Dr. Raj Palaniappan

Dr. Raj Palaniappan

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MS - General Surgery, MMAS, FICS, D.MAS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FLS, FRS, FALS

Bariatric Surgeon


22 Years Experience

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Dr. Raj Palaniappan is a very well known bariatric (obesity) surgeon from India with 19 years of experience and distinction of performing almost all types of laparoscopic surgeries described in world literature. Dr. Raj has achieved various milestones in his career being one of the best in the world for SILS surgeries and has designed his own ergonomic modification for SILS port placement and designed various traction techniques for the same. He is fondly and rightfully called by his seniors and colleagues as ‘ERGONOMIC MAN OF INDIA”. His interest in technological advancements made him introduce Robotic and Endoluminal bariatric surgeries in to India. He has few of world's first, Asia's first & so many India's first laparoscopic procedures under his belt in Gastro & obesity surgery. He won young achiever award for “Innovation in Medicine” - Sep 2013. He also received “Chikitsa Ratan” award from Governor - May 2007 and awarded "Surgeon of Excellence: International Excellence Federation", Taiwan - Feb 2014. He invented “Hiatal Sling” liver traction technique for laparoscopy & Single Incision surgery - Oct 2009 and "Rule of Hand" laparoscopic port placement technique in 2011. He is an Honorary Professor in Saveetha Medical University, Chennai and Examiner for Fellowship in IAGES and AMASI, India. He is also in the editorial board for international journal "World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery" and is the founder Vice-president of International Association Robotic Surgeons.

Nungambakkam, Chennai

Apollo Hospitals, Institute of Bariatrics


21, Greams Lane, Off Greams Road, Chennai

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Mon - Fri

10:00 - 05:00


10:00 - 02:00



Revisional Surgery
Single Incision Laparoscopy
Conventional Laparoscopy
Medical Management
Nutritional Counselling


GastroIntestinal Surgeon


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MS - General Surgery - Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, 2000
MMAS - Dundee University, Scotland, 2003
FICS - The International College of Surgeons, USA, 2003


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2010 - 2015 Director & Chief Surgeon at Institute of Bariatrics, Apollo Hospitals
2007 - 2010 HOD, Minimal Access, Gastro & Obesity Surgery at Apollo Victor Hoapital
2006 - 2007 Consultant Surgeon at Lifeline Hospitals
2004 - 2006 Assistant Professor at Sri Ramachandra Medical College
2003 - 2004 Assistant Professor at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences

Awards and Recognitions

Chikitsa Rattan Award - 2007
Excellence in New Initiatives - 2013
Clinical Excellence Award - 2015
International Surgeon of Excellence - 2014


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International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
All India Association Of Advancing Research In Obesity (AIAARO)
Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES)
Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)


58794 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1997
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