Vipulroy Dayanand Rathod is a Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist (born on May 13, 1964 in Navsari, Gujarat, India). He is the founder and director of Endoscopy Asia. Vipulroy Rathod has been in clinical practice in Mumbai for more than a decade and has the largest individual experience in Advanced Endoscopy and Endoscopic ultrasound in the Indian subcontinent and is the pioneer of Interventional Pancreato-Billiary EUS.

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After completing his M.B.B.S at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University in Gujarat, India in 1988 and his M.S in General Surgery in 1992, he went to Germany as a clinical fellow and trainee in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and Endosonography at the Department of Endoscopic Surgery of University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany under Prof. Nib Sohendra and Dr. Kenneth Binmoeller . In 1998, He performed the first ever Interventional Endosonographic procedure in India and pioneered Diagnostic and Interventional Endosonographic Ultrasound in this part of the world.

He has performed more than 17,000 EUS procedures in the last decade (2002-2013) including more than 7500 Interventional EUS procedures, which is the largest individual experience of EUS in India and this part of the world, apart from over 20,000 various diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures and ERCP.

Dr. Rathod is the promoter and director of Endoscopy Asia, a state of the art tertiary care facility in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endoscopy, located at Sion, Mumbai. His vast experience in Advanced Therapeutic ERCP has complimented his EUS skills in diagnosis, for desired clinical outcomes. He has found the role of combined approach of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and ERCP to be of great value in patients with acute, recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis apart from pancreatic tumors.
Through Endoscopy Asia, Dr. Rathod Medical Foundation and Endoscopy Guru, Dr. Rathod has trained over 350 aspiring Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists from around the world. He has trained more than 75 International Fellow Gasteroenterologists from as far as USA, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Syria, UAE, Oman, Iran, Libya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia and South Africa.

He is recognized as one of the world leaders in Endoscopic ultrasound and has represented India in over 50 countries as International Faculty, Speaker and Demonstrator in leading Gastroenterology & Endoscopy conferences and workshops. In 2006, he was invited as a visiting professor at Yale University, New Haven USA. He has been awarded a fellowship as Fellow of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE).

Dr. Rathod is in high regard in the Indian society and is respected as an exemplary role model for the youth in his field.

Achievements – What it takes to be one of the best

Qualifications
  • 1988- M.B.B.S. South Gujarat University
  • 1992- M.S. (Gen. Surgery)
  • 1993- Certificate of Proficiency in Laparoscopic surgery from Dr. Mohan Chellappa, Singapore
  • 1994- Observer ship under Dr. David Theobald
  • 1995 Certificate of preceptorship in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy from Dr. Cheng Jun ,Singapore General Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore)
  • 1996- Certificate of Proficiency in Gastrointestinal Surgery, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopic procedures and Laparoscopic surgery from Dr. Anand Nande at Shrikhande clinic and Bombay Hospital
  • 1996-1997- Clinical Fellow and Trainee in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy & Endosonography, Department of Endoscopic Surgery, University Hospital, Hamburg, Germany
Experience
  • Attached to Endoscopy & EUS Department, Bhatia, Jaslok, Lilavati & BSES MG Hospitals, India
  • Consultant in Endoscopy & EUS Department
  • Has provided training to more than 100 Indian Consultants in last 7 years in various fields of G.I. Endoscopy, ERCP and EUS
  • Has trained more than 20 International trainees in Advanced ERCP & EUS procedures
Awards & Affiliations
  • Founder Member of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons
  • International Hepatico-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (Indian Chapter)
  • Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA, Hongkong)
  • International Member of ASGE (American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)
  • Life Member of Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI)
Papers, Presentation & Research
  • More than 15 papers presented in various National and International conferences since 1996 related to Endoscopic Surgery
  • More than 500  lectures delivered across the country in National and International Conferences since 1998
  • Participated as a Invited Faculty at more than 50 National & International workshops on Therapeutic Endoscopy since 1998
  • Has co-organized more than 10 conferences on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy in last 8 years as Course Director and Course Co-coordinator
  • Has been invited as a Visiting Professor at various academic institutions in India & Abroad
  • More than 25 articles and abstracts published in National & International Journals of Endoscopy
  • Reviewer for Journal Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Has performed more than 7000 therapeutic endoscopic procedures that includes Therapeutic Upper G.I. Endoscopic procedures, Colonoscopic procedures & Advanced Therapeutic ERCP procedures
  • Has the largest individual series of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) procedures in India & this part of Asia
  • More than 1000 Interventional EUS procedures performed in last 6 years that comprises of:
  • EUS guided FNA of the Mediastinal masses & Lymphnodes
  • EUS guided FNA of the Pancreatic & Gall bladder Lesions
  • EUS guided Pseudocyst drainage & stenting
  • EUS guided Coeliac Axis Neurolysis
International Invitations & Presentations:
  • Invited as a Visiting Professor at University of Santo Thomas, Manila, Philippines in November 2000 for live demonstration of EUS procedures
  • Visiting Professor to deliver a talk at Changi General Hospital, Singapore under the auspices of Singapore Gastroenterology Society in May 2001
  • Invited as an International Faculty to Demostrate EUS and deliver a talk at the Latin American Society of Endoscopy Meeting, at Hospital De Caracas, Venezuela in March 2002
  • Invited as an International Faculty at the 1st Egyptian Digestive Disease Week to Demonstrate Endoscopic & EUS Procedures and deliver a talk- March 2002
  • Presented two abstracts on Endoscopy & Endoscopic Ultrasound at the Digestive Disease Week, San Francisco, May 2002, of which one was selected as Poster of Distinctions and was discussed in grand rounds
  • Invited as a Guest Speaker at the University of Wisconsin Medical College, Milwaukee, USA- May 2002 to deliver a lecture on EUS experience of India
  • Three abstracts accepted for presentation at the 13th International Symposium on EUS at New York, 3-5 October, 2002
  • Co-authored a review article in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy October 2002 issue on Difficult Pancreatic mass FNA- Technical tips of success
  • Invited as International Faculty for The Annual Gastroenterology Conference of New Zealand, Auckland, November, 2002
  • Invited as an International Faculty for The Inaugral HepatoBiliary Masterclass meet at Colombo South Teachning Hospital, Srilanka- March 2003
  • Invited as Faculty for the APDW Singapore 2003 for live demonstration in Endoscopy Workshop September 2003
  • Invited as a visiting Professor to deliver lectures on Advanced Endoscopy & Endosonography at Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar December 2003
  • Invited as International Faculty for the Update on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy held at Muscat, Oman in April 2004, to deliver talks and perform live endoscopic procedures in the workshop
  • Invited for a Video lecture at Advanced Endoscopy Update organized by the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston in May 2004
  • Invited as an International Faculty for a dedicated Endosonography Workshop at Tehran, Iran, June 2004
  • Invited as a Speaker at the 14th International EUS Symposium held at Tokyo, Japan, November, 2004
  • Invited to deliver a lecture at The National University Hospital, Gastroenterology Department, December, 2004
  • Invited as an International Faculty at The 4th Iranian International Congress of Gastroenterology & Hepatology to deliver lectures on Advanced ERCP and Endosonography and also to perform live procedures in the workshop, December, 2004
  • Invited as an Instructor and Faculty for the Endoscopic Ultrasound Workshop held at University of Malaya Hospital, Organized by the The Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Jan 2005
  • Invited as Guest faculty to perform live procedures in the dedicated Endoscopic Ultrasound Workshop at Pondok Indah Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia, February 2005
  • Invited as an International Faculty at The 21st Annual Congress of Gastroenterology & G.I. Endoscopy, Peshawar, Pakistan, March 2005
  • Invited as International Faculty to deliver lectures at The 3rd European Congress of Endoscopic Ultrasound Scanning- Copenhagen- June 2005
  • Organized the 1st International Symposium On EUS at Mumbai with live workshop and hands on training on animate lab- August, 2005, Mumbai, India
  •  Invited as an International Faculty at The World Congress of Gastroenterology EUS Course to be held at Montreal, Canada, September, 2005
  • Invited as International Faculty at The U.K. EUS Users Group Conference to be held at Cambridge, November, 2005
  • Invited as a Visiting Professor to The Hamad Medical Corporation for a talk and live demonstration of Endoscopic and Endosonographic procedures December 2005
  • Invited as an International Faculty at Sharjah for a talk on Endosonography at the Middle East & African Gastroenterology Annual Conference Feb 2006
  • Invited as a Visiting Professor at Yale University, New Haven USA to deliver a talk on Endosonography, May 2006
  • Invited for a lecture at Orlando in May 2006
  • Invited as an International Faculty at the Annual Gastroenterology Conference at Slovakia in September 2006

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