Dr. Balasubramaniam Ramana is a senior surgeon specialised in hernia and bariatric surgery, having been a general and advanced laparoscopic surgeon for more than two decades. He is the Founder of the AWR Surgeons Community that has revolutionised modern hernia surgery in India and other countries.
He is also the President of the International Bariatric Club, Asia-Pacific region and is the Chairman of the IBC Academy. He is associated with Apollo Gleneagles Hospital and Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata. Read more.. He visits Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi as an AWR specialist in the department of IMAS and does very complex procedures there. In the field of AWR, Dr. Ramana travels extensively across India and the world and conducts workshops, courses and conferences for surgeons of all levels.
He is the pioneer of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in India and is part of the first global group of surgeons publishing the results of the eTEP retromuscular repairs (Belyansky I, Daes J, Radu VG, Balasubramanian R, Reza Zahiri H, Weltz AS, Sibia US, Park A, Novitsky Y, 2017. A novel approach using the enhanced-view totally extraperitoneal (eTEP) technique for laparoscopic retromuscular hernia repair. Surg Endosc 32:1525–1532).
Among advanced lap procedures, his experience has spanned surgeries on oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, biliary system, colorectal and even other specialities like urology and gynecology (in the past).
Dr. Ramana is known to be frank and honest in all his dealings with patients and others, and treats patients with kindness and consideration. He considers his main asset as the trust he has captured in his long associations with surgeons at all levels as well as thousands of patients.[shrink]