Dr. Arun Prasad

Dr. Arun Prasad
Dr. Arun Prasad

Designation of Dr. Arun Prasad

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

Profile Snapshot of Dr. Arun Prasad

  • Dr. Arun Prasad is one of the world’s finest surgeons having an experience of over 35 years. He has an impressive experience of handling over 7000 laparoscopic operations. His specialization lies in Laparoscopy, VATS Thoracoscopy, Endoscopic and Robotic Surgery.
  • Dr. Arun Prasad graduated 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 the UK for higher surgical training in GI surgery.
  • Dr. Arun Prasad is a leading laparoscopic surgeon renowned for his pioneering achievements. He performed the world’s first laparoscopic surgery for a gall bladder fistula with the large intestine, a groundbreaking procedure recognized in prestigious medical journals worldwide. He is also credited with the world’s first thoracoscopic removal of a lung hydatid cyst.
  • Dr. Prasad’s expertise extends to a wide range of complex laparoscopic procedures for abdominal and chest conditions. Notably, he conducted one of the world’s first series in 1994, demonstrating the feasibility and safety of same-day discharge after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.
  • Additionally, he is among the few surgeons performing endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) for hyperhidrosis.
  • Furthermore, Dr. Prasad’s influence extends beyond India. He has served as a respected tutor for laparoscopic surgery courses at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He has also been an examiner for the MRCS qualification.
  • Currently, he leverages his extensive experience as a Senior Consultant of GI, Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

Dr. Arun Prasad’s Expertise

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

Work Experience of Dr. Arun Prasad

  • 1996 – Present; Senior Consultant Surgeon at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
  • 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

Dr. Arun Prasad’s Qualifications

  • MBBS from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 
  • MS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • FRCS (Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons), London

Memberships of Dr. Arun Prasad

  • 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 received by Dr. Arun Prasad

  • Award by the Health Minister of Delhi for Thoracoscopy work
  • Award by the Health Minister of India for Bariatric work
  • Orations for ASI Delhi, Andhra Pradesh
  • Invited keynote speaker at Ghent, Belgium for Robotic Surgery
  • Award for Robotic Bariatric Surgery at Valladolid, Spain
  • Faculty at multiple International conferences on Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, and 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
  • The organizer of a Fellowship course in bariatric surgery at Mumbai, Philippines, and Duke University USA on behalf of the International Bariatric Club & Academy
  • Organizer and Academic coordinator of over 50 courses for trauma training under the aegis of Primary Trauma Care UK

Publications of Dr. Arun Prasad

  • “Robotic One Anastomosis ( Omega Loop / Mini ) Gastric Bypass For Morbid Obesity”- Journal of Robotic Surgery (2014)
  • “And the winners are . . . robotic spinal surgery, hospital stewardship of antibiotics, and primary care for hill tribes”- The BMJ Awards India (2014)
  • Robotic Single Anastomosis (Mini) Gastric Bypass, OBES SURG (2014)
  • “Totally robotic gastric bypass using modified Lonroth technique”- OBES SURG (2015)
  • “Robotic-assisted Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy in a post-cholecystectomy type E2 bile duct injury”- World J Gastroenterol (2015)
  • “Robotic surgery for hiatus hernia in super obese”- The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery (2015)
  • “Role of VATS in Management of Pulmonary Hydatid and Follow-Up: A Case Series”- Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine (2018)
  • “Robotic Minigastric bypass”- Essentials of Mini? One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (2018) 
  • “Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery—A Multicentre Study of 9617 Patients from Indian Bariatric Surgery Outcome Reporting Group” – Acknowledged as a contributor in the published study (2019)
  • “Standardization of Bariatric Metabolic Procedures: World Consensus Meeting Statement”- OBES SURG (2019)
  • “One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in Morbidly Obese Patients with BMI ≥ 50 kg/m2: a Systematic Review Comparing It with Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy”-  OBES SURG (2019)


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