Dr Belal Bin Asaf is a renowned Thoracic (Chest) Surgeon and is the Associate Director of the Institute of Chest Surgery, Chest Onco-Surgery & Lung Transplantation at the Medanta - The Medidcity, Gurugram, Haryana. The institute is the largest volume and most comprehensive chest surgery centre in the entire country with state of art facilities catering to all surgical diseases of the chest. Dr. Belal Bin Asaf specialises in the treatment of surgical diseases of the chest involving the lungs, mediastinum, Trachea (Windpipe), esophagus (food pipe) and diaphragm. He is recognised nation-wide as an expert and a leader in the field of minimally invasive thoracic surgery like Video assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS / Key-Hole surgery) and robotic thoracic surgery. He specializes in and has special interest in minimally invasive surgery through key-hole incisions (VATS) for lung and esophageal cancer. Dr Belal also specialises in the management of patients with Myasthenia gravis with or without thymoma who require Thymectomy and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country for performing robotic thymectomy for both myasthenia gravis and thymoma. He is the first surgeon in the country to have performed Robotic Subxiphoid Thymectomy for patients with Thymoma. He is also amongst the very few surgeons in the country who perform surgery for Mesothelioma.
Dr Belal Bin Asaf has keen interest in teaching ans academics and is a faculty For DNB (Thoracic Surgery) at Medanta - The Medicity Gurugram. He was one of the two Founding faculty of India’s first DNB Thoracic Surgery program at Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research where He trained several DNB Super-Specialty (Thoracic Surgery) Candidates and has supervised several research projects as part of candidates’ dissertation. He is frequently invited and has delivered dozens of lectures in various national and international conference on VATS and Robotic Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Belal Bin Asaf’s research interests include outcomes and techniques in robotic thoracic surgery and Video assisted thoracic surgery. A noted author, Dr. Belal Bin Asaf has over 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles including book chapters to his name.
Dr. Belal Bin Asaf is a member of several professional societies, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS, USA), The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), the Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (SELSI) and The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).
Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery Other Interests & Specialties: Thoracic surgery, general cardiac/thoracic surgery, adult general thoracic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, mesothelioma, thymus cancer, lung metastasis, photochemotherapy, esophageal cancer, lobectomy and small cell lung cancer.