Dr. Ashish’s Research

Dr. Ashish has done research on ‘The qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the perfusion of a perforator-based flap’. The research project was approved by the North and Mid Essex Ethical Committee and funded by Mid Essex Hospitals Trust. This study involved the use of LASER Doppler and surface SO2 probe for studying the physiologic changes in the blood flow of perforator-based flaps. He has designed the research and obtained ethical committee approval for it. His consultant colleagues who were collaborating and supporting this research project were Mr. Niranjan, Mr. Ramakrishnan and Dr. Pal ( R & D director). Changes in the blood flow in a perforator-based flap, once it has been islanded, were being studied.
Audit
Audit of the antenatal and postnatal counseling protocol for babies born with clefts- A patient satisfaction survey. He reviewed 124 patients. The conclusion of the audit was that Antenatal diagnosis with antenatal counseling improves the overall experience and outcome of the birth of a cleft child for the parents. The findings led to meaningful improvement in antenatal counseling practices. He presented the findings at the East Anglia Regional Audit meeting in July 99.

Dissertations

General Surgery: Role of endoscopy in the diagnosis of upper G. I. diseases – May 1993. A case study of 200 patients. 

MCh. Plastic Surgery: Primary unilateral cleft lip nose correction – Dec 1996. A study of 32 cases. 

Publications (Indexed Journals)

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Fasciocutaneous flaps based on Fascial feeding vessels for defects in the peri-olecranon area.

A Davalbhakta, N S Niranjan, Br J Plast Surg (1999), 52, 60-63

9

Cavi-Care for hypospadias dressing

A Davalbhakta, BCS Sommerlad, (Letter) Br J Plast Surg 1999, 4, 325-326.

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Impact of antenatal diagnosis in the timing and effectiveness of counselling for cleft lip and palate.

A Davalbhakta, P Hall, Br J Plast Surg 2000, 53, 298-301.

9

Technique for uniform reduction of macroglossia.

A Davalbhakta, BGH Lamberty, Br J Plast Surg 2000, 53, 294-297.

9

Spread of a recurrent lentigo maligna into a graft -A case for conservative treatment.

A Davalbhakta, S Hamilton, J W Grant, and BGH Lamberty, Br J Plast Surg. 2001 54, 253-256.

9

Scientific evidence and expert clinical opinion for the investigation and mangement of stage III melanoma – surgical intervention.

P N Hall & A Davalbhakta, A chapter in “The Effective Management of Malignant Melanoma. Eds R M Mackie, D Murray, R D Rosin, B Hancock, A Miles. Aescilapius Medical Press 2001. 51-64.

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Evaluation of the role of Bow Sutures in the repair of the skin in cleft lips.

A Davalbhakta and P N Hall. Transactions of the IX International Congress on Cleft Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies. 25- 29th June 2001, Goteborg, Sweden.

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A simple technique for percutaneous suturing of alar cartilages in closed rhinoplasty.

A Davalbhakta & N Niranjan, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Jun;115(7):2148-50.

Workshops/ Courses

1. Rhinoplasty workshop. Plastic & ENT depart of G.T. Hospital Bombay. Mar 27-31, 1997.

2. Workshop on Aesthetic Surgery, Dept.of Plastic surgery, Baroda- Medical College 3rd/4th Feb 97.

3. Anatomy of the upper limb & Hand course, Hand Clinic, Windsor, 3/4th Oct 98

4. Flaps in the lower extremity, Workshop at St Georges’ Hospital Dec 98

5. Northwick Park, Microsurgical Workshop Nov 1997

6. The Canniesburn Course on the use of flaps in plastic surgery 2 – 6 Oct 00

7. Interactive workshop on Hypospadias. Mr. A Bracka, Wordsley. 26th January 2002-01-31

8. A-O Hand Course, Darby 11-13th Feb 2002

9. Dallas rhinoplasty workshop, Dallas 25-27 march 2004.

10. Annual meeting of the American society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons –New Orleans 27 April – 4 May 05

Presentations

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Perforator based fasciocutaneous flaps for defects in the peri-olecranon area

Presented at the winter meeting of B.A.P.S., Dec. 1997. Co-authors: N S Niranjan & M K Sood.

9

Role of antenatal ultrasound in counselling for cleft lip and palate

Presented at the 6th European Craniofacial Congress for Cleft Lip and Palate, Manchester. 23 June 99 and the East Anglia Regional Audit meeting, July 99. Co-author: P N Hall.

9

Cost effectivity of endoscopy in the diagnosis of upper G.I. diseases.

The annual conference of the research society of B.J. medical college. August 92.

9

Evaluation of role of Bow Sutures in repair of the skin in cleft lip repairs

Presented in the IX th International Congress of Cleft Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies in Goteberg.28th- 30th June 2001. Co-author: P N Hall

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V – Y advancement flaps for the reconstruction of the sole of the foot.

A Davalbhakta & N S Niranjan. Presented at the National Conference of the Association of Plastic Surgeons Of India. 29th November 2002.

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Perforator based V – Y advancement flaps for the reconstruction of the sole of the foot.

A Davalbhakta & N S Niranjan. Presented at the Summer Meeting of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, Cardiff 4th July 2003

9

Simple techniques for estimation of breast volumes in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery.

A Davalbhakta & N S Niranjan. Presented at the National Conference of the Association of Plastic Surgeons Of India. 29th November 2003.

9

Anatomical basis for Perforator based flaps of the lower limbs.

Invited guest lecture at the North of England regional training day. Preston 10th of Oct 2003.

9

Spectrum of management of Asymmetric Breasts.

A Davalbhakta & N S Niranjan Presented at the National Conference of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India New Delhi Nov 2005

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A New Technique for Management of Tuberous Breasts

A Davalbhakta & N S Niranjan Presented at the National Conference of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India Nov 2005.