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Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD

Bariatric Surgery •  Male • Age 49

  50 Reviews
Dr. Chinnappan

Arch Bariatrics

10007 Kennerly Rd Ste A Saint Louis, MO 63128
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(314) 690-1527

Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Dr M.G.R. Medical University / Madras Medical College and specializes in bariatric surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

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Dr. Chinnappan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Humana
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Molina Healthcare
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Dr. Chinnappan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chinnappan treats Obesity more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chinnappan treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chinnappan performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Chinnappan performs this procedure more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Chinnappan's conditions and procedures:

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Obesity
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Weight-Related Conditions

Dr. Chinnappan's Reviews

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4.9

Based on 50 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr. Kumaran Is the best around! I had the gastric sleeve and it went perfectly. His office is the only one around that uses the Qball. After surgery to reduce or eliminate pain altogether. It's amazing! I had NO PAIN. Ask about it. Doctor Kumaran Is extremely caring and empathetic and so is his staff. Highly highly recommend HOAB with doctor Chinnapan Kumaran!
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Dr Chinnapan is a wonderful surgeon. He thoroughly explained everything at my initial consult and through the entire process. I am 1 year out from my sleeve surgery and down 118 pounds. I would recommend him and his practice to anyone considering bariatric surgery
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Dr Chinnappan is absolutely fabulous! I met with a few other surgeons before picking him, but he won me over immediately with his bedside manner. He truly cares about his patients and he takes the time to chat with them and make sure they are well informed about which type of surgery is best for them. We have nothing but great things to say about him. We chose to have the procedure done at Mercy in Festus, and they were wonderful. I'm 5 months out from gastric sleeve and have lost about 70 lbs.
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Dr. Chinnappan is an amazing Doctor with an amazing team. My experience from beginning to end was AMAZING ??????. They get a million ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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I've struggled with my weight for years and have tried hundreds of fad diets and diet pills. I was at my heaviest weight and I would cry and try on outfit after outfit. My weight wasn't just holding me back it was holding back my family's life. I didn't want to go out I was embarrassed about my weight. I wasn't living life and I needed to live life again and Dr. Chinnappan has changed my life. The gastric sleeve surgery was the best decision I've ever made! 1 year in and I'm down 121 lbs.
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Working with Dr. Chinnappan was a very nice experience. He and his staff did a great job, I highly recommend you consider Dr. Chinnappan if you thinking about weight loss surgery.
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I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Chinnappan and his office staff. They were all very informative helpful and excellent to work with I highly recommend him and his staff!
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Dr Kumaran is a knowledgeable surgeon who cares about his patients. I had a sleeve done in 9/16 and have lost 118 pounds so far. My overall health has improved drastically. I now walk 6-9 miles a day. Dr. Kumaran has been my doctor and cheerleader thourghout this whole process. He also performed a hernia repair on me in 4/17. Something I had prior to WLS. I highly recommend Dr. Kumaran to anyone looking into WLS. Office wait times are rarely over 10 minutes.
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It's been 2 years since my RNY and I've lost 150 lbs! Dr. Chinnapan still contacts me for follow-up visits and is genuinely concerned about all of the details.
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I have spoken to several people about my surgery and have told them all to go to Dr. Chinnappan if they decide to go forward. He is incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and always takes the time to make sure all of my questions are answered. You can tell he really cares for his patients.
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About Me

Understanding the patients,sensitive to their needs, educating them and walking with them in the journey towards successful weight loss and healthier life.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
Dr M.G.R. Medical University / Madras Medical College
Medical School
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Medical School
University of Mumbai / Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
Medical School
2015
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY
Fellowship Hospital
2013
American College Of Surgeons
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Geisinger Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2010
FELLOWSHIP TRAINED IN WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
2002
Singapore General Hospital/National Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average