatric Endosurgery & Innovative Techniques. Vol.8, no.3, 2004 pg.279-283.
  18. Role of Thoracoscopy in blunt thoracic trauma – A case study: Oak SN, Parelkar S, Agarwal P, Viswanath N: Pediatric Endosurgery & Innovative Techniques; Vol 7, No.3, 2003. pp. 315 – 318.
  19. Laparoscopic Surgery of Inguinal hernia in children – Experience with 110 repairs : Oak SN, Parelkar S, Agarwal P, Viswanath N; Indian Journal of Surgery; Vol. 66, No.2, Mar – Apr 2004. pp.70 – 74.
  20. Experience with VATS for Empyema in Children : Oak SN, Parelkar S, Viswanath N: Journal of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons; Vol. 8, Oct – Dec 2003. pp 187 – 194.
Books Edited

  • Paediatric Surgical Diagnosis (Second edition) 2007 by SN Oak, NG Chaubal, Naveen Viswanath by Jaypee Publishers, New Delhi.
  • The e-book The Child and Cancer by SN Oak and Naveen Viswanath published by JASCAP, Mumbai in the year 2006.
  • Contributed to A Color Atlas of Paediatric Minimal Access Surgery by Dr. Oak S. N, Dr. Parelkar S. V & Dr. Agarwal P published by Jaypee publishers, New Delhi, India in 2004
  • Contributed to A Colour Atlas of Paediatric Laparoscopic Surgery by Dr. Oak S. N, Dr. Parelkar S. V & Dr. Agarwal P published by Jaypee publishers, New Delhi, India in 2003.