Dr. Rajkumar palaniappan Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Rajkumar palaniappan

Bariatric Surgeon

20 Years of Experience

Apollo Hospital, Chennai - India

  • Dr. Rajkumar palaniappan is a well known laparoscopic & bariatric(obesity) surgeon in the division of Minimal Access Surgery in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • As an independant Minimal Access Surgical consultant he has handled total cases of 2294 surgeries.
  • Published many research papers such as "Window Technique" Cholecystectomy Published in an International journal.
  • One of the few surgeons to perform laparoscopic Whipple's Procedure in 2008
  • One of the pioneers in the field of SILS and Robotic surgery and has performed the most variety of Single port procedures in the country till date.
  • Pioneered many procedures in India and Asia such as Endoluminal Revision Gastroplasty, World's first SILS Revision Bariatric, Robotic Gastric Bypass etc.

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  • MBBS from Rajah Muthiah Institute of Medical Sciences. December 1996
  • MS (General Surgery) from Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai November 2000
  • MMAS (Masters in Minimal Access Surgery) from Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, UK September 2003
  • F.I.C.S. (Fellow International College of Surgeons)  in Surgical Gastroenterology - ICS, Illinois (USA)
  • D.MAS. (Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery) from The  Global Open University, India, September 2010
  • Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS)– WALS, (India)
  • Fellowship in Robotic Surgery (FRS) – International Accreditation Organisation, Houston (USA).

Awards and Recognitions

  • CHIKITSA RATTAN AWARD Outstanding achievement in the field of Medicine Presented by ‘His Excellency’ Bishman Narayan Singh, 22 May 2007, NewDelhi. 
  • Excellence in New Initiative Award - 18 Sep 2013, Apollo Group of Hospitals
  • TAMILNADU GOVERNMENT AWARD CERTIFICATE For excellent medical service to the society Presented by ‘Thiruvallur District Collector’, 29 November 1999, Chennai.


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