GEM Institute of Gastroenterology, Minimal Access & Robotic Surgery
GEM Digestive Diseases Foundation – Charitable Trust
Development Speciality Medicine – Laparoscopic Surgery in India
Dr Palanivelu was first to introduce Iaparoscopic surgery in south India. He was instrumental in popularizing this new branch of medicine in India. He applied Iaparoscopic technique to all types of surgery including cancer surgery
Laparoscopic Revolution- A must for India
Laparoscopic surgery is most beneficial to the poor laborers and farmers as they recover quickly from surgery without pain and go back to work early to earn their livelihood. Making it possible to provide Laparoscopic surgery at affordable cost through his innovations has been the essence of his contribution to Medicine
Born in a poor family of agricultural workers, he completed primary education overcoming great difficulties. But this motivated him to do service to the poor through free medical camps and treating thousands of poor patients. He also trained hundreds of rural surgeons.
Held in High esteem by peers
He has been a great guru and guiding force to all Laparoscopic surgeons and was accorded the title of “Beeshmacharya” by the Association of Minimal access surgeons of India. He is not only a top achiever in the medical field but also a great social worker, writenscientist and a visionary.
Any surgeon if asked undoubtedly will say
‘Coimbatore is the Mecca of laproscopic surgery’
‘Dr C Palanivelu is the best Iaparoscopic surgeon, teacher, philosopher and guide in India.’
Dr BC Roy National Awardee under the category of development of specialty medicine namely laparoscopic surgery in 2006.
First Indian to win Silver Medal in the international Olympic minimal access surgery competition in 2009 in Phoenix USA.
Innovated over 20 new operative techniques which are considered world’s best and the videos of these procedures are included in the teaching resources of American College of Surgeons, American gastrointestinal SAGES university, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg, Korean, Chineese and Japaneese universities.
Authored many books in surgery which are of international repute. For the first time in Indian medical history, his books got published in various languages -Spanish, Chineese, Korean etc.
First Indian surgeon who was accorded the privilege to operate and teach in various countries without formal training in the respective countries including UK, USA, and many.