Dr Shashank Shah

Qualifications:

M.B.B.S., M.S., FAIS, FMAS (Hon.) ,FIAGES(HON.),FALS (Hon.),Dip.Visiting Prof.France, Medical Counsel Reg. No. 61837

Director – Laparo-Obeso Centre:-

A centre for Comprehensive treatment for Obesity and related metabolic diseases and
Training center for Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery.
Laparo-Obeso Centre affiliated to Boston university for bariatric training program

Areas of Interest:

  • Bariatric surgery for obesity
  • Metabolic surgery for type 2 diabetes
  • Laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery
  • Surgical emergencies and trauma
  • Portal hypertension
  • Laparoscopic Oncology
  • Thoracoscopic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis

Previous and Present Affiliations and experience

Year Approximate no of surgeries performed
K.E.M Hospital 1989-1991
1992-1995
Registrar
Full time surgeon
2000
6000
Poona Hospital 1995-2017 Consultant General & laparoscopic Surgeon 12,000
Ruby Hall Clinic 1995- 2012 Consultant General & laparoscopic Surgeon 10,000
Wockhardt Hospital 2005-2009 Consultant laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon 200
L.H.Hiranandani Hospital 2009-2012 Consultant laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon 500
Fortis Hospital 2009-2017 Consultant laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon 150
Hinduja Surgicals 2015-2017 Consultant laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon 200
Lilavati Hospital From Jan 2018 Honorary Consultant laparoscopic and bariatric Surgeries.
Visiting Consultant at many private hospital 1992-2017 15,000

EXPERIENCE:

  • TOTAL NUMBER OF GENERAL &LAPAROSCOPIC & BARIATRIC PROCEDURES PERFORMED TILL DATE , 1991 TILL 2018 IS 35,000+
  • TOTAL BARIATRIC PROCEDURES SINCE 2004 TILL 2017 IS 6000 +

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Senior Resident in surgery at K.E.M. Hospital Pune affiliated to Poona University. Pune (1 year)
  • Chief Resident in Surgery at K.E.M. Hospital Pune affiliated to Poona University, Pune (1 year)
  • Junior Consultant in General Surgery at K.E.M. Hospital, Pune affiliated to the B.J. Medical College, Poona University, Pune (3 years)
  • Consultant Surgeon at Poona Hospital and Research Centre affiliated to Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune- October 1995 onwards.
  • Post graduate teacher for Delhi National Board-M.S. General surgery
  • Post-Graduate Teacher for Minimal Invasive Surgery –Poona Hospital & Research Centre Bariatric Training faculty in EISE, Mumbai.
  • Proctor for Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgical Training. Has trained more than 500 Indian and International surgeons across the globe
  • SAGES: Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
  • SLS: Society of Laparo Endoscopic Surgeons of USA.
  • ELSA: Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia.
  • IHPBA: International Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association.
  • IHPBA-India: Indian Association of Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgeons.
  • ASI: Association of Surgeons of India.
  • IAGES: Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo surgery.
  • AMASI: Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India, as Founder member.
  • AMIS- Pune: Association of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Pune, as Founder Secretary and Trustee.
  • IMA: Indian Medical Association.
  • PSS: Poona Surgical Society, India.
  • IFSO: International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity.
  • OSSI: Obesity Surgery Society of India –as Secretary
  • AIAARO : All India Association For Advancing Research In Obesity.
  • IASO : International Association for Study of Obesity
  • APBSS: Asia Pacific Bariatric Surgeons Society, as Founder member.
  • APHS: Asia Pacific Hernia Society
  • ASMBS: American society of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Affiliate surgeon
  • IBSRC: International Bariatric Surgical Review Committee
  • Editorial board member of International Journal Of Obesity Surgery
  • Member of an expert panel for International Sleeve Gastrectomy Expert Panel Consensus Statement:
  • Chairman for the international bariatric club at the world congress of obesity surgery in 2012
  • Post- graduate teacher for Diplomat of National Board (DNB) for General Surgery.
  • Founder Member Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
  • Founder Secretary and Trustee-Association of Minimally Invasive Surgeons –Pune (AMIS)
  • President Obesity & Metabolic Surgery society Of India(OSSI), (2012-2016)
  • President International Excellence Federation (IEF),(2016)
  • President All India Association For Advancing Research In Obesity (AIAARO) (2014-2016)
  • 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
  • Only Indian to be invited as a faculty for all 4 international consensus summit 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 : Bariatric times
  • Editorial Board Member –Obesity Surgery –official journal of IFSO ( International Federation for Surgery for Obesity )
  • Faculty for AETF –Asia Endosurgery Task Force
  • Visiting professor for IRCAD (Research Institute against Digestive Cancer) France-Strasbourg’s University Hospital, & Taiwan
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Research (JOMR)
  • Founder director for Barialink- A virtual Interactive Academy for training bariatric Surgeons for bariatric surgeries.
  • PhD guide for Symbiosis University
  • Course Director for CEMAST ( Centre Of Excellence For Mininmal Access surgeries)
  • Course Director for Bariatric training for BOSTON University School of Medicine. Affiliated Bariatric training Course
  • Post Graduate Guide for MUHS (Maharashtra University for Health Sciences) fellowships in laparoscopic surgeries and bariatric surgeries.
  • Affiliated to symbiosis international deemed university as a collaborative research centre and coguied for PhD
SR. NO PUBLICATIONS
1. Buttressing the Staple Line: A Randomized Comparison Between Staple-Line Reinforcement Versus No Reinforcement During Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Shashank S Shah, Jayashree S Todkar, Poonam S Shah
Obesity surgery 08/2014; DOI: 10.1007/s11695-014-1374-z Source: PubMed
2. Molecular analysis of gut microbiota in obesity among Indian individuals.
Deepak P Patil, Dhiraj P Dhotre, Sachin G Chavan, Armiya Sultan, Dhawal S Jain, Vikram B Lanjekar, Jayshree Gangawani, Poonam S Shah, Jayshree S Todkar, Shashank Shah, Dilip R Ranade, Milind S Patole, Yogesh S Shouche
National Centre for Cell Science, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, India.
Journal of Biosciences (Impact Factor: 1.76). 09/2012; 37(4):647-57. DOI: 10.1007/s12038-012-9244-0 Source: PubMed
3. International Sleeve Gastrectomy Expert Panel Consensus Statement: best practice guidelines based on experience of >12,000 cases.

Raul J Rosenthal, Alberto Aceves Diaz, Dag Arvidsson, Randal S Baker, Nicola Basso, Drake Bellanger, Camilo Boza, Haicam El Mourad, Michael France, Michel Gagner, Manoel Galvao-Neto, Kelvin D Higa, Jacques Himpens, Colleen M Hutchinson, Moises Jacobs, John O Jorgensen, Gregg Jossart, Muffazal Lakdawala, Ninh T Nguyen, David Nocca, Gerhard Prager, Alfons Pomp, Almino Cardoso Ramos, Shashank Shah, Michel Vix, Alan Wittgrove, Natan Zundel

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (Impact Factor: 4.12). 01/2012; 8(1):8-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2011.10.0.019
4. Prospective controlled study of effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on small bowel transit time and gastric emptying half-time in morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Shashank Shah, Poonam Shah, Michel Gagner, S Sonar, S Solav

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (Impact Factor: 4.12). 12/2009; 6(2):152-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2009.11.019
5. Diabetes remission and reduced cardiovascular risk after gastric bypass in Asian Indians with body mass index <35 kg/m(2).

Shashank S Shah, Poonam S Shah, David E Cummings

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (Impact Factor: 4.12). 09/2009; 6(4):332-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2009.08.009
6. Effectiveness of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on glycemic control in obese Indians with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Poonam S Shah, Jayashree S Todkar, Shashank S Shah

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (Impact Factor: 4.12). 08/2009; 6(2):138-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2009.06.007
7. Long-term effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Jayashree S Todkar, Shashank S Shah, Poonam S Shah, Jayashri Gangwani

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (Impact Factor: 4.12). 08/2009; 6(2):142-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2009.06.008
8. P-49: Cardiovascular risk reduction after GBP for type 2 DM in patients with BMI < 35kg/m2

Jayashree S. Todkar,Poonam Shah, Shashank S. Shah

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases – SURG OBES RELAT DIS 01/2009; 5(3). DOI:
9. PL214: Behavior of type 2 diabetes mellitus in obese Indian patients submitted to sleeve gastrectomy

Jayashree S. Todkar, Shashank S. Shah

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases – SURG OBES RELAT DIS 01/2009; 5(3). DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2009.03.042
10. Should gastric bypass operation be done for type 2 diabetes in subjects with body mass index 20 – 34 kgs/m 2?- an initial Indian experience

Shashank Shah, Jayshree Todakar

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases – SURG OBES RELAT DIS 01/2009; 5(3). DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2009.03.013
11. P-84: Weight loss & evolution of co-morbidities & quality of life following sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity with type 2 diabetes mellitus: Results at more than 3 years

Jayashree S. Todkar, Shashank S. Shah, Poonam Shah Jayashri Gangwani

12. PL105: Decreased small bowel transit time (SBTT) after sleeve gastrectomy (SG): Possible early ileal stimiluation as an additional proposed mechanism of action for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) resolution

Shashank S. Shah, Jayashree S. Todkar, Poonam Shah

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases – SURG OBES RELAT DIS 01/2009; 5(3). DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2009.03.011
13. Cefoperazone-sulbactam for treatment of intra-abdominal infections: results from a randomized, parallel group study in India. Surgical Infections (Impact Factor: 1.87). 07/2008; 9(3):367-76. DOI: 10.1089/sur.2007.013
14. Comparison of the Clinical Outcome and Complications in Laparoscopic Hernia Repair of Inguinal Hernia With Mesh Fixation Using Fibrin Glue vs Tacker

Shashank Shah, Deepal Phalgune, Chandra Prashant

Indian Journal of Surgery, DOI 10.1007/s12262-015-1410-9
CHAPTER PUBLICATION
A decade of experience in bariatric surgery Indian patients , in Medicine Update 2016-1 by Assosiation of Physicians of India
Metabolic surgery for Diabetes and Morbid obesity Cardio-Metabolic Medicine-Emerging frontiers
Bariatric Surgery: Indications, techniques and results GI Surgery Annual-Vol.15
“Surgery with adjuvant sclerotherapy” – a better modality of treatment for Portal hypertension Indian Journal of Gastroenterology
‘Should BMI be considered as the most appropriate measure to determine Bariatric/ metabolic surgery cut off ?’ View point article- published in Bariatric Times
  • Surgeon Of Excellence certified By Surgical Review Corporation( SRC)
  • Dr Shah was honored with honorary FIAGS, FALS by IAGES: Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo surgery.
  • He was awarded honorary FMAS by AMASI: Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
  • First ever surgeon to be honored with VIVIAN FONSECA SCHOLAR AWARD BY AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION for the research on surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes – June 2016
  • World record of performing 45 hernia Surgeries in just 10 hours Published by LIMCA BOOK OF WPRLD RECORD – 31st July 2005
  • Received most prestigious award and honor to have Dr Jaipal Singh Oration for year 2017 by Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Both BBC and National Geographic have appreciated Dr Shah’s skills and knowledge by recording his work in various documentaries released worldwide.
  • Received an honor to have Dr. V.S. Metgud IMA Belgaum branch oration
  • Received Poona Surgical Society’s International Contribution Award
  • Honored as ICON of Pune in 2016
  • Video accepted at SAGES Video Library at Florida, USA on ‘Thoracoscopic Thymectomy for Myaesthenia gravis, a new approach’ in April’ 2005.
    1. Presented in many national and international conferences about advances in bariatric and metabolic surgery since many years .
    2. Many research papers are published in national and international journals and publications
  • Received award from as an innovator from IIT innovations at 2009 for
    ‘Interventional therapies for type 2 diabetes.
  • Surgeon Of Excellence certified By Surgical Review Corporation( SRC)
  • Dr Shah was honored with honorary FIAGS, FALS by IAGES: Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo surgery.
  • He was awarded honorary FMAS by AMASI: Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
  • First ever surgeon to be honored with VIVIAN FONSECA SCHOLAR AWARD BY AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION for the research on surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes – June 2016
  • World record of performing 45 hernia Surgeries in just 10 hours Published by LIMCA BOOK OF WPRLD RECORD – 31st July 2005
  • Received most prestigious award and honor to have Dr Jaipal Singh Oration for year 2017 by Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Both BBC and National Geographic have appreciated Dr Shah’s skills and knowledge by recording his work in various documentaries released worldwide.
  • Received an honor to have Dr. V.S. Metgud IMA Belgaum branch oration
  • Received Poona Surgical Society’s International Contribution Award
  • Honored as ICON of Pune in 2016
  • Video accepted at SAGES Video Library at Florida, USA on ‘Thoracoscopic Thymectomy for Myaesthenia gravis, a new approach’ in April’ 2005.
    1. Presented in many national and international conferences about advances in bariatric and metabolic surgery since many years .
    2. Many research papers are published in national and international journals and publications
  • Received award from as an innovator from IIT innovations at 2009 for
    ‘Interventional therapies for type 2 diabetes.
FACULTY ORGANISER
Executive Committee Member International College of Surgeons in 1994,
Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune
Organizing Committee Member ISGCON 1998 ,AFMC, Pune.
Organizing secretary 1st “International Workshop on Advanced
Laparoscopic Surgery”, AMIS-Pune 2004
Founder member APBSS 1st Asia Pacific meet for Obesity ,Taiwan,Feb 2005
Organizing Chairman ‘1st live International workshop on Surgery for Morbid Obesity’ by AMIS, Pune on 5th June 2005
Live demonstration: Laparoscopic extra peritoneal hernia-repair, MIS-with-Prolene Hernia System (PHS), for ASI – Yavatmal, June 2005.
Council member for International Hernia Innovation Council meeting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2005.
1st Asia Pacific Bariatric Surgery (APBS) meeting in Delhi in January 2006 as Faculty
AIAARO (All India Association of Advanced research on Obesity) annual conference at Ahmedabad as faculty, May 2007
Organizing Chairperson The International Conference on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery:

METASURG 2008, 2009 to 2014
– India Metasurg 2014

-1st ever ‘Asian BMI (Bariatric and metabolic integrated) Consensus Summit’ (ABC)

Invited ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBER IFSO 2013
Organizing Chairperson Bariatric Surgery Master Class –held in 2013
Organizing Chairman Conference of Obesity Surgery Society of India :In 2014
Organizing committee member INDOMEDICON-an antiaging conference held in Mumbai in Feb.2014
Organizing chairman for IFSO-APC Goa, India at 2017
Organizing Secretary B.E.S.T Metasurg 2018 in June 2018
Chairman Obesity prevention and control task force –by national IMA

STUDY ON

  • Comparative study between Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band in Morbid Obesity
  • Comparative analysis of electro cautry and Harmonic scalpel in Laparoscopic surgery
  • Prolene hernia System
  • Study of mechanism of long term weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy and its role in reversal of type 2 diabetes as a principle investigator
  • Study on Cefoperazone/sulbactam for treatment of intra-abdominal infections: results from a prospective, randomized, parallel group study in India” published in Journal of SURGICAL INFECTIONS in MASCOT TRIAL as a principle investigator
  • Study of association between OBESITY AND HUMAN GUT MICROBIOME-
  • A randomized study of linear staple line reinforcement (SEAL) in Sleeve Gastrectomy as a principle investigator
  • Study evaluating the safety and Efficacy of SPD476 verses placebo Principle investigator
  • Study comparing the efficacy and safety AVE5026 with enoxeparin of the prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients with major abdominal surgery.-as a co-investigator
  • Study to evaluate the efficacy of daptomycin in surgical infection of skin & skin structure as a principle investigator
  • Study of association between OBESITY AND HUMAN GUT MICROFLORA
  • Reinforcing the Staple Line During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Prospective Randomized Clinical Study Comparing Two Different Techniques

ONGOING STUDIES:

Principle investigator of COSMID Trial (Comparison of Surgery vs. Medicine for Indian Diabetes).A prospective randomized parallel-group trial of the effectiveness and safety of Gastric bypass surgery vs. optimal Medical/lifestyle management of type 2 diabetes among Asian Indians with mild to moderate obesity (i.e, body mass index 25–40 kg/m )