Dr. Nagaraj B Puttaswamy

Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon
and Surgical Gastroenterologist

Dr. Nagaraj B. Puttaswamy

Senior Consultant & MD
MBBS, MS – General Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgeon,
General Surgeon, Bariatric Surgeon

Current vitae:

Dr Nagaraj B. Puttaswamy proudly occupies the esteemed position of Managing Director, Punya Hospitals India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. He feels honoured to be a member of this super-proficient, patient-centric and cost-effective healthcare hub,with multidisciplinary wings offering a blend of advanced medical care and next-generation infrastructure.

Personal history:

Dr Nagaraj Puttaswamy started his practice way back in 2000 as an enthusiastic Laparoscopic surgeon and since then he has performed more than 15000 types of Laparoscopic Surgeries with proficiency and perfection. Over the years, he has been an active contributor to multiple presentations and orations and has been widely acclaimed for orchestrating multiple live workshops on laparoscopic surgeries.

Putting forth his academic and professional accolades, Dr Puttaswamy was a scholar candidate during his MS,General Surgery at JJMMC,Davangere and his graduation from AIIMS, Bellur, Mandya. Being an enthusiastic and avid learner, he received exponential exposure in Laparoscopic Surgeries in reputed institutions in India and abroad. To upgrade and update his knowledge of Laparoscopy, Dr Puttaswamy participated in multiple short courses on Laparoscopic specialities, namely Basics of Laparoscopy, Animal lab on Advanced Laparoscopy, Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery and so on.

Dr Nagaraj Puttaswamy was also invited to Singapore to enlighten his peers with the glow of his knowledge on Laparoscopic Hernioplasty,adding a feather to his cap.. Commendable clinical interests:
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgeries
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeries
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeries
Academic specialisations:
  • GERD and Hiatus Hernia
  • Thyroid Surgeries.
  • 22+ years of experience as a Consultant, consistently supervising patients of general and laparoscopic surgical disorders.
  • 18 years of experience in performing Bariatric Surgeries.
  • 21 years of experience in all kinds of Laparoscopic hernia surgeries, Lap Hernia surgeries being the most often.
  • Sharp inclination towards thyroid surgeries and special focus on Lap Nissen’s fundoplication and Colorectal procedures.
  • Exposure of treating Hydatid disease of Liver in a comparatively easy technical method
  • Together with his wife, Dr Punyavathi, a Laparoscopic Gynaecologist, Dr Nagaraj has performed 18000+ different kinds of Pelvic Lap Surgeries. They also have conducted multiple Live Laparoscopic workshops on Gynaec and General Surgeries, and have put efforts to develop simplified techniques of performing Lap Surgeries.

Laparoscopic Surgeries performed under Spinal Anaesthesia is a big challenge and Punya Hospital has performed 20000+ safe and successful laparoscopic surgeries with spinal anaesthesia in the last 18 years.

As a part of its social responsibility, the Hospital also provides free of cost treatment to patients from lower financial strata and FREE healthcare programs are also conducted frequently.

  • Member of Minimal Access Surgeons’ Association India.
  • Member of Bangalore Laparoscopic Group
  • KMC No 38478
  • Life Member Surgical Society of India

Training
Dr Nagaraj B. Puttaswamy secured the great opportunity to practice under the supervision of one of the leading Laparoscopic Paediatric surgeons, Prof. Srimurthy for 1 year. He attended some of the beneficial training and live workshops for-

  • Basic Laparoscopic Training
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Training
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeries
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeries
  • Animal Lab Training
  • Cadaveric Training etc.