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Tehemton Erach Udwadia

Tehemton Erach Udwadia, Indian surgeon (Mumbai 15 July 1934 –

First applied non-invasive ventilation in the weaning technique


A technique of retraction of supermassive spleens using a Nathanson retractor

With A. Bhandarkar, A. Katara & G. Mittal. Use of Nathanson retractor during laparoscopic appendicectomy for supermassive spleens. Surg. Laparosc. Endosc. Percutan. Tech. 21(5):232-4, 2011

Described a simple method of creating vacuum between a rigid shell and the abdominal wall to create adequate operative space for minimal access surgery

With B.K. Kathrani, W. Bernie, U.S. Gadgil & V.M. Chariar. Vacuum-assisted abdominal wall lift for minimal-access surgery: a porcine model study. Surg. Endosc. 19(8):1113-9, 2005

Described a method of laparoscopic appendicectomy

With R.T. Udwadia. Laparoscopic appendicectomy. Natl. Med.J. India 12(6):281-4, 1999 

A simple and effective treatment of subungual  haematoma. J. Indian Med. Assoc. 54(3):111-4, 1970

A new surgical procedure for hydrocephalus

Treatment of hydrocephalus using saphenous vein homograft. Arch. Dis. Child. 44(235):422-7, 1969



With B. Kathrani & M. Patankar. Method for accessing an operative space (2007)

With B. Kathrani & M. Patankar. Medical device for providing access (2004)


President, International College of Surgeons (1989-90)

President, International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons

Honorary Member, German Society for Visceral Surgery (2006)