Dr. Vivekanand is the Consultant Bariatric and Laparoscopic surgeon at Silverline Hospital. He is among the few Bariatric Surgeons in Kerala who has done large volumes of bariatric surgery procedures (Gastric Sleeve Resection as well Gastric Bypass surgery). He completed his basic graduation in medicine from the Government Medical College, Trivandrum in 1995. He did his masters in General Surgery from same college in 1998. He was awarded the gold for best outgoing student during his post graduate training in General and Laparoscopic Surgery. During his training period itself he developed a keen interest in bariatric Surgery. He has over 14 years experience in the field of Laparoscopic Surgery and over 9 years experience in Bariatric Surgery. He has published several papers in several national journals. He has done research work on Solid and Cystic Neoplasm’s of Pancreas and has published his findings. He has organized several Continuous Medical Education symposiums on various surgical topics and is considered to be an expert in the area of organizing such meetings. He has also presented various papers on national forums mostly in the field of Bariatric Surgery. He conducts regular training program for junior surgeons in laparoscopy and newer minimally invasive procedures in bariatric surgery in various parts of the country. He plays and important part in patient counseling sessions for patients interested in weight loss surgery and he considers this a very important part of this surgery. He is an invited faculty to national conferences around the country. When he is not operating, he enjoys reading non-fiction materials, traveling, participating in social and cultural activities and learning martial art (Karate).