Accomplishments

Honorary Memberships

In view of his significant contributions in the field of minimal access surgery, he has been felicitated with several honorary memberships by prestigious international and national surgery societies

  • Honorary membership of the Society of Bariatric & Metabolic surgeons of Kazakhstan (2018)
  • First honorary membership of the International Endohernia Society (IEHS) (2017)
  • Honorary membership of the United Arab Emirates Surgery Society
  • Honorary membership of American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeons (2016)
  • Honorary membership of Japanese Society of Endoscopic Surgeons in Osaka, Japan (2015)
  • Honorary membership of Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery (2014)
  • Honorary Membership of German Hernia Society at Oldenburg, Germany (2011)
  • Honorary membership of Indonesian Hernia Society at Bali, Indonesia (2009)
  • Gulf Cooperation Council Hernia Society (National Chapter of Asia Pacific Hernia Society), Dubai (2010)
  • Honorary membership of the Indonesian Society of Endo Lap Surgeons (ISES),
  • Honorary membership of Association of Minimal Access surgeons of India.

His Biography has been published in the Obesity Surgery Journal (the official journal of International Federation of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders) in April 2016.

Guidelines and Recommendations

  • Dr Chowbey formulated the Minimal Access Surgery – Guidelines and Recommendations that were released by the Hon’ble President of India Dr KR Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhavan in July 2002. Dr Chowbey is currently chairing the revision update of the Minimal Access Surgery Guidelines and recommendations which will be released soon.
  • Dr Chowbey played a pivotal role as a steering committee member with world acclaimed core group of herniologists who together formulated the Worldwide Guidelines and Recommendations published in the Surgical Endoscopy journal (Published by Springer)-
  • “Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of Inguinal Hernia (International Endohernia Society (IEHS)- Part I” in 2012
  • “Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of Inguinal Hernia (International Endohernia Society (IEHS)- Part II” in 2014
  • “Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of Inguinal Hernia (International Endohernia Society (IEHS)- Part III” in 2014
  • He was a steering committee member with world acclaimed core group of herniologists who together formulated the Worldwide Guidelines and Recommendations published in the Surgical Endoscopy journal (Published by Springer)-
  • “Guidelines for laparoscopic treatment of ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias (International Endohernia Society (IEHS)- Part I” in 2013
  • “Guidelines for laparoscopic treatment of ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias (International Endohernia Society (IEHS)- Part II” in 2013
  • “Guidelines for laparoscopic treatment of ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias (International Endohernia Society (IEHS)- Part III” in 2013
  • He also formulated the “Worldwide Guidelines for Groin hernia management” in 2016, Holland.
  • He is a steering committee member currently working on formulating Worldwide HerniaSurge Guidelines.
  • He with other experts formulated guidelines for Metabolic & Obesity (MOSI) surgery in Nov. 2008 and December 2010.

Teaching & Training

Teaching and training has been his passion and an integral part of his career. He began conducting training workshops in 1990 and continues to train surgeons till date in all minimally invasive surgery techniques. His conducts the following training courses:

Essentials of Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Diploma (3 months)
  • Fellowship (1 month)
  • Observership (1 – 2 weeks)

Endoscopic Hernia Surgery

  • Fellowship (1 month)

Bariatric Surgery

  • Fellowship (1 month)

Center of Excellence

His Institute at Max Healthcare is the First Centre to receive the

  • Center of excellence accreditation in India for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery by Surgical review Corporation, USA (2010).,
  • Center of excellence accreditation in Hernia surgery by Surgical review Corporation, USA (2014).

The center is also recognized and acknowledged as a Global Centre of Excellence in the field of Endosurgery.

Surgical Milestones

Dr Chowbey has had the honour of operating on His Excellency Shri K R Narayanan former President of India for gall bladder surgery (March 29, 2001), His Holiness Dalai Lama for gall bladder surgery (October 10, 2008).

With over 78000 surgeries to his credit he is featured in the Guinness Book of Records 1997 and Limca Book of Records 2000 – 2018 (consecutive years) as the first Endoscopic surgeon performing most number of minimal access surgeries.

He operated on the World’s heaviest teenager (BMI 92kg/m2) in April 2018.

Honorary Doctorate and Lifetime achievement awards

  • Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa Doctorate) by His Excellency Governor of MP and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jabalpur, October 2007
  • Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa Doctorate) by AMITY University, Noida, UP on 7th December 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement award by IAGES in February, 2015 for his significant contributions to Endoscopic surgeries in India,
  • Lifetime Achievement award by Human Care Charitable Trust in August 2014,
  • Legend during the Lifetime Award by Balkan Ji Bari International September, 2013,
  • Bharat Jyoti Award, 2006,
  • K C Mahajan Award for Best Academician, January 2006
  • Gem of India Award for excellence in field, 2006
  • Arch of Excellence (Medicare) Award, 2006
  • Rashtriya Rattan Award & Gold Medal for Medical Excellence, December 2005,
  • Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for excellence work in the laparoscopy field, November 2005,
  • Dhanvantari Award for Excellence in Health Care, November 2005,
  • Awarded IMAGES Masters Virk Award – 2005 by Virk Hospital Centre for Human Reproduction, for pioneering efforts in the field of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Ratna award in Laparoscopic Surgery by Punjab Government in February, 2000,
  • Awarded Gold Medal by Indian Medical Association as “Young Investigator of India 95”.
  • Arya award for most compassionate doctor in 1977.

Other Prestigious Appointments

  • Editor-in-Chief– “Journal of Minimal Access Surgery”- official publication of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons
  • Section Editor of Ventral/ Incisional Hernia surgery- “Hernia” The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Reviewer– “Obesity Surgery”- The Journal of Metabolic Surgery and Allied Care
  • Associate Editor– International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery
  • Honorary Visiting Professor at IRCAD (Asian Institute of TeleSurgery), Taiwan consecutively for six years 2012-2018.
  • Advisory Board member of Asian Hospital and Healthcare Management Magazine
  • In network Chair for Healthcare by Speakin- India’s largest network of thought leaders and speakers, January, 2018

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