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Dr Ramesh Makam


Dr. Ramesh Makam




Dr M Ramesh is often called the pioneer in basic and advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and is known to be among the first surgeons to have performed it for various gastrointestinal, gynaecological, urological and thoracic disorders in the country.

His basic medical training was completed at Bangalore Medical College, and he continued Surgical training at St Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore which he completed in the year 1989. He is known to have started the first Video laparoscopic Centre in Karnataka in 1992. He is well known for his expertise in performing Assisted Laparoscopic surgery for splenectomy, colectomy, and donor nephrectomy in India, since 1997.


Areas of Specialization

Contributions and Achievements


Dr. Ramesh Makam initiated the first Video Laparoscopic Centre in Karnataka State in 1993.

He serves as the Senior Consultant and Head at A.V. Hospital, Bangalore.

Dr. Makam is the Director of the Bangalore Endoscopic Surgery Training Institute & Research Centre.

He is an advisor to the Society of Biomedical Technology and a member of the National Programme of Micro & Smart Substances (P.A.R.C.).

Dr. Makam pioneered Basic and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Karnataka, covering GI Surgery, Gynaecology, Urology, and Thoracic Surgery.

He introduced Hand Assisted Laparoscopic surgery for various procedures, including splenectomy, colectomy, and donor nephrectomy in India, starting in 1997.

Dr. Makam played a significant role in popularizing Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery since 2004.

Recognition & Awards

Dr. Ramesh Makam’s exceptional contributions to the field of surgery have been duly recognized and celebrated through various prestigious awards and honors. Some of the notable accolades he has received include

Pioneered Surgeries

Dr. Ramesh Makam’s pioneering spirit extends to the realm of surgical innovation. He has the distinction of being the first doctor to perform groundbreaking surgeries for the first time in Karnataka. His trailblazing surgical techniques have set new standards in the field of surgery, underscoring his commitment to pushing the boundaries of medical excellence.

Significant Achievements in Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Makam completed a Fellowship Course in Bariatric Surgery in Germany and the USA.
He introduced Bariatric Surgery in India over a decade ago.
Dr. Makam was the first to perform Gastric Bypass Surgery in India, known as the Gold Standard for obesity and diabetes control.
He organized two international conferences in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
Dr. Makam conducts training programs in Bariatric Surgery, in association with Medtronics, USA, to train experienced laparoscopic surgeons across India.
He holds the record for performing the highest number of Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures globally, a popular weight loss surgery.
Dr. Makam's live-streamed surgeries on are viewed by surgeons worldwide.
He established a Fellowship in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, the only superspeciality course of its kind in India, affiliated with a University.
Dr. Ramesh Makam's extensive experience and contributions to the field of surgery, particularly in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, highlight his commitment to delivering cutting-edge healthcare and improving patients' lives.

A Surgical Pioneer in Karnataka

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Ramesh Makam has consistently pushed the boundaries of surgical innovation. Notably, he holds the distinction of being the first doctor to perform pioneering surgeries for the first time in Karnataka. His remarkable accomplishments span various surgical specialties, making him a true trailblazer in the field of surgery. Here is a glimpse of some of the groundbreaking surgeries and procedures that Dr. Makam has pioneered

  • Splenectomy
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Mini Lap Cholecystectomy
  • Cystogastrostomy
  • Choledochoduodenostomy
  • Rectopexy
  • Abdomino-perineal Resection
  • Low Anterior Resection
  • Trans-hiatal Oesophagectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Adjustable Gastric Band
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass
  • Single Incision Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Jeuno – Ileal Transposition With Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Duodeno – Ileal Transportation Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Redo Bariatric Surgeries
  • Nephrectomy
  • Varicocelectomy
  • Orchidopexy
  • Ureterolithotomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Ureterolysis for retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Stress Incontinence Surgery
  • Left Hemicolectomy
  • Right Hemicolectomy
  • Total Colectomy
  • Ileal Perforation Closure
  • D.U. Perforation Closure
  • Heller’s cardiomyotomy
  • Dor’s fundoplication
  • Nissen’s fundoplication
  • Toupet’s fundoplication
  • Feeding jejunostomy
  • Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
  • Subtotal Hysterectomy
  • SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery)
  • Single Incision Rectopexy
  • Single Incision Nissen’s Fundoplication
  • SILS Port Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Ramesh Makam’s pioneering spirit and dedication to advancing surgical techniques have left an indelible mark on the medical field. His groundbreaking contributions have not only expanded the horizons of surgery but have also positively impacted the lives of countless patients.