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DR. VIKAS SINGHAL

CONSULTANT- DEPARTMENT of GI & BARIATRIC SURGERY, MEDANTA- MEDICITY HOSPITAL

MBBS, MRCS (Glasgow), FACS, FALS
Diplomate American Board of Surgery
Fellowship American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS)
Fellowship- Advanced Laparoscopic GI & Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland, USA

EXPERIENCE:

After graduating from Maulana Azad Medical College, Dr Singhal pursued further surgical training from UK and USA. He completed a five year Surgical Residency from the Guthrie Clinic, Pennsylvania. After this he pursued a Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery from Case Medical Center, Cleveland, USA. He is an American Board of Surgery certified surgeon. He has also received the Fellowship of American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS). He believes in honest and ethical patient care and practice of Evidence Based Medicine. He has several indexed publications in GI surgery in reputed journals and has been awarded the best paper award by the Journal of GI Surgery (JOGS) and Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary tract (SSAT), USA. He is also in the Editorial Board of several medical journals.

CLINICAL EXPERTISE & INTERESTS:

Dr. Singhal specializes in laparoscopic bariatric & metabolic surgery, laparoscopic gastric surgery, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and intra-operative endoscopy. He has special interests in newer laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures for reflux disease, and complex hernia surgery including component separation techniques.

MEMBERSHIP IN HONORARY/PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

▪ Member- American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

▪ Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

▪ Member of the Society for Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)

▪ Member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

▪ F.A.C.S – American College of Surgeons, October 2016
▪ Certification in Bariatric Surgery, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), October 2014
▪ Board Certified- American Board of Surgery, Jan 2014
▪ M.R.C.S. – Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow, UK, July 2005
▪ M.B.B.S. – Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, India, Feb 2002

Current:
7/2016 to till date Consultant- Minimal Access, GI and Bariatric Surgery,Medanta- Medicity Hospital, Sector 38, Gurgaon, India
Previous:
8/2014 – 7/2016 Consultant- GI and Bariatric Surgery, Jaypee Hospital, Sector 128, Noida, UP, India
7/2013 - 6/2014 Fellow- Bariatric Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Medical Center & Geauga Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
7/2012 - 6/2013 Chief Resident- General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic- Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA
7/2008 – 6/2013 General Surgery Residency, Guthrie Clinic- Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA
10/2007 – 5/2008 Clinical and Research Fellow, Upper GI Surgery, St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
2/2004 – 10/2007 Senior House Officer, University Hospitals Warwickshire and Worcestershire Basic Surgical Training Rotation, West Midlands, UK (3.5 year Basic Surgical Training Rotation)
2/2003 – 2/2004 Senior House Officer, General Surgery & Orthopedics, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, UK
12/2002- 2/2003 Clinical Attachment- Hepato-biliary Surgery, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
5/2002- 11/2002 Junior Resident- General Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

Journal of GI Surgery (JOGS) 2012 best paper award, for “Biliary Dyskinesia: How effective is cholecystectomy?’, given jointly by Springer publications and Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), USA.
Stanley Conklin Research Award, Guthrie Clinic- 2nd prize for the best paper in the review of literature category, June 2013
Stanley Conklin Research Award, Guthrie Clinic – prize for the best case report, June 2013
Stanley Conklin Research Award, Guthrie Clinic – 2nd prize in the clinical research category, June 2013
▪ Clinical research study, ‘Biliary Dyskinesia: Are we treating it right?’, plenary presentation at the 26th Annual Residents and Fellows SSAT Research Conference, Chicago, May 6, 2011
Stanley Conklin Research Award, Guthrie Clinic- 1st prize for best research paper in the case report category, June 2011
Lynn Smaha Resident Research Competition – 2nd prize at Guthrie Annual Cardiovascular Symposium, October 2009
Travel grant from the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh– funded for travel to Hong Kong for plenary presentation at the joint meeting of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, October 2006

Faculty (Tutor) for Obesity Medicine Masters (MSc) and Diploma Courses, University of South Wales, U.K.
Faculty at the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Basic GI Laparoscopic surgery course for Residents held at Ethicon Endo-institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1st -2nd, 2013
Post Graduate Award in Medical Education – University of Warwick, UK, where I taught medical students from the University of Warwick for six months as a Clinical Demonstrator, June 2006.

The Rob Benny Prize for the best surgical trainee– conferred by the education and training committee, Warwickshire and Worcestershire Basic Surgical Training Rotation, UK, based upon overall performance throughout the 3.5 year rotation, given out of 45 trainees, July 2007.

▪ Member- Editorial Board- General Surgery Journal
▪ Digestive Diseases and Sciences (DDS)
▪ World Journal of Gastroenterology
▪ World Journal of Radiology
▪ World Journal of Clinical Cases

Singhal V, Khaitan L. Preoperative Evaluation of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Jun;95(3):615-627. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2015.02.013. Epub 2015 Apr 1. Review. PMID: 25965134
Singhal V, Khaitan L. Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease: Diagnosis and Patient Selection. Indian J Surg. 2014 Dec;76(6):453-60. doi: 10.1007/s12262-014-1090-x. Epub 2014 May 15. PMID: 25614720
Singhal V, Szeto P, VanderMeer TJ, Cagir B. Ventral hernia repairs: Do outcomes change with long-term follow-up? JSLS 2012 Jul-Sep;16(3):373-9. PMCID: PMC3535797
Singhal V, Szeto P, Norman H, Walsh N, Cagir B, VanderMeer TJ. Biliary Dyskinesia: How effective is cholecystectomy? J Gastrointest. Surg. 2012 Jan; 16(1):235-240. PMID: 22042565
Singhal V, Kuiper J, Chavda K, Kashmer D. Spontaneous splenic rupture as first manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia: Case report and review of literature. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jul 1;29(19):e576-8. PMID: 21502550
Singhal V, Jadhav V. Appendicitis: Are we overdiagnosing it? Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007 Nov; 89 (8):766-769. PMID: 17999817
▪ Kosmoliaptsis,V, Singhal V, Vohrah A, Dimitri W. Selective embolotherapy as a treatment option for lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage following open-heart surgery. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2007 Aug; 6(4):558-6. PMID: 17669936
Singhal V, Jadhav V. Should a normal looking appendix be removed laparoscopically? Abstract in: Surgical Practise 2006 (Suppl); 10: A38
Singhal V. Spinal anaesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: In practice, safe, and feasible. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2006; 88: 593.

Singhal V, Khaitan L “Timed barium swallow versus esophageal function testing in the diagnosis of Achalasia” poster presented at Society of American Gastro Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) annual meeting, Salt Lake City, April 2014
▪ Kakar K, Singhal V, Khaitan L “Pre-operative upper endoscopy should be standard of care for patients undergoing bariatric surgery” podium presentation, at SAGES annual meeting, Salt Lake City, April 2014
Singhal V, Cagir B, Szeto P, VanderMeer T. Ventral hernias: A nine-year outcome analysis from a rural teaching hospital. Poster presentation, American College of Surgeons’ 2011 Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA, October 2011
Singhal V, Szeto P, Norman H, Walsh N, VanderMeer TJ. Biliary Dyskinesia: Are we treating it right? Plenary presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 2011
▪ Singhal V, Szeto P, Norman H, Walsh N, VanderMeer TJ. Biliary Dyskinesia: Are we treating it right? Plenary presentation, at 26th AnnualResidentsand Fellows SSAT Research Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2011
▪ Mendible M, Singhal V, Campbell L, Cagir B. Defining the anatomy of colorectal lesions that require ureteral stents. Poster presentation, Association of Women Surgeons Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2009
Singhal V, Cagir B, Thomas M, Chavda K, VanderMeer T, Trostle D. Ventral hernias: A six-year outcome analysis from a rural teaching hospital. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, DDW-SSAT, Chicago, IL, May 2009
Singhal V, Cagir B, Thomas M, Chavda K, VanderMeer T, Trostle D. Ventral hernias: A six-year outcome analysis from a rural teaching hospital. Plenary presentation, Annual International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Glasgow, UK, May 2009
Singhal V, Jadhav V. Should a normal looking appendix be removed on laparoscopy? Plenary presentation, Joint Scientific Congress of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, October 2006
Singhal V, Singhal GM. ‘A Study of causes of conversion from Laparoscopic to Open Cholecystectomy in cases done over a twelve year period: The lessons learned’ plenary presentation at the annual conference of the International College of Surgeons, Asia – Pacific chapter at Mumbai, India, November 2005