Decorated with distinction of being the preferred operating surgeon to former President of India His Excellency Shri K R Narayanan & His Holiness Dalai Lama.
With over 80000 surgeries to his credit, he also has the feat to operate the World’s Heaviest Teenager ( BMI 92kg/m2) in April 2018.

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey

MS, MNAMS, FRCS (London), FIMSA, FAIS, FICS, FACS, FIAGES, FALS,FMAS

Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)

Padamashri Awarded by President of India

Honorary Surgeon to The President of India

Honorary Surgeon to Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS)

Surgeon to His Holiness Dalai Lama

Chairman – Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi – 110017, India

Chairman – Surgery & Allied Surgical Specialties

Executive Vice Chairman – Max Healthcare Ltd.

E-mail : pradeepchowbey@gmail.com

Website: www.chowbey.com

Esteemed positions held

Worldwide President 
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and  Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) (2012- 13)

Founder President
Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) (2004)

President
Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) (2004- 2009)

President
Asia Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS) (2010-12)

President
Asia Pacific Chapter of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) (2011-13)

President
Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) (2006-10)

Trustee & Past President
Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES)                

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International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and  Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) (2012- 13)

Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) (2004)

Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) (2004- 2009)

Asia Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS) (2010-12)

Asia Pacific Chapter of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) (2011-13)

Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) (2006-10)

Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES)

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey belongs to the cadre of the pioneer laparoscopic surgeons in the Asian subcontinent. He has graphed his career with singular determination to develop, evaluate and propagate Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery in India. The advent of Laparoscopic surgery with his hands became a point in India’s medical history.

At present, he is the Chairman, Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Max Hospital Saket, Delhi. Dr. Chowbey established the Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi in 1996, which was the first of its kind in the Asian subcontinent.

Pioneering work

  • Chowbey has pioneered and nurtured most of the advances in minimal access surgery in India. He has been instrumental in training and teaching surgeons with these advanced skills to popularize the minimally invasive surgery techniques.
  • He has been representing India in various national and international scientific forums for more than three decades. His most recent invitation (April 2019) was at the Oxford University, London as a Keynote speaker during the World Congress of Bariatric Surgery. During this Congress, he delivered the inaugural message by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
  • He was the first to perform MAFT (Minimally Invasive Fistula Technology) in the Asia Pacific Region.
  • Chowbey has been instrumental in innovating and devising the high tech surgical equipment and instruments used for
    MAFT (Minimally Invasive     Fistula Technology) surgery
    Single-Port Laparoscopic minimal access surgery
    Hand port surgery
    Laparoscopic vascular surgery including the vascular clamps
  • He pioneered and popularized method of performing Endoscopic Hernia Repair (TEP) that is well accepted globally and is gaining popularity.

He also pioneered a novel endoscopic approach for thyroid and parathyroid and popularized the concept of “scar-less neck surgery”.

Honorary Memberships

In view of his significant contributions in the field of minimal access surgery, he has been felicitated with several honorary memberships by prestigious international and national surgery societies

  • Honorary membership of American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeons Honorary Membership of German Hernia Society at Oldenburg, Germany
  • Honorary membership of the Chinese College of Surgeons at Beijing, China.
  • First honorary membership of the International Endohernia Society (IEHS)
  • Honorary membership of the Japanese Society of Endoscopic Surgeons in Osaka, Japan
  • Honorary membership of Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Honorary membership of the United Arab Emirates Surgery Society
  • Gulf Cooperation Council Hernia Society (National Chapter of Asia Pacific Hernia Society), Dubai
  • Honorary membership of Indonesian Hernia Society at Bali, Indonesia
  • Honorary membership of the Indonesian Society of Endo Lap Surgeons (ISES),
  • Honorary membership of the Society of Bariatric & Metabolic surgeons of Kazakhstan
  • Honorary membership of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India.

His Biography has been published in the Obesity Surgery Journal (the official journal of the International Federation of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders) in April 2016.

Guidelines and Recommendations

  • Dr. Chowbey formulated the Minimal Access Surgery – Guidelines and Recommendations that were released by the Hon’ble President of India Dr. KR Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhavan in July 2002. Dr. Chowbey is currently chairing the revision update of the Minimal Access Surgery Guidelines and recommendations which will be released soon.
  • Dr. Chowbey played a pivotal role as a steering committee member with world acclaimed core group of herniologists who together formulated the Worldwide Guidelines and Recommendations published in the Surgical Endoscopy journal (Published by Springer) – 

      “Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of Inguinal Hernia                      International Endohernia Society (IEHS)- Part I” in 2012
      “Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of Inguinal Hernia                      International Endohernia Society (IEHS)- Part II” in 2014
      “Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of Inguinal Hernia                      International Endohernia Society (IEHS)- Part III” in 2014

  • He also formulated the “Worldwide Guidelines for Groin hernia management” in 2016, Holland.
  • He is a steering committee member currently working on formulating Worldwide HerniaSurge Guidelines.
  • He with other experts formulated guidelines for Metabolic & Obesity (MOSI) surgery in Nov. 2008 and December 2010.

Textbooks

Dr. Chowbey is the ‘Editor’ for following textbooks

  • Laparo-endoscopic Hernia Surgery- Evidence-based clinical practice” (2018), Published by Springer, Germany
  • Surgical Repair of abdominal wall hernias (2012)”, Published by Byword Publishers, India
  • Hand-Book of Bariatric Surgery(2012)”, Published by Elsevier, India
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – A comprehensive atlas”,
  • Video-assisted Fistula Treatment (2013)” published by Endo-Press, Tuttlingen, Germany
  • Single-Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy using X-Cone and reusable Hand Instruments (2012)” published by Endo-Press, Tuttlingen,
  • Endoscopic Repair of Abdominal Wall Hernias” (1st in 2004 & 2nd Ed. in 2012). Published by Byword Publishers, India
  • “Achieving excellence in Abdominal wall Hernia surgery” published by Endo-Press, Tuttlingen,

Academic Publications

Dr. Chowbey holds the following prestigious positions

  • Editor-in-Chief– “Journal of Minimal Access Surgery”- the official publication of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons
  • Section Editor of Ventral/ Incisional Hernia surgery- “Hernia” The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Associate Editor– International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery by Wolters Kluwer,
  • Reviewer– “Obesity Surgery”- The Journal of Metabolic Surgery and Allied Care

He has authored 200 original scientific papers in international and national indexed journals and contributed chapters for various Text / Reference books including the prestigious publications like Springer, Jaypee, Elsevier. He is the Editor of various textbooks nationally and internationally.

Contributed following Chapters in national and international textbooks

  • Chapter ‘Parietal Disaster’ in the textbook “The Art of Hernia Surgery- A step by step guide” (2018), published by Springer, Switzerland.
  • Four chapters- ‘Technique Total extraperitoneal patch plasty (TEP) Standard technique and specific risks’ , ‘Technique TEP: Complications, prevention, education and preferences’, ‘Complex ventral and incisional ‘, ‘Complex Hiatal hernias’, in textbook Laparo-endoscopic Hernia Surgery- Evidence-based clinical practice” (2018) , published by Springer, Germany.
  • Two chapters- ‘Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass’, ‘Revision Bariatric Surgery’ in textbook, 4th Edition “Comprehensive Laparoscopic Surgery” textbook by the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons, (2018), published by Academic Publishers, India.
  • The chapter on ‘The Tsunami of obesity: Best practices to curb the menace’ in Best practices in Medicine, Volume 1, Cardio-diabetology, Published by Jaypee, India 2018
  • Chapter- ‘Laparoscopic Roux- en- Y Hepaticojejunostomy’ in International Atlas of Laparoscopic Hepat-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery- “Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Hepaticojejunostomy”(2015), published by Cine-Med Publishers, United States.
  • ChapterLaparoscopic Interventions for Benign Conditions at the Lower Esophagus’. Ed. Pradeep Chowbey. ECAB Clinical Update: Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation. Pub Elsevier, New Delhi 2011.
  • Chapter ‘Surgical Therapies in Management of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome’ in textbook Recent Advances in metabolic Syndrome II. Pub Elsevier, New Delhi 2011.
  • Chapter ‘Obesity – Indian Perspective and scope of Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery’ in textbook Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery. Compiled by ILS Hospital, Kolkatta 2010.
  • Chapter ‘Reoperative Bariatric Surgeries’ in textbook Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery. Compiled by ILS Hospital, Kolkatta 2010
  • The chapterIn Support of Standard Procedure in Hiatal Hernia Repair’ in textbook HERNIA REPAIR SEQUELAE. Pub Springer-Verlag Berlin. 2010
  • Chapter ‘Laparoscopic Management of Large Hiatus Hernia’ in textbook Recent Advances in Surgery. Pub Jaypee. Volume 12, 2009.
  • Chapter ‘Bariatric Surgery – Surgical management of morbid obesity’ in textbook OBESITY – A multidimensional approach to a contemporary global issue. Publisher Dhanraj Book House, New Delhi. 2009
  • ChapterMetabolic Syndrome – Surgical Management.’ Ed. Munjal YP. Postgraduate Medicine (Emergency Medicine – Emerging Discipline). Volume XXII, 2008
  • The chapter ‘GERD and Hiatus Hernia’. Dr. Sanjiv Haribhakti. Clinical G.I. Surgery. Volume I, 2008
  • Chapter ‘Recurrent Hernia- Prevention and treatment’. Ed. V Schumpelick , R.J. Fitzgibbons. Pub Springer 2007
  • Chapter ‘Bariatric Surgery – Importance in Obesity management’ Ed. Munjal YP. Postgraduate Medicine (Recent Advances in Medicine). Volume XXI, February 2007
  • Chapter ‘Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair – TEP technique’. Ed. Ajay Kriplani, Parveen Bhatia, Arun Prasad, Deepak Govil, H P Garg. Comprehensive Laparoscopic Surgery (Indian Association of Gastro-Intestinal Endo Surgeons-IAGES). 2007
  • The chapter ‘Primary Inguinal Hernia: How to create a Recurrence-TEP’. Eds. Volker Schumpelick, Robert J Fitzgibbons. Recurrent Hernia: Prevention and Treatment. Publisher: Springer Medizin Verlag, Heidelberg 2007
  • Chapter ‘Hand Instruments in Laparoscopy’. In Laparoscopic Surgery: Instruments & Equipments. Compiled by ILS Multispeciality Clinic, First Edition, 2006.
  • Chapter ‘Metabolic Syndrome – Surgical Management’ Ed. Roshan Lall Gupta. Recent Advances in Surgery. Pub: Volume 11, 2006.
  • Chapter ‘Laparoscopic Hepatopancreato Biliary Surgery – Future Directions’ Jagannath P ed. Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery-Current Concepts. First edition, New Delhi: B I Churchill Livingstone 2002

Teaching & Training

Teaching and training have been his passion and an integral part of his career. He began conducting training workshops in 1990 and continues to train surgeons till date in all minimally invasive surgery techniques. His conducts the following training courses:

 Essentials of Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Diploma (3 months)
  • Fellowship (1 month)
  • Observership (1 – 2 weeks)

  Endoscopic Hernia Surgery

  • Fellowship (1 month)

     Bariatric Surgery

  • Fellowship (1 month)

Center of Excellence

His Institute at Max Healthcare is the First Centre to receive the

  • Center of Excellence accreditation in India for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation, USA (2010).,
  • Center of Excellence accreditation in Hernia surgery by Surgical Review Corporation, USA (2014).

The center is also recognized as Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric surgery by Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (2019) and acknowledged as a Global Centre of Excellence in the field of Endosurgery.

Surgical Milestones

Dr. Chowbey has had the honour of operating on His Excellency Shri K R Narayanan former President of India for gall bladder surgery (March 29, 2001), His Holiness Dalai Lama for gall bladder surgery (October 10, 2008).

With over 80,000 surgeries to his credit he is featured in the Guinness Book of Records 1997 and Limca Book of Records 2000 – 2019 (consecutive 20 years) as the first Endoscopic surgeon performing most number of minimal access surgeries.

He operated on the World’s heaviest teenager (BMI 92kg/m2) in April 2018.

Honorary Doctorate and Lifetime achievement awards

  • Padmashree awarded by the President of India, Sh. KR Narayanan in 2002
  • Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa Doctorate) by His Excellency Governor of MP and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jabalpur, October 2007
  • Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa Doctorate) by AMITY University, Noida, UP on 7th December 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement award by IAGES in February 2015 for his significant contributions to Endoscopic surgeries in India,
  • Lifetime Achievement award by Human Care Charitable Trust in August 2014,
  • A legend during the Lifetime Award by Balkan Ji Bari International September 2013,
  • Bharat Jyoti Award, 2006,
  • K C Mahajan Award for Best Academician, January 2006
  • Gem of India Award for excellence in field, 2006
  • Arch of Excellence (Medicare) Award, 2006
  • Rashtriya Rattan Award & Gold Medal for Medical Excellence, December 2005,
  • Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for excellent work in the laparoscopy field, November 2005,
  • Dhanvantari Award for Excellence in Health Care, November 2005,
  • Awarded IMAGES Masters Virk Award – 2005 by Virk Hospital Centre for Human Reproduction, for pioneering efforts in the field of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Ratna award in Laparoscopic Surgery by Punjab Government in February 2000,
  • Awarded Gold Medal by Indian Medical Association as “Young Investigator of India 95”.
  • Arya award for a most compassionate doctor in 1977.
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