Muffazal Lakdawala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Muffazal Lakdawala
Occupation Laparoscopic / Obesity Surgeon
Spouse(s) Priyanka Kaul (m. 2011)

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala is an obesity surgeon in India.[1][2] He is also a laparoscopic expert[3] and the founder of the Centre for Obesity and Digestive Surgery[4] (Centre for Obesity and Diabetes Surgery) - a weight loss and weight management centre located in Mumbai.[5] He is the 'Chairman, Dept. of Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery' at Saifee hospital. He was awarded the first international centre of excellence designation by the US based SRC (Surgical Review Corporation)[6] Mumbai He has performed bariatric surgeries on several famous personalities, including the BJP President Nitin Gadkari,[2][7] NCP's Nawab Malik, State Cabinate minister Nitin Raut, BJP's Vinod Tawde and also the recent surgery of BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu.[8][9] He has also performed surgery on Gouri Shanker, Renu Devi – the minister of Sports and Salman Khan’s mom. He is involved in a lot of Charity work with Health Start, also a charity drive where patients donate their big size clothes, which was flagged off in Jan 2014 by Nitin Raut in Nagpur [10]

Personal life[edit]

Dr Muffazal was born and brought up in Mumbai. He pursued his Masters in Surgery (M.S.) from B.Y.L. Nair Hospital and completed 3 years of residency programme in general surgery, MBBS from the Grant Medical College University of Mumbai.[11] His interests lie in Cricket and Photography. He has also played under 19 cricket for Mumbai. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Priyanka Kaul.[12] He has three Kids—Kiaan and Zhiaan and Kiara(from his first marriage). He prefers playing football or collecting coconuts at US Club or playing foosball with his older son, Zhiaan at home. He loves to practice what he preaches and stays away from alcohol and prefers personal fitness as part of his daily routine.


He underwent training in Bariatric Surgery with Dr Raul Rosenthal, Cleveland Clinic, United States, 2006. He was also trained at the Unit of Gastro Surgery, with Dr Piet Pattyn from the University of Ghent Hospital, Belgium, 2005 and also underwent Training in Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery with Prof. Seon Hahn Kim, Seoul, Korea, 2004. He has also been a Lecturer at B.Y.L.Nair Hospital- a teaching hospital in Mumbai.[13] Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala has performed sleeve gastrectomy surgery on Jayesh Malukani, one of the youngest Indian patient who is a 17-year-old boy.[14] He has performed Bariatric Surgery on the heaviest man in Asia who weighed all of 285 kg (627 pounds) in Tianjen, China.[15] He is one of the only Indian surgeon to have demonstrated live surgery in almost every Asian country. Till date he has performed the largest number of single incision sleeve gastrectomy surgeries in the world. He is the first surgeon to conduct laparoscopic gastric bypass in India. As a doctor, wellness is at the heart of everything he does, so when CODS was approached to partner with Miss Diva Universe 2014, saying yes was easy for him as it gave him a chance to take the message to more people, through the work he does with these fabulous and brave young women, who are stepping into the limelight to conquer the world. He also successfully operated on a 30-year-old woman with unexplained body aches, to find a live worm inside her bile duct. [16]


  • Chairman, Position Statement Committee, International Federation of the Society of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

Board Member, AETF - Asia Endosurgery Task Force (AETF)[17]


He was awarded 'Humanitarian of the year' by the All India Human Rights Association in 2007[21] and a Silver Medal at Shirin Mehtaji Oration for ‘Obstructive Jaundice’ in 1996 .[21] He was also awarded as the Gold Medallist in Anatomy at First Year M.B.B.S.[21]


  1. ^ "Doctors say competition behind strained relationship with patients". The Indian Express. 2009-07-02. 
  2. ^ a b Rajaram, Sowmya (2011-09-18). "'We've operated on half the cabinet'". MiD DAY. 
  3. ^ "Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, Bariatric, Laparoscopy and GI Surgeon". 
  4. ^ a b "Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, MS, Founder CODS". Centre for Obesity and Digestive Surgery. 
  5. ^ "Centre for Obesity and Diabetes". 
  6. ^ "First Indian Hospital and Surgeons Awarded International Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery Designation". RedOrbit. 2011-03-30. 
  7. ^ Paul, Rito (2011-10-02). "Bariatric surgery: The poor man's burden". Daily News and Analysis. 
  8. ^ "Now, BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu sheds his 'heavyweight' tag". Hindustan Times. 2012-07-11. 
  9. ^ Zandonda, Isaac (2011-09-14). "Wight Loss Surgery Successful on Nitin Gadkari". Newspoint Africa. 
  10. ^ "Bariatric Surgery can help weight reduction permanently". E Hitvada. 2014-01-13. 
  11. ^ "Studies" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 14, 2012. 
  12. ^ Singh, Mauli (2011-03-08). "Aditi Gowitrikar's ex weds again". MiD DAY. 
  13. ^ "Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, M.S.". Centre for Obesity Support. 
  14. ^ "Youngest Patient Undergoes Gastrectomy Surgery by Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala". Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Surgeries Performed". 
  16. ^ "Half-foot-long worm found inside patient". 
  17. ^ "Board Members". Asia Endosurgey Task Force. 
  18. ^ "Director at ACMOMS". 
  19. ^ "Head of Department at Saifee Hospital". 
  20. ^ "Head at the Men's Magazine". 
  21. ^ a b c "Awards received". LinkedIn. [self-published source]

External links[edit]