Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD

Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Dr M.G.R. Medical University / Madras Medical College and specializes in bariatric surgery and laparoscopic surgery.Read his story

10007 Kennerly Rd Ste A

Saint Louis, MO 63128

Contact Information

(314) 690-1527

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Dr. Chinnappan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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very high

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

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

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Dr. Chinnappan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chinnappan

4.9

Based on 50 reviews

5 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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
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
Blue Preferred Select
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare

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Mercy Hospital Jefferson

Crystal City, MO

Des Peres Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

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