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Dr. Shashank Shah




  • President-AIAARO (All India Association of Advancing Research in Obesity)
  • Past President-IEF (International Excellence Federation) India chapter
  • Immediate Past President – OSSI -Obesity surgery society of India
  • Director – Laparo-Obeso Centre
  • Honorary Surgeon – Poona Hospital and Research Centre, Pune.
  • Honorary Surgeon – Hinduja Healthcare Hospital, Khar.
  • Post- graduate teacher for Diplomat of National Board (DNB) for General Surgery.
  • Executive council Member and Founder Member Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI).
  • Founder Secretary and Trustee-Association of Minimally Invasive Surgeons –Pune (AMIS)

  • Past Secretary-Poona surgical society (PSS)
  • Member of board of International Bariatric Surgical Review Corporation (IBSRC)
  • Invited member Webmed Central plus Bariatric And Metabolic Surgery Editorial Board as a specialty editor
  • First surgeon in the world of super surgeon category –certified as Centre of Excellence at 2 places
  • Editorial Board Member : Bariatric times
  • Editorial Board MemberObesity Society Journal –official journal of IFSO ( International Federation for Surgery for Obesity )
  • Faculty for AETF –Asia Endosurgery Task Force
  • Visiting professor for IRCAD
  • France-Strasbourg’s University Hospital.
  • Only Indian to be invited as a faculty for all 4 international consensus summits for Sleeve Gastrectomy held in New York from 2009 to 2012 & the only Indian faculty for first 3 meetings of the same
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Research (JOMR)




Dr. Shashank Shah, who is the Pioneer bariatric surgeon in India, is the symbol of excellence with high experience in a challenging field of metabolic and bariatric surgery and emerging surgical option offering the ray of hope for Indian or Asians who are suffering from metabolic diseases like diabetes with obesity. Dr Shah is the first and only Indian to head three major international societies on diabetes

Dr. Shah is the President of AIAARO (All India Association of Advancing Research in Obesity), past President of Obesity Surgery Society of India and past President of International Excellence Federation of Asia.

Dr. Shah has done his Fellowship in bariatric surgery at USA, Italy, France, Brazil and at various other renowned centres in the world. A Fellowship for Minimally Access Surgery (FMAS) awarded by the hands of Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

Before 10 years, he has started Laparo Obeso Centre, a comprehensive centre with the team of experts dedicated to the field of treatment of obesity and metabolic diseases associated with obesity. Now he is the highest experienced bariatric surgeon having more than 3000 cases to his credit. He has started the 1st bariatric training centre for bariatric surgery in India and trained more than 500 surgeons from India and worldwide.

Dr. Shah is designated under super surgeon category with two centres of excellence at his credit by SRC-the American board. He is the only Asian faculty invited for all international consensus summit meetings for sleeve gastrectomy.

Dr. Shah is the visiting faculty and professor for laparoscopic bariatric surgery at European institute of telesurgery – IRCAD and many other Asian centres of bariatric surgery.

Dr. Shah gets a credit of pioneering one of the most appreciated and worldwide accepted bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy in Asia. Dr. Shashank Shah is having a large research data on sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and metabolic surgeries published in index journals. He is a principle investigator of the landmark international study of Asian diabetes and its treatment.

He has been awarded in IIT innovations in 2008 for metabolic surgery for type 2 diabetes.

He has Presented a first ever international broadcast by Cleveland Clinic, US on Metabolic Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes – Asian Context through video-conference On 1st Aug.2008

Dr. Shah is having a vast experience of 22 years of many challenging difficult general and laparoscopic surgeries, with Limca book of world records – ’45 hernias in 10 hours’. His Total thoracoscopic thymectomy video is published as a new technique in SAGES video library- a reference American video library of guidelines and techniques at Florida, USA.

At the credit of successfully operating on the heaviest british and heaviest patient in Asia to be operated 310 kgs and a youngest child in the world operated by him for bariatric surgery. Both the cases are featured by BBC and even National geographic channel has featured his centre and surgical skill as the best one in Asia.

He is honoured as the first Indian Member of the board of International Bariatric Surgical Review Corporation (IBSRC).

Also a members of the editorial board of the journal of obesity surgery, an official journal of IFSO ,bariatric times, WebmedCentral plus Bariatric And Metabolic Surgery Editorial Board as a speciality editor, Editorial board member for JOMR-Journal of metabolic and bariatric research

Dr. Shashank Shah established a safest and minimally invasive obesity surgery like sleeve gastrectomy with an advanced technique in Asia. He has performed one of the largest series of successful bariatric and metabolic surgeries in Asia.

He started the first Bariatric training program in India in which thousands of surgeons from Asia and abroad are trained. He runs a bariatric training centre in India for last 7 years.

He is the only Asian-Indian surgeon invited to share his experience about the sleeve Gastrectomy in all 4 international consensus summits (ICSSG) held in New York from 2007 to 2012.

He is the first invited speaker for the innovations session’s live relay from Cleveland Clinic, USA. Dr. Shah is also an editor and reviewer for many international publications.

Other than bariatric surgery, he is having a great contribution in other surgical fields also. His name is entered in Limca Book of world records in 2006 for performing 45 hernia operations in just 10 hours.

Dr. Shah’s own technique of thoracoscopic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis is appreciated by the world; a video of this surgery is kept in the video library of SAGES in Florida, USA.

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