Dr.S.Ayyappan has always had a passion for sports as well as medicine. He became the sports secretary and later was elected the general secretary of Madras Medical College. Dr.S.Ayyappan soon settled down to practicing Surgical Oncology as the requirement in that field was enormous. He completed his specialist surgical degree from the reputed Adyar Cancer Institute in 1996. He has rendered service to the Institute for more than a decade. In 2007 he started MADRAS CANCER CARE FOUNDATION to deliver comprehensive quality care to cancer afflicted. His devotion and commitment to his profession earned him the best doctoral award in the field of cancer from TN Medical university in 2013. He also heads the Chennai Chapter of Oncologists and the DNB Surgical oncology education program at APOLLO HOSPITALS. He is a visiting and honorary consultant in many leading institutes of Chennai and Trivandrum. He is regularly seen as faculty representing Chennai or India in most national and international cancer conferences.

Dr.S.Ayyappan is a Surgical Oncologist with 25 years of experience graduated from the prestigious MADRAS MEDICAL COLLEGE in 1990.He completed his super speciality in Surgical Oncology (MCh) from the reputed Adyar Cancer Institute in 1996. He trained himself in latest and novel therapies and pioneered in laparoscopic oncology from 2000. He obtained his Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery from Lille (France).After serving as an Associate Professor for 10 years at the Cancer Institute Adyar he joined Apollo cancer hospital in the year 2006.

His devotion and commitment to his profession earned him the Best Doctor award in the field of cancer from TN Medical University in the year 2015. He is a visiting teacher and an operating faculty in many leading institutes. He was recently conferred FRCS from Glascow,UK for his relentless service in the chosen field of SURGICAL ONCOLOGY for last 25 years.

His Special Interest lies in making lives better through key hole surgeries for gynaecologic and colorectal cancer cases. Organ saving procedures like breast conservation,limb salvage in Bone tumours ,CRS for peritoneal surface malignancies,Sphincter preservation in Rectal malignancy -are his passion.Dr.Ayyappan is currently Senior consultant in the department of surgical oncology and is the Coordinator of DNB Surgical oncology Post Graduate program at Apollo Cancer Hospital.

Field of Specialty:

  • Laparoscopy in oncology
  • Laparoscopy in oncology
  • Laparoscopy in resection of pelvic organs
  • Limb salvage surgery in osteosarcoma and soft tissue sarcoma

Specialized Surgical procedures:

  • Laparoscopies resections for colorectal malignancies
  • Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy for cancer cervix
  • Laparoscopies Para-aortic Lymph node biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lung metastasectomy
  • Limb Salvage Procedure using a custom-made prosthesis for extremity bone tumors
  • Limb salvage for extremity soft tissue sarcoma
  • Chest wall Resection and reconstruction


  • A Principle investigator in a: “Two arms randomized trial comparing open and laparoscopic radical hysterectomy”at the cancer institute, Adyar, Chennai.
  • An investigator for the pilot study on “Intra-arterial chemotherapy for extremity osteosarcoma” at the Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai.

Teaching Experience:

  • Teaching Faculty at the Cancer Institute, Adyar,Chennai as (Assistant Prof)and Reader(Associate Prof) from the year 1998 for the M.ch Surgical Oncology Program.
  • Faculty and demonstrator at the Ethicon-Endosurgery Institute in Chennai.
  • Demonstrated laparoscopic procedures in various conferences and workshops.
  • Teaching faculty for oncologic laparoscopic procedures at RCC Trivandrum.


  • The author of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Colon. Jun. 99; Indian Journal of Cancer.
  • A Co-author of Chyle Leak following neck Dissection. December 99 Indian Journal of Cancer.
  • A Co-author in a chapter in the book “Thyroid Cancer an Indian Perspective’.
  • A Co-author in Type 1 (11;22)(q24:q12) translocation is common in Ewing’s sarcoma /PNET in south Indian patients J.Biosciences 30(3),371-376,2005.
  • A Co-author of “Custom Mega Prosthesis for Distal Femoral Osteosarcoma” Journal of Orthopedics December 2005.
  • A Co –author in Bone scan and Paget's disease. World Journal of Nuclear Medicine-oct;2005.

Presentations, Lectures and Conferences : FACULTY/ORGANISER


Life Member:

  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncologist
  • Member of Chennai City Oncologist Society
  • Fellow of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India


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