Mohit Bhandari

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Mohit Bhandari
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BornOct 24, 1980
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 Peters 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]

Bhandari set 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]


  1. ^ Bariatric Endoscopy is most suited weight loss procedure for young obese people, DailyHunt.
  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[dead link]
  8. ^ "Country's Highest Volume Robotic Bariatric Center at Indore now". Times of India. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Bariatric surgery performed on six-year-old boy in Indore". Decan Herald. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ a b "Surgeon breaks record with 25 surgeries in 11 hours". Hindustan Times. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Indore: 410kg man goes under scalpel, loses 30kg in a month". February 10, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ The Free Press Journal, Indore: World record; City doctor performs 53 obesity operations in 13 hours.

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