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Dr. Balasubramoniam K R Consultant Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Balasubramoniam K R

Dr. Balasubramoniam K R

Department: Robotic Sciences, Thoracic Surgery
Designation: Consultant Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgeon
Years Of Experience: 10
Location: Secunderabad, Somajiguda
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Dr. Balasubramoniam. K. R. completed his MBBS in 2001 and MS General surgery in 2006 from Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram following which he completed his MCh (CVTS) programme from the prestigious Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology ( SCTIMST), Trivandrum in 2010.  He worked as a Junior Cardiac Surgeon in Southern Railway Hospital,  Perambur, Chennai till 2011. He rejoined SCTIMST, Trivandrum in 2011 and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of CVTS till 2014.  He served a 5-year tenure as Clinical Associate Professor & in-charge of the Minimally Invasive and Robotic unit, Thoracic and Aortic division at Dept. of CVTS and as an integral member of the Heart and Lung transplant team at AIMS, Kochi from 2014 to 2019. Presently he is working as a Consultant Minimally invasive and Robotic Thoracic surgeon at Yashoda group of Hospitals, Hyderabad.

Education Qualifications

Education Qualifications

  • MS (General Surgery) in 2006 from Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • MCh (CTVS) Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology ( SCTIMST), Trivandrum in 2010.
  • Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS ) - National University Hospital, Singapore and Cedar Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, USA
  • Uniportal VATS - Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital , Shanghai, China
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery - University of Alabama , USA and University of Rouen, France
  • Lung transplantation - University of Vienna, Austria
  • Advanced Aortic Surgery - Cleveland Clinic, USA
ExperienceExperience
  • From 2019: Consultant Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgeon, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad
  • 2014 - 2019: Clinical Associate Professor and In-charge of Thoracic and Vascular division, Department of CVTS, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
  • 2011 - 2014: Assistant Professor, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
  • 2010 - 2011: Junior Cardiac Surgeon, Southern Railway Hospital, Perambur, Chennai
Special Interest and ExpertiseSpecial Interest and Expertise
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery - VATS & Robotics
  • Comprehensive management of lung cancer
  • Robotic mediastinal tumour excision, thymectomy & lobectomy
  • Thoracic surgery for high risk patients
  • Lung parenchymal sparing procedures – Sleeve lobectomy
  • Chest wall tumours and reconstruction techniques
  • VATS Sympathectomy for palmoplantar hyperhidrosis
  • Lung transplantation
  • Sternal osteomyelitis management
Research & PublicationsResearch & Publications
  • Joseph J, Krishnan AG, Cherian AM , Rajagopalan B, Jose R , Varma P et al. Transforming Nanofibres into woven nanotextiles for vascular application . ACS Appl Mater Interfaces: 2018:10:19449-58
  • Akhilesh Kunoor, Balasubramoniam K.R., Deepu M, Sreeraj NAIR, PT James. Pulmonary adenocarcinoma masquerading as ILD. Pulmon: 2018: 20 (3) p117-120Akhilesh Kunoor, Balasubramoniam K.R., Deepu M, Sreeraj NAIR, PT James. Pulmonary adenocarcinoma masquerading as ILD. Pulmon.2018: 20 (3) p117-120
  • Balasubramoniam Kavumkal Rajagopalan, Rajesh Jose, Nazar Puthukudiyil Kader, Praveen Kerala Varma. Coarctation of aorta aneurysm with aberrant right subclavian artery and single carotid artery: Surgical and perfusion strategies. JTCVS: 2019:157 (1): 17-19 (Accepted for print in 08/2018)
  • Left sympathetic cardiac denervation in managing electrical storm: Acute outcome and long term follow up. Balasubramoniam.K.R., Mukund. A. Prabhu, Srinivas B.V., Prasad, S.P. Abhilash, Anees Thajudeen, Narayanan namboothiri, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, p1-8, June 2016
  • Superior venacava syndrome caused by pacemaker leads. Balasubramoniam K.R, Ashish. N. Madiaker, Neethu Krishna, Rajesh Jose, Murukan P, Luis Baquero, Praveen Kerala Varma. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol 101, Issue 6, pages 2358-2361, 2016
  • Primary primitive neuroectodermal tumour of lung: A case report. Amita RN, Sandhyamani S, Balasubramoniam.KR. Indian J Pathol microbial 2013:56:479-480
  • Intact giant abdominal aneurysm due to Takayasu’s arteritis. Shasidhar KP, Nedounsejiane M, Kavumkal Rajagopalan Balasubramoniam, Neelima R, Sandhyamani S, M Unnikrishnan – Annals of Vascular Surgery ,Vol 27, Issue 5, Pages 671, e11-671, e14, July 2013
  • Electrospun small diameter vascular graft development – animal experiments on abdominal aorta in rabbits [Research Activity]
  • Pericardial valve development for percutaneous implantation in post intracardiac repair Tetrology patients with Pulmonary regurgitation. [Research Activity]
Awards and AchievementsAwards and Achievements
  • Instrumental in setting up the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Units at SCTIMST, Trivandrum in 2013 and at AIMS, Kochi in 2014
  • Instrumental in setting up the first Robotic Thoracic Surgery Division in the state of Kerala at AIMS, Kochi and performed the first Robotic Thoracic procedure in the state in 2016 .
  • Established the Uniportal VATS Program in 2018
  • Successfully performed more than 600 VATS and 150 Robotic Thoracic procedures
  • Faculty for various National and international VATS and Robotic training programmes including the prestigious Asian Thoracoscopic Educational Program (ATEP)
  • First to perform robotic thoracic procedure in the state of Kerala
  • Actively involved in postgraduate training and research specifically in areas of development of large and small diameter vascular graft , indigenous aortic stent grafts and evolving new economical surgical techniques in minimally invasive and robotic surgery.
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Blogs by Dr. Balasubramoniam K R

ఆపరేషన్‌ అంటే ఆందోళన వద్దు!

Dec 31, 2019 14:51

ఆపరేషన్‌ అంటే ఆందోళన పడని పేషెంటు ఉండరు. అందుకే సర్జరీ తప్పించుకోవడానికి ప్రత్యామ్నాయ మార్గాలెన్నో వెదుకుతుంటారు. శస్త్రచికిత్స తరువాత అనేక రకాల దుష్పరిణామాలు కలుగుతాయనో, కోలుకోవడానికి ఎక్కువ టైం పట్టడం వల్ల పనిదినాలు నష్టపోతామనో, నొప్పి భరించడం కష్టమనో, సర్జరీ ఫెయిలైతే ఇంతకుముందులాగా నార్మల్‌ కాలేమనో.. ఇలా రకరకాల భయాలుంటాయి.

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robotic surgeries for lung diseases

ఛాతి సమస్యలకు మినిమల్లీ ఇన్వేసివ్ రోబోటిక్స్ సర్జరీస్

Oct 03, 2019 10:17

రోబోటిక్ సర్జరీ అనగానే అది వైద్యులు స్వహస్తాలతో చేసే సర్జరీ కాదనీ, రోబోలు చేసే సర్జరీ కాబట్టి వాటి కదలికలను ఎలా నమ్మగలమనే అపోహలు అంతటా ఉంటున్నాయి. ప్రధానంగా ఇన్వేసివ్ సర్జరీలో రోబోటిక్స్ ఉపయోగం పెరిగింది.

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can air in your lungs be bad news

Can Air In Your Lungs Be Bad News?

Aug 21, 2019 18:36

Circulating oxygen to the lungs is good for our body. In fact, it is essential. However, some people may have large air cavities that stop the lungs from working normally. This is very bad news.

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Vats & robotics for lung cancer

VATS and robotic surgery for lung cancer – Frequently asked questions

Jul 16, 2019 18:05

Devadas, a 45-year-old electrician and a heavy smoker had persistent cough from the past 1 month. Last week he was alarmed to see traces of blood in the sputum. He had early-stage lung cancer where surgery is the first treatment option.

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Testimonial for Dr. Balasubramoniam K R

Mr. Vaida Venkataiah

Patient Location: Peddapalli

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నా పేరు Vaida Venkataiah . నేను గోడపై...

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Case Studies by Dr. Balasubramoniam K R

Bullous Lung Disease with Spontaneous Right Sided Pneumothorax

B/l Bullous Lung Disease with Spontaneous Right Sided Pneumothorax

Oct 01, 2020 17:03
Background 66 years old female patient presented with symptoms of shortness of breath, grade II to grade III since 2-3 months exacerbated since day 1 (grade IV). Patient is a known hypertensive

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery of Solitary Fibrous Pleural TumorDr. BalasubramoniumMS (General Surgery), MCh(CVTS) Dr. Siva Prasad GoudMBBS, DNB (CVTS)Robotic & Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeon,Yashoda Hospitals, SecunderabadBACKGROUNDDIAGNOSIS & TREATMENTA 51 years old male patient came with a history of dyspnoea on exertion and purulent cough since 6 months. Pleural fluid aspiration was performed -6 times over 2 months. (1 - 1.5 litres of hemorrhagic pleural fluid was aspirated)Routine Investigations – WNLPFT:FVC – 1.26 FEV1 – 1.1 FEV1/FVC – 87.1ECHO – normal LV function , No RWMA Pre procedure chest radiographs showingmassive right pleural effusionCT scan showing solitary fibrous right pleural tumor CTscanshowedtwolargeheterogenouslyenhancing pleural based soft tissue density lesions with neovascularity in right hemithorax measuring 14.3x13.4x11.5cm and 7.9x7.5x6.1cm.Surgery - Pleural aspiration was done and 2 litres of fluid was drained. Patient developed hemodynamic instability and was resuscitated in OT. Right posterolateral thoracotomy was performed and the tumor was removed under VATS.Post op chest X rayRight pleural tumorVideo-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Uniportal Bullectomy

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Uniportal Bullectomy

Sep 28, 2020 16:02
Background A 21 year old male patient presented with a history of dyspnea on exertion. Diagnosis And Treatment CXR showed right sided pneumothorax. ICD was placed. CT scan showed apical

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery of Solitary Fibrous Pleural Tumor

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery of Solitary Fibrous Pleural Tumor

Background A 51 years old male patient came with a history of dyspnoea on exertion and purulent cough since 6 months. Pleural fluid aspiration was performed -6 times over 2 months. (1 - 1.5

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Intercostal Hernia Repair (Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery)

Intercostal Hernia Repair (Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery)

Aug 25, 2020 13:23
Background A 54 year old man presented with left flank ecchymosis (Grey turner sign) and left anterolateral chest wall tenderness. No history of trauma or recent major illness. Recent history of

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Robotic mediastinal tumor excision

Robotic mediastinal tumor excision

Nov 14, 2019 12:11
Background  A 29-year-old male patient from Kerala was incidentally told about a left mediastinal tumor on a chest x-ray while undergoing screening for a job. Diagnosis and Treatment  There

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