Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala Bariatric Surgeon in Mumbai

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala

Bariatric Surgeon, Mumbai


  • 1 Hospital
  • 1 Private Practice


Dr Muffazal Lakdawala is the founder, Digestive Health Insitute, which is the first Indian Centre for Excellence in Bariatric Surgery. He is also Chairman of Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences and Research Centre, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. In 2017, he assumed presidency of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) - Asia Pacific chapter.
  • Languages : English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati


  • Bariatric Surgery

  • Hepatobiliary Surgery

  • Endocrinology

  • Dietetics

  • Cosmetic Dermatology

  • Uro & Gynaec Oncology

  • Tummy Tuck Surgery

  • Trauma Surgery

  • Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)

  • Surgical Gastroenterology

  • Robotic Surgery

  • Pancreatic Surgery

  • Obesity

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Uro Oncology

  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Gyneac Oncology

  • General Surgery

  • General & Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Gastroenterology

  • Gastro Surgery

  • Endoscopy

  • Endoscopic, Head & Neck Surgery

  • Endocrine Surgery

  • Colorectal Surgery (Proctology)

  • Breast Surgery

  • Bariatric Nutrition

  • Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

  • Minimal Access Surgery



  • Masters in Surgery (M.S.) from B.Y.L.Nair Hospital, University of Mumbai
  • Completed 3 years residency programme in general surgery
  • MBBS from University of Mumbai.
  • Training in Bariatric Surgery With Dr Raul Rosenthal, Cleveland Clinic, USA 2006 
  • ƒTraining at Unit of Gastro Surgery , With Dr Piet Patty University of Ghent Hospital, Belgium,2005 
  • ƒTraining in Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery With Prof. Seon Hahn Kim, Seoul, Korea 2004

Practice Information

Saifee Hospital, Mumbai

Saifee Hospital, Mumbai

15/17, Maharshi Karve Marg, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400004

Private Practice Information

Digestive Health Institute

Digestive Health Institute

L, 301, 3rd floor, Trade View, Oasis City, Gate No 4, Near Starbucks Kamla Mills, Pandurang Budhkar Marg , Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400013

  • (+91) 9820062040

Achievements & Contributions

  • Rotary International Award for young Achiever’s 2010 
  • 'Humanitarian of the year' Awarded by the All India Human Rights Association' 2007. 
  • Ranbaxy Award for Best Thesis at MS. Exams ‘Therapeutic Endoscopy in Obstructive 
  • Jaundice’. 
  • Silver Medal at Shirin Mehtaji Oration – 1996 
  • Gold Medalist in Anatomy at First Year M.B.B.S
  • Authored a chapter on Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in a book on Advanced Laparoscopy first edition , Jaipee Publications
  •  TampiC, Lotwala V, Lakdawala M, Coelho K. ‘Retrorectal cyst hamartoma (tailgut cyst) with malignant transformation’. Gynecol Oncol 2007;105:266-8 
  • M. Lakdawala, S. R. Chaube, Y. Kazi, A. Bhasker and A. Kanchwala. Internal hernia through an iatrogenic defect in the falciform ligament: a case report.Hernia 2009 Apr;13(2):217-9.  
  • David S. Beebe, Sunita Goel, Muffazal Lakdawala, Megan Olejniczak, John Jochman, Harpreet Singh, Sayeed Ikramuddin,Kumar G. Belani. ‘Surgery for Obesity: India versus USA - A Snapshot Perioperative Care Comparison at Two Centers’, J Anaesth Clin Pharmacol 2010; 26(2): 157-161 
  •  M. Lakdawala, A. Bhasker. ‘Recommendations For the use of Gastrointestinal Metabolic Surgery for treatment of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Asian Population’ Lakdawala M, Bhasker A: Asian Consensus Meeting on Metabolic Surgery(ACMOMS),Obes Surg.2010 Jul;20(7):929-36. 
  •  Muffazal Lakdawala, Aparna Bhasker, Dheeraj Mulchandani, Sunita Goel, Sneha Jain. ‘Comparison Between the Results of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in the Indian Population: A Retrospective 1 Year Study.’ Obesity Surgery, 2010, Jan;20(1):1-6 
  •  A Bhasker, M Gadgil, NH Muda, V Lotwala, MA Lakdawala. Revisional bariatric surgery for failed gastric banding in Asia: A review of choice of revisional procedure, surgical technique and postoperative complication rates. Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 26–31, February 2011. 
  •  M. Lakdawala, N.H. Muda, S. Goel, A. Bhasker. Single incision sleeve gastrectomy versus conventional laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy - A randomized pilot study. Obesity Surgery. 10.1007/s11695-011-0478-y. 
  •  Davide Lomanto, Wei-Jei Lee, Rajat Goel , Jeannette Jen-Mai Lee, Asim Shabbir, Jimmy BY So, Chih-Kun Huang, Pradeep Chowbey, Muffazal Lakdawala, Barlian Sutedja, Simon K. H. Wong, Seigo Kitano, Chin Kin Fah, Hildegardes C. Dineros, Andrew Wong, Anton Cheng, 
  •  Shanker Pasupathy, Sang Kuon Lee, Paisal Pongchairerks and Tran Binh Giang. Bariatric Surgery in Asia in the Last 5 Years (2005–2009). Obes. Surg. 10.1007/s11695-011-0547 
  • Wei-Jei Lee & Kyung Yul Hur & Muffazal Lakadawala & Kazunori Kasama & Simon K. H. Wong & Yi-Chih Lee. Gastrointestinal Metabolic Surgery for the Treatment of Diabetic Patients: A Multi-Institutional International Study. J Gastrointest Surg (2012) 16:45–52 
  • International Sleeve Gastrectomy Expert Panel. International Sleeve Gastrectomy Expert Panel Consensus Statement: best practice guidelines based on experience of _12,000 cases. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 8 (2012) 8–19 
  •  Carlyne Remedios &Miloni Shah & Aparna Govil Bhasker & Muffazal Lakdawala. Hyperuricemia: a Reality in the Indian Obese. OBES SURG DOI 10.1007/s11695-012-0655-7 
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Asian Endosurgery Task Force (AETF)
  • Asia Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeons Group (APBSG)
  • Obesity Surgeons Society of India ( OSSI )
  • IAGES Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons