Bariatric surgeon is a doctor specialised in performing weight-loss surgeries in the stomach or intestine. Surgeries performed by a bariatric surgeon helps a person with extreme obesity or overweight lose weight. They do so by performing condition-specific surgeries on the stomach and/or intestine. These types of surgeries are usually an option for people with a body mass index (BMI) over 40 who have associated health issues like type 2 diabetes or heart disease.
Bariatric surgeons usually perform two basic types of surgeries namely- restrictive surgeries and malabsorptive surgeries. While restrictive surgeries involve restricting the size of the stomach and slowing down digestion, malabsorptive surgeries are more invasive in nature and are performed by removing parts of the digestive tracts that lead to interfering with the absorption of the calories.
You should consider visiting a bariatric surgeon if:
Bariatric Surgeon(s) 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Bariatric Surgeon in India has the following qualifications:
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.
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.
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