Our Advisory Board

Dr. Mahendra Narwaria

Dr. Mahendra Narwaria

Dr. Mahendra Narwaria is one of the pioneers of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery in India, with the windexealth of more than a decade of experience in the field of Surgical Gastroenterology.

A post-graduate in General Surgery from B J Medical College, Ahmedabad in 1996, he trained in Surgical Gastroenterology at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI), Lucknow

Dr. Mahendra Narwaria is an invited faculty for a number of national and international conferences and workshops on Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

He is also associated as faculty with prestigious National conferences including Indian Association of Surgical gastroenterology (IASG), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), International College of surgeons (ICS),

Association of Minimal access Surgeons of India (AMASI), Obesity surgery Society of India (OSSI), All India Association of Advancing Research in Obesity (AIAARO), Indian Association of Gastro-Endoscopic Surgeons (IAGES) and many more.

He is presently:

Director: Asian Bariatrics & Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad

President : Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)

President : Asian Metabolic Society (AMS)

Vice President: All India Association of Advancing Research in Obesity (AIAARO)

President: Association of Ahmedabad Surgeons

Visiting Faculty: Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education (EISE) Mumbai

Endosurgery Task Force (Covieden), Sanghai (China)

Executive Board Member: Indian Association of Surgical gastroenterology (IASG)

General council Member: International federation for Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)

Credentialing committee Member (Asia Pacific Bariatric centres): International federation for Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).

He has been a: (International Faculty)

8th World Congress of Obesity Surgery (IFSO-2005), at Maastricht (Netherlands)

1st World Congress for Interventional therapies for Type-2 diabetes, New York

International Conference & Workshop of Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery, Alor Star, Malaysia.

Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Society of Asia (ELSA), Hyderabad.

His enthusiasm for excellence and improved patient care prompted him to get trained with both national and international stalwarts in this field. Having performed more than 550 laparoscopic bariatric procedures, he regularly trains laparoscopic surgeons and as a faculty through live demonstrations during workshops and conferences. His brilliant contribution has fascinated the media and he has been interviewed a number of times by the leading TV channels and leading national dailies, particularly for awareness regarding the detrimental health issues with obesity and its solutions.

Dr. Shashank Shah

Dr. Shashank Shah

Vast experience of various general laparoscopy and bariatric procedures for over 22 years and one of the highest volume of bariatric surgeries in Asia till date.

He is pioneer in Asia in sleeve gastrectomy.

He is pioneer in research in surgery of type 2 diabetes.

Featured in BBC news for operating on heaviest Asian successfully (310 kg British-now “140kg”)

Featured again in BBC for performing bariatric surgery on the youngest child in the world (71/2 yr old Sagar weight 115 kg operated 6 years ago change into handsome tall boy now weight 45 kg)

Limca book of world record for performing 45 hernias operated in just 10 hours.

Director – Laparo Obeso Centre and Fortis Hospital, Mulund.

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala is Founder, Centre for Obesity and Digestive Surgery, Mumbai, which is the first Indian Centre for Excellence in Bariatric Surgery. He is also the Chairman of Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences and Research Centre, Saifee Hospital Mumbai.

In his career of 15 years, Dr. Lakdawala has conducted numerous surgeries, in India, and abroad; a trained laproscopic surgeon, he specializes in Bariatric surgery and GI oncology surgery. He is known internationally for his pioneering work in the field of scarless Bariatric surgery and is a keen researcher in the field of diabetes surgery. In his professional and personal lives, Dr. Lakdawala is passionate about nutrition and wellness.

Dr. Lakdawala lives in Mumbai.

Dr. Parveen Bhatia

Dr. Parveen Bhatia

Dr. Parveen Bhatia is a Laparoscopic Surgeon and Bariatric Surgeon in Paschim Vihar, Delhi and has an experience of 25 years in these fields. Dr. Parveen Bhatia practices at Bhatia Global Hospital & Endosurgery Institute in Paschim Vihar, Delhi and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Old Rajendra Nagar, Delhi. He completed MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi in 1983 and MS – General Surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi in 1989.

Dr. Sarfaraz Baig

Dr. Sarfaraz Baig

Dr Sarfaraz Baig is a GI, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon based out of Belle Vue Clinic Kolkata.
His qualifications are MS FRCS FIAGES.

His main area of work is presently in the field of bariatric surgery- a keyhole surgery for Obesity and Diabetes. He is an active member of IAGES (Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons), IASG (Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology), OSSI (Society for Obesity Surgeons in India) and IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity) .

Some of the edited videos of his surgeries can be viewed on Youtube
He has research publications on Gallbladder stones, Colorectal cancer, Acute pancreatitis, bowel intussusception, duodenal tumors and biliary fistulas.

He is a faculty in various national conferences on surgical gastroenterology, laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery.

He was a Joint Organizing Secretary in Workshop on GI Cancer surgery 2006, CBD workshop 2007, OSSI workshop (on Obesity surgery), Liver workshop 2008, Hernia workshop 2010 held in Kolkata and IASGCON 2014

He has authored a chapter on “Surgical Nutrition” and written two monographs – one on CBD diseases and another on “Liver Surgery”.

His dream is to stay in the Himalayas for six months without a cellphone and the internet. He is socially active and loves to party on weekends with close friends.

You can visit his website at www.digestivesurgeryclinic.com

He has a blog on health called “Healthier Us” where he posts regularly on issues related to health.