Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan

Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan

About Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan

Experience: 19 Yrs+
Specialty: Bariatrics Surgery
Qualification: MBBS, MS, MMAS, Gastroenterology (FICS) FMAS, DMAS, FALS, FRS, FLS
Clinic: Apollo Hospitals Greams Road Chennai

Clinic Hours

(09:00 AM-05:00 PM)


Apollo Hospitals Greams Road Chennai
Apollo Hospitals 21, Greams Lane, Off Greams Road Chennai 600 006 Ph:044-28290200/3333
Timing MON- SAT (09:00 AM-05:00 PM)

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

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


  • Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan Surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery with over two decades of experience
    Prior work experience includes working under a doyen of laparoscopic surgery in the United Kingdom, as well as serving as Head of the Department of Gastro and Obesity Surgery at Apollo Victor Hospital Goa, Consultant Surgeon at LifeLine Hospitals in Chennai, and Assistant Professor at the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Coimbatore.
    one of the few competent masters degree holders in laparoscopic surgery in India (MMAS).
  • Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan Numerous research publications, including “Window Technique” cholecystectomy, have been published in international journals.
  • In 2008, Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan was one of the few surgeons to conduct the laparoscopic Whipple’s Procedure.
  • One of the pioneers in the field of SILS and robotic surgery, he holds the distinction of performing the most diverse range of single port surgeries in the country.
  • Numerous treatments in India and Asia were pioneered by him, including Endoluminal Revision Gastroplasty, the world’s first SILS Revision Bariatric, and Robotic Gastric Bypass.
  • Contributed significant research to the field of laparoscopy.
  • Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan Member of a number of prestigious organizations, including the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA), the International Federation for Obesity Surgery (IFSO), the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA), the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists, and Oncologists (IASGO), the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS), the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India ( (AMASI).
  • Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan Fellowships at prestigious institutions such as the Fellowship in the International College of Surgeons: Gastroenterology (FICS) – ICS, Illinois (USA), and the Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS) – WALS (India) International Accreditation Organization for Fellowships in Robotic Surgery (FRS), Houston (USA).

Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan Appointment Process

Appointment Number (For Serial): +91 44 2829 3333, For Online Appointment : Click here

Chamber Name & Address: Apollo Hospital Chennai, Greams Lane, 21, Greams Rd, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006, India.

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