Our Team

Dr Shashank Shah

Co-founder and Director of Laparo Obeso Centre

Director : Laparo Obeso Centre


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


  • 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).

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)
  • 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

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.

Saijanani Iyer

Saijanani Iyer

Senior Bariatric Nutritionist

  • Completed my Post Graduation in Clinical Dietetics
  • Currently working as a senior bariatric dietitian at loc
  • Worked as a head dietitian in Tulips multispeciality Pediatric hospital
  • Consultant in radiant hospital
  • Completely internship in many multi-speciality hospitals
    1. Poona Hospital and research Center
    2. Jupiter Hospital Pune
    3. apollo hospital Chennai
    4. Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital pune
  • Recently attended OSSICON 2022 in Banglore
  • Attended many national and international conferences and CME’s
  • Was a member of organising committee for The 1st Nutribolism 2020-21 international conference