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Dr. Pradeep Chowbey


Bariatric Surgeon


45+ Years of Experience


New Delhi

About Doctor

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey, a renowned and highly experienced Bariatric surgeon in India, is a name synonymous with trust. With an impressive track record of over 35 years of practicing bariatric surgery, he is regarded as one of the world's top surgeons in this field.

Dr. Chowbey received his MBBS and MS (General Surgery) degrees from the highly regarded Government Medical College in Jabalpur, which is located in the state of MP.

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey has had the honor of operating with some of the most well-known people in the world, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. KR Narayanan (President of India), Mr. Devisingh Sekhawat, Mr. Rakesh Mehta IAS, and Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta. Other notable patients include Mr. Devisingh Sekhawat and Mr. Rakesh Mehta.

Dr. Chowbey was one of the few surgeons in India who was able to identify and admit the growing incidence of obesity there.

To this day, he has been responsible for more than 70,000 surgical procedures.

Dr. Chowbey has presided over and actively participated in more than 500 workshops and major conferences on a national and worldwide scale, some of the most notable of which are world congresses, conferences online Asia Pacific region, and meetings of SAARC nations.

He was asked to give several orations, keynote speeches, and guest lectures after being requested to do so by a variety of important organizations and foundations both inside the nation and outside of it.

In his role as Governor of the Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India, he has previously represented India (ELSA).

His Excellency the Governor of the State of Madhya Pradesh and the Vice-chancellor of the University of Jabalpur have conferred the title of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa Doctorate) onto Dr. Chowbey.

He serves as an Advisor to a variety of government entities and universities, and his responsibilities include the provision of knowledge and facilities in the field of limited-access surgery, as well as the acquisition of medical equipment for hospitals and other medical institutions.

For having completed the most minimally invasive procedures in a certain time period, Dr. Chowbey is recognized in both the Guinness Book of World Records (1997) and the Limca Book of World Records (2000-2010).

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS, 1973, Govt. Medical College, Jabalpur (MP)
  • MS, 1977, Govt. Medical College, Jabalpur (MP)
  • MNAMS, 1979, National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (India)
  • FMAS
  • FALS
  • FACS
  • FICS
  • FAIS
  • FRCS (London)

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Gall Bladder Stones
  • Hernia
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Piles, Fissure, Anal Fistula
  • Appendix
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid
  • Scarless Neck Surgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery

All Treatments

  • Gastric sleeve
  • Gastric bypass
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS)
  • Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery (SIPS)
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Adjustable Gastric Band
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
  • Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy

Professional Work Experience

  • More than 45 years of surgical experience
  • Director, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Pradeep Chowbey was one of the first laparoscopic surgeons to practice in India, placing him in an exclusive group of Indian medical professionals.
  • One of the first people in North India to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy, he has charted his career with the singular determination to develop, evaluate, and propagate minimal access metabolic and bariatric surgery in India.
  • He was one of the first to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy in North India. Laparoscopic surgery, which he pioneered with his hands, constituted a turning point in the annals of India's medical history.
  • In 1996, Dr. Chowbey was a pioneer in the Asian subcontinent when he developed the Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery Centre at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi.
  • This center was the first of its type in the region. His Institute at Max Healthcare was the First Center to earn the Center of Excellence accreditations in India for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and hernia surgery by Surgical Review Corporation, which is located in the United States (2011-2014).
  • Additionally, the institution is recognized and recognized as a Global Centre of Excellence in the area of Endosurgery by both national and international organizations.

Research and Fellowships

  • Dr. Pradeep Chowbey has extensively researched and written on topics covering the vast field of Bariatric, Minimal Access Surgery and general surgery.
  • He has also edited several renowned medical books and journal.

Awards and Recoginition

  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES)
  • Indian Society of Oncology (ISO)
  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Padmashree awarded - 2002
  • Lifetime Achievement award by Human Care Charitable Trust - 2014
  • IMAAN INDIA SAMMAN award - 2014
  • Legend during the Lifetime Award by Balkan Ji Bari International - 2013
  • Chairman’s Award by Max Healthcare - 2012

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