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Dr. Karan R Rawat | Ass.Professor And Consultant Gastro, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon

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Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine.

Could you tell us about yourself and your work?
I am a Gastrointestinal Surgeon with speciality training in Advanced Laparoscopy, Bariatric, Metabolic and Robot-Assisted Surgery.
I have trained and worked at many prestigious institutes in and outside the country, namely the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital (Jaipur), Max Hospital (Delhi), Sharda Institute of Medical Sciences (Greater Noida), World Laparoscopy Hospital (Gurgaon), F H Medical College (Agra), Nayati Medical University (Mathura), and S N Medical College (Agra). I am currently attached to Safe Surgery Center, a subpart of Agra Heart Center and Super Speciality hospital, Agra, and take care of all the gastrointestinal surgery and gastroenterology.
I also consult patients at S N Medical College, Agra as an Assistant Professor, Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery.
In my last 8 years of surgical experience, I have pioneered many new surgical techniques. I am also actively involved in research and have published several articles in leading international journals.
I have also been involved in the teaching and training of surgery postgraduate, bachelor’s, and master’s medical students.

What is the USP of your work?
My speciality – Gastrointestinal surgery – is quite a different branch as the surgeon needs to be adept at managing all the benign and cancerous conditions of all the gastrointestinal organs like the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, stomach, and intestine with the surgical skillset to appropriately correct such pathologies and perform the requisite treatment using recent advanced surgical methods. piles, complex fistula, fissure, pilonidal sinus, gallbladder stones, pancreatitis, hydrocele, intestinal obstruction, and gastro-intestinal cancer due to my extensive exposure and training at multiple centres, I am well versed in using all available modalities for the treatment of all such patients, including even the latest techniques of laser in anorectal diseases, laparoscopic for hernia and gall bladder stone, tumors and robotic-assisted surgeries.
I also believe in transparent and compassionate healthcare, and I endeavor to inform and educate patients and their attendants in detail regarding their condition and treatment plan, which helps them immensely in overcoming fear and anxiety of the unknown, which I feel is the USP of my work.

What are your vision and mission?
I consider myself a common man with some God-gifted ability and assiduously-acquired knowledge and training.
My hope and vision are that society and the country at large are made aware of and have the facility for early diagnosis and management of gastroenterology problems so that there is minimal loss of life and function due to ongoing disease.
My mission is to work tirelessly to enable comprehensive management of gastrointestinal pathologies and to keep myself updated and trained on all the latest technologies and techniques in my field of work. I also hope to be actively involved in research and innovation to solve all the unsolved dilemmas in our field. I also want to stay by the motto “Right advice, Right doctor, Right treatment, Right time”.
My mission is to help every patient on his road to recovery.

What are your achievements in this industry?
Being the first board-certified robotic surgeon in Uttar Pradesh
Board-certified Diploma in minimal access laparoscopic surgery
Performing the first autotransfusion for splenic trauma in Agra
Being part of the operating team of the first bariatric surgery in Agra
I have set up a state-of-the-art minimal access laparoscopic surgery, gastroenterology and gynaecology centre in the heart of Agra, Uttar Pradesh along with my wife, Dr. Anushree Rawat, who is a Senior Gynecologist and Infertility specialist with extensive training and experience in techniques like ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis and cancer.
I have numerous scientific publications and presentations in prestigious journals and conferences to my credit.

Do you ever get tired of your job? If so, how do you stay driven and motivated towards it?
Not the work itself, but the lack of time for family is the one factor that I tend to regret at times.
But I think that’s true for most people in the medical profession.
There is absolutely no dearth of motivation in our field, and each new case presents a unique set of challenges, which are enough to keep me driven towards overcoming them to provide a good outcome for my patients. Saving a life, saving the function of an organ, providing good quality treatment, and converting their sufferings into smiles gives me an indescribable high, and that’s what motivates me. My main motivating factors are my parents. My father, Dr. C. R. Rawat, is a well-known Cardiologist in Agra, and my mother, Dr. Alka Rawat, is a Radiologist and Medicolegal advisor. Both are always encouraging me to learn new advances and take up challenging cases and help the needy.

What are your hobbies and specific interests other than your profession?
I consider myself a traveller outside of work. I enjoy the pleasures of long drives or riding and watching good movies. I love a good meal and cooking.
I love spending time with my daughter whenever I am off work.
I am an automobile enthusiast.

You have achieved so much in life. Is there any specific advice you’d like to share with our readers to help them grow in life?
It’s just the start of my journey. I firmly believe in tireless, endless, continuous, and consistent hard work to achieve success. Whatever the circumstances, consistent hard work, discipline, being true to yourself and having an element of gratitude always pay off. Consistency is the key. If you consistently keep working towards something, you will succeed in it!
Sarve santu niramayaah, sarve bhavantu sukhinah!

How do you and your services benefit society?
I strive to provide care, compassion, and humanity to every patient.
Listening to patients’ problems and trying to identify the cause and providing them with the right advice at the right time.
Through various NGO and public welfare societies such as Rotary India, Jeevan Rekha, and others, we organize regular health camps and surgical treatment for the poor.

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