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Dr Murli Naraindas Lakhwani, PKT
Consultant Vascular & General Surgeon
MBBS (Mal), FRCS (Glasg), AM (M'sia), Dip. Pall. Care Med. (Flinders Uni. Aust), Vascular Fellow (Monash Uni. Australia)

Dr. Murli N. L. is Penang Adventist Hospital's resident Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon with over 20 years of surgical experience behind him. He received his basic education in Taiping and pursued his medical studies at the University of Malaya. His postgraduate training was in Kuala Lumpur and the United Kingdom where he followed up with a Fellowship from Glasgow. Dr Murli then worked as a General Surgeon in Edinburgh, Northern Ireland and Kuala Lumpur.

His Vascular Surgery training started in Kuala Lumpur where he was subsequently awarded a government of Malaysia scholarship, continuing as a Vascular Fellow at Monash Medical Centre, Monash University, Melbourne (1995 - 1996).

In General Surgery he does thyroid, breast and gastrointestinal surgery (including various endoscopies and laparoscopic surgery). Piles are now treated with a codoscopic procedure (Stapler Haemorroidectomy).

In Vascular Surgery Dr Murli performs abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aorto-iliac and femoro-popliteal bypass, carotid endarterectomy, angioplasty, venous access surgery (arterio venous fistulas or catheter/port insertions) and venous surgery (varicose veins and ulcers). For Varicose Veins LASER TREATMENT is performed (Endo Laser Vein Surgery or ELVeS). ELVeS is a minimally invasive procedure requiring minimum analgesic (pain killer) and an early return to normal activities (within 2-3 days).

Dr. Murli's academic interests include teaching and research. He was awarded a Travelling Fellowship by the European Tissue Repair Society for which he presented his paper on wounds in Oxford and Italy. He has lectured and examined medical students (at University Kebangsaan, Monash University and Penang Medical College), nurses, medical assistants and physiotherapists. His research interest has led him to numerous scientific presentations both at national and international conferences. Publications in the local and international journals include topics on vascular surgery, quality assurance, post operative wounds and gastrointestinal malignancies. In vascular surgery Dr Murli's publications include Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Vascular Trauma, Varicose Vein & Venous Ulcer. He has also been actively involved in producing various manuals, such as "Nosocomial Infection" and "Guidelines on Antibiotic Usage" for the Ministry of Health.

At many public forums and other medical meetings he has delivered lectures on topics connected to venous and arterial diseases and gastrointestinal problems including malignancies.

Dr. Murli was a committee member of the Joint Penang Ethics Committee. He has been the National Chairman for the Malaysian Hospice Society. He is also a committee member of the Stomacare Society of Penang, and a volunteer for Hospice, National Cancer Society of Malaysia (Penang Branch). He was earlier conferred the Pingat Kelakuan Terpuji (PKT), by the Governor of Penang in recognition of services rendered to society.

The hobbies of Dr Murli include reading and outdoor activities like swimming, tennis, hockey and hiking. His many travels and experiences in Primary Health in India and Philippines have also widened his vision of wholesome patient care.