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Teaching and Research

Dr Chandra is actively involved in training advanced surgical trainees in General Surgery as well as post – Fellowship trainees in colorectal surgery. He is involved in clinical research at the Royal Melbourne and Box Hill hospitals having regularly published articles in peer reviewed journals.

Below is a list of recently publications:

Randomised controlled trials

Steen C, Lam D, Chandra R, Chua J, An V, Keck J. Pudendal Nerve Block for Post-hemorrhoidectomy Pain: A Prospective, Single-Blinded Randomized Control Trial. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 2021 Nov 8.

Wilkie BD, Chandra R, Chua J, Lam DC, Paratz ED, An V, Keck JO. Efficacy of postoperative oral metronidazole for haemorrhoidectomy pain: a randomized double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trial. Colorectal Disease. 2021 Jan;23(1):274-82.

Wakeman C, Yu V, Chandra R, Staples M, Wale R, McLean C, Bell S. Lymph node yield following injection of Patent blue V dye into colorectal cancer specimens. Colorectal Diseases. (2011) Sep 13(9):e266-269.

Book Chapters

Chandra R. Chapter 31: Large bowel obstruction. Textbook of Surgery. Smith JA, Kaye AH, Christophi C, Brown WA, editors. John Wiley & Sons; 2020 Jan 18:285-92.

Chandra R, Wong A, Keck JO. Acute appendicitis (Book chapter): The Appendix. Elsevier Clinical Advisory Board [ECAB] (2011).

Other publications

Richards SJ, Udayasiri DK, Jones IT, Hastie IA, Chandra R, McCormick JJ, Chittleborough TJ, Read DJ, Hayes IP. Delayed ileostomy closure increases the odds of Clostridium difficile infection. Colorectal Disease. 2021 Aug 5.

Chandrananth ML, Li R, Thomson BN, Chandra R. Pneumopericardium, pneumoperitoneum, small bowel obstruction and pancreatitis: Occam's razor or multiple pathologies?. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2021 Jan 4.

Lau SY, Yu CC, Ng SC, Chandra R. Is Routine Pathological Analysis of Perianal Fistula Specimen Necessary in Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease?. World Journal of Colorectal Surgery. 2020 Jan 1;9(1):7-.

Teoh B, Chandra R, McCormick J, Li R. Vacuum-assisted foetal delivery device to remove a rectal foreign body–A novel application of the Ventouse method. J Surg Surgical Res. 2019;5(1):34-5.

Kumar H, Ng S, Chua J, Chandra R. Deadly if missed: A case of recurrent perineal hernia mimicking as perineal cellulitis following abdominoperineal resection. World Journal of Colorectal Surgery. 2019 Apr 1;8(2):58-.

Lee AH, Lojanapiwat N, Balakrishnan V, Chandra R. Is there a difference in adenoma detection rates between gastroenterologists and surgeons? World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2018 Jun 16;10(6):109.

Prabhakaran S, Li R and Chandra R. Recurrent right loin abscess: an atypical presentation of chronic appendicitis. Case Reports and Images in Surgery. 2018. doi: 10.15761/CRIS.1000107

Ong WM, Matheson J, Chandra R, Stella DL. Omental infarction: a case of a whole omental infarct. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2018 Jan;88(1-2):107-8.

An V, Chandra R, Lawrence M. Anastomotic Failure in Colorectal Surgery: Where Are We at? Indian Journal of Surgery. 2018 Apr:1-8.

An V, Wei M, Chandra R, Steel M. Investigation and Management of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases. Medical Research Archives. 2018 Jul 17;6(7). 

Allan Z, Peng C, Chandra R. Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture with underlying lung laceration and tension pneumoperitoneum. Journal of surgical case reports. 2017 Jun 1;2017(6).

To H, Stella DL, Chandra R. Infiltrating caecal carcinoma versus appendicitis with caecal phlegmon—can computer tomography differentiate them?. Journal of surgical case reports. 2017 Jan 1;2017(2).

Na AF, Brown S, Chandra R. Appendiceal tuberculosis. ANZ journal of surgery. 2017 Sep;87(9):E102-3.

Lam D, Lauritz B, Chandra R, Mushaya C, Sansom W, Sammour T, Keck J. Midline Stoma via the Umbilicus Versus Traditional Diverting Loop Ileostomy: a Retrospective Comparative Study. Indian Journal of Surgery. 2017:1-4.

Chan MF, Sammour T, Chandra R, Moore JW. Localized perianal skin necrosis in neutropenic patients. ANZ journal of surgery. 2016 Mar;86(3):211.

Sammour T, Chandra R, Moore JW. Extended venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after colorectal cancer surgery: the current state of the evidence. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. 2016 Jul 1;42(1):27-32.

Sammour T, Macleod A, Chittleborough TJ, Chandra R, Shedda SM, Hastie IA, Jones IT, Hayes IP. Total caseload of a colorectal surgical unit: baseline measurement and identification of areas for efficiency gains. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 2016 Jun 1;31(6):1141-8.

Mushaya C, Chandra R, Sansom W, Keck JO. Umbilical stoma as a diverting loop ileostomy in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. ANZ journal of surgery. 2016 Apr;86(4):311-2.

Sammour T, Jones IT, Gibbs P, Chandra R, Steel MC, Shedda SM, Croxford M, Faragher I, Hayes IP, Hastie I. Comparing oncological outcomes of laparoscopic versus open surgery for colon cancer: Analysis of a large prospective clinical database. J Surg Oncol. (2015) Jun; 111(7):891-8.

Mushaya C, Chandra R, Sansom W, Keck JO. Temporary diverting ileostomy via the umbilicus: a small case series. Int Surg. (2015) Mar; 100(3):436-43

Finlayson A, Chandra R, Hastie IA, Jones IT, Shedda S, Hong MK, Yen A, Hayes IP. Triradiate caecal fold: Is it a useful landmark for caecal intubation in colonoscopy?. World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2015 Sep 25;7(13):1103.

Wei M, Hardley A, Chandra R. Unusual inguinal mass. ANZ J Surg (2015) Apr 19. Doi: 10.1111/ans.13121. [Epub ahead of print]

Mushaya C, Chandra R, Sansom W, Keck JO. Umbilical stoma as a diverting loop ileostomy in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. ANZ J Surg. (2014) May 30. doi: 10.1111/ans. 12698. [Epub ahead of print]

Chandra R, Melino G, Thomas M, Lawrence M, Hunter RA, Moore JWE. Is Extended Thromboprophylaxis Necessary in Elective Colorectal Cancer Surgery? ANZ Journal of Surgery. (2013) Dec 83(12): 968-972.

Chandra R, Moore JWE. The surgical options and management of intestinal Crohn’s disease. The Indian Journal of Surgery. (2011) Sep:1-7.

Chandra R, Pilgrim CH, Usatoff V. Staged Liver Resection for Colorectal Metastases. A valuable strategy or a waste of time? Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Disease International. (2010) Dec;9(6):600-4.

Chandra R, Pratap U, Walker SR, Beasley A, Frahm-Jensen G. Stent graft repair of a hepatic artery aneurysm. European Journal of Radiology. (2009, Jun 17) {Online}. URL:

Chandra R, Wongprasartsuk S, Tong S, Sigston EAW, Vallance NA. Internal Jugular Vein Dissection: A Rare Complication of Neurofibromatosis. Australian Journal of Otolaryngology (2004) Nov 7(2):90-92.