Mohit Bhandari

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Mohit Bhandari
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Born (1980-10-24) 24 October 1980 (age 39)
Alma materMahatama Gandhi Memorial Medical College
Known forMinimal access surgery
Bariatric surgery
Spouse(s)Shilpa Bhandari
Parent(s)Dr. Vinod Bhandari; Dr. Manjushree Bhandari
WebsiteMohit Bhandari

Mohit Bhandari is an Indian bariatric surgeon known for his work in laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery. He is the director of bariatric surgery at Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics, a surgery center he founded, director at Enliten[1] and operates at MPCT Hospital in Sanpada[2] as well. He is credited with performing more than 11,000 bariatric surgeries in India and seventy other countries such as Germany, Belgium, China, Australia.[3][4] He has trained more than 500 bariatrics surgeons.[5]


He was one of the first surgeons to perform robotic bariatric surgery in India[6][7] and also the first Indian doctor to perform single anastomosis duodenal-ileal switch.[6] He became the youngest surgeon to perform 3500+ bariatric surgeries as well as 250+ robotic surgeries. He performs surgeries through his surgery center, Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics.[8] As of December 2018, he has performed more than 11,000 bariatric surgeries,[9] the most bariatric surgeries of any doctor in the Asia Pacific.[10]

Bhandari has performed notable surgeries that have gained national and international attention. In 2012, Bhandari performed the first documented obesity surgery in Asia, operating on an Asian women weighing 350 kg.[11] He also performed bariatric surgery on a 6-year-old boy in 2013, the youngest person on record to receive such surgery in India.[12] 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.[13] The previous record was held by Atul Peter who performed 16 surgeries in a 12-hour period.[13] Dr. Mohit Bhandari successfully operated a Mauritian "Dharamveer" weighing 410 kg at Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics, Indore.[14]

In 2018, Bhandari performed revision bariatric surgery on the youngest documented patient who was eight years old at the time of the surgery.[15]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to his college friend Shilpa Bhagdikar, a gynaecologist and an In vitro fertilisation (IVF) expert.[16]

World records[edit]

Dr. Bhandari created a world record by performing 53 bariatric surgeries within thirteen hours and got his name registered in Guinness Book of World Records and World Book of Records. He is also a LIMCA book of records holder for performing 25 surgeries in 11 hours.[17]


  • Bhandari, Mohit; Mathur, Winni; Fobi, Mathias; Kosta, Susmit (2019). "Outcomes of bariatric surgery in geriatric patients ≥ 65 years: single institution study". Obesity Surgery. 29 (5): 1470–1476. doi:10.1007/s11695-019-03718-6. PMID 30721427.
  • Sharma, Rajesh; Kela, Manoj; Khare, Yashasvi; Mishra, Arun; Bhandari, Mohit (2015). "Comparative analysis of LSG versus LRYGBP bariatric surgery in management of morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus in terms of percentage weight loss and T2DM resolution". International Surgery Journal: 641–646. doi:10.18203/2349-2902.isj20151094.
  • Banzal, Subodh; Singhai, Abhishek; Bhandari, Mohit; Sharma, Padmnabh; Jha, Rajesh Kumar; Manoria, Piyush (2013). "Efficacy of Bariatric Surgery in Obese Indian with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus". Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2 (2): 119. doi:10.14260/jemds/230.
  • Bhandari, Mohit; Bhandari, Shilpa; Mishra, Arun; Mathur, Winni; Dixit, Atul (2015). "Comparison Between Banded and Nonbanded Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass with 2-Year Follow-Up: A Preliminary Retrospective Analysis". Obesity Surgery. 26 (1): 213–8. doi:10.1007/s11695-015-1929-7. PMID 26482162.
  • Fobi, Mathias A. L.; Bhandari, Mohit (2016). Laparoscopic Banded Gastric Bypass Surgery. Obesity, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. p. 447. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04343-2_46. ISBN 978-3-319-04342-5.
  • Bhandari, Mohit; Nautiyal, Hemant K.; Mathur, Winni; Kosta, Susmit (7 April 2019). "OAGB vs BGBP: A retrospective comparative study of a cohort of patients who had bariatric surgery in 2012 at one centre by a single surgeon". Clinical Obesity. 9 (4): e12308. doi:10.1111/cob.12308. ISSN 1758-8111. PMID 30957418.
  • Bhandari, Mohit; Mathur, Winni; Fobi, Mathias; Kosta, Susmit (2019). "Outcomes of bariatric surgery in geriatric patients ≥ 65 years: single institution study". Obesity Surgery. 29 (5): 1470–1476. doi:10.1007/s11695-019-03718-6. PMID 30721427.
  • Kosta, Susmit; Bhandari, Mohit; Mathur, Winni; Fobi, Mathias (2019). "The obscure role of genetics on weight loss after bariatric surgery". Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 15 (3): 515–518. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2018.12.013. PMID 30713120.
  • Bhandari, Mohit; Bhandari, Shilpa; Mishra, Arun; Mathur, Winni; Dixit, Atul (2015). "Comparison Between Banded and Nonbanded Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass with 2-Year Follow-Up: a Preliminary Retrospective Analysis". Obesity Surgery. 26: 213–218. doi:10.1007/s11695-015-1929-7. PMID 26482162.
  • S, Miroslava. "Essentials of Mini ‒ One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  • Mathur, Winnie; Bhandari, Mohit (1 November 2018). "Is Marginal Ulcer really a problem after OAGB/MGB- Our experience from more than 3000 cases at a single center". Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 14 (11): S135. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2018.09.304.
  • Kosta, Susmit; Bhandari, Mohit; Fobi, Mathias A.; Mathur, Winnie (1 November 2018). "Is there a difference in patients who are self referred for bariatric surgery VS those referred by relatives?". Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 14 (11): S140. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2018.09.312.


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  2. ^ Mishra, Lata (17 December 2018). "Little Zoya undergoes another procedure". India Times.
  3. ^ Indore doctor performs 53 bariatric operations in 13 hours, Indian Medical Times.
  4. ^ Non-surgical weight-loss procedure launched, The Statesman.
  5. ^ CARE Hospitals Bhubaneswar Launches Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure Program First Time in the Odisha
  6. ^ a b Dhorepatil, Shirhari (6 January 2015). "Evolution of bariatric and metabolic surgery in India (1999-2014)". Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Research. 2 (1): 37–39. doi:10.4103/2347-9906.148615.
  7. ^ About Dr. Mohit Bhandari, Dainik Bhaskar
  8. ^ "Country's Highest Volume Robotic Bariatric Center at Indore now". Times of India. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Care Hospitals offers non-surgical weight loss programme". Telangana Today. 25 December 2018.
  10. ^ Chakraborty, Rupsa (2018-12-17). "Navi Mumbai: Morbidly obese 8-year-old has bariatric surgery again". Mid Day.
  11. ^ "350 kg woman undergoes weight-loss surgery in Indore". The Times of India. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Bariatric surgery performed on six-year-old boy in Indore". Decan Herald. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Surgeon breaks record with 25 surgeries in 11 hours". Hindustan Times. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Indore: 410kg man goes under scalpel, loses 30kg in a month". February 10, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  15. ^ "8-year-old Mumbai girl, weighing 39kg, has second bariatric surgery to treat obesity". Hindustan Times. 17 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Indore sees sharp rise in Teen Pregnancy". Times of India. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  17. ^ The Free Press Journal, Indore: World record; City doctor performs 53 obesity operations in 13 hours.

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