Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Chinnappan
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Arch Bariatrics

10007 KENNERLY RD Saint Louis, MO 63128

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(314) 858-6172

Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy Hospital Jefferson and Mercy Hospital South. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chinnappan to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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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 96% of his peers

Dr. Chinnappan treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Chinnappan's conditions and procedures:

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity

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Dr. Chinnappan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Anthem
Alliance (Select Network)-MO
Alliance-MO EPO
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
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Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
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Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
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Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
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Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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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

Dr. Chinnappan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chinnappan

4.9

Based on 52 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (51)
  • Listened & answered questions (51)
  • Staff friendliness (51)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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I had weight loss surgery May9,2018 my starting weight was 298 and I am now 115 and trying not to loose any more weight dr chinnapan was awesome and I'm greatful for him and his staff I have my life back and I can spend time with my grandchilderen
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Wendy Tucker – Oct 23, 2020
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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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Donna Glascock in St. Charles – Feb 09, 2018
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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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Kristin hammer in Trenton, IL – Oct 18, 2017
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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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Sheila Lambiase in St Louis – Sep 25, 2017
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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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Sheila King in St Louis, MO – Sep 22, 2017
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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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Living life again in High Ridge, MO – Sep 06, 2017
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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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Chesterfield, MO – Aug 25, 2017
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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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Kathy in Advance, MO – Aug 18, 2017
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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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Dawn Clamors in Waterloo, il – Aug 13, 2017
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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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DaVID p. sEWELL in St Louis, MO – May 31, 2017
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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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Kelly Taylor in Springfield, IL – May 24, 2017
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Very competent, caring physician that takes the time to address all concerns you may have.
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D. P. in St. Louis, MO – May 11, 2017
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Was the best experience ever the Doctor and nurse made me feel very comfortable and My wombs healed lovely ! Will definitely recommend Dr.Chinnappan and his team to everyone and anyone trying to get this surgery!!!
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Alante Eberhart in St.Louis,MO – Apr 19, 2017
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I attended a weight loss surgery seminar hosted by Dr. Chinnappan. I was very impressed with his knowledge of the various surgical weight loss procedure's and his openness to answering any and all questions regarding the surgeries and benefits as well as potential side effects and risks/complications. His warm and friendly demeanor was an added bonus to selecting him as my surgeon.
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Gina in St Louis, MO – Apr 14, 2017
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Dr. Chinnappan helped me discover a new life. I had been on a "diet" since I was fourteen, but all I experienced was failed attempts. This decision changed my life in a positive way. I feel and look like a different person. I am the same person, but I have discovered more energy and a positive view of myself. I highly recommend working with Dr. Chinnappan to discover success in your weight loss journey.
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Ballwin, MO – Apr 12, 2017
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Working with Dr Chinnappan has really been wonderful, he listens then responds to all comments & questions. The actual surgery came off without a hitch. The entire staff was the best medical team I have ever been taken care of by, from the Surgeon, the anesthesiologist, the nursing staff all way above traditional expected care. Thank you all.
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Festus, Mo – Feb 22, 2017
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I had my gastric sleeve surgery on Dec. 1, 2015, and to date, I've lost 104 lbs. I feel and look like a completely different person. I'm so glad I researched and made that life changing decision.
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Cassie Jenkins in St. Louis,Mo. – Jan 26, 2017
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Dr. Kumaran is such an amazing surgeon! My experience before, during, and after surgery was nothing short of exceptional. All of my questions were answered with complete understanding. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kumaran to anyone wanting wight loss surgery!
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Mandy M in St louis mo – Jan 25, 2017
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He did a very good job with the surgery. He explained things so you could understand, and you can get all your questions answered right away.
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Belleville, Illinois – Jan 13, 2017
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Dr. Kumaran is such an amazing physician and truly one of the best I've met. He is compassionate and kind, very thorough and attentive, and truly the best at what he does. He takes his time with you. I never felt rushed he will answer any questions you have. So yes I would them to him.
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Steph in Festus, MO – Jan 05, 2017
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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.

Biography

Kumaran Chinnappan MD,FACS,FRCS,FASMBS is a bariatric/weight loss surgeon practicing in Saint Louis region. He performs sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass,Gastric...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
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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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chinnappan has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chinnappan frequently treats Obesity, Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery), and Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chinnappan treats.

Where is Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD's office located?

Dr. Chinnappan's office is located at 10007 KENNERLY RD, Saint Louis, MO 63128. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Arch Bariatrics

Arch Bariatrics10007 KENNERLY RD Saint Louis, MO 63128
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chinnappan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mercy Hospital Jefferson

Festus, MO

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Mercy Hospital South

Saint Louis, MO

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received