Dr Kapil Kochhar - A Brief Profile
Dr. Kapil Kochhar MBBS, MS Senior Consultant Minimal Access Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery
Dr. Kapil Kochhar is a leading Minimal Access Surgeon (MAS) and Bariatric Surgeon from India with more than two decades of surgical experience and more than 7000 Laparoscopic Surgeries to his credit in India and abroad. Having graduated from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi in 1990, he has worked with top most hospitals of the country both in private and public sector. He did his post-graduation in General Surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College only. After finishing his MBBS he worked with Lok Nayak Hospital and G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi for seven years before starting his own private practice in 1998. While in private sector he has worked with some of the most prestigious names in healthcare, like Lions Hospital and Research Centre, Moolchand Hospital, Max Hospitals, Fortis La Femme and Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon besides a brief stint with Apollo Hospitals Delhi and Artemis Health institute Gurgaon. Having joined private practice didn’t stop him from rendering four hours of charitable OPD every week from 1998 to 2011 at Guru Harkishan Hospital, New Delhi. He has also operated hundreds of cases for almost free at this hospital, as this was his only way of paying back the society.
He also did observer ship in Laparoscopic Surgery at
1. Mount Sinai school of Medicine, New York, USA (2004)
2. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK (2006)
Dr. Kochhar has been a pioneer in introducing Laparoscopic Surgery to even the remotest areas of north India. He travelled extensively various small cities in Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and even Manipur to impart Laparoscopic Training to numerous young Surgeons and Gynaecologists.
Not only India, he has extended his sphere of work to many other countries. He was instrumental in introduction of Laparoscopic Surgery in Afghanistan. He made multiple trips to Kabul to perform Laparoscopic Surgeries there in 2010-2011. He has been conducting regular clinics in Nigeria, Malawi and Ghana, all in the African continent. Very soon he might be starting OPDs in Iraq, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
He has professional recognition as a surgeon from Medical Councils of Afghanistan, Nigeria and Malawi. He is also registered with the Medical Council of India (MCI), Delhi Medical Council (DMC) and Haryana Medical Council. He also received his E.C.F.M.G certification from USA in 1993.
He also started a society with the name of “Tubular Vision” which has Gynaecologists and surgeons as members from all over India and abroad. Tubular Vision conducts regular CME and conferences to impart training to young surgeons besides spreading the awareness about Minimal Access Surgeries.
He is also the founder member of NGO called HAIF—Help Aids India Foundation. HAIF works actively in organizing charitable camps for patients across all specialities like Oncology, Neurosurgery, Gynaecology, General Surgery, AIDS etc. It also arranges for Laparoscopic Surgeries for the under privileged sections of the society at very nominal rates. Dr. Kochhar is on the faculty for Hernia Academy run by Johnson & Johnson, India. He is also on the faculty of Diplomat National Board of Examinations, India. He has presented numerous papers in various national and international conferences. He also has a paper published in World Journal of Surgery in year 2000. As a guide of DNB programme, a successful research entitled “feasibility of Laparoscopic Hernia repair in regional anaesthesia” was completed under his mentorship.
Dr. Kochhar has been performing all Advanced Minimal Access Surgeries including Bariatric Surgeries and Laparoscopic Cancer Surgeries on patients from India as well as other countries. Just to name a few, he has been routinely performing sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Hiatus Hernia repair, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Abdomino Perineal Resection(APR) .
At present Dr Kapil Kochhar is associated with the following hospitals in Delhi and NCR:
1. Fortis Hospital, Sector 62, NOIDA
Dr. Kochhar is a senior consultant and head of unit in Department of Minimal Access Surgery (MAS), Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery at Fortis Hospital, Noida.
Fortis Hospital, Noida is a premier state-of-the-art facility with over 200 beds including 7 operation theatres. The hospital is positioned as a Centre of Excellence in Minimal Access Surgery, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Neuroscience, Liver Transplant, Kidney Transplant, and with a key focus on cardiac sciences and emergency trauma care services. The hospital is the only corporate facility in Uttar Pradesh that covers an entire array of specialities from diagnostics to organ transplant (kidney and liver). The second mega hub hospital, in the Fortis Healthcare group, it caters to the special needs of patients and their families. The hospital has been designed and developed to deliver patient care with maximum ease, warmth and effectiveness. Since it began operations in 2004, the hospital has become the prime tertiary healthcare Centre in the city. It addresses a wide range of healthcare needs and prides itself in performing many first procedures in India and U.P.
2. Chikitsa NMC Super specialty Hospital, Sector 30, Noida
Noida Medical Centre or NMC as it is popularly known as is one of the most prestigious and oldest hospitals of Noida. Recently it has been taken over by a new group of highly qualified doctors and has been rechristened as Chikitsa NMC Super specialty Hospital. It is a 120 bed ultra-modern facility with new operating rooms with recently installed state of the art facilities.
Dr Kapil Kochhar has joined as Director of MAS, Bariatric and General Surgery here in November 2015. In less than 3 months after his joining, advanced and complicated Laparoscopic Surgeries are being performed routinely over here. Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia repairs, Laparoscopic Hysterectomies and Laparoscopic Myomectomies are just to name a few.
3. Fortis La Femme Hospital, Greater Kailash 2, New Delhi
This is a unique hospital in Fortis group as it provides specialized services for women and their healthcare needs. Dr. Kapil Kochhar has been performing high end Laparoscopic Gynaecological procedures here for more than a decade. Patients come to Fortis la femme from all over the world for getting complex surgeries done which have been refused in their countries. Just to name a few—Laparoscopic Myomectomy, total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Supracervical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Hysteroscopy Myomectomy and a host of infertility procedures.
4. Eden Hospital, East of Kailash, New Delhi
This is a small but well equipped 25 bedded centre serving the neighbourhood for more than two decades. This hospital has all the insurance panels for cashless treatment for the patients. Most Laparoscopic and general surgery procedures are performed here at most economical packages. Thus a huge number of patients who can’t afford big corporate hospitals are still able to get the expert services from Dr. Kochhar at affordable prices.