Dr. James ZachariahPulimuttil is a renowned Bariartic and Metobic surgeon and brings over 24 years of rich clinical experience. He hasextensive experience in performingLaparoscopic surgery and has done oversuccessful 160 bariatric procedures in his career.
He completed the clinicalBariatric 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 trainingat Christian Medical Colleges (Vellore & Ludhiana)underthe guidance of renowned surgeons. Healso 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
MS FACS, FICS, FMAS, FIAS
Fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
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)
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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