Dr. Sivasankar Jayakumar - Paediatrics & Paediatric surgery

Pediatric Surgeon, Pediatrician

About Us

Dr. Sivasankar Jayakumar

Consultant – Paediatrics & Paediatric surgery

Kauvery Hospital, Chennai.

Qualification: M.B.B.S., M.R.C.S.(Glasg)(UK), P.G.C.M.E., F.E.B.P.S.(UK)

Speciality: Paediatrics

About the Doctor

Scholastic Performance
  • Surviving Sengstaken – S Jayakumar, S Patel, M Dvaenport, N Ade-ajayi. Journal of Paediatric surgery, Dec 2014 – doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.12.014
  • Idiopathic urethritis in children: Classification and treatment with steroids – S Jayakumar, K Pringle, G Ninan – J Indian Assoc PeterSburg 2014;19:143-6
  • Characteristic Radiological findings in Preterm Infants with Missed – Intestinal Perforation – S Jayakumar, N Patwardhan.Journal of neonatal surgery, 2014;3(3):27
  • Steroid instillation for Idiopathic urethritis in children – S Jayakumar, G Ninan, K Pringle, – Eur J Pediatr Surg, Mar 2014, PubMed PMID: 24683102
  • Unusual presentation of meconium peritonitis in a female neonate – S Jayakumar,L Hatsell, N Patwardhan. -Journal of neonatal surgery, 2013;2(4):43
  • Pyeloplasty for PUJ obstruction in malrotated kidneys – S Jayakumar, B Antao, GK Ninan. – Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Aug;22(4):279-82.
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: – S Jayakumar: Core Surgery Journal. 2012; 2(2):44 – 50.
  • Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans in children and its incidence under the age of 5 years – S Jayakumar, B Antao, G K Ninan. -J Pediatr Urol. 2012 Jun;8(3):272-5.
  • Retreival of proximally migrated double J ureteric stent in children using Goose-neck snare.S Jayakumar, M Marjan, K Wong, A Bolia, GK Ninan. – J Indian AssocPediatr Surg. 2012 Jan;17(1):6-8
  • Health related quality of life in patients reliant upon Mitrofanoff catheterisation. – G smith, D Caroll, S Mukherjee, R Aldridge, S Jayakumar, L McCarthy, H Chandran, K Parashar. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Aug;21(4):263-5
  • Follow Up after carpal tunnel decompression: A patient
  • ‘s perspective – P Fenton, S Jayakumar, J chu, A Tillu. – Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2009. Vol 12 Number 1
  • Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour of the hand in an adult. – S Jayakumar, NS Jatavallabulla, I M Miller. – Journal of Hand Surgery. 2007 Aug;32(4):460-1
  • Ewing’s Sarcoma / PNET: A Histopathological Review. – S Jayakumar, D Power. – The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2006.Vol 3 Number 1
  • Survivalbefore and after heart transplantation- Analysis of a cohort of 610 patients at two UK centersNR Banner, CA Rogers, JS Ganesh, K Ranganath, S Jayakumar, RS Bonser. – Heart 2006; 92 (Suppl 2): A4-A121
  • Acquired copper deficiency following prolonged jejunostomy feeds – a case report.- S Jayakumar, R Cramb, P Eynaud, T D B Lyon, A N Jilaihawi, D Prakash Ann ClinBiochem. 2005 May; 42(3):227-31
  • In Process:
  • Incidence of acute appendicitis in children: Varying trends – S Jayakumar, G Sheperd, M Abubacker, R Fisher, A Rajimwale, G Ninan, S Nour – Submitted to European Paediatrics
  • Paediatric gastro-duodenal fabric bezoar, – R Patel, S Jayakumar, M Upadhayaya, D Drake, Submitted to BMJ case reports
Specialty Experience
  • May 14 – April 15: Senior Clinical Fellow Paediatric Urology – Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Feb 13 – Apr 14: Paediatric Surgery, Evelina Children’s Hospital Guys & St Thomas NHS Trust
  • July 12 – Jan 13: Paediatric Surgery, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Aug 09 – July 12: Paediatric Surgery, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust
  • Oct 08 – Aug 09: Paediatric Surgery, Royal Hospital for Sick Children Lothian Hospitals NHS Trust
Normal Procedures
Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Appendicectomy (Laparoscopic)
  • Fundoplication (laparoscopic)
  • Laparoscopy (diagnostic, abd pathology)
  • Laparoscopy (therapeutic, undescended testis)
  • Nephrectomy (laparoscopic)
  • Pyeloplasty (laparoscopic/retroperitoneoscopic)
  • Pyloromyotomy(laparoscopic)
  • Splenectomy (laparoscopic)
  • Cholecystectomy (laparoscopic)
  • Palermo operation (laparoscopic)
  • Thoracoscopy & drainage of empyema
  • Lap assisted duhamel pull through procedure
  • Trache-oesophageal fistula & esophageal atresia repair
  • Correction of congenital pure atresia of oesophagus
  • Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia with/without sac
  • PSARP procedure/Anoplasty
  • Correction of malrotation
  • Duhamel procedure
  • Duodenoduodenostomy
  • Application of preformed silo to gastroschisis/exomphalos
  • Closure of Exomphalos
  • Closure of Gastroschisis
  • Excision of sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Closure of bladder exstrophy
  • Epispadias repair
  • Kelly procedure
  • Repair of Cloaca/Total urogenital mobilisation
  • Ureteric reimplantation
  • Formation/Closure of vesicostomy/cystostomy
  • Continent bladder reconstruction (Mitrofanoff)
  • Cystoscopy + Ablation of PUV
  • Hypospadias & hooded foreskin repair
  • Ileal bladder augmentation
  • Ligation of varicocele
  • Nephrectomy / Nephroureterectomy
  • Open/lap Pyeloplasty
  • STING/Deflux procedure
  • Correction of buried penis/ Foreskin reconstruction
  • Reconstruction for megaprepuce
  • Urethral meatoplasty/Closure of urethral fistula
  • Insertion of suprapubic catheter/ ureteric stent
  • Partial/distal pancreatectomy
  • Resection of liver segment
  • Excision of choledochal cyst &hepatico-jejunostomy
  • Hepaticoenterostomy (not choledochalcyst excision)
  • Kasai Procedure (Hepatoportoenterostomy)
  • Pancreatic cyst jejunostomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Open Biopsy of tumour
  • Excision of ovarian teratodermoid cyst/tumor
  • Excision of thoracic/abdominal neuroblastoma
  • Excision of wilms tumor
  • Excision of sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Excision of testicular tumor
  • Insertion of cuffed central line (open/ percutaneous) PICC line
  • Insertion/removal of Portacath
Upper/ lower GI
  • Lap/open Fundoplication
  • Lap/open Pyloromyotomy
  • OGD & gastric/ Oesophagus biopsy/pH study/ FB removal
  • OGD + Banding/ injection of oesophageal varices
  • Insertion/Change of PEG tube to gastrostomy button/removal
  • Formation /Closure of gastrostomy
  • Creation/Closure of ileostomy/jejunostomy/colostomy
  • Excision of duplication cyst / Meckel diverticulum / mesenteric cyst
  • Hydrostatic reduction of intussusception = air enema / Open reduction of intussusception
  • Laparotomy & Ladd’s procedure
ACE procedure
  • Colonoscopy & biopsy
  • Laparoscopic/open appendectomy
  • Total colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis
  • Anal dilatation/calibration/ Botox injection into anal sphincter
  • Drainage of perianal abscess
  • Duhamell pull-through
  • Laying open of anal fistula / pilonidal sinus
  • Thiersch Suture
  • Circumcision / Paraphimosis reduction /Prepuceplasty
  • Inguinal herniotomy/ Ligation of PPV
  • Repair of epigastric/umbilical/supra hernia
  • 1 stage/ 2 stage orchidopexy
  • Excision of branchial fistula/ remnant/ thyroglossal tract
  • Excision of dermoid cyst, lymph node/ skin lesion / haemangioma / lipoma / accessory digit
  • Release of tongue tie / labia; adhesions
  • Subcutaneous mastectomy
  • Wedge excision/Avulsion of nail /chemical destruction of nail bed
  • Sclerotherapy of lymphangioma/haemangioma
  • Skin & Muscle & Rectal biopsy
  • Insertion of chest drain/ Open biopsy of lung
Future vision

The multifaceted management planning, meticulous surgical techniques involved in a specialty like paediatric surgery captivate me and I am currently excited and keen to continue this phase of my development into a highly qualified paediatric surgeon. I aim to continue my commitment in teaching and so obtained a Postgraduate certificate in medical education. I foresee myself as a consultant paediatric surgeon with special interest in laparoscopy, hepatobiliary surgery and urology.

Professional Body Membership
  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Tamilnadu Chapter of Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
  • Association of Endocrine Surgeons of India
  • Languages : English , Hindi, Tamil
  • Gender : Male
  • Paediatrics