Dr Bal Profile

Dr.Bal

MS(AIIMS),DNB,FRCS

  • Major lung resections for carcinoma and other tumours including chest wall resections.
  • Parenchyma preserving surgery for lung malignancies-“sleeve resections”.

  • Resection of pulmonary secondaries.
  • Oesophageal resections for malignancy.

  • Surgery for benign oesophageal disorders.

  • Pleural diseases such as empyema and pneumothorax.

  • Tracheal resections for strictures, tumours and trauma.

  • Complex Resections for Thyroid Cancer.
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery.
  • Mediastinal tumours (VATS and open surgery)
  • Video-assisted diagnostic and therapeutic surgery ( including lung resections, esophagectomy, oesophageal motility disorders and thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and mediastinal, thyroid, thymic and parathyroid tumours).
  • ROBOTIC SURGERY for all Thoracic Pathology.
  • Malignant Pleural and Pericardial effusions-Thoracoscopic treatment.
  • Chest wall deformities including Nuss Procedure.
  • Soft tissue and Solid Tumours including chest wall primary lesions.
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid disorders needing Thoracic input.
  • Surgery for thyroid disorders and cancers and parathyroid and pancreatic endocrine diseases.
  • Day Care diagnostic thoracoscopy and mediastinoscopy.
  • Airway stenting and laser interventions.
  • Surgery for chest wall and thoracic injuries.

1990: Norman Tanner Best Paper Award (Royal Society of Medicine, UK)

1995: Japanese Surgical Society Award for Extended resections in Rectal Cancer, Nagoya

1996: Japanese Surgical Society Award for Complex resections in Thyroid Cancer, Kobe, Japan

1999: Varoon Mahajan Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA

2000-2001: Escorts Raj Nanda Pulmonary Fellowship, Glenfield Hospital, University of Leicester, UK

2002 & 2011: Best Paper Award in Indian Association of Surgical Oncology

2013: Invited Faculty, 1St Asian Masters Conference in Minimal Access Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai, China

  • General Thoracic (Lung, Pleura, mediastinum ).
  • Foregut Surgery (esophagus and stomach, pancreas, liver).

  • Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS -Diagnostic & Therapeutic).
  • Thoracic Surgical Oncology with special emphasis on Lung Cancer including parenchyma preservation, chest wall resections, Tracheal resections, palliative surgery and resection of Foregut Tumours.
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid and Pancreatic Endocrine Surgery.
  • Surgical Oncology.

  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery.

1985-88: Senior Registrar and Senior Research Associate, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi.

1988-89: Assistant Professor, Department of Endocrine Surgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India,

1993-1997: Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi,

1997-2001: Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery & Chief, Lung Cancer Clinic, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi

2001-2005: Additional Professor of Thoracic Surgery & Chief, Lung Cancer Clinic, Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi

2006-2009: Associate Director, Thoracic Surgery & Thoracic Surgical and Foregut Oncology, Fortis-Escorts Hospitals, New Delhi and NCR

2009-2020: Director & Head, Thoracic Surgery & Thoracic Surgical and Foregut Oncology, Fortis-Escorts Hospitals, New Delhi and NCR

2015: Fellow in Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, USA

2016: Certification and Training in Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale California and Atlanta, Georgia, and University of San Francisco, California, USA

2020 – Present: Director & Head, Thoracic Surgery Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO).
  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI).
  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncology.
  • Indian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (IACTS).
  • Japan Society of Surgery.
  • British Surgical Stapling Group, UK.