Our Team

Dr Shashank Shah

Co-founder and Director of Laparo Obeso Centre

Director : Laparo Obeso Centre

Member : ASMBS, IFSO, SAGES, IHPBA, APHS

President : Obesity Surgery Society Of India (OSSI)

Member : International Bariatric Surgery Review Committee (IBSRC)

Dr Shashank Shah is an expert laparoscopic bariatric i.e. obesity surgeon in India. He is a director of Laparo Obeso Centre which is a centre for treatment for weight loss and weight-related metabolic diseases.Read More


Dr Poonam Shah

Founder and Director of Laparo Obeso Centre

  • The 1st bariatric physician in India has more than 8 yrs of experience with thousands of patients of obesity-associated comorbidities treated successfully. Experience of more than 5 yrs as an intensivist gives her an additional edge over others in treating various challenges of obese patients. Has been invited as a speaker at various national and international conferences.
  • Established the 1st support group in India known as Obeso support group, which is now popular as dream slim club.
  • Published many research papers in national and international journals

Dr Pallavi Shah

Bariatric Coordinator and Counsellor

  • Trained in the University of Genova, Italy.
  • Coordinator for ICE program
  • Executive committee member for AIAARO. the best one to give you a gentle reminder about your follow up.
  • Qualified with a diploma in clinical research and hospital management.
  • A passionate, versatile bariatric manager - an asset to have one in the unit.

Dr Sushilkumar Ramesh Kharat

Dr Sushilkumar Ramesh Kharat

ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC & BARIATRIC SURGEON

  • MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), DLS (France), FALS, FMAS, FIAGES
  • Consultant Laparoscopic & Bariatric surgeon since Oct-2015 - Laparo-Obeso centre Pune, ONE OF THE HIGHEST VOLOUME CENTRE OF BARIATRIC SURGERY IN ASIA PACIFIC REGION (During which assisted > 1000 Bariatric & Revision Bariatric surgeries as well. Performed > 500 Bariatric procedures independently).

Dr Vinodini Gite

Ward In-charge

  • Senior, Experienced, sincere and a dedicated professional
  • Experience of > 25 years

Ms Radhika Shah

Bariatric Nutritionist

  • University Topper - in PGD Dietetics - SNDT University, Mumbai
  • Providing Pre and Post-operative diets to the patients according to the co-morbidities..
  • Managing Diabetic patients as well as patients on medical management for weight loss.
  • Conducting monthly Support Group meetings for Bariatric patients (Bariatric)
  • Life member of INDIAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION
  • Faculty at Boston University School of Medicine Bariatric Course.
  • Invited as a speaker at National and International Conferences.

Ms Aditi Shreekumar

Clinical Psychologist and Bariatric Counsellor

  • Double Gold Medalist in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pune.
  • Specially Trained in Bariatric Counselling at Celebrations Hospital, Florida, USA and with Bariatric Psychologist Dr.Connie Stapleton at Augusta, Georgia, USA.
  • Invited at the World Congress IFSO and Asia Pacific (APMBSS) as a Speaker and also invited at various National Conferences.
  • Participated in and Organised Obesity and Diabetes awareness programs at various cities.
  • Research Papers accepted for presentation at the World Congress, ASMBS and IFSO- 2015 & 2016.
  • Pursuing a PhD in “Psychology among Bariatric Surgery Patients” at Symbiosis International University

Mrs Geeta Shah

Housekeeping In-charge

  • Experience of more than 8 years in the healthcare industry
  • Takes care of cleanliness and discipline in the hospital

Ms Sonali Deokar

Front Desk In Charge

  • Diploma in Medical Lab Technology and Advance Courses in Computers
  • Working as the Front Desk Incharge at LOC
  • Responsibility of managing OPD and IPD management of patients
  • Part of organizing committee for various Conferences and Programs on Bariatrics
  • Organised and participated in various Public Awareness programs on Obesity

Kshitija Sawai

Kshitija Sawai

Senior Bariatric Nutritionist

  • Completed BSc Zoology and Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • Completed Internships at LOC Healthcare LLP and Poona Hospital and Research Center for 4 months
  • Working as a Bariatric Nutritionist with more than 1 ½ years experience, following patients through their journey of weight loss, helping them from the time of consultation and taking care of their nutritional profile till they maintain a healthy weight and resolve their co-morbidities.

Mayura Maitri

Mayura Maitri

Senior Bariatric Nutritionist

  • Completed P.G Diploma Dietetics And Nutrition
  • Diploma in medical Laboratory technology.
  • Pursued MSc in Medical Technology (Clinical laboratory techniques) from Symbiosis International University.
  • completed B.Sc In Microbiology from Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • worked as Research Assistant in the Symbiosis institute of Health Sciences, Pune.
  • Authorship and published research paper on In SYMHEALTH 2017 International Conference on Healthcare in a Globalizing World.
  • Attended many conferences and presented posters in various CME.
  • Worked As apprentice At various multispeciality Hospital
    1. TMC- ACTREC Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
    2. KEM Hospital, Pune.
    3. Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune.
    4. Dr.D.Y.Patil Hospital and Research centre Nerul, Mumbai.
    5. Ruby hall Clinic Pune Station.
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