Caritas Hospital

Dr. Somsharan Shankerappa Betgeri

Consultant Interventional Radiologist

An Interventional Radiologist with more than 5 years of experience in performing various Minimally Invasive Percutaneous and Endovascular Procedures in the comprehensive management of various disorders throughout the body. Dr Somsharan has special interest in gastro and Hepato Pancreatico Biliary Interventions with focus on HPB malignancies (performing TACE and RFA procedures) and Liver Cirrhosis with Portal Hypertension (performing HVPG, BRTO and TIPS procedures) including Interventions related Liver Transplantation. He received his specialty training in the prestigious Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi.

Dr Somsharan is the chief consultant IR at Caritas Hospital.


Professional Qualification      `

DNB (National Board of Examination) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India in 2013

DMRD from Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, SSKM Hospital, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, under University Of Health Science Kolkata, West Bengal in 2011

MBBS from Mahadevappa  Rampure  Medical  College, Kalaburagi Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore, Karnataka in 2009


Additional Qualification      

PDCC (Post Doctoral Certificate Course in Hepatic and Pancreatico Biliary Interventional Radiology) from Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi in 2014


Achievements and Expertise

Initiated the full fledged Interventional Radiology department for the first time in Caritas Hospital and transforming it into the only hospital providing these services in the entire Central Kerala region

Performed, the first successful TIPS procedure (Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto Systemic Shunt) to patients with liver cirrhosis for the first time in Kerala

Part of the team performing the first successful Live Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) in Central Kerala region

Presently performing most of the Interventions in body apart from Hepato Biliary System, including Stroke Thrombectomy, Neuro Aneurysm Coiling and Varicose Vein Ablation


Professional Membership

Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA)

Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (ISVIR)

Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)


Papers Presented

MR Spectroscopy in ring enhancing lesions in brain - Annual State Conference 2011 IRIA, WB branch (3rd prize), Kolkata

CT and MR Imaging in orbital lesions - IRIA WB Branch clinical meet. Kolkata

A case of perisylvian syndrome  - MR evaluation, IRIA WB Branch clinical meet. Kolkata

Imaging in Pitutary - Endocrine Imaging, Annual IRIA Kerala 2013, Trivandrum

Pancreatic AVM - Role of Interventional Radiology, resident presentation, ILBS, June 2014

Budd Chiari syndrome – Endovascular management, ISVIR 2013, Coimbatore

Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis – Endovascular Mnagament, ISVIR 2013, Coimbatore


Conferences / CME’s / Workshops  attended

IRIA Resident Education Programme , 7-9 August 2009, Kolkata

Dr Rajendra Rao CME, IRIA Annual State Conference, WB Branch, 21-22 Nov 2009

Neuroradiology club meeting,  Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, 12 Dec 2009, Kolkata

Fetal Cardiac Imaging Workshop, 5 Jan 2010, Ramkrishna Mission Hospital, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences , PET CT, 23 Jan 2010, Kolkata

Ramchandra Advanced Radiology Education, 11- 14 Feb, 2010, Chennai

CME in Paediatric Radiology, Indian Society of Paediatric Radiology, 25 Nov 2010

IRIA WB Branch, Clinical Meet, EKO Xray and Imaging Institute, 31 July, Kolkata

IRIA Annual State Conference WB Branch, 26- 27 Feb 2011, Kolkata

10th MRI Teaching Course, Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, 6-8 May 2011, Mumbai


Publications in Various International Journals

Spastic Quadriparesis Caused by Anomalous Vertebral Artery Compression of Spinal Cord at the Cervico-Medullary Junction. Somsharan Shankerappa Betgeri1, S Rajesh1, Vijayendra Adkatalwar2, Meyyappan Shiva2, Nitesh Agrawal1, K.G. Ramakrishnan2. The Neuroradiology Journal. doi: 10.15274/NRJ-2014-10108

A New Variant of Choledochal Cyst Diagnosed on Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography

Shailesh Gupta, S. Rajesh, Nitesh Agrawal, Somsharan S. Betgeri, Ankur Arora. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/11461.5433

Percutaneous endobiliary RFA combined with balloon-sweep for re-opening occluded metallic biliary stents. Betgeri S, Rajesh S, Arora A, Panda D, Bhadoria AS, Mukund A. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2016 Sep 27:1-4 PubMed PMID: 27611763


He is proficient in Kannada, Malayalam, English, Hindi and Bengali.