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)
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chinnappan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Obesity
very high
more than 99% of peers
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
normal
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Chinnappan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chinnappan "Kumaran Chinnappan MD,FACS,FRCS,FASMBS is a bariatric/weight loss surgeon practicing in Saint Louis region. He performs sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, gastric band and revision weight loss procedures regularly.Known for his great bedside manners and surgical skills, his care philosophy is "You are not alone in the fight against Obesity".He is American board certified in surgery and fellowship trained in bariatric surgery. He is a fellow of the American college of surgeons, American society of metabolic and bariatric surgery(ASMBS) and fellow of the Royal college of surgeons in England,London,UK. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chinnappan "Understanding the patients,sensitive to their needs, educating them and walking with them in the journey towards successful weight loss and healthier life."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

4  Conditions Treated

  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Weight-Related Conditions

9  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Dr M.G.R. Medical University / Madras Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • The Royal College Of Surgeons Of England
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Mumbai / Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • American Society Of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Singapore General Hospital/National Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Fellowship Trained In Weight Loss Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chinnappan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chinnappan's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chinnappan to family and friends
50 total reviews (39 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
    (48)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Chinnappan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (39)

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...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...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...more
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