Dr.V.Balaji MBBS MS FRCS [Eng] FRCS [Edin] FRCS [Gen] FICS
Dr.Venugopal Balaji was born in the year 1963 and had is undergraduate medical education at Madras Medical College Chennai. He graduated in the year 1986 and joined post graduate surgical training immediately at Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital Chennai. He passed out in 1989 and left for United Kingdom for further higher surgical training.
He obtained FRCS from Royal college of Surgeons of England in 1989 and FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in1990. In 1997 he was first overseas candidate to obtain FRCS from Inter Collegiate Board of Royal Colleges. In the same year in recognition of his excellent academic performance he was elected Fellow of International College of Surgeons by the European Section of the college.
His training in U.K included various aspects of vascular surgery and Transplantation surgery.
He also had a short spell of training at University of Minnesota Hospitals Minneapolis USA in pancreas transplantation.
He also had training in endovascular surgery at Cologne Germany.
He has authored and co-authored more than 25 publications in general, vascular and transplantation surgery in various international journals.
He has presented papers in many national and international conferences had has been an invited faculty for many scientific gatherings.
He returned to India in early 1999 and since then has started a dedicated vascular surgical unit at Apollo Hospitals Chennai.
- His special interests include
- Lower limb revascularization
- Carotid Endarterectomy under regional anesthesia
- Minimally invasive vascular Surgery
- Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
- Endoscopic Venous Surgery for Venous Insufficiency.
- Complex angio access surgery for haemodialysis
- Diabetic Foot problems