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Dr. Prabha Yadav - Advisor - Plastic Surgery

Dr. Prabha Yadav is currently the Head of Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. She has completed her post graduation in MS (Plastic Surgery) in Grant Medical College, Mumbai in the year 1981. Her key area of interest is Reconstructive Surgery.

Achievements & Awards:

  • Post Graduate Teacher and Examiner for M.Ch. Plastic Surgery, Bombay University.
  • Head of Department of Plastic Surgery at St. George's Hospital, Grant Medical College, Mumbai since 1996 till 31/03/2005.
  • Executive Committee Member of Indian Society for Reconstructive Micro-Surgery.
  • Executive Committee Member of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India.
  • Member of Board of studies Maharashtra University of Health Services, Nasik, Maharashtra, India.
  • Professor & Incharge of Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery Department, Head of Department of Surgery at Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.
  • President Elect, 2015 Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI)

Key Papers Presented

  1. Oral cancer reconstruction – Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery .IJP 2007 Vol.40 supplement S22 S2703587)
  2. Implant retained orbital prosthesis – a case report accepted for publication – journal of Indian Prosthetic Surgery – K Dholam, H. Pusalker, P. Yadav.
  3. Successful reconstruction of large orpharyngeal defect with pectoralis major Myocutaneous flap in a four year old boy with recurrent fibromatosis. Sajid Qureshi, Quazi G. Ahmad, Prabha Yadav, - Word Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2007,5:11.
  4. Fibula holding forceps for free fibula harvest. European journal of plastic surgery Vol. 32 no. 5/Oct.2009
  5. Managing venous discrepancy:simple method. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery 2009no.25(8)497-9.
  6. The use of submental flap in orofacial reconstruction – a review of 20 cases. Shilpa Uppin, G Ahmad, Prabha Yadav,Kanti Sghetty,Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic(formerly British Journal of Plastic Surgery).62(2009), pp.154-519.
  7. Use of ligaclips in microvascular surgery. Journal of plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. 2010 Feb;63(2):e213
  8. Pedicle transfer in oral cavity reconstruction. Indian J Plast Surg. 2010 Jan;43(1):79-80.PMID
  9. Cost effective plastic surgery skills training – reply. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Feb;63
  10. Successful management of free osteocutaneous fibula flap with anomalous vascularity of the skin paddle. Indian J Plast Surg. 2009 Jul;42(2):255-7.
  11. Pedicled anterolateral thigh flap: a versatile flap for difficult regional soft tissue reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2010
  12. A simple technique to prevent external jugular vein compression after microanastomosis. International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. 2010 May-Aug; 1(2):97-98.
  13. A simple and cost effective template for central segment reconstruction of mandible with free fibula flap. Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery. 2010 Nov
  14. There is no donor side specificity of fibula free flap for complex oromandibular reconstruction. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2010 Jul-Dec; 43(2):177-180.
  15. Reconstruction of complex thoraco-abdominal defects with extended anterolateral thigh flap. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2010; 43(2):158-165.
  16. Modified right-angled forceps for Gigli's wire saw retrieval during osteotomy. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2011; 44(1):160-161
  17. Reconstruction of oncological oro-mandibular defects with double skin paddled-free fibula flap: a prudent alternative to double flaps in resource-constrained centres. J Cancer Res Ther. 2012 Jan-Mar;8(1):91-5. Yadav PS, Ahmad QG, Shankhdhar VK, Nambi GI.
  18. Skin paddle vascularity of free fibula flap- a study of 386 cases and classification based on contribution based on axial vessels of leg. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2012 jan; 45(1);58-61
  19. Two in one: Double free flap from a single free fibula osteocutaneous unit. Indian J Plast Surg. 2012 Sep; 45(3):459-65. Yadav PS, Shankhdhar VK, Dushyant J, Seetharaman SS, Rajendra G.
  20. Cephalic vein: Savior in the microsurgical reconstruction of breast and head and neck cancers. Indian J Plast Surg. 2012 Sep;45(3):485-93. Shankhdhar VK, Jaiswal D, YadavPS, SakthipalanSelva S.R.
  21. Absence of the Palmaris longus is a warning sign for avoiding the superficial ulnar artery trap. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Year 2013, Volume 46, Issue 1 [p. 149-150]. Prabha S Yadav, Quazi G Ahmad, Vinay K Shankhdhar, GI Nambi.
  22. Anthropomorphic and perforator analysis of anterolateral thigh flap in Indian population. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Year 2013, Volume 46, Issue 1 [p. 59-68]. SakthipalanSelvaSeethaRaman, Prabha S Yadav, Vinay K Shankhdhar, JaiswalDushyant, Puranik Prashant

Papers presented and lectures delivered:

  1. Use of Prolene Mesh as an Implant in Plastic Surgery - APSI Conference at Aurangabad in August 1986.
  2. Thumb Reconstruction using Radial Artery Osteocutaneous Flap - APSI Conference at Baroda in September 1989.
  3. Traumatic Rectus Entrapment – APSI Conference at Lonavala in September 1994
  4. The use of Vascularised Scapular Bone Graft – APSI Conference at Lonavala in September 1994.
  5. Curious Calamity – Rapid Rescue in an Latrogenic Nostril Stenosis – APSI Conference at Lonavala in September 1994.
  6. Oro-Mandibular Reconstruction – Free Fibular Transfer at Combined Congress at Chennai in August 2000.
  7. Invited speaker – ISRM 2006 at Coimbatore – Reconstruction of chest and abdominal wall defects.
  8. Reconstruction of Extensive Oromandibular defects with single osteocutaneous free fibular flaps. –ISRM – 2006.
  9. ‘Reconstruction of pharynx with free flaps’ - Panel on Head & Neck reconstruction. APSICON 2006 Hyderabad.
  10. Operative video ‘Antero – lateral hemi thigh flap’ –APSICON 2006 Hyderabad.
  11. ’Rapid Harvest of flap’ workshop at NIMS. Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, June 2007 – operating demonstration as faculty.
  12. ‘Cadaveric dissection of flaps’ at G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai.
  13. Invited speaker – in ‘Tongue Reconstruction’ - Head & Neck workshop – 9 – 11th at G.S. Medidcal College & K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai.
  14. Maxillo-facial Prosthetic Outreach programme – TMH/ISMR – 2007 14 – 16th Organizer & Chairperson.
  15. Best poster presentation at APSICON Nov. 2007 Pune - Allocombo – a method for limb salvage after resection of boney tumors of femur and tibia.
  16. Cancers of Larynx & Hypopharynx – current concepts and controversies January 24-27 2008. Invited speaker – ‘Reconstructing pharynx with free flaps’ – Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
  17. ISRM conference – 22-244h February 2008 – Delhi – Invited speaker ‘Post Oncoreconstruction’
  18. International perforator flap course – 9 – 13th as faculty.
  19. ’Live operative microvascular surgery workshop’ at Dr. B. Barooah Cancer Institute, Gauhati, Assam, India. 14 – 20th
  20. Current concepts in Head & Neck surgery IFNOS 2008 Mumbai 19 – 21st As Chairperson.
  21. APSICON 2008 at Varanasi 11- 15th
  22. Invited speaker for Kerala Plastic Surgery Association instructional course, January 3 – 4th at Kochi, Kerala, India. Topic:- ‘Reconstruction of abdomen & chest wall defects’
  23. Invited speaker for MASICON (Maharashtra Association of Surgeons of India Conference) January 30, 2009. Topic :- ‘Onco-reconstruction’.
  24. Panelist for ‘Free fibula – different perspective’ at MAPSICON February 5, 6, & 7th 2009 (Maharashtra Association of Plastic Surgeons Conference)
  25. E.B.M. (Evidence Based Medicine) at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai – February 27 – 28th 2009. Topic:- Parotidectomy complication – ‘Rehabilitation of facial palsy.
  26. Cadaveric flaps dissection course – 2nd as faculty for demonstration of flaps.
  27. Presented paper ‘Tongue Reconstruction with free flaps’ – IAOO – Toronto, Canada 8 – 11th July 2009. September 2008 as faculty for operative demonstration.
  28. Visited M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute, Houston, Texas, USA from 13 – 27th
  29. Invited speaker – APSICON 2009 -5 – 8th
  30. ‘7th Women’s Cancer Initiation’ Conference on 31st for’ Oncoplastic Surgery of breast’ – panel.