Dr. Kirubakaran Malapan

Breast surgeon

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Bahasa (Malay)

Qualifications & Awards

MBBS, M.Med(Surgery), Fellowship in Breast & Endocrine Surgery, Fellowship in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, European ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism, Certificate of excellence by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, 2002, Certificate of excellence by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, 2008, Certificate of excellence by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, 2015


Dr Kiru served in the Ministry of Health Malaysia from 2000 - 2019 at various government hospitals including Hospital Taiping, Hospital Ipoh, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun. He completed training in General Surgery in 2008 from Universiti Sains Malaysia and subsequently completed Subspeciality training in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery from Taiwan in 2013 and Breast & Endocrine Surgery from Malaysia in 2014. He was posted to Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun and was instrumental in setting up the Breast & Endocrine Surgery Unit and Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery services in Ipoh for Perak State in 2014. Dr Kiru was awarded the Excellence Service Award from the Ministry of Health Malaysia (Anugerah Cemerlang KKM) 3 times in 2002, 2008 and 2015. Pursuing his passion in nutrition he obtained the ESPEN Diploma of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism in 2018. Dr Kiru is active in research and has published in peer reviewed journals and presented at numerous scientific meetings, workshops, CME's, public talks both locally and internationally. In 2019, he embraced a new challenge and ventured into private practice as a General, Breast & Endocrine and Bariatric Surgeon at Gleneagles Hospital Penang, Malaysia. He is an experienced clinician skilled in General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery and Nutrition & Metabolism. Dr Kiru is a passionate health educator and believes in treating his patients holistically.


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Gleneagles Hospital Penang

Room Number 135 Block B, Gleneagles Hospital Penang, No.1,Jalan Pangkor, Georgetown, Penang, George Town, Penang, Malaysia 10050

Opening Hours

Open Now: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm




09:00 am - 04:30 pm


09:00 am - 04:30 pm


09:00 am - 04:30 pm


09:00 am - 04:30 pm


09:00 am - 04:30 pm


09:00 am - 01:00 pm



General Surgery

Laparoscopic/open surgery for appendicectomy. Laparoscopic/open surgery for hernia repair (Inguinal, Ventral, Recurrent), Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones Laparotomy. Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Surgery for Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease, Colorectal Surgery, Haemorrhoid Surgery - Stapler / Laser, Laparoscopic Varicocelectomy, Hydrocele repair, Oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGDS). Colonoscopy. Excision of skin lumps.

Breast Surgery

Microdochectomy, Simple mastectomy, Skin-sparing mastectomy, Modified Radical Mastectomy. Lumpectomy. Wide Local Excision. Wide Local Excision with Hook Wire localisation. Axillary lymph node clearance. Sentinel lymph node biopsy, Breast Tru-cut biopsy, Fine needle aspiration cytology of breast lumps, , Vacuum Assisted Biopsy (VAB), Breast ultrasound

Endocrine Surgery

Experienced Endocrine Surgeon in the treatment of Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal, Testicular and Obesity diseases. Skilled in open, minimally invasive surgery and ultrasound of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

Weight Loss Management

Multidisciplinary management, Nutrition counseling, Medication, Intragastric Balloon (Endoscopic and Non Endoscopic), Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Roux En Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band