Dr A.K.Singal is a renowned and top Pediatric Urologist in Western Maharashtra in area of Navi Mumbai and Mumbai in India. Dr Singal is also the founding director for Hypospadias Foundation and Mitr Hospital at Kharghar.
Dr Singal did his MBBS (medical school) from Maulana Azad Medical College under Delhi University and was in top & best 1% students of Delhi university and won Gold Medal in MBBS. Subsequently, Dr Singal received Pediatric Surgery training at prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Dr Singal was bestowed the MridulaRohtagi Gold Medal for best performance in Pediatric Surgery in the year 2004.
Dr Singal received International Stecker Scholarship for Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Columbus Children’s Hospital (later renamed as Nationwide Childrens Hospital), Ohio State University, USA for advanced training in Pediatric Urology. There he worked under the guidance of Dr V R Jayanthi and Dr Steven Koff- who are best &world renowned in the field of Pediatric Urology. Dr Singal was invited as a Visiting Professor of Pediatric Urology at Division of Pediatric Urology at University of Minnesota in 2008.
Dr Singal has more than 40 scientific papers in top peer reviewed indexed medical journals to his credit and is a reviewer in Medical journals. He has contributed chapters to World Textbook of Pediatric Urology and Textbook of Pediatric Surgery.
He has been an invited speaker at best conference in Pediatric Urology such as World Congress of Pediatric Urology, American Urological Association, Society of Pediatric Urologists of New Zealand & Australia, British Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Asian Congress of Pediatric Surgery and numerous medical conference and workshops in India. Dr Singal received U.C.Chakravorty award for the “Best Research paper” for his Urology research work at Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons annual meeting in 2004.
Dr Singal is particularly renowned in caring for children and adults with hypospadias and disorders of sex development. He currently is considered as one of the best & top surgeons for treatment & surgery for hypospadias across the world. He offers cure and surgery for children with primary & failed redo-hypospadias including advanced techniques such as buccal mucosa graft, tunica vaginalis grafts, dermal grafts, onlay flaps etc to take care of complex hypospadias. He is also an expert in reconstruction of genitalia for children with disorders of sex development (DSD) such as CAH, MGD, True hermaphrodite, Androgen insensitivity syndrome, 5 Alpha reductase syndrome and treats more than 200 kids every year in his practice in India and Bahrain. He is well known for gender assignment surgeries such as male and female genitoplasty.
Dr Singal is well trained and experienced in Laparoscopic Surgery and Endourological surgeriesin young kids. Pediatric Urological Laparoscopic surgery includes surgery for conditions such as Pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJ Obstruction- laparoscopic pyeloplasty), VUR (urine reflux), ovarian cysts, intersex disorders, undescended testis, hernia and other urological conditions in children. Laparoscopic surgery helps in best &faster recovery, scar-less appearance and less pain.
Dr Singal also takes a great interest in Antenatally Diagnosed Kidney abnormalities and does prenatal counselling for the prospective parents. With the advances in technology, most of the kidney structural abnormalities like obstruction, hydronephrosis, reflux, absent kidney, double kidney can be picked up on Antenatal USG. This has important repercussions for the developing baby as well as the parents. Parents need to be properly counselledfor the best outcome and preparation for treatment required after birth. Most of these problems are easily treatable after birth.
Dr Singal has developed a non-surgical treatment algorithm for patients having tight foreskin- phimosis. More than 80% success rates have been achieved and a lot of unnecessary circumcisions have been avoided.
Dr Singal feels that the children with any kidney problems need to be diagnosed and best treated early by Pediatric urologist as kidneys are vital for growth and development. Most of the cases where we see renal failure in young adults are probably due to Pediatric Nephro-Urological conditions not recognised and well managed in pediatric age group. Children from all across India from other states and cities such as Nasik, Pune, Thane, Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Indore, Raipur, Jammu, Srinagar, Kochi, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar, Lucknow, Kanpur and almost all states of India have come for care under his clinical guidance.
Dr Singal also has the unique distinction of caring for children from more than 25 countries and counting such as Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Greece, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Kenya, Australia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nigeria, Tanzania, UAE, Kuwait, Congo, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Qatar, Cambodia and Phillipines. These children and families have travelled to get treated under Dr Singal's care in Mumbai & Navi Mumbai, India.
Dr Singal is an avid music lover, fitness freak, blogger and healthcare entrepreneur running two successful hospitals, one NGO and one health technology company.