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The department of Urology was inaugurated by Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, the honourable President of India in the presence of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, on 22nd November, 1992.

The department has three fully equipped operation theaters, a seven-bedded Urology ICU and a 60-bedded ward. It has facilities for Open Urological surgery, Endo-Urology, PCNL, Laproscopy and ESWL.

Super specialty training in the field of Urology leading to the conferring of DNB (Urology) was started in the year 1994. Two candidates are admitted every year, selected by the National Board of Examinations and at a given time, we have six DNB Residents working and learning full time in the department. There is a well-established daily teaching schedule for these DNB Residents. Nearly 40 candidates have been trained so far in the department and 6 are being trained currently. We have had a 100% passing rate of DNB Residents in the last several years.

120-160 patients attend the Urology OPD every day. About 40-50 beds are occupied in the Urology ward throughout the year and about 10-12 major Urological surgeries are performed every day.

The administrative wing of the department is headed by the HOD and assisted by a Senior Manager.


The department provides the following Urological services.

  • Simple & complex Open Urological surgeries.
  • Upper and lower tract Endo-Urologic procedures.
  • Laparoscopic Urological surgeries.
  • Female Urology.
  • Paediatric Urology.
  • Urodynamic studies.

Applications are invited for 01 vacant position of “Fellow in Reconstructive urology” in the Department of Urology in Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prashantigram.

Eligibility: Doctors who have specialized in Urology and completed DrNB / MCh with minimum of ONE-year post-qualification experience would be eligible to apply for admission.
Qualification: (M.Ch/DrNB) recognised by the Medical Council of India (except for degrees not covered by Medical Council of India, where the degrees must be recognized by the respective bodies that approve the qualifying courses).  Postgraduate degrees from Departments/Institutions to which MCI recognition has not been formally granted (for example: under consideration) will not be considered and candidature of applications with such degrees may be rejected at any stage (including after admission if this fact comes to notice at that stage).
Experience: Minimum 1 year of post MCh /DNB work experience preferred
Age:    There is no upper age limit.
Course duration: 1 year (Feb 1st 2023 to Jan 31st 2024)
Fees: There is no fee for the Fellowship. As with all courses run by the Institutions of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Baba, this course will not have any fee.
Pay: He / She shall be paid a Junior Consultant’s salary as per the Institute’s rules ( Approx. Rs. 85,000 per month)
Leave rules: The fellow is eligible for 12 days casual leave, 1.5 days of earned leave for every completed month of service and 5 days of medical leave during the course.
Accommodation: Family Accommodation will be provided in the campus based on availability, on nominal charges.

The date and time of the interview will be intimated to the aspirants from the HR department via email.
No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates for attending the interview.

 Patron and Mentor
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Vedanayagam Hospital, Coimbatore
Program Coordinator
Dr Ashwin Shekar P, Addl. Sr. Consultant, SSSIHMS

Visiting Faculty

  • Sanjay Kulkarni, Kulkarni Institute of Reconstructive Urology, Pune
  • Dr Pankaj Joshi, Kulkarni institute of Reconstructive Urology, Pune
  • Arabind Panda, Senior Consultant, KIMS, Secunderabad.
  • Dr Amilal Bhat, Bhatt institute of Reconstructive Urology, Jaipur.
  • Bipin Chandra Pal, Senior Consultant, Asian institute of Gastroenterology (AIG), Secunderabad.
  • Bobby Viswaroop, Vedanayagam hospital, Coimbatore
  • Nikhil Khattar, Associate Director, Medanta Medicity, New Delhi
  • Suresh Bhagat, Fortis Hospital, Mumbai


  • Ashley D’Cruz, Director Pediatric Surgery, Narayana health
  • Vinay Chandrasekhar, Senior Consultant, Pediatric Surgery, Narayana health

Aspirants are required to apply with their  CV ( which should include a statement of purpose regarding their interest in reconstructive urology with previous experience in the field and what they expect to gain from the experience) to the HR department of the Institute along with scanned copies of (1) MBBS; (2) MBBS registration certificate (2) MS/DNB Gen Surgery; (3) M.S/DNB registration certificate (4) MCh/DNB Urology; (4) McH/DrNB registration certificate (5) Experience certificate, by email only to humanresourcespg@sssihms.org.in. by 25th December 2022.


Urology OPD functions from 8:30 AM till all the OPD patients are seen – normally around 3-4PM, on all working days between Monday and Saturday.

Urology OT functions from 8 AM till all the surgeries posted for day are completed – normally around 4-5 PM, on all working days between Monday and Saturday. Surgeries are performed six days a week in three dedicated Urology operation theaters.


  • Seminars and case discussions/ presentations are made by DNB Residents to the Consultants between 6pm and 7pm every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
  • Didactic lectures and academic discussions via teleconferencing are held in collaboration with NU Hospitals, Bangalore, and Vedanayagam Hospital, Coimbatore, every Thursday.
  • Didactic lectures and academic discussions via teleconferencing are held in collaboration with our visiting Consultant from the University of Miami, USA, every Saturday.

Infrastructure / Equipment

  • The department has three fully equipped operation theaters, a seven-bedded Urology PACU (Post Anaesthesia Care Unit) and a 60-bedded ward.
  • The OPD is equipped with 6 Consultant rooms, 2 Treatment rooms, 1 recovery bed and UFR/UDS system.
  • The OPD is equipped with 6 Consultant rooms, 2 Treatment rooms, 1 recovery bed and UFR/UDS system.
  • The OT is equipped with the latest instruments for Open Urology, Endo Urology and Laparoscopic Urology from reputed manufacturers such as Karl Storz and Richard Wolf.
  • The department is equipped with Internet connectivity to facilitate teleconferencing with Urology Consultants around the globe.


Dr Rakesh Parashar Senior Consultant and HOD.
Dr Ashwin Shekar P, Consultant
Dr. Shravan Shanbhag, Junior Consultant
Dr. Hardik Patel, Senior Resident


    We have experienced visiting Urologists who make regular visits to the Urology department. These faculty offer their invaluable services to the department purely due to their desire to participate in the noble service that the hospital offers to society. They participate in the surgical and academic activities of the department during their visits to the hospital. Some of these are:

    Dr. ganesh gopalakrishnan

    Dr. ganesh gopalakrishnan


     Vedanayagam Hospital, Coimbatore

    Dr. Srinivasa Samavedi

    Dr. Srinivasa Samavedi


    Lima Health, Ohio, the USA

    dr. venkatesh krishnamoorthy and team

    dr. venkatesh krishnamoorthy and team


     NU Hospitals, Bangalore

    Dr. Ashley Lucien Joseph Dcruz

    Dr. Ashley Lucien Joseph Dcruz


    Narayana Health, Bangalore

    Dr. k. S Shiva KUmar

    Dr. k. S Shiva KUmar



    Dr. ram gopal

    Dr. ram gopal


    University of Miami, the USA

    Dr. keshavamurthy

    Dr. keshavamurthy


    Institute of Nephro Urology, Bangalore 

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