Dr. Prasad Arun

Dr. Prasad Arun

Senior Consultant Surgeon

Apollo Hospital
New Delhi, India

plus Speciality




1. 1983: MBBS; Armed Forces Medical College, University of Poona, India
2. 1988: MS Surgery; Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India
3. 1990: FRCS; The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, U.K.
4. 1990: FRCS; The Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, U.K


1. Permanent Registration (4669 - 1985); Medical Council of India
2. Permanent Registration (4059345- 1993); General Medical Council, U.K.

Present Attachments

Since Jan 1995 Senior Consultant in Minimal Access, General, Thoracoscopic, GI & Bariatric
Surgery, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi (India’s largest corporate hospital and 1st JCI accredited).

Past Attachments

Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School & associated teaching hospitals, London, UK.
Maulana Azad Medical College and associated teaching hospitals, New Delhi, India

Academic positions:

Clinical Experience

28 years of total surgical experience. Senior Consultant for the last 18 years since Dec 1994. This was after 10 years training in India (4 years) and United Kingdom (6 years). Involved with Laparoscopic Surgery from the time it started in the UK. Belong 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) of gall bladder, appendix, bariatric and thoracoscopic surgery.

Experience of over 7500 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:

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 100 year old patient

One of the largest series of Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis of Palms acknowledged by The society of thoracic surgeons expert consensus for the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis & 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 Robotic Surgery for Thoracic and Abdominal conditions. ( Thymectomy, Upper GI and Colorectal benign and malignant diseases.

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.

Academic Experience

1. Training surgeons and starting Laparoscopic Surgery unit at Lincoln Hospital, UK
2. 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.
3. Examiner for MRCS for The Royal College of Surgeons, UK
4. Teacher & Faculty for DNB ( Diplomat National Board ), post graduate training in Surgery
approved by Government of India.
5. Vice President of IAGES & Teacher in Laparoscopic Surgery at - Ethicon Training Centre,
Mumbai and New Delhi
6. Invited Faculty member for Advanced Laparoscopic Training & Examination at AMASI, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
7. Faculty member and part of organising team for Advanced Laparoscopic Training, Live workshop & Examination – FIAGES of Indian Association of Gastro Endoscopic Surgeons.
8. Invited Surgeon & Faculty member to do Laparoscopic Surgery for Hernia at Leelawati Hospital & Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai, Jaipur and Jammu.
9. Invited Surgeon & Faculty member for Thoracoscopy at King George Medical College, Lucknow
10. Invited Faculty member and moderator during Bariatric Surgery Workshops at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
11. Vice President of OSSI affiliated to International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) & Faculty at National Bariatric Surgery Conferences.
12. Trained surgeons from Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Jharkhand, Mumbai, Delhi, Pakistan, & Iraq in Minimal Access Surgery to set up Surgical Centres.
13. Invited guest speaker at Medical Tourism Asia Conference, Singapore, 2007
14. Invited guest speaker on Problems of Medical Tourism, at Europe Health Congress, Munich,
Germany, 2008
15. Invited guest speaker on Setting up Bariatric Surgery, Dubai 2008 & 2009, Kuala Lampur 2010.
16. Joint Commission International (JCI) - Hospital Executive Briefings with new, expanded formats at Lisbon, Portugal, 2007
17. Faculty and part of organizing committee of ASICON 2010, New Delhi
18. Faculty for Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery ( FALS) 2012
19. Faculty for Pace Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery training and Fellowship 2012
20. Faculty member of International conference of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) 2012
21. Faculty member of Obesity surgery master class Pune, 2013

Research interests:

Bariatric Surgery

Any other information:


1. Changes in mammographically normal opposite breast in patients of breast cancer. British Journal of Cancer (1989; , 235)
2. Low cost laparoscopic cholecystectomy. British Journal of Surgery (1994; 81, 1547)
3. Abdominal wall metastases following laparoscopy. Br J Surg 1994;81:1697.
4. Laparoscopic treatment of cholecystocolic fistula. British Journal of Surgery (1994; 81, 1789-90)
5. Laparoscopic Management of Intra-abdominal fistulae. Minimally Invasive Therapy(1994,3:1,66)
6. Laparoscopy in the management of Crohn's disease. Minimally Invasive Therapy (1994,3:1,68)
7. Exacerbation of groin hernias after laparoscopy. Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy (1995; 5, 155-6)
8. Simplifying mesh placement during laparoscopic hernia repair. British Journal of Surgery (1995; 82, 642).
9. Day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a safe and cost effective procedure. Eur J Surg. 1996 Jan;162(1):43–4
10. Laparoscopy in the diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease. Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A-1998 Feb; 8(1): 39-46
11. Laparoscopic treatment of cholecystogastric fistula. Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy (2001; 4, 125-6)
12. Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery, In, Comprehensive Laparoscopic Surgery. Ed. Kriplani A, Bhatia P, Prasad A, et al. 2007.
13. Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: Technique and results. J Min Access Surg 2008;4:23. On line at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19547670
14. Thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy as a palliative procedure for pain relief in carcinoma pancreas. J Min Access Surg 2009;5:37-9. Online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2734898/
15. 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/
16. 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
17. Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for primary palmar hyperhidrosis. Surg Endosc 2010; 24;8:1952–1957. Online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20112111
18. Preoperative Prediction - Difficult Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Indian Journal of Surgery: 2010; 72 (6): 488. Online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/yq93x7160680037k
19. The society of thoracic surgeons expert consensus for the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May ;91 (5):1642-8 21524489
20. 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
21. 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
22. Training in trauma care. Indian Journal of Surgery, 2012, http://www.springerlink.com/content/0361202160761636/
23. Sils without Frills. Indian Journal of Surgery, 2012, Volume 74, Number 3, Pages 270-273. Online at
24. 24. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding - Indian experience. Obesity Surgery, 2012, Volume 22, Page 1361. Online http://www.springerlink.com/content/84081n7130334136/fulltext.pdf
25. Single incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy Obesity Surgery, 2012, Volume 22, Page 1367. Online http://www.springerlink.com/content/84081n7130334136/fulltext.pdf
26. Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic gastric pull-up for pure esophageal atresia in early infancy. Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 2013; 18 : 27-30.
27. 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 ,

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