The Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES) was started in 1993 by the leading surgeons of that time in India under the leadership of Prof T Udwadia. Proffesor Udwadia is widely regarded as Father of Laparoscopy in India. He performed first Lap Cholecystectomy in India. It was very apt that this association was founded under his leadership.
IAGES, which was founded by few members in 1993 has completed 25 years of its existence in 2018. It has now expanded to more than 6500 Members. IAGES is blessed with Members from all parts of India, from Kashmir To Kanyakumari and from Ahmedabad to Assam. IAGES has become the most active Laparoscopic Surgeons’ Association of India.