Dr.N.S. Balaji Gastrointestinal Surgeon in Chennai

Dr.N.S. Balaji
Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Chennai

MS, FRCS (England), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (UGI), M.D. (USA)

  • 1 Hospital
  • MS General surgery postgraduate trainee(1994-1997)
  • Basic Surgical Rotation- Derriford Hospital- Plymouth UK(1998-2000)
  • Foregut Research Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles(2000-2002)
  • Mentored by Professor Tom R DeMeester MD FACS
  • Higher Surgical training Programme- West Midlands, UK(2003-2008)
  • Subspecialty interest in Oesophago-Gastric and Bariatric surgery
  • Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon – GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore, India(2008-2009)
  • Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon – Global Heath City, Chennai, India(2010)


  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Bariatric Surgery


  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery


  • Pathophysiology 
  • Investigation of Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) 
  • Motility disorders of the Oesophagus
  • Oesophageal Manometry, Impedance testing and Ambulatory pH monitoring
  • Surgery for GORD (Lap Antireflux surgery)
  • Surgery for Cancer of the Stomach
  • Surgery for Cancer of the Oesophagus
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery


  • MS, FRCS (England), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (UGI), M.D. (USA)
  • MBBS from Coimbatore Medical College, India, 1993
  • MS (Gen Surgery) from Calicut Medical College, India, 1997
  • FRCS (Glasgow), 1998
  • FRCS (England), 1999
  • FRCS (Intercollegiate Board- UK- General, Upper GI and Hepatobiliary surgery), 2007
  • MD - Research degree based on research in Upper GI surgery- Los Angeles, USA, 2008

Practice Information

MIOT Hospitals, Chennai

MIOT Hospitals, Chennai

4/112, Mount Poonamalle Road, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600089

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Mentored by Professor Tom R DeMeester, Professor Jeffrey H.Peters and colleagues.MAJOR PROJECT I: “The use of Pancreatic Polypeptide response to sham Feeding and Pharmacological stimulation as a marker for vagal integrity”. A case controlled study with 75 subjects in 3 study arms”.MAJOR PROJECT II: “The use of Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance technology in the diagnosis of Gastroesophageal reflux disease and motility disorders of the oesophagus
  • SAGES research grant 2001, EAES travel fellowship grant 2006ALS (Association of lap Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland) – Grant - 2008AUGIS (Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland) – Grant -200810 original papers in peer reviewed surgical journals9 oral presentations in international surgical meetings> 30 abstracts, poster publications in international meetingsBook chapters in medical and surgical gastroenterology textbooksDelivered invited te
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic surgeons (IAGES)
  • International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)
  • Obesity Surgical Society of India (OSSI)