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Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon


MBBS, MS, Fellowship, Fellowship,

Penang, Malaysia

Works at Gleneagles Hospital, Penang

20 years of experience

About Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan

  • Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan is a skilled Bariatric Surgeon in Penang, practising for over 20 years. 
  • He has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, (APC) - 2002, 2008, 2015.
  • He is an experienced clinician in General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery and Nutrition & Metabolism. 
  • He is the co-founder of Penang Weight Loss Clinic & Surgery, which specializes in the Multidisciplinary Team approach for managing people living with obesity (PLWO) and their medical conditions.
  • He is a member of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM), the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), the Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia (PENSMA), the Hernia Society of India (HSI), India, the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) and more.
  • Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan has several publications, journals, and articles to his name.  
  • He has completed an MBBS (2000) from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India.
  • He did MS (2008) from University Sains Malaysia (USM).
  • He obtained a Fellowship (Breast & Endocrine Surgery, 2014) from Malaysia, a Fellowship (Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, 2013) from Taiwan and a Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS) from India.
  • Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan is well-versed in English, Bahasa Melayu and Tamil.

Location Location

Penang, Malaysia

Special Interest

Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery and General Surgery.

List Of Treatments

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Banding Surgery
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastroplasty
  • laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion
  • maestro rechargeable system
  • Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss

Work Experience of Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan

Consultant, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Consultant, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB), Ipoh

Consultant, Hospital Queen Elizabeth II, Kota Kinabalu

Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan's

  • MBBS, 1999, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India
  • MS, 2008, University Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fellowship, 2013, Taiwan
  • Fellowship, 2014, Malaysia

Certificate of Excellence by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, (APC) - 2002, 2008, 2015.

  • Hernia
  • Managing Diabetes During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Breast Self-Examination – What You Need To Know
  • Obesity & Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • 5 Myths of Breast Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Healthy Eating During Ramadan

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan

Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan practices at Gleneagles Hospital, Penang

Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan specialty is Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan is Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon with 20 years of experience.

More About Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric surgery is on the stomach or intestines to help a person with extreme obesity lose weight. These surgeries are also commonly known as weight lose surgery.

The patients are required to undergo blood test to determine sugar levels, cholesterol levels, thyroid, kidney and liver function test.

Age should be between 16 and 70 year and morbidly obese (weighing at least 100 pounds over your ideal body weight and having a BMI of 40).

Patient is expected to lose about 80% of the excess fat over a period of 6 months from the surgery.

Tha patient will experience some discomfort not pain.

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