Dr Ajay Kumar Kriplani
Dr. Ajay Kumar Kriplani, GI Surgeon, Gurgaon
Gastro – Intestinal Surgeons

Dr. Ajay Kumar Kriplani

MBBS, MS Director and HOD- Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon Department- Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Minimal Access Surgery Procedures Expertised : Laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic splenectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy and Living Donor Nephrectomy

Introduction of Dr. Ajay Kumar Kriplani

Dr. Ajay Kumar Kriplani is best known as one of the first surgeons to introduce Laparoscopic surgery in India. He is a distinguished leader in the field of laparoscopic, Bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery. He is a huge name in the field of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery and has taught and trained uncountable number of surgeons in the same field. He has played a pioneering role in improving the laparoscopic surgery division in India with new and advanced techniques. With an experience of over 35 years, Dr. Kriplani has served as a Professor of Laparoscopic surgery in All India Institute of Medical Sciences for several years. A master of Laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Ajay Kumar Kriplani is the first to perform Laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic splenectomy and Laparoscopic Live donor Nephrectomy in India. He is an expert in gastrointestinal surgery as well and finds interest in gastric and esophageal surgery, laparoscopic acid-reflux procedures and colonic resections. He is also an apt in Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and renal transplant surgeries. Dr. Ajay Kumar Kriplani is a world renowned laparoscopic surgeon and has been invited for live demonstration of laparoscopic and bariatric surgeries in more than 350 workshops, conferences and meetings. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contribution towards laparoscopic surgery. He has served as a principle investigator for a number of research projects. He has more than 36 publications to his credit in national and international journals  including chapters in books.

Work experience

  • Director and HOD, Laparoscopic, Bariatric, GI and Minimal Access Surgery Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, 2014-Present
  • Senior Consultant, General Surgery, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, Delhi, 1996-Present
  • Senior Consultant, Laparoscopic, Bariatric and GI surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, 1996-2014
  • Assistant, Associate and Additional Professor, Laparoscopic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1987-1996
  • Lecturer, Laparoscopic Surgery, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, 1985-1987


  • MBBS, Ravishankar University, Raipur, 1977
  • MS, Surgery, Ravishankar University, Raipur, 1981


  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons
  • International College of Surgeons
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • International College of Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • Association of Surgeons of India


  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons
  • Asia Pacific Hernia Society
  • Hernia Society of India (HSI) affiliated to Asia Pacific Hernia Society, Founder member
  • Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI) affiliated to International Federation for Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)
  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO)
  • Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology

Awards and accreditations

  • Dr. B N Balakrishna Rao Oration, Laparoscopic surgery of the adrenal gland
  • Dr. N Sethuraman Oration, Laparoscopic surgery of the adrenal gland
  • Oration, Current concepts in Laparoscopic Management of Morbid Obesity
  • Distinguished Service Award, IMA Academy of Medical Specialities
  • Dr. S R Joglekar Award, Best Article- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Best Citizens of India Award, International Publishing House, 2009
  • eMedinewS Distinguished Speaker of the year, 2009, 2010
  • eMedinewS Doctor of the year, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, Surgical option in management of gallbladder carcinoma, UICC
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