MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
24 Years Experience Overall (23 years as specialist)
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.