I am a Consultant Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with 18 years of experience, based in Pallikaranai, (between Velachery and Medavakkam) in Chennai. I graduated from Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai in 1997. I completed my postgraduate training from the Institute of Obstetrics, Chennai. Subsequently, I went to UK to further my training. I passed my MRCOG exam in London and later worked in John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. I was fortunate to work with experienced specialists, such as Professor CB Lynch who is a world renowed expert, which consolidated my skills and experience.

On return to India, I joined Global Hospitals in Perumbakkam, near sholinganallur. Subsequently I moved to independent practice. I am visiting Consultant at  Apollo Cradle Hospital, Karapakkam  and also to nearby multispeciality hospitals such as Prashanth Hospital, Velachery, Dr Kamakshi Memorial Hospital at Pallikaranai and KS Hospital, Velachery. I believe in compassionate, professional care and aim to set new standards in Obstetric and Gynaecology. I have been awarded FRCOG by the Royal College of Obstericians and Gynaecologists, London.

  • Infertility – Evaluation, treatment and counselling of all infertility problems. Infertility related surgeries (Hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, dye test, Myomectomy etc), Intrauterine insemination (IUI).
  • High Risk Obstetrics - expert management of pregnancies complicated by medical disorders such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure etc.
  • Advanced Laparoscopic surgeries - such as keyhole operations to diagnose and treat subfertility, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy(pregnancies outside the womb), sterilisation, keyhole removal of uterus (hysterectomy) etc.
  • Cancer Screening and Treatment - Cervical Cancer ('Pap' smear test) - Cervical cancer is still diagnosed at a later stage in India. Regular checkups and 'Pap'smear can help to diagnose this serious cancer at an earlier stage. Breast and ovarian cancer screening are also offered.


Phone: +91 9840147487

Specialist in:

  • Infertility Treatment
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Maternity Care
  • Cancer Screening & Treatment

Consultation Hours:

Monday- Saturday

Morning: 8.30 am-10.30 am
Evening: 6.00 pm-8.00 pm

Sunday Holiday

Plot no 5, Anna street, Amaravathy Nagar, Jelladianpet, Pallikaranai, Chennai.

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Consultant at Partnership Hospitals


VELACHERY KS HOSPITAL, AGS Colony, Velachery, Chennai.


PRASHANTH HOSPITAL, Velachery, Chennai.


Medical technology is fast changing and I believe in being up to date with the latest that science can offer. Here are some of the courses that I have attended:

  • Basic surgical skills course at Birmingham Women 's Hospital, UK October 06.
  • Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (MOET) at Manchester, UK May 04
  • Basic Minimal Access surgery course at Northampton General Hospital, UK, March 04.
  • Third degree Perineal repair - Workshop on at Mayday Hospital, Croydon, UK, Nov 03.
  • Obstetric Ultrasound - Practical one to one course at Royal Free Hospital, London,UK, Oct 03
  • STIF (Sexually Transmitted Infections Foundation Course), UK July 03.
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics at Sheffield, UK, March, 03.

Academic Achievements


I believe in evidence based medicine. Only rigorously tested medical and surgical interventions should be used, as untested and unproven interventions can potentially harm the patient. I have an interest in training.I have co-authored a book titled,

"EMQs for MRCOG part II- A self- assessment guide", ISBN: 9780340941690.

This book helps junior doctors to prepare for the MRCOG exam.The following are the list my publications.


  • L M Palanivelu -Chorea Gravidarum- Case report, published in J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007 Apr; 27(3):3101)
  • L M Palanivelu - Contraceptive practices in women with repeat termination of pregnancy. Published in J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007 Nov;27(8):832-4
  • L M Palanivelu - Spontaneous uretral extrusion of Filshie clip, Published in J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007 Oct;27(7):742.
  • Unwanted pregnancy - Management in Primary care,http://www.doctors.net.uk/ecme/ a web based CME module for General practitioners on Doctor 's net
  • Gurusamy KS, Aggarwal R, Palanivelu L, Davidson BR. Virtual reality training for surgical trainees in laparoscopic surgery. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jan 21;(1):CD006575. Review. PubMed PMID: 19160288.
  • Gurusamy K, Aggarwal R, Palanivelu L, Davidson BR. Systematic review of randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of virtual reality training for laparoscopic surgery. Br J Surg. 2008 Sep;95(9):1088-97. Review. PubMed PMID: 18690637.


  • Teaching is a way of learning. Often questions from juniors trigger new insights.Apart from my book for exam going obstetric trainees, I also do regular talks at local meetings.Recently I gave a talk in a local school on dysmenorrhoea, which was very much appreciated by both teachers and girls alike.Teaching is in itself a learning experience.


  • Colposcopy - Management of defaulters Clinical audit in Milton Keynes General hospital, UK
  • Management of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - An audit of treatment protocol in the department of Genitourinary Medicine at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, Wales, UK.
  • Investigation of Postmenopausal bleeding - Peterborough District Hospital. Peterborough, UK.
  • Fetal monitoring in labour, at John Radcliffe hospital. Oxford, UK.

For appointments please contact me on +91 9840147487.

For Directions to consult at my clinic For consultation at partnership hospitals.