Cullman Regional Welcomes General, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Venkat Kanthimathinathan, M.D., to Medical Group

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Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes board-certified General, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Venkat Kanthimathinathan, M.D., to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Venkat completed his medical school at JSS Medical College and completed his residency in General Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California. He went on to complete a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Missouri. 

As a Bariatric and General Surgeon, Dr. Venkat utilizes a minimally invasive technique that allows for quicker recovery as compared to traditional surgical techniques. These techniques also allow Dr. Venkat to minimize the trauma of the surgery, which makes for easier recoveries.  

Dr. Venkat will treat patients ages 12 and older and specializes in the following: 

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy 
  • Gastric Bypass surgery  
  • Removal/Adjustment of Gastric Band 
  • Revisional Bariatric surgery  
  • Gallbladder removal 
  • Acid reflux surgery 
  • Hernia repair 
  • Small Bowel resection 
  • Colectomy 
  • Rectum resection 
  • Splenectomy 
  • Pancreatectomy 
  • Adrenalectomy 
  • Skin Conditions  
  • Port placement 
  • Emergency surgeries including Appendectomy, Bowel perforation repair, Bowel obstruction surgery, Abscess drainage 
  • Endoscopy (Colonoscopy/EGD/PEG Tube Placement, Balloon dilation, Stent placement) 

Dr. Venkat is not only passionate about helping his patients, but also helping the community. He has volunteer experience at blood donation camps, pulse polio immunization programs, school health programs and programs that raise public awareness of communicable diseases. When not volunteering, he enjoys singing, dancing, playing cricket, ping pong, badminton, watching football and traveling with family and friends.  

Dr. Venkat will be providing care for patients at Cullman Regional Metabolic and Surgical Clinic, located in Professional Office Building 3 – 1800 AL Highway 157, Suite 201. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Venkat by calling 256-735-5975. For more information about Dr. Venkat or services provided by Cullman Regional, visit online at