Dr. L.M. Darlong

MS (AIIMS), Fellowship Thoracic surgery (S.Korea)

Head of Thoracic Oncosurgery

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Sector-5, Rohini, Delhi-110085
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Mahender Kumar Jain Marg, Niti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi-110049


Robotic lung cancer surgery
Robotic Thymoma / Thymus / Mediastinal surgery
Robotic oesophagus cancer surgery
VATS, Uniportal thoracoscopy
Chest wall tumor and reconstruction
Pectus deformity- Nuss procedure [Only centre in India]


Fellowship Thoracic Surgery - Korea University Medical Centre, Seoul, S.Korea
MS - AIIMS Delhi
MBBS - GMC Bhopal


2015 - till date - Head of Thoracic Oncosurgery, RGCI & RC, Delhi
2010-2015 Consultant Thoracic surgery & Thoracic Oncology, Fortis Hospital Noida
2009-2010 - Clinical fellow, Thoracic surgery at Korea university medical centre, Anam hospital Seoul, South Korea
2006-2009-Assistant Professor Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, Sillong.
2002-2005- Senior Resident Thoracic surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi
1999-2001- Junior Resident Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi


Association Of Surgeons Of India (ASI)
Chest Wall Interest Group (CWIG)


Dr. L. M. Darlong is one of the handful surgeons in India, dedicated to the care of non - cardiac thoracic chest diseases, and focuses on cancer surgery of the lungs, trachea, chest wall, oesophagus, and mediastinum. He emphasises on minimally invasive chest surgery using VATS and Robotic surgery.
Dr. Darlong earned his Medical Degree from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal and MS from AIIMS, New Delhi. He completed his Residency in Thoracic Surgery from AIIMS Delhi. He earned his Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery from Korea University Medical Centre, South Korea.
Dr. Darlong pioneered advanced NUSS procedure for pectus deformity in India and is the first in the country to perform advanced NUSS procedure using technique of pectoscopy, crane lift and pectus tunneloscopy.
Dr. Darlong is a diligent medical scholar with publications in various indexed journals and is also a reviewer in various national and international journals of repute.


First in the country to perform advanced NUSS using technique of pectoscopy, crane lift and pectus tunneloscopy for chest wall disorder.
CTSNET [Cardiothoracic surgery network] Video top contents for Thoracic video 2013, " Single-incision-thoracoscopic-decortications- stage-3-organized-pleural-effusion"
3rd Medgate Today India Health care awards 2013 for "Thoracic surgery & Thoracic Oncology"
Laleng M Darlong. How I Do it Differently: Video-assisted thoracic surgery for superior posterior mediastinal neurogenic tumour in the supine position. J Min Access Surg 2009;5:49-51
Son HS, Lee SH, Darlong LM, Jung JS, Sun K, Kim HJ, Lee K, Lee SH, Lee JT. Is there a role for a needle thoracoscopic pleural biopsy under local anesthesia for pleural effusions?. Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;47:124-128.
Darlong, L.M., Ram, D., Sharma, A. et al. The Azygous Lobe of the Lung: in the Case of Lung Cancer. Indian J Surg Oncol (2017). doi:10.1007/s13193-016-0617-y
Ram, D., Sharma, A., Darlong,L.M et al. Management of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura: a rare differential of solid lung masses. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2017).doi:10.1007/s12055-016-0484-8
Ram, D., Darlong, L.M., Sharma, A. et al ; Chest wall reconstruction using steel wire in a case of Chondrosarcoma Rib: a novel technique of neo-rib. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2017). doi:10.1007/s12055-017-0493-2
CTSNET videos, http://www.ctsnet.org/article/single-incision-thoracoscopic-decortications-stage-3-organized-pleural-effusion
CTSNET videos, Expert technique, http://www.ctsnet.org/article/dual-incision-thoracoscopic-decortication-stage-2-fibrinopurulent-effusion
Laleng M Darlong. Images in Surgery: Vanishing Lung Syndrome. Indian Journal of Surgery 2010; 72:79-80
Laleng M Darlong, NEW IDEAS - Thoracic: Pectus tunneloscopy: Making Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum safe, Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg (2013) 17 (2): 233-236
Laleng M Darlong. Editorial; Thoracoscopy for Trauma. Lung India April-june 2011
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