Dr.M.C. Uthappa

Dr.M.C. Uthappa
Interventional Radiologist, Bangalore

MBBS, FRCS (Glasgow), FRCR (London)

  • 1 Hospital
  • Dr. Uthappa is the lead interventional radiologist for the Global Integrated Liver Care Team
  • He is the Director of Interventional Radiology and Interventional Oncology at Global Hospitals, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai
  • In 2002, he joined the Interventional Radiology team in John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals, Oxford, UK
  • He was appointed as Consultant at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, UK where he set up a dedicated department of Interventional Radiology,  In 2003
  • He now has an experience of over 2500 major interventional radiology cases
  • He was an advisor for interventional Radiology for NICE, UK from 2007 to 2010
  • He has performed over 1800 procedures like Radio Frequency Ablation Surgery, Dialysis Treatment, angioplasty surgery etc


Interventional Radiologist, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore


  • Interventional Radiology

  • Radiology


  • Liver Cancer 
  • Percutaneous Ethanol Injection (PEI)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RF)
  • Conventional Transarterial Chemoembolization (CTACE)
  • DC Bead Embolisation
  • Portal Vein Embolisation 
  • Radioembolisation (SIRT)


  • Undergraduate medical training from Government Medical College, Mysore
  • Basic Surgical training followed by Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology training in UK
  • One year training in all aspects of Interventional Radiology, Churchill Hospitals, Oxford, UK

Practice Information

BGS Global Hospitals, Bangalore

BGS Global Hospitals, Bangalore

67, Uttarahalli Road, Kengeri, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560060


09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Dr. Uthappa has an extensive research background with more than 30 publications and scientific articles, numerous abstracts and presentations at various national and international meetings to his credit
  • Received Prime Minister of India’s award for being the All India Best Cadet in the National Cadet Corps in 1987.
  • Gold medal in final year MBBS, 1993
  •  Co-author of book “Q-BASE Radiology: 1 MCQs for the FRCR” Greenwich medical media publishers, London. First published in 2000.
  • Co-author of book “Q-BASE Radiology: 2 MCQs for the FRCR”Greenwich medical media publishers, London. First published in 2001.
  • Co-author of book “Radiology Picture Tests” Greenwich medical media publishers, London. First published in 2001.
  • Co-author of book “Radiology for surgeons” Greenwich medical media publishers, London. First published in 2002.
  • Role of Metallic stents in Palliative care. Uthappa.M.C, S M Ho and P Boardman. The John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals, OxfordThis paper was published in Volume 11, Number 1, 2003.Progress in Palliative Care
  • Balloon Dilatation for Achalasia of the Cardia: a day case procedure. Uthappa.M.C, Uberoi R, Phillip-Hughes J, Boardman P.The John Radcliffe hospital, Oxford.Published in Radiology. 2003Aug; 228(2): 594.
  • Changes in blood coagulability as it traverse the ischemic limb. Shankar V.K, Ray Chaudhury.S, Uthappa.M.C, Handa.A and Hands.L.J. Nuffield Department of surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, OxfordPublished in Journal of Vascular surgery, 2004
  • Retrograde or Antegrade Double-Pigtail Stent Placement for Malignant Ureteric Obstruction? Uthappa.M.C, N.C.Cowan. Department of radiology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford.Published in Clinical Radiology, may2005
  • Paper published in BJR, Jan’00- “skin sparing in interventional radiology-the effect of copper filter”.
  • Poster presentation at the RCR annual meeting Sep’99- “skin sparing in interventional cardiology-effect of copper filter”.
  • Audit project presentation- “HCC screening with ultrasound for cirrhosis” at the annual meeting at the Royal society of medicine,London-july’99.
  • Paper presentation at Ultrasound’99conference in Berlin- “Evaluation of HCC screening programme in cirrhosis with ultrasound at St.Mary’s hospital”.
  • Case report published in BJU International, Apr’02- “Nephrographic dilemma-CT confirmation of a venous anomaly”.
  • Case published in BJR, Feb’02- “Retrocaval Ureter-MR appearances”. One of the images was selected for the front cover of the same issue.
  • Poster presentation at UKRC June 2002 at Birmingham-"3D rotational angiography of renal transplant artery: technique, preliminary results and dose measurements”
  • Poster presentation at UKRC June 2002 at Birmingham- “3D rotational angiography of carotid arteries: technique, preliminary results and dose measurements”
  • Audit poster presentation at the RCR annual meeting, Sep’02-“Consent in interventional radiology”
  • Co-author in a chapter with Dr. M. J. Kellett- “Interventional Radiology in Malignant Urinary Tract Obstruction” for the text book named Interventional Radiology in cancer, to be edited by A. Adam, R. Dondelinger, P. R. Mueller, Springer-Verlag publishers.
  • Paper on a prospective study on Prostate biopsy and local anaesthetic acceptance (combined study from St.George’s and Central Middlesex Hospital).
  • Poster presentation at RSNA-2002 “A pictorial review of CT features in abdominal tuberculosis”
  • Poster presentation at RSNA-2002 “Look after your lead coat and the lead coat will look after you”
  • Poster abstract sent to ECR-2003 “A pictorial atlas of retrograde ureteropyelography”
  • Paper on “Enhanced Carotid Duplex for Confirmation of Occlusions and Sub-Occlusions”24. Co-author of paper presentation at BSIR meeting, 2008 UK
  • Karanataka Medical Council
  • India and General Medical Council, UK