Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala

Dr Muffazal Lakdawala Best Obesity Surgeon In India

India’s Pioneer in Bariatric Surgery

Posted: September 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala - India's pioneer in Bariatric SurgeryDr Muffazal Lakdawala is a bariatric surgeon and a laparoscopic expert. He is the founder of CODS India (Centre for Obesity and Diabetes Surgery), which offers surgical options for patients who are extremely obese and have obesity related issues. He is also the vice president of the Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI); founder president of the Asian Metabolic Society (AMS) and founder member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).


Dr Lakdawala assists patients in dealing with their weight related issues through bariatric surgeries. Bariatric surgery or obesity surgery is done as an alternative to natural methods of losing weight such as dieting and exercise.


Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala works with a team of professionals who address a wide variety of patients’ concerns and focus on the patients’ complete overall health. This multidisciplinary team includes nutritionists, psychologists, nurse bariatric coordinators, bariatric surgeons, and others who work together to provide comprehensive medical care.


Dr. Lakdawala has a very broad experience in many laparoscopic and bariatric surgeries using advanced techniques that help to minimize the pain and prolonged healing time post surgery. Born and brought up in Mumbai, he has completed his Masters in Surgery (M.S.) from B.Y.L. Nair Hospital and a residency programme in general surgery, MBBS, from the Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai. He has done his training in bariatric surgery from Cleveland Clinic, USA in 2006. He has also been trained at the Unit of Gastro Surgery from the University of Ghent Hospital, Belgium. He is also trained in Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and is a Lecturer at B.Y.L. Nair Hospital - a medical college and hospital in Mumbai.


Dr Lakdawala has received awards such as Humanitarian of the Year by the All India Human Rights Association, 2007, and a silver medal at the Shirin Mehtaji Oration for Obstructive Jaundice, 1996. His surgical weight loss centre has met the criteria necessary to become India’s first Bariatric Surgery Centre of Excellence (BSCOE).


Providing sophisticated equipment and tools to educate, Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala has ensured that patients receive utmost care and diligent attention that makes them leave CODS with a secure feeling of being entrusted to the care of the best in the business.




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