Dr Hema Tadimari

Bariatric / Metabolic Surgery, General & Laparoscopic Surgery

Department of Bariatric / Metabolic Surgery, General & Laparoscopic Surgery



Dr Hema Tadimari

MBBS, MS,DNB,FMAS,FIBC,FMIBS

Consultant- Bariatric / Metabolic Surgery, General & Laparoscopic Surgery

 

Dr T. Hema is a Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgeon at Starcare Hospital, Oman. She is a highly trained and qualified advanced Laparoscopic gastrointestinal, Hernia and Bariatric surgeon with 25 years of experience to her credit, with additional interest, training and experience in complex, large, recurrent and incisional hernia repair, breast, endocrine and general surgical practice. She is known for her meticulousness, hard work and efficiency.

She topped her Institute in Surgery at both the MBBS (1990) and MS (1995) levels with awards from Mumbai University, with a very early keen interest in endoscopy and Laparoscopic work and completed her thesis on Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy for unconscious patients in 1994. She then trained for gastrointestinal surgery, before being appointed lecturer on merit at an 1800 bedded tertiary referral public teaching hospital King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM),  in Mumbai. She also gained her Diplomate National Board in Surgery from Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune in 1996. In KEM, she has served the community as a surgeon and postgraduate teacher for over 12 years, progressing to Associate Professorship on merit, and headed a Surgical Unit, teaching, training and guiding several generations of doctors and postgraduate surgeons in training. She also gained tremendous expertise from treating several hundreds of cases in all her specialities. During this tenure, she gained her SAGES certified training in basic and advanced laparoscopic surgery from world-renowned Laparoscopic surgeon Dr Palanivelu at GEM hospital in 2003 and 2004. In addition, she also took special training and certification in breast and endocrine surgery from the prestigious Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI), Lucknow in 2004.

Owing to a keen interest in the treatment of the dual demons of obesity and diabetes, she undertook an observer training for Minimally Invasive Bariatric surgery in Cleveland Clinic Florida with the highly respected Dr Raul Rosenthal. Subsequently, she was also the first Indian surgeon to undergo a hands-on fellowship training in Bariatric/Metabolic surgery with Dr Muffazal Lakdawala (Saifee Hospital) in Mumbai, where she gained complete knowledge and experience in the safe conduct of various bariatric procedures including pre and post-operative care. Later she moved to Bangalore, where she worked at the prestigious JCI accredited Apollo hospital as a senior consultant laparoscopic surgeon for 10 years, and in Chennai before shifting to Oman.  Another major area of interest, training and expertise is Hernia repair, and abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) for complex defects. She has constantly endeavoured to keep herself continuously updated and accredited (SILS training, robotic and laparoscopic colorectal training from Anam University/ Seoul in 2010, Duke University approved FIBC in 2017, AWR in 2017), in order to provide the best current standard of care in her areas of interest.

Her areas of interest are minimally invasive advanced Gastrointestinal surgery including intestinal resection anastomosis, fundoplication for reflux disease and hiatus hernia, gall bladder and appendicular surgery, Bariatric procedures including sleeve gastrectomy roux en Y gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass, intragastric balloon placement, among others, various hernia repairs including component separation and TAR techniques, flap repair of pilonidal sinus disease, among other things. She is a member of several prestigious National and International Professional Surgical Associations.

Her extracurricular activities and interests are wide-ranging. She has been a classical dancer, Carnatic Classical vocalist, a sportsperson with prizes won at various levels, an avid reader of fiction, non-fiction and philosophy, an amateur writer, sketcher, rangoli artist, trekker and budding wildlife photographer.

She is valued for her compassionate, holistic healing, and extreme passion and commitment to everything she takes up. She is committed towards patient safety, best outcomes and early recovery after surgery. She constantly encourages the rest of her team to work towards these goals. "She is currently working towards creating a centre of excellence for Bariatric/ Metabolic and Hernia surgery."                    


Services Offered

 

  • Bariatric and Metabolic surgery for weight loss and control of metabolic syndrome
  • Advanced Hernia (of any type) repair - open/ laparoscopic and endoscopic

  • Advanced Laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery (for gastroesophageal reflux disease {GERD}, Hiatus Hernia, diaphragmatic hernia, GIST tumors, resection anastomosis, intestine perforation, Meckels diverticulum, etc)

  • Laparoscopic Gall bladder and appendicular surgery

  • Breast surgery

  • Endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal)

  • General surgery including pilonidal sinus surgery, piles, fissure, fistula, permanent nail avulsion, diabetic foot surgery etc.        

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