Dr. Abhay Agrawal
MS, FMBS (Bariatric & Metabolic, USA), FALS,
FIAGES, FAIS, FRS(Robotic surgery),
(Laparoscopic Bariatric & Robotic Surgeon),
Executive Committee Member OSSI (Elected for 2nd Consecutive Term)
Dr Abhay Agrawal is one of the foremost leaders of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery. He took up Bariatric Surgery in its nascent days and has played a significant role in growing this specialty it to the level it is at today. In 2002, Dr. Abhay was one of the first in Mumbai to perform Sleeve Gastrectomy, which is one of the popular type of Bariatric Surgeries today. With 4000 Laparoscopic Bariatric procedures under his belt, as of 2017, Dr. Abhay ranks amongst the top 5 individual surgeons in India terms of total number of Bariatric Surgeries performed. Dr Abhay is a world-class expert in all types of Bariatric surgeries: Mini Gastric Bypass, Roux- en- y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Ileal Transposition (Diabetes Surgery).
He is one of only two surgeons in India to regularly perform Laparoscopic Diabetes Surgery, referred to as Ileal Transposition or Ileal Interposition by doctors. In this procedure a small piece of the last part of the small intestine is taken out and grafted in place of the first part of the small intestine. This helps prevent excess sugar absorption by the body and is effective in curing diabetes in non-obese patients too.
In 1995, when Dr Abhay first started performing Laparoscopic Surgeries, less than 1% of surgeons were exposed to laparoscopy. Since then, he has performed more than 25,000 basic and advanced laparoscopic procedures. Dr Abhay is one of the first and amongst the few surgeons in the world to be conferred with the distinguished status of International Surgeon of Excellence from the US-based non-profit accreditation organization, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). This accreditation certificate was awarded to him after a stringent audit of his center that included checking the patient data of the previous 5 years for safety, efficacy, of complication incidences, re-operation etc..
Dr Abhay is an internationally renowned faculty in training other surgeons and is frequently invited to present scientific papers at global conferences at places such as the UK, Germany, China, Vienna etc. The Society of Asia Pacific Obesity Surgeons, recognized Dr. Abhay’s proficiency in Bariatric surgery and he was amongst only four Indian surgeons to present a paper on his experience at the Asia Pacific Obesity Conclave in Shanghai, China in March 2008. He has published papers in several national and international publications and has participated as Speaker/ Panelist/ Delegate at a large number of seminars, workshops and conferences.
Through training sessions at Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic Institutes for surgical education, Dr Abhay partners with industry to impart surgical skills to young surgeons from across the country. He received specialized training in advanced laparoscopic Bariatric surgery and Robotic surgery from experts in France, Austria and USA. He completed his Fellowship in Bariatric from Clinique de Savegarde in Lyon, France, a leading hospital with the highest number of Bariatric cases in the world. He then went on to complete an advanced Fellowship in Bariatric at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, USA under the mentorship of Dr Raul Rosenthal, who is the world renowned in Bariatric Surgery.
He is trained by the doyens of Laparoscopic Surgery in India and abroad, such as Prof. A. Cuschieri (U.K.), Prof. Jacques Perissat & Dr. Jean-Louis Dulucq (France), Dr Michel Gagner (USA) and Dr. J.B. Agrawal. After completing his Masters in Surgery, Dr Abhay commenced his career as a Surgeon in Mumbai. He also holds a Diploma in Hospital Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Dr Abhay sets an example for his patients with his own fitness regime of a healthy diet, and regular exercise.