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Dr. Shyam Kishan

Orthopedic Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
30 years experience male

Locations

Riley Hospital for Children - Outpatient Center

Indianapolis, IN

Address

705 Riley Hospital Drive, MSA 1, 1st Floor, Indianapolis, IN
Directions

Fax

3172747197

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Medicaid

Sagamore Health Network

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Riley Hospital for Children - Cast Clinic

Indianapolis, IN

IU Health North Hospital

Carmel, IN

About

Bio

I was born in Tanzania, Africa but raised in India, completing all my education there including my residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery, at one of the most prestigious institutions there. Wishing to further my experience and skills, I moved to th USA, and then completed a residency (my second one!) in Orthopaedic Surgery, following which I did a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Surgery at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego where I had the privilege of learning from great thought leaders in the specialty. I was then fortunate to spend a year at the Erie Shrine Hospital, where Dr. Jim Sanders took me under his wing, and from whom I learned the management of the very young children with scoliosis. I learned the principles of Scoliosis Casting, and have carried on with the skills I acquired there. My next stop was at Loma Linda University , CA where I established an Early Onset Scoliosis Center, treating several patients with Infantile and Juvenile Scoliosis, in addition to managing the gamut of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. Family reasons dictated our next move to Riley Childrens Hospital here in Indiana, where I hope to spend the rest of my career, building a spine deformity center, focusing on all aspects of pediatric spinal deformity. My special interest is in pulmonary function and how it is affected by spinal deformity in the very young. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Minimally Invasive: A small video camera is inserted through tiny poke-holes in the skin, into the knee and the insides of the knee visualized. Other instruments may be inserted through similar small incisions to work on damaged structures. It is minimally invasive surgery.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Sometimes: That depends upon the location and the type of tear. Small tears that are close to the outside edge of the meniscus may heal by their own. Tears closer to the inner free edge of the meniscus probably will not.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Menisci are the half-moon shaped cartilage cushions in the knee between the thigh and leg bones. Tears that cause symptoms - pain swelling, catching and locking of the knee, generally need to be operated upon, as they can become worse with time. Asymptomatic tears do not need to be operated upon.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Kishan is an extremely compassionate, caring, bright orthopaedic surgeon with excellent technical skills. I would feel comfortable having him provide care to my own family...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Kishan excels in the field of pediatric orthopedic surgery and pediatric spinal conditions. His knowledge, expertise, compassion, and diligence are impeccable. His efforts...Read More
I endorse this doctor. Dr Kishan is a caring and compassionate physician who puts the best interests of his patients first. He brings his knowledge, skill and talent to the field of scoliosis surgery ...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Staten Island University Hospital

Residency

UMDNJ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Residency

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

Awards

Riley Red Shoe Award, Patient's Family
J. Anthony Herring Clinical Scientific Paper Award, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
Golden Apple award for teaching, Medical Student Association New Jersey Medical School

Affiliations

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Scoliosis Research Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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