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Apollo Hospital Chennai

Dr. Rajkumar Palaniappan

Dr. Rajkumar Palaniappan

Apollo Hospital Chennai
Speciality Obesity, Surgical Gastroenterology, Laparoscopy
Languages English, Hindi
About * FICS (Fellow, International College of surgeons) in Surgical Gastroenterology, International Member at large, Illinois USA, August 2003
* FLS (Fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery) Kovai Medical Center, Coimbatore, September 2003
* FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access surgery) The Global Open University, India, February 2010
* Performed India's First Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Reconstruction in May 2006
* Invented "Hiatal Sling" liver traction technique for Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
* Performed India's first SILS Gastric By-pass in February2011
* Performed India's First SILS Cardiomyotomy in April 2010
* Performed India's First SILS Gastro Jejunostomy in April 2010
* Performed India's First SILS Total Hysterectomy in September 2009
* Performed India's first SILS Incisional Hernia Repair in October 2009
* Performed India's first SILS Fundoplication in December 2009
* Performed India's first SILS Rectopexy in May 2010
* Performed India's first SILS Myomectomy in June 2010
* Performed India's third SILS Sleeve Gastrectomy in October 2009
* Published a novel "Window Technique" of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in March 2003
* Author of "Rule of Hand", an innovative technique of port placement in Laparoscopy
* Part of a team that invented "Dundee Multitool" for Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
* Examiner and Faculty for Fellowship in IAGES (FIAGES)
* Examiner and faculty for Fellowship in AMASI (F.MAS)
* Faculty, Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education (EISE)
* Editorial Board, World Journal Of Laparoscopic Surgery
* One of the few surgeons to perform Laparoscopic Whipple's PancreaticoDuodenectomy
Education MS
MMAS (UK)
FICS (USA)
FMAS, DMAS, FLS
Professional Experience * More than 10 years experience in laparoscopy, surgical gastroenterology and over 5 years experience in obesity surgery.
* Worked close to 2 years in Dundee, United Kingdom 2002-03
Memberships - European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
- Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
- Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
- Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES)
- Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
- World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS)
- Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

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