Best Doctors in India for Obesity Treatment

Profile Highlights:

  • Dr. A K Kriplani is the ‘Past President and trustee’ of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons.
  • Dr Kriplani is known to be quite compassionate about patient care and throughout his career, he has performed various bariatric surgeries in the last few decades and is considered as the best bariatric surgeon in Delhi and Gurgaon.
  • He has the credit of being first in India to perform laparoscopic adrenalectomy and laparoscopic splenectomy and performing first laparoscopic whipple’s pancreaticoduodenectomy in North India and he is one of the best laparoscopic surgeon in Delhi and Gurgaon.
  • Dr. Kriplani has been invited as a faculty for 395 live demonstrations, Guest lectures, orations, key-note addresses in conferences in various Indian cities and outside India e.g. Rome, Hongkong, Kualalumpur, Singapore, Tashkent, Dubai, Kathmandu, Dhaka etc. He is also the recipient of 20 Awards/honours/orations.
  • He has been the organizing chairman for 10 National Conferences / Workshops/ courses. He has trained hundreds of surgeons in laparoscopic surgery from India and adjoining countries like Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan etc. He is also Graduate Examiner for many universities.

Profile Highlights:

  • Dr. Arun Prasad is one of the world’s finest surgeons having an experience of over 7000 laparoscopic operations. He has a surgical experience of 29 years and Laparoscopic experience for 24 years. He is a medical graduate from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He did his masters in surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi in 1988 and went to UK for higher surgical training in GI surgery.
  • He has done the world’s first Laparoscopic operation of Gall Bladder fistula with the large intestine, which is recognized over the world in eminent medical journals. He is known for performing the world’s first Thoracoscopic removal of the Hydatid cyst of the lungs, as well.
  • Throughout his career, he has worked on other complex and advanced laparoscopic operations for various abdominal and chest problems.
    He conducted one of the first series in the world in 1994, showing the feasibility and safety of doing Laparoscopic gall bladder surgery and sending the patient home on the same day.
  • He is also of the few Indians who have had the honor to be a tutor in Laparoscopic Surgery in the courses conducted at The Royal College of Surgeons, London. Presently he is a tutor in Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons of UK and also an examiner for MRCS conducted by the Royal College. He is also one of the few surgeons doing ETS for Hyperhidrosis.

Profile Highlights:

  • With over 20 years of experience in surgery including Laparoscopic, Bariatric & G I Surgery, Dr Rashmi Pyasi has vast experience of scar-less, single incision laparoscopic gall bladder surgery
  • She has done pioneering work in the super specialty of coloproctology having a rare distinction of performing over 1000 MIPH (stapled hemorrhoidectomy).
  • She also specializes in treatment of female surgical disorders, including laparoscopic (incisional) hernia repairs, weight loss surgery and breast disorders.
  • She has delivered lectures as guest speaker in scientific sessions all over the country.
  • Her work has been published in many scientific journals.
  • She has been visited by many surgeons for training and learning her techniques of single incision and other minimally invasive surgery from all over the country.

Profile Highlights:

  • Dr. Anil Sharma worked at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi in 1994 after relocating from the UK. He was associated with the founding of the Department of Minimal Access Surgery since its inception in 1996. Dr. Anil Sharma has a special interest in surgical management of abdominal wall hernias, a subject on which he has conducted numerous operative workshops, throughout his career. He has also lectured extensively worldwide and contributed several chapters in International publications.
  • He is a keen academician and prolific writer with several landmark scientific articles in International publications. Dr Anil Sharma has also designed the Basic Medical Writing Course for Surgeons, a purely voluntary initiative to introduce Surgeons to effective Medical writing and presentation. As President of Asia Pacific Hernia Society, he conceptualised and created Hernia Essentials, a comprehensive Hernia training Course, primarily based on International guidelines on management of hernia.
  • He entered U.K. in 1991 through the Overseas doctors training scheme, sponsored by Royal College of Surgeons of England, with the specific aim of training in Minimally invasive surgery.
  • Bedford Hospital is a 525 bedded district general hospital. The hospital has an extremely busy surgical gastrointestinal unit with a special interest in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. The unit consisted of a consultant, registrar, senior house officer, house officer and medical students on clinical attachments.
  • During his stint at Bedford, his unit performed 400 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, 60 laparoscopically assisted large bowel resections, 50 laparoscopic appendectomies, 70 laparoscopic hernia repairs, 20 laparoscopic oophrectomies. Also, they routinely performed diagnostic laparoscopies, laparoscopic release of adhesions and laparoscopic incisional hernia repairs. Among the more innovative procedures his team had developed locally were thoracoscopic oesophago-cardiomyotomy for achalasia of cardia (5 cases) and laparoscopic repair of cholecysto-duodenal fistula (5 cases).
  • His team’s expertise was tapped by several prominent multinational companies such as Glaxo and Autosutures, for whom they had created video presentations of the procedures. The team also provided a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. Some of the services provided in this field include laser fulguration of advanced oesophageal malignancies, dilatation of oseophageal strictures, percutaneous endoscopic gastrotomy and snare polypectomy.
  • He was associated with this unit for around 2 years from November 1991. As first assistant (registrar) to the consultant Mr. RJE Foley, he had gone through the learning curve with him on several of the recent laparoscopic procedures. Plus, he was directly responsible for the day to day functioning of the unit, he also independently conducted a bi-weekly operating list, an endoscopy list, a general surgical clinic, rectal clinic and a pile clinic. I was actively involved in teaching medical students from London and Cambridge. The academic also used to remain busy with surgical audits, death and complication meetings, pathology meetings and institute seminars.
  • Furthermore, during the above training period, he attained the FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in April 1994.

Profile Highlights:

  • Dr. Pradeep Chowbey is an international known pioneering laparoscopic surgeon, who has over 45 years of surgical experience. Throughout his career, he has trained over 20,000 surgeons from around the world in minimally invasive surgeries. He is one of the first to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy in North India and the first to perform MAFT (Minimally Invasive Fistula Technology) in the Asia Pacific Region. He has graphed his career with singular determination to develop, evaluate, and propagate Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery in India, and the Asian subcontinent.
  • His Institute at Max Healthcare was the first to receive the Center of excellence accreditations in India for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Hernia Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation, USA (2011-2014)
  • With over 85,000 surgeries to his credit, he has also been featured in the Guiness Book of Records 1997 and Limca Book of Records 2000 – 2020 (consecutive twenty years) as the first Endoscopic surgeon performing most number of minimal access surgeries. He has authored more than 300 original scientific papers in international and national indexed journals and contributed chapters for various text/reference books, including the prestigious publications like Springer, Jaypee, Elsevier.

Profile Highlights:

  • Dr. Saket Goel is one of the best Gastroenterologists in India providing healthcare facilities to patients for the last 24 years. He is connected with Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals.
  • Dr. Goel keeps up with the latest surgical trends to serve better. He specializes in minimal access surgery, bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery.
  • In addition to proficiency in a wide range of regular and emergency surgeries, Dr. Goel works to create awareness for colorectal cancer and also has penned many papers and articles in reputed national and international journals. He offers surgical training to postgraduates, interns, undergraduates, nursing students etc.

Profile Highlights:

  • Dr. Bijendra Kumar Sinha is a highly skilled laparoscopic and GI surgeon with an extensive experience in advanced laparoscopic GI Surgery.
  • He has done more than 7000 laparoscopic surgeries including lap hernia surgeries, lap GI surgeries and lap solid organ surgeries.
  • Academically active, Dr. Bijendra has earned multiple laparoscopic surgical training in various prestigious institutions of India.
  • He has got hands-on training of MIPH for piles surgery and STARR procedure for partial prolapse and obstructive defecation syndrome by Dr. Antonio Longo inventor of procedure.
  • He is also trained in metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Profile Highlights:

  • Dr. Manish Baijal is an experienced, proficient and renowned Bariatric Surgeon who has been successfully practicing successfully for around 25 years.
  • The credit of doing scarless neck surgery for Thyroid and Para Thyroid Diseases for the first time goes to Dr. Baijal.
  • He also performs surgery for Morbid Obesity (Weight Loss) and Metabolic Disorders (Bariatric Surgery) with much dexterity.
  • He has acquired great fame for performing surgery of abdominal Wall Hernias. Besides these, he also does Biliary surgeries like: Gall Bladder Stone, Common Bile Duct Surgery, etc.
  • Throughout his career, Dr. Baijal has also received several awards and honors. He had been awarded winner in the ‘Excellence in Bariatric Surgery’ category by India News Health Awards in November 2016. He was awarded with the title “Surgeon of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery” by the Surgical Review Corporation, USA.
  • The doctor also takes keen interest in teaching, and chairs the post of Teaching Faculty in Professional Affairs and Clinical Education (PACE) and Centre of Excellence (COE).
  • He is an Accredited Faculty of National Board of Examinations for Post Doctoral Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery and a Faculty Member of Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, New Delhi.
  • In his medical career spanning over two decades, the doctor has received Life Membership of numerous prestigious associations like: Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (ELSA), Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Society of Surgical Gastroenterology (ISG), Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS), Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI), International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
  • He was elected Honorary Treasurer of Asia Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Society (APMBSS) and Hernia Society of India (HIS)- National Chapter of Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS).
  • He was also one of the Founder Members of Hernia Society of India.
  • Dr. Baijal has also played a key role in compiling, streamlining and editing the scientific contents of the Manual- “Minimal Access Surgery- Guidelines and Recommendations,” June 2000.
  • After graduating with MBBS from Kasturba Gandhi medical College, Manipal, in 1992; he pursued DNB in General Surgery in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi in 1996. After that, he did MNAMS from National Board of Examination, 2000. Later he did FIAGES, Fellowship from Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons and FALS, Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. He received special training in Bariatric Surgery from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA.

Profile Highlights:

  • One of the most reputable Bariatric and Laparoscopic surgeon in India, Dr Ashish Vashishtha, has over 20 years of experience in his field and his even one of the very first Laparoscopic surgeons to have due accreditation and certification from the National Board of National Board of Examination, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare New Delhi.
  • He has performed over 100 bariatric surgeries in his career so far and is proficient in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass and Revision surgeries. Apart from his medical performance.
  • Dr Vashishtha has also penned down quite a few note-worthy articles that has been published in various print media such as Times of India.

Profile Highlights:

  • Dr. Vandana Soni has been practicing Laparoscopic surgery since the year 1996.
  • She has worked as a Consultant in the Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery Center at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi prior to joining Max Healthcare as a Senior Consultant Surgeon.
  • She has worked hard with singular determination and successfully created her own niche in the field of surgery.
  • She is a life member of multiple associations such as Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA), Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI), and Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS).
  • She has also been awarded the Sri Laxmi Ramachandran Trophy for her exemplary devotion to duty.

Best Hospitals in India for Obesity Treatment

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon

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