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Dr.Premkumar Balachandran

Dr.Premkumar Balachandran

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Mas - Master Of Minimal Access Surgery ., Diploma In Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FRS - Fellowship In Robotic Surgery., FICS, FIAGES, FAMASI, Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery, Certified In Bariatric And Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery., DM - Gastroenterology

General Surgeon

16 years experience

Dr. Premkumar is a distinguished minimal access and Bariatric surgeon with experience spanning over 16 years. He has been associated with some of the most reputed medical institutions in the country such as PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School (UK), GEM Hospital (Coimbatore), Apollo Hospitals to name a few. He is certified in bariatric and single incision laparoscopic surgery by European school of laparoscopic surgery, St. Pierre University, Brussels (Belgium) under the pioneer of bariatric surgery Prof. Guy Bernard Cadiere. Over the years, Dr. Premkumar has been involved in laparoscopic procedures ranging from simple diagnostic laparoscopies to advanced Laparoscopic procedures including Colorectal work, Gastrectomies, Pancreatic Pseudocysts, Adenalectomies, Splenectomies and Bariatric surgery.He is one of the pioneers of Single incision laparoscopy in the country and was the first to perform single incision inguinal hernia repair in the country. He is keenly involved in the teaching and conduct of open, endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures to aspiring surgeons and nurses. He is a visiting faculty, and routinely conducts training programs in basic and advanced laparoscopy to surgeons in ‘The Ethicon institute of surgical education, Chennai.’ And “Covidien Center of Excellence, Mumbai. You can get the phone number of Dr. Premkumar Balachandran on


  • MBBS - PSG Institute of Medical Science & Research - 1990
  • MS - General Surgery - Sri Ramachandra University - Chennai - 1997
  • M.Mas - Master Of Minimal Access Surgery . - Ninewells Medical School Dundee - U.K - 2003
  • Diploma In Minimal Access Surgery - GEM institute coimbatore - 2005
  • Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery - World Laparoscopy Hospital - Gurgaon - NCR - New Delhi - 2004
  • FRS - Fellowship In Robotic Surgery. - World Laparoscopy Hospital - Gurgaon - NCR - New Delhi - 2008
  • FICS - The International College of Surgeons - USA - 2012
  • FIAGES - IAGES - 2012
  • FAMASI - The Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India - 2013
  • Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery - Diploma In Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery - Gem Institute Of Minimal Access Surgery Coimbatore - - 2004
  • Certified In Bariatric And Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery. - St.Pierre University - European School Of Laparoscopic Surgery - Brussels - Belgium - 2011
  • DM - Gastroenterology - Sri Ramachandra University - Chennai - 2003


  • Bariatric Surgeon
  • General Surgeon
  • Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic
  • GastroIntestinal Surgeon
  • Gastroenterologist

Awards and Recognitions

  • Awarded The Chikitsa Rattan Award and Gold Medal for Excellence in Medical Science by The International Study Circle - New Delhi - - 2007

  • Awarded The Bharat Jyothi Award for Contribution to Education in The Field of Minimal Access Surgery by The Iifs - New Delhi - 2010


  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Life Member- Independent Medical Practitioners Association Of India (IMPAI).
  • Indian Association Of Gastro Intestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES)
  • Life Member – Society Of Endoscopic And Laparoscopic Surgeons Of India (SELSI).
  • Founder Member- Association Of Minimal Access Surgeons Of India (AMASI)
  • Life Member – Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)
  • Life Member – Endoscopic And Laparoscopic Surgeons’ Society Of Asia (ELSA)
  • Life Member – World Association Of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS).
  • Life Member – Obesity Surgery Society Of India (OSSI)


  • 2006 - 2013 - Senior Consultant Minimal Access - Robotic and Bariatric Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals
  • 2009 - 2010 - Consultant and Head. Surgical Gastroenterolgy and Minimal Access Surgery at Billroth Chennai Kaliappa Hospita
  • 2003 - 2006 - Assistant Professor & General Surgeon at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
  • 2003 - 2003 - Consultant and Head of Laparoscopic and General Surgery at SKS Hospital
  • 2002 - 2003 - Senior Registrar Laparoscopic Surgery at GEM Hospital and Endotraining Centre
  • 1996 - 1997 - Assistant Surgeon & General Surgery at Malar Hospital
  • 1995 - 1996 - Rotating House Officer General Medicine General Surgery Pediatrics Orthopedics’ Obst.& Gynaecology Social And Preventive Medicine at Psg Institute of Medical Sciences and Research


  • 58005 - Tamil Nadu Medical Council - 1996
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