Prof. Dr. R. K. Mishra (MBBS (Honours); MS; MRCS; Dip. Lap; F.MAS; D.MAS; FICRS)
Dr Mishra is a Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon with unparalleled experience in the medical field. He is one of the most experienced professors of laparoscopic and robotic surgery having trained more than 7000 surgeons and gynecologists from more than 108 countries. He has vast experience of teaching laparoscopic and da Vinci robotic surgery. Dr. Mishra has made significant contributions in this field and due to his exemplary work he wears many hats including the Chairman and Director World Laparoscopy Hospital, India and Dubai, member of several Associations as well as a Professor. To share his knowledge, Dr. R. K. Mishra is a Professor of Minimal Access Surgery at TGO University.
His dream to start a unique University program in his area of expertise materialized at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, U. K. where he collaborated with Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri. In pursuit of his academic goals, Dr. Mishra undertook a Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery from University of Strasbourg, France. Recently he completed his surgical residency and Master degree in Minimal Access Surgery (M.MAS) from Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, United Kingdom. During his practice in the United Kingdom Dr. Mishra discovered the optimum shadow casting illumination technique to improve the task performance of laparoscopic surgery. This research technique is now used by eleven laparoscopic instrument companies to make ideal shadow casting telescopes. The original research pertaining to shadow in laparoscopy was published in Archive of Surgery.
As a pace-setter, Dr. Mishra is among the few fortunate professionals who were conferred degree of Master in Minimal Access Surgery by Sir James Whyte Black (Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine and the most prestigious Chancellor in the history of University of Dundee, United Kingdom). After mastering in Laparoscopic Surgery, Dr. Mishra further advanced his robotic surgery training at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
While working in his home Country, India at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Dr. Mishra felt the need to perform free laparoscopic surgery for the needy patients due to the high-cost of treatment. Due to his charity work he was honored with the Super Idol Award from Being Human Foundation, a registered charitable trust of Salman Khan. Additionally, after becoming the first qualified Surgeon in Minimal Access Surgery, he started offering training in this area.
Dr. Mishra’s expertise in providing real laparoscopic training was unequaled globally which persuaded majority of the International Organizations on minimal access surgery that real laparoscopic training to young and practicing surgeons is possible if like-minded people join hands and work towards achieving this goal. According to Dr. Mishra if you have to form a community of Minimal Access Surgeon then tap the young professionals. Due to his dedication, World Laparoscopy Hospital has become a center of excellence in Minimal Access Surgery.
Dr. Mishra is also a prolific writer whose quest to develop this area of medicine has driven him to be featured in Published Articles and Journals, abstracts, textbooks, book chapters, and in editorials. as an author, co-author or Editor in Chief. His dozens of articles have been published in various laparoscopic journals all over the world including his recent article published in Annals of Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, Current Medical Journal of India, Journal of Minimal Access Surgery of India and World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery. This article has highlighted the Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery and errors commonly overlooked during surgery. Throughout Dr. Mishra’s career life, he has contributed to numerous chapters in undergraduate and postgraduate books and published over forty original articles in major peer review journals.
As an author, Dr. Mishra has several best-seller books in Laparoscopy including Text Book of Practical Laparoscopic Surgery. This book gives a full description of all tricks and tips (Do’s and Don’ts) in performing a variety of laparoscopic procedures. It is an invaluable study aid for all general surgeons, paediatric surgeons and gynaecologists who want to learn the art and science of laparoscopic surgery. Dr Mishra has published minimal access surgery lectures as master classes of laparoscopic endoscopic and da Vinci robotic surgery for surgeons and gynaecologists. He also mentors surgeons and Gynaecologists from across the globe and for such efforts he received the Spanish Golden Eagle Award from The Republican Society of Spain for his Textbook of Laparoscopic Surgery now published in Spanish Language. The Foreword of this book is written by world leader of laparoscopic surgery Prof. Steven D. Wexner (USA), past president of SAGES and by Dr. Ray L. Green President of World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, USA. In his books and presentations Dr. Mishra uses a more personal explanation of the thought process and surgical principle that he applies in his day to day practice. He has presented his scientific findings in society papers and exhibits at professional national and international meetings. Prof. Mishra is one of the very first surgeons who started NOTES (Natural orifices Transluminal endoscopic surgery) in India.
Besides his medical expertise, Prof. Mishra’s is conversant in software programming. He has in depth knowledge of Visual Basics, C++, HTML, Dot NET, SQL database systems, PHP and Java. Prof Mishra has developed a unique Laparoscopic Prescription writing software and it is so easy to learn and use that any qualified surgeon or gynaecologist can quickly be able to generate legible patient consent, Postoperative note, discharge card and medication prescriptions by only few clicks. This software can generate Laparoscopic Prescriptions with as few as three keystrokes. Most of the O. T. Note, post-operative general advice, dietary advice and medications with life style interaction will be pre-defined, with the ability to add on-the-fly. This software is one of the best-seller and present in almost all the famous medical libraries in the world.
Currently, Prof. Mishra offers 10 days fully recognized Laparoscopic Training course with 70 hours CME in the U.A.E recognized by Department of Health and Medical Services Government of Dubai and European Union of Medical Specialists. He is also a faculty member of Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, New Delhi. He is the visiting faculty and Honorary Professor of many leading institutions in the world like Iranian Medical University, Tehran, Iran, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iranian Hospital, Dubai; Aljela Hospital, Tripoli, Libya, Gulu Independent Hospital, University of Gulu, Uganda. King and Edward Hospital, Kenya, Istanbul Goztepe Education and research hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Prof. Mishra has been an invited faculty member at over 200 local, National and International meetings and has been actively involved in teaching Minimal Access surgery techniques to other surgeons both in India and abroad since 2001.
Dr. Mishra is a recipient of hundreds of awards. He was named the recipient of the Global Laparoscopic Trainer Award, an annual international award that recognizes one surgeon in the world whose career exemplifies the outstanding performance in Minimal Access Surgery among other Awards. He is an innovative surgeon and researcher. For his outstanding work for the underprivileged section of society and extraordinary efforts in promoting the health needs of the India, Dr. Mishra received Purvanchal Gaurav Award by Prvanchal Ekta Manch, New Delhi.
Prof. Mishra was engaged as the organizing secretary of four International conferences on recent advances in minimal access surgery organized by World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. He is a highly-esteemed and respected professional in this field, and his advances in this discipline have benefitted an incalculable number of people. All his International Conferences on Minimal Access Surgery were approved by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and financially supported by Medical Council of India. More than five hundred delegates from 65 countries were present in these international conferences. These Conferences were unique because they were covering seven subspecialties of Laparoscopic Surgery from across the globe.
As a family man, Dr. Mishra lives in Gurugram, India with his two sons, a daughter, and his lovely wife Sadhana. A tenacious, hardworking, and completely devoted Dr. Mishra, his life and work has been to practice, research, study, and drive innovation and excellence in his chosen field of Minimal Access Surgery and Laparoscopy. He is the current President of Rolls Royce Indian Owners Club. He is also a musician with a great passion to play the keyboard. He is a good billiard player and a member of World Pool-Billiard Association.