Dr. Raj Palaniappan

Dr. Raj Palaniappan

Bariatrics| 22 Yrs
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Apollo Hospitals Greams Road,Chennai
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English, Hindi, Tamil
About Dr. Raj Palaniappan

As a pioneer in the field of metabolic surgery, Dr Raj Palaniappan is considered one of the best bariatric surgeons in Chennai. In addition to routine surgery, he is trained in robotic surgery, endoscopic surgery and laparoscopic procedures. He conducts cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries to improve patients’ appearance and function after certain procedures. With expert proficiency in robotic procedures, Dr Raj improves clinical outcomes and recovery time for his patients.

To help people with obesity, diabetes and metabolic conditions lose weight, Dr Palaniappan offers a wide range of bariatric surgeries like adjustable gastric banding (AGB), biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch (BPD-DS), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), and endoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (ESG).

Dr Raj performed India’s first revision bariatric surgery and introduced the next horizon in minimally invasive surgery - the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). He made history by performing stomach, hernia and uterus operations with just a single incision during the procedure.

A surgeon and inventor, he developed a new surgical tool for keyhole surgery and created a new technique for gall bladder surgery, which is named after him. He has received the Chikitsa Rattan Award for his contributions to the field.

With over twenty years of experience, Dr Raj Palaniappan is widely recognized as one of the best bariatric surgeons in Chennai. Known for his patient-centric and compassionate care, he often says, “When you treat a disease, you may win or lose. However, when you treat a patient, you always win.”

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Detailed Experience

2010 - 2015 Director & Chief Surgeon at Institute of Bariatrics, Apollo Hospitals 
2007 - 2010 HOD, Minimal Access, Gastro & Obesity Surgery at Apollo Victor Hoapital 
2006 - 2007 Consultant Surgeon at Lifeline Hospitals 
2004 - 2006 Assistant Professor at Sri Ramachandra Medical College 
2003 - 2004 Assistant Professor at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences

Awards & Achievements
  • - Chikitsa Rattan Award
  • - Icon of Healthcare
  • - Surgeon of Excellence
Professional Memberships
  • - Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
  • - European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • - Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
  • - Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • - Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES)
  • - Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
  • - Clinical Robotic Surgeons Association
  • - Association of Robotic Innovative Surgeons
  • - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
  • - Robotic Surgery
  • - Single Incision Laparoscopy
  • - Endoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • - Conventional Laparoscopy
  • - Revision Weight Loss Surgery
  • - Diabetic & Metabolic Surgery
  • - Cosmetic Surgery
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Frequently Asked Questions

To book an online appointment with Dr Raj Palaniappan, you can visit the app/website of Apollo 24/7, search for Dr Raj Palaniappan name, and click on the ‘Consult’ button. Once you make the payment and confirm the consultation, your online appointment will be booked for the chosen appointment time.

Dr Raj Palaniappan offers online consultations on our web platform Apollo 24/7 and Apollo 24/7 App. Also, available for physical consultations at the following locations: Apollo Hospitals Greams Road,Chennai

Dr Raj Palaniappan is a Bariatrician with over 22 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications -MBBS, MS, MMAS, FICS (Gastro), FMAS, DMAS, FALS, FRS, FLS

Dr Raj Palaniappan can speak English, Hindi, Tamil.

Patients visit Dr Raj Palaniappan for Bariatrics related problems. To see more reasons visit the doctor's profile on Apollo 24|7.

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