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Brief About Dr Abhishek Katakwar

Renowned bariatric & metabolic surgeon Dr. Abhishek Katakwar is considered one of the foremost authorities on weight loss surgery for Asians and ethnic skin types.


He is a pioneer in single incision bariatric surgery for scarless wounds, author and co-author of many academic books and journals on the subject and works hard to promote new safe surgical techniques to other bariatric surgeons. His surgeries have been featured on many learning channels.


His signature procedures for treating obesity & diabetes are the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y bypass, mini gastric bypass, sleeve with loop duodenojejunal bypass, sleeve with ileal interposition. Though he is getting more attention these days, his real success all stems from a solid practice and years of satisfied patients spreading the word of his skills. Dr. Abhishek is a graduate (MBBS) and postgraduate (MS) from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of medical sciences, Sewagram. He is trained in minimal access surgeries from Pius hospital, Oldenburg, Germany. He was also trained in bariatric and metabolic surgery by world-renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. C.K. Huang in Taiwan followed by robotic surgery training at Severance hospital, Seoul, South Korea. He has more than 10 years of training and experience in bariatric & metabolic surgery.


He is a board-certified member of the American Society of metabolic and bariatric surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI). He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Abhishek Katakwar has published many scientific articles and has made numerous presentations throughout India and abroad. Despite his demanding schedule, Dr. Katakwar donates his time and talent to volunteer for “Health mantra”, an organization that provides free bariatric & metabolic surgery for underprivileged people suffering from obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.


A multidisciplinary team of bariatric specialists leads by Dr. Katakwar who provide personalized treatment, committing to years of follow-up care and supporting your effort to maintain a healthy weight, while meeting your nutritional needs. Dr. Katakwar has served and invited as faculty in many national and international conferences related to obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. His comprehensive team including case manager, nutritionist, psychologist, intensivist, pulmonologist are dedicated to only bariatric and metabolic surgery.

Am I A Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

If you are asking yourself “Am I A Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?”, the AIG's Center for Obesity Surgery will partner with you in determining if bariatric surgery is right for you.  If you qualify, bariatric surgery (also referred to as weight loss surgery) can be a life changing and even lifesaving option when diet and exercise have not resulted in sufficient weight loss.

All weight loss surgeries may carry some degree of risk, therefore it is not for everyone.  However, bariatric surgery is considered extremely safe but, as with any surgery when an individual meets specific criteria in order to be considered a candidate.

Many factors are evaluated to qualify for weight loss or bariatric surgery. If you’ve decided you’re ready to take the step towards a reliable and sustainable weight loss solution, you may qualify for one of the weight loss surgery procedures that Dr. Katakwar performs. With a commitment to a long-term health and lifestyle change, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery, depending on your individual weight and health.

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