Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan, MD FACS FASMBS FRCS

Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan is American Board certified and Fellowship trained in Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery. He is certified as a Center of Excellence Bariatric surgeon. His expertise includes weight loss surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, Endoscopic procedures and revision weight loss surgical procedures. He has performed 1000+ successful surgeries and has been practicing in the Saint Louis region since 2010.

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 690-1527

Email: [email protected]

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10007 Kennerly Rd Ste A
St. Louis, 63128

Procedures Performed

  • Gastric Banding (Lap-Band® and Realize® Band)
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Hernia Repair
  • Revisional Surgery
  • , Orbera Intragastric Balloon


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Center of Excellence
  • , Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK

Insurance Accepted

  • *All major insurance providers
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • , Healthlink, UMR


  • Dr. Chinnappan pursued advanced surgical training in India, UK, Singapore and USA. He also served as Chief Resident at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, New York, affiliated to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine during his surgical residency. He has made many presentations at both national and international surgical meetings. He was awarded the SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He has been consistently awarded the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award, On-Time Doctor Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award.


  • University of Madras, Madras Medical College
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Geisinger Medical Center

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