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Dr. Atul Peters

Dr. Atul N.C. Peters


Dr. Atul N. C Peters is the Head & Senior Consultant at the Apollo Institute of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. He operates in India, Dubai and Muscat. His particular areas of expertise include Laparoscopic & Robotic Bariatric Surgery (for Severe Obesity), Metabolic Surgery (for Diabetes) and GI Surgery. He is board certified by "National Board of Surgery" and holds professional fellowships/ memberships in various National & International Surgical societies.

With over 20 years of surgical experience his practice is now dedicated to Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery for diabetes, performing more than 300 cases annually.

Dr. Peters has been accredited the "Surgeon Of Excellence" by Surgical Review Corporation, USA that administers Surgeon Of Excellence Program through-out the world and recognizes the surgeons and healthcare facilities that provide safe, high quality surgical care. These programs promote universal care quality, regardless of the type of surgery or where the patients have their procedures performed.

Dr. Peters is also a "Certified Fitness Trainer" from International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). He runs a regular Bariatric Support Group for his patients and ends it with music therapy. He believes music heals the soul and he loves playing for his patients. Dr. Peters can play close to eighteen musical instruments, Saxophone being closest to his heart.

He is the first surgeon to start a bariatric program in North West Africa, namely Nigeria & has conducted more than 40 successful surgeries under this program.

He is the founder member of ACMOMS (Asian Consensus Meeting on Metabolic Surgery).

He also holds the world record of performing the highest number of Bariatric Surgeries in a day (sixteen), declared in the LIMCA BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.


Other than operating, I love to teach and have trained many a surgeons in basic and advanced laparoscopic surgeries. I have been fortunate to share my experiences and laparoscopic skills with surgeons from other countries too.

I love music, and by God’s grace, I can play almost all musical instruments, like the saxophone, flute, harmonica, piano, drums, guitar etc. I am a fitness freak. I have been weight training for the last 25 years and have been practicing an Israeli form of self defence called ‘Krav Maga’.

Dr. Peters is associated as a teaching faculty with

  • IRCAD (Research Institute Against Digestive Cancers, a worldwide reference training center in minimally invasive surgery in Strasbourg's University Hospital, France & Taiwan.
  • EISE - Ethicon Institute of Surgical Excellence.
  • PACE - Professional Affairs Clinical Education / Medtronic, as a teaching faculty for Bariatric & Solid Organ Surgery.
  • Fellowship programs for Advanced Laparoscopic Skills and Bariatric Surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi.
  • Research Guide & Advisor for Ph. D program, University of Delhi, India.

Memberships & Fellowships

  • International Fellow-American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders(IFSO)
  • Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)-EC
  • Member Society of American Gastrointestinal Endo surgeons (SIAGES)
  • Fellow - Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo surgeons (FIAGES)
  • Asia Pacific Hernia Society
  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • International Excellence Federation for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery(IEF)
  • Fellow - Advance Laparoscopic Surgeons (FALS)

Previous appointments

  • Director & Head
    Institute of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Fortis Hospital-Shalimar Bagh
  • Director
    Institute of Bariatric, Metabolic & Minimal Access Surgery Primus Super Speciality Hospital
  • Sr. Consultant & Chief- MAS
    Max Super Speciality Hospital-Saket, Max Med Centre-Panchsheel Park & Max Hospital-Gurgaon.

Educational Training

  • Medical School
    Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
  • DNB and MAS Fellowship
    Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
  • Basic Bariatric Training
    Covidien Clinical Institute, Shanghai, China
  • Advanced Bariatric Training
    Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI)
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland, Ohio, USA
The Team
Bariatric Support Group : "Peters' Lounge"
  • We run a very special support group called "PETERS' LOUNGE" where all our operated patients meet and share their personal experiences.

    It provides an excellent opportunity to discuss their various personal and other issues. It's an informal group where we all share, play and have lots of fun. It's one of its kind in the country and done regularly, to welcome the new members of our Bariatric family.

  • Our Support group is not only facilitated by Dr Atul Peters himself but also by our registered certified dietitian. It’s an open forum where one can seek to find answers to questions and concerns around weight loss surgery and resolution of diabetes and meet each other to support and successfully overcome their condition and take charge of their health.

Glimpses of our various support groups

Phase I Clear Liquid Diet
  • Only clear liquids allowed
  • Avoid sweetened beverages
  • Sip very slowly
  • No straws
  • Avoid caffeinated, carbonated and alcoholic beverages
  • STOP drinking if you feel fullness, pain or discomfort
Awards & Achievements
"Behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation."
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