Dr. Rajsekhar Nayak did his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal and MS in General Surgery from Bangalore Medical College. He then spent 6 years in the UK where he was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Edinburgh and Glasgow gaining considerable experience in gastrointestinal surgery during his stay in UK, including advanced keyhole operations.
He returned to India in the year 2000 and has been one of the first surgeons to perform advanced keyhole operations on the gastrointestinal tract including laparoscopic cancer surgery, laparoscopic surgery for benign gastrointestinal conditions in the state. Surgery for morbid obesity was new in the country and one of the key treatments that was provided in Gunasheela Hospital with him being a pioneer in this treatment was very well received in Bangalore.
He also works very closely with his wife Dr. Devika at GSMH (Gunasheela Surgical and Maternity Home). Having been trained in the field of male infertility treatment, he provides both medical and surgical treatment for male infertility. Besides performing varicocele surgery, he routinely performs vasovasostomy (rejoining the vas after vasectomy) and epididmovasostomy for obstructive azoospermia. He has a vast experience in extracting sperm from the testis. He has been able to achieve treatment with a good pregnancy rate with sperm obtained from the testis in both obstructive and non-obstructive azoospermia.
MBBS: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
MS General Surgery: Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore
FRCS: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
FRCS: Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, UK
Advanced Trauma and Life Support: Birmingham, UK
Consultant Surgeon | Bangalore Institute of Oncology
This is a state of art centre for cancer treatment with all the latest facilities. Dr. Rajshekhar is a part of a multi-disciplinary team providing a comprehensive cancer care. He has a special interest in Gastrointestinal Oncology. He performs both open and advanced laparoscopic procedures for malignancies involving the GI tract. Dr. Rajshekhar is the first surgeon in the state to perform laparoscopic surgery for cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. Besides he routinely performs laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer, staging laparoscopy, diagnostic thoracoscopy etc. On the open surgical side Liver resection, resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma and Whipple’s pancreatico duodenectomy are some of the regular operations that he performs. He has also provided an endoscopic service including diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy, Colonoscopy and ERCP. He has performed the largest number of metallic stent placements for cancer of the esophagus in the state.
Surgical Gastroenterology | Victoria Hospital, Banglore Medical College, September 2000 to date.
This is a 1000 bedded teaching hospital attached to Bangalore Medical College. The post involves performing open and minimally invasive operations and GI Endoscopy. He has been instrumental in starting Laparoscopic surgery in this hospital. In addition to routine procedure such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendicectomy, he is performing advanced procedures such as Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Rectopexy, Heller’s Cardiomyotomy etc. On an average, I perform 2500 upper GI endoscopies (including therapeutic – variceal banding, sclerotherapy, stenting) and 350 colonoscopies each year. Open operations include Portocaval Shunt and Splenorenal shunt, Suguira devascularisation for Portal hypertension, Lateral pancreatico jejunostomy, Hepatic resection, Total colectomy and Ileoanal pouch, biliary reconstruction procedures, and various surgeries for GI malignancies such as Whipple’s pancreaticoduodenectomy, Oesophagectomy, gastrectomy, APR and Anterior resection.
Registrar in Surgical Gastroenterology | Pilgrim Hospital, Boston Mar – May 2000
This is a busy District General Hospital with the General Surgical Department providing services of Gastrointestinal surgery, Vascular surgery, laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy. He performed various major operations such as Anterior resection, APR, hemicolectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Dr. Rajshekhar has routinely performed gastroscopy and colonoscopy. Management of emergencies like leaking Aortic aneurysm, blunt abdominal trauma with splenic and intestinal injuries was common when he was on duty. Patients with multiple trauma were common as this area was a favourite with motorcyclists.
Registrar in Upper GI Surgery | Gloucester Royal Infirmary, Gloucester Dec – Feb 2000
Dr. Rajshekhar has worked with Professor Hugh Barr who is internationally recognised for his contribution in the area of Barett’s oesophagus. We had a state of the art endoscopy department where we performed laser and photodynamic therapy for dysplastic Barett’s oesphagus, Esophageal dilatation for strictures under fluoroscopic control. The unit has excellent facilities for investigation and management of reflux oesophagitis. Operative procedures performed included oesophagectomy, gastrectomy, Laparoscopic and open Nissen fundoplication. This is a large teaching hospital with upto 30 surgical admissions in a 24-hour period.
Registrar, Liver & Hepatobiliary unit, Gloucester Royal Infirmary, Gloucester Dec – Feb 2000
He has also worked with Professor Hugh Barr who is internationally recognised for his contribution in the area of Barett’s oesophagus. We had a state of the art endoscopy department where we performed laser and photodynamic therapy for dysplastic Barett’s oesphagus, Esophageal dilatation for strictures under fluoroscopic control. The unit has excellent facilities for investigation and management of reflux oesophagitis. Operative procedures performed included oesophagectomy, gastrectomy, Laparoscopic and open Nissen fundoplication. This is a large teaching hospital with upto 30 surgical admissions in a 24-hour period.
Registrar, Liver & Hepatobiliary unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Mar – Nov 99
This is the largest liver transplant unit in Europe performing about 160 transplants a year. In addition, about 70 liver resections and an equal number of Whipple’s procedures and biliary reconstructions are performed in one year. Performing the organ retrieval from brain dead individuals has substantially increased my surgical skills and the knowledge of the surgical anatomy of the region. This hospital is attached to the University of Birmingham and is a tertiary referral centre.
Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery, University Hospital, Tubingen, Germany Dec 98 – Feb 99
Professor Gerhard Buess is very well known for his pioneering work in the field of minimally invasive surgery. One of his main contributions is Trans anal endoscopic surgery, popularly known as TEMS. During my stay here I did a ‘hands-on’ course in TEMS. He was involved in performing various laparoscopic procedures such as fundoplication, adrenalectomy and hemicolectomy. He also involved myself in various animal experiments where new instruments and procedures are tried and tested. Telepresence surgery and voice controlled robots were two other areas that were being explored at the time.
Registrar in General & Colorectal Surgery | Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Mar 97 – Nov98
This is a very busy teaching hospital with about 35 acute surgical admissions in a 24-hour period. It is in this hospital that he developed my surgical skills in all areas of Gastrointestinal surgery including Colorectal, Laparoscopy and Endoscopy. h was trained in Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy and ERCP. He has performed operations such as APR, Colectomy-total, subtotal and hemi; Gastrectomy and laparoscopic procedures like cholecystectomy, appendicectomy and hernia repair. Management of emergencies included large and small bowel obstruction, leaking abdominal aortic aneurysms, brachial and femoral embolism, major abdominal trauma, bleeding peptic ulcers and diagnostic laparoscopy.
SHO in General Surgery | Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals, Norwich, Nov 96- Feb 97
This was his first post after the Fellowship examination. He was introduced to the working system in the UK. He worked with Mr M Rhodes, who is a renowned laparoscopic surgeon. He learnt the basics of laparoscopic surgery and also assisted in advanced laparoscopic procedures like fundoplication, splenectomy and pancreatectomy.
Clinical Attache | Solihull Hospital, West Midlands Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead Hammersmith Hospital, London March 95 to June 96
These were pre-fellowship posts. In the Hammersmith Hospital he had the opportunity to work with Professor RCN Williamson in his Hepatobiliary Unit. The hospital is one of the premier teaching institutes in the country and has state of the art equipment. The unit is well known international for its work in this area of surgery. He has assisted in various operations like Pylorus preserving Whipple’s, Liver Transplantation and biliary reconstruction procedures.
Tutor in Anatomy | KMC Manipal Mar 88 – Feb89
He was involved in teaching gross anatomy, histology and osteology to medical students. The knowledge he gained during this period is helpful even to this day.