Dr. Reju Joseph Thomas

Speciality : Paediatric Surgery

Designation : Honorary senior consultant

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Educational Qualification

MS, DNB & FRCS in Surgery,
MCh & DNB in Paediatric Surgery
Masters in Minimal Access Surgery UK, Fellowship in Robotic Surgery
MBA (Healthcare), AHMP (ISB)
Certified Professional in Quality Implementation in Healthcare (CPQIH by HSC, India)

  • Former Professor of Paediatric Surgery at CMC Vellore
  • Former Senior Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Pediatric Urologist at Aster Medcity
  • Currently Senior Consultant & Head of Paediatric Surgery Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva, Cochin

Designation:

  • Senior Consultant
  • Pediatric Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon & Pediatric Urologist

Experience:

  • 25 years in Paediatric Surgery

Overseas Experience: 4 years

  • Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital Westmead, NSW, Australia
  • Locum Registrar at Bristol & Royal London Hospitals, UK

Special Interests:

Laparoscopic surgery for

  • Hydronephrosis,
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Undescended testis
  • Hernia
  • Hiatus Hernia and GER
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Gallstones
  • Spleen preserving surgery for Pancreatic tumour & Nesidioblastosis

Retroperitoneoscopic surgery for

  • Kidney
  • Adrenal tumour

Thoracoscopic surgery

  • Eventration diaphragm (3 day stay), Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Mediastinal Cysts and Neuroblastoma

Single stage surgery for

  • Ureterocele
  • Ectopic ureter
  • Severe Hypospadias

Minimising Child & Parent Anxiety

  • Day Only surgery for hernia, hydrocele, circumcision, Tongue tie
  • MCU without tears – with parent attending procedures
  • Nonoperative Management of Intussusception (invented a device)
  • Avoiding ureterostomy for VUJ obstruction (DJ stenting)

Management program for

  • Urinary incontinence and Bedwetting in Children
  • Constipation in Children
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Valve bladder

Professional memberships:

  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group
  • Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery
  • Pediatric Endoscopic Surgeons of India
  • Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
  • Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (by examination)
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences (by examination)
  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics

Other achievements and recognitions:

  • Represented India at the Second Meeting of Global Initiative of Children’s Surgery at Washington DC in 2016
  • Instrumental in starting Paediatric Urology Clinic at CMC Vellore in 2016
  • Recipient of Storz Travel Grant from the Royal College of Edinburgh in 2001
  • Devices developed: Vein pick, Apparatus for Air Enema Reduction of Intussusception, Vellore snare for removal of DJ stent, Anal ring retractor for Soave procedure, Cutaway proctoscope for full thickness rectal biopsy in children
  • Nair Memorial Medal in Surgery from Madras University for MBBS