Dr. Vinay Shaw

   Medeor Hospital , New Delhi, India

  17 Years of experience


Qualification and Experience

Dr. Vinay Shaw is a reputed bariatric surgeon in India. He has over 13 years of experience as a bariatric surgeon. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery, Lap Cholecystectomy, laparoscopic, gastrointestinal, appendicitis, hernia, gallbladder. Dr. Vinay Shaw graduated from the Gauhati Medical College. He completed his senior residency with teaching experience of three years at VMMC and Safdarjang Hospital. Currently, he is the lead and Senior Consultant in the Dept. of GI, Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery, Medeor Hospital, Delhi. 

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Vinay Shaw is a popular bariatric surgeon in India. He has a keen interest in Minimal Access Surgery and also received training in South Korea. Dr. Shaw has several national and international presentations to his credit. He is a member of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES).

Conditions treated by Bariatric Surgeon

The conditions whose treatment is being provided by Dr. Vinay Shaw are as follows::

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Complicated Acute Appendicitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Gallstones that are Causing Pain and Infection
  • Colon Cancer and Bowel Diseases
  • Cholecystitis (Inflammation of the Gall Bladder)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Ulcer
  • Crohn's Disease Or Severe Diverticulitis

Being overweight is not an individual problem but it introduces to you various health conditions which are developed as a result of the excess weight. Severe sleep apnea, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure have a direct correlation with being obese or overweight and it is all such conditions that can be resolved with a weight loss surgery. They also help in not just reversing the weight gain through the procedure but ensure that the weight does not return.

Signs and Symptoms treated by Dr Vinay Shaw

Your being qualified for a weight loss or bariatric surgery is dependent on these signs:

  1. BMI ? 40, or more than 45 pounds overweight
  2. BMI ? 35, and one or more obesity-related co-morbidities
  3. Inability to lose and maintain weight even with sustained weight loss efforts

Their are several co-morbidities which if you are suffering from strengthen your case for a Bariatric surgery. The co-morbidities that come with being obese are as follows:

  • Individuals with BMI 35- 39.9 and underlying obesity-related health problem like; cardiovascular disease, type -2 diabetes, sleep disorders, stroke, hypertension and chronic acid reflux.
  • Individuals with BMI 40 or higher

When you are obese, then Respiratory disorders, Type II diabetes, Hypertension and Osteoarthritis are conditions that are bound to crop up sooner rather than later.

Operating Hours of Dr Vinay Shaw

10 am to 7 pm are the operating hours of the doctor on weekdays and 10 am to 2 pm on weekends. It is always the effort of the surgeon to ensure that the patients gets the best of treatment which is enabled by the surgeons indepth experience in this field.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr Vinay Shaw

Here is the list of the popular procedures performed by Dr. Vinay Shaw.:

  • Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal
  • Appendectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Lap Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Endoscopy (UGI Endoscopy)
  • Hemicolectomy

Gastric bypass has been understood to be one of the most effective surgery for weight loss as it changes the way the small intestine and stomach manage what you eat. Some popular Bariatric surgeries which have shown great results over a period of time are Sleeve Gastrectomy, Minigastric bypass and Gastric bands. Let us have a look at the risks that are present if you are getting a weight loss surgery performed.:

 Acid reflux  Anesthesia-related risks  Chronic nausea and vomiting  Dilation of esophagus  Inability to eat certain foods  Infection  Obstruction of stomach  Weight gain or failure to lose weight

Past Experience

  • Senior Residency - VMMC and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi
  • Consultant - General Surgery at W Pratiksha Hospital


  • MBBS from the Gauhati Medical College, senior residency with teaching experience of three years at VMMC and Safdarjang Hospital
  • Member of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Member of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES)

Appendectomy is a surgical procedure in which the inflamed appendix causing abdominal pain is removed. An appendix is a pouch-like structure attached to the large intestine and is located on the lower right side of the abdomen.

An appendectomy can be done laparoscopically as well as an open procedure. Complications may arise if an appendix has burst due to inflammation, which may increase the recovery time as a drain is put in the incision for a few days after the surgery.

Endoscopy (UGI Endoscopy)

Gastroscopy is also called as upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Gastric endoscopy test is a diagnostic procedure used by the physician to inspect the inside of the throat, esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine. While endoscopy test is considered as a surgical procedure, it does not involve any incision. Instead the physician will pass a flexible tube called endoscope or gastroscope through the mouth, stomach, and digestive tract. The tube has a tiny video camera mounted on its tip. It also contains a small tool that is used for taking samples. Because the opening of the mouth to small intestine is usually unobstructed, the doctor uses the endoscope to inspect the upper half of the digestive system.

When would a doctor suggest for Gastroscopy?

The doctor suggests for gastroscopy procedure if you have any of these symptoms

  1. Weight loss, abdominal pain, chronic heart burn, and indigestion, gastritis, hiatal hernia, trouble swallowing, pain due to ulcers and problems associated with stomach, and digestive system.
  2. One or more symptoms can be warning signs of serious medical problems and hence you should take your doctor’s recommendation very seriously. Majority of problems diagnosed by endoscopy are treatable.
Gastric Bypass

Nowadays, weight management is the biggest problem for people from all age groups. Weight loss surgery options are preferred when alternative means of weight loss such as exercise, diet management, and so on fail to work.

Gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is one of the most popular weight loss surgery options during which the size of the stomach is decreased. The reduced size of the stomach allows for reduced consumption of food by the patient, which in turn, results in gradual weight loss.

Other popular weight loss surgery options include:

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Adjustable gastric band
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

Of all the bariatric procedures, gastric bypass is the most preferred options for weight loss because of the greater possibility of positive outcomes. Moreover, there are no major side effects of gastric bypass.

 What are the criteria for gastric bypass surgery?

 Not everyone is an ideal candidate for gastric bypass surgery. People with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more and with a history of heart disease, obesity, and obstructive sleep apnea are mostly recommended gastric bypass surgery.


The last part of the gastrointestinal system is referred as the colon and it is 5-6 cm long. It is ‘U’ shaped and it starts from the distal part of the small intestine and is connected to the rectum and anus. It absorbs the fluids, processes the metabolic waste products, and eliminates through the rectum and anus. The removal of the colon is called colectomy.

There are different types of colectomies such as complete colectomy,  right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, sigmoid colectomy, and proctocolectomy. The surgical removal of the left side of the colon (descending colon) is called left hemicolectomy surgery. The surgical removal of the cecum, ascending colon, and the hepatic flexure (right side of the colon) is called as the right hemicolectomy surgery.

Some of the conditions that require complete colectomy or hemicolectomy surgery include the following:

  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Blockage of the colon
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Hereditary polyps
  • Benign tumours
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bowel twisting and obstruction
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Appendicitis with inflammation of the cecum
  • Right-side colonic diverticular disease (diverticulosis)

A hemicolectomy procedure can be performed as a laparoscopic or open surgery. The type of the surgery to be performed is decided by the surgeon during the evaluation and the decision depends on the age and the condition of the patient.

Sometimes the laparoscopic procedure can also be turned into open surgery, depending on the feasibility of the procedure with respect to safety and accuracy. Overall, the following parameters decide whether a laparoscopic or an open surgical procedure will be performed:

  • Age
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical history
  • Personal preference
Lap Gastric Banding

Obesity has become a growing concern for individuals in the present generation. Surgical intervention is one of the options for weight loss that obese individuals can opt for.

People prefer to choose surgical options for weight loss mostly when they fail to achieve satisfactory results through other methods such as exercise and diet control. There are different types of surgeries for weight loss, demand for which has steadily risen since last few years. One such type of surgery is the gastric banding procedure.

Gastric banding procedure is a minimally invasive surgery conducted with the help of a laparoscope. This surgery involves the placement of a weight loss band that restricts the passage of the food from the stomach to the intestine. It is commonly called as a lap-band or laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB).

The weight loss band used during the gastric banding procedure is actually an inflatable silicone device with a tendency to expand and contract. Your doctor can adjust the weight loss band from the outside such that only small amounts of food can pass through the stomach.

  • The adjustable gastric band makes you feel full earlier and thereby, aids in gradual weight loss. The gastric band may not result in quick weight loss and you must modify your lifestyle, follow a proper diet and exercise regularly.
  • Gastric banding procedure is an alternative to vertical sleeve gastrectomy, in which a large portion of the stomach in removed to aid in weight loss. Gastric band removal is possible, but you are not advised to opt for it upon reaching the targeted body weight.
Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ located in the right upper abdomen below the liver. It helps in the storage of bile which is used to breakdown food during digestion. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. The main reason for having a gallbladder removed is the presence of gallstones and the complications it might cause. Other reason for the surgery might include biliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, pancreatitis. It is called as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and it carries only a small risk of complications.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric sleeve procedure, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, involves surgical removal of part of a stomach. This procedure is a permanent one and intends to result in drastic weight loss in individuals suffering from morbid obesity.

During the gastric sleeve procedure, the left side of the stomach is cut and the size is reduced to just 25 percent of its original size. The resulting stomach looks like a banana-like “sleeve.”

The resulting vertical gastric sleeve limits the intake of food due to reduced production of gastric enzymes and digestive juices. You may feel full after eating small amounts of food. This is also known as a “restrictive procedure” as it restricts the amount of food that you can consume at a time. This procedure is performed laparoscopically and is irreversible in nature.

Is it safe to have sleeve gastrectomy?

Gastric sleeve procedure is recommended to individuals whose body mass index (BMI) is 40 or greater than 40. It is a completely safe procedure and is minimally invasive in nature.

When performed correctly, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy improves a number of obesity-related medical conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, hypertension, cardiac disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, dermatitis due to skin folds, urinary incontinence, and metabolic syndrome.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr. Vinay Shaw have being a bariatric surgeon in India?

Dr. Vinay Shaw has an experience of 13 years as a bariatric surgeon in India.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Vinay Shaw as a bariatric surgeon?

Dr. Shaw’s primary treatments and procedures include weight loss surgery, Lap cholecystectomy, Gastrointestinal, appendicitis, hernia, gallbladder.

Does Dr. Vinay Shaw provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr. Shaw provides online consultation via MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with Dr. Vinay Shaw?

It costs 18USD to consult online with the expert.

What associations is Dr. Vinay Shaw part of?

Dr. Vinay shaw is a member of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES).

When do you need to see a bariatric surgeon such as Dr. Vinay Shaw?

We need to consult a bariatric surgeon such as Dr. Vinay Shaw for queries regarding gastric surgeries, weight loss procedures, gastric sleeve bypass, hernia, appendicitis, etc.

How to connect with Dr. Vinay Shaw for Online Consultation through MediGence?

The expert Bariatric surgeon from India can be easily consulted online by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your query. An appointment for a consultation with the expert will be scheduled. After the payment via PayPal, the Online Teleconsultation will connect the expert and the patient through a live F2F session.

What area of specialization does Dr. Vinay Shaw have?
Dr. Vinay Shaw is specialized in India and of the most sought after doctors in Weight Loss Specialist.
Does Dr. Vinay Shaw offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Vinay Shaw have?
Dr. Vinay Shaw is one of the most sought after specialists in India and has over 17 Years years of experience.
FAQ's Related to Bariatric Surgeon
What does a Bariatric Surgeon do?

Bariatric Surgeon help patients to lose weight and to keep the weight off i.e., they assist patients who are obese with weight loss and weight management. Here is a list of some additional positives of weight loss procedures other than being a solution for obesity.:

• Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes • Improved cardiovascular health • Better mental health • Remove sleep apnea • Joint pain relief • Improved fertility

A Bariatric Surgeon help patients lose weight through three kinds of procedures either through ones which somehow lower the intake of food, second ones aim to lessen how much nutrients are absorbed and the third are a combination of both. Prescribing medicines and tests as well as recommending dietary and lifestyle changes post the procedures is all the responsibility of Bariatric surgeon.

What are the tests required before and during consultation for a Bariatric Surgeon?

The tests that are to be done prior to and during a Bariatric surgery are listed below for your convenience.:

  • Folate, thiamine
  • Complete metabolic panel including calcium and liver function tests
  • CBC
  • Blood work
  • EKG
  • Homocysteine, C-Reactive protein, lipoprotein a – to assess cardiac risk factors
  • CXR
  • Stress test
  • HgbA1C (if known diabetic)
  • Thyroid function tests
  • B12
  • Cardiac echo – hx of phen-fen or long-standing sleep apnea or cardiac risk screen
  • Fe Panel
  • Lipid panel

The tests completed anytime in the duration of the procedure enhance the quality of treatment being provided. The tests which are considered essential are the blood and the urine tests which give the right picture about the physiological status of anyone. In order to check how appropriate the process is going to be the surgeon recommends tests related to the respiratory and heart functions as well such as Electrocardiogram, Pulmonary function testing etc.

When should you go to see a Bariatric Surgeon?

It is wise to consider consulting with a Bariatric Surgeon when all the medical and alternative treatment methods have not yielded you the best results. Also, the people who must visit a Bariatric surgeon are those who fit the weight and overall health criteria to get this procedure done. You can also choose to consult the doctor for pre operative recommendations and post operative rehabilitative steps.

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