Dr Arun Prasad

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Dr Arun Prasad

MBBS, MD, Ph.D MS-Surgery FRCS

General Surgeon

Apollo Hospitals Noida & 1 more
  • 29 Years of experience
  • English,Hindi
  • 420 Recommendations
  •  SAT | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Awards and Achievements

  • Recognition by National Health Service ( UK ) for developing Laparoscopic Day Care Surgery.
  • Recognition by Royal College of Surgeons of London for developing Laparoscopic Training program.
  • Recognition from Health Minister, Delhi for developing Thoracoscopic Surgery in Delhi, India.
  • Recognition from Apollo Hospital for 2 land mark international publications on Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy Surgery.
  • Prize by Indian Association ( IAGES ) for study on 3mm Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
  • 1st International study demonstrating the feasibility of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Published in European Journal of Surgery 1994
  • 1st Laparoscopic surgery for cholecysto-colic fistula. Published in British Journal of Surgery, 1994
  • 1st Thoracoscopic Surgery for Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst in the World. Limca book of Records.
  • Over 2000 Thoracoscopic Surgeries ( one of the highest in India )
  • Over 6000 Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies.
  • Pioneer in robotic gastrointestinal surgery ( Including 1st series in the world for robotic one anastomosis bariatric gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity ).
  • Over 50 publications in International peer reviewed journals. Invited guest lectures at over 20 international and 100 national conferences.
  • One of the very few surgeons in the world doing Robotic, Bariatric, Thoracoscopic, Single Incision Laparoscopy and Advanced Upper & Lower GI laparoscopic surgeries.
  • Padma Shri Award by President of India in the year 2008
  • Dr. B C Roy National Award for establishing the specialty of GI-Endoscopy by President of India (1989)
  • Amrut Mody Unichem prize for Gastroenterology (ICMR) for research in abdominal tuberculosis (1989)
  • Dr R.M Kasliwal award for colonic diseases (National academy of medical sciences 1989)
  • Searle Award (Indian society gastroenterology 1989)
  • Japanese society of G-I Endoscopy in 1992
  • The Olympus Mitra Award (ISG) in 1984
  • Hari Om Ashram award for clinical research (Medical Council of India) in 1985.

Research and Publications

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Laparoscopic Day Case Cholecystectomy European Journal of Surgery (1995; 161, )
  • 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)
  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: Technique and results. J Min Access Surg 2008;4:23. On line at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2699056
  • Thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy as a palliative procedure for pain relief in carcinoma pancreas. J Min Access Surg 2009;5:37-9. Online at http://www.journalofmas.com/text.asp?2009/5/2/37/55106
  • 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
  • Single incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy Obesity Surgery, 2012, Volume 22, Page 1367. Online http://www.springerlink.com/content/84081n7130334136/fulltext.pdf
  • 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 DOI: 10.1007/S11701-014-0480-1 , December 2014; 8 (4) : 371-374
  • 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
  • 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


MBBS, MD, Ph.D MS-Surgery FRCS

Work Experience

  • Experience & Achievements CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 26 years of total experience.
  • Senior Consultant for the last 14 years since Dec 1994. This was after 10 years on various posts in India (4 years) and United Kingdom (6 years). Involved with Laparoscopic Surgery from the time it started in the UK. Belongs 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) Experience of over 7000 laparoscopic surgeries that include over 5000 laparoscopic cholecystectomy, over 1000 laparoscopic hernia surgery and rest advanced laparoscopic surgery including Thoracoscopic and Bariatric Surgery.
  • Have the privilege to have done the World's first laparoscopic operation for:
  • Cholecysto-colic fistula ( Bedford Hospital , UK, Mar 1994)
  • Hydatid cyst of the lung ( Batra Hospital, New Delhi, Jan 1995) One of the largest series of Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis of Palms & 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. 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.


  • 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.
  • Executive Council Member 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.
  • Executive Council Member 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
  • Joint Commission International (JCI) - Hospital Executive Briefings with new, expanded formats at Lisbon, Portugal, 2007 Designed own website in 1997 – www.surgerytimes.com
  • Working in Apollo Hospitals since last Assignment

Certifications & Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) – UK
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Fellow of Indian Association of Gastro Endoscopic Surgeons (FIAGES )
  • Fellow in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery ( IAGES ) – after Jan 2012
  • Executive Committee, Vice President – Obesity Surgery Society of India
  • Executive Committee, Vice President – Indian Association of Gastroendoscopic Surgeons
  • Tutor – Royal College of Surgeons UK , Surgical Skills course
  • Tutor – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Skills course
  • Examiner – MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Examiner – MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow
  • Member of following Indian Societies and Faculty member ASI (Association of Surgeons of India )
  • IAGES (Indian Association of Gastro Endoscopic Surgeons )
  • AMASI ( Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India )
  • OSSI ( Obesity Surgery Society of India )
  • APHS ( Asia Pacific Hernia Society )
  • Awarded fellowship of American Gastroenterology Association (AGAF) and American College of Gastroenterology (FACG).
  • Trained at Cornell Medical Centre and Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer centre, New York, USA.
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology


Medical Council Registration

DMC- 13708

Special Interests

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Hernia repair
  • Minimally Invasive Piles Surgery
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis of Palms and Axilla.
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic surgery


  • Dr Arun Prasad is a Senior Consultant at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi.
  • He has been ruling the field since the past 25 years.
  • His contribution to the field has garnered international acclaim. An alumni of some of the most prestigious institutions both in India and abroad, Dr Prasad has been practicing Laparoscopic Surgery right from the time it first started in the UK. he is hailed as one of the first generation of laparoscopic surgeons.

Treatments under General Surgeon

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy