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Dr. Premkumar Balachandran

Dr. Premkumar Balachandran

Dr. Premkumar Balachandran

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MBBS, MS - General Surgery

General Surgeon

24 Years Experience Overall  (20 years as specialist)

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Dr. Premkumar Balachandran is a General Surgeon in OMR Road, Chennai and has an experience of 24 years in this field. Dr. Premkumar Balachandran practices at Apollo Speciality Hospitals O M R in OMR Road, Chennai. He completed MBBS from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 1996 and MS - General Surgery from Sri Ramachandra Medical College in 2000. He is a member of Fellowship in robotic surgery (FRS),Fellow international college of surgeons (FICS),Fellow indian association of gastrointestinal endosurgeons (FIAGES),Fellow association of minimal access surgeons of india (FAMASI),Association of Surgeons of India (ASI),Indian Medical Association (IMA),Independent medical practitioners association of India (IMPAI),Indian association of gastro intestinal endo surgeons (IAGES),Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI),Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (SELSI),Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS),Endoscopic and laparoscopic surgeons%E2%80%99 society of Asia (ELSA),World Association Of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS),Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI) and Indo German endo laparoscopy society (IGELS). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Coloecystectomy,Cosmetic Surgery,Piles Treatment,Vaser Liposuction and Breast Augmentation Surgery etc.

OMR Road, Chennai

Apollo Speciality Hospitals O M R


5/639, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Perungudi, Chennai, Chennai

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09:00 - 03:00

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a general surgeon?

A: A general surgeon is a doctor highly skilled in surgery of a wide range of and most commonly occurring diseases.

Q: What are the procedures for which a general surgeon can perform surgery?

A: A general surgeon performs surgery for digestive tract (oesophagus and related organs), abdomen and its contents, appendicitis, hernia, gallbladder, breast, skin, and soft tissue and endocrine system.

Q: Can a general surgeon peform surgery for cancer treatment?

A: A surgeon who has completed his training in general surgery and, then specialized in oncology can perform surgery for cancer treatment.

Q: How general surgeon is different from a specialist surgeon?

A: A general surgeon is highly skilled in surgical procedure for various parts of the body. They are also trained in pre, during and post-operative surgical critical care and injury due to accidents. However, a specialist surgeon, after having training in general surgery, gets additional training in a particular speciality related to a specific system of the body. e.g. orthopedic surgery

Q: Can a general surgeon do the surgery for appendicitis?

A: Removal of appendicitis is called as appendectomy and is a common surgical procedure performed by a general surgeon.


Awards and Recognitions

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Awarded the CHIKITSA RATTAN award and gold medal for excellence in medical science by the INTERNATIONAL STUDY CIRCLE, NEW DELHI - 2007
Awarded the BHARAT JYOTHI award, for contribution to education in the field of minimal access surgery by the IIFS, New Delhi - 2010
Awarded the “MOTHER TERESA AWARD” for advances in medicine, by the Integrated council for socio economic development, Bangalore - 2012
Awarded the “Teaching excellence award” by the Indus global foundation during the Indo global educational summit,Hyderabad,November - 2015
Conferred the title of “Distinguished clinical tutor” by the Apollo hospital educational research foundation (AHERF) - 2017


MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 1996
MS - General Surgery - Sri Ramachandra Medical College, 2000


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Fellowship in robotic surgery (FRS)
Fellow international college of surgeons (FICS)
Fellow indian association of gastrointestinal endosurgeons (FIAGES)
Fellow association of minimal access surgeons of india (FAMASI)
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)


General Surgeon at Apollo Hospital


58005 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1996
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