Dr.K. Prakash

Dr.K. Prakash
Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Kochi


  • Dr.K. Prakash is a Chief GI Surgeon at PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi
  • Dr.K. Prakash had done more than 4800 successful laparoscopic surgeries, probably the highest in Kerala.This unit has performed maximum number of colonic & rectal resection for benign lesions and for cancer in the state


  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery

  • Gastroenterology

  • Laparoscopic Surgery



  • MBBS from Medical College, Trichur (University of Calicut), Kerala, in Oct 1990
  • MS (Gen Sur) from Medical College of Baroda (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda), Gujarat in Dec 1995
  • MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology) from Medical College Trivandrum
  • AFSA from University of Pierre et Curie- Paris-6
  • Worked as resident for one year in the division of Hepatobiliary and Liver transplantation unit, Hospital Beaujon, Clichy, University of Paris, France
  • Workshop on hands-on training and animal lab in Micro Vascular surgery from Ethicon Training centre, Chennai in Sep 2005
  • Certificate course in training of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Kyungpook National University, Taegu, S. Korea in June 2006
  • Fellowship course in Bariatric Surgery: PACE training program at AV Hospital and Vikram Hospital, Bangalore

Practice Information

PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi

PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi

Kaloor, Kochi, Kerala - 682017

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Extended ileopelvic lymphadenectomy for low rectal cancer. Annual Conference of the Kerala chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) held at Trivandrum in Feb 1997
  • Predictors of morbidity and mortality in malignant extrahepatic biliary obstruction – Annual Conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (IASG), Madurai in Sep 1997
  • Hand suture anastomosis in low anterior resection– an evaluation. Annual Conference of IASG, Madurai in Sep 1997
  • Changing Patterns in presentation and post-surgical complications following surgery for chronic pancreatitis during era of therapeutic endoscopy– in the plenary session of the Annual Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Pune in Oct 1998
  • Results of surgery for ulcerative colitis. Annual Conference of the Association of Surgeons of India, Thrissur in Feb 1999
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis. Annual Conference Of Association of Surgeons of India, Thrissur in Feb 1999
  • Factors related to positive outcome with the use of Intraoperative enteroscopy in suspected small bowel pathology: an analysis. Prakash K, Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A, Philip M, Shakeer VK, Mukkada RJ, Ramesh H. 12th Annual conference, ISG Kerala Chapter in Feb 2005
  • Panelist on Panel discussion on carcinoma pancreas. National CME of IASG, Baroda Gujarat, in Nov 2005
  • Total Laparoscopic anterior resection for carcinoma colorectum:an anaysis. Prakash K, Deepak Varma, Bejoy Abraham. ASI Annual Conference in May 2006, Kochi
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery: preliminary experience. Prakash K, Deepak Varma, Mahendra Rajan, Bejoy Abraham. Best Paper Award ISG mid-Term Conference, Kollam in Oct 2006
  • Surgery for Crohn’s Disease involving Small Bowel. Prakash K, Deepak Varma, Ramesh GN, Mathew Philip. Best Poster Award. ISG Mid-Term Conference, Kollam in Oct 2006
  • Association of pancreatic duct adenocarcinomas with chronic calcifying pancreatitis of the tropics. International Proceedings division, Recent Advances in Gastroenterlogical Carcinogenesis I, Hiroshima, Japan in 1997
  • Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: results of parenchyma conserving hepatic resection. H Ramesh, Prakash K, A Venugopal, V Lekha, G Jacob. HPB Surgery (accepted manuscript NO 564)
  • Brunner’s gland adenoma with circumferential duodenal involvement. Varma D, Prakash K, Augustine P, Mahadevan P, Ramesh H. Indian J Gastroenterol in 2001;20(6):243-4
  • Primary tuberculous stricture of the oesophagus mimicking carcimona. Prakash. K Kuruvilla, V Lekha, A Venugopal, G Jacob, H Ramesh. Tropical Gastroenterology in 2001;22(3):143-144
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: factors associated with conversion. Prakash. K, G. Jacob, V. Lekha, A. Venugopal, B. Venugopal, and H. Ramesh. Surgical endoscopy. in 2002;16(1):180-183
  • Reconstruction of portal vein using hepatic vein patch graft after combined hepatectomy and portal vein resection. Prakash K, Regimbeau JM, Belghiti J. Am J Surg in 2003 Mar;185(3):230-1
  • A high short-term survival justify extended resection for hepatocellular carcinoma with majorportal vein involvement. Prakash K, Regimbeau JM, Farges O, Sauvanet A, Belghiti J. J Gastrointest Surg in 2003 Feb;7(2):282
  • Port-site  Tuberculosis  after  laparoscopy. Ramesh H, Prakash K, Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A, Venugopal B. Surg Endosc in 2003 Mar 7
  • Resection of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplantation. Lesurtel M, Prakash K, Regimbeau JM, Durand F, Sommacale D, Dondero F, Sauvanet A,Farges O, Valla D, Belghiti J. Presented in Journee du Francophones 2003. Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique in 2003; 27 HS1: p A18
  • Are Some Cases of Infected Pancreatic Necrosis Treatable without Intervention? Ramesh H, Prakash K, Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A: Dig Surg in 2003;20:296-300 (DOI: 10.1159/000071694)
  • Biliary access loops for intrahepatic stones: results of jejunoduodenal anastomosis. Ramesh H, Prakash K, Kuruvilla K, Philip M, Jacob G, Venugopal B, Lekha V, Varma D. ANZ J Surg in 2003 May;73(5):306-12
  • Resection Prior to Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Belghiti J, Cortes A, Abdalla EK, Régimbeau JM, Prakash K, Durand F, Sommacale D, Dondero F, Lesurtel M, Sauvanet A, Farges O, Kianmanesh R. Annals of Surgery in 2003; 238(6):885-893
  • Multidisciplinary approach in the long-term management of intrahepatic stones: Indian experience. Prakash K, Ramesh H, Jacob G, Venugopal A, Lekha V, Varma D, Ramesh GN, AugustineP. Indian J Gastroenterol in 2004
  • Laparoscopic resection for carcinoma rectum: Panelist on Panel discussion on Staplers in Surgical Practice. Gut Club, Thrissur in June 2006
  • Life Member of the Indian Medical Association 
  • Life member of Kerala Chapter of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Life member Association of Surgeons of India.
  • Life member Indian Association of Surgical gastroenterology
  • Life member Indian Chapter of Hepatobiliary Association 
  • Life member Indian Society of Gastroenterology 
  • Life member of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India 
  • Life member Indian Pancreas Club