MS - General Surgery
Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery
M.Mas - Master of Minimal Access Surgery
Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
FRS - Fellowship in Robotic Surgery
Dr Premkumar Balachandran has achieved recognition and a distinguished status as a minimal access and Bariatric surgeon with an experience of more than 16 years. The renowned doctor has been associated with some of the most reputed medical institutions like Sri Ramchandra Medical College and Research Institute, the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School (UK), Gem Hospital (Coimbatore) and Apollo Hospitals to name a few. He has also received certification in Bariatric and Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery under the pioneer of Bariatric Surgeon, Prof. Guy Bernard Cadiere in the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, St. Pierre University in Brussels, Belgium.
Dr Premkumar has been involved in several laparoscopic procedures ranging from the simple diagnostic laparoscopies to the advanced laparoscopic procedures that have included colorectal work, pancreatic pseudocysts, splenectomies, gastrectomies, adrenalectomies and Bariatric Surgery. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of Single Incision laparoscopy in the country and was also the first to conduct the Single Incision Inguinal Hernia repair in India.
Not only is he recognised for his knowledge and surgical prowess, but he is also revered for his contributions in the field. Dr Premkumar is quite keenly involved in the conduct and teaching of open, endoscopic as well as laparoscopic procedures to the aspiring surgeons and nurses. He is a visiting faculty in Covidien Centre of Excellence, Mumbai and The Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, Chennai and routinely conducts training programs in basic and advanced laparoscopy to surgeons.
Awards and Recognitions
- Awarded the Bharat Jyothi Award for contribution to Education in the Field of Minimal Access Surgery by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi
- Awarded the Chikitsa Rattan Award & Gold Medal for Excellence in Medical Science by the International Study Circle, New Delhi
Research and Publications
- World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Management of CBD stones