Dr K Prakash is one among the senior most Surgical Gastroenterologist of Kerala and in fact he belongs to first batch of MCh (SGE) of the state.
He has more than 17 years of experience to his credit and he is an expert in complex hepatobiliary, pancreatic surgeries and advanced laparoscopic surgeries. The first surgeon to perform single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy and single incision laparoscopic colorectal resection in Kerala, he is also trained in liver transplantation.
Dr Prakash has special interest in laparoscopic surgeries and has performed maximum number of colorectal resections and other advanced GI laparoscopic surgeries in the state.

  • MBBS– (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). MedicalCollege, Trichur (University of Calicut), Kerala, India – October 1990.
  • MS (Master of Surgery), General Surgery .Medical College Baroda (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda), Gujarat, India. December 1995.
  • MCh (Master of Chirurgery), Surgical Gastroenterology– Medical College Trivandrum
  • AFSA (Attestation de Formation SpecialiseeApprofondie) at University of Pierre et Curie- Paris-6 after working as resident for one year in the division of Hepatobiliary and Liver transplantation unit, Hospital Beaujon, Clichy, University of Paris, France.
  • FMAS (Fellow of Minimal Access Surgery) conferred by Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI) in 2011.
  • Workshop on hands-on training and animal lab in Micro Vascular surgery, Ethicon Training centre, Chennai, September 2005.
  • Certificate course in training of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Kyungpook National University, Taegu, S. Korea, June 2006.
  • Best Poster Award. ISG Mid-Term Conference, Kollam, Oct 2006: Surgery for Crohn’s Disease involving Small Bowel.
  • Best Paper Award ISG mid-Term Conference, Kollam, October 2006: Laparoscopic colorectal surgery: preliminary experience.
  • Best Paper award ASI Annual Conference, May 2008. Laparoscopic Versus Open Colonic Resections for Left Sided Colonic Tumors: Short Term Results of 62 patients.
  • Best Paper Award and Palanivelu Gold medal in 8th International Congress ofAmasicon, Indore, India,September 2013. An Audit of 423 Elective Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeries in a Tertiary Care Center.
  • Best Paper Award in IASG National Conference, October 2013, Kolkatta, India.A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on use of Octreotide in patients with Soft Pancreas undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy.
  • Chief Course Co-Ordinator and faculty: Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery training program, , Ethicon Endosurgery.
  • Chief Course Co-Ordinator and faculty: Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery training program, PACE program, Covidien.
  • Editor: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, BMC Surgery, Journal of Pancreas.
  • Text book chapter in Pancreatitic Ascites and Pleural Effusion.Intech Publishers, 2012.http://www.intechopen.com/books/pancreatitis-treatment-and-complications . “Pancreatitis: Treatment and Complications”.
  1. HilarCholangiocarcinoma: results of parenchyma conserving hepatic resection. H Ramesh, Prakash K, A Venugopal, V Lekha, G Jacob. HPB Surgery 53;2003: 124-7.
  2. Brunner’s gland adenoma with circumferential duodenal involvement. Varma D, Prakash K, Augustine P, Mahadevan P, Ramesh H. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2001;20(6):243-4.
  3. Primary tuberculous stricture of the oesophagus mimicking carcimona. Prakash. K Kuruvilla, V Lekha, AVenugopal, G Jacob, H Ramesh. Tropical Gastroenterology. 10.: 2001;22(3):143-144.
  4. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: factors associated with conversion. Prakash. K, G. Jacob, V. Lekha, A. Venugopal, B. Venugopal, and H. Ramesh. Surgical endoscopy. 2002;16(1):180-183.
  5. Reconstruction of portal vein using hepatic vein patch graft after combined hepatectomy and portal vein resection. Prakash K, Regimbeau JM, Belghiti J. Am J Surg 2003 Mar;185(3):230-1.
  6. A high short-term survival justify extended resection for hepatocellular carcinoma with majorportal vein involvement. Prakash K, Regimbeau JM, Farges O, Sauvanet A, Belghiti J. J GastrointestSurg 2003 Feb;7(2):282.
  7. Port-site Tuberculosis after laparoscopy. Ramesh H, Prakash K,Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A, Venugopal B. SurgEndosc 2003 Mar 7.
  8. Resection of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplantation. Lesurtel M, Prakash K, Regimbeau JM, Durand F, Sommacale D, Dondero F, SauvanetA,Farges O, Valla D, Belghiti J. Presented in Journee du Francophones 2003. Gastroentérologie Clinique etBiologique 2003; 27 HS1: p A18.
  9. Are Some Cases of Infected Pancreatic Necrosis Treatable without Intervention? Ramesh H, Prakash K, Lekha V, Jacob G, Venugopal A: Dig Surg 2003;20:296-300 (DOI: 10.1159/000071694).
  10. Biliary access loops for intrahepatic stones: results of jejunoduodenal anastomosis. Ramesh H, Prakash K,Kuruvilla K, Philip M, Jacob G, Venugopal B, Lekha V, Varma D. ANZ J Surg. 2003 May;73(5):306-12.
  11. Resection Prior to Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Belghiti J, Cortes A,Abdalla EK, Régimbeau JM, Prakash K, Durand F, Sommacale D, Dondero F, Lesurtel M, Sauvanet A, Farges O, Kianmanesh R. Annals of Surgery 2003; 238(6):885-893.
  12. Multidisciplinary approach in the long-term management of intrahepatic stones: Indian experience. Prakash K, Ramesh H, Jacob G, Venugopal A, Lekha V, Varma D, Ramesh GN, AugustineP. Indian J Gastroenterol 2004; 23 (6): 209-213.


  1. Outcome of pancreatic ascites in patients with tropical calcific

pancreatitis managed using a uniform treatment protocol.

Prakash Kurumboor • Deepak Varma • MahendraRajan • NaduthottamPalanisami • KamleshRoshinPaulose •Ramesh Ganesh Narayanan • Mathew Philip.Indian J Gastroenterol 28:102-6. 2009.

  1. Laparoscopic Colonic Resection for Rectosigmoid Colonic Tumours: A Retrospective Analysis and Comparison with Open Resection. Prakash Kurumboor; Varma, Deepak; Rajan, Mahendra; Kamlesh, Naduthottam; Zacharias, Prakash; Ganesh Narayanan, Ramesh; Philip, Mathew.Indian Journal of Surgery, Volume 72, Number 4, August 2010 , pp. 318-322(5).
  2. IlealGanglioneuromatosis with Adenocarcinoma in a Patient with Multiple Neurofibromatosis. K. Prakash, Deepak Varma, G. N. Ramesh, Mathew Philip and PushpaMahadevan. Indian J of Surgery 2011, Volume 73, Number 5, Pages 375-376.
  3. Successful adoption of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: Tips for reducing learning curve. Moderator, Prakash K, Panel discussion in Laparoscopic Colorectal Summit, October 2013, Kochi India.
  4. Pancreatitic Ascites and Pleural Effusion: Chapter 13 by Prakash K, Pancreatitis and its complications; Intech Publishers, 2012.”http://www.intechopen.com/books/pancreatitis-treatment-and-complications””Pancreatitis: Treatment and Complications”.
  5. Dense calculi formation resulting in impaction of pancreatic stent: a rare complication due to an unretrieved stent. Prakash Kurumboor, Kamalesh NP, Pramil K, SyleshAikot, Prakash Zacharias, Ramesh GN, Mathew Philip. Indian J Gastroenterol 12/2012; DOI:10.1007/s12664-012-0287-.
  6. Large mucocele of appendix. Kamlaesh NP, Prakash K, Pramil K, Vipin IS. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2012 Apr; 31 (2):87.
  7. Intrahepatic rupture of empyema gall bladder. Kamalesh NP, Prakash K, Pramil K. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 07/2012; DOI:10.1007/s12664-012-0230-0.
  8. Malignant paraganglioma of the bile duct: a case report. Tropical Gastro (article in press).
  9. Prevalence and patterns of diverticulosis undergoing colonoscopy in a southern Indian hospital- Kamlaesh NP, Prakash K, Pramil K, Sylesh A, Prakash Zacharias, Ramesh GN, Mathew Philip. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 08/2012; DOI:10.1007/s12664-012-0222.
  10. Primary posterior perineal herniation of urinary bladder. Prakash K, Kamalesh NP. J Min Access Surg 2013;9:126-7.

24 .         Does case selection and outcome following laparoscopic colorectal resection change after initial learning curve? Analysis of 235 consecutive elective laparoscopic colorectal resections. Prakash K, Kamalesh NP, Pramil K, Vipin IS, Sylesh A, Jacob M. J Min Access Surg 2013;9:99-103.