Dr. Basu Somprakas

Dr. Basu Somprakas

Associate Professor

Department of General Surgery, Institite of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
B3/B2 Meera Colony, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, 221005

plus Speciality

COLOPROCTOLOGY

Biography:

Somprakas Basu is Associate Professor of General Surgery at the Institute of Medical Sciences of Banaras Hindu University India. He graduated from Kolkata University India in 1990 and was awarded the order of merit for first position in Surgery in the University. He completed post-graduation in Surgery (MS) in 1998 from Delhi University India. After completion of surgical residency, registrarship and clinical tutorship in Surgery he became a consultant and Assistant Professor in Surgery in 2002. During his academic career he received numerous awards, medals and prizes including the Order of Merit (Gold medal) of Calcutta University and the best junior resident award during his residency at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. In his professional career, he has received numerous research paper awards, traveling fellowships, honors including the prestigious International Guest Scholar of the American College of Surgeons in 2011. He had been a visiting clinical fellow in colorectal surgery at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian hospital, USA. He has also delivered guest lectures at various meetings and conferences in India. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine UK, International College of Surgeons USA and Association of Surgeons of India, and is an active member of Indian Medical Association, Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India, Association of the Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and Indian Society of Wound Management. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK, International College of Surgeons, USA and Association of Surgeons of India, and is an active member of Indian Medical Association, Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India, Association of the Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and Indian Society of Wound Management. He has published numerous articles in journals like Digestive surgery, Archives of Surgery, British Medical Journal, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, International Journal of Surgery, Ostomy Wound Management, International Surgery etc., and has been member of editorial board and reviewer of a number of peer reviewed journals. His special interest is in abdominal surgery, colorectal surgery and wound healing research and academic interest is in medical education. His varied research interest lies in rectal cancers, experimental study of the effect of sepsis on colon and bacterial biofilms in chronic wounds. He lives in Varanasi, India with his wife (neonatologist) and his son. He loves to draw and paint and listen to music and songs in his leisure hours.

Academic positions:

Associate Professor of General Surgery at the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Co-in charge of the Medical Education Unit at the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India In charge of Postgraduate surgical teaching program, Department of General Surgery at the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Research interests:

Rectal Cancer, colonic ischemia in septic peritonitis, wound healing

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Publications

1. Basu S, Ravi B, Kant R. Intestitial laser hyperthermia, a new method in the management of fibroadenoma of the breast: a pilot study. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 1999; 25: 148-152.
2. Andley M, Basu S, Ravi B, Chibber P, Kumar A. Internal herniation of wandering spleen – a rare cause of recurrent abdominal pain. International Surgery 2000; 85: 323-325.
3. Thomas S, Chibber P, Basu S, Dutta R, Kumar A. Coccidioidomycosis presenting as liver abscess. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2001; 20: 113-114.
4. Basu S, Paul DK, Basu S. Four Siblings with Type-II Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy. Indian Pediatrics 2002;39: 870-74.
5. Basu S, Bag TS, Saha S, Biswas PC. Accessory breast in the perineum. Tropical Doctor 2003;33:245.
6. Basu S, Ray AK, Banerjee SP. Splenunculus masquerading as colonic malignancy. International Surgery 2003;88:181-83.
7. Basu S, Chandra PK, Basu S. A leech in the large bowel. Journal of Royal Society of Medicine 2004;97:83.
8. Basu S, Giri PS, Roy D. Feasibility of day care minilaparotomy cholecystectomy - a simulation study in an inpatient model in a rural teaching hospital. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine 2006;11(2):93-98.
9. Basu S, Pandey M, Sharma CLN. Changing trends in peptic ulcer perforation: a review of five years. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2006;25(Suppl 2):A117.
10. Saxena V, Basu S, Sharma CLN. Perforation of the gallbladder following ileal perforation in enteric fever. Hong Kong Medical Journal 2007;13:475-7.
11. Basu S, Ganguly S, Chandra PK, Basu S. Abdominal tuberculosis in children – A review of hundred and fifteen cases from India. Singapore Medical Journal 2007;48(10):900-5.
12. Basu S, Pandey M, Sharma CLN. A hernia in the inguinal region is not always an inguinal hernia. Hernia: The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal wall Surgery 2007;11:449-51.
13. Basu S, Chatterjee M, Chandra PK, Basu S. Rationale of antibiotic use in children by primary care physicians. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2008;11:52-7.
14. Basu S, Ramachandran U, Thapliyal A, Basu S. Cerebral migrational defects and periventricular calcifications in a case of congenital cytomegalovirus infection. Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2007;5(3):269-272.
15. Basu S, Chandra PK, Kabiraj S, Basu S. An Unusual Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction. British Medical Journal 2007; 334: 754.
16. Basu S, Kumar D, Chaudhury S, Sharma CLN. A child with recurrent abdominal pain. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2007;77:1133.
17. Basu S, Pandey M, Prakash V, Kumar M. Ileocecal stricture: tuberculosis or Crohn’s disease? – Indian J Gastroenterol 2007;26 (suppl 2):A44.
18. Basu S, Saxena V, Sharma CLN, Kumar M. Benign phyllodes tumor.  Archives of Surgery 2008;143(2):207-208.
19. Tiwary SK, Kumar D, Chowdhury S, Agrawal N, Basu S. Intestinal gangrene due to mesenteric vascular occlusion masquerading as strangulated inguinal hernia. Hernia: The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery 2008;12:195-7.
20. Basu S. A hernia in the inguinal region is not always an inguinal hernia - Response. Hernia. DOI 10.1007/s10029-007-0321-5.
21. Shukla VK, Shukla D, Singh A, Tripathi AK, Jaiswal S, Basu S. Risk assessment for pressure ulcer: a hospital based study. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2008;35(4):407-11.
22. Basu S, Chandra PK, Basu S. Fetal ascites owing to congenital cytomegalovirus: response to ganciclovir. Annals of Tropical Pediatrics 2008;28:235-239.
23. Khanna R, Agarwal A, Basu S, Khanna S, Khanna AK. DNA-ploidy and S-phase fraction in oral leukoplakia. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2010; DOI:10.1111/J.1445-2197.2009.05196.x
24. Basu S, Shukla VK. Mechanical bowel preparation: are we ready for a paradigm shift. Digestive Surgery 2008;25:325-328. (Editorial)
25. Basu S, Srivastava V, Ansari M, Kumar A. Giant ileal diverticulum. E-Medicine. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/721158.
26. Shukla VK, Chauhan VS, Mishra RN, Basu S.  Life style, reproductive factors and risk of gall bladder cancer. Singapore Medical Journal 2008;49(11):912-5.
27. Basu S, Panray TR, Singh TB, Gulati AK, Shukla VK. A prospective, descriptive study to identify the microbiological profile of chronic wounds in outpatients. Ostomy Wound Management 2009;55(1):14-20.
28. Shukla VK, Tandon A, Ratha BK, Sharma D, Singh TB, Basu S. Arginase activity in carcinoma of the gall bladder: a pilot study. European Journal of Cancer Prevention 2009;18:199-202.
29. Srivastava V, Ansari M, Basu S, Agarwal D, Lahiri, TK, Kumar A. Colonic conduit for esophageal bypass in celphos induced tracheoesophageal fistula: a report of two cases. International Journal of Colorectal Diseases 2009;24:727-8.
30. Basu S, Srivastava V, Shukla VK. Recent advances in the management of carcinoma of the rectum. Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology 2009;2:49-60. (Review)
31. Basu S, Kumar M, Chansuria JPN, Singh TB, Bhatnagar RS, Shukla VK. Effect of Cytomodulin-10 on Wound Healing by Primary Intention in a Murine Model. International Journal of Surgery 2009,7:460-5.
32. Basu S, Ansari M, Gupta S, Kumar A. Primary retroperitoneal transitional cell carcinoma presenting as a dumb-bell tumour: report of a case and review of literature. Singapore Medical Journal 2009;50(11):384-7.
33. Basu S, Kumar M, Shukla VK. Ovarian dermoid eroding into rectum and masquerading as recurrent rectal teratoma. Open Access Surgery 2010;3:5-7.
34. Srivastava V, Basu S, Ansari M, Gupta S, Kumar A. Massive gangrene of the stomach due to primary antiphospholipid syndrome:  report of two cases. Surgery Today 2010;40:167-70.
35. Khanna R, Agrawal N, Singh AK, Khanna S, Basu S. Spontaneous common bile duct perforation presenting as acute abdomen. Indian J Surg 2010;72(5):407-408.
36. Basu S, Bhadani S, Shukla VK. A dangerous pleural effusion. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2010;92(5):53-5.
37. Basu S, Shukla VK. Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy in pancreatic adenocarcinoma– are we forcing a milestone? Int J Surg 2011;9:329-331.
38. Basu S, Srivastava V, Singh PK, Srivastava A, Shukla VK. Duodenojejunal web masquerading as Wilkie’s syndrome: Report of a case. Surgery Today 2011;41:409-411.
39. Basu S, Srivastava V, Shukla VK. Reviewing the standard of care in pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a critical appraisal. Surgical Practice 2011;15:87-97.
40. Basu S, Srivastava V, Kumar M, Shukla VK. Uterine torsion presenting as acute abdomen in an elderly lady. Gynecol Surg 2011;8:349-351
41. Basu S, Priya R, Singh, TB, Srivastava P, Mishra PK, Shukla VK. The role of nicotine in carcinoma of the gallbladder: a preliminary study (Accepted in Journal of Digestive Diseases/May 2011).
42. Basu S, Bhadani S, Shukla VK. A swollen middle finger in a middle-aged farmer. Hand Surg 2012;17(1):121-123.
43. Shukla VK, Das PC, Dixit R, Bhartiya SK, Basu S, Raman MJ. Study of AP Endonuclease (APEX1/REF1), a DNA Repair Enzyme, in Gallbladder Carcinoma. Anticancer Res 2012;32 (4):1489-1492.
44. Shukla M, Basu S, Shukla VK, Kumar M. Fever, anaemia and splenomegaly: a rare presentation of splenic angiosarcoma. Indian J Med Pediatr Oncol 2011;32(4):230-232.

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