Dr. Sameer Karkhanis, Chief Plastic Surgeon & Director of CCRS, is a Board Certified Aesthetic Plastic surgeon with an experience of over 15 years in the field of Plastic Surgery. He graduated from Grant Medical College in 1995 and did his Superspeciality training in Plastic Surgery from the Lok Nayak Hospital, affiliated with the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. Following his Superspeciality training in 2004, he pursued his passion for microvascular surgery and free tissue transfers in various post cancer reconstructions. He was appointed as a Specialist Senior Registrar in Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Micro Vascular Services, Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, one of the largest tertiary referral oncology centre in Asia.
To rekindle his love and reinforce his skills in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, he traveled across the country to visit prominent plastic surgeons to understand the art & practice of cosmetic surgery in the Indian scenario. In 2006, he was awarded a visiting fellowship at the Brazillian Scientific Institute of Plastic & Reconstructive at the Albert Einstien Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil. This fellowship gave him a unique opportunity to interact and operate with a large number of Aesthetic Surgeons, some pioneers in their fields, and assimilate their work in facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic surgery of the breast, body contouring & hair restoration in his practice.
Following his return to India, he started this centre in 2006 with a strict focus on his sub speciality interests; dedicated to the science of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. In 2008, he was awarded another visiting fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery at the Federal University of Parana and its affiliated clinics at Curitiba, Brazil. This fellowship consisted of advanced training courses in the field of Videoendoscopic Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for the face and breast, under the guidance of a highly distinguished surgeons of international repute. The training in Minimally Invasive Videoendoscopic procedures has since added a unique and exclusive dimension to his skills and practice.
He is an active member of several medical fraternities:
- International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS),
- Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (IAAPS),
- Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI),
- Association of Medical Consultants, AMC Mumbai, &
- Indian Medical Association (IMA).
Dr. Karkhanis keeps himself abreast with the newer nuances and techniques in the field of Aesthetic Surgery. He has a sub speciality interest, & an almost exclusive practice consisting of aesthetic surgery of the face, cosmetic breast surgery, & body contouring. He is a “Top Doctor” on RealSelf.com and adored by his patients not just for his near perfect skills and results but also for his affectionate & caring personality. Dr. Karkhanis is affiliated with Currae Hospital, Thane, & Saifee Hospital, Mumbai as a Consultant Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon.
Dr. Nageshwari Sharma is Qualified Board Certified Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon with Special interest & expertise in Cosmetic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery & Burns. She also is an artist who has won many Awards in Fine Arts. She had an Excellent Academic Career Securing first position in M.B.B.S. & 1st position M.S. General Surgery.
She has completed her M.B.B.S. from Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur in 2000 with Distinction in Physiology, Preventive Social Medicine, ENT, Forensic, Medicine & Surgery. She also ranked first in M.B.B.S. amongst all Students of Awarded a Gold Medal. She continued her Post-Graduate Training in General Surgery at the same Hospital & completed her M.S. (General Surgery) in 2003 securing First Rank amongst all candidates of Pandit Ravishankar University, Raipur and also Awarded Gold Medal for securing 1 st position in M.S. in 2004, she joined the super specialty for course for M.ch (Plastic Surgery) at Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital, Mumbai completing the same in 2007. She Joined as Assistant Professor in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in King Edward Memorial Hospital and G.S. Seth Medical College Mumbai in 2008 and continued to work there till 2010.
To keep herself updated with the latest in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Nageshwari Attends Conferences and workshops. Hands on training in Maxillofacial Surgery by AO, Hands on training in Ear Reconstruction with Dr. Francoise Firmin and Dr. Alexander Marchac (Renowned Surgeons from Paris in Ear Reconstruction), International Aesthetic Course under Dr. Thomas Biggs etc.
During this tenure she Mastered in Maxillofacial Surgery, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. She resigned her Assistant Professor post in 2010 and started private practice in Thane. She has done a number of Cosmetic, Maxillofacial Surgeries and has been pioneer in treatment of Pediatric Burns in Bethany Hospital where she practices with over Nine Years of Experience. Dr. Nageshwari Sharma now performs the entire spectrum of Cosmetic Surgery procedure especially Tummy Tuck, Breast Reduction, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Gynaecomastia Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgeries & Burn Surgeries along with Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. She has attended many National and International Conferences and worked with various Renowned Surgeons.
As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nageshwari’s Philosophy is good Patient – Doctor Communication to understand Patient’s Cosmetic & Reconstructive Goals, Patient’s safety being the highest priority to achieve the best possible result. “Plastic Surgery should not speak volumes but Whisper”. She choose Plastic Surgery because it’s a perfect blend of the Artist Surgeon in her and helps her to give her Patients their self confidence and body image back, which becomes her greatest reward.
(13th May 1973 – 29th Jan 2018)
Dr. Bijoy Vishwambharan Methil was born on 13th May, 1973 at Trichur Medical College, Kerala. He did his schooling from St.Joseph’s High School, Kandivali & graduated from the NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur in 1994. He completed his training in general surgery from the INHS Asvini, Mumbai in 1998. Following his surgical training, plastic surgery beckoned, and he went on to Baroda Medical College where he pursued his training in Plastic surgery. Dr. Bijoy was board certified with the MCh in Plastic Surgery in 2004 & cleared the Diplomate of National Board in Plastic Surgery to add another feather to his cap.
Dr. Bijoy Methil joined as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Jaslok & Saifee Hospitals in Mumbai which are premier Healthcare institutes in the country. He went on to do an advanced fellowship in Microvascular Reconstruction at the Chang Gung Hospital , Taiwan. Dr. Methil’s Cosmetic Surgery exposure began since his training in Plastic Surgery & was reinforced with exposure to Cosmetic Surgery at the Chang Gung Hospital, Taiwan, the National University Hospitals & at the Plastic & Hand Surgery, Medspa, Singapore. Subsequently he was awarded an advanced fellowship in Cosmetic surgery at The St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia, where he operated with some of the best cosmetic surgeons in Australia & gained immense knowledge about the art & science of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Methil had a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery, non surgical facial rejuvenation, cosmetic breast surgery & body contouring), head & neck reconstruction & breast reconstruction. He had also been developing a sub-specialty interest in autologous fat transfer, stem cells and regenerative medicine. He always was a keen proponent of using evidence based protocols in Aesthetic Surgery. He was a thinker and presented several papers at conferences. He received the prestigious Kilner Award of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India.
He was a member of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI), The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), World society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM), Indian Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ISRM), The American Society of Plastic Surgeons & the Indian Medical Association.
Dr.Bijoy was a passionate, loving, caring, humane individual & surgeon. Unconditional love for his friends and family was his greatest quality and that made him “the pillar” for everyone around him. He was associated with local leprosy centres where he conducted free surgeries for the afflicted. He was a philanthropist and donated to the local girl orphanage handsomely every year on his, & his children’s birthdays. His jaw dropping results in head, neck and breast reconstructions had earned him the respect of juniors and seniors alike at national conferences. His most telling legacy was that he inspired a lot of young surgical residents to take plastic surgery as their superspeciality.
He was an avid trekker, and bikes, were his passion. He had been on several adventure trails around the country having conquered the difficult Sach pass too. Being an experienced biker he had led some of these bike rides with his fellow bikers. The Everest base camp was on his trekking wishlist ,& the Black forest was his biking one in 2018. But, life had other plans; he met with a fatal accident while returning home from one of the rides on 29th Jan ’18. He is survived by his parents, siblings, wife & 2 lovely children Aditya (17) & Aanya (8). He lived life to the fullest and always encouraged everyone around him to find their calling and pursue it. He believed,
Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
– Mark Twain
Time heals many wounds but his loss will be the defining sadness in many lives he touched. The plastic surgery community has lost a young, dynamic, brilliant surgeon, whose ever helping ways will be missed by his colleagues. I have lost my sibling soul & a friend for life. He is missed now & forever.