Dr Sanjay Patolia consultant and director at Asian Bariatrics Hospital, Ahmedabad, India is one of India’s most acclaimed obesity surgeons with a vast experience in various weight loss surgeries. He is one among the very few versatile bariatric surgeons of India who can perform various surgeries like Gastric balloon, simple and banded sleeve gastrectomy, simple and banded gastric bypass, Mini gastric bypass (single anastomosis),Mini-lap and scar less single port bariatric surgeries and complicated bariatric redo surgeries. He also performs all advanced laparoscopic G.I. surgeries.
Dr. Patolia has done his MBBS and MS from M.P.Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India. He then did his diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (Coimbatore), Endoscopy (Mumbai) and was a pioneer in starting advanced laparoscopy surgeries in Saurastra, Gujarat. He also holds a diploma in Medico- Legal Systems (Symbiosis, Pune)
Having practised advanced laparoscopy and onco-colorectal surgeries for over a decade, his perpetual drive for up gradation of skill and exploring new avenues promoted him to take up the challenges of weight loss and metabolic surgeries. He trained under stalwarts in this field in Europe and US like Dr Aniceto Baltasar (Spain), Dr Helmuth Billy (US).
Dr. Sanjay Patolia has a number of well received presentations and live surgery demonstration at various conferences. He actively participates in the training of surgeons in bariatric surgery. He is quite a sought after teacher especially for his practical tips and know how.
He is one of the directors and Bariatric surgeons at Asian Bariatrics and visits the centers of Asian Bariatrics at Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, and Mumbai regularly.
- Director-Asian Bariatrics, Ahmedabad
- Treasurer-Obesity and metabolic Surgeons Society of India (OSSI)
- Life Member- International Federation of Surgeons of Obesity (IFSO)
- Fellow – Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Surgeon (IAGES)
- Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Surgeon (IAGES)
- Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
- Association of surgeons of India (ASI)
- Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Achievement & Awards
He has been awarded as Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (SOEMBS), by Surgical Review Corporation, USA