Dr Ravindra Bhalchandra Sabnis

Designation:Chairman, Dept. of Urology
Education: M.S., M.Ch. (Urology)
Phone:+91-268-2520323 (Office)
+91-268-2529466 (Residence)
Mobile:+91 9426422002
Email:rbsabnis [at] gmail [dot] com
Education
  1. 1981 - M. B. B. S. - L. T. Municipal Medical College, Sion, Bombay.
  2. 1985 - M. S. (Gen. Surgery) - L. T. Municipal General Hospital & Medical College, Sion, Bombay
  3. 1988 - M.Ch. (Urology) - L.T. Municipal General Hospital & Medical College, Sion, Bombay.
Experience

Clinical Posting and Work Experience

Resident Intern – Dec 81 to Dec 82 - L. T. Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Bombay.

Gen. Surgery:  

  • Resident House Officer -Mar 83 to Feb 84 - L. T. Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Bombay. 
  • Resident Registrar - Mar 84 to Feb.86 - M. T. Agarwal Municipal General Hospital, Mulund, Bombay.

Urology:

  • Resident House Officer - March 86 to Feb.87 -
  • Duties: To carry out OPD and ward work. Performing minor operations and assist major operations. Teaching undergraduates and postgraduates of general surgery. To guide interns.
  • Resident Registrar - March 87 to August 1988 - L. T. Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Bombay.
  • Duties: To carry out ward and OPD work. Performing operations independently & supervising house officers. Teaching post-graduate students of urology.
  • Full time Lecturer - Sept 88 to June 1993 - L. T. Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Bombay.
  • Duties: To carry out OPD & ward work. Performing major operations independently. Assisting registrars and house officers in Urology. Independent decision-making regarding management of patients. Seeing referrals from other units. Teaching post graduate students of urology & to carry out administrative work.
  • Full time Consultant Urologist - July 93 till July 2002 - Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat.
  • Duties: To supervise OPD and Ward work. Supervise Residents. Decision-making regarding patient management. Performing major operations independently and to assist & teach juniors. Conducting post graduate clinics, Journal clubs & Seminars. Teaching DNB (Urology) students. Guiding interns. Head of unit III since Dec 2001 with independent OPD, wards & OT.
  • Hon. Consultant Urologist – Shri Samarth Superspeciality Hospitaln , Nashik.

 

Teaching Experience:

  • Totalteaching experience in Urology after M.Ch.(till March 2009 ) 20years.
  • M.Ch.(Urology) Teacher – Bombay University
    at L. T. Municipal General Hospital & Medical College,Sion, Bombay. -1992 to 1994
  • DNB (Urology) Teacher - at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad from 1995 to 2002. Got 1 student every year.
  • Examiner for DNB (Urology) – Examinations held at Hyderabad in May 2001
  • Examiner at 3rd MBBS - Surgery - Bombay University -Oct 1992.

Experience Abroad:

  • Worked as Transplant Registrar at Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool U.K. for 6 months. - April 97 to Oct 97 to get cadaver transplant experience
  • Presented paper on ‘safety & efficacy of complex renal calculi in a solitary kidney’. At World Congress in Endo-urology held at Edinburgh U.K. from 1to 4 Sept 1997.
  • Presented a paper on ‘ Continuing dilemma in management of post transplant ureteric strictures at North-west England Transplant meet held at Manchester U.K. on 4th June 1997.
  • Attended American Urologist association ( AUA ) Annual conference held at Anaheim – California in June 2001.
  • Spend 1 month in Urology department - Cleveland Clinic as an observer under Dr. Inderbeer Gill.
  • Spend 2 weeks in Urology department - Long Island Jewish Medical Center – New York under Dr. Gopal Badlani
Academic Positions
  1. Chairman (Dept of Urology) & Consultant Urologist, MPUH, Nadiad.
  2. Hon. Secretary of west zone urological society of India
Research Interests
  1. Animal Experimental Study - Evaluation of "Augmentation - myoperitoneo- cystoplasty " in dogs.
  2. Animal Experimental Study - Evaluation of " Use of bladder mucosal flap for replacement of ureter." in dogs.
  3. Comparative Study between Truncal Vagotomy & Highly Selective Vagotomy.
  4. Dissertation for M. S. (General Surgery)
  5. Review of various types of Pyeloplasties. Dissertation for M. Ch. (Urology)
Courses Conducted

Organising Secretary

  1. Andrology workshop - at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, April 96.
  2. Endo-urology instruction course at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hosp, April 98.
  3. Workshop on Enlarged Prostate at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital held
    in September, ’99.
  4. Video Urology World Congress held at Goa in Maarch 2000.
Honors, Awards
  1. National Scholarship - Govt. of India - 1975
  2. College Scholarship - D. G. Ruparel College - 1975-1977  
  3. Bombay University Scholarship - 1983 - 1988
  4. 1St Prize - "Ectopic Kidney PCNL" - Video Presentation - 6th West Zone Usicon - Indore 1996.
  5. 2nd Prize - Our experience of Pyeloplasty - Podium session - Annual conference of Bombay Urological society at Lonavla 1987.
  6. 2nd Prize - Changing trends in Urinary diversion after Radical Cystectomy - Podium Session - National conference of Indian Society of Oncology - Ahmedabad - 1996  
  7. 3rd Prize - A new scoring system in predicting success of Push in endourological management of upper ureteric stone - Poster session - 28th USICON 1994 - Calcutta.
Invited Lectureship and Symposia
  1. Panel member - in Symposium on "Continent Urinary diversions" Moderated by Dr. Roy Chally at 25th USICON 1991 Kanyakumari.
  2. Panel member in symposium on " Stricture Urethra" moderated by Dr. G. H. Tilak at 3rd West Zone USICON - 1993, Rajkot.
  3. Panel member in symposium on Renovascular hypertension organised by I. A. M. Anand - held at Vidyanagar 1994.
  4. Presented a case in symposium on "Controversies in Urology" - 5th West Zone USICON - 1995 - Goa.
  5. Panel member in symposium on " Male infertility " - Andrology workshop -April 1996 held at Nadiad
  6. Convener of a symposium on " Nursing in Renal Transplantation. " - Conference on Update in Nursing. - 1996 - Nadiad.
  7. Panel member in symposium on " Augmentation cystoplasty " - 7th West zone USICON - 1997 - Jamnagar.
  8. Convener of a symposium on " ESWL" at CUE - 8th West zone USICON 1998- Aurangabad.
  9. Convener of a symposium on " Chronic retention " -  Urofeast - Annual conf. of Ahmedabad medical association - Ahmedabad - 1999
  10. Panel member of a symposium on " Energies in Urology" at 9th West zone USICON held at Goa in Oct 99.
  11. Panel member of Symposium on " Erectile dysfunction" held at Ahmedabad 2000
  12. Convener of a symposium on " Management of U/3 Ureteric stone" at 10th West zone USICON - Pune 2000
  13. Panel member of Symposium on " Sildenafil" at Millennium international Urology Congress - New Delhi - 2000
  14. Convener of a video symposium on "TUR-P" at 12th West zone USICON - Jabalpur 2001
  15. Convener of a Interactive session on Pediatric Urology - Case discussion at 12th West zone USICON - Jabalpur 2001
  16. Panel member of Symposium & subspecialty meeting on "Renal Transplantation" - 35th USICON - Jaipur 2001
  17. Convener of a symposium on "Ca prostate" - West Zone Usicon - Nadiad 2002
  18. Panel member of a symposium on "Indian experience of Siledaphil & newer drugs on erectile dysfunction" - West zone USICON at Nadiad 2002
  19. Convener of a symposium on Male infertility - West zone USICON Goa in 2003
  20. Convener of a symposium on BPH - West zone USICON Akola 2004.

 Guest Lecture: 

  1. "Update on Impotence" at Continuing Surgical Education Programme by North Gujarat Chapter of A. S. I. - in 1994 at Mehsana.
  2. "Understanding of Erectile dysfunction for common man" at Rotary Club meeting in 1994 - at Nadiad.
  3. "Role of Ultrasound in lower urinary tract" at workshop on TUNA & Ultrasound in Urology - arranged by West Zone Chapter of USI held at Nadiad - 1995.
  4. "Management of Male sexual dysfunction" in Indian Medical Association lecture series.- arranged by Nadiad branch held at Nadiad - 1998
  5. "Urology in next Millenium - Issues in renal transplantation" in Indian Medical Association - Baroda Branch . 1999.
  6. " Our experience with Indian ESWL machine " at 9th West Zone USICON in sponsored session - Goa 1999
  7.  "Urology in the year 2000" at Solapur Surgical Society Annual meeting held in September 2000
  8. "Management of Urolithiasis - Yesterday & Today" at Gujarat Surgeon's conference held at Baroda in Nov 2002
  9.  "Obstructive Uropathy" at Annual conference of IMA Dombivali branch held at Dombivali in Nov. 2002
  10. "Overview of male infertility" at Gwalior sugical society held in March 2003"
  11.  Failed radia AVF- what next?" at West zone India Society of Nephrology conf at Pune 2004.

Chairing a scientific session:

  1. Scientific Session- III at 5th West Zone USICON 1995 - Goa.
  2. Scientific Session – II at 6th West Zone USICON 1996 – Indore.
  3. Video session – at 32nd USICON 1999 – Bhuveneshwar
  4. Scientific session - I at 9th West Zone USICON – Goa 1999
  5. Scientific session - III at 9thWest Zone USICON – Goa 1999
  6. Scientific session – II at VUWC at Goa – 2000
  7. Scientificsession – MIUC at New Delhi 2000
Professional Societies/Membership

Faculty Member:

  1. Member of the operating faculty team along with the other National & International faculty, at the Endo-Urology instruction course held at Nadiad in April 98. Performed live demonstration of 2 cases of PCNL & 1 case of URS.
  2. Member of the Operating Faculty at Workshop on Enlarged Prostate held at Nadiad. Performed live demonstration of TUR-P.
  3. Member of the Faculty at Workshop on Laparoscopy in Urology – as floor coordinator held in May 2003.

Member- Panel of Judges:

To select best paper award at West zone Usicon – Nadiad 2002

Member of Organising Committee:

  1. First National Conference on “ Integratedcare of the critically ill” held at LTMG Hospital, Sion. Bombay.1989.
  2. “Workshop onStricture Urethra” conducted by Dr.Longani (USA) - at LTMG
    Hospital, Sion. Bombay. 1991.
  3. Participated &worked as Rapportier in “Regional workshop on constructions ofMultiple choice questions - Organised by National Board of Examinations, at LTMG Hospital & Medical College, Sion, Bombay 1992
  4. Endourology workshop & instruction course - At Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad - Feb 1994.
  5. Workshop on TUNA & Ultrasound in Urology at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital,
    Nadiad.- June,1995.

Council Member:

  1. Elected as executive council member ( 2 years tenure ) of west zone chapter of USI in 2000. Tenure finished in Nov 2002  
  2.  Presently elected as Hon. Secretary of west zone urological society of Indis for the second term.


CUE programme participated

Participation in Debates:

  1. Debate on “ Are we ready for Cadaver Transplant in India……? ” – 6th West Zone USICON –1996 – Indore. Spoke for “ Not yet ready ”.
  2. Debate on “ Stents in ESWL ”– Urofeast- Annual conf. of Ahmedabad medical association – Ahmedabad – 1999. Spoke for “against the use of stent”.
  3. Debate on “ Management of 1 cm stone in lower calyx – PCNL Vs ESWL ” at 33rd USICON – Hydrabad 2000 - Argued for PCNL.
  4. Debate on “ Endopyelotomy Vs Pyeloplasty” – 35th USICON – Jaipur 2001 – Argued in favor of Endopyelotomy.
Books, Chapter, Publications and Reviews
  1. Catheterless suprapubic cystolithotomy in children - British Journal of Urology - 1991, 67; 545-547.
  2. Silver nitrate instillation as a definitive treatment of Chyluria - British Journal of Urology - 1992, 70; 660 - 662
  3. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for lower calyceal stones : can clearance be predicted ? - British Journal of Urology - 1997, 80 ; 853-857
  4. Giant ureteric stone - A case report. - Journal of Urology, 1992, 148; 861-862
  5. Experience of continent urinary diversion with modified Koff's Technique. Archivos Espanoles De Urologia - International section-1992, 45-4; 383 -386.
  6. Role of Ileal replacement of ureter in large Hydronephrosis due to pelvi- ureteric-junction obstruction. Archivous Espanoles De Urologia - International Section. Accepted for publication - March, 1993.
  7. Primary benign vesical Teratoma - - Archivos Espanoles De Urologia - International Section. 1993, 46-5; 444 - 445  
  8. New scoring system in predicting success of Push in Endo-urological management of upper Ureteric stone. Accepted for publication in Archivos Espanoles De Urologia - International Section.- March 1997.
  9. Hydronephrosis due to pelvi ureteric junction obstruction in Adults.Bombay Hospital Journal - 1993, 35 (3); 19 -23.
  10. Boari flap operation - Review of 22 cases - Bombay Hospital Journal - 1991, 33 (1); 31 -34.
  11. Augmentation myoperitoneocystoplasty. An Experimental Study Bombay Hospital Journal - 1993, 35(3); 14-18.
  12. A review article -Perfusion nephropathy - Indian Practitioner - Oct 1988, 739 -741.
  13. A case report - Unusual cause of Anuria Following Live related renal transplant. - Indian Practitioner - Oct 1988, 759-758
  14. Letter regarding an article on VVF - in correspondence section - British Journal of Urology, 1992, 70; 339.

As a Co-author :

  1. New outlook in the Management of Complex female urethral injuries Archivous Espanoles De Urologia - International Section - 1993, 46-8; 749 - 751.
  2. Rhabdoid tumour of kidney - A case report - Archivous Espanales De Urologia - International Section 1993, 46-6; 535 - 536.
  3. Transurethral Incision of Prostate - A Better alternative than TURP for small prostates (15 gms) - Indian Journal of Urology - 1993, 9; 66-69.
  4. Scirrhous squamous cell renal Pelvic Carcinoma. Bombay Hospital Journal - 1993, 35(3); 137-139
  5. Ureteral vascular hamartoma - A case report- Bombay Hospital Journal.
  6. Factors affecting blood loss during PCNL- Indian Journal of Urology - 1998, 15 ; 9
  7. Efficacy and safety of PCNL in a solitary kidney with complex renal calculi - Indian Journal of Urology-“ 1998, 14; 88
  8. Guide wire friction test : An aid to PCNL tract dilatation. - Indian Journal of Urology- 1999, 15 ; 74
  9. Intravesical Ultrasonographic staging of bladder carcinoma - Ultrasound International 2000.
  10. Outcome of children with posterior urethral valves : Prognostic factors- Indian Journal of Urology 2001.
  11. The relative cost effectiveness of PCNL and ESWL for medium sized ( <2 cm ) renal calculi in a tertiary care urological refferal center - Indian Journal of Urology.
  12. Point of technique : Perurethral instillation of depilatory cream for hair removal following scrotal flap urethroplasty - British Journal of Urology.
  13. Fluid absorption during PCNL : Does it matter? - Journal of Endourology - 2002.
  14. Dretler stone cone : A device to prevent ureteral stone migration- The initial clinical experience - Journal of Urology 2002.
Videotape Presentation
  1. Ectopic kidne"y PCNL" - Video Session - 6th West Zone USICON - Indore 1996. 1st Prize
  2. "Augmentation Cystoplasty" - Video presentation in Urofest video conference- Pune -1996
  3. "Use of sephaneous vein graft for pyronie's disease" - Video presented at 32nd USICON - Bhuveneshwar - 1999
  4. "URS - Technique and complications" Presented in CUE at 33rd USICON - Hydrabad 2000
  5. Bilateral Single stage PCNL in a child" Video presented in Video Urology World Congress - Goa 2000
  6. "Sephaneous vein patch for treating Peyronies disease"-  A different technique Video presented in Video Urology World Congress - Goa 2000
  7. "Brachio-basilic transposition - A new technique of vascular access" - Video presented in Video Urology World Congress- Goa 2000
  8. "Transurethral endoscopic management of ejaculatory duct obstruction in patients with infertility" - Video presented in Video Urology World Congress - Goa 2000
  9. Bilateral PCNL in a child" Video presented in Millennium International Urology Congress - New Delhi - 2000
  10. "Brachio-basilic transposition for vascular access" Video presented in Millennium International Urology Congress - New Delhi - 2000
  11.  "Our technique of Endopyelotomy"- Video presented at Dehradun Surgical society annual meeting held at Dehradun - 2000
  12. "High performance TUR-P using Margurberg's resectoscope" - Video presented at Dehradun Surgical society annual meeting held at Dehradun - 2000
  13. "Strategy of PCNL for staghorn renal calculi" Video presented at Nashik - MASICON 2002
Papers presented in International Forums
  1. Catheterless suprapubic cystolithotomy in children - Podium Session- 23rd USICON 1989 - Ahmedabad.
  2. Reviews of Boari flap operation - Podium Session - 23rd USICON 1989 - Ahmedabad.
  3. Role of conservative surgery in class II renal trauma - Podium session - 1st National Conference on Integrated care of the critically ill. 1989 - Bombay.
  4. Our experience of Pyeloplasty - Podium session - 2nd Prize at Annual conference of Bombay Urological Society at Lonavla 1987.
  5. Continent Urinary diversion by modified Koff's technique (C.K.P. Menon Prize - Podium session) - 24th USICON 1990, Calicut
  6. Unusual cause of anuria after live related transplant - Poster session - 24th USICON-1990 - Calicut.
  7. Case report -Largest ever encountered Ureteric calculus - Poster session - 1st West Zone USICON 1991 - Bombay.
  8. Augmentation myoperitoneo-cystoplasty - An experimental study - (CKP Menon Prize - Podium session ) - 25 th USICON - 1991 - Kanyakumari.
  9.  Renal tuberculosis in a child - case report - Poster Session - 25th USICON 1991 -Kanyakumari.
  10. Pilimiction - An interesting symptom & rare pathology - Poster Session -25th USICON - 1991 Kanyakumari.
  11.  Use of Bladder mucosal flap for replacement of ureter -An Experimental study (CKP Menon prize - Podium session) - 26th USICON 1992 - Pune.
  12.  Role of Ileal ureter in treatment of huge hydronephrosis - Podium session - 26th USICON - 1992 - Pune.
  13.  Perfusion nephropathy - A case report - Poster session - 5th ISOT Conference - 1992 - Nadiad
  14. Review of G.U. Tuberculosis - Podium Session - 3rd West USICON 1993 - Rajkot.
  15. A new scoring system in predicting success of push in endourological management of upper ureteric stone - Poster session - Won 3rd Prize - 28th USICON 1994 - Calcutta.
  16. Challenges in PCNL - Poster session - 28th USICON 1994 - Calcutta.  
  17. Role of Anatrophic nephrolithotomy in a modern Urology set up - Podium session 4th west zone USICON -1994 - Kolhapur.
  18.  Cost analysis of PCNL & URS equipment - Podium Session Endourology workshop - 1994 - Nadiad.
  19.  Lower caliceal stone Lithotripsy - Can you predict clearance ...? - Poster session - 5th West Zone USICON - 1995, Goa.
  20.  What is new in Urology- Podium session - Annual conference of Gujarat State Surgeons Association- 1995- Nadiad.
  21. Changing trends in Urinary divresion after Radical Cystectomy - Podium Session - Won 2nd prize - National conference of Indian Society of Oncology - Ahmedabad - 1996
  22.  Is Lithoclast better than ultrasound for intra-corporial ureteric stone lithotripsy....? Podium session 6th West Zone USICON - Indore 1996.
  23.  "Aggressive PCNL Monotherapy - How safe...? - Poster Session 6th West Zone USICON - Indore 1996.
  24.  "What is a place of TUNA in the Management of BPH" - Podium Session - 30th USICON - Bombay 1997. 
  25. Safety & efficacy of complex renal calculi in a solitary kidney" - Poster session - World Congress in Endo-urology - Edinburgh U.K. - Sept 1997.
  26. Continuing dilemma in management of post transplant ureteric strictures" at Northwest England Renal Transplant meet held at Manchester U.K. - June 1997.
  27.  "Lower calyceal stone ESWL - can you predict clearance ....?"- Poster session - 31st USICON - Chandigarh 1998.
  28.  "Pitfalls of ESWL in lower calyceal stone" Poster session - ASICON - Ahmedabad 1998.
  29.  Role of TRUS in haematospermia " Podium session - 9th West Zone USICON - Goa 1999
  30. "Effect of Zopiclone on Rigiscan" Poster session - 33rd USICON - Hydrabad 2000
  31.  "Brachio-basilic transposition - A new technique of vascular access" Presented in Innovation/New technique session - 33rd USICON - Hydrabad 2000
  32. Bilaterel simultaneous PCNL - A viable option" Podium session - 10th West zone USICON - Pune 2000.
  33. "Take home message for the year" 10th West zone USICON - Pune 2000.
  34. Bilateral single stage PCNL" Poster session - Millennium International Urology Congress - New Delhi 2000.