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General and Minimal Access Surgery

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala
Director
Department
Minimal Access Surgical Science & General Surgery
Sub-Speciality
  • Gastric Balloon, Gastric Revisional, Mini Gastric Bypass, Gastric Endoscopic Sleeve, SILS
  • Laparoscopic GI Surgery: Advanced Endoscopy and Colonoscopy, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Hydatid Cyst Removal (Laparoscopic Liver Surgey), Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Puestow’s Procedure, Laparoscopic Splenectomy, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy (VATSs)
  • scopic Whipple’s surgery, Stomach Cancers, Large and Small Intestine Cancers.
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery)
Experience
Rich experience in the field of Bariatric & Minimal Access Surgical GI Oncology

Best Surgeon in the World Awarded by ASMBS, World Master Educator Awarded by IFSO

He has been trained for Bariatric Surgery at the University of Ghent Hospital in Belgium, and at the Cleveland Clinic in USA by Dr. Raul Rosenthal. He is also trained in Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery by Prof. Seon Hahn Kim from Seoul, Korea.

In his 20+ years of practice, his work & contributions have been recognised with many awards like the “Best Surgeon in the World” Award by The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in 2019 and “The Master Educator” Award by IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity) in 2019 and Lokmat Maharashtrian of the year (medicine) in 2017.

He was the first surgeon to get “ The Center for Excellence (ICE)” for Bariatric Surgery in India; certified by Surgical Review Corp, USA. He has been a Board member on the prestigious Asian Endo-surgery Task Force and is the only surgeon in India who has demonstrated live surgeries in all the countries of Asia, Europe and Middle East. 

He is also an honorary member of the Japanese, Chinese and Korean Societies of Surgery.

He has authored a crossword bestseller, “The Eat Right Prescription “. He is also an honorary member of the Japanese and Korean Societies of Surgery.

He is the honorary surgeon to the Vice-President of India, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu and has served as the President of the Asia Pacific chapter of IFSO (International Federation of the surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders) from 2017 to 2019.

He conceptualised and headed the NSCI- Dome Covid Hospital from its inception in April till now.. He is currently an Advisor to BMC for all Jumbo facilities set up for Covid-19.

His academic contributions have been extensive, with almost 20 international papers published in peer reviews journals. He has published a Silver book on “Sleeve Gastrectomy “He serves as Professor Emeritus at the BYL Nair Hospital and as a Professor for the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences teaching Minimal access surgery.

He has trained fellows from countries like Saudi Arabia, Oman, Dubai, SOUTH Africa, Singapore, China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Kuwait etc.

At RHF, Dr Muffazal would be responsible for setting up & strengthening the department of Minimal Access Surgery. With his experience and expertise we see this department growing from strength to strength.