Urogynaecologist in Chennai

Dr Kalaivani Ramalingam

MBBS DGO MRCOG

Work Experience

17 yrs+

Registration No

58956

Language

English, தமிழ்

Location

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road Chennai

Speciality And Areas Of Interest

  • Special interest is in Urogynaecology.
  • I am able to assess, investigate and treat patients independently.
  • My surgical experience includes vaginal surgery – vaginal hysterectomy, repairs and colpocleisis, suburethral tape, laparoscopic  and open sacrocolpopexy, hysterectomy, oopherectomy and cystectomy, cystoscopy procedures such as bladder biopsy, bladder neck bulking and intravesical botulinum toxin. 
  • I led a specialist service dedicated to the care of women with pelvic floor problems and urinary and bowel incontinence.
  • I also ran a perineal clinic exclusively for women with postpartum pelvic floor problems.
  • I perform endoanal ultrasound and anorectal manometry.

Work Experience

  • Sep 2011- May 2014 Substantive Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with special interest in Urogynaecology, Kingston Hospital, Surrey
  • Nov 2010- Aug 2011 Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton
  • Working as Post CCT Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Research Registrar in Urogynaecology
  • Jul 2009- Oct 2010 Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton
  • Senior Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Flexible Trainee)
  • Working in Apollo Hospitals since last Assignment.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2013 London Deanery Consultant Scholarship for higher education
  • 1999 JOHN H ISSAC’s Prize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 1994 Gold medal in Social and Preventive Medicine, Microbiology first certificate

Research and Publications

  • I have done a research attachment as a trainee at St. Thomas Hospital London for 2 weeks in April 2006. This gave me an interesting insight into laboratory based obstetric research. I conducted lab experiments, used animal models and observed the different techniques used in obstetric research.
  • I have completed research module training at University of Gloucester, 2003 and University of Portsmouth, 2005. I have been trained in Good clinical practice for Research, Oct 2010. I have also peer- reviewed articles for many scientific journals and books for different publishers. I was a member of the scientific committee of the United Kingdom continence society conference, April 2014 and chaired a scientific session.
  • EMQs for MRCOG: Pt. 2: A Self-Assessment Guide (Paperback) By  Kalaivani Ramalingam,   Latha Palanivelu,   Jeremy Brockelsby,  Christian Phillips. Published by Hodder Arnold, UK, 2008.
  • Book chapters on Colposcopy and early pregnancy bleeding in Oxford Desk Reference: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Edited by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Lesley Regan, Aris Papageorghiou, Ash Monga, and David Farquharson. Published in June 2011.
  • Book chapter on Infectious diseases in pregnancy (herpes, varicella and herpes zoster, toxoplasmosis, CMV, Parvovirus, malaria, tuberculosis) for ‘ A Practical guide to obstetrics ( cost effective, evidence based, safe care)’ edited by Gita Arjun and Uma Ram and published by Orient Blackswan, Pvt. Ltd., India. July 2013.
  • Book Chapter on Colpocleisis co-authored with Monga AK on invitation for Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery: Challenges and Management Options. Published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. Under production.
  • Book chapter on Obesity and pelvic floor –co-authored with Monga AK on invitation from best practice reviews. Submitted for review.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • I was a certified trainer for advanced training module for the London Deanery in Urogynaecology.
  • Member of the undergraduate committee at St. George’s hospital.
  • Member of the trust Ethics committee, Gynaecology representative for the transfusion committee and medical student co-ordinator for the St. George’s University students at Kingston Hospital.
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