Dr.T. Hema Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon in Bangalore

Dr.T. Hema

Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon, Bangalore


  • 30 Years Experience
  • 1 Hospital


Dr.T. Hema is a well-experienced surgeon with extensive experience in a number of surgical specialities, is working as a Senior Consultant Minimal Access and Bariatric/ Metabolic surgeon. She is an expert at performing a wide range of advanced laparoscopic, GI, Bariatric, Endocrine and Breast surgeries, with the skill, expertise and maturity of over 21 years of high volume experience and teaching.
  • Languages : English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam


Lecturer, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai November, 1995 -  March, 2003

Associate Professor, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai April, 2003 -  March, 2007

Post M.S. Registrar in Gastrointestinal surgery, T.N.M.C. and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai February, 1995 -  October, 1995

Consultant Bariatric, Endocrine and General surgeon, Columbia Asia Hospital, Yeshwantpur, Bangalore April, 2008 -  March, 2009

Senior Consultant Bariatric, Laparoscopic, Endocrine, Breast and General Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore April, 2009 -  Present


  • Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

  • General Surgery

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Breast Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Surgery


  • Abdominal Paracentesis

  • Abdominal Surgery

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding

  • Adrenal Surgery


  • OBESITY AND DIABETES: Laparoscopic and open BARIATRIC (WEIGHT LOSS) and METABOLIC (for cure/remission of DIABETES, HYPERTENSION ETC) surgery like Sleeve gastrectomy, Roux Y Gastric bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass, SADI-S, Duodenojejunal Bypass, Gastric band, Ileal Interposition and other newer procedures.
  • HERNIA: Laparoscopic. open, endoscopic and other advanced repairs of all types of external (ventral, incisional, umbilical, recurrent, obstructed, inguinal, femoral) and internal ( hiatus, diaphragmatic) HERNIA.
  • GALLBLADDER AND CBD: Laparoscopic and open surgery for GALLSTONE disease and COMMON BILE DUCT Disease.
  • BREAST: All types of mastectomies, microdochectomies and other breast surgical procedures for cancer and benign conditions.
  • ENDOCRINE SURGERIES: Thyroidectomies, parathyroidectomies (incuding MIP) and adrenalectomy.
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries like gastrectomy, resection anastomosis of small intestine, colectomies for cancer and non- cancer conditions, hepatobiliary surgeries including cholecystectomy, hepaticodochojejunostomy, lateral pancreatojejunostomy, devascularisation, splenectomy, emergency GI procedures for bleeding, perforation, obstruction, trauma, appendicectomy, etc
  • General Surgical procedures: for all types of inguino-scrotal disorders, diabetic foot, etc.


  • Has also received exclusive, hands-on Fellowship training in Bariatric, Colorectal, Endocrine and Breast Surgeries from some of the best centres in the world
  • Fellowship training in Bariatric Surgery from Cleveland Clinic, Florida under Dr Raul Rosenthal
  • Fellowship training in Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery from Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, South Korea, under the guidance of Professor Seon Hahn Kim
  • Specialised training in Breast and Endocrine Surgeries from SGPGI, Lucknow under Dr S.K. Mishra

Practice Information

Apollo Clinic, Basavanagudi

Apollo Clinic, Basavanagudi

99, Bull Temple Road, Next to Ramakrishna Ashram, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560019

Achievements & Contributions

  • She was credited with Best Paper Prize at Update Ayurveda’ 98 for her Paper on ‘Leech Therapy: A Novel Therapy for Complicated Varicose Veins’
  • She has been awarded IAGES Travelling Fellowship for training in Basic Laparoscopic Surgery
  • National Merit Scholarship, Karnataka University – S.S.C. Board. (1984)
  • National Merit Scholarship, University of Mumbai – H.S.C. Board (1986)
  • Bai Hirabai Pestanji Hormasji Cama Gold Medal in Surgery for female candidates     in Final (III) M.B.B.S.  Examination (1990), Mumbai. 
  • Dr. R.T. Desai Prize for Highest Marks in Surgery at T.N. Medical College and Nair Hospital, Mumbai in M.S. (General Surgery) Examination (1995). 
  • SILS (single incision laparoscopic surgery) – third highest scoring candidate in the course ending exam 
  • She has many publications to her credit. She has also co-authored a few papers. Few of these include
  • ‘Conservative management of Blunt Liver Trauma’ B.S. Acharya (alias Hema), et al. Indian J Surg: 2001; 63: 385-8;
  • ‘Unusual Complications of Acute Necrotising Pancreatitis – Report Of Three Cases’ B S Acharya, S Nagral. Bombay Hosp. J 2002; 44:462-4
  • ‘Primary Duodenal Tuberculosis- A Rare Cause Of Duodenal Fistulae’ BS Acharya, A Iyer, RD Bapat. Bombay Hosp. J 2002; 44:451-2
  • ‘Catecholamine Secreting Adrenal Myelolipoma’ Hema Tadimari, Anand Kumar Mishra, Sushil Gupta, Amit Agarwal. Indian J Med Sci 2006; 60
  • ICMR Short term Research Project guide (2005) for – “Incidence Of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Paralysis in Thyroid Surgery For Benign Thyroid Disease”
  • She has many scientific presentations at MASICON. Notable among them are
  • ‘PEG : Superior nutritional support in recovering head injuries’
  • ‘Leech therapy - a novel therapy for complicated varicose veins’; ‘Conservative management of Blunt Liver Trauma’
  • ‘Evaluation of Free Radicals as Prognostic Markers in Acute Pancreatitis And Hyperparathyroidism’ 
  • ‘Acute Mesentric Ischemia’; ‘ Surgery For Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Experience Over 18 Years’ ‘Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding – Indian Scenario’
  • Life Member, Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES)
  • Founder Member, Association Of Minimal Access Surgeons Of India (AMASI)
  • Life Member, Indian Medical Association
  • Life Member, All India Association for the Advancement of Research in Obesity (AIAARO)
  • Life member, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
  • Life Member, Association of Breast Surgeons of India (ABSI)
  • Member, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)