Dr Arun Prasad


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MB BS (1983) Armed Forces Medical College,
University of Poona, India
MS Surgery (1988) Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India
FRCS (1990) The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, U.K.
FRCS (1990) The Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, U.K.


Medical Council of India Permanent Registration (4669 - 1985)
General Medical Council, U.K. Permanent Registration (4059345- 1993)


1995 – 2018: Senior Consultant in Minimal Access, General, Thoracoscopic, GI & Bariatric Surgery, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

Currenty : Head of Department of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Gastroenerology & Bariatric Surgery. Senior Laparoscopic, VATS & Robotic Surgeon, Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi, India


Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School & associated teaching hospitals, London, UK.
Maulana Azad Medical College and associated teaching hospitals, New Delhi, India


34 years of total surgical experience. Senior Consultant for the last 25 years since Dec 1994. This was after 10 years training in India (4 years) and United Kingdom (6 years).
Involved with Laparoscopic Surgery from the time it started in the UK in 1990. Belong to the first generation of laparoscopic surgeons One of the first in the UK to be doing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Hernia repair on day case. One of the first surgeons internationally to be doing Minimally Invasive Piles Surgery (Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy), Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis of Palms and Axilla and Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) of gall bladder, appendix, bariatric and thoracoscopic surgery.

Experience of over 9000 laparoscopic surgeries that include over 5000 laparoscopic cholecystectomy, over 2000 laparoscopic hernia surgery and rest advanced laparoscopic surgery including Thoracoscopic (2000 ), Bariatric Surgery (1500) and Robotic Surgery (500).

Have the privilege to have done the World's first laparoscopic / thoracoscopic / robotic operation for:
1. Cholecysto-colic fistula by Laparoscopy ( Bedford Hospital , UK, Mar 1994)
2. Hydatid cyst of the lung by Thoracoscopy ( Batra Hospital, New Delhi, Jan 1995)
3. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 100 year old patient ( Apollo Hospital, New Delhi )
4. Robotic minigastric bypass bariatric surgery ( Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, 2012 )
5. Robotic pancreatic surgery ( Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, 2012 )
6. Largest 450 grams thymoma removal by robotic surgery ( Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, 2016 )
7. Robotic splenic artery aneurysm surgery ( Manipal Hospital, New Delhi 2018 )

One of the largest series of Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis of Palms acknowledged by The society of thoracic surgeons expert consensus for the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis. & Laparoscopic Hernia repairs in the country. Personally devised technique accepted and acknowledged in British Journal of Surgery since 1994.

Bariatric Surgery for weight loss including Gastric Banding, Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Mini Gastric Bypass.

Robotic Surgery for Thoracic and Abdominal conditions. ( Thymectomy, Upper GI and Colorectal benign and malignant diseases.

Other advanced Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic operations include Common Bile Duct exploration, Fundoplication, Highly Selective Vagotomy, Right and Left Hemicolectomy, Anterior and Abdomino-Perineal resection of Rectum, Rectopexy, Splenectomy, Adrenalectomy, Empyema and Thymus surgery.

President of Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)
Founder member of BRICS Bariatric Surgery Society
Academic Coordinator of International Bariatric Club Academy (IBCA)
Vice President of Indian Association of Gastroendoscopic Surgeons ( IAGES )
Executive Member of Association of Surgeons of India ( Delhi chapter )
Editor of Journal of Minimal Access Surgery (JMAS)
Editor of World Journal of Gastroenterology
Board member of EC Journal of Gastrotenterology

FIBC – Fellow of International Bariatric Club
FASI – Fellowship of ASI
FIAGES – Fellowship of IAGES
FALS – Fellowship of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery ; Bariatric Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Upper GI surgery
FCLS – Fellowship of International College of Laparoscopic Surgeons

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE ( Presentations, Teaching and Faculty )

Training surgeons and starting Laparoscopic Surgery unit at Lincoln Hospital, UK
Tutor for Minimal Access Surgery in the Basic Surgical Skills course for FRCS held by The Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK.
Examiner for MRCS for The Royal College of Surgeons, UK
Teacher & Faculty for DNB ( Diplomat National Board ), post graduate training in Surgery approved by Government of India.
Vice President of IAGES & Teacher in Laparoscopic Surgery at - Ethicon Training Centre, Mumbai and New Delhi
Invited Faculty member for Advanced Laparoscopic Training & Examination at AMASI, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Faculty member and part of organising team for Advanced Laparoscopic Training, Live workshop & Examination – FIAGES of Indian Association of Gastro Endoscopic Surgeons.
Invited Surgeon & Faculty member to do Laparoscopic Surgery for Hernia at Leelawati Hospital & Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai, Jaipur and Jammu.
Invited Surgeon & Faculty member for Thoracoscopy at King George Medical College, Lucknow
Invited Faculty member and moderator during Bariatric Surgery Workshops at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Vice President of OSSI affiliated to International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) & Faculty at National Bariatric Surgery Conferences.
Trained surgeons from Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Jharkhand, Mumbai, Delhi, Pakistan, & Iraq in Minimal Access Surgery to set up Surgical Centres.
Invited guest speaker at Medical Tourism Asia Conference, Singapore, 2007
Invited guest speaker on Problems of Medical Tourism, at Europe Health Congress, Munich, Germany, 2008
Invited guest speaker on Setting up Bariatric Surgery, Dubai 2008 & 2009, Kuala Lampur 2010.
Joint Commission International (JCI) - Hospital Executive Briefings with new, expanded formats at Lisbon, Portugal, 2007
Faculty and part of organizing committee of ASICON 2010, New Delhi
Faculty for Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery ( FALS) 2012
Faculty for Pace Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery training and Fellowship 2012
Faculty member of International conference of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) 2012
Faculty member of Obesity surgery master class Pune, 2013
Guest lecture at Yangoon, Myanmar on Robotic gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery Feb 2013
Faculty member at national conference of OSSI (Obesity surgery society of India ), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Faculty member at national conference of IAGES ( Indian Association of gastro endoscopic surgeons ), 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Invited faculty for presentation of 1st Robotic minigastric bypass bariatric surgery at Paris, Oct 2013, 2nd consensus conference of MGB
Faculty for Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia repair at Hong Kong, Asia Pacific Hernia Society Conference, Dec 2013.
Faculty for Thoracoscopic VATS & Robotic Thymectomy at European Thoracic surgeon society meeting at Medanta, Gurgaon, Dec 2013.
Faculty for presentation of Robotic Bariatric Surgery at Homerton, London, BOMSS ( British obesity and metabolic surgeons society ), May 2014.
Faculty for Mini gastric bypass master class and presentations on Robotic gastric bypass and robotic sleeve resection at IFSO (International conference of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity), Montreal, Canada, Aug 2014.
Faculty at Metasurgasia conference of bariatric surgery. Presentation of 1st robotic revision duodeno ileal bypass surgery, Sep 2014.
Received the British Medical Journal best surgical team of the year award for contribution towards robotic surgery in India. (Robotic surgery on 10-year-old with TB of the spine. The Hindu 1 August 2014. www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/robotic-surgery-on-10yearold-with-tb-of-the-spine/article6270921.ece).
Organising chairman, operating surgeon and faculty at International conclave on mini gastric bypass, New Delhi, July 2015.
Faculty for Mini gastric bypass master class and presentations on Robotic gastric bypass and robotic revision surgery at IFSO (International conference of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity), Vienna, Austria, Aug 2015.
Faculty and part of organizing team of 38th National Congress of Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India (ACRSICON 2015), New Delhi, August 2015.
Faculty at Robotic Surgery Council of India annual meetings from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 including organising operatic workshops with international faculty participation in Robotic Thoracic and Robotic Bariatrics.
Association of Surgeons of India annual congress, 2015, Faculty with presentations on bariatric surgery.
Faculty at Minigastric bypass meeting, London 2016
Faculty at Asia pacific IFSO (International conference of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity), Goa, April 2017
Faculty and scientific committee member at Minigastric bypass meeting, Naples, Italy 2017
Course faculty – Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (UK), New Delhi, Dec 2017, 2018
Guest lectures on Robotic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes, Mauritius, Jan 2018
Faculty at International consensus conference of bariatric surgeons, New Delhi, Mar 2018
Faculty at Gulf Laparoscopic Surgeons meeting, Kuwait, April 2018
Organiser & Facutlty of International Hernia Congregation, New Delhi, May 2018
Faculty at Robotic Abdominal Wall Repair conference, Bruge, Belgium, May 2018
Faculty at Minigastric bypass conference, Valladolid, Spain, June 2018
Faculty at Chinese Bariatric Surgeons annual conference COMS, September 2018
Faculty at Singapore association of Bariatric Surgeons & Endocrinologists, October 2018
Faculty at Duke University, Durham, USA for Masters course in Bariatric Surgery, December 2019
Congress President and Faculty at Obesity Surgery Society of India, OSSICON, Jan 2019, Kolkata

PUBLICATIONS ( Important ones )

Changes in mammographically normal opposite breast in patients of breast cancer. British Journal of Cancer (1989; , 235)
Low cost laparoscopic cholecystectomy. British Journal of Surgery (1994; 81, 1547)
Abdominal wall metastases following laparoscopy. Br J Surg 1994;81:1697.
Laparoscopic treatment of cholecystocolic fistula. British Journal of Surgery (1994; 81, 1789-90)
Laparoscopic Management of Intra-abdominal fistulae. Minimally Invasive Therapy(1994,3:1,66)
Laparoscopy in the management of Crohn's disease. Minimally Invasive Therapy (1994,3:1,68)
Exacerbation of groin hernias after laparoscopy. Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy (1995; 5, 155-6)
Simplifying mesh placement during laparoscopic hernia repair. British Journal of Surgery (1995; 82, 642).
Day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a safe and cost effective procedure. Eur J Surg. 1996 Jan;162(1):43–4
Laparoscopy in the diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease. Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A - 1998 Feb; 8(1): 39-46
Laparoscopic treatment of cholecystogastric fistula. Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy (2001; 4, 125-6)
Advances in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Sahni, T. Prasad, A. S. Hukku and M. Jain, 2004. Medicine Update, 14: 632- 639.
Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery, In, Comprehensive Laparoscopic Surgery. Ed. Kriplani A, Bhatia P, Prasad A, et al. 2007. http://www.iages.org.in/media/files/IAGES_cover.pdf
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: Technique and results. J Min Access Surg 2008;4:23. On line at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19547670
Thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy as a palliative procedure for pain relief in carcinoma pancreas. J Min Access Surg 2009;5:37-9. Online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2734898/
Laparoscopic splenectomy in a case of blunt abdominal trauma. J Min Access Surg 2010;5:78-81. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2822176/
Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) World J Gastroenterol 2010 June 7; 16(21): 2705-2706. Online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20518097
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for primary palmar hyperhidrosis. Surg Endosc 2010; 24;8:1952–1957. Online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20112111
Preoperative Prediction - Difficult Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Indian Journal of Surgery: 2010; 72 (6): 488. Online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/yq93x7160680037k
The society of thoracic surgeons expert consensus for the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May ;91 (5):1642-8 21524489
Laparoscopic vagotomy with gastrojejunostomy for corrosive pyloric strictures. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2011;16:34-5. Available from: http://www.jiaps.com/text.asp?2011/16/1/34/74523
Post operative pain after cholecystectomy: conventional laparoscopy versus single incision laparoscopic surgery. J Min Access Surg 2011;7:24-7. Online at http://www.journalofmas.com/text.asp?2011/7/1/24/72370
Training in trauma care. Indian Journal of Surgery, 2012, http://www.springerlink.com/content/0361202160761636/
Sils without Frills. Indian Journal of Surgery, 2012, Volume 74, Number 3, Pages 270-273. Online at http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s12262-012-0591-8
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding - Indian experience. Obesity Surgery, 2012, Volume 22, Page 1361. Online http://www.springerlink.com/content/84081n7130334136/fulltext.pdf ; DOI10.1007/s11695-012-0713-1
Single incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy Obesity Surgery, 2012, Volume 22, Page 1367. Online http://www.springerlink.com/content/84081n7130334136/fulltext.pdf ; DOI 10.1007/s11695-012-0713-1
Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic gastric pull-up for pure esophageal atresia in early infancy. Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 2013; 18 : 27-30.
Right or left first during bilateral thoracoscopy? Surgical Endoscopy 2013 ; (DOI) Volume 27, Issue 8 (2013), Page 2868-2876 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00464-013-2843-5 , http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23404154
Robotic One Anastomosis ( Omega Loop / Mini ) Gastric Bypass For Morbid Obesity. Journal of Robotic Surgery, December 2014; 8 (4) : 371-374, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11701-014-0480-1
The BMJ Awards India: And the winners are . . . robotic spinal surgery, hospital stewardship of antibiotics, and primary care for hill tribes, BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5803(Published 24 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5803
A rare complication after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, S.S. Saggu, Prasad A, Obes Surg (2014) 24:1230, DOI 10.1007/s11695-014-1292-0
Robotic sleeve gastrectomy with crural repair, Obes Surg (2014) 24:1348, DOI 10.1007/s11695-014-1292-0
Robotic Single Anastomosis (Mini) Gastric Bypass, Obes Surg (2014) 24:1190, DOI 10.1007/s11695-014-1292-0
Robotic Gastric bypass, Obes Surg (2014) 24:1328, DOI 10.1007/s11695-014-1292-0
Totally robotic gastric bypass using modified Lonroth technique, Arun Prasad, Jayashree Todkar, Obes Surg (2015) 25 (Suppl 1):S38–S39, DOI 10.1007/s11695-015-1750-3
Robotic mini gastric bypass surgery, Arun Prasad, Obes Surg (2015) 25 (Suppl 1):S122, DOI 10.1007/s11695-015-1750-3
Robotic SADI for revision after previous sleeve gastrectomy, Arun Prasad, Obes Surg (2015) 25 (Suppl 1):S208, DOI 10.1007/s11695-015-1750-3
Robotic assisted Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy in a post-cholecystectomy type E2 bile duct injury. World J Gastroenterol 2015; 21(6): 1703-1706
Robotic surgery for hiatus hernia in super obese. The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery 2015; 19 (1) : 15
Reply to Letter: Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease after One-Anastomosis (Mini) Gastric Bypass. Deitel, M., Kular, K.S., Prasad A et al. OBES SURG (2016). doi:10.1007/s11695-016-2379-6
Petersen's hernia after mini (one anastomosis) gastric bypass. K.S. Kular, A. Prasad, R. Ribeiro, M. De Luca, J. Apers, K.K. Mahawar. J Visc Surg. 2016 Aug;153(4):321. doi: 10.1016/j.jviscsurg.2016.05.010. Epub 2016 Jun 24.
Reply to “Reviews of One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass”. Deitel, M., Kular, K.S., Prasad A et al. OBES SURG (2017) 27: 1058. doi:10.1007/s11695-016-2490-8
Role of VATS in Management of Pulmonary Hydatid and Follow Up: A Case Series”. Aggarwal N, Prasad A et al. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 7.10 (2018): 714-720
Robotic Minigastric bypass. Prasad A. Page 171-179 ; Essentials of Mini ‒ One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass. 2018. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-76177-0.
Comparison of MGB with SADI-S: Revision of Sleeve Gastrectomy to MGB or Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileostomy (SADI). Prasad A. Page 343-350 ; Essentials of Mini ‒ One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass. 2018. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-76177-0.

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