prof-mohan de silva

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Prof.  Mohan de Silva

Prof. Mohan de Silva MS, FRCS Edin, FCSSL

Senior Professor of Surgery and Chair
Department of Surgery

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758660     Mobile : +94 77 7314693
E-mail : thathya.ds@gmail.com


 

GENERAL INFORMATION


 

Postgraduate and Undergraduate Academic Qualifications

 

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK - 1984
  • Master of Surgery (University of Colombo) - 1984
  • MBBS (Colombo) Second Class - 1978

 

Postgraduate Surgical Training

 

  • Surgical Registrar - Leighton hospital, Crewe
  • Senior Registrar - Wittington Hospital, London.

 

 

ORATIONS


 

  • Sir Nicholas Attygalle Oration and Gold medal - 1997
  • Presidential award for research - 2002
  • Sir Arthur M de Silva Oration and Gold medal - 2002
    'The management of common bile duct stones in Sri Lanka is open surgery justifiable anymore?-An audit of 603 ERCPs'
  • Presidential Oration and Gold Medal of The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka - 2004
    'Total care of the surgical patient'
  • Inaugural Overseas Guest Speaker North West Association of Surgeons - Liverpool, UK - 2004
    'Weapon's that bleed; the scourge of Land Mines'
  • R A Navaratne Oration and Gold medal - 2007
    'Role of Endoscopic Surgery in the management of Bilio - Pancreatic conditions'
  • R A Navaratne Oration and Gold medal - 2010
    'Management of Iatrogenic bile duct injury- The lessons learned'
  • Keynote address - The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Jaffna medical Association Joint Sessions - Jaffna - May 2014
    'Role of the Surgeon in improving Patient Safety'

 

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS


 

  • Fellow of the Asian - Pacific Society of Digestive Endoscopy since - 2001
  • President of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka - 2004
  • Appointed as a Honorary Consultant General Surgeon Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK - June 2008 to June 2010
  • Publication of a single author Surgical textbook in UK in 2008 titled CLINICAL SURGERY MADE EASY - A Companion to Problem Based Learning
    Tfm Publishing Limited, Shrewsbury, UK, ISBN - 978 1 903378 65 6. This is the first ever-Single Author Surgical Text Book published in UK by a Sri Lankan surgeon practicing in Sri Lanka. 2nd revised edition is expected shortly.
  • Invited to write Chapter 56 - History and Examination of the abdomen Bailey and Love's SHORT PRACTICE OF SURGERY 26th Edition. This is one of the most widely circulated Surgical Text Books in the world. I am the first Sri Lankan surgeon invited to contribute to Bailey and Love.

 

 

POSTS HELD MEMBERSHIP/FELLOWSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


 

  1. President of The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka - 2004
  2. Senior Vice President of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka - 2003
  3. Vice President of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka - 2002
  4. Secretary of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka - 1998, 2001
  5. Council member of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka - Since 1992 up to date
  6. Director Education - The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka - 2011, 2012
  7. Vice President - Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) - 2009
  8. Chairman - Sub-Specialty Board - General Surgery Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Sri Lanka - 2010-2012
  9. Member - Board of Study Surgery Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Sri Lanka - 1998-2012
  10. Member - Board of Management Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Sri Lanka (PGIM) - 2007 up to date
  11. Member - Financial Management Committee Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Sri Lanka (PGIM) - 2007
  12. Member - Medical and Dental Standing Committee of the University Grant Commission - from 2010 up to date
  13. PGIM Appointed Clinical Tutor, Surgery Colombo South Teaching Hospital - from 1998 up to date
  14. Member - Council of theUniversity of Sri Jayewardenepura - from 2010 up to date
  15. Member - Senate of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura - from 1998 up to date
  16. Fellow of the Asian - Pacific Society of Digestive Endoscopy (Two appointed fellows of each member country) - from 2002 up to date
  17. Secretary -The Gastroenterological and Digestive Endoscopy Society, Sri Lanka - 1999-2001
  18. Member, Board of Study - Anesthesiology of PGIM - 1997, 1998
  19. Chairman - Sport Advisory Board, USJP - 1999, 2000
  20. Founder Senior Treasurer - The Sports Club Faculty of Medical Sciences USJP - 1998/1999
  21. Board of Directors Lanka Medical Protection Society (Guarantee) Limited (A nonprofit Organization) - since 2001
  22. President Panadura Clinical Society - 1992-1993
  23. President Kuliyapitiya Clinical Society - 1988-1992
  24. President Government Servant's Sports Club, Kuliyapitiya - 1992
  25. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - Since 1984
  26. Honorary Fellow of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka - 2011

 

 

PUBLICATIONS


 

  1. Safe surgery: time for a paradigm shift. Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58(4) 139-141.
  2. Histological assessment of cholecystectomy specimens performed for symptomatic cholelithiasis; should it be routine or selective?' Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2013; 95:317-322
  3. Changing clinical profile, management strategies and outcome of patients with biliary tract injuries at a tertiary care center in Sri Lanka. Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Dis International 2011; 10(5) 526-532
  4. A debate: Is major bile duct injury preventable? Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2011; 29(2): 79-83
  5. An unusual cause of shock in dengue fever. Ceylon Medical journal 2011; 56:120-121.
  6. Management and prevention of iatrogenic bile duct injury. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2010; 28: 13-21
  7. Therapeutic value and outcome of gastric access loops created during hepaticojejunostomy for iatrogenic bile duct injuries. The Surgeon 2010; 8: 325-329 (The Official Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland)
  8. Cholecystectomy does not prevent gallstone ileus: a case report. Cases J. 2009; 2: 6790 19829860
  9. Is major bile duct injury preventable? A debate. The Sri Lanka journal of Surgery. 2012
  10. Complete Pancreatic Transection in a child Treated by Drainage and Sphincterotomy. Pancreas 2010; 39:(4) 547-548. (Letter to editor)
  11. A survey of Emergency and Surgical Capacity in the conflict-affected Regions of Sri Lanka. World Journal of Surgery 2010, ISSN: 0364-2313, Vol: 34, Issue: 3, Date: 2010-01-01, Star page: 428, # of pages: 5
  12. Management of pain in chronic pancreatitis. New solutions to an old problem. Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53 (1): 1-3.
  13. An unusual sequel of an iatrogenic bile duct injury. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 9008; 26:19 -20.
  14. Management of persistant pancreatico-peritonel fistulae by endoscopic stenting. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52 (2): 2007
  15. Endoscopic Snare Polypectomy for periampullary neoplasm. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2006; 51(2): 71-2.
  16. Biliary tract injury during Cholecystectomy: a retrospective descriptive review of clinical features, treatment and outcome. Ceylon Medical Journal 2006; 51(4): 132-136.
  17. Management and outcome of residual bile duct stones following cholecystectomy at a tertiary referral centre in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2007; 52(4): 122-124
  18. Descriptive study of the chronic calcific Pancreatitis in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 5-10.
  19. Endoscopic Cystoenterostomy; A new trend in the management of Pseudo pancreatic cysts. (picture story) Ceylon Medical Journal 2002
  20. The management of common bile duct stones in Sri Lanka- Is open surgery justifiable anymore? -An audit of 603 ERCPs. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2002; 2: 30-33.
  21. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in Sri Lanka as determined by PCR. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2002
  22. The Evolution of Gastro-intestinal Endoscopy. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2001; 19:29-32.
  23. Morbidity and Mortality of Laparoscopic cholecystectomy during the learning curve at the University surgical unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital. A review of the first 125 cases. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2001; 19:14-17.
  24. Pattern of accidents and injuries involving three-wheelers. Ceylon Medical Journal 2001; 46(1): 15-16.
  25. An Unusual cause of obstructive jaundice. Ceylon Medical Journal 2001 (Research Letter) 158-158.
  26. Anatomy of the Calot's Traingle and its relevance to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Ceylon Medical Journal 2000 (Letter to editor)
  27. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with functional dyspepsia. Ceylon Medical Journal 1999
  28. Developing a molecular marker for metachronous colorectal cancer. Ceylon Medical Journal 1999; 44 (4): 162-165.
  29. Spontaneous rupture of a liver cell adenoma. Ceylon Medical Journal 1997 (case report)
  30. An unusual cause of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 1997; 15(1): 21-22.
  31. A family of hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 1996;14(1):26-27.
  32. Haemorrhoids. Sri Lankan Family Physician1995
  33. An Effective Alternative to Avoid Haemorrhoidectomy in Young Patients with Tight Anus Syndrome-Limited Manual Dilatation of the Anus and Elastic Rubber band Ligation Under General Anaesthesia. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 1994; 23-24.
  34. Management of a Penetrating Cardiac Injury and the Follow up of delayed Sequel. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 1990; 32-33.
  35. Pernicious anaemia complicated by a gastric carcinoid tumour. Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1986; 31:240-241.
  36. Preoperative intra-incisional cefamandole reduces wound infection and postoperative inpatient stay in upper abdominal surgery. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1985

 

 

Abstract Publications

 

  1. Lessons learned from managing iatrogenic bile duct injuries (R A Navaratne oration) Annual Academic sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2010 and Joint Academic sessions of the International Society of surgery
  2. The value of endoscopy in the management of biliary tract injuries. Annual Academic sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2010 and Joint Academic sessions of the International Society of surgery
  3. Blood-less, (cut)-less, surgeon-lesss surgery. Will this be the reality of tomorrow? 50th anniversary Academic conference. The University of Sri Jayewardenepura 10-12 Dec 2009.
  4. A study of Surgeons perceptions with regards to the occurrence of bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. (Abstract) Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and SAARC Surgical Care Society 2009
  5. Management of Colo -Vesical Fistulae- a single unit experience. (Abstract) Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and SAARC Surgical Care Society 2009
  6. Variations in surgical approach to cosmetically unacceptable clinical unilateral benign goitre among surgeons; is there a need for consensus? (Abstract) Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and SAARC Surgical Care Society 2009
  7. Management of Colo-Vesical Fistulae- A single unit experience. (Abstract) Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and SAARC Surgical Care Society 2009
  8. Variations in the surgical approach for cosmetically acceptable clinically unilateral benign goitre among surgeons; is there a need for consensus? (Abstract) Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and SAARC Surgical Care Society 2009
  9. Is it useful and safe to create a gastric access loop to retain access to the hepaticojejunostomy anastomosis following reconstructive surgery for iatrogenic bile duct injuries Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and SAARC Surgical Care Society 2009
  10. Is objective guided learning better than self directed learning towards improving student attitudes to patient care? 120th anniversary academic sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association 2007
  11. Total Thyroidectomy for benign thyroid disease. Can we justify our practice? Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2006
  12. Cholecystectomy associated biliary tract injury: Experience from a tertiary referral setting in Sri Lanka. Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2006
  13. Developing a protocol:Objective sensory information reduced pain intensity and fear during upper gastro intestinal endoscopy. Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2006
  14. A preliminary report on an affordable and effective enterable feeding formula. Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2006
  15. A low cost and effective method of managing chronic venous ulcers. A preliminary report. Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2006
  16. A study of urinary retention in young adults. Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2006
  17. How safe are Biliary stents? 25th Anniversary Academic Sessions. Postgraduate Institute of Medicine of Sri Lanka.2005
  18. A Descriptive Study on Hand Injuries admitted to a single surgical unit. 25th Anniversary Academic Sessions. Postgraduate Institute of Medicine of Sri Lanka. 2005
  19. Communicating with patients - A need in total patient care. Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2004

 

 

Awarded the Prize for Best Presentation

 

  1. A comparative Study of Pancreatic Calcification in Sri Lanka. Annual Academic sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2003
  2. Is Cassava consumption related toTropical Calcific Pancreatitis in Sri Lanka The Annual Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and International Conference of the SAARC Surgical Care Society 2003
  3. Endoscopic Management of retained Common Bile Duct Stones in patients with T-Tubes in situ. The Annual Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and International Conference of the SAARC Surgical Care Society 2003
  4. Does Juxtra Papillary Duodenal Diverticulae predispose to formation of Primary Bile Duct Stones? The Annual Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and International Conference of the SAARC Surgical Care Society 2003
  5. Evaluation of the Alvarado score in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis (poster abstract) International Conference and Annual scientific Sessions - The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2000
  6. Management of Common Bile duct stones in the era of Laparoscopic Cholecysctomy. The Kandy Society of Medicine - 23rd Annual Academic Conference 2000
  7. Anatomy of the Calots triangle and its relevance to Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Annual Scientific Sessions. The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 1999
  8. Safety of Biliary Stents - Anniversary celebration sessions - PGIM 1-2 Aug 2005
  9. Cytology of Duct Carcinoma In-situ of the Breast Academic Sessions-December 1997.The College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka
  10. Mutational analysis in metachronous colorectal cancer. Joint meeting British Oncological association and & British association of surgical oncology-July 1995
  11. Managing Colo rectal cancer. What causes the delay? Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2001 (Judged as the best overall paper 2001)
  12. Familial Colorectal Cancer - A Sri Lankan perspective. Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2001
  13. Post Cholecyatectomy syndrome in a Sri Lankan female population Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2001
  14. Is endoscopic examination justified in uncomplicated dyspepsia? Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2001
  15. Prevalence of helicobacter pylori infection in Sri Lanka: A study based on polymerase chain reaction. SLMA Annual scientific sessions 2001
  16. Efficacy of a locally improvised Biliary Balloon for the extraction of Bile Duct Stones The Annual Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and International Conference of the SAARC Surgical Care Society 2003
  17. Is Laparoscopic assessment of gastric cancer is useful? International conference and annual scientific sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2002
  18. Changing approach to the diseases of the common bile duct in Sri Lanka WONCA - MSAR Conference 2002
  19. Endoscopic Management of retained Common Bile Duct Stones in patients with T-Tubes in situ. The Annual Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and International Conference of the SAARC Surgical Care Society 2003
  20. Learning curve in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A review of first 125 cases. International conference and annual academic sessions of the College of surgeons of Sri Lanka 2000
  21. An Audit of therapeutic endoscopic procedures in a newly established endoscopy unit. International Conference and Annual scientific Sessions - 2000
  22. Spontaneous rupture of a liver cell adenoma. The Ceylon Medical Journal 1997.
  23. Cytology of Duct Carcinoma In-situ of the Breast Academic Sessions - December 1997.The College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka

 

 

BOOKS AND CONTRIBUTION TO BOOK CHAPTERS


 

Books

 

  • Clinical Surgery Made Easy - A Companion to Problem Based Learning Single Author Surgical Text Book
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - A Step by Step Guide Creative manual

 

Chapters

 

  • Chapter 56. History and Examination of the abdomen Bailey and love's SHORT PRACTICE OF SURGERY 26th Edition 2013
  • Current Surgical Guidelines [Paperback] AbdullahJibawi David Cade Chapter on Gallstones