Dr. Sirish Nelivigi

Dr.Sirish Nelivigi - Best Eye Surgeon in Bangalore at Sakra World Hospital

Dr. Sirish Nelivigi

Senior Consultant - Opthalmology

MBBS, DO, DNB, Fellowship in Anterior Segment

Department - Ophthalmology

Dr.Sirish Nelivigi has worked in the field of Anterior Segment of the eye and especially in the sub-specialties of cataract and glaucoma for period of 14 years. In these years he has had extensive experience in the field, establishing himself as a leader in the domain of related eye care. In 2003, he joined Nethradhama Super Specialty Eye Hospital, Bangalore, as Head of the Department of Glaucoma and Senior Cataract and Anterior Segment Surgeon where he continued till November 2012.

After qualifying as a medical practitioner (1995) form JJM Medical College (Davangere, Karnataka, India), he completed his Post graduation in Ophthalmology (D.O.) from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India, being the Best Out-Going Student of that year. He later completed his Diplomate of National Board (DNB) examinations in year 2000. He subsequently went ahead to do an Advanced fellowship in Anterior Segment (FIAS), Sankara Eye care Institutions at Coimbatore, India. The fellowship gave him experience mainly in Cataract and Glaucoma surgeries and also in addition, to corneal transplantations, Oculoplasty (eye lid surgeries, Lacrimal sac surgeries), etc. Following the fellowship, he joined Sankara Eye Hospital, Coimbatore as a Consultant where in his stint of about 4 years he performed extensive number of cataract, glaucoma and other surgeries. He subsequently went for a short term Glaucoma fellowship at Arvind Eye Hospital at Madurai.

  • He has been in the forefront of training a lot of ophthalmologists in Cataract and Glaucoma surgeries.
  • He is a regular invited guest speaker in state and national conferences of repute in addition to international conferences too.
  • He has several publications as well as chapters in Ophthalmology text books.
  • He has won several best paper awards in the state and national conferences for various presentations. 
  • He is also the Secretary of Karnataka Ophthalmic Society for the year 2015-2016.
  • He has been the founding member of Manipal Hemophilia Society and Executive Member of Karnataka Hemophilia Society.

In these long years of experience, he has gained proficiency in the field of Cataract (having done more than 25,000 surgeries) and glaucoma (having done more than 2000 surgeries), gaining national recognition. He was among the first in the country to do surgeries like Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, Carbon Dioxide assisted Trabeculectomy and Deep Sclerostomy. He is specialized in handling all complicated types of cataracts and has been among the first few surgeons having transitioned into topical phacoemulsification.

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