Pradeep Chowbey

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Pradeep Chowbey
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Born India
Alma mater Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital, New York
John Hopkins Institute, USA[1]
Occupation Surgeon
Known for Minimal access surgery
Bariatric surgery
Awards Padma Shri
Honoris Causa Doctorate, University of Jabalpur[2]
Website chowbey.com

Pradeep Kumar Chowbey is an Indian surgeon, known for laparoscopic and bariatric surgeries.[3]He is the incumbent Executive vice chairman of the Max Healthcare, Chairman of the Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and Allied Surgical Specialities of the Max Healthcare Institute, New Delhi.[4] He is the founder of the Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Centre at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi[2] and has served as the Honorary Surgeon to the President of India, Dalai Lama and the Indian Armed Forces (AFMS).[3] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2002.[5]

Education & Career[edit]

Chowbey graduated in medicine (MBBS) and secured his master's degree in surgery (MS) from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College (then known as Government Medical College), Jabalpur, after which he earned a diplomate from the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, in 1979.[6] After starting his medical practice at a public hospital in Delhi, he moved to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in 1984 to take up the post of a consultant surgeon, handling hepatobiliary, pancreatic and breast surgeries. When minimally invasive surgical method was first developed in France in 1989, Chowbey underwent training in the procedure at Singapore General Hospital from the pioneers of the technology such as Mohan Chellappa which helped him to perform the first Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in North India.[6]

At Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Chowbey established Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Centre where the team led by him is reported to have performed over 55,000 minimally invasive procedures.[7] His list of patients included K. R. Narayanan, former President of India, Dalai Lama and Arun Jaitley[8] who were operated on by him in 2001, 2008 and 2014 respectively. He has been involved in the designing of the International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery Program of the Surgical Review Corporation, USA[9] and was one of the key members among the founders of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society where he served as the founder president.[10] He is the president of the Asia Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS), Asia Pacific Chapter of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), and International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and has served Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) and Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES) as their president. He sits in the Board of Governors of the Gasless Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons Society International(GasLESS) and is the Advisor to the Asia Pacific Endosurgery Task Force (AETF).[7]

Chowbey is a Founding designee in the International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery Program by Surgical Review Corporation, USA.[11] He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery,[12] International Medical Science Academy (IMSA), International Congress of Surgeons (ICS) and Association of Surgeons of India (ASI).[6] He is also an Honorary Member of the Japanese Society of Endoscopic Surgeons,[13] German Hernia Society, Indonesian Hernia Society and Gulf Cooperation Council Hernia Society (National Chapter of Asia Pacific Hernia Society, Dubai).[7] He was included in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 and the Limca Book of Records for more than 68,000 major minimal access surgeries (1992-2015) performed by a surgeon.[9] The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2002.[5]

He operated on 14 years old Mihir Jain, believed to be World's heaviest teenager weighing 237 Kilograms in April 2018.[14]

Positions held[edit]

  • Founder President - Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) (2004)
  • President - Asia Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS) (2010-12)
  • President - Asia Pacific Chapter of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) (2011-13)
  • Worldwide President - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) (2012-13)
  • President - Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) (2006-10)
  • Board Member - Gasless Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Surgeons Society International(GasLESS)
  • Advisor - Asia Pacific Endosurgery Task Force (AETF)
  • Trustee & Past President - Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES)

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Books and Journals[edit]

 Books[15]
  • Surgical Repair of Abdominal Wall Hernias
  • Hand-Book of Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy—A Comprehensive Atlas
  • Single-Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Using X-Cone and Reusable Hand Instruments, 2012
  • Laparo-endoscopic Hernia Surgery
 Journals
  • Obesity Surgery -The Journal of Metabolic Surgery and Allied Care[16]
  • Surgical Endoscopy -Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP) and Endoscopic (TEP) treatment of Inguinal Hernia,International Endohernia Society (IEHS)[17]
  • Indian Journal of Surgery -Residual Gallstone Disease — Laparoscopic Management[18]
  • Surgical Endoscopy -Update of guidelines on Laparoscopic (TAPP) and Endoscopic (TEP) treatment of Inguinal Hernia (International Endohernia Society)[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Bariatric Club profile". International Bariatric Club. 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Dr. Chowbey's Profile & Achievements". Max Healthcare. 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Doctor Profile". My Doc Advisor. 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "International Bariatric Club profile". International Bariatric Club. 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Expert Profile". ND TV. 30 November 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d "International Bariatric Club profile". International Bariatric Club. 2015. Retrieved May 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Indiatimes.com", Times Of India, 03 September 2014
  9. ^ a b Endoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernias. Ratna Sagar. 
  10. ^ "APHS History". Asia Pacific Hernia Society. 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  11. ^ "International Bariatric Club profile". International Bariatric Club. 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Honorary members of ASMBS". 
  13. ^ Express Healthcare",Indian Express, 09 February 2016
  14. ^ "Indiatimes.com", Times Of India, 03 July 2018
  15. ^ "Books", Springer
  16. ^ "Chowbey, P. & Shikora, S.A. Obes Surg (2016) 26: 917", Springer
  17. ^ "Bittner, R., Arregui, M.E., Bisgaard, T. et al. Surg Endosc (2011) 25: 2773", Springer
  18. ^ "Chowbey, P., Soni, V., Sharma, A. et al. Indian J Surg (2010) 72: 220", Springer
  19. ^ "Bittner, R., Montgomery, M.A., Arregui, E. et al. Surg Endosc (2015) 29: 289", Springer

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