Dr. Hema T, a 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.
In a career spanning over 21 years, majority of it in a high volume teaching hospital in Mumbai, she has performed well over 16000 laparoscopic and open surgical procedures. These include:
Whole range of Bariatric/ Metabolic surgeries like Sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric bypass, Gastric band, ileal interposition and other procedures
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
All types of mastectomies, microdochectomies and other breast surgical procedures for cancer and benign conditions.
Endocrine surgeries like all types of thyroidectomies, parathyroidectomies (incuding MIP) and adrenalectomy.
General Surgical procedures for all types of hernias, perianal disorders, inguino-scrotal disorders, etc.
She completed her basic and advanced laparoscopic training from the prestigious GEM hospital, Coimbatore under the expert guidance of the world famous Dr C. Palanivelu.
She was accepted for and completed her extensive, hands on Bariatric/ Metabolic surgical training from 2 of the best centres in the world – Cleveland Clinic, Florida where she worked with the dynamic Dr Raul Rosenthal, and then at the Centre for Obesity and Diabetes Surgery (CODS) at Mumbai where she was trained by Dr Muffazal Lakdawala. She has experience with hundreds of cases of Lap Band, Sleeve gastrectectomy, Gastric Bypass, Duodenal switch (BPD-DS), duodeno-jejunal bypass, re –do bariatric surgery, etc. from this dedicated training.
In addition, she is one of the few surgeons trained and performing Ileal interposition surgery for cure of Diabetes Mellitus, after training with Dr Ugale (India’s first pioneer of this technique) at Kirloskar Hospital, Hyderabad.
She has completed Fellowship training in Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery from Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, South Korea, under the guidance of the world renowned Professor Seon Hahn Kim.M
She also received advanced specialised training in Breast and Endocrine Surgeries from India’s first dedicated endocrine and breast post graduate course and department at SGPGI, Lucknow under the pioneering and visionary surgeon Dr S.K. Mishra.
She is trained in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS; stood third in the exam).
She was formerly working as faculty in a 1800 bedded public hospital in Mumbai – KEM Hospital, initially as a lecturer, then as Associate Professor and Head of Unit in Dept of Surgery.
She is trained in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS; stood third in the exam) and Metabolic Surgery (Ileal Transposition) for treatment of Diabetes.
She has also worked as a lecturer, Assistat Professor.