Dr. K. Veena Laxminarayan Karanth


Department of Surgery


    Dr. K. Veena L Karanth is Professor in Department of General Surgery and teaches undergratuates and postgraduates.


    1. Facilitating Postgraduates in General Surgery

    a. In developing clinical skills in wards and emergency patient management

    b. In developing surgical skills in OT

    2. Facilitating interns in developing clinical skills in OPD, Ward and OT

    3. Facilitating Undergraduates

    a. In developing knowledge by conducting theory sessions

    b. In developing clinical skills in wards


    1. Preparation of question papers for undergraduate and post graduate examinations

    2. University examiner for postgraduate and undergraduate courses

    3. Institutional ethical committee member 

    4. Panel member in conferences and CME programs


    1. Guiding postgraduate students in conducting research for MS thesis

    2. Guiding junior faculty, interns and undergraduate students in conducting and publishing research

    3. Invited reviewer and assistant editor in international journal

    Hospital Responsibilities:

    1. Treating outpatients, emergency patients and inpatients

    2. Conducting gastrointestinal endoscopy examinations

    3. Performing operations in general, gastrointestinal, oncological, laparoscopic, breast, endocrine, trauma and vascular surgery. 


Subject Semester / Year
General Surgery PY-2, IIIrd year and IVth year
General Surgery IIIrd Year
General Surgery PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-3


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS Undergraduation BJMC and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune 1988
MS General Surgery BJMC and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune 1991
FMAS Minimal Access Surgery Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India, Coimbatore 2009
MRCS General Surgery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2008
MRCS General Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2009
FICS General Surgery International College of Surgeons, Chicago 2011
FARSI General Surgery Association of Surgeons of India 2003
PGD Medical Ethics & Law National Law School, Bangalore, India
PGDMLS Symbiosis, Pune, India
PGCRS Indira Gandhi National Open University


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Assistant Professor 2008 - 2013
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Associate Professor 2013 - 2019
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Professor April 2019 - Present


Area of Interest

Advanced Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery, Advanced Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Area of Expertise

Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgeries, Breast, Thyroid, Vascular and Trauma Surgeries. Upper and Lower GI Endoscopies

Area of Research

Obesity and Surgical Outcomes. Endoscopy

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS)

Member of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MRCS)

Fellow of Minimal Access Surgeons (FMAS)

Fellow of International College of Surgeons (FICS)

Fellow of Associations of Rural Surgeons of India (FARSI)

Life member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)

Life Member of Associations of Surgeons of India (ASI)

Founder Life Member of Associations of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)

Life Member of Association of Paediatric Surgeons of India

Life member of Venous Association of India (VAI)

Life Member of Associations of Surgeons of Rural India (ASRI)

Life Member of Associations of Rural Surgeons of India (ARSI)

Member of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES)

1)      Obesity: is it an additional risk factor in analyzing surgical outcomes in the South Indian population? Divya Karanth 1Veena L Karanth J PREV MED HYG 2021; 62: E200-E205 https://doi.org/10.15167/2421-4248/jpmh2021.62.1.1696

2)      The PROCESS 2020 Guideline: Updating Consensus Preferred Reporting Of CasE Series in Surgery (PROCESS) Guidelines Author links open overlay panel Riaz A.AghaaCatrinSohrabibGinimolMathewcThomasFranchidAhmedKerwaneNiamhO’Neill https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2020.11.005 Int J Surg. 2020 Dec;84:226-230. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2020.10.034. Epub 2020 Nov 9.

3)      The SCARE 2020 Guideline: Updating Consensus Surgical CAse REport (SCARE) Guidelines Riaz A Agha 1Thomas Franchi 2Catrin Sohrabi 3Ginimol Mathew 4Ahmed Kerwan 5SCARE Group

4)      Duodenal diverticulitis masquerading as acute cholecystitis: A lesson learnt Amena Khan, Veena Karanth, Afroz Khan and Gabriel Rodrigues* Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India Surgical Practice doi:10.1111/1744-1633.12394

5)      Ectopic Cervical Thymoma: An Uncommon Entity Nikitha Kairanna1 • Geetha Vasudevan1 • Veena Karanth2 • Krishna Sharan Indian journal of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-021-02481-4

6)      New Phase in Gastric Carcinoma Diagnosis: Haematological Biomarkers As Screening Markers. Naveen PG, K Veena L Karanth. New Indian J Surg. 2019;10(2):129-138.

7)      Haematological Parameters as Screening Markers in Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancies. Naveen P.G., K Veena L Karanth. New Indian J Surg. 2019;10(1):5-11

8)      Derived neutrophil by lymphocytes ratio is a misnomer, implication of derived leucocytes ratio in diagnosing gastric cancers. Naveen PG, Karanth KVL. Int Surg J 2019;6(1):82-7.

9)      Methylene Blue Dye for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer: Our Experience. Satya Vijay Chigurupati & Veena K.L. Karanth. New Indian J Surg. 2018;9(6):760-63

10)  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Mar; 2018(3): CD012979. Published online 2018 Mar 13. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012979 PMCID: PMC6494201 Medical interventions for chronic rhinosinusitis in cystic fibrosis Tulasi Kota Karanth, Veena KL KaranthBryan K WardBradford A Woodworth, and Laxminarayan Karanth

11)  Correlation between the Properties of Excised Axillary Lymph Nodes and the Drain Output after a Modified Radical Mastectomy: a Retrospective Study Karanth VK, Karanth SK and Karanth TK Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1769

12)  Lumbar sympathectomy techniques for critical lower limb ischaemia due to non-reconstructable peripheral arterial disease. Karanth VKL, Karanth TK, Karanth L Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD011519. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011519.pub2

13)  A novel screening tool (Karanth's test) for vitamin B12 deficiency: a pilot study. Karanth VK, Karanth L, Karanth TK, Karanth SK, Bekur R. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Dec 12; 8: 778. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1744-1.

14)  Association of hypothyroidism with metabolic syndrome - A case- control study Karanth VK WebmedCentral ENDOCRINOLOGY 2014; 5(12):WMC004789

15)  Review of degloving injury of scrotum and penis and presenting a case of complete degloving injury with single stage treatment. Karanth VK. WebmedCentral TRAUMA 2013; 4(12):WMC004474

16)  Pseudo Acute Renal Failure due to delayed presentation of intra-peritoneal bladder injury following blunt abdominal trauma. Karanth VK. WebmedCentral TRAUMA 2013; 4(5):WMC004251

17)  Role of Surgical Drains after Cholecystectomy as it Stands Today Karanth KVL, Midha Geet New Indian Journal of Surgery. Jul-Sep2012; 3 (3): 179-180

18)  Implementation and Evaluation by Formal Assessments and Term End Student Feedback of a New Methodology of Clinical Teaching in Surgery in Small Group Sessions. K Veena L Karanth Ann Acad Med Singapore 2008; 37:1008-11

19)  Use of fish net nylon in abdominal wall closure in comparison to Prolene & EthilonK Veena L Karanth Journal of ARSI 2003 

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