Bariatric Surgeon(s) in India

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Who are the 5 best bariatric surgeons in India?

Following are the Best Bariatric Surgeons in India: 

  • Dr. Ajay Kumar Kriplani: 

Director & HOD at Fortis Memorial Research Institute – Minimal Access, Bariatric & GI Surgery. Dr. Kriplani was the first in India to perform Laparoscopic Splenectomy and Adrenalectomy.

Dr. A K Kriplani is also acclaimed for performing North India’s first laparoscopic Whipple Pancreaticoduodenectomy.

He is the Life Member Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI) and Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) affiliated to the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) and many more distinguished and respected associations.  Dr. Kriplani is an acknowledged expert, recipient of numerous awards and honors from reputed organizations.

  • Dr Muffazal Lakdawala:  

Dr. Muffazal is an iconic figure and recognized globally in the surgeon’s fraternity for his pioneering work in scar less bariatric surgery. He is Chairman of the Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences and Research Centre, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai.

The most remarkable achievement came as the first Indian surgeon to receive the Best Surgeon in The World 2019 - an award instituted by ASMBS (the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery).

With graduation and post-graduation in India, he went for further studies in Bariatric Surgery in Ohio and Belgium and has also trained in Advanced Colorectal Cancer Surgery in Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Lakdawala is on the board of the Asian Endosurgery Task Force (AETF) and President of the IFSO- Asia Pacific chapter. 

  • Dr. Paritosh Gupta: 

With more than 10,000 successful surgeries to his credit, Dr. Paritosh is currently Head of the Department, General, Minimal Access & Bariatric Surgery at Artemis Hospitals, Gurgaon.

Dr. Paritosh is a prestigious member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences and is a Board-Certified surgeon from National Board (DNB, Gen Surg). Dr. Paritosh was awarded a Fellowship in Laparoscopic and GI Surgery (FMAS)

He is actively involved in training and teaching of DNB Postgraduate students as a teaching faculty at Artemis Hospitals and at FIAGES (Fellowship of Indian Associations of Gastro-Endoscopic Surgeons).

  • Dr. Adarsh Choudhary:

Recognized for initiating the first Surgical Gastroenterology department in India Dr. Adarsh is trained in the USA and UK. Dr. Adarsh has recorded the highest number of Whipple’s surgeries in India. 

He has won a number of prestigious awards and has been inducted into world-famous international medical associations: World Health Organisation Fellowship and Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of Edinburgh, 2004. 

Bariatric minimally invasive surgery is the core area of expertise of Dr. Adarsh. The doctor grants most of his services like Fat Removal Technique/Liposuction, Abdominoplasty Procedure, and Mesotherapy Treatment, Laser Weight Loss Treatment, Liposuction Procedure, Tucking Procedure.

  • Dr. Manish Baijal:

India News Health Awards 2016 awarded Dr. Manish as the winner in the ‘Excellence in Bariatric Surgery’ category. Surgical review corporation, USA, conferred the designation of ‘Surgeon of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery’ to Dr. Manish.

He is currently working as Director- Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. 

With MBBS and DNB from India, Dr. Manish has completed his specialization in Bariatric Surgery in Ohio, USA. Dr. Manish is awarded a fellowship of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons and Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. 

Dr. Manish is a prestigious member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and many other prestigious and internationally recognized medical associations for surgeons.

Which are the best clinics for weight loss surgeries in India?

Following are some the best and most reputed clinics for weight loss surgeries in India:

  • Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket:

India’s leading provider of comprehensive and integrated world-class healthcare services, Max healthcare is a network of 14 hospitals offering treatment across all 29 specialties. The facility at Saket is JCI accredited.

  • Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon:

With healthcare delivery services in India, Sri-Lanka, and Dubai, more than 36 healthcare facilities operate in 3 verticals: hospitals, diagnostics, and day care specialty facilities.  

One of the largest integrated, healthcare service provider in the country is the first hospital network to monitor and implement clinical outcomes in India

  • Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon: 

Driven by the vision of creating an integrated world-class healthcare system, Artemis hospital is the first JCI & NABH accredited multi-specialty health care hospital in Gurgaon.

  • Columbia Asia hospital, Gurgaon: 

Global benchmarked standard of medical, nursing, and operating protocols and Infrastructure of international standards, the facility has rapidly become the preferred healthcare destination for international patients. The facility is accredited by NABH and NABL.

Why should you opt for the best bariatric surgeon in India?

The most important reason to prefer India over other countries is the cost and affordability of the bariatric surgeries.  The interesting part is cost-effective treatments are provided without compromising on the quality aspect. Even if the patients spend on travel, accommodation, and food in addition to the surgery and hospital bills, on average the individual can save 40%-50% compared to the USA and other developed markets. Indian doctors frequently visit other countries to share their expertise and also execute critical surgeries.

Are the bariatric surgeons in India familiar with the latest procedures of weight loss surgeries?

Yes, bariatric surgeons in India are formally trained and are very well experienced with various types and techniques of weight loss surgery. The surgeons are trained for distinguished bariatric surgeries. For instance: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass, Gastric Band, Biliopancreatic diversion, and metabolic surgeries, etc.

Bariatric surgeons in India are also trained in minimal access surgery techniques: Laparoscopy, Single-incision surgery & robotic surgery, and Endoscopic surgery for weight reduction.

What are the qualifications and expertise of bariatric surgeons in India?

A Bariatric Surgeon in India has the following qualifications:

  • Masters degree in General Surgery with specialization (M.Ch) in bariatric surgery
  • Fellowships, such as DNB/FRCS/MRCS from reputed and internationally renowned institutions and medical facilities
  • Rich clinical experience of performing maximum bariatric surgeries
  • Training and proficiency in advanced techniques like laparoscopy and robotics 
  • Multiple publications and paper presentations in indexed national and international medical journals

The best bariatric surgeons in India undergo rigorous training under skilled specialists having years of extensive experience of clinical experience in performing a breadth of bariatric surgeries.

Which cities in India have the best bariatric surgeons?

Cities in India with best bariatric surgeons:

The metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore are believed to have world-class bariatric surgeons. The majority of the surgeons are serving in privately-held hospitals in Delhi, Mumbai, and Gurgaon. 

These metro cities are backed by extra-ordinary healthcare infrastructure as well as excellent transport facilities suitable for foreign medical tourists.

How do I schedule an Online Consultation with the best Bariatric Surgeon in India?
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Which are the countries from where I can avail Bariatric Surgeon for telemedicine?
You can avail the doctors from over 10+ countries. Bariatric Surgeon are available from India, Thailand, Turkey, Spain, Dubai and many more destinations. You can pick and choose the specialist from the country of your choice based on your preferences and requirements.
How much does it cost for the online consultation with the Bariatric Surgeon?
You have the option to choose the doctor from the pool of our handpicked top Bariatric Surgeon from worldwide. The video consultation charges differ from country to the country starting from 25 USD and it goes up to 750 USD. You may find all the information about the top Bariatric Surgeon, consultation charges on our website. Please follow the link to start your journey with us.
How does MediGence ensure that online consultation is safe on their platform?
We strictly follow HIPAA and GDPR compliance level data safety and security standards. We do not store any data with respect to your online consultation with the doctor and moreover your medical records are stored in the HIPAA compliant cloud in the encrypted format. Once you finish your video consultation with the doctor, you receive a link on your email and the dashboard to download the recording that is valid only for 72 hours. On expiry, the video is permanently deleted.
What is the health care infrastructure of India / Why should opt for India as a destination for your medical treatment?
India is recognized for its strict rules and regulations which has kept the country in strict discipline. As an upside, the country has well-maintained regulations for every process and impressive medical healthcare facilities which has garnered thousands of visitors from across the world. The reasons for opting hospitals in India is the astounding treatment options available at a very cost effective price range, which is undoubtedly affordable than most of the developed countries across the world. Besides the well-planned infrastructure, the treatment options and alternatives offered are tempting enough. Apart from that, the country also flaunts high success rates and has thus been able to cure some of the most complex diseases in the world.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in India? Are they JCI certified. What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
Contrary to a few decades back, the hospitals in India have upgraded manifolds. The conditions of the multispecialty clinics have been modified to include the modern amenities and devices at large. This makes it ideally competent to the healthcare infrastructure in other developed countries making it capable of providing uncompromised treatment options to the medical tourists. A few of the hospitals and multispecialty clinics have earned due JCI certification and are thus, counted among the most trusted hospitals in the country. One of the most important aspects of availing healthcare benefits from any hospital is the quality of the support staff. Besides owning proficient doctors and surgeons, the efficiency of the support staff plays a major role on the health of the candidate. Keeping in mind the necessity, the staffs are well-trained to deal with every kind of situation thereby ensuring complete safety to the patients.
Are the doctors/surgeons in India of the best quality?
One of the many reasons for the success of medical and health department of India, is the supreme quality of the medical professionals. The doctors and surgeons providing treatments in India are globally recognized for their service towards the medical field. Furnished with degrees from reputed universities and decades of training and experience, the doctors have earned high success rates throughout their professional career.
What is the process for obtaining medical visa in India?
The Korean embassy follows a strict protocol for obtaining visa for travelling to the country. The necessary documents (photocopies and original) have been listed on their official website and should be strictly adhered to. However, one must definitely keep the documents at hand while applying for the same:
  • Two recent passport size photographs of the candidate not older than six months
  • Visa application fee which needs to be paid
  • Photocopy of the visa application fee paid
  • Confirmation of the duly filled visa application form
  • Civil status of the candidate
  • Copy of the entire travel itinerary
  • Proof of round ticket of flight as well as the accommodation reserved for staying
  • Other documents like birth certificate, residential proof, etc., which may also be required.
What support services does MediGence provide in India?
Keeping in mind every travelling protocol listed by the government, MediGence ensures a hassle-free medical travelling experience in India. Right from the beginning of the journey to the end, MediGence assists the candidates and the family with utmost care thereby making the stay as comfortable as it can be. Hence, here is a list of services provided for candidate satisfaction:
  • Medical travel and insurance query related support
  • Medical travel guidance
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Visa Assistance
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Free Airport to Hospital Transfer
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in India for medical treatment?
There are several cities which provide impressive medical benefits and are open for both national and international tourists. However, the best cities in India for medical treatment are:
  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai

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