Expanding Roles, Extended Collaborations

After having spent several rewarding years at Manipal Hospital, Miller’s Road (formerly Vikram Hospital), I am happy to share that I am now taking on the additional role of Consultant Surgical Oncologist, at Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road. I shall also continue to provide my services at Manipal Hospital, Miller’s Road, ably supported by Dr. … Read more

The Emotions Under The Surgeon’s Mask

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do much.” – Helen Keller Last week, I had the privilege of operating alongside Dr Narendra, a cardiothoracic surgeon and my friend of 30 years. It was a challenging surgery – the patient, a young girl had a cancerous tumor going from her neck down into … Read more

Lessons For Life: A Walk With A Cancer Survivor

Note by Dr Suraj Manjunath : This is a guest post by Haripriya Suraj. Haripriya is a wellness practitioner, author, and early childhood educator. As my better half, she has been my source of support and inspiration through our years together. In this post, she shares insights from a walk with a friend who is … Read more

Over A Cup Of Coffee

Last week Google (Google Doodle) celebrated Espresso Coffee Machine inventor Angelo Moriondo’s birth anniversary. This brought me back memories of a coffee machine in the USA. I was never much of a coffee drinker. But at the teaching hospital in Bangalore where I worked from 2006 to 2017, coffee in between surgeries was an enjoyable … Read more

Reading Between The Lines

Note by Dr Suraj Manjunath : This is a guest post by Haripriya Suraj. Haripriya is a wellness practitioner, author, and early childhood educator. As my better half, she has been my source of support and inspiration through our years together. “Eustachian tube openings and torus tubarius are normal Oro and hypopharynx are normal Supra-glottis, … Read more

A Memorable Year’s Journey – Thanking Readers And Contributors

This blog was started at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic – times of volunteer COVID duties at work, and lockdowns at home. In no time, it has completed its first year.  I am overwhelmed by the response to my blog and thank all my readers for your support towards this initiative. The primary intention … Read more

Cancer Is A Diagnosis, Not An Identity

Once, at a social gathering, the host introduced a friend of hers to me and referred to her as a ‘Cancer Patient.’ I could see that being referred to in this manner made the woman uncomfortable. However, she seemed to know that the host didn’t mean to offend her. She took it lightly and said … Read more