Dr. Arun Prasad

Dr. Arun Prasad
Dr. Arun Prasad

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi


Dr. Arun Prasad
Senior Consultant – Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi

Profile Snapshot

  • Dr. Arun Prasad is one of the world’s finest surgeons having an experience of over 7000 laparoscopic operations. He has a surgical experience of 29 years and Laparoscopic experience for 24 years. He is a medical graduate from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He did his masters in surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi in 1988 and went to UK for higher surgical training in GI surgery.
  • He has done the world’s first Laparoscopic operation of Gall Bladder fistula with the large intestine, which is recognized over the world in eminent medical journals. He is known for performing the world’s first Thoracoscopic removal of the Hydatid cyst of the lungs, as well.
  • Throughout his career, he has worked on other complex and advanced laparoscopic operations for various abdominal and chest problems.
    He conducted one of the first series in the world in 1994, showing the feasibility and safety of doing Laparoscopic gall bladder surgery and sending the patient home on the same day.
  • He is also of the few Indians who have had the honor to be a tutor in Laparoscopic Surgery in the courses conducted at The Royal College of Surgeons, London. Presently he is a tutor in Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons of UK and also an examiner for MRCS conducted by the Royal College. He is also one of the few surgeons doing ETS for Hyperhidrosis.


  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Bariatric
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Piles Treatment (Non Surgical)
  • Fistula Treatment
  • Anal Fissure Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • G.I. Surgery
  • Fistula Surgery
  • Piles Surgery
  • Hernia Repair Surgery
  • Abdominal Pain Treatment
  • Thyroid Swelling
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Obesity Related Lung Diseases
  • Obesity Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • GastroIntestinal Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgeries
  • Breast Surgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric (Gastric Bypass) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
  • Gastric Balloon
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Resection
  • Slimming
  • Single Port Surgeries
  • GI/HPB Surgery
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Gall Bladder (Biliary) Stone Treatment
  • Gastric Plication
  • Gastroscopy
  • Laser Fistula Treatment
  • Laser Fissure Surgery
  • Anal Fissure Treatment (Non-Surgical)
  • Laser Piles Treatment
  • Laparoscopic Hiatus Hernia Repair
  • Endosurgery

Work Experience

  • 1995 – 2020; Senior Consultant Surgeon at Apollo Hospital
    1988 – 1995; Junior Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK
  • 1985 – 1988; Resident Surgeon at Maulana Azad Medical College
  • 2018 – 2020; Head of Department of Surgery at Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi


  • MBBS
  • MS
  • FRCS


  • FRCS – Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh & Glasgow (UK)
  • FACS – Fellow of American College of Surgeons (USA)
  • FMBS – Fellow of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • President of Obesity surgery society of India (OSSI), affiliated to International Federation for Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)
  • President of International MGB OAGB Club for Bariatric Surgery
  • Former Vice President Indian Association of Gastro Endoscopic Surgeons (IAGES).
  • FALS – Fellow of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery ( Bariatric, Hernia, Upper GI, Hepatobiliary )
  • Member Indian Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Awards & Recognitions

  • Award by Health Minister of Delhi for Thoracoscopy work
  • Award by Health Minister of India for Bariatric work
  • Orations for ASI Delhi, Andhra Pradesh
  • Invited key note speaker at Ghent, Belgium for Robotic Surgery
  • Award for Robotic Bariatric Surgery at Valladolid, Spain
  • Faculty at multiple International conferences of Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic
  • Surgery, Bariatric Surgery – London, Montreal, Vienna, Paris, Naples, Milan,
  • Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, Spain, China etc
  • Live transmission of surgery to national and international conferences showing robotic and bariatric surgery
  • Organizer of Fellowship course in bariatric surgery at Mumbai, Philippines and
  • Duke University USA on behalf of International Bariatric Club & Academy
  • Organizer and Academic coordinator of over 50 courses for trauma training under the aegis of Primary Trauma Care UK


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