“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”
- Robert Urich
ELCE (Endoscopic Laparoscopic Center of Excellence) is another name
for professionalism. Having evolved from two decades of experience,
expertise, and commitment in the field of Minimally Invasive
Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Surgery, ELCE specializes in Laparoscopic
surgeries and Therapeutic Endoscopies. With the aim of providing the
best of service, through quality/evidence based methods, utmost
importance is placed on the care of patients to ensure a holistic
It is only in the
19th century that medicine made rapid progress. Prior to that, diseases
were surrounded by various theories, assumptions,
understandings/misunderstandings, religious beliefs and cultural
environments. Pain had to be endured and cure was far away in many
cases. The advancement of medical treatments is caused by changing
practices and technological possibilities and developments in science
and technology. Today’s medical technology offers surgical solutions
with reduced pain, minimal blood loss and scarring, advanced treatments,
et cetera., assuring one of speedy recovery and longer, independent and
ELCE specializes in
24-hr/day-care laparoscopic solutions for any complicated, longstanding
and recurrent hernia, gall bladder and appendicectomy. The problem of
obesity is tackled with world class bariatric procedures at ELCE along
with follow up, counseling, motivation and advice, which aid in weight
loss and therefore rectify related problems such as diabetes,
hypertension and cardiac arrest. Treating uterine and ovarian diseases,
cancers and other gynecological issues through advanced laparoscopic
techniques is also one of the specialties of ELCE.
Dr. P.S. Rajan is
the Chairman of Endoscopy and Laparoscopic Center of Excellence (ELCE).
As a surgeon, he is known for innovative, least invasive and advanced
surgical procedures in treating gastrointestinal problems and he also
has vast knowledge and experience in therapeutic endoscopy. Quoting John
C. Maxwell, “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them”, Dr.P.S.Rajan leads the way with ELCE Team to provide quality healthcare and exceptional service to mankind.
Foundation is an aspect of ELCE Clinics through which Project YES (Your
Endoscopy Screening) has been initiated. Free Endoscopy Screening has
been conducted for around 7200 individuals in a span of 48 months.
“Well done is better than well said!” - Benjamin Franklin
About Our Doctor
Dr. P.S. Rajan
a well-known Laparoscopic Surgeon & Interventional Endoscopist in
Coimbatore. Born from humble weaver's family in Tamilnadu.
After losing his
father at his 14 years of age, he had to go through a journey to come
up. The Post completion of Medicine and Masters in Surgery at Coimbatore
Medical College, he gained experience being a primary student of Prof.
C. Palanivelu, one of the domain's distinguished Lap surgeon. Prof. C.
Palanivelu has been his mentor at Gem Hospital for almost 20 years.
Some of his admirable accomplishments are below:
- Awarded the prestigious American Fellowships FACS and FICS.
- Accomplished three years of super-speciality course in surgical Gastro Enterology.
- Actively involved in Training Courses in Laparoscopic surgeries for more than 10 years.
- Successfully trained thousands of surgeons across the country.
- His keen interest in Laparoscopic Hernia Repair cured many complicated inguinal hernias and incisional hernias.
- Demonstrated live hernia repairs at various renowned National conferences.
- Instructed a lot of training courses for both basic and advanced laparoscopic surgeries.
- Holds vast experience
in performing almost all abdominal procedures by Laparoscopy as
Appedicectomy, Lap Cholecystectomy, Heller's Myotomy, Fundoplication,
Malignancies of stomach, Small and Large bowel, Pancreatic surgeries and
Bariatric surgeries for Obesity.
- Facilitated for several national and international conferences with presentations and live demonstrations.
- An expert in advanced
Therapeutic Endoscopy like ERCP for common bile duct stones, endoscopic
palliative metal stenting for advanced GI Luminal cancers.
- One of his world records is ERCP on a 7 months old baby to remove CBD stones.
- NOTES (Natural Orifice
Trans Luminal Endoscopic Surgery) is a mile stone and a unique
procedure. It is a scar less surgery performing operative procedures via
a natural orifice like mouth, vagina and anus through endoscopy.
- First surgeon in the world to perform Trans Vaginal Endoscopic Appendicectomy.
- First to perform Trans Vaginal Endoscopic Gall Bladder in Asia.
- He is the first surgeon
in the world to perform video conferencing live NOTES to Seoul, South
Korea, witnessed by more than 1000 endoscopic surgeons in the year 2011.
- Among his recent works,
POEM (Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy) Hellers Myotomy is been performed
totally by endoscopic approach leaving no scar for Achalasia Cardia.
- He has been awarded by
our former president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for being the first surgeon
in South India to perform this particular innovative advanced procedure.
- He has been honoured by
former PM Shri Deva Gowda with "STAR OF INDIA 2015" for his medical work
and corporate social responsibility to the public in the name of
Project YES (Your Endoscopy Screening).
- One of his
accomplishments with his team is, conducting 7200 free endoscopy
screening programmes to pick up the early gastric cancers as they are
completely curable in that stage in 44 camps.