Dr. Belal Bin Asaf

Associate Director Institute of Chest Surgery

About

A pioneer in Robotic Thoracic Surgery and has performed over 200 Robotic Chest Surgeries with excellent result

Performed Country’s First Robotic Sub-Xiphoid Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis and Thymoma

Runs one the country’s largest Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (Key-Hole / VATS Lobectomy) program for Lung Cancer

Dr Belal Bin Asaf is a Thoracic (Chest) Surgeon who specialises in the treatment of surgical diseases of the chest involving the lungs, mediastinum, Trachea (Windpip..

Medical Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONSINSTITUTE / DEPARTMENTYEAR
Observing Fellowship in VATS LobectomyRigshopitalet, Copenhagen Denmark2018
Training in Minimally Invasive EsophgectomyThe European Society of Thoracic Surgeon School (ESTS) Rigshopitalet, Copenhagen Denmark2018
Observing Fellowship in VATS LobectomyShanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China2015
Fellowship In Thoracic SurgerySeoul National University, Seoul, South Korea2014
Certification as Robotic console SurgeonVattikutti academy and training Institute of robotic surgery, Chennai, India2012
MS (Surgery)Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh2007
MBBSJawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh2002

Specialization and Expertise

  • Robotic Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis & Thymoma
  • VATS (Key-Hole) Lobectomy for Lung Cancer
  • Extra-Pleural Pneumonectomy for Mesothelioma
  • Key-Hole (VATS) Surgery of the Chest

Memberships & Certifications

  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS, USA)
  • The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
  • The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).
  • The Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • The Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (SELSI)
  • The Indian Society of Trauma and Acute Care

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Won The Best Overall Video Presentation Award at The 26th European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Conference at Ljubljana, Slovenia in, 2018
  • Won 2nd prize in the competition for best video on Robotic Surgery at KS Robotic Surgery Video Awards, Robotic Surgery Council Meeting, Vattikutti Foundation at New Delhi, India in, 2016

Publications

  • Robotic lobectomy: The first Indian report. :   Kumar A, Asaf BB, Cerfolio RJ, Sood J, Kumar R. J Min Access Surg 2015;11:94-8., 2015
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  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy: The first Indian report. :   Kumar A, Asaf BB, Puri HV, Sharma MK, Lingaraju VC, Rajput VS. J Minim Access Surg., 2018
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  • Robotic thoracic surgery: The state of the art. :   Kumar A, Asaf BB. J Min Access Surg, 2015
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  • Robotic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis with or without thymoma-surgical and neurological outcomes. :   Kumar A, Goyal V, Asaf BB, Trikha A, Sood J, Vijay CL. Neurol India. 2017 Jan-Feb;65(1):58-63.,
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  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy: The first Indian report. Kumar A, Asaf BB, :   Puri HV, Sharma MK, Lingaraju VC, Rajput VS. J Minim Access Surg. 2018 Jan 10.,
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  • Minimal Access Surgery for Thymoma. :   Kumar A, Asaf BB, Pulle MV et al. Indian J Surg Oncol ), 2020
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  • Thoracoscopic Decortication of Stage III Tuberculous Empyema Is Effective and Safe in Selected Cases. :   Kumar A, Asaf BB, Lingaraju VC, Yendamuri S, Pulle MV, Sood J. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Nov;104(5):1688-1694.,
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  • Robotic excision of paraesophageal bronchogenic cyst in a 9-year-old child. Asaf BB, :   Kumar A, Vijay CL. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct-Dec;20(4):191-3.,
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  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for pulmonary aspergilloma. Kumar A, Asaf BB, :   Puri HV, Lingaraju VC, Siddiqui S, Venkatesh PM, Sood J. Lung India. 2017 Jul-Aug;34(4):318-323.,
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  • Robotic diaphragmatic plication for eventration: A retrospective analysis of efficacy, safety, and feasibility. Arvind Kumar, Asaf BB, :   Gopinath SK, Kumar A, Puri HV, Pulle MV, Bishnoi S. Asian Annals of Endoscopic Surgery. Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery.,
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  • Superior Vena Cava Resection in Locally Advanced Thymoma—Surgical and Survival Outcomes. :   Kumar A, Pulle MV, Asaf BB et al. Indian J Surg Oncol, 2020
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  • Robotic excision of paraesophageal bronchogenic cyst in a 9-year-old child. Asaf BB, :   Kumar A, Vijay CL. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct-Dec;20(4):191-3.,
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