About Dr. RaviShankar K Diddapur
Dr. Ravishankar Krishnamurthy Diddapur (Dr. Ravishankar) was appointed Associate Consultant of Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the Singapore National University Hospital (NUH) in 2003. He was, at the same time, assigned the educational responsibility of Senior Clinical Lecturer at NUH. Shortly after, Dr. Ravishankar was promoted to Consultant in the same specialty, and introduced Laparoscopic Surgery for major hepatobiliary surgeries to NUH.
Dr. Ravishankar performed Singapore’s first-ever Laparoscopic Liver Resection and the country’s first minimally invasive Pancreatic Necrosectomy. Dr. Ravishankar then set-up and established the offering of Laparoscopic Hepatobiliary Surgeries at NUH, where today, this has become a renowned independent division at the hospital. During his consultancy at NUH, Dr. Ravishankar also performed complex liver transplants and paediatric liver transplants in patients with portal vein thrombosis and hepato-pulmonary syndrome. He performed all living donor hepatectomies for liver transplants and maintained a nil 30-day surgical mortality for all his elective surgeries at NUH. Previously, Dr. Ravishankar also received the Health Manpower Development Program Fellowship Award from the Ministry of Health, Singapore, which allowed him to further his expertise in Right Lobe Living Donor Liver Transplant.
Specialist Centre for
Advanced Laparoscopic / Open Surgery for Liver, Pancreas,
Gall Bladder, Biliary Diseases and Liver Transplantation.