Dr. Arun Prasad
Dr. Arun Prasad, General Surgeon, Delhi
General Surgeons

Dr. Arun Prasad

MBBS, MS, FRCS, FRCSE Senior Consultant- Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi Department- General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery Procedures Expertised :
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy, Laparoscopic Hernia surgery, Fundoplication, Hemicolectomy, Splenectomy, Adrenalectomy, Rectopexy, Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Bariatric surgeries- Sleeve Gastrectomy, Mini Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Roux en Y Gastric Bypass

Introduction of Dr. Arun Prasad

Dr. Arun Prasad is a well recognized general and laparoscopic surgeon with specialization in endoscopic and bariatric surgery. In his career span of over 24 years, he has performed more than 5000 laparoscopic surgeries with 6000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies and 1000 laparoscopic hernia surgeries and all other advanced laparoscopic surgery including Bariatric and more than 2000 Thoracoscopic Surgeries. He has performed one of the highest thoracoscopic surgeries and has performed the first pulmonary hydatid cyst surgery in the world and has been recorded in the Limca Book of Records. He has also performed the first laparoscopic surgery for cholecysto colic fistula in the world. An expert in robotic gastrointestinal surgery, Dr. Arun Prasad provides a huge list of services to his patients that include laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures. Laparoscopic hernia repair, highly selective vagotomy, resection of rectum through abdomino perineal and anterior approach, left and right hemicolectomy, splenectomy, rectopexy, adrenalectomy, thymus surgery, empyema and Fundoplication are some of the areas of his expertise. He is also highly experienced with bariatric surgery procedures that include Sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, mini gastric bypass and Roux en Y Gastric bypass surgeries. He also pioneered the robotic gastrointestinal surgery in India and is the first in the world to perform robotic one anastomosis bariatric surgery for morbid obesity. Dr. Arun Prasad is considered among the top surgeons of the country for general and minimal access surgeries along with bariatric surgeries. He has served in various prestigious institutions both in India and the UK. He is among the first surgeons in the world to perform minimally invasive piles surgery also known as stapled hemorrhoidectomy as well as Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis of feet and palms. He is also among the very few surgeons in the world to specialize and hold a large experience of Advanced upper and lower GI laparoscopic, Robotic, Bariatric, Thoracoscopic and Single Incision Laparoscopic surgeries. Dr. Arun Prasad is an esteemed member of various medical organizations covering varied fields. He has several national and international publications to his credit of which 50 publications are included in renowned international peer reviewed journals. He has been invited as a guest to various seminars and meetings and has attended over a 100 national and international conferences in different locations of the world. His work and dedication has earned his several appreciations and awards and is one of the highest recommended surgeons for all types of general and advanced laparoscopic surgeries in India.

Work Experience of Dr. Arun Prasad

  • Chief Consultant, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery and Senior Consultant, Bariatric Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, 1996- Present
  • Senior Registrar, Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery and Endoscopic Urology, Charing Cross Hospital, London, 1989- 1995

Education of Dr. Arun Prasad

  • MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, 1983
  • MS, General Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, 1988
  • FRCS, General Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, UK
  • FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons


  • Obesity Surgery Society of India, Vice President of Executive Committee
  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons, Vice President of Executive Committee
  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
  • Asia Pacific Hernia Society
  • International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

Awards and Recognitions

  • National Health Services, UK for developing Laparoscopic Day Care Surgery
  • Royal college of Surgeons, London for developing Laparoscopic Training Program
  • Health Ministry, Delhi for developing Thoracoscopic Surgery in India
  • Limca Book of records for performing the first thoracoscopic surgery for Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst
  • Best Paper Award, Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons
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