Bariatric Surgeon and Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Pradeep Chowbey honored by Japanese Society of Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Surgeon to leading Personalities in Social and Political Arena – with his team has performed over 70,000 Minimal access surgeries between 1992-2015
  • Featured in Limca Book of Records in consecutive editions 2000 – 2015

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey, Chairman of Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Executive Vice-Chairman, Max Healthcare, one of the pioneers of laparoscopic surgery in India, was recently felicitated with the honorary Max-Healthcaremembership from the Japanese Society of Endoscopic Surgeons in Osaka, Japan. The Japanese society of Endoscopic Surgeons is a premier body working towards the development of endoscopic surgery globally. The felicitation awarded to Dr. Chowbey is recognition of the path-breaking inroads made by him in the field of minimal access and bariatric surgery.

Dr.Chowbey is credited with ushering in the era of laparoscopic or minimal invasive surgery in India and was the first doctor to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy in North India. As a surgeon of great merit, many leaders both in Political and Social Arena have sought his medical expertise. Commenting on the prestigious recognition, Dr. Pradeep Chowbey, Chairman of Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Executive Vice-Chairman, Max Healthcare, said “I feel honored to receive this felicitation and I am deeply thankful to the Japanese Society of Endoscopic Surgeons. It is a proud moment to receive the recognition for my work from a widely respected association. These memberships and awards further strengthen my resolve to continue to do revolutionary work in the field of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.”

Long considered a rich man’s disease, obesity has rapidly grown to become one of the most serious lifestyle diseases. With 41 million obese people presently living in India, the country ranks #3 in the world on the obesity index behind U.S and China and 1 in every 5 Indian men and women are either obese or overweight. Obesity is further linked to a host of medical problems like high cholesterol, diabetes, joint pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, infertility issues and heart diseases. This makes it essential to treat obesity medically and not just resort to exercise or diet fads.

Dr. Chowbey was one of the first surgeons to recognize the increasing prevalence of obesity in India and looks at bariatric surgery as a mainstream medical solution to treat this problem, if the said issue cannot be resolved through lifestyle changes, healthy eating and other medical intervention.

The Max Institute of MAMBS was accredited as the Founder International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), USA (2010) and Centre of Excellence in Endohernia by the Asia Pacific Hernia Society. The Institute is the First Centre to receive these accreditations in India under the leadership of Dr. Chowbey.

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