GKNM Hospital > Oncology > Dr. Praveen Ravishankaran
Consultant Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Praveen Ravishankaran


Doctor Schedule
New OP Days:
Tue8 am to 5 pm
Wed8 am to 5 pm
Review OP Days:
Thur8 am to 5 pm
Languages Known

English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada & Malayalam

Work Experience

10 years

Clinical Expertise

  • Thoracic Surgery
a). Laparoscopic and Robotic transthoracic esophagectomy
b). VATS lung resections(benign and malignant)
c). VATS mediastinal resections
  • GI surgeries
a)Laparoscopic and Robotic colorectal surgeries
b) Liver and pancreatic surgeries
c) Total and extended total gastrectomies
d) Whipples procedures
  • Gynaecological procedures
a) Cytoreductive surgeries and HIPEC surgery
b) PIPAC procedures
c) Pelvic exenterative procedures
d) Robotic and Laproscopic staging procedures
  • Bone / Soft Tissue Sarcoma
a) Limb Salvage surgeries with prosthetic reconstruction
b) Internal hemipelvectomies
  • Breast Procedures
a) Breast Oncoplasty procedures
b) Sentinel node biopsy procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgeries
a) Composite resections fofr advanced oral cavity carcinoma
b) Robotic Thyroidectomies/ Parotidectomies
c) Larynx preservation surgeries
d) Free flap reconstruction procedures

Awards & Achievements

  • 2016 – Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR University Gold Medal in M.Ch Surgical Oncology

  • 2015 – Best outgoing Student Award for M.Ch Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute(WIA), Adyar, Chennai

  • 2016 – Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR University Gold Medal in M.Ch Surgical Oncology

Research & Publications

  • Articles Published in International Indexed Journals
1) Prognostic value of metastatic lymph nodal ratio in carcinoma esophagus- A three step extrapolative study
2) Exploring the role of DMSA scan in medullary carcinoma thyroid carcinoma patients with postoperative persistent hypercalcaemia in PET scan
3) Clinical significance of preoperative IL-6 and CRP in Breast Cancer patients
4) Correlation of IL-6, CRP and Serum Lactate to inflammation, complication and outcome during the surgical course of patients with acute abdomen
  • Case reports published in indexed Journals
1) Ectopic thyroid masquerading as a lateral neck mass
2) Evisceration of appendix through the drain site
3) Left sided amyands hernia – a rare case reported
4) Liver abscess with pyopericardium – Laparoscopic management in preterm neonate