Complexities In Upgrading Surgical Skills

However experienced a surgeon is, upgrading skills is always important. There is always something new to learn. One must be humble in order to keep learning, because anyone can be a teacher – from seniormost colleagues to juniormost students, from operating theatre nurses to technicians. Last week, my learning was through an animal – a … Read more

Ringing In The New Year!

Celebrations foster togetherness.  People working together get to know each other better in an informal setting, building companionship and trust. I was reminded of this during an impromptu get-together of the Departments of Surgical Oncology and Medical Oncology at Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Center last week to mark the New Year. Thanks to my colleague Dr … Read more

Learning Never Ends

I have been attending surgical conferences since the late 1990s. Early in my career, I would attend them with the sole intention of learning from leaders and pioneers in my field. For me, a three-day event would be crammed with attending early morning to late evening lectures and seminars, often juggling talks happening simultaneously at … Read more

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