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