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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

Dr. Raj Palaniappan is a well-renowned bariatric and metabolic surgeon in Chennai with over two decades of experience. He specialises in robotic surgery, endoscopic surgery, single incision laparoscopy, and conventional laparoscopy. He is a proud winner of the 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.

Dr. Raj has many firsts to his name. He performed India’s first revision bariatric surgery, first SILS gastric bypass surgery, first SILS cardiomyotomy, first SILS gastro-jejunostomy, first SILS total hysterectomy, first SILS incisional hernia repair, first SILS fundoplication, first SILS rectopexy, first SILS myomectomy, and SILS sleeve gastrectomy. He was also a part of the team that invented “Dundee Multitool” for hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery. He also has a surgical technique (Window technique of gall bladder surgery) published under his name. 

The doctor’s philosophy, in his own words, is - 'When you treat a disease, you either win or lose. But when you treat a patient, you always win'. He is known to be warm, compassionate, and with ‘good hands’. In his free time, Dr. Raj enjoys teaching and doing adventure travel.

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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
  • MONDAY12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • TUESDAY12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • THURSDAY12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • FRIDAY12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • SATURDAY12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • SUNDAYNo slots available
  • MONDAY10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • TUESDAY10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • THURSDAY10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • FRIDAY10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • SATURDAYNo slots available
  • SUNDAYNo slots available

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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.

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