The AyILS team comprises of five highly dedicated surgeons Dr Rajesh Khullar, Dr Anil Sharma, Dr Vandana Soni and Dr Manish Baijal and is headed by Dr Pradeep Chowbey. The team’s history of surgical excellence stretches back to 1996 when the Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric surgery was first established in the Asian subcontinent and continues today with various initiatives and innovations in the field of minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery. The Institute is accredited as the Founder International Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, International Center of Excellence in Hernia surgery, Center of Excellence in Minimally lnvasive Gynecology, APHS Center of Excellence for Hernia Surgery and many more. The five eminent surgeons at AYILS have also been individually awarded the prestigious Surgeons of Excellence certification by the Surgical Review Corporation, USA.
The Institute under the Chairmanship of Dr Pradeep Chowbey has featured in Limca Book of records in consecutive editions since 2000 for having performed the largest series of minimal access and laparoscopic surgeries (more than 65000 at present).
The Ayushman team has always considered Education and Training as its foremost responsibility and priority and has trained more than 5000 surgeons from across the globe. The faculty at AYILS firmly believes that the best surgical training can only be provided inside the operating room while performing surgery. The team has designed various multifaceted, comprehensive training programs to enrich the surgical community with their years of surgical experience. The training courses at AYILS are systematically designed to provide participants with an understanding of specialized minimal access surgical techniques. The course participants would typically observe around 300 major laparoscopic procedures during a month in 4 operation theatres designated exclusively for Minimal Access Surgery. The course curriculum also involves didactic lectures, participant interaction and discussion, simulated endotraining, instructional videos and reading material.