Dr. Mohit 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 and operates at MPCT Hospital in Sanpada as well. He is credited with performing more than 11,000 bariatric surgeries in India and seventy other countries such as GermanyBelgiumChinaAustralia. He has trained more than 500 bariatrics surgeons.

Career

He was one of the first surgeons to perform robotic bariatric surgery in India and also the first Indian doctor to perform single anastomosis duodenal-ileal switch. 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. As of December 2018, he has performed more than 11,000 bariatric surgeries, the most bariatric surgeries of any doctor in the Asia Pacific.

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. He also performed bariatric surgery on a 6-year-old boy in 2013, the youngest person on record to receive such surgery in India. 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. The previous record was held by Atul Peters who performed 16 surgeries in a 12-hour period. Dr. Mohit Bhandari successfully operated a Mauritian “Dharamveer” weighing 410 kg at Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics, Indore.

In 2018, Bhandari performed revision bariatric surgery on the youngest documented patient who was eight years old at the time of the surgery.

Personal life

He is married to his college friend Shilpa Bhagdikar, a gynaecologist and an In vitro fertilisation (IVF) expert.

World records

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.