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Dr. Christopher SK

Dr.Christopher is a Board-Certified Surgeon with more than a decade of experience in all aspects of Laparoscopic & Minimally Invasive Surgery. He has excellent skills to perform both Basic and Advanced laparoscopic procedures. He is an expert in performing both Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy and Colonoscopy. He is also trained in Robotic Surgery and has been certified and licenced to do Robotic Surgery.1st Qualified Robotic Surgeon in South Tamil Nadu.

Dr.Christopher has extensive experience in treatment of all General Surgical conditions, Colorectal disorders, Obesity and Metabolic disorders. He is dedicated to caring for his patients through a holistic approach to health and well-being. He is the first qualified Bariatric and Metabolic surgeon in Tirunelveli district and South of Tamilnadu. He has operating privileges at most of the hospitals in and around Tamilnadu in Cities like Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Tuticorin, Nagercoil and Kanyakumari districts too.

Dr.Christopher is a skilful endoscopist who can perform Upper GI Endoscopy and Colonoscopy for both diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. He is also been trained in Intra gastric Botox injections, Intra Gastric Balloon insertions and Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) for Obesity management. 1st Surgeon to undergo ESG training from South Tamilnadu.

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Dr.Christopher S K

(Chairman and founder)

10 Years of Experience

Dr.Christopher S K

MBBS, DNB (Gen.Surgery),MNAMS, FIAGES, FMAS, FACRSI, FICS(USA), FACS(USA), FAIS,FBMS(Taiwan), FRSPH(UK), D.MAS(France)., FMIS(IRCAD), FICRS(WALS), F.MAS, D.MAS(WALS)
FALS (Upper GI, Colorectal, Bariatric, Hernia, Robotic)

Consultant Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric,
GI & Laser Surgeon

Specialised in Endoscopy, Laser, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery

His aim and vision are to fight against

Obesity and also to treat patients with obesity.

Dr.Christopher and his team believe in a Multi-Disciplinary approach to weight loss with ongoing support from the Fellow Surgeons, Endocrinologists, Nutritionists, Psychologists, and Fitness trainers. His goal is to ensure that prospective patients proceed, well informed, with this life changing experience in a seamless, convenient, and most importantly, safe manner. His aim and vision are to fight against Obesity and also to treat patients with obesity.

WHEN YOU CHOOSE BariOSS,

YOUR CARE
IS OUR PRIORITY!

Dr.Christopher has experience in Laser surgery. He is trained in Laser Proctology (Haemorrhoids, Fissure, Fistula, Pilonidal Sinus) & Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) for Varicose Veins. He is the 1st surgeon to introduce laser surgeries for proctology in South Tamilnadu.

Dr.Christopher is a highly regarded Educator and Lecturer and has travelled across the country and around the world sharing his expertise and knowledge with colleagues and friends. He has been an amazing teacher for his students and have been an inspiration for many students across the world.

With over 2500+ laparoscopic surgeries performed, his areas of practice and expertise include, Advanced Laparoscopic & Complex Gastrointestinal Surgeries, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeries, Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeries, Laparoscopic Hernia repairs, Laser Surgeries, Robotic Surgeries and other General Surgery procedures.

Our Mission Our Vision

To provide safe, effective, patient-centred care aimed at improving health and well being of individuals, families and our community through innovation and pursuit of excellenceand enhancing quality of life.

To be a health care organization that delivers specialized, integrated care with high quality outcomes and to be a leader in providing quality, compassionate patient-centered care that seeks physical cures and comforts as well as peace of mind and peace of heart.
Dr.Christopher S K

Certifications

MBBS, DNB (Gen.Surgery), MNAMS, FIAGES, FMAS, FACRSI, FICS(USA), FACS(USA), FAIS, FBMS (Taiwan), FRSPH(UK), D.MAS(France), FMIS (IRCAD), FICRS(WALS), F.MAS(WALS), D.MAS(WALS), FALS (Upper GI, Colorectal, Bariatric, Hernia, Robotic)

Dr.Christopher S K

Educational Qualifications

  1. MBBS from prestigious J.J.M Medical College Davangere (2003-2009)
  2. D.N.B. General Surgery (2010-2013) from Baptist Hospital Bangalore, a unit of Christian Medical College Vellore
  3. FIAGES:Fellow of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endo-surgeons, recognized for Minimally invasive training by The International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES) in April 2016
  4. FMAS: Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery from the prestigious Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI) in November 2016
  5. FACRSI:Fellow of Association of Colo Rectal Surgeons of India in September 2017
  6. FICS:Fellow of International College of Surgeons, Chicago, U.S.A., Recognition by the International college of surgeons for the work done in the field of Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery in October 2017
  7. MNAMS:Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, a unique institution which fosters and utilizes academic excellence as its resource to meet medical and social goals in Dec 2017
  8. FACS:Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL U.S.A in October 2018
  9. FAIS:Fellowship of Association of surgeons of India. Apex body for Surgeons in India in December 2018
  10. FBMS:Fellowship in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery from International Excellence Federation (IEF) and Body-science & Metabolic disorders International (B.M.I) medical center at Taichung, Taiwan under Prof.ChihKun Huang who is the pioneer in Bariatric Surgery and the president of International Excellence Federation from March 2019 to August 2019
  11. FRSPH: Fellow of Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), is the longest-established public health organization in the UK in September 2019
  12. D.MAS: Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery from IRCAD Centre, Strasbourg France (Research Institute against Digestive Cancer) World’s Best Laparoscopic & Robotic Training center in October 2019
  13. FMIS:Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery in from IRCAD Centre Taiwan (Asian Institute of Tele Surgery- The Largest & most Advanced Training Centre in Asia) from September 2019 to November 2019
  14. FICRS (Fellowship in International College of Robotic Surgeons) from World Laparoscopy Hospital in December 2019 internationally recognized by SAGES, WALS and EAES.
  15. F.MAS(Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery) from World Laparoscopy Hospital in December 2019 internationally recognized by SAGES, WALS and EAES.
  16. D.MAS (Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery)  from World Laparoscopy Hospital in December 2019 internationally recognized by SAGES, WALS and EAES.
  17. FALS UGI (Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery – Upper Gastro intestinal Surgery) from Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endo-surgeons (IAGES), recognized for Minimally invasive training by The International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES) in September 2021
  18. FALS Colorectal (Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery – Colorectal Surgery) from Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endo-surgeons (IAGES), recognized for Minimally invasive training by The International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES) in October 2021
  19. FALS Bariatric (Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery – Bariatric Surgery) from Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endo-surgeons (IAGES), recognized for Minimally invasive training by The International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES) in November 2021
  20. FALS Hernia (Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery – Hernia Surgery) from Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endo-surgeons (IAGES), recognized for Minimally invasive training by The International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES) in December 2021
  21. FALS Robotics (Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery – Robotic Surgery) from Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endo-surgeons (IAGES), recognized for Minimally invasive training by The International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES) in December 2021
Dr.Christopher S K

Specialized Training

 

  1. Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery training from International Excellence Federation (IEF) and Body-science & Metabolic disorders International (B.M.I) medical center at Taichung, Taiwan under Prof.ChihKun Huang who is the pioneer in Bariatric Surgery and the president of International Excellence Federation
  2. Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery training from IRCAD-Asian Institute of Telesurgery under Prof.Michael Lin
  3. Colorectal Surgery training from IRCAD-Asian Institute of Telesurgery under Prof.OuJin-Chung
  4. Colorectal Surgery training from China Medical University under Prof.Tzu-Liang Chen
  5. Per-oral endoscopic thyroidectomy (POET) training from IRCAD-Asian Institute of Telesurgery underProf.WuHurng-sheng
  6. Robotic Surgery training fromda Vinci Minimally Invasive Surgery Center Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan under Prof.Cheng-Ming Peng.
  7. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) training from Mohak Bariatric Centre Indore under Dr.Mohit Bhandari and Dr.MathiasFobi
  8. Laser Proctology training for Hemorrhoids, Fistula, Fissure & Pilonidal sinus done under Prof.Kalyan Kar a leading laser surgeon from Kolkata at Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi
  9. Endovenous Laser Ablation training for Varicose Veins done under Prof.MaunilBhutaa pioneer in Laser Varicose Vein Surgery at East Point Hospital Bangalore
Association

ASSOCIATION

Dr.Christopher S K

Professional Affiliations

National
  1. Indian Medical Association(IMA)
  2. Association of National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI)
  3. Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  4. Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
  5. Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons(IAGES)
  6. Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES)
  7. Indian Association of Day Surgery (IADS)
  8. Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (SELSI)
  9. Indian Hernia Society (IHS)
  10. Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India(ACRSI)
  11. International Society of Coloproctology (ISCP)
  12. Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
  13. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Surgeons -AWRS
International
  1. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  2. European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
  3. International Bariatric Club (IBC)
  4. International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  5. American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  6. Asia-Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS)
  7. American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  8. World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS)
  9. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  10. Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
  11. International Society of Surgery (ISS)/Société Internationale De Chirurgie (SIC)
  12. Individual Member of World Endoscopy Organization (WEO)
  13. International Member of Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA)
  14. Asia-Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)
Dr.Christopher S K

Skill Highlights

  1. Good bedside manner with High ethical standards
  2. Good and courteous teacher
  3. Honest medical professional
  4. Clinical acumen
  5. Decision-making under pressure
  6. Surgical critical care aptitude
  7. Skilful Endoscopist and Excellent Laparoscopic skills
Dr.Christopher S K

Skills Summary

  1. Specialist knowledge for accurate diagnosis of a patient’s condition.
  2. Good communication skills – for speaking to the medical team, patients and their families.
  3. A bright, eager minded, manual dexterity with excellent physical skills in performing an operation.
  4. Extensive experience of preoperative and postoperative care.
  5. Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  6. Great commitment and enthusiasm for learning new skills and techniques.
  7. Leadership skills to manage a team and to train the surgeons of the future.
  8. The ability to inspire confidence in others.
  9. Emotional resilience and the ability to support a team in any difficult circumstances.
Dr.Christopher S K

Work Experience:

  1. Bhaarath Medical College and Hospital, Selaiyur Chennai
    (Jan 7th 2021 – till now)
    Assistant Professor General Surgery
    (Department of General & Laparoscopic Surgery)
  2. Dr.Jeyasekharan Medical Trust Hospital, Nagercoil
    (Jan 5th 2021 – till now)
    Visiting Consultant Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgeon
  3. Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai
    (October 3rd 2020 – till now)
    Visiting Consultant Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, GI & Laser Surgeon
  4. Chennai Meenakshi Multispeciality Hospital Mylapore, Chennai
    (August 15th 2020 – till now)
    Visiting Consultant Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, GI & Laser Surgeon
  5. Venkataeswara Hospitals Nandanam, Chennai
    (August 10th 2020 – till now)
    Visiting Consultant Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, GI & Laser Surgeon
  6. VS Hospital- Centre for Advanced Surgeries Kilpauk, Chennai
    (August 1st 2020 – till now)
    Visiting Consultant Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, GI & Laser Surgeon

BariOSS Centre (Founder & CEO):

  1. Bariatric Obesity & Metabolic Surgical Speciality Centre at Tirunelveli/Nagercoil/Tenkasi/Tuticorin (Jan 2020 till now)
    Consultant Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, GI & Laser Surgeon
  1. World Laparoscopy Hospital (WLH), Gurgaon New Delhi
    (December 1st2019 – December 31st, 2019)
    Fellow in Minimal Access Surgery and Robotic Surgery
    (Department of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery)
  1. Institute for Research into Cancer of the Digestive System(IRCAD)Lukang, Chunghwa County, Taiwan
    (September 2019 – November 2019)
    Fellow in Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
    IRCAD-Asian Institute of Telesurgery
    (Department of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery)
  1. Body-science & Metabolic disorders International (B.M.I) medical center at Taichung,Taiwan
    (March 2019 – August 2019)
    Fellow in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery
    (Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery attached to China Medical University)
  1. Al Rayan Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain
    (Feb 2017 – Feb 2019)
    Specialist Laparoscopic &General Surgery
    (Department of Laparoscopic and General Surgery)
  1. Velammal Medical College and Research Institute, Madurai
    (Feb 2015– Feb 2017)
    Assistant. Professor General Surgery
    (Department of General Surgery/ Surgical Gastroenterology)
  1. ESIC Hospital, Tirunelveli (Central Govt Organization)
    (Feb 2014- Feb2015)
    Senior Resident General Surgery- Department of General Surgery
  1. Narayana Hrudhayalaya Hospital, Bangalore
    (August-2013 till Jan-2014)
    Surgical Registrar in Department of General surgery & Gastroenterology
Dr.Christopher S K

BariOSS Centres:

BariOSS
(Bariatric Obesity & Metabolic Surgical Speciality Centre)

  1. A unit of VS Hospitals, Chennai
  2. A unit of Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai
  3. A unit of Lakshmi Madhavan Hospital, Tirunelveli
  4. A unit of Thiraviam Hospital, Nagercoil
  5. A unit of Meeran Hospital, Tenkasi
  6. A unit of Sacred Heart Hospital, Tuticorin
Dr.Christopher S K

Academic Achievements & Teaching Experience

  1.  Batch topper at FMAS training in World Laparoscopy Hospital, Delhi
  2.  Attended training workshops in Advanced Laparoscopic, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric surgery in India, Taiwan, USA and UK
  3.  Have presented more than fifteen papers in conferences in India and abroad
  4.  Has several national & international publications to his credit in indexed journals
  5.  He has conducted and has been the moderator for Laparoscopic Workshops, CME programs & Physician awareness programmes.
  6.  Faculty Trainer at Meril, Ethicon & Medtronics
  7.  He has been actively involved with teaching & training of young surgeons.
  8.  He has been delivering Health talks at various forums including electronic media and various T.V. Channels.
  9.  He has been writing articles for newspapers, health magazines regularly.
Dr.Christopher S K

Academic Programmes, Online Lectures & Awarness Programs:

  1. On July 1st 2018 on the occasion of National Doctors Day event have given a live FM speech at Puradsi FM regarding Laparoscopic Surgery and its advances.
  2.  He has been a Faculty at online Webinar Controversies in Bariatric Surgery organised by Stryker in August 2020 and was Panelist for a debate on Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Vs Mini Gastric Bypass Session.
  3.  Given a Doctor’s Interview about Obesity and its treatment options in Tharani tv channel at Tirunelveli in August 2020.
  4.  He has been a Faculty Trainer at an online Webinar conducted by Meril Endosurgery in September 2020 and was a speaker for Meril Learning series highlighting the usage of the meril products to their employees.
  5.  He has been Faculty at INDO UK Surgicon conducted by IAGES (International virtual conference) in October 2020 and was Moderator for Live Robotic Surgery Session.
  6.  He has been a speaker at Webinar (Virtual) conducted by Sun Pharma (Prohance Division) in December 2020 on the topic “Nutrition for Adult with General Weakness secondary to Obesity & Role of Nutritional Management”.
  7.  He has been a speaker at Webinar (Virtual) conducted by Abbott Nutrition in March 2021 on the topic “Bariatric Surgery & Nutritional Care in ERAS”.
  8. On Occasion of World Obesity Day March 4th 2021, have conducted a Cycle Rally at Tirunelveli which was to ensure that “EveryBODY needs Everybody” a theme for fighting against Obesity. It was a rally covering about 30km to & fro with more than 100 people participating which was Flagged Off by the district collector & IPS of Tirunelveli.
  9.  On Occasional of World Obesity Day March 4th 2021, have given a live speech at Suriyan FM about Obesity and its impact on the society in Tirunelveli.
  10.  Given an Interview about “Obesity and bariatric surgery-the need of the hour” in MAA tv channel at Tirunelveli in March 2021.
  11.  Has been a speaker at National Medical Conference Meet conducted by Dr.Sangeetha Health & Educational Group in April 2021 on the topic “Bariatric Surgery – What you should know”.
  12.  He has been a speaker at Webinar (Virtual) conducted by Signutra (Nutrition Division) in May 2021 on the topic “Obesity Prevention and Control-Role of Nutrition”.
  13.  He has been a speaker at Webinar (Virtual) conducted by Sun Pharma (Prohance Division) in June 2021 on the topic “Strenghtening Immunity with ONS”.
  14.  He has been a speaker at Webinar (Virtual) conducted by Shield Healthcare in July 2021 on the topic “Role of Nutrition in Covid Pandemic & Obesity Prevention”.
  15.  On occasion of World Kidney Day 2022, has been a speaker at Bhaarath Medical College conducted by Department of Nutrition & Dietetics in March 2022 on the topic “Obesity & Kidney Disease”.
  16. Have received Star Achievers Award-Best Bariatric Surgeon conducted by the National Integrity Cultural Academy along with Peaks Magazine in March 2022.
  17. He has been a Panelist at a Novel Panel Discussion held at Apple Tree Hotel conducted by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) & FOGSI on the topic “How to Achieve Effective Fitness” in April 2022
  18. He has been a speaker at Webinar (Virtual) conducted by VS Hospital (Center for Advanced Surgeries at Kilpauk) in April 2022 on the topic “Obesity & Bariatric Surgery”.
  19. He has been Faculty at 19th National Conference of Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSICON 2022) held at Hotel Sheraton Grand, Brigade Gateway, Bengaluru conducted by OSSI in April 2022 and was a Chair person for the session Evolving Concepts in Bariatric Surgery.
  20. Have received Life Line Health Care Award as “Best Bariatric Surgeon” conducted by Dr.Sangeetha Health & Educational Group Chennai in April 2022.
  21. He has been a speaker at Webinar (Virtual) conducted by Junior Doctor’s Wing of the Indian Medical Association(IMA) in May 2022 on the topic “Varicose Veins and its Surgical Interventions”.
Dr.Christopher S K

Specialty Interest

  1. Laparoscopic Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  2. Laparoscopic Colorectal and Hepatobiliary Surgery
  3. Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  4. Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery including Anti reflux Surgery
  5. Minimally Invasive Surgery
  6. Scar less and Single Port Surgery
  7. Endocrine, Thyroid and Breast surgery
  8. Per Oral and Axillary Laparoscopic Thyroidectomy (POET)
  9. Laser Surgery for Varicose veins, Piles, Fissures, Fistulas
  10. Robotic Surgery (Bariatrics, General Surgery and Colorectal)
Dr.Christopher S K

AREAS OF INTEREST & SPECIALIZATION

Morbid Obesity

Morbid obesity is characterized by an individual weighing more than 40 kilograms (100 pounds) over their ideal body weight, or having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. Throughout this site, the term “morbidly obese” is used to define an individual weighing more than 40 kg over their ideal body weight. Mass media and the public sometimes refer to morbid obesity using the term “severely obese.” These two terms may be used interchangeably.

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Childhood obesity is not just a cosmetic problem. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra weight often start children on the path to health problems

Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. Some types of bariatric surgeries make your stomach smaller, allowing you to eat and drink less at one time and making you feel full sooner.

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