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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 and Dubai. 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 19 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 Programs 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 programme.

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 single day (sixteen).


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, the 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 Cancer), a worldwide reference training centre in minimally invasive surgery in Strasbourg’s University Hospital, France & Taiwan.
  • EISE - Ethicon Institute of Surgical Excellence
  • PACE - Procedural & Clinical Education, as a teaching faculty for Bariatric & Solid Organ Surgery.
  • Fellowship programs for Advanced Laparoscopic Skills and Bariatric Surgery at Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar.
  • Research Guide for Ph. D. Program
    University of Delhi, India.

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

Memberships And Fellowships

  • International Fellow American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Obesity Surgeons Society of India (OSSI)-EC Member
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopy Surgeons (SAGES)
  • 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)
The Team
Bariatric Support Group : "Peters' Lounge"
  • We run a very special support group Peters' Lounge where all our operated patients meet and share their personal experiences. This group provides and an excellent opportunity to discuss their various health related issues with our team and Dr Peters' himself.

    A one of its' kind in India, informal group where we share , care and have lots of fun not just discuss problems and talk medicines , done regularly to welcome the new members of our Bariatric family.

    This group also gives an opportunity to the new patients to talk to , and share their apprehensions with the previously operated patients.

    Like the name suggests we support you at each step in the significant transformation , emotional and social changes that are often associated with weight loss. We hand hold you through this entire journey !

  • A lifetime of healthy achievement and living is what we foresee for each one of you and our support group is open to all of you who have already had the surgery done and those who are still considering it , your family members and friends are also welcome to join in.

    Support group works together holding hands to help each other on the journey that weight loss takes us.

    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
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