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Dr. R Shanmugasundaram

Dr. R Shanmugasundaram

Dr. R Shanmugasundaram

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MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery



Urological Surgeon


General Surgeon

22 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

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Dr Shanmugasundaram, Consultant urologist at SS Urology centre, obtained his superspeciality degree in Urology from the prestigious Christian Medical College, Vellore during 2008, and went on to obtain his DNB degree in the specialty. A confident approach resulting from comprehensive exposure to various urological and renal transplant surgeries, kindful passionate patient care and an orientation towards research are all values, that Dr Shanmugasundaram has imbibed from his training at this renowned medical centre. Before getting into the teaching programme, he was working in the department of Urology for 3 years as non-post graduate resident after M.S General surgery. He has worked as a Faculty in the same department of Urology where he got his speciality training and was associate professor of Urology till 2012. During this period, he was actively involved in training many post-graduates and guiding them for their excellence. During the stay of a decade of tenure in the department of Urology, CMC vellore, he has done more than 100 renal transplant surgeries and 220 renal donor surgeries, has expertise in laparoscopic donor nephrectomies and multivessel renal transplant. He has special interest is in the fields of reconstructive urology and renal transplantation. Currently he is heading the department of Urology, MIOT hospitals from 2012 till today. He is an avid academician with 24 peer reviewed publications in various national and international journals. He is a lifetime member of Urological society of India, European association of Urology, Indian society of Organ transplantation, Indian medical association and National academy of medical sciences. Dr. Shanmugasundaram constantly strives to update his knowledge and technical know-how in order to be able to give the best treatment to patients who seek his care. He has attended and presented his research findings in various national and international conferences. His passion for delivering the state of art technically sound surgical skills to common men and women with urological issues has kept him to seek for various innovations and refinement in his skills.

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a urologist?

A: A urologist is a doctor specially trained in and who treats diseases of the urinary tract in both males and females. Urologists may also treat diseases of the male reproductive system.

Q: What diseases can urologists treat?

A: Urologists commonly treat diseases such as urinary tract infections (UTI), cystistis, urinary incontinence, bladder stones, kidney stones,cancers, prostate enlargements, scrotal diseases. etc.

Q: What is the difference between an urologist and a nephrologist?

A: A nephrologist is a medical physician who specially treats complex diseases that affect the kidneys such as nephritis, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, and acute and chronic kidney failure. An urologist treats the urinary tract system in both men and women.

Q: When should I visit a urologist?

A: One should visit a urologist if there are symptoms such as burning and pain during urination, presence of blood in urine, pain in abdomen, incontinence or repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Q: Can a urologist treat diseases of the female reproductive system?

A: Urologists can treat common illnesses in females such as urinary tract infections, bladder inflammations, prolapse and cancers. For conditions related to uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, they are referred to a gynecologist.

Awards and Recognitions

Best Outgoing Student - 1996
Gold Medalist in Pediatric Surgery - 2001
University Rank Holder - Mch Urology - 2008


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MBBS - I.R.T. Perundurai Medical College and Research Centre, 1998
MS - General Surgery - Madurai Medical College, 2002
MCh - Urology - Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, 2008


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European Association of Urology (EAU)
Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT)
Urology Society Of India
National Academy of Medical Sciences
Indian Medical Association (IMA)


2008 - 2012 Associate Professor - Urology at Christian Medical College
2012 - 2017 Consultant Urologist (HOD - Urology) at MIOT Hospitals


62231 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1998
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