Profile Summary

Medical Qualification: MBBS, M.S., Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopy, Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery, Mini Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery

Designation: Consultant, Bariatric Surgery


Dr. Palep has 20 years experience in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeries. He completed his MBBS from Seth G S medical College followed by MS from BYL Nair Hospital. He has been an Associate professor at prestigious Grant Medical College from 2007-2014. He is the first person in India to be fellowship trained in Italy for Robotic GI Surgery. He also has the distinction of performing a large variety of robotic GI, HPB surgeries. He is the only surgeon in Western India performing robotic bariatric surgery since the last 7 years. He has setup the department of Bariatric Surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, and at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital.

He has trained many surgeons over the last decade in various courses conducted by hospitals across the country. His cases have been demonstrated live at various international conferences. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in international journals and is invited across the country and abroad to give talks in his fields of interest.

Awards & Publications:


  • Awarded the Honorary FIAGES in Laparoscopic Surgery in Feb 2012 (Ahmedabad)
  • Awarded the Honorary FALS (Fellow, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery introduced by the IAGES for the 1st time in India as a certified qualification for Advanced GI Laparoscopic surgery at the IAGES, Ahmedabad, February 2012) & FALS Bariatric



  • Obesity Surgery Society of India- EC Member, 2015-17
  • Indian Association of Gastro-intestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES)- Executive Council Member (West Zone)
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (HPBA)
  • Life member of Hernia Society of India (HSI)
  • Founder member of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
  • Founder member of Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA)
  • Life member of Indian Medical Association & Assoc of Medical Consultants
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