Dr. Karthik Vishwanath is a board-certified, internationally trained, well-distinguished Consultant Plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon. He started his career as a consultant plastic surgeon in Mangalore(NITTE University) where he earned a remarkable reputation and appreciation from his patients and peers. During this time he catered to patients from Mangalore, neighboring districts, and Kerala where He has handled many complex and high-profile cases. Dr. Karthik has worked for the NHS in England and gained higher levels of skill and finesse in inpatient care which he is well known for. His holistic approach towards patients and their management has helped him develop excellent rapport with patients.
His specialty interests led him to complete a fellowship in Breast and Microvascular surgery from the World Famous center i.e Broomfield hospital, Chelmsford, UK. Here he was trained under prominent and celebrated surgeons of international reputation. He further went on to pursue an International training fellowship from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, one of the top high volume centers in the UK catering to the entire East of England.
He has over 13 years of surgical experience and over 9 years of experience in the field of Plastic surgery at both medical colleges and private hospitals. As an Assistant professor in plastic surgery at K.S. Hegde medical Academy Mangalore has enjoyed teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate students from the University.
He completed his MBBS from the well-acclaimed AJ institute of medical sciences, Mangalore, and pursued Masters in General Surgery(M.S) at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar medical college, Bangalore. Dr. Karthik always had an artistic, innovative, and meticulous approach towards surgery which made him super specialize further by doing Magister Chirurgiae (M.Ch) in Plastic and reconstructive surgery from well renowned M.S. Ramaiah medical college. During his training, he had the opportunity to visit and learn from various premier institutes like Tata memorial hospital Mumbai for cancer reconstruction, Ganga hospital Coimbatore for Hand surgery, and also hands-on microvascular training.
Dr. Karthik has appeared in several TV Shows, radio interviews, and talks on awareness of different subspecialties in Plastic surgery to the general public and also for doctors from other specialties. He was actively involved in the team which was instrumental in setting up and managing the BURNS UNIT in his previous hospital. He has taken part in Rural camps and done charitable Plastic surgery for the poor. He has contributed to scientific research and publications in the field of plastic surgery.
Area of expertise
1.Minimal scar surgery technique for skin lesions like moles, cysts, benign skin tumors, scars, keloids, benign lumps, etc.
2.Aesthetic/Cosmetic surgery-Rhinoplasty(nose job),otoplasty(ear surgery),blepharoplasty(eye lid surgery)
Tummy tuck(abdominoplasty), gynecomastia male breast correction, Liposuction/body contouring, Mommy make-over, Botox/fillers/PRP, chin and cheek augmentation, facelift, fat transfer, sagging arm tightening (Brachioplasty), thigh lift, thigh gap creation, botox for excessive sweating.
genital rejuvenation-vaginoplasty, tightening, hymenoplasty, Labiaplasty ,male genital surgeries(scrotoplasty/penile surgeries),anal sphincter tightening for incontinence, botox for chronic fissures.
3.Breast surgery- benign breast lumps, augmentation, reduction, Nipple areola reconstruction, fat transfer
Breast cancer reconstruction with free flaps and regional flaps
4.Lower limb trauma reconstruction(Orthoplastic)- structural repair, free flaps, and skin grafts
5.Hand reconstruction- nerves, arteries, vein, tendon, and muscle injury repairs and finger fracture fixations, contracture and deformity correction, finger and nail injuries.
6.Head and neck cancer reconstruction- free flaps, regional and local flaps.
7.Burns treatment-acute and chronic, contracture management.
8.General plastic surgery- Wound management, diabetic foot, bedsores, skin graft
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