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Dr. Rajesh Khullar


Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeon


35+ Years of Experience


New Delhi

About Doctor

Dr. Rajesh Khullar boasts over 35 years of successful experience in bariatric surgery, making him a highly skilled practitioner. He is renowned in India as a leading laparoscopic surgeon.

His clinical expertise spans hepatobiliary surgery, upper gastrointestinal surgery, weight loss and obesity-related bariatric surgery, extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia, and thoracoscopy-assisted surgical procedures for benign thoracic conditions.

Dr. Khullar is actively involved in organizing Live Workshops and Conferences to train students in Laparoscopic Surgery in India and abroad, reflecting his strong commitment to teaching and mentoring.

He is a distinguished guest lecturer at national and international conferences, speaking on topics like bariatric surgery, metabolic surgery, and hernia surgery.

Dr. Khullar currently serves as the chairperson for the Accredited Faculty of the National Board of Examination for Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery.

Furthermore, he is a faculty member at the Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education in New Delhi and CEMAST in Mumbai.

His dedicated service has earned him Life Memberships in prestigious organizations, including IFSO, ELSA, ASI, IMA, and ISG.

Dr. Khullar holds esteemed positions as President of OSSI, President of the Hernia Society of India, Joint Secretary of APHS, and Executive Member of IAGES.

Known for his roles as a teacher, trainer, and practitioner, he has a keen interest in research and co-authored textbooks, such as "Endohernia Repair" with Dr. Manish Baijlal.

He also played a pivotal role in shaping and gaining approval for the "Minimal Access Surgery- Guidelines and Recommendations" manual by various healthcare bodies in India.

Dr. Khullar graduated from AFMC, Pune University, in 1980 with an MBBS degree and earned his MS in General Surgery from PGI, Chandigarh, in 1984.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS, From AFMC, Poona University, 1980
  • M.S. From  PGI, Chandigarh, 1984
  • House Job (Surgery), PGI, Chandigarh

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Hepatobiliary Surgeries
  • Upper GI Surgeries
  • Hernia Repair
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Bariatric Surgery (obesity/weight loss surgery)
  • Thoracoscopic Surgical Procedures for Benign Conditions of Thorax
  • Gallbladder Stones
  • Hernia
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Piles, Anal Fissure, Anal Fistula
  • Appendix
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid
  • Scarless Neck 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

  • Max Super Speciality Hospital 
  • Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
  • At Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, he co-founded the Department of Minimal Access (Laparoscopic) Surgery in 1996 with Dr. Pradeep Chowbey and served as its Senior Consultant and Vice Chairman until November 2009.
  • Associates consultant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, with Dr. KC Mahajan, 1985–1995
  • Junior Consultant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,1985

Career Highlights

  • In the area of laparoscopic surgery in India, Dr. Rajesh Khullar is one of the doctors who has the longest track record of experience. Since the very beginning of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Department, he has faithfully served as a member of the department's staff.
  • Formerly serving as the Vice Chairman of the Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery Centre at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi.

Research and Fellowships

  • Life Member at IFSO 
  • Life Member at ELSA
  • Life Member at ASI
  • Life Member at IMA
  • Life Member at ISG

Awards and Recoginition

  • President, Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI).
  • Honorary Secretary, Hernia Society of India (National Chapter of APHS).
  • Joint Secretary, Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)
  • Hony. Secretary at IAGES
  • Faculty member, Ethicon Institute of Surgical education, New Delhi.
  • Jr. editor, Hernia section, Journal Of Minimal Access Surgery (JMAS)
  • Reviewer, Hernia Journal
  • Teaching faculty, CEMAST, Mumbai
  • Dr Khullar has played a lead role in organizing multiple national and international conferences on various subjects of laparoscopy in India.
  • He has been invited as expert and guest faculty for various international and national Bariatric, metabolic and Hernia conferences.

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