Dr. Pradeep Chowbey

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey is a world-renowned pioneering laparoscopic surgeon. With over 45 years of surgical experience, he has trained more than 20,000 surgeons from around the world in minimally invasive surgeries. He is one of the first to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy in North India and the first to perform MAFT (Minimally Invasive Fistula Technology) in the Asia Pacific Region. He has graphed his career with singular determination to develop, evaluate, and propagate Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery in India, and the Asian subcontinent.

His Institute at Max Healthcare was the first to receive the Center of excellence accreditations in India for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Hernia Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation, USA (2011-2014)

With over 85,000 surgeries to his credit, he featured in the Guinness Book of Records 1997 and Limca Book of Records 2000 – 2020 (consecutive twenty years) as the first Endoscopic surgeon performing most number of minimal access surgeries. He has authored more than 300 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.

Gall Bladder Stones, Hernia, Obesity Surgery, Piles, Fissure, Fistula, Appendix, Thyroid & Parathyroid, Scarless Neck Surgery
39 years of experience overall
FMAS, FALS, FIAGES, FACS, FICS, FAIS, FIMSA, FRCS (London), MNAMS, MBBS, MS (Jabalpur Medical College)

Founder President, Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) (2004)
President-Elect – International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO),2012-13
President– IFSO, Asia Pacific Chapter)
President-Asia Pacific Chapter of International Federation for the Surgery Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO),2011-13
President– Asia Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS), 2010-12
Honorary Member of German Hernia Society, Germany in 2011
Honorary Member of Gulf Cooperation Council Hernia Society (National Chapter of Asia Pacific Hernia Society), Dubai in 2010
Honorary Member of Indonesian Hernia Society, Bali, Indonesia in 2009
Past President, Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
Past Governor (India), Society of Endoscopic and laparoscopic surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
Advisor- Asia Pacific Endosurgery Task Force (AETF)
President-Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI),2006-2010
Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-surgeons (IAGES) )
Trustee – 2006 to date
Past President: 2004 – 2006
President:2002 – 2004
President-Elect: 2000 -2002
Honorary Secretary:1998 – 2000
Vice President:1994 – 1998
Member, The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Member, International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES)
Member, International Society of Surgery (ISS)
Member, European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
Member, International Medical Science Academy (FIMSA)
Member, Indian Society of Oncology (ISO)
Governing Council Member, Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
Member, National Academy of Medical Science (MNAMS)
Member, Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG)
Member, Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (IASG)
Founder Member, Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
Member, Membership Drive Committee – Association Surgeons of India (ASI)
Member, Workshop Committee – Association Surgeons of India (ASI)
Patron, Health Care Welfare Society)
Patron, Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (AES)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Fellow, The Association of Surgeons of India (FAIS)
Fellow, International College of Surgeons (FICS)
Invited by various prestigious Organizations & Foundations in the country/overseas and delivered many orations, keynote addresses, and guest lectures

Lifetime Achievement Award by IAGES in February, 2015
Lifetime Achievement Award by Human Care Charitable Trust in August, 2014
IMAAN INDIA SAMMAN award, October, 2014
A Legend during the Lifetime Award by Balkan Ji Bari International, September, 2013
Chairman’s Award by Max Healthcare, January, 2012
Honorary Rotarian by Rotary Club of Delhi, May, 2011
Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa Doctorate) by His Excellency Governor of MP and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jabalpur, October, 2007
Dr. K.C Mahajan Award for Best Academician, January, 2006
Gem of India Award for excellence in field, 2006
Arch of Excellence (Medicare) Award, 2006
Bharat Jyoti Award, 2006
Rashtriya Rattan Award & Gold Medal for Medical Excellence, December, 2005
Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Excellence 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
Awarded Padma Shri, the highest civilian honor, awarded by the Hon. President of India in January, 2002
ACADIMA 2001, awarded in the field of Minimal Access Surgery
Aadharshila award for excellent work and contribution in the field of medicine
Placed in Limca Book of Records 2000 to 2009 consecutive years for most minimal access surgery
Ratna Award in Laparoscopic Surgery by Punjab Government in February, 2000
Awarded by Guinness Book of Records for most minimal access surgery in 1997
Awarded Arya award for the most compassionate doctor in 1997
Vocational award 1995-96 by Rotary International
Awarded Gold Medal by Indian Medical Association as “Young Investigator of India 95”
Best performer National Board of Examination for MNAMS degree in 1979
Gold Medal and Best Performer, Govt. Medical College, Jabalpur (MP) at the MS (Gen. Surgery), 1977
Merit in all subjects, Govt. Medical College, Jabalpur (MP) at the MBBS examination ,1973
First Honorary Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeon to the President of India, 2000
First Honorary Consultant in laparoscopic surgery to Armed Forces Medical Services of India(AFMC), 2000
The honour of conducting surgery on His Excellency Shri K R Narayanan for his gall bladder treatment (March 29, 2001)