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Dr. Mufazzal Lakdawala

Asia’s Best Bariatric/Obesity Surgeon at Saifee Hospital, L H Hiranandani Hospital, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai

Founder & Director of CODS Obesity Centre, Mumbai: Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, to create a dedicated support centre to battle the cause of obesity and its related co-morbidities.

Besides, he has the responsibility of the Bariatrics and laproscopic departments in the biggest hospitals of Mumbai, India and various others across India where he operates frequently:

  • Head, Dept. of Bariatrics, Dr L.H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai
  • Head, Dept. of Bariatrics & Minimal Invasive Surgery, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai
  • Consultant, Dept. of Minimal Access Surgery, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai

Affiliations with several hospitals across India

Society formed by prominent endocrinologists, surgeons, anesthetists, nutritionists and physicians dedicated to the field of Bariatric, Metabolic medicine and surgery. The vision is to cure diabetes and obesity. Metabolic surgery is a new initiative and Dr Lakdawala is working actively and doing an extensive research programme on that front.



  • Masters in Surgery (M.S.), B.Y.L.Nair Hospital, University of Mumbai
  • Completed residencies for 3 years in general surgery
  • MBBS, University of Mumbai


  • Fellowship in Department of Bariatric with Dr Piet Pattyn, Head, Unit of Gastro Surgery, University of Ghent Hospital, Belgium 2005
  • Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery with Dr Raul Rosenthal, Cleveland Clinic, USA 2005
  • Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery with Prof. Seon Hahn Kim, Seoul, Korea 2005

Teaching Faculty:

  • Lecturer at B.Y.L.Nair Hospital, among the largest teaching hospitals in Mumbai
  • Proctor for Covidien Asia Pacific Training Fellowships in Bariatric Surgery.
  • Preceptor, Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education (EISE): conduct training for surgeons all over the country twice a month on minimal access on solid organs.
  • Training Yearly Fellowships in Minimal Access Surgery

Honours and Awards:

  • Silver Medal at Shirin Mehtaji Oration – 1996 ‘Obstructive Jaundice’
  • Faculty, ASICON 2004 Hyderabad
  • Thought Leaders Summit, Seoul, Korea 2004, Invited as one of the 6 Surgeons to represent India in the World Forum.
  • Faculty on Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, LAPAROSURG, Gujarat 2005
  • Faculty at Asia Pacific Bariatric surgeons Summit Taipei, Taiwan, Feb 2005
  • Faculty, at Galle, Sri Lanka at Association of Sri Lankan Surgeons Meet 2005 and prior
  • Operative Workshop in Bariatrics in Beijing, China …Minimal Invasive Association of Sri Lankan Surgeons Meet, Sri Lanka 2005
  • Faculty, AOASO (Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity) in Korea 2006
  • Operative workshop at Asia Pacific Obesity Surgeons Meet, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2006
  • ‘Humanitarian of the year’ Awarded by the All India Human Rights Association’ 2007
  • Gastric Bypass – Asia Pacific Obesity Conclave, Shanghai 2007
  • Faculty at 6th International Obesity Surgery Expert Meeting, Austria 2007
  • Academic Faculty at Key International Forums: 2008
  • Live Surgical Demonstrations at Key International Forums: 2008
  • Ranbaxy Award for Best Thesis at MS. Exams ‘Therapeutic Endoscopy in Obstructive Jaundice’
  • Gold Medalist in Anatomy
  • Asia Pacific Bariatric surgeons Summit Taipei, Taiwan
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery – Association of Bangladesh Surgeons
  • Invited guest speaker at the British Obesity Surgery Society Symposium, London
  • Faculty at ESLES Conference, Emirates Medical Association, Dubai
  • Faculty at New World Disorder- Diabesity…. Address it, Mumbai
  • Faculty at the 4th Asia Pacific Obesity Conclave, Shanghai
  • Faculty at American Society for Bariatric Surgery, San Diego
  • Faculty at the 5Th Annual Conference of All India association of advancing research in Obesity, Ahmedabad, India
  • Faculty at Metabolic Surgery Conference, IFSO, Portugal
  • Faculty at the 5th Alpine European Expert Panel Meeting, Austria
  • Faculty at the Operative workshop at Asia Pacific Obesity Surgeons Meet, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Faculty, IFSO (International Federation of Surgeons for Obesity) Sydney
  • Faculty at the Asia Pacific Obesity Conclave held in Delhi
  • Faculty at Operative Workshop in Bariatric in Beijing, China

Papers and Presentations:

  • Authored a chapter on Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in a book on Advanced Laparoscopy first edition , Jaipee Publications
  • ‘Therapeutic Endoscopy in Obstructive Jaundice’- ASICON 1996
  • ‘Thoracoscopic Bullectomy’ at IAGES 2000
  • ‘Thoracoscopic Cardiomyotomy’ at IAGES 2000
  • ‘Laparoscopic CBD Exploration’ at IAGES 2002
  • ‘Retroperitoneoscopic Biopsy of Para Aortic Nodes’ IAGES 2004
  • ‘Retroperitoneoscopic Drainage of Para spinal Abscess’ IAGES 2004
  • ‘Retrorectal cyst hamartoma (tailgut cyst) with malignant transformation’ published in the Gynecology Oncology Journal 105 (2007) 266–268

Workshops and Conferences:

  • Organizing Chairman of International conference “Laparoscopy Next 2006” an update on Advanced Laparoscopy held in Mumbai –October 2006
  • Organizing Chairman for the first “Bariatric Training Programme” held in April 2007, a quarterly programme.
  • Organizing Chairman for the first “Asian Metabolic Surgery Conference” held in December 2007.


  • Asia Pacific Bariatric Surgeons Group (APBSG)
  • American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Founder President of the Asian Metabolic Society (AMS) 2007
  • IAGES (Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons )
  • Obesity Surgeons Society of India ( OSSI )

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