General Surgery

Department of Surgery DR SMCSI Medical College is one of the largest Multispecialty Surgical centers in the area catering the needs of people of all strata. Started in the year 2002 with Prof. (Dr) Kesavan Nair as the head of the department, the department flourished under the guidance of Prof (Dr) B K Easwarapilla( 2004-2010) and Prof (Dr) K.Raveendran (2010 – present)as HOD.The department grew from performing basic open general surgery procedures to advanced laparoscopic surgeries, in well equipped operation theaters run by four surgical units with more than 25 full time faculty.

Our department provides excellent patient centered care, engage in cutting edge research and mentor the next generation surgeons. Our faculty has published numerous articles in various journals showing the commitment to being innovative and leaders in their field. Our aim is to train young surgeons to high levels of competency in clinical and academic surgery and guide them in becoming professional leaders in their field.


MBBS- 100(2002 to 2015) 150 (2016) Morning – (Seminar, Clinics, Theory) (Seminar, Tutorials, Integrated Teaching, Guest Lecture, Research)

PG- 2 seats stared from 2012 (2 Batch Passed) (Clinics, Ward rounds, Specialty posting, Paper presentation, Research)

Specialty Clinics

  • Vascular Clinic- Tuesday
  • Breast Clinics- Wednesday
  • Thyroid Clinic- Thursday
  • Diabetic Clinic- Friday

Super Specialty

  • Paediatric Surgery- Dr Raja Raja Varma MBBS, MS, MCh(Pedsurgery)
  • Urology- Dr. P. Madhusoodanan, MS, MCh(Uro), Dr Chlellakannan MS, MCh(Uro)
  • Neurosurgery - Dr Ebenezer E J Dev MBBS, MS(Neurosurgery)
  • Vascular Surgery - Dr. Punitha Thetrarauv Oli.M MBBS, MS,( Fellow in Vascular in vascular Surgery)

  • Open procedures
  • Basic and laparoscopic procedures
  • Endoscopy procedures
  • MRD for References
  • Department Library 24 hours
  • Department Research Lab

Present Doctors
Sl No Name of Doctor Designation
1 Dr. Raveendran. K Professor & HOD
2 Dr. B. K. Easwara Pillai Professor
3 Dr. Punitha Thetrarauv Oli.M Professor
4 Dr R Velayudhan Nair Professor
5 Dr. P. Madhusoodanan Professor
6 Dr Karpagavel.C Asso Professor
7 Dr Sandeep Kumar David S Associate Professor
8 Dr Benny P B Assistant Professor
9 Dr Bipin Thomas Prasad Assistant Professor
10 Dr John Suresh Kumar Assistant Professor
11 Dr Naraintran Asst Professor
12 Dr Chella Kannan Assistant Professor
13 Dr Mohammed Rafi Assistant Professor
Reliving Doctors
Sl No Name of Doctor Designation
1 Dr. Kesavan Nair Professor
2 Dr. Raveendra Nath Menon Professor
3 Dr. Sareena Mathew Professor
4 Dr Jacob Thomas Professor
5 Dr Peter Manohar Chellappa Asso Professor
6 Dr Rajan J Associate Professor
7 Dr Nebu Abraham George Assistant Professor
8 Dr Hari Kumar Unni Assistant Professor
9 Dr Jinu J Assistant Professor
10 Dr Indu prabha Yadav Asst Professor
11 Dr Rahul Saxena Assistant Professor
12 Dr John Sajith Edwin Assistant Professor
13 Dr Pratheep Sam Raj Assistant Professor
14 Dr Induchoodan Assistant Professor
15 Dr Rajesh Assistant Professor
16 Dr Renji Issac Mathew Assistant Professor
17 Dr. Siddhartha chakravarthy Assistant Professor
18 Dr Affin A Assistant Professor


(i) O.P.D
Blood Pressure Apparatus, Stethoscope, diagnostic kit, Weighing machine, Skinfold caliper, Height scale 6
X-ray viewingbox4 in 1 6
Proctoscope & Gabriel Syringe 6
Sigmoidoscope (Rigid) 2
Flexible Endoscope, Upper Gi, Colonoscope(one set in Main O.T) 2
Diagnostic Cystoscope 1
Uroflowmetry 1
(ii) MINOR OT 1
Operation Theatre Table 2
Operation Theatre Ceiling light 2
Pedestal lights 2
Electro-surgical unit 1
Suction 4
Pulse Oxymeter ( one for Endoscopy Room) 4
Anaesthesia Equipment
Resuscitation Kit 1
Assorted surgical instruments for minor operation sets 12
Autoclave 1
B.P.Apparatus, Stethoscope, diagnostic kit(4 sets in each ward)
Weighing Machine, height scale, skinfold caliper(2 each in each ward) 8
Proctoscope(2 in each ward) Monitors for pulse rate, heart rate, E.C.G. Invasive and non-invasive pressure ( 2 in each ward) 8
Monitors for pulse rate, heart rate, ECG, Invasive and non invasive pressure 8
Incubators/ Transport incubators 4
Neonatal Bassinet 4
Ultrasound 4
Arterial blood analyser 1
Oesophageal/ gastric pH & Pressure 1
Operating Tables 11
Operating Ceiling light Pedestal side light (for emergency use) 11
Pedestal side lights 2
Electrosurgical unit 10
General Sets(8 for each operation theatre) 70
Burr hole set 2
Vascular set (1 in each O.T) 8
Anaesthesia Equipment as per requirement of Anaesthesia department Available
Diagnostic and operative laparascope 1
Cystiscope and Resectoscope 1
Bronchoscope 1
Flexible G.I. Endoscope 1
Laser (may be shared with other departments) 1
C-arm image intensifer 1
Operating microscope – binocular with video monitor 2
Stapling device Assorted 2sets
Endo – stapler 1set
Close circuit T.V 2
Laprpmentoscopy equi 1
Litho tripter 1
Suction apparatus 6
Endo urology set 1
Lithoclast 1
Photocopier 1
Computer with laser printer 1
Electronic Typewriters
Overhead projector 4
Video Cassettee Recorder/ Video Cassette Player 2
Computer 2

On-Going Researches

Sl. No Topic Author Guide
1 Complications of Sclerotherapy on varicose ulcer treatment Dr Punitha Thetaravu Oli


Sl. No Topic Author Guide
1 Effect of Laparoscopic Surgery on Liver Enzymes Dr Utkarsh Mittal Dr Eswara Pillai
2 Effects of Sclerotherapy on varicose ulcer & other dermatological complications Dr Prasanth LR Dr Raveendran
3 Proportion of cervical tuberculous lymphadenitis and the factors associated with it Dr Bonny A Joseph Dr Eswara Pillai
4 Prevalence of Malignancy in Goitre Dr. T Nazareth Solomon Dr Raveendran
5 Mucinouscystadenoma of appendix rare case presentation Dr Karpagavel Chandra Bose
6 Case study of post of complication following trendlenvergs surgery with venous stripping and ambulatory thlebettomy Dr Karpagavel Chandra Bose
7 Study on effectiveness of the combination therapy of Statin and Aspirin in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease Dr Anish Immanuel Dr Punitha Thetaravu Oli
8 Comparative study on the diagnostic accuracy of the Ripasa score over Alvarado score in the diagnosis of acute Appendicitis Dr Sinnet P.R Dr K Raveendran
9 Clinical evalution of peripheral nerve vascular insufficiency among diabetic foot patients and follow up with Cilostazal and neuroptropic vitamins Dr Abhilash Balsalam Dr Raveendran

Poster Presentation

Sl. No Topic Author Remarks
1 A rare case of dual ectopic Thyroid Dr Anish Immanuel Mid Asicon 2016-Nagercoil
2 Foam Scleotherapy in recurrent Varicose Ulcer Dr Bonny A Joseph Mid Asicon 2016-Nagercoil
3 Marjoins Ulcer Dr T Nazareth Solomon Mid Asicon 2016-Nagercoil
4 Superior Lumbar triangle Hernia Dr Sinnet PR ASI state Conference – Adoor


Sl. No Topic Journal Authors Remarks
1 Primary anastomosis in difficult cases of type C esophageal atresia,the atraumatic microvascular clamp technique of minimal tension with good outcome Journal of Paediatric Surgery Pratheep Samraj, Goutam Chakraborty, Nidhi Sugandhi, Gunjan Shoor,Samir Kant Acharya, Amit Jadhav, Deepak Bagga December 20 Volume 56 Issue 7 pISSN 0022-3468
2 Comparison of the surgical and post operative outcomes between single incision laproscopic appendicectomy ( cross triangulation method) with normal conventional laproscopic appendicectomy International Surgery Journal Pratheep Samraj Rajendran Paulraj, Kiran Kailas Chirayil, Renuka Jeyakumar,Bellasindhi, Punitha Thetraravu Oli, Mohith Mathew, Anish Jomy July 2021 Volume 8 Issue 7 pISSN 2349 – 3305 eISSN 2349 - 2902
3 Comparative study on open appendicectomy versus laparoscopic appendicectomy in a tertiary care centre International Surgery Journal Naraintran S, Sandeep Kumar David S , Raveendran K , Easwara Pillai B.K April 2018 Volume 5 Issue 4 pISSN 2349 – 3305 eISSN 2349 - 2902
4 Accuracy of Wayne’s criteria in diagnosing hyperthyroidism: A prospective study in South Kerala, India International Surgery Journal Naraintran S, Sandeep Kumar David S , Raveendran K , Easwara Pillai B.K April 2018 Volume 5 Issue 4 pISSN 2349 – 3305 eISSN 2349 - 2902
5 Proportion of malignancy in cervical lymphadenopathy International Surgery Journal Sandeep Kumar David, Bonny A Joseph, Easwarapillai B.K RR Varma October 2017 Volume 4 Issue 10 pISSN 2349-3305 eISSN 2349-2902
6 Comparison of predictive validity of Alvarado score and lintula score in acute appendicitis in adults International Journal of Surgery and Orthopedics Karpagavel Chandrabose , Velayudhan Nair July-September 2017, Volume 3 Issue 3
7 Improvement in quality of life in patients with Fistual – In-Ano, following surgical management , a prospective observational study International Journal of Surgery and Orthopedics Karpagavel Chandrabose , Velayudhan Nair January – March 2017, volume 3, Issue 1
8 Modification of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy World Journal of Laproscopic Surgery John Suresh Kumar May- August 2016; 9(2):71-74
9 A study on clinical profile of peripheral arterial disease among people attending surgical OPD at tertiary care centre in South Kerala International Journal of Advanced Research and Development Dr Anish Immanual ISSN:2455-4030, Impact Factor: (RJIF 5.24) Vol-1; Issue4; April2016
10 Is Lekocyte count significant with recurrent appendicitis, A study from south kerala population Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare Dr Sinnet (eISSN -2349-2570/ Vol.3/Issue 21/Mar.14.2016)
11 A study to Assess the Proportion and Association of Appendicitis with positional variation in South Indian tertiary care centre Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare Dr Sandeep Kumar David (eISSN-2349-2570/Vol. 3 Issue 19/Mar.07.2016)
12 Spectrum of upper GI disease in rural Kerala – Upper GI endoscopy assisted clinical study International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research Dr Peter Manohar Chellappa IJBAR[Internet] (2015) 5 (01) 32-35
13 Enucleation of a Giant Hemagioma of Liver: Old School Revisited Hindawi Publishing Corporation Dr Karpagavel Chandra Bose Volume 2015, Article ID 234767- http://dx.doig.org/10.115/2015/234767
14 Prevalence of hypothyroidism and its association with antithyroid peroxidase antibody among adult sea food consuming population attending a tertiary health care centre in kerala International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research Dr Thomas Cyric IJBAR[, ISSN: 2229-3809 (online); 2455-0558 2015,6(9):649-655
15 Influence of stress and socio demographic factors on hypertension among Urban Adults in North Karnataka Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr Naraintran doj10.15272/ajbps.v4 (38);2014.23-26
16 Hypertension – Prevalence and Risk Factors among Urban population North Karnataka International Journal of Current Research and Review Dr Naraintran (IJCRR2014. Vol-06 (issue7)39-45)
17 Parasitic Infestation clinical mimicking malignancy Kerala Medical Journal Dr Peter Manohar Chellappa IMA KMJ page 312-13 Vol-3 Index 2013

Teaching Staff of Department of General Surgery
1 Dr. Punitha Thetraravu Oli. M Professor and HOD
2 Dr. Parameswaran Unnithan. R Professor
3 Dr. Sandeep Kumar David. S Professor
4 Dr. C. Gauthaman Associate Professor
5 Dr. Carbin Joseph Associate Professor
6 Dr. Pratheep Samraj. R. P Associate Professor
7 Dr. Naraintran. S Associate Professor
8 Dr. Achsah Jesintha Dhas Assistant Professor
9 Dr. Prem Kumar Battina Assistant Professor
10 Dr. Arvind Gilbert. J Assistant Professor
11 Dr. Abhilash Balsalam Vasanthan Assistant Professor
12 Dr. R. Paul Raj Assistant Professor
13 Dr. R. Chellakannan Assistant Professor
14 Dr. P. Anish Immanuel Assistant Professor
15 Dr. U. Prashanth Assistant Professor
16 Dr. Jebalin Jose. S Senior Resident
17 Dr. Senthil Kumar. M Senior Resident
18 Dr. Nijas N. A Senior Resident
19 Dr. Antony Thachil Senior Resident
20 Dr. D. Y. Deva Keerthana Senior Resident
21 Dr. Amalson Thomas Junior Resident
22 Dr. Adarsh. S Junior Resident
23 Dr. Pristy mol Biju Junior Resident
24 Dr. Mohith Mathew Junior Resident
25 Dr. Bijoy Nirmal Junior Resident
26 Dr. Kiran D. G Junior Resident
27 Dr. Anish Jomy Junior Resident
28 Dr. Anoj Joseph. R Junior Resident

Last updated at 24-09-2021

Dr. Punitha Thetraravu Oli. M

Professor and HOD (MS)

(LOP : 01.08.2010 - 31.07.2011 = 1 Year; Promoted as Professor on 15.11.2012)

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