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. Dr. Palaniappan has an excellent track record with least morbidity and no mortality recorded. Dr. Palaniappan is also known for performing Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic Surgery. Dr. Rajkumar is a well known laparoscopic & bariatric(obesity) surgeon from India with the distinction of perf and has been working in Apollo Hospitals since last Assignment.
Apollo Hospitals Greams Road Chennai
Dr. Rajkumar Palaniappan has a vast experience of 19 years in the field of Bariatric and Obesity Surgery.
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
Dr. Rajkumar Palaniappan is a 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.
MBBS, MS, MMAS, Gastroenterology (FICS) FMAS, DMAS, FALS, FRS, FLS
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Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure performed to cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can accommodate. It is carried out with an aim to cause malabsorption of nutrients and gastric restriction. A bariatric doctor is a physician who performs bariatric procedures and helps his or her patients to cope with obesity.
Bariatric surgeons treat patients whose body mass index is 30 or higher. Bariatric doctors often treat obese patients with diet, nutrition, behavioral therapy, exercise, appropriate medications, surgery or any combination of these methods.
Bariatric surgery is performed to treat obesity, but it can also treat several other diseases such as: