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Prof. Muthukumaran Rangarajan

Professor of Surgery; Consultant GI & Laparoscopic
Annamalai University (Chidambaram); Kovai Medical Center (Coimbatore)
PO Box # 3209, Avanashi Road, Coimbatore, India

Brief Biography:

Second name: Rangarajan

First Name: Muthukumaran

Date of Birth: 8 May 1968

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Dr. Shila Rangarajan

Child (one son): Eason Rangarajan; born 1999

Nationality: Indian

Contact Address:  

Kovai Medical Center

P.O.Box #3209

Avanashi Road

Coimbatore - 641014

Tamil Nadu



Tel: 0091-422-4323672

Mobile: 0091-9842320672

Email: rangy68@gmail.com

 Home Address: 

FF-1, B Block

Swapnalok , Parsn Apt.

Nanjundapuram Road

Coimbatore 641014.

Ph: 0091-422-4308072

WORK PROFILE                       

Areas of Specialization

1. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

2. Laparoscopic appendectomy

3. Laparoscopic hernia repair

4. Laparoscopic vagotomy/gastrojejunostomy

5. Laparoscopic APR

6. Laparoscopic colonic resections

7. Laparoscopic orchidectomy

8. Laparoscopic hysterectomy

9. Laparoscopic oopherectomy

10. Laparoscopic fundoplication

11. Single Incision Surgeries (cholecystectomy, ventral hernia repair, hysterectomy, oopherectomy, ovarian cystectomy)


Pursuing academic research has been my passion and strength in recent years. Not only does my research help in keeping abreast with the latest medical and surgical advancements and techniques but it also helps in enabling me in my clinical work. I can divide my academic activities into two areas – teaching and organizing laparoscopy training courses.


Teaching basically involves Clinical Demonstrations, Operative Procedure Demonstrations, Theory Classes and Inter-department Discussions.

1. Undergraduate teaching (MBBS)

2. Postgraduate teaching (Master of Surgery) – including being a guide for thesis

3. Teaching for ‘Master of Pharmacy’ program – including being a guide for thesis

4. Teaching for both ‘Bachelor & Master of Dental Surgery’ students

5. Teaching for ‘Bachelor in Nursing’ students

6. Teaching for ‘Bachelor & Master of Physiotherapy’ students

Laparoscopy training courses

1. Faculty for ‘Basic Training in Laparoscopic Surgery’ held once every month at GEM Hospital & Research Institute, Coimbatore, India

2. Faculty for ‘Advanced Training in Laparoscopic Surgery’ held once every 3 months at GEM Hospital & Research Institute, Coimbatore, India

3. Examiner for ‘Fellowship in Minimally Access Surgery’ – awarded by the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India



1. Life Member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA)

2. Life Member of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

3. Life Member of the Indian Red Cross Society

4. Life Member of the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)

5. Member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

6. Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

7. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

8. Fellow of the International Medical Sciences Academy (FIMSA)

9. Editorial Board of World Journal of Surgical Procedures (WJSP)

10. WebmedCentral Faculty in Laparoscopy speciality



1. Palanivelu C, Rangarajan M. "The Essentials in Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery" (published by Springer; edited by Prof. Amulya K. Saxena and Prof. Micheal E. Höllwarth)

          - Laparoscopic Mesh Splenopexy

          - Laparoscopic management of pancreatic pseudocysts

2. “Art of Laparoscopic Surgery - Text Book & Atlas” (2005; edited by Prof. C. Palanivelu)

Chapters written:

          - Laparoscopic mesh splenopexy for ‘wandering’ spleen

          - Laparoscopy in pregnancy

          - Laparoscopic management of gastric volvulus

          - Laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric malignancies - current  


          - Laparoscopic appendicectomy

          - Laparoscopic surgery for benign tumors of the stomach

          - Robotics in laparoscopic surgery

          - Laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy for Wilkie`s syndrome

          - Tuberculosis of the abdomen

          - Laparoscopic management malrotation of gut

3. Operative Manual of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery – 2nd Edition (2005; edited by Prof. C. Palanivelu)


1. Ryan L. Kau, Michael L. Hinni. Giant Fibrolipoma of the Esophagus. International Journal of Otolaryngology.

2. Waseem Memon, Tariq Wahab Khanzada, Abdul Samad, M. Hussain Laghari. Complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Isra University Hospital, Hyderabad. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences.

3. Yi Miao, et al. Totally laparoscopic Roux-en-Y cystojejunostomy as a sole treatment option for pancreatic pseudocysts:a report of four cases. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques.

4. Muhammad Zubair, M. Ali Channa, Masoom Raza Mirza, Lubna Habib. Is biopsy needed in every gastritis found during endoscopy? Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences.

5. Malignancy in a cryptorchid testis with renal agenesis (A case report). Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma & Acute Care.

6. Infected pseudocysts presenting as an abdominal mass: a case report. World journal of Pediatrics.

7. Pneumoperitoneum Secondary to Gastric Perforation After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Southern Medical Journal.

8. Masood Jawaid, Naeem Ahmed, Zubia Masood, Bilal Hasan Rizvi, Hina A Razzak. Patients Experiences and Satisfaction from Surgical Out Patient Department of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences.

9. Zahid Mehmood, Anis Subhan, Shahid Rasul . Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (SILS). Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences.

10. An unusual foreign body in an adult cricopharynx – a rare first case report. Expert␣Review␣of␣Respiratory␣Medicine␣␣

11. (Utd-62447) Somuncu Erkan , Cancan Polat Gülden , Karataş Adem. Haemorrhage Into Mesenteric Cysts Mimicking An Acute Appendicitis. Case Reports In Surgery

12. Rogers AD. Gastric  Volvulus  And  Eventration  Of  The  Diaphragm. Case Reports In Surgery


Academic positions:

1. Professor of Surgery & Chief of Unit II

Rajah Muthiah Medical College

Annamalai University

Annamalainagar 608 002

Tamil Nadu, India.

Ph: 0091-4144-238010


2. Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology &

Laparoscopy K.R.Hospital

#5, Murugan Street

Chidambaram 608 001

Tamil Nadu, India

Ph: 0091-4144-221171


3. Visiting Professor

Arupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital

Cuddalore Main Road 




4. Member, Academic Council

Annamalai University

Annamalainagar 608 002 

Tamil Nadu, India


5. Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology &


Kovai Medical Center

PO Box 3209, Avanashi Road 

Coimbatore 614014

Tamil Nadu, India

Ph: 0091-422-4323672


Research interests:

Published several article in laparoscopic surgery; latest interest is in 'Single Incision Surgery'


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Brilliant and forward-thinking, aiming to revitalize medical education and standards.