Dr. Pradeep Chowbey

Chairman- Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Chairman- Surgery & Allied Surgical Specialties, Executive Vice Chairman- Max Healthcare


  • 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)
  • Fellow, The Association of Surgeons of India (FAIS)
  • Fellow, International College of Surgeons (FICS)
  • Chief Convenor, Surgical Education Leaders’ Summit 2005 – Shaping the Future by 2010, Chennai 2005
  • Expert Panel Member, The Minimal Invasive Surgery Development Center, a recent establishment of the United Christian Hospital, Department of Surgery, Hong Kong, 2001
  • Expert Panel Member, The Minimally Invasive Surgical Center(MISC), National University Hospital, Singapore, 2003
  • Faculty Member, Ethicon laparoscopic training centre at New Delhi, 2003

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.


Work Experience:
  • Completed 70,000 major Lap procedures
  • Max Healthcare (Nov 2009 to till date)
  • Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (1980 – 2009)
  • Willingdon Hospital (1977 – 1980)
Education & Training:
  • MBBS – Jabalpur Medical College(1973)
  • MS – Jabalpur Medical College(1977)
  • FRCS (London)
  • FAIS
  • FICS
  • FACS
  • FALS
Awards Information:
  • Lifetime Achievement award by IAGES in February, 2015
  • Lifetime Achievement award by Human Care Charitable Trust in August 2014
  • IMAAN INDIA SAMMAN award 2014 in October, 2014
  • 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 work 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 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 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) in 1977
  • Merit in all subjects, Govt. Medical College, Jabalpur (MP) at the MBBS examination in 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 
  • Honor of operating on His Excellency Shri K R Narayanan for his gall bladder surgery (March 29, 2001)
Research & Publication:
  • Endoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernia 2nd edition

            Byword Viva publishers’ Pvt. Ltd

            Editor: Dr. Pradeep Chowbey

            Status: Published


  • Surgical repair of abdominal wall hernias- APHS initiative

           Publisher: Springer

           Status: Published


  • Handbook of Bariatric surgery

           Publisher: Springer

           Status: Published


  • Manual of the Max  Institute of MAMBS

           Publisher: Springer

           Publisher: Max  Institute of MAMBS

           Status: Under process


  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy- A comprehensive atlas

          Status:  Under process



  • Single-port laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – using X-cone and reusable hand instruments

           Status: Published

  • Visually assisted anal fistula treatment (VAAFT)

           Status: Published


   Chapter for Books

  • Pradeep Chowbey, Chapter on Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Hepaticojejunostomy in the Atlas of Laparoscopic Hepato-Pancreato- Biliary Surgery, Pub Cine-Med Publishing Inc., 2015 pp 260-274
  • Pradeep Chowbey, Rajesh Khullar, Anil Sharma, Vandana Soni, Manish Baijal. Book on Single-Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy using X-Cone and reusable Hand Instruments. Pub Endo-Press, Tuttlingen, Germany. 2012.
  • Pradeep Chowbey.  Laparoscopic Interventions for Benign Conditions at the Lower Esophagus. Ed. Pradeep Chowbey, Samiran Nundy. ECAB Clinical Update: Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation. Pub Elsevier, New Delhi 2011. pp 83-112.
  • Pradeep Chowbey. Surgical Therapies in Management of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome. Ed. Anoop Misra, R.R. Kasliwal. Recent Advances in metabolic Syndrome II. Pub Elsevier,New Delhi 2011. pp 92-118.
  • Pradeep Chowbey. Obesity – Indian Perspective and scope of Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery. Ed. Om Tantia. Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery. Compiled by ILS Hospital, Kolkatta 2010. pp 13-19.
  • Pradeep Chowbey. Reoperative Bariatric Surgeries. Ed. Om Tantia. Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery. Compiled by ILS Hospital, Kolkatta 2010. pp 157-164.
  • Chowbey PK, Mittal T, Soni V, Khullar R, Sharma A , Baijal M, Dey A. In Support of Standard Procedure in Hiatal Hernia Repair. Eds. Volker Schumpelick, Rober J Fitzgibbons. HERNIA REPAIR SEQUELAE. Pub Springer-Verlag Berlin. 2010. pp 504-512.
  • Pradeep Chowbey. Laparoscopic Management of Large Hiatus Hernia. Ed. Roshan Lall Gupta. Recent Advances in Surgery. Pub Jaypee. Volume 12, 2009, pp 231-251.
  • Pradeep Chowbey. Bariatric Surgery – Surgical management of morbid obesity. Ed. Rashmi Sinha & Satwanti Kapoor. OBESITY – A multidimensional approach to contemporary global issue. Publisher Dhanraj Book House, New Delhi. 2009. pp317-331.
  • Chowbey PK. Metabolic Syndrome – Surgical Management. Ed. Munjal YP. Postgraduate Medicine (Emergency Medicine – Emerging Discipline). Volume XXII, 2008, pp256-262.
  • Pradeep Chowbey. GERD and Hiatus Hernia. Ed. Dr. Sanjiv Haribhakti. Clinical G.I. Surgery. Volume I, 2008, pp 280-289.
  • Chowbey PK. Recurrent Hernia- Prevention and treatment. Ed. V Schumpelick , R.J. Fitzgibbons. Pub Springer 2007. pp 274-279.
  • Chowbey PK. Bariatric Surgery - Importance in Obesity management. Ed. Munjal YP. Postgraduate Medicine (Recent Advances in Medicine). Volume XXI, February 2007, 413-422.
  • Chowbey PK. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair - TEP technique. Ed. Ajay Kriplani, Parveen Bhatia, Arun Prasad, Deepak Govil, H P Garg. Comprehensive Laparoscopic Surgery (Indian Association of Gastro Intestinal Endo Surgeons-IAGES). 2007, pp 131-134.
  • Chowbey P. Primary Inguinal Hernia: How to create a Recurrence-TEP. Eds. Volker Schumpelick, Robert J Fitzgibbons. Recurrent Hernia : Prevention and Treatment. Publisher: Springer Medizin Verlag, Heidelberg 2007, pp 274-279.
  • Chowbey PK. Bariatric Surgery - Importance in Obesity management. Ed. Munjal YP. Postgraduate Medicine (Recent Advances in Medicine). Volume XXI, February 2007, 413-422.
  • Chowbey P. Hand Instruments in Laparoscopy. Ed. Agarwalla R, Bandyopadhyay SK, Tantia O. Laparoscopic Surgery: Instruments & Equipments. Compiled by ILS Multispeciality Clinic, First Edition, 2006, pp57-65
  • Pradeep Chowbey. Metabolic Syndrome - Surgical Management. Ed. Roshan Lall Gupta. Recent Advances in Surgery. Pub: Volume 11, 2006. pp 133-147.
  • Chowbey P. Laparoscopic Hepatopancreato Biliary Surgery - Future Directions. Jagannath P ed. Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery-Current Concepts. First edition, New Delhi : B I Churchill Livingstone 2002: pp 234-251.