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Dr. Vasantha Kumar

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Pediatrician, Bangalore

35 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Vasantha Kumar MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) Pediatrician, Bangalore
35 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Vasantha Kumar is a trusted Pediatrician in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 35 years. He has completed MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) . You can meet Dr. Vasantha Kumar personally at Chlid Health Center in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vasantha Kumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mysore Medical College, - 1982
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - Bangalore medical college, - 1984
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Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)

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Know All About Gynae Laparoscopy Surgery

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
Know All About Gynae Laparoscopy Surgery

Q1. What exactly is Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is an alternative to 'Open' surgery wherein the abdomen is opened by tiny 'key hole' incisions and surgery is done. 'Scopy' means the use of an endoscope or telescope to see inside the abdomen. This is attached to a camera and a light source and the inside of the abdomen is projected on to a monitor. The surgeon performs surgery looking at this screen. The surgeon makes a total of 2-4 small cuts on the abdomen ranging from half to 1 cm through which the telescope and other thin surgical instruments are passed into the abdomen. When the uterus is removed , known as hysterectomy, there is also a cut at the top of the vagina where the uterus is attached.

Q2. What kind of gynaecological surgeries can be performed by Laparoscopy?

Most surgeries done in gynaecology can now be performed by Laparoscopy and do not require the large incision as for open surgery. Laparoscopy can be done sometimes only for diagnosis and is called Diagnostic Laparoscopy, as in checking whether the tubes are open or not and to look for any causes of infertility or pain outside the uterus. In women who are unable to conceive, Diagnostic Laparoscopy is often combined with Hysteroscopy (endoscope inside the uterus, inserted from below, via the vagina). When laparoscopy is done to perform some surgical procedure inside the abdomen it is called Operative Laparoscopy. This may be for simple procedures like sterilization, minor adhesions, drilling ovaries; or for intermediate or major reasons like fibroids, endometriosis, removal of ovaries or tubes or both or removal of uterus, for staging of cancers or radical surgeries for cancer. However, about 5% of all surgeries including those for cancer or very large tumours may benefit from open surgery.

Q3. Why does an expert surgeon recommend Laparoscopy over Open Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery has many advantages above open surgery: the incisions are much smaller (open surgery incisions are 8-10 cms long), therefore pain is much less; requirement for pain killers (which can have side-effects like sleepiness, impaired judgement) is lesser; hospital stay is shorter; complications fewer; requirement for blood transfusions infrequent; recovery in terms of physical, emotional and mental state is much better and quicker; return to work is faster with consequent lesser loss of working and earning days. Surgery with laparoscope is more precise because it is magnified view. Further vision is much better because it's like having your eye behind the structure because you can see with the telescope at places where the surgeon's eye cannot reach.

Q4. If the cuts on the abdomen are so small in Laparoscopic surgery, how do you remove the uterus or a large tumour from inside the abdomen?

Quite often if the tumour is not malignant and contains fluid, it is punctured to collapse it into a smaller size. If it is solid, it can be cut into smaller pieces inside the abdomen using a special instrument. The collapsed or cut structures can be removed gently through the 1 cm cut on the abdomen which may be increased a bit if required. After hysterectomy, the uterus can be removed easily from below, through the vagina.

Q5. Will there be much pain or discomfort after Laparoscopic Surgery?

There may be some pain and discomfort in lower abdomen for one day to few days after Laparoscopic surgery but this is much less as compared to open surgery because the incisions on the abdomen are much smaller and there is much less tissue handling inside the abdomen by fine instruments instead of rough, big, gloved hands which can cause tissue injury in open surgery. There may be some pain in the shoulder following laparoscopy. This is not serious and is due to the gas used in the surgery to make space for instruments.

Q6. When can I be discharged from hospital?

Following Diagnostic Laparoscopy or with simple Operative Laparoscopy you can expect to be discharged from hospital latest by the morning after surgery. In most other cases of intermediate or even major surgery, discharge is generally 1-2 days following the surgery unless there is some health issues prior to the surgery or any complication during the surgery. The complication rates for Laparoscopic surgery are not more than for open surgery and depend upon patient factors like anaemia, diabetes, obesity and skill of the surgeon.

Q7. When can I perform routine household activities or return to work after Laparoscopic Surgery?

Recovery after surgery depends upon many factors: presence of health problems before surgery; why the surgery is required; what surgery is being done; problems or complications of surgery, anaesthesia or blood transfusions. If all is well, one can perform routine household activities by 1 week, provided one doesn't feel tired. Although there may not be any harm, it may be unwise to be normally active within 48 hours of procedure. Following Diagnostic Laparoscopy or Operative Laparoscopy for simple procedures, one can return to work in 1 week. For other procedures, a 2-3 week off from work is reasonable. It depends on the type of work you are returning to. Avoid too rapid return to work if it is manually hard or requires standing for long durations of time. Sometimes a surgical procedure brings on a well needed rest and break from a lifetime of work. Mostly, when you return to work depends upon your own body and its signals of tiredness. You need to listen to those signals.

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My 17 month old son is passing too many watery loose motions and not passing urine past 18 hrs, please suggest

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Losing too much water can cause dehydration. Child needs plenty of fluids in form of ors and other liquids commonly consumed. If he has actually not passed urine for 18 hours the condition is serious, and you need to take the child to emergency immediately.
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Sir, My 4months old kid does pass stool once in 3 days that too not properly and also he is passing terrible smelly farts. Can I give him evict syrup please suggest what to do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
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My 4months old kid does pass stool once in 3 days that too not properly and also he is passing terrible smelly f...
Please give exclusive breast feeding and stop any other milk if you are giving. Such type of problem usually occurs when you give milk other than breast milk.
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Hi i have been facing problem while coughing rite side of my back pains heavily. i hv checked my blood my esr is 24 serum c reactive protein is 0.61

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Pulmonologist, Faridabad
You are diabetic. As you are coughing get an xray chest done.From discription of pain ,location of pain is not clear. Is it on back of rt side chest or rt side of lumer area.Can take paracetamol sos till diagnosis is clear.Location of pain will change the probable diagnosis.
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I have blessed with a baby boy on 16 jan 2016 now he was 28 weeks old when he was born and his weight is 1 kg 300 gm and now he has weight of 1 kg 400gm I want to know that when he will discharge from hospital is he safe in hospital or he will be safe at home as we can take special care off him 24×7 we should wait or bring him home doctors are saying that he is absolutely fine. Then why doctors are not giving him holiday.

doctor of Medicine in pediatrics
Pediatrician, Dhule
I have blessed with a baby boy on 16 jan 2016  now he was 28 weeks old when he was born and his weight is 1 kg 300 gm...
Hi your concern is totally valid, but the problem with extremly low birth weight babies is that even if they look good, there are chances they might go in apnea (sudden cessation of breathing) and they are prone to temp irreugalrities thats why doctors are not discharging the baby. I suggest let them do their work and take discharge are per the doctors advice.
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My 3 year old daughter chews foot nails some times when she gets alone. Please suggest.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 3 year old daughter chews foot nails some times when she gets alone. Please suggest.
U have to manicure nails properly. Engage her in some activity while she is alone. Divert her in the beginning. Learn to relive. Her anxiety.
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Hello Dr. My baby is 8months old. Can we give every home made item to her like (rajma, change, chapati, cheese, besan)?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hello Dr. My baby is 8months old. Can we give every home made item to her like (rajma, change, chapati, cheese, besan)?
You can give anything other than egg white, milk products and wheat before 1 year as some babies develop allergy.
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After taking lactare tablets there is no much increase in the production of breast milk please suggest me the best as I am unable to feed baby?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
After taking lactare tablets there is no much increase in the production of breast milk please suggest me the best as...
There is no medicine known to increase brest milk production.It is controlled by a complex mechanism of touch & pressure of breast leading to chain of harmones production resulting in breast milk secretion.In short it is demand & supply mechanism,more a child sucks more he gets Exclusive.Breast feed your child at least for first5-6 months.You can express milk if child is unable to take due to any reason to ensure constant supply.
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My 2 months baby has nose blockage problem so is it safe to use steamer and vikcs inhaler?

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Homeopath, Jhansi
My 2 months baby has nose blockage problem so is it safe to use steamer and vikcs inhaler?
Thanks dear you ask me that your baby has nose blockage problem so steaming is ok but more use of Vicks inhaler for more this like of things is very harmful for his future so if you are baby suffering from nose blockage take h*********** treatment for It's better future
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If tooth is knocked out due to any injury that can be replanted...
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I have 4 months baby. I am breast feeding my baby boy. Shall I eat wheat bread and kissan mixed fruit jam? What happens if I eat that?

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Pediatrician, Delhi
I have 4 months baby. I am breast feeding my baby boy. Shall I eat wheat bread and kissan mixed fruit jam? What happe...
Yes you can eat any thing you like and cook at home specially, it is always better better to avoid commercial food, which more often than not contain maida and vanaspati ghee for certain reasons.
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Hi my son is 9months old and his weight is only 6kg 300gms is it ok He is getting cold regularly what natural remedies I can use for curing his cold instead of giving medicines and do I need to take any special measures to increase his weight I give him normal rice in afternoon and baby food 3 times a day in and my milk in between please give required suggestion for my son.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hi my son is 9months old and his weight is only 6kg 300gms is it ok He is getting cold regularly what natural remedie...
For a 9 month old child you need to give full family diet in semisolid consistency, less spicy and oily. Can give chapati, vegetables, rice n dal, khichdi, sheera, upma, idli, dosas, soups, milkshakes, mixed vegetable pulao. All fruits, mashed potato, paneer, cheeze. Dates and dryfruits with milk. Try any of these food items gradually and with patience. Do not hurry. Meal time should be very happy time. Enjoy seeing your child having a happy meal.
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What is average height of 2 years old kid? Please advise.

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Pediatrician,
What is average height of 2 years old kid? Please advise.
You must have told boy or girl. For boys average is 85 but variable. For regular health advice ask me privately.
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Can I give yogurt dahi to my 10 months old son? And where do I get wheat grass? What all food I can give to my son.

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General Physician,
Can I give yogurt dahi to my 10 months old son? And where do I get wheat grass? What all food I can give to my son.
You can give Yoghurt and give all homemade foods. Wheatgrass is available in super markets and online Wheatgrass juice is a popular health drink. It is thought to benefit health only when fresh and taken on an empty stomach immediately after extraction. But there is no research to date that supports this.In foods and beverages, wheatgrass extracts are used as a flavoring component.
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My baby is six months old and he has got cough due to cold. What should I do?

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
It is very common for common cold to be followed by a mild cough in small babies. Don't worry. This will settle down in a few days. Continued breast feeding is the best remedy for such illnesses and one should avoid medication. If the nose is blocked you could use saline nasal drops three times a day. If there is feeding difficulty, one should see a doctor.
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Swelling and got red in navel in 20 days newborn child. Pain in navel and left taking milk of mother due to pain in navel.

MBBS, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Swelling and got red in navel in 20 days newborn child. Pain in navel and left taking milk of mother due to pain in n...
1. injection TAXIM 120 mg 2 timea aday for 4days2 locally apply nosporin or T bact ointment 2 times aday.
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My nephew is very naughty and he don't obey us. We will not want beat him but he is so naughty boy how we control him.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My nephew is very naughty and he don't obey us. We will not want beat him but he is so naughty boy how we control him.
Punishment can be done even without beating like not talking to him for sometime. Not providing what he likes too much etc. Similarly you must reward him if he obeys your advice.
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Actually when I earlier consulted a doctor he said that my son is very weak as according to his friends he doesn't look like a 6th class boy and moreover if he had played only an hour then he would have a lot of pain in his legs and hence he had a much problem of acidity.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Actually when I earlier consulted a doctor he said that my son is very weak as according to his friends he doesn't lo...
do cbc to rule anaemia. also stool and urine check. give proteins 2 mg/kg. also syp bethadoxin 15 ml od.for 6mths.
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My daughter 2+ still she wont speak, she utter words but can not connect or complete the words. Very active but wont respond for our call. Any help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter 2+ still she wont speak, she utter words but can not connect or complete the words. Very active but wont ...
Some children start talking bit late. If all other milestones are normal you can wait for some more time.
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