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Head, Department of HPB Surgery,
Department of Minimal Access Surgery & Liver Transplantation

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GEM Hospital & Research Centre,
MGR Road, Perungudi, Chennai- 600 096


  • MBBS : PSG Institute of Medical Science & Research Centre, Coimbatore. 1998
  • MS (General Surgery) : Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.2004
  • DNB (General Surgery): Coimbatore Medical College,Coimbatore 2004
  • MRCS : Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2005
  • DNB (GI Surgery) : GEM Hospital & Research Centre, Coimbatore, 2008
  • FACS : American College of Surgeons, 2011
  • FMAS : Fellow of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
  • FAIS : Fellow of Association of Surgeons of India


  • Academic
    Divisional Head, Department of Hepato Pancreato Biliary, Liver Transplant & Minimal Access Surgery,
    GEM Hospital & Research Centre, Chennai, INDIA
  • Organisation
    Expert Committee Member, Asian-Pacific Laparoscopic Hepatectomy Promotion and Development Expert Committee
    Treasurer – AMASI Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
  • Member
    Executive Committee member – IASG Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Executive Committee member – IHPBA INDIA Indian chapter of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association


  • Dr. Aasirvada Nadar Memorial gold medal
    Standing 1st in The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai – Final MBBS OG exam in 1998
  • Young Investigator Award
    14th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery held at Yokohama, Japan, 2-5 September 2008 for the Paper Titled “Laparoscopic Choledochal Cyst Excision and Hepaticojejunostomy”
  • Gold Medal in the DNB Surgical Gastroenterology
    Securing the 1st Place in the Final Examination,2008 conducted by National Board of Examinations, New Delhi
  • First Surgeon in the World to perform live webcast of Laparoscopic Whipple’s surgery, April 2014
  • Best Paper Award at the World Congress of IHPBA 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil for his work on the paper titled
    “Randomized controlled trial of Laparoscopic and open Pancreaticoduodectomy”
  • Best Poster Award at the 6th Bennial Congress of the Asia-Pacific Hepato-pancreato-Biliary Association & 29th Meeting of Japanese society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery held at Yokohama, Japan, 7-10 June 2017 for the Poster titled “Initial Experience of the artery first approach in laparoscopic Pancreatoduodenectomy”


  • Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery (HPB)
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Teaching Minimal Access & HPB Surgery to the General surgeons


  • Surgery for Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract A Step by Step approach
    Chapter Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Reduced Port Laparoscopic Surgery – from Springer Publication
    Chapter Pancreatico-Jejunostomy
  • Laparoscopic hepatic surgery Art of Laparoscopic Surgery (Liver)


Dr. P. Senthilnathan has been a regular faculty in National and International conferences in the field of Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimal Access Surgery since 2008. He has a rich academic and operating experience in various skill courses, workshops and major conferences. He organizes regular training programmes in laparoscopic surgery, HPB surgery and GI Oncosurgery. Dr. P. Senthilnathan has been the operating faculty in more than 75 surgical workshops and he is one of the highly sought after resource person in this field. He has been invited to deliver oration and lectured in various National and International conferences which now amounts to more than 130.

  • Invited Faculty for various national & international conference including IHPBA, AETE (Asian Endosscopic Task Force, Japan), ELSA.
  • International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA) Indian Chapter Annual Meet Ahmedabad, 2005
  • World congress of International Hepato Pancreato Billiary Surgeons (IHPBA – 2008), Mumbai 28February – 3 March 2008.
  • Plenary Session paper at 10th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Paris, France, July 1-5, 2012. Comparison of pathological radicality betweenopen and laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy in a tertiary centre.
  • 11th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Seoul, Korea, March 22-27, 2014
  • AMASI (Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India) Skill courses.
  • GEM Minimally Invasive Training Courses
  • National conference of Indian chapter of International hepato pancreato biliary association (IHPBA) 25-26 Nov 2011, Bhopal
  • IHPBAINDIA 2014, Mumbai 09th – 12th January 2014
  • UAE Cancer Congress 2014, Inaugural Session of Middle East and North Africa Chapter of IHPBA & EAHPBA and UAE Cancer Congress GI Session Program Program Thursday, 30th October to 1st November 2014, Dubai
  • Annual conference of Indian chapter of International Hepato-Pancreato-Billiary Association, IHPBAINDIA 2015, Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, India, 27th February – 1st March 2015
  • 5th Biennial Congress of Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA), Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singaproe,18-21 March


  • Dr. .A.Nagarajan-Dr.J.W.Ebnesh Bensam Oration 2014, 24th April 2014, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu.
    Topic:”Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery-How far can we go?
  • Dr.Jaganathan Oration – 38th Annual Conference of TAmilnadu and Pondicherey Chapter Association of Surgeons of ASICON 2014 at Chennai – topic is “Bile Duct Injuries during Cholecyctectomy Primum Non nocere”
  • Dr. B.Narasaiah Oration 2016, 3rd & 4th September 2016, 2nd Telangana State ASICON 2016, Hyderabad, Telangana. Topic:” Bile Duct Injuries- Primum Non Nocere


Besides he has been the organising committee member for various conferences and programmes includes

  • Organising Secretary – AMASICON 2012, 7th International Conference of Association of MinimalAccess Surgeons of India from 19th – 22nd July 2012, Coimbatore
  • Organising Secretary – IHPBAINDIA 2013, Coimbatore, Feb 15 to 17th 2013 – 10th Annual Conference of Indian Chapter of International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • Course Convener -9th Certificate Coure in HEPATO – PANCREATO – BILIARY SURGERY conducted by Indian chapter of International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association from 29th July to 2nd August, 2015, Coimbatore
  • Organising Secretary – IASGCON 2016, 26th Annual Conference of Indian Association of The Surgical Gastroenterology from 6th to 9th October 2016, Coimbatore


Dr. P. Senthilnathan has published more than 50 research articles in various reputed International journals. His field of research includes Pancreatic and Liver Cancers, Minimally Invasive HPB surgeryand GI Oncology. Some of the recently published articles are as follows.

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in cirrhotic patients: the role of subtotal cholecystectomy and its variants. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Aug;203(2):145-51.
  • Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy: technique and outcomes. J Am Coll Surg.2007 Aug;205(2):222-30.
  • Transvaginal endoscopic appendectomy in humans: a unique approach to NOTES-world’s first report. Surg Endosc. 2008 May;22(5):1343-7.
  • Transumbilical flexible endoscopic cholecystectomy in humans: first feasibility study using a hybrid technique. Endoscopy. 2008 May;40(5):428-31.
  • Transumbilical endoscopic appendectomy in humans: on the road to NOTES: a prospective study. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008 Aug;18(4):579-82.
  • Laparoscopic management of choledochal cysts: technique and outcomesa retrospective study of 35 patients from a tertiary center. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Dec;207(6):839-46.
  • Laparoscopic management of a retroperitoneal duodenal perforation following ERCP for periampullary cancer. JSLS. 2008 Oct-Dec;12(4):399-402.
  • NOTES: Transvaginal endoscopic cholecystectomy in humans-preliminary report of a case series. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr;104(4):843-7.
  • Evolution in techniques of laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy: a decade long experience from a tertiary center. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2009;16(6):731-40.
  • Laparoendoscopic single-site lateral pancreaticojejunostomy. Pancreatology. 2011;11(5):500-5
  • Single incision multi-trocar hepatic cyst excision with partial splenectomy. J Minim Access Surg. 2013 Apr;9(2):91-4.
  • Long-term results of hepatic hydatid disease managed using palanivelu hydatid system: Indian experience in tertiary center. Surg Endosc. 2014 Jun 6.
  • Laparoscopic pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy in paediatric age for solid pseudopapillaryneoplasm of head of the pancreas – case report. Pancreatology. 2014 Nov-Dec;14(6):550-2.
  • Long-term results of laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic and periampullary cancer-experience of 130 cases from a tertiary-care center in South India. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Apr;25(4):295-300.
  • Prevalence and Predictors of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Morbidly Obese South Indian Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg. 2015 Apr 3.
  • Comparison of Pathological Radicality between Open and Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy in a Tertiary Centre. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar;6(1):20-5
  • The effect of surgically induced weight loss on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in morbidly obese Indians: “NASHOST” prospective observational trial. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Feb 11
  • Laparoscopic Management of Choledochal Cyst-Technical Modifications and Outcome Analysis. World J Surg. 2015 Jun 12.