Dr Uthappa has been a consultant interventional radiologist for 5 years in UK and for the past 13 years in Bangalore. He has performed over 18,500 procedures in the last 20 years.

He has performed various vascular interventions (Angiograms, Angioplasty, Venoplasty, Vascular stenting), Hepatobiliary interventions (Chemoembolisation and Radioembolisation for liver tumors, embolisation in hepatic arterial and venous injury, RF ablation for liver tumours, Biliary drainage and stenting, Hepatic vein stenting, TIPSS), GI interventions (mesenteric angiograms, SMA stenting, Embolisation for various forms of GI bleeding, Oesophageal dilatation and stenting), Urology interventions (nephrostomy, ureteric stenting, Varicocele embolisation), Gynaecology procedures (Fallopian tube recanalisation, Uterine fibroid embolisation, Ovarian vein embolisation, embolisation procedures in high risk pregnancy), embolisation of vascular malformations, Varicose vein ablation procedures, RF ablation for Palliation in various forms of cancers and Central venous access for dialysis and chemotherapy. In the last one year he has performed the first case prostate artery embolisation and microwave ablation for liver cancer in south india.


Fellowship & Membership

• KMC, India
• CIRSE, Europe
• IRIA, India
• ISVIR, India
Awards & Achievements

• PM award for best cadet in NCC, 1987
• Gold medal in Medical College, 1993
• First to start Raioembolisation (TARE) for advanced liver cancer in south India, 2008
• First to start Microwave ablation for liver cancer in south India, 2016
• First to start Prostate Artery Embolization in south India, 2016
• First to set up a dedicated department of Interventional Radiology and interventional Oncology
(IRIO) in Private Hospitals. India, 2011
• Started an educational CME for radiology students called GIRS (global interventional radiology
symposium), 2013
• First to start Interventional Radiology training in private hospitals in Bangalore and Chennai, 2011

Field of Expertise
• Hepatobiliary and GI interventions
• Interventional Oncology
• Uterine Fibroid embolization (UFE)
• Prostate artery embolization (PAE)

Languages Spoken
• English
• Hindi
• Kannada
• Tamil
• Coorgi

Talks & Publications
• Books (4) and co-author in chapters (3)
• Over 40 publications in Peer reviewed journals
• Regular Speaker at National and International Conferences since 2008
• International Proctor for TARE and national proctor for TIPSS procedures



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