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Dr. Hema T

Dr. Hema T

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MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery


Bariatric Surgeon


Laparoscopic Surgeon


24 Years Experience Overall  (23 years as specialist)

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Dr. T. Hema is an Advanced Laparoscopic, Bariatric (weight loss) and Metabolic (for diabetes), Breast and Endocrine Surgeon currently working as the senior consultant surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, since 2009. In a career spanning over 22 years, the majority of it in a high volume teaching hospital in Mumbai, she has performed well over 16000 laparoscopic and open surgical procedures. These include:Whole range of Bariatric/ Metabolic surgeries like Sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric bypass, Gastric band, ileal interposition and other procedures,Laparoscopic/ Single Incision Laparoscopic (SILS) Gastrointestinal and solid organ surgeries like gastrectomy, resection anastomosis of small intestine, colectomies for cancer and non- cancer conditions, hepatobiliary surgeries including cholecystectomy, Bile duct explorations, hepaticodochojejunostomy, lateral pancreatojejunostomy, splenectomy, emergency GI procedures for bleeding, perforation, obstruction, trauma, appendicectomy, etc,All types of mastectomies, microdochectomies and other breast surgical procedures for cancer and benign conditions,Endocrine surgeries like all types of thyroidectomies, parathyroidectomies (including MIP) and adrenalectomy,General Surgical procedures for all types of simple and complex hernias, perianal disorders, inguinoscrotal disorders, etc.She completed her basic and advanced laparoscopic training from the prestigious GEM hospital, Coimbatore under the expert guidance of the world famous Dr. C. Palanivelu.She was accepted for and completed her extensive, hands-on Bariatric/ Metabolic surgical training from 2 of the best centres in the world – Cleveland Clinic, Florida where she worked with the dynamic Dr. Raul Rosenthal, and then at the Centre for Obesity and Diabetes Surgery (CODS) at Mumbai where she was trained by Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala. She has experience with hundreds of cases of Lap Band, Sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Duodenal switch (BPD-DS), duodenojejunal bypass, re –do bariatric surgery, etc. from this dedicated training.In addition, she is one of the few surgeons trained and performing Ileal interposition surgery for cure of Diabetes Mellitus, after training with Dr. Ugale (India’s first pioneer of this technique) at Kirloskar Hospital, Hyderabad.She has completed Fellowship training in Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery from Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, South Korea, under the guidance of the world renowned Professor Seon Hahn Kim.MShe also received advanced specialised training in Breast and Endocrine Surgeries from India’s first dedicated endocrine and breast post graduate course and department at SGPGI, Lucknow under the pioneering and visionary surgeon Dr. S.K. Mishra.She is trained in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS; stood third in the exam).She was formerly working as faculty in an 1800 bedded public hospital in Mumbai – KEM Hospital, initially as a lecturer, then as Associate Professor and Head of Unit in Dept of Surgery.

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BTM Layout 2nd Stage, Bangalore

Shree Vaishnavi Heart Centre Multi Speciality Clinic


1206, 16th Main Road, 2nd Stage, Landmark: Near Food World & Opposite To IAS Officers Colony, Bangalore

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Laparoscopic (Minimal Access) and Single Incision Laparoscopic (SILS) Surgery
Bariatric (Obesity/ Weight loss) and Metabolic (for Diabetes cure) Surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Endocrine (Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal, Endocrine pancreatic) Surgery
Breast (Cancer and non cancer lesions) Surgery
Hernia Repair (lap/open/simple/complex/all sites) Surgery

Awards and Recognitions

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National Merit Scholarship, Karnataka University – S.S.C. Board. - 1984
National Merit Scholarship, University of Mumbai – H.S.C. Board - 1986
Bai Hirabai Pestanji Hormasji Cama Gold Medal in Surgery for female candidates at Final (III) M.B.B.S. Examination - 1990
Dr. R.T. Desai Prize for Highest Marks in Surgery at T.N. Medical College at M.S.(General Surgery) Examination - 1995
Best Paper Prize at Update Ayurveda’ 98 for Paper Entitled ‘Leech Therapy: A Novel Therapy for Complicated Varicose Veins’ - 1998


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MBBS - Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, 1990
MS - General Surgery - Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, 1995
DNB - General Surgery - DNB board, New Delhi, 1996


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Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
All India Association for Advancing Research in Obesity (AIAARO)


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1995 - 1995 Senior Registrar, Surgical Gastroenterology at Topiwala Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital
1995 - 2003 Lecturer at Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital
2003 - 2006 Associate Professor and Post Graduate teacher at Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital
2006 - 2007 Associate Professor and Head of Unit at Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital
2007 - 2008 Fellow, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Centre for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery (CODS)


68606 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1992
82634 Karnataka Medical Council, 2009

Trainings and Certifications

Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery - GEM institute coimbatore, 2004
Fellow in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery - Cleveland Clinic, EUA, 2007
Fellowship In Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery - Centre for Obesity and Diabetes Surgery, Mumbai, 2008
Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgery - Anam University, Seoul, South Korea, 2010
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