Dr. Pradeep Chowbey

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey
Dr. Pradeep Chowbey

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi


Dr. Pradeep Chowbey
Chairman – MAMBS & Allied Surgical Specialities
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi

Profile Snapshot

  • Dr. Pradeep Chowbey is an international known pioneering laparoscopic surgeon, who has over 45 years of surgical experience. Throughout his career, he has trained over 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 has also been featured in the Guiness 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.


  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric (Gastric Bypass) Surgery
  • Slimming
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Gastric Balloon
  • Mini Port Surgeries
  • Single Port Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Endosurgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernial Repair
  • Gall Bladder (Biliary) Stone Treatment
  • Laparoscopic Hiatus Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Resection
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band


  • FMAS
  • FALS
  • FACS
  • FICS
  • FAIS
  • FRCS (London)
  • 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)

Awards & Recognitions

  • 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)


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