Dr. Christopher SK

Dr.Christopher is a Board-Certified Surgeon with more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of Laparoscopic & Minimally Invasive Surgery. He has excellent skills to perform both Basic and Advanced laparoscopic procedures. Dr.Christopher Tirunelveli 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 Tamilnadu.


Dr.Christopher Tirunelveli 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 Tirunelveli 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.

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.

Dr.Christopher Tirunelveli has great 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 1stsurgeon 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. You can connect with Dr.Christopher Tirunelveli  on following social media:-







Educational Qualifications
  • MBBS from prestigious J.J.M Medical College Davangere (2003-2009)
  • D.N.B. General Surgery (2010-2013) from Baptist Hospital Bangalore, a unit of Christian Medical College Vellore
  • 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
  • FMAS: Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery from the prestigious Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI) in November 2016
  • FACRSI:Fellow of Association of Colo Rectal Surgeons of India in September 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • FACS:Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL U.S.A in October 2018
  • FAIS:Fellowship of Association of surgeons of India. Apex body for Surgeons in India in December 2018
  • 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
  • FRSPH: Fellow of Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), is the longest-established public health organization in the UK in September 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • FICRS (Fellowship in International College of Robotic Surgeons) from World Laparoscopy Hospital in December 2019 internationally recognized by SAGES, WALS and EAES.
  • F.MAS(Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)from World Laparoscopy Hospital in December 2019 internationally recognized by SAGES, WALS and EAES.
  • D.MAS (Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery) from World Laparoscopy Hospital in December 2019 internationally recognized by SAGES, WALS and EAES.

Specialized Training

  • 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
  • Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery training from IRCAD-Asian Institute of Telesurgery under Prof.Michael Lin
  • Colorectal Surgery training from IRCAD-Asian Institute of Telesurgery under Prof.OuJin-Chung
  • Colorectal Surgery training from China Medical University under Prof.Tzu-Liang Chen
  • Per-oral endoscopic thyroidectomy (POET) training from IRCAD-Asian Institute of Telesurgery underProf.WuHurng-sheng
  • Robotic Surgery training fromda Vinci Minimally Invasive Surgery Center Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan under Prof.Cheng-Ming Peng.
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) training from Mohak Bariatric Centre Indore under Dr.Mohit Bhandari and Dr.MathiasFobi
  • 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
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation training for Varicose Veins done under Prof.MaunilBhutaa pioneer in Laser Varicose Vein Surgery at East Point Hospital Bangalore

Professional Affiliations

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

Skill Highlights

  • Good bedside manner with High ethical standards
  • Good and courteous teacher
  • Honest medical professional
  • Clinical acumen
  • Decision-making under pressure
  • Surgical critical care aptitude
  • Skilful Endoscopist and Excellent Laparoscopic skills

Skills Summary

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

Academic Achievements & Teaching Experience

  • Attended training workshops in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery in India, Taiwan, USA and UK
  • Have presented more than fifteen papers in conferences in India and abroad
  • Has several national & international publications to his credit in indexed journals
  • He has conducted and has been the moderator for Laparoscopic Workshops, CME programs & Physician awareness programmes.
  • Faculty Trainer at Meril, Ethicon & Medtronics
  • He has been actively involved with teaching & training of young surgeons.
  • He has been delivering Health talks at various forums including electronic media and various T.V. Channels.
  • He has been writing articles for newspapers, health magazines regularly.

Specialty Interest

  • Laparoscopic Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal and Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery including Anti reflux Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Scar less and Single Port Surgery
  • Endocrine, Thyroid and Breast surgery
  • Per Oral and Axillary Laparoscopic Thyroidectomy (POET)
  • Laser Surgery for Varicose veins, Piles, Fissures, Fistulas
  • Robotic Surgery (Bariatrics, General Surgery and Colorectal)


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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