Dr. Aashish Shah

Dr. Aashish Shah

General Surgeon - Bariatric Surgeon,Gastroenterologist,General Laparoscopic Surgeon

  Fortis Hospital, Bangalore, India

  20 Years of experience


Qualification & Experience

Dr. Aashish Shah is a highly acclaimed and renowned Laparoscopic surgeon in Bangalore. He has an overall experience of more than 20 years and for the last 18 years, he has been performing advanced laparoscopic surgery. He is currently practicing at Aster AV Hospital, Bengaluru, as Lead Consultant Laparoscopic GI, Bariatric & Robotic Surgery. He has also been associated as Director, Minimally Access, Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore. Dr. Aashish completed his MBBS, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore in 1990. In 1994, he completed MS, General Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir J J Hospitals, Mumbai. In the same year, passed DNB, Gastroenterology conducted by the National Board of Examinations. He completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. He has also received training in Advanced Laparoscopic Training at the prestigious European Institute of Tele Surgery (EITS), Strasbourg, France, and intensive training in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at the National University Hospital, Singapore. He is also a Laparoscopic Surgeon to several hospitals in Iraq, Baghdad, and Kampala, Uganda.

Contribution to Medical Science

During his long career, Dr. Ashish Shah had performed more than 15,000 Laparoscopic surgeries with a high success rate. He is an expert in advanced Laparoscopic surgeries, minimally access gastrointestinal surgeries for GI and Colorectal cancers, Complex Thoracoscopic Lung and Esophageal Resection procedures, Hepato-Biliary surgeries, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgeries, Bariatric Surgeries, and Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon deployment. His area of services includes Gastroesophageal reflux surgery, Gastric sleeve surgery, Gastrointestinal malignancies, Gastrointestinal endoscopy, Telesurgery, Gastric bypass surgery, Gastrointestinal infections, and Gastrointestinal disorder treatment. Various research papers of Dr. Shah have been published in several journals of repute. He is the esteemed member of various organizations including SSBI, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Indian Medical Association, and Karnataka Medical Council.

Past Experience

  • Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta
  • Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road


  • MBBS
  • MS
  • DNB
  • FRCS (Glasgow)
  • He is also a trained Robotic Surgeon, performing a range of Robotic GI procedures on the Da Vinci Xi system.
Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is popularly known as tummy tuck. This procedure is used to remove excess fat from the abdominal region and give a taut stomach to an individual who wished for it. Dietary changes and exercising is one way to keep the body sleek and taut. However, sometimes even exercising may not help reduce abdominal fat. Abdominoplasty is opted by individuals who are in dire need of losing abdominal fat. This surgery works by removing extra fat and by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.

A tummy tuck is not the same as liposuction, however, both the procedures can be conducted together. Abdominoplasty may seem like a simple procedure, however, it is a major surgery. Abdominoplasty should only be preferred by men and women who are in overall good health but need to tone loss excess fat from their abdomen. Women who have had given birth to several children can also opt for this procedure for the tightening of the abdominal muscles. Additionally, this procedure is also suitable for people who have lost a considerable amount of weight and now need to get rid of loose skin around their abdomen.

A tummy tuck is not suitable for the following people:

  • Women planning pregnancy
  • Individuals looking forward to weight loss
  • People worried about having a scar post surgery
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.

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.
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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Dr. Aashish Shah is one of the most sought after specialists in India and has over 20 Years years of experience.
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