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Dr Arun Prasad


MB BS (1983) Armed Forces Medical College

University of Poona, India

MS Surgery (1988) Maulana Azad Medical College

University of Delhi, India

FRCS (1990) The Royal College of Surgeons

Edinburgh, U.K.

FRCS (1990) The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons

Glasgow, U.K.


Medical Council of India Permanent Registration (4669 - 1985)

General Medical Council, U.K. Permanent Registration (4059345- 20.10.1993)


Senior Consultant Surgeon (Gastro Intestinal & Laparoscopy)

Since Jan 1995 Apollo Hospital , New Delhi

Since Jun 1995 Teacher in Laparoscopic Surgery at the

Ethicon-IAGES Centre, Mumbai & Delhi

Since Nov 2003 Tutor to The Royal College of Surgeons, UK for Surgical skills ( GI & Minimal Access)


1. General & Gastro-intestinal Surgery

22 years of experience. Working as a Senior Consultant for the last 13 years since Dec 1994. This was after 10 years on various training posts in India (4 years) and United Kingdom (6 years). In the UK, Dr. Arun Prasad was on a Career Registrar numbered post in Gastro-Intestinal Surgery that leads to a Consultant's post.

2. Minimal Access and Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Arun Prasad has involved with Laparoscopic Surgery from the time it started in the UK. Dr. Arun Prasad belongs to the first generation of laparoscopic surgeons have gone through the difficult learning phase of Laparoscopic Surgery and learned from its successes and difficulties.

Dr. Arun Prasad was one of the first few Laparoscopic Surgeons in the UK to be doing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Hernia repair on day case patients and have one of the World's first series published.

One of the first surgeons internationally to be doing Minimally Invasive Piles Surgery (Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy) and Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis of Palms and Axilla.

Has the privilege to have done the World's first laparoscopic operation for:

1. Cholecysto-colic fistula ( Bedford Hospital , UK, Mar 1994)

2. Hydatid cyst of the lung ( Batra Hospital, New Delhi, Jan 1995)

3. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a 99 year old lady ( Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, Oct 2006 )



Oct 1991 - Oct 1994 Career Registrar - General & GI Surgery

(Teaching Post)

Charing Cross Hospital and Associated Teaching Hospitals, London

Feb 1991 - Sep 1991 Registrar in General & GI Surgery

(Teaching Post)

City Hospital, Nottingham

Mar 1989 - Jan 1991 Senior House Officer

Central Nottinghamshire Hospitals &

West of Scotland ( Glasgow )


Jan 1984 - Dec 1984 Internship

Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore

Jul 1985 - Aug 1988 Junior Resident ( MS Surgery)

Maulana Azad Medical College and

Associated Teaching Hospitals

New Delhi


Laparoscopic Surgery

Tutor in Laparoscopic Surgery at

The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London

Training surgeons and setting up a Laparoscopic Surgery unit at Lincoln Hospital, UK

Tutor for the Basic Surgical Skills course for FRCS held by The Royal College of Surgeons, UK in India.

Teacher in Laparoscopic Surgery at

IAGES - Ethicon Training Centre, Mumbai

Invited Faculty member for Advanced Laparoscopic Training

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Invited Faculty member on Laparoscopy for Hernia at

Leelawati Hospital, Mumbai

Faculty, Examiner for AMASI fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery at

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Faculty, Organizer and Examiner for IAGES fellowship in Laparoscopy at

Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

International faculty member at Medical Tourism Asia 2007, conference at Singapore.

Publications & Presentations

Many international and national publications and presentations on the subject ( See separate attached list )


1. Experience of over 5000 laparoscopic surgeries that include over 3500 laparoscopic cholecystectomy, 1000 laparoscopic hernia surgery and rest advanced laparoscopic surgery including Abdominal and Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS).

2. One of the largest series of Laparoscopic Hernia repairs in the country. Personally devised technique accepted and acknowledged in British Journal of Surgery since 1994.

3. One of the few Thoracoscopic Surgeons in the country doing

    Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis,

    Thoracoscopy for Spinal problems ( scoliosis, disc disease, tuberculosis etc)


    Pleural diseases ( empyema, effusion, pneumothorax )

    Lung ( cysts, biopsies, metastatectomy )

    Mediastinum ( cysts, tumors, thymectomy, nodes )

4. Advanced laparoscopy for

    Esophagus and Stomach ( hiatus hernia, achalasia, tumors )

    Liver, Pancreas and Spleen

    Small and Large intestine ( benign and cancerous )

    Adhesiolysis and Appendix surgery


    Nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty

    Gynaecological conditions ( assisting a gynaecologist )

4. Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity. Includes procedures like Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy.

5. Minimally Invasive Procedure for Hemorrhoids ( MIPH = Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy)

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