Dr. Chitharanjan Pullatt is an associate professor of surgery specializing in general and gastrointestinal surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is also board certified in obesity medicine. Dr. Pullatt is a highly skilled laparoscopic surgeon and specializes in weight loss surgery, revisional weight loss procedures, laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic hernia surgery, and laparoscopic foregut surgery. He is actively involved in the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and specifically involved with the clinical issues committee. He is also involved in several committees in SAGES which is the premier organization in laparoscopic surgery and has helped train other surgeons in innovative procedures. He has presented several surgical videos in national and regional meetings detailing techniques in laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Pullatt also serves as director of bariatric surgery VISN-7, which provides bariatric surgery for veterans from South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. He performed the first laparoscopic duodenal switch in South Carolina and MUSC Health is the only center in South Carolina currently offering duodenal switch. He serves as the director of the robotic surgery program in the MUSC Department of Surgery and is the only one offering robotic single site cholecystectomies and robotic bariatric surgery.