Dr. Pradeep Chowbey

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey

MBBS, MS – General Surgery, MNAMS
Executive Vice Chairman – Max Healthcare & Chairman- Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Chairman- Surgery & Allied Surgical Specialties

Laparoscopic Surgeon, Bariatric Surgeon- 37 Years of Experience

Doctor Profile

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey belongs to the cadre of the pioneer laparoscopic surgeons in India. One of the first to perform Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in North India, 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.

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.  His Institute at Max Healthcare is the First Centre to receive the Center of excellence accreditations in India for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Hernia surgery by Surgical review Corporation, USA (2010). The center is also recognized and acknowledged as a Global Centre of Excellence in the field of Endosurgery.



  • MBBS – Govt. Medical College, Jabalpur, 1973
  • MS – General Surgery – Govt. Medical College, Jabalpur, 1977
  • MNAMS – National Academy of Medical Sciences, 1979
  • FIMSA – International Medical Science Academy, 1979
  • FAIS – Association of Surgeons of India
  • FICS – International College of Surgeons
  • FACS – American College of Surgeons, Chicago
  • Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) – Jabalpur University, MP


  • Founder President, Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) )
  • President Elect – International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • President– IFSO, Asia Pacific Chapter)
  • President– Asia Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS) )
  • 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) )
  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-surgeons (IAGES) )
  • Trustee (2006 till 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)




  • Training in Gastroentrological Surgery with Dr. P.B. Desai. – Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bombay
  • Training in Hepatobiliary Mailgnancy and Breast Diseases – Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital London, U.K
  • Training in Laproscopic Surgery – Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.
  • Training in Laproscopic Surgery – University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Training in Laproscopic Surgery – Siloah Hospital, Hannover, Germany
  • Training in MIS – John Hopkins Institute, Baltimore, USA


  • More than 35 yrs of experience in Lap Surgery in association with his team
  • Completed 70,000 major Lap procedures
  • Max Healthcare (Nov 2009 to till date)
  • Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (1980 – 2009)
  • Willingdon Hospital (1977 – 1980)


Awards And Achivements

  • Padma Shree Awarded by the President of India
  • Gem of India Award for excellence in field
  • Bharat Jyoti Award
  • Rashtriya Rattan Award & Gold Medal for Medical Excellence
  • Dhanvantari Award for Excellence in Health Care
  • IMAGES Masters Virk Award, for pioneering efforts in the field of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Awarded Gold Medal by Indian Medical Association as “Young Investigator of India”
  • Aadharshila award for excellent work and contribution in the field of medicine.
  • Awarded by Guinness Book of Records for most minimal access surgery
  • Dr. K C Mahajan Award for Best Academician
  • Placed in Limca Book of Records 2000 to 2009 consecutive years for most minimal access surgery
  • Awarded Arya award for most compassionate doctor


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