Dr. A.K. Kriplani Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:40pm
Dr. A.K. Kriplani Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and GI Surgery Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals New Delhi, India
Dr A.K.Kriplani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery. He is amongst the first surgeons who not only introduced laparoscopic surgery to the Indian sob-continent but also mastered it and took it to advanced levels. He is the first in the country to perform laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic splenectomy and laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy for renal transplant with extensive experience in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery including laparoscopic anti-reflux procedure, gastric and esophageal surgery and colonic resections. Dr Kriplani has been the principal investigator for numerous research projects. He has published and co-authored more than 70 scientific research papers in international and national journals and chapters in books and is one of the country’s leading laparoscopic surgeon. He has been invited extensively all over the country and internationally for delivering guest lectures and demonstration of live laparoscopic surgeries in teaching sessions and has been invited faculty for more than 120 workshops / guest lectures / key-note addresses etc. He has received may honors and awards for his work in the field of laparoscopic surgery. He is serving his second term as an executive member of the Indian Association of Gastro-intestinal Endo Surgeons, the national apex body of the laparoscopic surgeons of the country. Dr Kriplani received his medical degree in 1977and his Masters in Surgery in 1981. He then joined as surgical registrar in the department of surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi which is the most premier medical institute in the country, On completing his residency, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in this premier Institute and then rose to become Associate Professor and then Additional Professor within 5 years because of his extensive contributions in the development of advanced laparoscopic surgery. He was invited to join the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in 1996. Dr Kriplani has trained hundreds of surgeons in laparoscopic surgery and he is a teacher in Ethicon Endosurgery Institute since its inception.