Akshay Chauhan, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (2003)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2011)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2016)
Fellowships:
  • University of Tennessee/Methodist Healthcare Program, Transplant Surgery (2011)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center Program, Bariatrics (2017)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center Program, Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, Minimal Invasive Surgery (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Applegate Award, Best Resident Teacher, School of Medicine (2016)
  • J Cuthbert Owens Award for excellence in Teaching and Patient care, University of Colorado (2014)
  • International Surgical Jeopardy winner, American College of Surgeons (2013)

Research Interests

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Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Pratap A, McCarter MD, Watson TJ. Surgical Management of Barrett's-Related Neoplasia. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2021 Jan;31(1):205-218. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2020.09.003. Epub 2020 Oct 24. PMID: 33213796.
  • Anna Gergen, Michael J Weyant, Martin McCarter, Akshay Pratap. Mediastinoscopy Assisted Transhiatal Esophagectomy (MATHE) in End-Stage Achalasia and Gastric Bypass: Technique and Early Results. Surgical Laparoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques.
  • Gergen AK, Frankel JH, Weyant MJ, Pratap A. A novel technique of robotic preperitoneal approach for Morgagni hernia repair. Asian J Endosc Surg. 2020 Nov 16. doi: 10.1111/ases.12897. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33200531.
  • Pratap A, Mungo B, McCarter M. Indocyanine green tattooing for resection of endophytic submucosal lesions at anatomically difficult locations: Broader application of robotic platform. J Minim Access Surg. 2020 Oct-Dec;16(4):438-440. doi: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_246_19. PMID: 32978357; PMCID: PMC7597865.
  • Gergen AK, Frankel JH, Weyant MJ, Pratap A. Comparison of a novel preperitoneal sublay repair with traditional onlay repair of morgagni hernia: a tale of two techniques. J Robot Surg. 2021 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s11701-020-01178-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33389628.
  • Armijo PR, Hennings D, Leon M, Pratap A, Wheeler A, Oleynikov D. Surgical Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Patients with Severe Esophageal Dysmotility. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Jan;23(1):36-42. PubMed PMID: 30288691
  • Choudhury RA, Hoeltzel G, Prins K, Chow E, Moore HB, Lawson PJ, Yoeli D, Pratap A, Abt PL, Dumon KR, Conzen KD, Nydam TL. Sleeve Gastrectomy Compared with Gastric Bypass for Morbidly Obese Patients with End Stage Renal Disease: a Decision Analysis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 May 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31044345
  • Pratap A, Pokala B, Vargas LM, Oleynikov D, Kothari V. Laparoscopic endoscopic combined surgery for removal of migrated coil after embolization of ruptured splenic artery aneurysm. J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Feb;2018(2):rjx242. PubMed PMID: 29479413
  • Armijo P, Pratap A, Wang Y, Shostrom V, Oleynikov D. Robotic ventral hernia repair is not superior to laparoscopic: a national database review. Surg Endosc. 2018 Apr;32(4):1834-1839. PubMed PMID: 29052065
  • Pratap A, Oleynikov D, Kothari V. Real time ultrasound guided insertion of Veress needle in obese patients. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2018 Feb;100(2):158-159. PubMed PMID: 29022813
  • Armijo P, Pratap A, Wang Y, Shostrom V, Oleynikov D. Robotic ventral hernia repair is not superior to laparoscopic: a national database review. Surg Endosc. 2017 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29052065
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Professional Memberships

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Member

Practice Locations

Surgical Weight Loss Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2070

Multispecialty Surgery - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2700

UCHealth Ambulatory Surgery Center - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street
Suite 500
Denver, CO 80206
720-516-3950

CU General Surgery - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street
Suite 312
Denver, CO 80206
720-848-2700

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery, Specialized Training (2017)
  • Minimal Invasive Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, Specialized Training (2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Bariatric Surgery - Weight Loss
  • Surgery
Care Philosophy
Allowing someone to perform surgery on you is to give them a great trust. I aim to gain and live up to that trust, by providing excellent personal and professional attention that you deserve.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (2003)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2011)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2016)
Fellowships:
  • University of Tennessee/Methodist Healthcare Program, Transplant Surgery (2011)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center Program, Bariatrics (2017)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center Program, Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, Minimal Invasive Surgery (2017)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
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