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Dr. Ajit Kumar Varma - Podiatrist, Kochi

Dr. Ajit Kumar Varma

93 (347 ratings)
MBBS, M.S. General Surgery

Podiatrist, Kochi

38 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Ajit Kumar Varma 93% (347 ratings) MBBS, M.S. General Surgery Podiatrist, Kochi
38 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Highly professional and extreme importance to patient care. Managing in extensive necrotizing fasciitis, plantar-space infections, diabetic gangrene of the lower limb, osteomylites, and s......more
Highly professional and extreme importance to patient care. Managing in extensive necrotizing fasciitis, plantar-space infections, diabetic gangrene of the lower limb, osteomylites, and severely destroyed foot and ankle Charcot. Have devised a novel technique of foot and ankle stabilization, ‘The Amrita Sling Technique.’ and has also devised techniques of using Polymethyl methacrylate, to replace severely destroyed Charcot foot bones. Main objective is lower limb amputation prevention in Diabetic patients. Please visit my website: www.ajitkumarvarma.co.in I shall be grateful if you could please ask questions regarding Diabetic foot and lower limb problems, Foot and ankle reconstruction and corrective surgeries, Charcot foot problems, Podiatry, Foot care and Foot wear advise, or anything related to the feet and Diabetic lower limb.
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He has over 38 years of experience as a Podiatrist. He has completed MBBS, M.S. General Surgery. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ajit Kumar Varma on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Podiatrists in India. You will find Podiatrists with more than 29 years of experience on Lybrate.com. Find the best Podiatrists online in Kochi. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision. Dr.Ajit Kumar Varma, was born on 28 February 1955. He completed his schooling from Central School, N.Delhi (C.B.S.C), in 1971. He passed his M.B.B.S from the University of New Delhi, in December 1980. He then joined the Indian Army Medical Corps, in 1981. While serving in the Indian Army, he completed his Masters in General Surgery from ‘Armed Forces Medical College’, Pune in May 1990. Here, he had immense experience in trauma surgery and various emergency surgeries. In August 1997, he resigned from the Armed Forces as a Lieutenant colonel. He then worked for a few years in a couple of major hospitals in Kerala, in the departments of general surgery and gasterosurgery, carrying out all types of elective and emergency surgeries, including surgeries for gastro-intestinal malignancies and laparoscopic gastro-intestinal surgeries. In May 2004 he joined the ‘Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and research centre’, Kochi, Kerala, a 1400 bed, tertiary referral hospital, as the chief of the Unit of diabetic lower-limb and Podiatric Surgery. He has been the organizing secretary of the International ‘Amrita Endocrinology and Diabetic Foot Conference’, held once in two years, in the institute campus. On 1st June 2015 he joined the Aster Medcity Hospital, a quartinary care institute, Kochi, Kerala, as Senior Consultant of the Department of Podiatric Surgery. This is the largest of its kind in India, and concentrates mainly on limb salvage. Cases managed include extensive necrotizing fasciitis, plantar-space infections, diabetic gangrene of the lower limb and osteomylites, and severely destroyed foot and ankle Charcot. This is the only center in India where foot and ankle reconstructive surgeries are being performed routinely in large numbers, in high-risk Diabetic patients. He has devised a novel technique of foot and ankle stabilization, ‘The Amrita Sling Technique.’ He has also devised techniques of using Polymethyl methacrylate, to replace severely destroyed Charcot foot bones. These manuscripts have been published in international medical journals, and the surgical videos have been uploaded in the You Tube. He has also developed a new polymer based footwear for diabetic patients, which has been ‘patented’. In January 2010, he was conferred with the prestigious Dr.S.C.Misra medical oration award. He is the principal investigator in a number of major research programmes. Most notable among these is the new invention of an entire foot bones replacement prosthesis. This again has been provisionally patented. By comprehensive management, the center has been able to maintain a limb salvage rate of 91.5%, in diabetic foot and lower-limb problems, comparable to the best centers in the world. He has over 200 research papers published in national and international journals. He has hands on experience of working in eminent diabetic foot centers in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He has been invited as a guest faculty for many national and international Diabetic Foot conferences, the most notable being to the premier ‘World Diabetic Foot Conference (DFCon—2014)’, held at Los Angeles from 19th March ’14 to in 22nd March 2014. He was invited to speak on two topics, one on ‘Salvage procedures in Diabetic Foot infections’, and a ‘Video presentation of the ‘novel foot and ankle reconstruction techniques’, which he has devised. I have devised, For the First time in the world, a novel technique of foot and ankle stabilization, ‘The Amrita Sling Technique.’ This is lieu of an external fixator, after internal fixation. I have also devised techniques of using Polymethyl methacrylate, to replace severely destroyed Charcot foot bones. These surgeries have been uploaded in the You-Tube: The links are: 1. Amrita Sling Technique: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdPlfJIbqUU 2. Foot Bone Prosthesis (PMMA): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgsNIP3m5tw 3. Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) Foot & Ankle replacement Prosthesis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4tIu6TONbo

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MBBS - University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi. - 1979
M.S. General Surgery - Armed Forces Medical College, University of Pune. - 1990
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Malayalam
Awards and Recognitions
S.C Mishra medical oration award
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Life Member, Diabetic Foot Society of India

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Dear sir, I am suffering from portal cavernosa, gall bladder stones, two veins from liver to spleen has been blocked, constipation some time lose motion, and stomach bloats. Digestion problem but having good appetite.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
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I am suffering from portal cavernosa, gall bladder stones, two veins from liver to spleen has been blocked...
Take the positive aspect you have first. You do have a good appetite. Constipation and loose motions can be overcome when you have the right type of food. High fiber diet, fruits, vegetables, drink about 2 liters of water a day at least. This diet would even reduce the bloating feeling of the abdomen. In your case, taking smaller amount of food may be five times a day is better than consuming larger amount of food three times a day. Regarding gall stones and blocked hepato-splenic veins, please do consult a gastroenterologist regarding management.
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Hello sir, mujhe pichhe kamar pe BADA phoda hua tha jisko sukhane ke liye Maine antibiotics medicine liya ,ab Mai mediclox plus le Raha hoon phoda shukhane ke kagar par hai but isme khujali ho rahi hai, Please sir mujhe koi cream bataiye jisase phoda jaldi shukh Jaye aur khujali bhi na ho And sir please mujhe bataiye ki phoda shukhane ke baad dubara hone ke chances Hain kya ?please sir tell me early.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
Hello sir, mujhe pichhe kamar pe BADA phoda hua tha jisko sukhane ke liye Maine antibiotics medicine liya ,ab Mai med...
The wound on the back can be dressed daily, first by cleaning with 5% Betadine solution. Then after applying Metrogyl gel, sterile gauze pad can be used for dressing. Once the wound has healed, to prevent further infection or abscess, personal hygiene is very important. You may take daily bath and wash the area with soap and water. This would help prevent such problems in future.
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In report it is said that multiple calculi is found in gall bladder lumen casting clear distal acoustic shadow but the wall of bladder is normal. Please clarify it. Are there stones show in bladder? please give suggestions.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
In report it is said that multiple calculi is found in gall bladder lumen casting clear distal acoustic shadow but th...
Yes, it does show that there are gall bladder stones, however there is no significant inflammatory process causing wall thickening which has happened in the gall bladder wall. If symptomatic, the gall bladder should be removed by laparoscopic method.
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I having suffering l4 l5 disc bulge issue. I am planing to go to jogging everyday dose it effect on my disc pain.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
I having suffering l4 l5 disc bulge issue. I am planing to go to jogging everyday dose it effect on my disc pain.
If the L4/5 disc bulge is causing you no symptoms, then it is very fine for you to go jogging. However, you must do good warm up exercises before jogging, especially for spine flexibility, so that the disc prolapse will not aggravate and cause you symptoms. Yoga is the best form of warm up you can do.
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42 year old male suffering from painful corns for past couple of months. Am diabetic. Need to surgically remove the corns.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
42 year old male suffering from painful corns for past couple of months. Am diabetic. Need to surgically remove the c...
Yes, it is very important for you to remove the existing corns and prevent further corns or callus formation of your feet. Since you are a Diabetic, corns and callus can become ulcerated, infected and cause sometimes serious foot problems. The best way to remove the corns and callus is to surgically scrape them and to be done by an expert. Please do not do it yourself or let any untrained person do it. Once these are removed, you have to wear foot wear made of soft, pressure distributing material like E.V.A. Elastoplast, Poron. Please keep the skin of your feet soft by applying Vaseline on the plantar, dorsal surface of your feet and the legs up till the knees twice a day. Please wear a cotton socks while wearing the diabetic footwear.
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Hi, due to little bit pain at left side of the abdomen. Ultra sound scanning was done and the result is like. Impression: Two Gall Bladder calculi of 7.5 mm each. Small Lt. Renal lower pole calculus of 2 to 3 mm. Please let me know the further step I have to take. Thanks.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
Hi, due to little bit pain at left side of the abdomen. Ultra sound scanning was done and the result is like. Impress...
Left side abdominal pain in your case is due to the small left renal stones. Since these are small, presently you may try taking at least 2 to 3 liters or more of fluids daily. This can wash out the stones in time. You may get an abdominal USG done once in 3 to 4 months to see for the status of the stones and consult an Urologist if they are getting bigger.
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From some days in the morning while In the bathroom I am seeing a bulge on the right side of my scrotum. I also feel mild pain around it. What it can be? What should I do now? please help.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
From some days in the morning while In the bathroom I am seeing a bulge on the right side of my scrotum. I also feel ...
It could be an infection of your right testis--Epididimoorchitis. You would have to take antibiotics. Please consult a general surgeon who can examine you and give you the correct medicine. Also please wear undergarments which will support your scrotum and give you pain relief.
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At L4-L5diffuse disc bulge with right para central protrusion causing severe canal stenosis, compression over the allows sac, nerve root of audacity equine, bilateral traversing nerve roots in lateral recess marked on right side. AtL5-S1 a focal posterior central disc bulge with tear, mild to moderate canal stenosis, compression over the alloy sac, left traversing S1 nerve root in lateral recess. Neural foramina on either side however exiting nerve root look free in neural foramen. Hip n screening within normal limits. This is the report of MRI. please suggest.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
The MRI report informs that there is intervertibral disc prolapse at L4/5 area with cord compression. There is also disc degeneration of L5 SI. You probably would be having low back pain and pain and discomfort of the lower limbs. If you are markedly symptomatic, then minimal access surgery is indicated to remove the involved disc and relieve cord compression and symptoms. You can consult a Neurosurgeon or Orthopedic surgeon for the same. If you do not have any marked symptoms, doctor would probably advise physiotherapy and wait to see if it relieves your discomfort and then advise accordingly.
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My leg was injured by playing football in ground. How to replace my leg. Tell me.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
My leg was injured by playing football in ground. How to replace my leg. Tell me.
You cannot replace your leg, and is not needed in your case. Please give your leg rest, the injured soft tissue, muscles, ligaments will heal in time may be 3 to 4 weeks, and you can play football once again, with your own leg. No replacement required.
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I have a 9 mm stone in ureter calculus. Is it similar to having stone in gall bladder. M confused. Because doctor said you have a stone in gall bladder but in report it's written urinary calculus.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
I have a 9 mm stone in ureter calculus. Is it similar to having stone in gall bladder. M confused. Because doctor sai...
Having a 9 mm stone in the ureter is definitely not similar to a 9 mm stone in the gall bladder. In all probability, the uretric stone will cause uretric colic pain which can be severe, it may cause blood in urine, it may cause back pressure to the kidneys, and it usually needs to be removed. Not so for a gall bladder stone of similar size.
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Tonsillopharyngitis since 20 days. Medications taken: Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid taken for 5 days BD next course ZOCEF CV 500 BD for 8 days levocetirizine 5 mg OD at night from last 15 days And Betadine gargle thrice a day (Both levo and gargle, I stopped 3 days earlier.) Yet I can see vesicles on my Thorat. What should be my management now?

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
If after taking antibiotics for 13 days, and doing betadine gargle 3 times a day, still you can see vesicles in the throat, you need to take a swab for bacterial culture and antibiotic sensitivity, and take culture specific antibiotics. Please consult an ENT surgeon who will do the needful in this regard.
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My mother is 79 years old. She is using high b.p tablets for the last 1 year. Her right leg is swelling for the past I week. Please advise.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
My mother is 79 years old. She is using high b.p tablets for the last 1 year. Her right leg is swelling for the past ...
Medication for hypertension can lead to feet and leg swelling. The best way to control the swelling is to wear compression stockings-grade 2 from toes to knees, in the morning when the swelling in minimal, wear it all day and remove it while going to sleep.
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Hello doctor I have a Dimple on Anal ring usually Look like a Lump or Bump I feel it with my Finger Its like Round like a small or tiny round circled shaped boll Just I feel like this with my Finger I am 20 years Old And I am male. Please Doctor Help I just do not understand what to do is it serious? Please doctor help me out Thank you.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
Hello doctor I have a Dimple on Anal ring usually Look like a Lump or Bump I feel it with my Finger Its like Round li...
It most probably is a piles mass. It could also be the external tag if an anal fissure. Most important is to avoid constipation. Drink lot of fluids, take fruits, vegetables in good quantity. Please do not strain much while passing motions. Thus the piles and the fissure will not aggravate or cause any problems to you. For examination, it is better you consult a G.I surgeon or a Gen. Surgeon, who can do a proctoscopy and diagnose the problem. The piles mass can easily be cured by banding or sclerotherapy, in the OPD itself.
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Post gall stone laparoscopic surgery pain in right lower side of abdomen after 2 weeks. Can I ride car and bike now.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
Post gall stone laparoscopic surgery pain in right lower side of abdomen after 2 weeks. Can I ride car and bike now.
With laparoscopic surgery, after 2 weeks, usually there should not be any discomfort. Before you drive a car or two wheeler, or do any hard physical activity, it may be good if you consult the surgeon who has done the surgery, to rule out any infection at the operated site and good wound healing. If doctor is convinced all is fine, you can drive.
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Does taking desi ghee with chapati has any connection with weight increment issue. Actually I am not gaining from past 1 year due to which my tummy has bulged a bit outward!

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
Does taking desi ghee with chapati has any connection with weight increment issue. Actually I am not gaining from pas...
Ghee has high content of fat. If after taking ghee, one leads a sedentary life, fat can get deposited in the waist and abdomen, and also increase weight. Please do aerobic exercises regularly, if you are regularly taking ghee with chapatis.
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I am suffering with throat problem for 10 months. I have treated by General physician and ENT specialist as well but no solution. I have gone through endoscopy 6 month ago and doctor found blisters in my throat & said it allergic. I am having medicine for 10 months but feeling pain when I swallow. When I take Little Bit spicy and Luke water, food feel any, roughness as well. Please suggest what should I do for best solution.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
I am suffering with throat problem for 10 months. I have treated by General physician and ENT specialist as well but ...
If the ENT and Gen Physician have told it is allergic, please get tested to what specific substance you are allergic. There are institutes which test the parson for various allergen, and exactly fine the specific allergic causing problems to you. Thus you can avoid that allergen, and be comfortable.
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Hello I want to ask .what is transparent or pinkish bumps on edge of top of my penis? What is this? please tell me. These are painless. please tell me i'm worried. Thanks.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
Hello I want to ask .what is transparent or pinkish bumps on edge of top of my penis? What is this? please tell me. T...
These may be epithelial blebs. Some times, due to superficial trauma, under the epithelium fluid may get collected causing blebs. These are painless, and can be ruptured by a sterile needle. You may then apply neosporin or mupirocin ointment twice a day till the ulcers heal.
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I am 28 years old female. I have been through an ACL RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY Right knee in 2009 Now in 2016 I had a ACL TEAR OF LEFT KNEE. Is there any way I can get it healed completely without surgery. I have been putting on weight. I have am vegetarian and can't seem to find a good to loose weight as my knee issue restricts my movements. I have PCOS and suffer from weight loss issues, irregular period, acne-prone skin and hair fall. My hair growth isn't good and severe mood swings with anxiety and stress panic issues.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
I am 28 years old female. I have been through an ACL RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY Right knee in 2009 Now in 2016 I had a AC...
ACL tear of the knee can also be managed conservatively with completely immobilizing the knee in a good knee brace. This must be done for at least 2 to 3 months. By the time pain would resolve. You may then start gradual muscle strengthening exercised to the thigh, hamstring and leg muscles for knee support.
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I am 26 years old. Recently I found some swelling below the arm. I have two lumps in breast and one lump in hand. Please let me know that swelling below the arm is also a kind of lump or not. Please tell me the solution to overcome this swelling. Is there any laser surgery to remove the lumps?

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery
Podiatrist, Kochi
I am 26 years old. Recently I found some swelling below the arm. I have two lumps in breast and one lump in hand. Ple...
The lump in your armpit is most probably an lymph Node. Since you have two lumps in your breast, please take this seriously. You must consult a Gen Surgeon, who can remove the arm pit L.N. For HPE examination and take a FNAB of the breast lumps. Once the reports come, proper diagnosis and treatment can be given.
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