James Zachariah Pulimuttil

General surgeon

25 years of experience

Doctor speaks English

More than 28 years of surgical experience in Surgery

United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Zulekha Hospital Dubai
star star star star 4.0 ( 16 reviews )
How is an online consultation proceed?
  • email

    You submit a request and the Bookimed coordinator contacts you to discuss all details.

  • headset_mic
    Medical records collection

    You collect all medical records and test results and send to the Bookimed coordinator. 

  • translate
    Free translation

    Bookimed arranges free translation of your records if required and sends them to the doctor you’ve chosen.

  • search
    Evaluation of your history

    The doctor studies your records, defines treatment tactics and appoints the consultation time.

  • event
    Online consultation with a doctor

    The doctor explains the treatment program and answers all your questions. The consultation takes 30-60 minutes (with or without interpreter).

  • local_hospital
    Conclusion & treatment plan

    Afterward, you receive a plan of treatment developed according to internation guidelines and detailed recommendations.

Ask a doctor


MS FACS, FICS, FMAS, FACRSI, Fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. (TAIWAN) Specialist General Surgeon- (Bariatric, Metabolic & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery)

Specialist General Surgeon- (Bariatric, Metabolic & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery)

Work Experience

  • Dr. James Zachariah graduated in medicine in 1984 and has 28 years of surgical experience following his surgical residency in 1992, from Christian Medical Colleges - Vellore and Ludhiana, where he also worked as a surgical faculty.
  • Dr. Zachariah, received the AWARD of OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL BARIATRIC FELLOW 2015, at Taiwan, for his excellent work and contribution in the field. He was trained in Bariatric Surgery in Asia Pacific Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, MIN-SHENG HOSPITAL, TAIWAN under Dr. Wei-Jei Lee, a world renowned Bariatric and Metabolic surgeon. He has more than 19 years of experience in Laparoscopic surgery and does primary and revisional bariatric procedures including upper GI endoscopies, regularly.
  • Dr. Zachariah has done considerable research in bariatric and metabolic surgery and has published several papers in the international journals as a first author and co-author and has also presented several papers in the international bariatric surgery conferences.
  • Prior to joining Zulekha Hospital, Dr. Zachariah was the Head of Dept, of General and Laparoscopic Surgery in Care Hospital, Vizag, India.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Telugu
  • Tamil

Special Interests

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy FOR OBESITY. (HIDDEN SCAR TECHNIQUE)
  • Laparoscopic -Gastric Bypass FOR OBESITY.. ( HIDDEN SCAR TECHNIQUE)
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery -(Inguinal, Incisional And Umbilical) Laparoscopic Surgery For Gall Stone Diseases, CBD Exploration Laparoscopic Colectomies (Large bowel surgery)
  • Thyroid Surgery - MIVATS ( Key Hole Thyroid Surgery).

Research / Publications

  • Compared to Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal–Jejunal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy Gives Better Glycemic Control in T2DM Patients, with a Lower β-Cell Response and Similar Appetite Sensations: Mixed-Meal Study (FIRST AUTHOR, Obesity Surgery 2016 :26 (12): 2862-2872)
  • Laparo-Endoscopic Gastrostomy (LEG) drainage in the management of Gastric leak following Sleeve Gastrectomy. FIRST AUTHOR, Obesity Surgery 2015, Nov; 25(11):2213-8.
  • Response to the Comment: Laparo-Endoscopic Gastrostomy (LEG) drainage in the management of Gastric leak following Sleeve Gastrectomy. FIRST AUTHOR, Obesity Surgery - 2016 Mar; 26(3):622-3.
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma Encountered during Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery: Two Case Reports and Discussion. (FIRST AUTHOR, J Gastroenterol Res 2017, 1(2):63-66.
  • Preoperative Prediction of Type 2 Diabetes Remission after Gastric Bypass Surgery: A Comparison of Diarem Scores and ABCD Scores. (CO-AUTHOR, Obesity Surgery 2016 ;26 (10): 2418-2424).
  • ABCD score in predicting the long term remission of T2DM following Metabolic Surgery (IFSO- APC 2015, S. Korea) - paper presentation
  • Metabolic surgery in non-obese Asian T2DM patients. (IFSO-APC 2015, S. Korea) - paper presentation
  • Gastric Bypass surgery in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus- A case report. (IFSO- APC 2015, S. Korea) - paper presentation.
Procedures performed by the doctor

Patient reviews