Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan

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Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan

MBBS, MS, MMAS, Gastroenterology (FICS) FMAS, DMAS, FALS, FRS, FLS

Bariatric-Minimal Access Obesity Surgery

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road Chennai
  • 19 Years of experience
  • English,Hindi,Tamil
  • 72 Recommendations
  •  MON-SAT | 09:00 AM-01:45 PM, 01:45 PM-05:00 PM

Awards and Achievements

  • Proud winner of Chikitsa Rattan Award, a prestigious award honouring for outstanding contribution to the field of medicine and is one of the young achievers in the field of laparoscopy.
  • Honorary Associate Professor of Surgery - Savitha Medical College  Faculty & Examiner for fellowship programs in Laparoscopy (FIAGES, FMAS)  Invited faculty at international & national laparoscopic, SILS & bariatric surgery meetings  Founder President, Forum for Laparoscopic Innovative Practices (FLIP) June 2011  CHIKITSA RATTAN AWARD - 22 May 2007, NewDelhi  
  • Honorary Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, TGO University, NewDelhi, Feb 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 Revision Bariatric Surgery in July 2011  
  • 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 Pancreatico Duodenectomy

Research and Publications

  • Numerous publications under his name and also has conducted few international conferences and already a well known name in the laparoscopic community at this young age.
  • He has a surgical technique (Window technique of gall bladder surgery) published under his name and is a member of the team involved in the invention of a laparoscopic instrument (Dundee multi-tool).
  • He is also in the process of completing his textbook in laparoscopy for surgeons and a website on the same for the general public.


MBBS, MS, MMAS, Gastroenterology (FICS) FMAS, DMAS, FALS, FRS, FLS

Work Experience

  • He is a well known laparoscopic & bariatric(obesity) surgeon from India with the distinction of perf
  • Working in Apollo Hospitals since last Assignment

Certifications & Professional Memberships

  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
  • Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES)
  • Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
  • Fellow International College of Surgeons (FICS) - Illinois, USA
  • Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS) - Laparoscopy Hospital, India
  • Fellow Laparoscopic Surgeon (FLS) - Kovai Medical Center, India

Medical Council Registration


Special Interests

  • Laparoscopic and Hand-assisted Liver surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic Bariatric procedures


  • Owing to his vast experience in the field of bariatics, Dr. Rajkumar Palaniappan is a specialist who is credited with over 400 successful bariatric surgeries including sleeve, band, duodenal switch, bypass and re-do bariatrics. He has an excellent track record with least morbidity and no mortality recorded. He is also known for performing  Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic Surgery.