Dr Ravishankar K Diddapur

General Surgeon
32 years of experience

Specialty

General Surgery

Qualifications

MBBS, MS (Gen Surg) (Bombay), FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Gen Surg – Transplant), Hesperis Diploma in Transplantation (European College of Transplantation – ECOT), FAMS (Gen Surg) (Singapore)

What I do

Dr Ravishankar provides clinical services such as:
- Liver Surgery
- Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
- Bloodless Surgery
See more [ + ]- Endocrine Surgery
- Liver Cancer (Tumor/Hepatoma) & Colorectal Metastasis
- Laparoscopic Pancreatic Surgery
- Pancreas cancer surgery
- Acute Pancreatitis
- Liver Transplantation
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Appendectomy
- Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
- Cancer Screening
- Pain management

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Clinic Locations

Dr Ravi Liver, Laparoscopic Surgery and Transplantation Centre
Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre #15-04
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

Specialist Surgery Singapore Pte Ltd
Gleneagles Hospital Annexe Block #02-35
6A Napier Road
Singapore 258500

Singapore Scarless Laparoscopic Surgery Pte Ltd
Mt Elizabeth Novena Medical Specialist Centre #06-44/45
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore 329563

Professional Statement

Dr Ravishankar K Diddapur is a General Surgeon practicing at Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore. He specializes in single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and in multi-organ transplant (specifically, transplants of the liver, kidney, pancreas and small bowel). Dr Ravishankar is multilingual and speaks English, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, and Marathi. He is accredited in Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, and Parkway East Hospital.

He completed his MBBS from the Mysore University, India in 1994, he subsequently obtained his specialist training in general surgery in the UK, with clinical interest in transplant. He ... See more [ + ]subsequently obtained his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons with transplant as a subspecialty, and his Hesperis Diploma in transplantation from the European College of Transplantation. Dr Ravishankar has also been featured on BBC Radio to speak about transplants.

Dr Ravishankar performs all variations of abdominal surgeries laparoscopically both in elective and emergency settings. In 2009, Dr Ravishankar performed the first single incision scarless laparoscopic appendicectomy in Southeast Asia. Dr Ravishankar continues to offer this unique surgery, both in acute and elective settings, for conditions such as acute appendicitis, hernia repair, gallstone disease, liver resection, liver cyst surgery, right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, sigmoid colectomy and subtotal colectomy for various conditions including tumours, pancreatic resections, small bowel obstruction, small bowel adhesiolysis and small bowel resection, among others.

Dr Ravishankar was awarded his medical degree in 1986, ranking third in the university in his final exams, with distinctions in many subjects. During this time, he achieved awards and prizes in extra-curricular activities, some of which he represented nationally. He was awarded the first prize by Warwick University for his work on research and obtained his Masters in Surgery from Bombay University before moving to UK for higher training. Dr Ravishankar received the Health Manpower Development Program (HMDP) award from the Ministry of Health of Singapore, which allowed him to further his expertise in right lobe living donor liver transplant.

Dr Ravishankar was appointed Associate Consultant of Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the Singapore National University Hospital (NUH) in 2003. At the same time, he held the position of Senior Clinical Lecturer at NUH. Shortly after, Dr Ravishankar was promoted to Consultant in the same specialty and introduced laparoscopic surgery for major hepatobiliary surgeries to NUH.

During his consultancy at NUH, Dr Ravishankar performed complex liver transplants and pediatric liver transplants in patients with portal vein thrombosis and hepato-pulmonary syndrome. He performed all living donor hepatectomies for liver transplants and maintained a nil 30-day surgical mortality for all his elective surgeries at NUH.

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Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil

Education

Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
See more [ + ] European College of Transplantation
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

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Awards and Publications

HMDP Fellowship for Right Lobe Living Donor Liver Transplant, Ministry of Health & Manpower Development, Singapore
First Prize in Clinical Section of Walsgrave Research Poster Day in conjunction with University of Warwick, Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry
M.B.B.S: Distinctions in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine. 3rd rank in final M.B.B.S Mysore University

Professional Positions and Memberships

Visiting Surgeon, Mount Alvernia Hospital
Visiting Surgeon, East Shore Hospital
Former Consultant Surgeon, Liver Transplant Program, National University Hospital
See more [ + ] Former Head, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, National University Hospital
Executive Council Member College of Surgeons, Singapore 2009 -2013
Vice President, College of Surgeons, Singapore 2010 – 2012
Honorary Secretary, College of Surgeons, Singapore 2009 – 2010
Member, Medical Advisory Board, Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore 2008 – 2010
Chairman, Operating Theatre Committee, Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore 2009 – 2010
Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore 2008 – 2012
Member, Mortality Audit Committee, National University Hospital, Singapore 2005 - 2007
Member, International Liver Transplant Society
Member, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Member, Asian Society of Transplantation
Member, British Transplantation Society
Member, European Society of Transplantation
Member, ELSA – Life member
Member, Singapore Medical Association
Member, British Medical Association

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
See more [ + ]Parkway East Hospital
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Insurances Accepted