Department of Urology

Department of Urology was commenced in the year 2019. Our department strives to give compassionate, cost-effective, competent care to all patients. We earnestly aim to place our hospital as one of the best centers for urology. Our aim is to enhance urological services in the field of Andrology, Male infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), Neuro urology, prostate disease management and newer horizons in stone management and prevention. Public awareness is promoted through self-initiated and government-organized camps.

Mission and Goals

  • Providing compassionate, cost-effective, competent, evidence-based and innovative care to all patients.
  • Educating and training residents in the art and science of urology
  • To identify the contentious and challenging issues of clinical urology with the national perspective and address them through basic and translational research with the aid of Central Inter-Disciplinary Research Laboratory.
  • Constant upgrading of all aspects of department facilities and armamentarium towards establishing a premier regional uro-health care center.
  • Educating the patients about disease and disorder awareness, related to urology at basic level towards early detection and possibly prevention as well, through social outreach programs.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Veerappan R MBBS.,M.S( GS) ,M.Ch( Uro) 
Profile Summary:

Dr. Veerappan R is an energetic and proficient Urologist, who specialises mainly in endourological procedures. He did his MBBS in Kilpauk Medical College, MS General Surgery in Kilpauk Medical College and MCh Urology in Institute of Urology, Madras Medical College. He has a overall experience of 6 years in the field of Urology

He joined SSSMCRI in 2018 as Assistant Professor and Consultant Urologist. He is heading the Department of Urology since 2019. He is part of various committees including Transplant committee, NAAC, Library committee.  

He has published and presented numerous papers. He has organised Live Cadaveric Hands-on Workshop on Urological Surgeries, first of its kind in Tamilnadu, in SSSMCRI in 2019. He has organised various guest lectures and public awareness programmes. To introduce and motivate the postgraduate students to the field of Urology, he has organised quiz on urological diseases. He has been a guide for postgraduate research on urological topics and his studies have been presented in various conferences. Currently he is working on a faculty research project. He has done rare and challenging surgeries, both open and endoscopic at SSSMCRI. He plays a pivotal role in providing urological care for the rural population and also in promoting the academical aspects of Urology for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

CV link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j_Jk2WqxonAJf9dmx4OH6XdclwHoGYQL/view?usp=sharing

Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Iu0JTP4AAAAJ&hl=en



  • Outpatient Department – situated in ground floor There is access to Hospital Information system.
  • Minor Procedure Room – For performing minor procedures on an OPD basis.
  • Operation Theatre – We are allocated Operation Theatre in the second floor OT complex for both elective and emergency procedures.
  • Post operative ward – spacious ward situated in the second floor serves as a high dependency unit for the immediate postoperative patients with dedicated staff present round the clock.
  • Separate Male and Female wards – located in the second and third floor respectively  with a staff nurse, monitors and adequate facilities for the admitted patients.
  • Equipment available in the OT – A dedicated C Arm, Laproscopy Camera, HD monitor, scopes and instruments required for endourological procedures

Major Equipments available

  • Mini PCNL storz nephroscope

All type of renal stone can be managed effectively


Laparoscopic management of all possible Reconstructive &  (oncological)Tumor  management of urinary system of all age groups.

  • KARL STORZ endo urology instruments for upper and lower tract procedures


  1. Robotic surgery – The Present and Future : guest lecture (SSSMCRI, Chennai,2019)

The guest lecture on robotic surgery was conducted on 30th April 2019. The guest speaker was Dr.R.Srivathsan, trained in Robotic Uro-oncology. He spoke on the basic concepts and equipment’s used in robotic surgery.

  1. Live Cadaveric Hands-on Workshop on Urological Surgeries (SSSMCRI, Chennai, 2019)

We conducted the first live cadaveric hands-on workshop for Urology in Tamil nadu on 24th and 25th July, 2019 in the Astra cadaver labs, SSSMCRI. On 24th, live demonstration was done by Dr. Muthu veeramani, renowned senior consultant, past secretary and present President elect of Madras  Urological Society. He demonstrated open upper tract urological surgeries including renal transplantation . On 25th, the registrants were given hands on. We used specially prepared salt embalmed cadavers for the workshop. 

  1. Public awareness programme on Stone disease (SSSMCRI, Chennai, 2019)

Public awareness programme on stone disease was conducted by dept of urology. People from near by areas attended and where benefitted by the program. 


The range of our services include 

  • Laparoscopic Urology
  • State-of-the-art Endourological procedures
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Uro-oncology
  • Uro-gynaecology
  • Andrology
  • Paediatric Urology

Procedures done

  1. Laparoscopic procedures
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Orchidopexy
  • Laparoscopic Cyst Deroofing
  • Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
  1. Endourological procedures 
  • Diagnostic Cystoscopy
  • Trans-Urethral Resection of Prostate (TURP) – conventional and saline TURP
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
  • Ureteroscopic lithotripsy for stone disease
  • Trans-Urethral Resection of the Bladder Tumor (TURBT)
  • Endoscopic Urethrotomy for strictures
  1. Open Surgeries
  • Vesicolithotomy
  • Bladder injury
  • Renal injury
  • Penile trauma
  • Retroperitoneal/ psoas abscess drainage
  1. Reconstructive Urology
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Urethroplasty
  • Hypospadias repair
  • Neobladder
  • Ureteric Reconstruction
  1. Uro-oncology
  • Malignancy involving the kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, penis and testis
  1. Uro-gynaecology
  • cystocele repair and bladder suspension surgeries for managing female incontinence
  • vulvo-urethral fistula repair
  1. Andrology
  • male sexual inadequacy and infertility.


  1. Paediatric Urology
  • pyeloplasty
  • hypospadias repair
  • circumcisions
  • posterior urethral valve fulgration
  • urinary stone management.
  1. Other procedures
  • SPC diversion (Suprapubic Cystostomy)
  • Dilatation
  1. Uroradiology
  • Intravenous urogram (IVU)
  • Micturating cystograms (MCU)
  • Ultrasound (USG)
  • Computerized tomography (CT Scan)
  • Magnetic resonance images (MRI)
  • Urine Flow Rate/ Uroflowmetry
  • Post Void Residual (PVR)
  • Urodynamics

Research Thrust Areas

  • Urinary Stone Management
  • Management of prostatic inflammation, benign enlargement, and malignancies

On Going Research Topics :

Determine if serum c-reactive protien is an effective predictive tool for early surgical intervention in patients with less than10mm ureteric stones