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Dr. Balasubramaniam Ramana

MS, DNB, FRCS, FIBC, FACS Consultant

  • SpecialityGeneral Surgery, Robotic Surgery

  • HospitalKolkata - Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences


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Brief Profile

Dr. Balasubramaniam is a senior bariatric and AWR surgeon based out of Kolkata, India. He is a specialist in abdominal wall reconstruction in open, laparoscopic and robotic platforms. His current preferences of approach lean more towards robotics, owing to higher quality visualisation and surgical precision.

Dr. Balasubramaniam has been at the forefront of advanced laparoscopic surgery for nearly 3 decades and has done over 25,000 cases, including laparoscopic biliary-enteric anastomoses, fundoplications, Whipple’s, total colectomy, axillary endoscopic neck surgery, retroperitoneoscopic urology and other advanced procedures.

He is now exclusively focused on minimally invasive bariatric surgery and hernia surgery.


  • MS
  • DNB
  • FRCS
  • FIBC
  • FACS

Post held in past

  • Senior Consultant, Department of General, Robotic & AWR Surgery, Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata

Fields of Expertise

  • Robotic, Laparoscopic and open Hernia and Weight loss surgery

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Surgeons’ Community from 2017 to current
  • Society of American Gastro-intestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) from 2006 to current
  • European Hernia Society from 2019 to current
  • Americas Hernia Society from 2019to current
  • British Hernia Society from 2019 to current
  • International Hernia Collaboration from 2012 to current
  • American College of Surgeons from 2017 to 2018
  • Asia-Pacific Hernia Society from 2016 to current
  • Hernia Society of India from 2016 to current
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery from 2015 to 2017
  • International Bariatric Club from 2012 to current
  • Indian Association of Gastro-intestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (IAGES) from 2002 to current
  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) from 2001 to current
  • International Society of Surgery from 2009 to current
  • ANZ Hernia from 2020 to current
  • Indian Medical Association from 2000 to current


  • Arora, E., Kukleta, J. & Ramana, B. A Detailed History of Retromuscular Repairs for Ventral Hernias: A Story of Surgical Innovation. World J Surg 46, 409-415 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-021-06362-3
  • Khetan M, Dey A, Bindal V, Suviraj J, Mittal T, Kalhan S, Malik VK, Ramana B. e- TEP repair for midline primary and incisional hernia: technical considerationsand initial experience. Hernia. 2021 Apr 7. doi: 10.1007/s10029-021-02397-6
  • Ramana, B. & Dube, B. The Issues of Post Lichtenstein Chronic Groin Pain.World J. Surg. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s0026802105977w, 2021
  • Gandhi, J., Churiwala, J. J & Ramana, B. AWR (Hernia) Surgery in India: an Update. Ind. J. Surg. doi: 10.1007/s12262021027313 (2021)
  • Ramana, B., Arora, E. & Belyansky, I. Signs and landmarks in eTEP RivesStoppa repair of ventral hernias. Hernia (2020). doi:10.1007/s10029020022164
  • Arora E, Ramana B. Safety in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. In: Tantia O, Chaudhuri T, eds. Safety in Minimal Access Surgery Evidence and Recommendations. 1st ed. ; 2021:235-249. Available at https://www.jaypeebrothers.com/pgDetails.aspx?cat=s&book_id=9789390595570.
  • B. Ramana and Michael Rosen. Complex hernias: an overview. Surg.Gastroenterol. Ed Haribhakti S, 3rd ed., 2019
  • B. Ramana and Ankit Mishra: Loss of domain. Surgical Gastroenterol., Ed Haribhakti S, 3rd edition, 2019
  • B. Ramana and Ankit Mishra: Epigastric, paraumbilical, lumbar and incisional hernias.Surgical Gastroenterol. Ed Haribhakti S, 3rd edition, 2019
  • Ramana B, Sinha R, Jacob B, Towfigh S, Rosin D. Acronyms Use in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Introduction to a New Language. World J Surg. 2020;44(1):78-83. doi:10.1007/s00268-019-05221-6
  • Ramana B, Arora E. Loss of Domain: Going Beyond the Stewart Test. World J Surg. 2020;44(4):1079-1080. doi:10.1007/s00268-019-05303-5
  • Balasubramanian R. Concomitant bariatric surgery and component separation: Historical advance or a blunder?. J Minim Access Surg. 2018;14(3):259-260. doi:10.4103/jmas.JMAS_223_17
  • I. Belyansky, J. Daes, V. Gheorghe Radu, R. Balasubramaniam, H. Reza Zahiri, A. S. Weltz, U. S. Sibia, A.Park, Y. Novitsky. A novel approach using the enhancedview totally extraperitoneal (eTEP) technique for laparoscopic retromuscular hernia repair. Surg. Endosc. 32 (2018). doi: 10.1007/ s0046401758402
  • Ramana B. Suprapubic Incisional Hernias: Is Open Surgery a Standard?.
  • World J Surg. 2017;41(6):1475. doi:10.1007/s00268-017-3979-6
  • B. Ramana: Robotics in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Monograph on Robotics & SILS, Max Healthcare, New Delhi, India (2017) Kular, K. S., Prasad, A., Ramana, B. et al. Petersen's hernia after mini (one anastomosis) gastric bypass. J. Visc. Surg. 153, 321 (2016) doi: 10.1016/j.jviscsurg.2016.05.010
  • Ramana B. Radical laparoscopic treatment for liver hydatidosis. World J Surg. 2013;37(10):2393. doi:10.1007/s00268-013-2151-1
  • Ramana B. Henna as a durable preoperative skin marker. World J Surg. 2011;35(2):316-317.doi:10.1007/s00268-010-0879-4
  • B. Ramana Laparoscopy in Abdominal Tuberculosis. World J. Surg. (2011)
  • Ramana B. Malaria: who is at fault?. World J Surg. 2007;31(11):2072-2074. doi:10.1007/s00268-007-9238-5
  • B. Ramana. Modified technique of laparoscopic intraperitoneal hernioplasty for irreducible scrotal hernias. World J.Surg. (2007). doi: 10.1007/s0026800790970

Key Procedures Performed

  • Robotic bariatric surgery
  • Robotic Abdominal Wall Reconstruction surgery
  • Robotic hernia surgery
  • Robotic complex hernia surgery
  • Robotic re do surgery

Rare/ Unique Skills

  • President, Asia Pacific, International Bariatric Club
  • Chairman, IBC Academy
  • Founder President, AWR Surgeons Trust
  • Founder Trustee, IBC Asia-Pacific Trust
  • Founder Director, Upsurge Healthcare Private Limited
  • Member of International Advisory Board, Hernia Journal
  • Member of Board of Governors, AWR Academy
  • Chairman, SurgEd, a teaching platform for students of surgery
  • Editor-in-Chief, Arcuate Lines

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Bengali