Dr. Manish Khaitan, MS, FAIS, FALS

Director and Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, KD Hospital

Dr. Manish Khaitan is one of the stalwart Bariatric and Metabolic surgeons in India. He is the Director of Nobesity Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center at KD Hospital, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Khaitan has 15 + years of experience in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and 20 + years of experience in other Gastro and Minimal Invasive Surgeries.

He along with his team have successfully performed more than 4000 Bariatric procedures which is one of the highest Bariatric experience in India.

Dr. Khaitan is one of the first surgeons to initiate Bariatric Surgery Program in India after being conferred with Bariatric Fellowship in USA under Dr Kelvin Higa, one of the world authorities in Bariatric Surgery.

Free of Cost Lifelong Follow up opportunity for any bariatric patient either operated by him or any other surgeon is a hallmark of his Bariatric Program. Dr Khaitan and team facilitate probably the largest Support Group in India for Bariatric Patients.

Dr. Khaitan has been recognised as the Best Bariatric Surgeon of Gujarat and Best Bariatric Surgeon by IPSA Healthcare and Praxis Media respectively.

He also runs Bariatric and Metabolic Fellowship Program to train young surgeons.

He has more than 20 national and international publications and presentations in bariatric and metabolic surgery to his credit, along with noteworthy contributions for scope of improvement in this field.

His area of research primarily involves diabetes in obesity patients.

Achievements

  • Gujarat University Gold Medalist
  • One of the initiators of Bariatric programs in India.
  • One of the initiators of Bariatric Fellowship in India.
  • Faculty member of various National and International obesity society programs.

Qualifications

  • MBBS from B.J. Medical College.
  • M.S (general surgery from BJ medical college and civil hospital )
  • Fellow in Bariatric Surgery from CA, USA under Dr. Kelvin Higa , ALSA, California.
  • Faculty Member of reputed surgical societies such as ASI, AMASI, IAGES, OSSI, AIAARO, IFSO, ASMBS

Team

Dr. Pravin Patel, MD
Consultant and Head of Department Bariatric Anaesthesia

Dr. Pravin Patel is a senior consultant Anaesthetist in team Nobesity. He has completed his M.D anaesthesia in 2001 from well-known B.J medical college and Civil Hospital Ahmedabad. Since 2002 he is working as a consultant anaesthesiologist in various speciality branches like Bariatric, cosmetic, renal transplant, Neurosurgery laparoscopic G.I surgeries.

He is mainly interested in Bariatric anaesthesia for morbidly obese patients. He has successfully managed more than 1700 cases over a period of 9 years without any mortality. He was consultant Anaesthesiologist in Asian bariatric and at present he is in KD Hospital Hospital Ahmedabad with Dr. Manish Khaitan in team Nobesity.

He has also conducted more than 300 renal transplant cases. He is attached with Jivraj Mehta Hospital as a transplant anaesthetist.

At present

  • Founder member and secretary of ASO
  • Life member ISSP
  • Life member IMA
  • Life member AAA
  • He regularly delivers his talk in field of Bariatric anaesthesia in national conferences as a faculty.
Dr. Riddhish Gadani, MBBS, DNB

Dr Riddhish Gadani has completed MBBS with honors from Lviv State Medical University, Ukraine; Further completed DNB General Surgery from Sanjeevan Superspeciality Hospital, Satara, Maharashtra. Then has worked at L. G. Hospital Maninagar for 1 year and Currently working as Bariatric & Metabolic surgeon at Nobesity bariatric center since April 2016

Dr. Koshish Nandan Pokharel

Dr. Koshish graduated M.S. in 2012. After that he joined as a fellow in HPB surgery and liver transplants at Fortis hospital Noida, India, for a year. After that he has worked as registrar in surgical department of government hospital in Nepal. Since December 2016 he has joined as a fellow in bariatric and metabolic surgery under Dr. Manish Khaitan and currently working as a bariatric and metabolic surgeon at Nobesity bariatric center

Consultant Physicians

Dr. Wasimahmed Sachora, MBBS, MD
Consultant Physician

Dr. wasimahmed M Sachora is a full time internal medicine consultant at KD Hospital hospital in Ahmedabad. He completed his MD in Medicine form Smt . N.H.L municipal Medical College, , V.S hospital , Ahmedabad in 2014. He has several publication in journals . Since March 2016 he is associated with Nobesity team as a consultant Bariatric physician

Dr. Pinal T Shah
Bariatric Counsellor

Dr. Pinal has graduated in 2003. She worked in a private clinic for 2 years. After that she worked as an assistant doctor in charitable hospital before joining bariatric and metabolic surgery department in 2012. Since last 5 years she is working as a Counsellor and bariatric coordinator.

She is extremely caring and compassionate towards all patients and has exceptional experience in counselling people of all ages with knowledge of all techniques and strategies of counselling.

She has excellent communication skills. Dr. Pinal is a good team leader

Dr. Pinal has vast experience in post-operative follow up and support

Dietician And Team

Ms. Ishita Kanuga
Dietician

Ms. Ishita is a Dietician at Nobesity Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center. She has done her Masters in Foods and Nutrition. She has also worked as a Dietician in Multispeciality hopsitals.

She has total 13 years of experience in Dietetic field (Planning of diets for different diseases).

At Nobesity Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Center she is planning diets for post operative patients according to the needs for weight reduction of each patient. She is also helping in follow ups of operated patients & in motivational programme for the patients (SUPPORT GROUP).

Ms. Shivangi Bhaskar
Dietician

Ms. Shivangi Bhaskar has completed her Bsc in group home science From CCS university, Meerut Uttar Pradesh in the year 2014 and then completed MSc in Food and Nutrition from JNVU University Jodhpur, Rajasthan in the year 2016. She did 6 months dietetic internship from Apollo hospital, Ahmedabad. She also has 2 years of experience as a clinical Dietician in HCG cancer center, Ahmedabad. She has a special interest in the field of Bariatric/ weight loss and metabolic therapeutic Diets.

Ms Harsha Jaithilia
Dietician

Ms Harsha Jaithilia has completed her BSc in group home science from MDS university, Ajmer Rajasthan in year 2013 and then completed MSc in Food and nutrition from MDS university in year 2016. She has done her 3 months dietetic internship from Apollo hospital, Ahmedabad. She is currently working in Nobesity Bariatric as a clinical dietician since Feburary 2017. She has special interest in field of bariatric nutrition and want to excel her future career in field of bariatric nutrition.

Ms. Ankita Gupta
Bariatric Psychologist

Ms. Ankita Gupta as bariatric psychologist, spents her day evaluating patients planning surgery and helping to monitor their needs before and after procedures.

She begins by going over patients’ motives for having the procedure, their mental health histories and any symptoms, such as disordered eating. She checks whether cognitive deficits, behavioral issues or stressors in patients’ lives might keep them from adhering to post-surgery lifestyle changes. She also assesses their social support and when patients want to exercise instead of watching television the way they used to.

Ankita also educates patients who view surgery as a quick fix. “Surgery is just a tool, not a cure for obesity,” she tells her patients. “It’s like we’re giving you a blank slate and you have to fill it.”

Mrs. Nikita Lonkar Singh
Dietician

Mrs. Nikita Lonkar Singh is a life member of Indian Dietetics Association – Pune Chapter
She is a certified Registered Dietitian from Indian Dietetics Association (IDA), in the year 2018. Registration no.- 512018. This has given her a range of practical capabilities that will meet the needs of this role.

She has an educational qualification of graduation in Nutrition & Dietetics in the year 2014 & PG dip.in Nutrition & Dietetics in the year 2015 from SNDT Women’s’ university, Pune, Maharashtra.
She has completed her internship in
Aster medipoint hospital, Aundh, Pune – Maharashtra
Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Chinchwad, Pune – Maharashtra
Columbia Asia hospital, Kharadi, Pune – Maharashtra

She has served the following hospitals as a clinical dietitian in:
Columbia Asia, Kharadi, Pune- Maharashtra for 3 years (2015-2018)

Currently working as a Bariatric Dietitian in Nobesity. Believes in helping others to achieve & develop healthier lifestyle & put into practice her knowledge of nutrition to effect maximum health benefits by offering dietary advice with the right nutritional assessment & detailed nutrition consultation based on medical nutrition therapy.