Dr. James Zachariah Pulimuttil

Qualification - MS FACS, FICS, FMAS, FIAS

Specialization - General Surgeon

Designation - Specialist

Location - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hospital(s) - Zulekha Hospital Dubai

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Career Profile

  • Dr. James Zachariah Pulimuttil is a renowned Bariartic and Metobic surgeon and brings over 24 years of rich clinical experience. He has extensive experience in performing Laparoscopic surgery and has done over successful 160 bariatric procedures in his career. 
  • He completed the clinical Bariatric And Metabolic Surgery Fellowship under the world famous specialist and pioneer of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery - Prof. Wei-Jei Lee of Taiwan. 
  • He established one of the leading Laparoscopic Surgery departments in an NABH certified corporate facility, in coastal Andhra, doing routine and advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries from 2006.
  • He obtained training at Christian Medical Colleges (Vellore & Ludhiana) under the guidance of renowned surgeons. He also served as a faculty in General Surgery at the same institution for over three years after his training. 
  • Dr. Zachariah, received the award of Outstanding International Bariatric Fellow - 2015 at Taiwan, for his outstanding work and contribution in the field of his expertise.
  • He has been keenly involved in research studies on bariatric and metabolic procedures and has published several papers in the international journals as well as presented several papers at the international conferences.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Mini-Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery -(Inguinal, Incisional And Umbilical)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery For Gall Stone Diseases, Cbd Exploration
  • Laparoscopic Colectomies (Large bowel surgery)
  • Thyroid Surgery - MIVATS ( Key Hole Thyroid Surgery)
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Complex Anal Fistulas and Ano-rectal Abscesses (LIFT procedure)
  • Hemorrhoids (PILES) - Stapler surgery, DHAL, etc Surgical management of Cancer Colon

Awards & Achievements

  • Outstanding International Bariatric Fellow 2015, at Taiwan, for his excellent work and contribution in the field. 

Research and Publications

  • Compared to Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal–Jejunal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy Gives Better Glycemic Control in T2DM Patients, with a Lower β-Cell Response and Similar Appetite Sensations: Mixed-Meal Study (FIRST AUTHOR, Obesity Surgery 2016 
  • Preoperative Predication of Type 2 Diabetes Remissionafter Gastric Bypass Surgery: A Comparison of Diarem Scores and ABCD Scores. (CO-AUTHOR, Obesity Surgery 2016
  • Response to the Comment: Laparo-Endoscopic Gastrostomy (LEG) drainage in the management of Gastric leak following Sleeve Gastrectomy. FIRST AUTHOR, Obesity Surgery - 2016 Mar;26(3):622-3.
  • Laparo-Endoscopic Gastrostomy (LEG) drainage in the management of Gastric leak following Sleeve Gastrectomy. FIRST AUTHOR, Obesity Surgery 2015, Nov;25(11):2213-8.
  • ABCD score in predicting the long term remission of T2DM following Metabolic Surgery (IFSO- APC 2015, S. Korea) - paper presentation
  • Metabolic surgery in non-obese Asian T2DM patients. (IFSO- APC 2015, S. Korea) - paper presentation
  • Gastric Bypass surgery in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus- A case report. (IFSO- APC 2015, S. Korea) - paper presentation



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