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Introducing Dr. Mohit Bhandari

MS, DMAS, FICS, FIAGES, FALS

Welcome to drmohitbhandari.com, the Official website of Dr Mohit Bhandari, a distinguished professional with an illustrious career in the field of Bariatric and Robotic Surgery. Dr. Bhandari is Director at Mohak Bariatrics & Robotics in Indore, Director of Virtual Bariatric University, and Director of Bhandari Hospital and Research Centre, Director – Mohak Kriti Hospital, Gurugram. Additionally, he serves as the Vice-chairman of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences and the Pro-Chancellor of Sri Aurobindo University, both in Indore. He is the President of IRCAD India, The premier Institute of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries Affiliated to IRCAD France.

Dr. Mohit Bhandari is a known name in Bariatric, Metabolic, Robotic, and Endoscopic Surgery in the world.

Recognized by World Book of Records for performing maximum number of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeries (25,000) in Asia pacific region.

He is one of the first surgeons to perform robotic bariatric surgery in India and also the first Indian doctor to perform a single anastomosis duodenal-ileal switch.

In 2017, Dr. Mohit Bhandari has introduced Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), a non-surgical weight loss procedure in India.

Dr. Bhandari is credited for Introducing Allurion Swallow Balloon Program in India, The only weight loss method which does not require Endoscopy, Aneasthesia, Surgery By performing 60 surgeries in just 12 hours, he has registered his name in World Book of Records 2021.

By performing 53 surgeries in just 13 hours and 20 minutes, he has registered his name in Guinness Book of World Records and World Book of Records 2019.

For his exceptional contribution to the field of bariatric and metabolic surgeries in the Asia Pacific region, he is honored with IFSO Ambassador Award 2019.

In 2018, Dr. Bhandari performed revision bariatric surgery on the youngest documented patient who was eight years old at the time of the surgery.

Dr. Bhandari entered the Limca Book of Records in 2015 by performing 25 bariatric surgeries in an 11-hour period, performing the feat with the help of a 40-person team.

He also performed bariatric surgery on a 6-year-old boy in 2013, the youngest person on record to receive such surgery in India.

In 2012, Dr. Mohit Bhandari performed the first documented obesity surgery in Asia, operating on an Asian woman weighing 350 kg.

He is appointed as Board specialist member by the national board of examination, India tasked with setting up guidelines and criteria for hospitals & institutions to start teaching program for bariatric surgeries.

  • Director, Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics, Indore
  • Director, Bhandari Hospital and Research Centre, Indore
  • Director, Enliten, Indore & Mumbai
  • Director, Virtual Bariatric University, Indore
  • Clinical Professor, Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Professor, Sri Aurobindo Medical College & P.G. Institute, Indore
  • Executive Committee – Obesity Surgery Society of India
  • Course Director – Hands on Course in BMS, MBRSC, Indore, India
  • CO-Director – BMSSS WOCOME
  • Course Director – ASMBS-Postgraduate Course
  • Course Director – IFSO Postgraduate Course on enhancing weight loss with Ring Placement
  • Reviewer – Obesity Surgery, IJS

  • Frankfurter Meeting, Germany
  • BEST Meeting, Belgium
  • Chinese Society Meeting, Guangzhou
  • Cleveland Clinic CME, Florida (by webcast)
  • IFSO, CANADA (by webcast)
  • Demonstrated live surgeries in more than 100 surgical workshops in India

  • IRCAD EITS-Strasbourg, France
  • Dr. Kelvin Higa-Centre Fresno, USA
  • IRCAD-Taiwan
  • Dr. Robert Rutledge- Las Vegas, USA
  • Dr. Mal Fobi- Los Angeles, USA

  • Youngest surgeon to perform more than 25000+ bariatric & metabolic surgeries.
  • He has entered the Limca Book of Records in 2015 by performing 25 bariatric surgeries in 11 hours.
  • He has performed over 11,000 bariatric surgeries maximum number of surgeries performed by a doctor in Asia Pacific region.
  • Highest experience with Super-Obese Bariatric Surgery. He has also presented his work on “Super Obese Sleeve with Antrectomy” at IFSO.
  • He has performed the first documented obesity surgery in Asia, operating on an Asian women weighing 350 kg.
  • He also performed bariatric surgery on a 6-year-old boy, the youngest person to perform such surgery in India.
  • First surgeon to perform robotic bypass/robotic duodenal jejunal bypass/robotic sleeve surgery in India.
  • First surgeon to start SILS (Single incision Laparoscopic Surgery) procedure in central India.
  • Did 100 bariatric procedures in World Obesity Week, 2019.
  • Launched the first International Virtual Bariatric University with HD beaming, webcasting, and e-training modules.
  • He is also credit to Introduce the Non-Surgical Weight Loss Modality -Allurion Swallaoble Balloon by Allurion Technologies USA.

Publications

More than 100 media appearances talking about obesity and bariatric surgery

Knowledge Sharing

More than 200 Presentations and Surgeries Telecast at Conferences, Local, National and International.

Mentoring & Teaching Experience

Ethicon Endo-Surgical, Medtronics, Karl Storz, Stryker, Applied Medical’s, Bariatric Solution, Apollo Endo-surgery

Committed to ensuring your success.

I build our services from the ground up to help safeguard your health.

  • Shri Kamalkant Vashishta Gold Medal for highest marks in 2 nd MBBS.
  • Levi Marol Gold Medal for highest marks in Pharmacology given by Dr. B.C. Bose.
  • Dr. B.S. Mehta Gold Medal for highest marks in ENT in 2002.
  • Sonar Gold Films, Bombay, Gold Medal for highest marks in Ophthalmology.
  • Late Balwant Dhog Sondittakal Gold Medal for highest marks in Medicine.
  • Sonar Gold Films, Bombay, Gold Medal for highest marks in Surgery.
  • Dr. R.P. Singh Gold Medal for highest marks in 3 rd M.B.B.S.
  • Dr. Mrs. Malini Hamlakar Gold Medal for highest marks in Obst. & Gynecology.
  • Padambhushan Dr. S.K. Mukherjee Gold Medal for highest marks in all Professionals of M.B.B.S.
  • Mr. Sunder RaoThakre Memorial Gold Medal for aggregate topper in all professionals.
  • Late Dr. G.N. Kamble Gold Medal for highest marks in Medicine.
  • Late Dr. G.N. Kumble Gold Medal for highest marks in Surgery.
  • Omkar Parmarthik Trust award for highest marks in 2 nd Professional.
  • Sonar Gold Films for highest marks in Medicine.
  • Dr. Mrs. Tek Singh Memorial Gold Medal for aggregate topper in all professionals.
  • Dr. R.V. Upadhyay Gold Medal for topper of Pathology.
  • Late Kailash Singh Gold Medal for topper in Obst. &Gynaecology.
  • Dr. B.G. Dodhapkar Gold Medal for highest marks in Medicine.
  • Gold Medal for highest marks in Orthopaedics (Rajiv Rallan Award).

  • IRCAD EITS-Strasbourg, France
  • Dr. Kelvin Higa-Centre Fresno, USA
  • IRCAD-Taiwan
  • Dr. Robert Rutledge- Las Vegas, USA
  • Dr. Mal Fobi- Los Angeles, USA

  • OSSI
  • IFSO
  • ASMBS
  • FICS

  • IMA Medal for Highest Marks in ENT
  • IMA Medal for highest marks in Ophthalmology.
  • Dr. Anil Gupta cash prize for 1 st position in Surgery.
  • Dr. Khan Bahadur Ahmed Bux Gold Medal for 1 st position in Surgery.
  • Late Dr. B. D. Mulye Gold Medal for 1 st position in Medicine.
  • Late Dr. J.P. Ahuja cash prize for 1 st position in III MBBS.
  • IMA Gold Medal for overall 1 st position in Pre-final.
  • Late Dr. Bhagwat Gold Medal for 1 st position in Obst. & Gynaecology.
  • Dr. M.V. Kamath Gold Medal for highest marks in Gen. Surgery in 2003
  • The M.G.M. Blue Award (The Pride of M.G.M.) Awarded

  • MBRSC, Indore
  • SAIMS, Indore
  • Sterling Hospital, Ahmadabad
  • Surana Hospital, Malad, Mumbai
  • Mohak Kriti Hospital, Gurgaon.
  • Medicover Hospital, Hyderabad.

  • Executive Committee: Obesity Surgery Society of India
  • Clinical Professor, SAIMS and PG Institute, Indore, India
  • Course Director Hands on Course in BMS, MBRSC, Indore, India
  • CO-Director BMSSSWOCOME
  • Course Director ASMBS -Postgraduate Course
  • Course Director -IFSO Postgraduate Course on enhancing weight loss with Ring Placement
  • Reviewer Obesity Surgery, IJS

Performing procedures you can trust.

I offer global standards and conformity with medical procedure like.

  • Gastric Bypass
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Banded Gastric Bypass
  • Single Incision Lap. Sleeve
  • Mini-Gastric Bypass
  • Banded Mini-Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Banding
  • Intra-Gastric Balloons
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
  • Revision Procedures

  • Frankfurter Meeting, Germany
  • BEST Meeting, Belgium
  • Chinese Society Meeting, Guangzhou
  • Cleveland Clinic CME, Florida (by webcast)
  • IFSO, CANADA (by webcast)
  • In India, >100

Leading in healthcare.

My literary contributions in the fight against obesity

More than 20 Research Projects on Surgical Treatment of Obesity and outcomes


  • MSR vs Minimizer vs Mid-Cal for Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy.
  • Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty versus conventional sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Incidence of Secondary hyperparathyroidism in bariatric surgery: Comparison between Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and One-anastomosis gastric bypass/Mini-gastric bypass
  • Metabolic surgery in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and BMI ≤30 kg/m2. Does T2DM really improves in these patients?
  • Bariatric surgery in super-obese patients: medium-term follow-up outcomes of a center of high volume
  • Banded One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass vs Metabolic Gastric bypass: A randomized control trial at single institution.
  • Tubular gastric bypass vs Metabolic Gastric bypass: A prospective randomized controlled study at a single institution LGB vs BGBP long term outcomes and comorbidity resolution
  • Tubular Gastric Bypass vs OAGB Long Term Outcomes and Comorbidity Resolution
  • This is a prospective, non-randomized, controlled study for patients undergoing LSG & LBSG. The selection of cases will be non-probabilistic, analyzing all cases.
  • This is a prospective, non-randomized, controlled study for patients undergoing OAGB/MGB & Banded OAGB/MGB with fixed BP Limb of 180 cms only.
  • Endoscopic evaluation of Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Endoscopic evaluation of Non-banded MGBP vs banded MGBP
  • Evaluation of outcome of Gastric bypass operation with 80 vs 150 cm BP limb

My literary contributions to solving Bariatric Surgery challenges

  • Bhandari M., Fobi M., Mathur W. and Mishra AK. A Retrospective, Comparative Study of Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy (BSG) vs. Mini-Gastric Bypass (MGB), a cohort comparative study of patients operated in 2011 with five years follow up. (A501) Abstract ASMBS2017, Washington DC, USA
  • Mathur W., Bhandari M. and Fobi M. Banded Gastric Bypass VS Standard Gastric Bypass: Weight loss and maintenance after four years. (A5034) Abstract ASMBS2017, Washington DC, USA
  • Bhandari M., Mathur W. and Fobi M. Weight regain after LSG starts after the second year and increases yearly with 30% of the weight lost regained after six years. (A5116) Abstract ASMBS2017, Washington DC, USA
  • Bhandari M., Mathur W. and Fobi M. Outcome of Sleeve revisions for inadequate weight loss or weight regain to BGBP VS. MGB VS. Re-sleeve. (A5210) Abstract ASMBS2017, Washington DC, USA
  • Bhandari M., Cumming D., Mathur W., Kosta S., Fobi M. Banded Versus Non-Banded Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: 5-Year Outcomes. OBES SURG. 2018; 28(2): 131–1271. O (014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3411-9
  • M. Bhandari, W. Mathur, M. Fobi, S. Kosta. Banded Gastric Bypass Vs. Standard Gastric Bypass: Weight Loss and Maintenance After Four Years. OBES SURG. 2018; 28(2): 131–1271. O (266). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3411-9
  • M. Bhandari, W. Mathur, M. Fobi, M. Reddy, S. Kosta. Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Geriatric Patients: A Single Institution Study. OBES SURG. 2018; 28(2): 131–1271. O (267). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3411-9
  • M. Bhandari, W. Mathur, M. Fobi, M. Reddy, S. Kosta. SILS: A Report from One Centre With Short and Long Term Outcomes. Obes Surg. 2018;28(2):131-1271. P (011) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3411-9
  • M. Bhandari, W. Mathur, M. Fobi, S. Kosta. Bariatric Metabolic Surgery for Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: A Single Institution Experience from 2010 Through 2016. OBES SURG. 2018; 28(2): 131–1271. P (217). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3411-9
  • M. Bhandari, W. Mathur, M. Fobi, S. Kosta, M. Reddy. Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy Vs. One Anastomotic Gastric Bypass: A Retrospective Comparative Study of a Cohort of Patients from 2011. Obes Surg. 2018; 28(2): 131–1271. P (218).
  • https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3411-9
  • M. Bhandari, W. Mathur, M. Fobi, S. Kosta, M. Reddy. Weight Regain After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrostomy Is Part of the Natural History of the Operation. OBES SURG. 2018; 28(2): 131-1271. P (221). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3411-9
  • M. Bhandari, W. Mathur, M. Fobi, M. Bhandari, A. Mishra. The Incidence of T2DM in Patients Presenting for BMS at a Tertiary Bariatric Surgery Centre in India. Obes Surg. 2018; 28(2): 131-1271. P (220). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3411-9.
  • Mathur W., Bhandari M. and Fobi M. Banded Gastric Bypass VS Standard Gastric Bypass: Weight loss and maintenance after four years. (A5034) Abstract ASMBS2017, Washington DC, USA
  • Bhandari M., Mathur W. and Fobi M. Weight regain after LSG starts after the second year and increases yearly with 30% of the weight lost regained after six years. (A5116) Abstract ASMBS2017, Washington DC, USA
  • Bhandari M., Mathur W. and Fobi M. Outcome of Sleeve revisions for inadequate weight loss or weight regain to BGBP VS. MGB VS. Re-sleeve. (A5210) Abstract ASMBS2017, Washington DC, USA
  • Bhandari M., Cumming D., Mathur W., Kosta S., Fobi M. Banded Versus Non-Banded Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: 5-Year Outcomes. OBES SURG. 2018; 28(2): 131–1271. O (014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3411-9
  • M. Bhandari, W. Mathur, M. Fobi, S. Kosta. Banded Gastric Bypass Vs. Standard Gastric Bypass: Weight Loss and Maintenance After Four Years. OBES SURG. 2018; 28(2): 131–1271. O (266). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3411-9
  • M. Bhandari, W. Mathur. Is Marginal Ulcer really a problem after OAGB/MGB- Our experience from more than 3000 cases at a single center. ASMBS E-Poster Abstracts / SOARD.2018; 14 (11): S135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2018.09.304
  • W. Mathur, M. Fobi, M. Bhandari, S. Kosta. Is there a difference in patients who are self-referred for bariatric surgery vs those referred by relatives? ASMBS E-Poster Abstracts / SOARD. 2018; 14(11): S99–S196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2018.09.312
  • Bhandari M., Fobi M., Mathur W. and Mishra AK. A Retrospective, Comparative Study of Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy (BSG) vs. Mini-Gastric Bypass (MGB), a cohort comparative study of patients operated in 2011 with five years follow up. (A501)
  • Bhandari M., Fobi M., Mathur W. and Mishra AK. A Retrospective, Comparative Study of Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy (BSG) vs. Mini-Gastric Bypass (MGB), a cohort comparative study of patients operated in 2011 with five years follow up. (A501)
  • Mathur W., Bhandari M. and Fobi M. Banded Gastric Bypass VS Standard Gastric Bypass: Weight loss and maintenance after four years. (A5034)
  • Bhandari M., Mathur W. and Fobi M. Weight regain after LSG starts after the second year and increases yearly with 30% of the weight lost regained after six years. (A5116)
  • Bhandari M., Mathur W. and Fobi M. Outcome of Sleeve revisions for inadequate weight loss or weight regain to BGBP VS. MGB VS. Re-sleeve. (A5210)

My persistent effort to empower the medical community and deliver the best possible medical care

  • Bhandari M., Fobi M., Buchwald J N. Standardization of Bariatric Metabolic Procedures: World Consensus Meeting Statement. Obes Surg.2019. doi.org/10.1007/s11695-019-04032-x.
  • Bandari M. Ballesteros PL, Kosta S. Bhandari M. Terrel H. Fobi M. Surgery in Patients with Super Obesity: Medium-Term Follow-Up Outcomes at a High-Volume Centre. Obesity. 2019 (Under Publication: OBY22593) doi:10.1002/oby.22593.
  • Bhandari M., Reddy M., Kosta S., Mathur W., Fobi M. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy versus laparoscopic gastric bypass: a retrospective cohort study. Int J Surg. 2019 Jul; 67:47-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2019.05.004.
  • Bhandari M., Nautiyal H K., Kosta S., Mathur W., Fobi M. Comparison of One anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for Treatment of Obesity: A Five-Year Study. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2019; S1550-7289(19):30210-2. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.05.025
  • Bhandari M., Mathur W., Kosta S., Mishra A K., Cummings D E., Banded Versus Non-Banded Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: 5-Year Outcomes Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2019; S1550-7289(18): 30317-4, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2019.04.023.
  • Bhandari M., Nautiyal H., Mathur W., Kosta S. OAGB/MGB VS BGBP: A Retrospective comparative study of a cohort of patients who had bariatric surgery in 2012 at one center by a single surgeon. Clinical Obesity. 2019; e12308. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12308
  • Bhandari M., Mathur W., Fobi M., Kosta S. Outcomes of bariatric surgery in geriatric patients ≥ 65 years: single institution study. Obes Surg. 2019 Feb 5. doi: 10.1007/s11695-019-03718-6.
  • Kosta S., Bhandari M., Mathur W., Fobi M. The Obscure Role of Genetics on Weight-Loss Following Bariatric Surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 Dec 20. pii: S1550-7289(18)31325-X. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.12.013.
  • Kosta S., Bhandari M., Mathur W., Fobi M. Bariatric metabolic surgery outcome and the genetic makeup of the patients: a review. Medical Science, 2019, 23(95), 58-62.
  • Bhandari M., Bhandari M., Mathur W., Kosta S. OAGB/MGB for childhood and adolescent patients: a report of 20 cases done at a single centre in India. Int Surg J. 2018; 5:3837-41. doi:10.18203/2349-2902.isj20184714.
  • Bhandari M., Bhandari M., Mathur W., Kosta S. The incidence of type 2 diabetes in patients presenting for bariatric metabolic surgery at a tertiary bariatric surgery centre in India. Int J Res Med Sci. 2018;6(11):3567-3570.
  • https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20184408 Bhandari M., Bhandari S., Mishra A., Mathur W., Dixit A. Comparison between Banded and Non-Banded Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass with 2yr Follow-up: a preliminary Retrospective Analysis. Obes Surg. 2016;26(1):213-8. doi: 10.1007/s11695-015-1929-7
  • Bhandari M., Mathur W., Kumar R., Mishra A., Bhandari M. Surgical and Advanced Medical Therapy for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in class 1 Obese Patients: a short-term outcome. Obes Surg. 2017;27(12):3267-3272. doi: 10.1007/s11695-017-2770-y.
  • Revision Operation to One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass for failed Sleeve Gastrectomy. (Under Review: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases-SOARD-19-312)
  • Assessment of Functional ability of Non-ambulatory Patients with Obesity: Before and after Bariatric Surgery. (Under Review: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases-SOARD-19-313R1)
  • The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty safely promotes rapid weight loss: the first Indian experience (Under Review: Digestive Endoscopy-JGES-DEN-2019-8748R1)

My committed contributions to transform Bariatric Surgery and Health Care Providers

  • Chapter on Bariatric Surgery- A panacea for all Obese in the book Monograph on Obesity
  • Bhandari M. and Winni M. (2018). M. Deitel (ed.), Essentials of Mini ‒ One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass. Chapter 19. Mini-Gastric Bypass Using Single or Reduced Number of Ports. Page no.196.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76177-0_19
  • Fobi M. and Bhandari M. (2016) Laparoscopic Banded Gastric Bypass Surgery. Chapter 46, Section IX: Other Operations for Obesity-Honorary Section Editor: Conor J. Magee. Page no. 447. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04343-2
  • Chapter on Gastric bypass with the Fobi ring: technique, results, outcome, complications. (In Print)
  • Chapter on Mini Gastric Bypass- Why it is better in India than gastric bypass? (In Print)
  • Chapter on Intra Gastric Balloon- A brief Perspective (In Print)
  • Chapter on Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Banded Gastric Bypass- Bariatric Surgery: S.Olmi. M. De Luca, M. Anselmino, Almino Ramos, Jean Marc Chevallier (Masson Edra Editions) (In Print)