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Dr. (Brig.) Virendra Bhatnagar

Dr. (Brig.) Virendra Bhatnagar

Dr. (Brig.) Virendra Bhatnagar

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MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon


General Surgeon


Burn Surgeon

45 Years Experience Overall  (34 years as specialist)

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Brig. (Dr.) Virendra Bhatnagar is a plastic surgeon with over 44 years of experience in the field. An alumnus of the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, he has been the Head of Department and Senior Consultant for Plastic Surgery in the Army’s top hospitals like Command Hospital Pune, Command Hospital Chandimandir, Command Hospital Lucknow, Command Hospital Udhampur and Command Hospital Kolkatta to name a few. A highly decorated officer with an impeccable service record, he has been instrumental in sanctioning and commissioning burn centres and departments in several army establishments and has rich experience of surgery in both war (Sri Lanka, Kargil) and peace. Dr. Bhatnagar has headed Columbia Asia Hospital for over seven years adding the corporate experience to an already rich army background. He has a reputation of patients following him across cities and countries specifically for his expertise.He has a passion for Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive surgery and Micro Surgery and has pioneered several procedures in the disciplines. He has been a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and has trained several surgeons and plastic surgeons over the years.

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Gurgaon Sector 40, Gurgaon

Etica Hospital and Research


Nursing Home 1 (Nh1), Urban Estate,, Landmark: Opposite Huda Market, Gurgaon

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10:30 - 02:00
04:00 - 08:00

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a plastic surgeon?

A: A plastic surgeon is one who is specialized in moulding, reshaping, reducing scarring and disfigurement caused by birth, accident, injury, burn or due to diseases by surgical procedures and enhance appearance.

Q: Can a general surgeon also be a plastic surgeon?

A: Every specialist surgeon has to go through a general surgical residency program before further specialization. Therefore, any general surgeon can be a plastic surgeon with advanced training.

Q: Does a plastic surgeon only perform cosmetic surgery?

A: Yes, a plastic surgeon primarily performs cosmetic surgeries for increasing the aesthetic value of body parts.

Q: Do plastic surgeons have training in laser treatment?

A: Yes,a plastic surgeon also has training in laser treatment along with other surgical procedures. Laser treatments are used to reduce hair on face and other areas, reduce scars, and removal of warts and moles.

Q: Is a dermatologist and plastic surgeon different?

A: Yes, dermatologists and plastic surgeons have many common procedures, but both are a unique. A dermatologist can do all kinds of skin treatments but cannot perform surgeries like skin transplantation, hair transplantation or facial sculpting, cleft lip repair, etc. and focuses on medicines for treatment. A plastic surgeon is specialied in operative procedures to enhance appearances.

Awards and Recognitions

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Topped M.Ch Exam in Plastic Surgery, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University - 1994
Special Services Medal - 1988
Sainya Seva Medal with clasp (Assam & Bengal) - 1982
Sainya Seva Medal with clasp J&K - 1992
High Altitude Medal - 1992


MBBS - Kurukshetra University, 1975
MS - General Surgery - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1986
MCh - Plastic Surgery - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1994


Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI)
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)


18655 Punjab Medical Council, 1978
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