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Medical Team at
Digestive Health Institute

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala is the Chairman of the Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Bariatric & GI Oncology at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai and Founder of Digestive Health Institute, Mumbai. He served as President of IFSO (International Federation of Surgeons for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery), Asia Pacific chapter, between 2017-19. Dr. Muffi is also the official bariatric doctor to the Hon. Vice-President of India, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu. In his career of 15 years, Dr. Lakdawala has conducted over 30000 surgeries, both in India and abroad. A trained laparoscopic surgeon, he specializes in Bariatric Surgery and GI oncology. He is known internationally for his pioneering work in the field of scarless bariatric surgery.
Dr. Lakdawala is now officially the Best Surgeon in the World after getting felicitated recently by ASMBS at the 36th Annual Meeting for Obesity Week at Las Vegas, USA. He is the first Indian surgeon to win this award. Earlier this year, he was also awarded the IFSO World Educator award at IFSO World Congress, Madrid, for his tremendous contribution in educating the new generation of surgeons. Dr. Lakdawala also became the first surgeon in India to receive Professor Emeritus status at BYL Nair Hospital, where he had studied.

Dr. Rais Ansari

Dr. Rais Ansari is a senior laparoscopic, bariatric and endoscopic surgeon at Digestive Health Institute. He works in the surgical team with Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala. Dr. Ansari also leads the Endoscopy department at DHI. In the last year, Dr. Ansari has done over 200 successful endoscopies. He has done his Minimal Access surgical training from M.S. Ramaiah Hospital in 1997.

Dr. Rajesh Shrivastava

Dr. Rajesh Shrivastava is a Laparoscopic Bariatric and Hernia specialist. Dr. Shrivastava has 13 years of work experience in the field of Laparoscopy. Dr. Shrivastava is also the President of the Association Of Surgeons Of India (Gujarat State Chapter). He is a member of many associations like Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India; Obesity Surgery Society of India; Asia-Pacific Hernia Society and International Hernia Collaboration. At Digestive Health Institute, he is part of the Bariatric team led by Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala. He specializes in Hernia cases pre, during and post-bariatric surgeries.