Dr. Manoj Bharucha has been a leading surgeon for over 30 years specialising in laparoscopic, GI and bariatric surgery.
Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Hinduja Healthcare Surgical (Khar), Seven Hills Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Cumballa Hill Hospital
Full-Time Consultant in General Surgery (including GI Surgery and Laparoscopy) at P D Hinduja National Hospital from Jan 1991 to Aug 2005. Section Head, Dept. of General and GI Surgery from July 1999 to Sept 2001. Team Surgeon for Recipient during First Cadaveric Liver Transplant at P D Hinduja Hospital, March 2004.
Co-author in chapters on Portal Hypertension and Spleen in 1st Edition of ASI Textbook of Surgery. Special award from Ethicon in appreciation of outstanding contribution to promoting advancement of science and technology for the surgical profession, Dec. 1994. Received an award for Vocational Excellence by Rotary Club of India - Mumbai Central Region, August 2015.
Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure performed to cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can accommodate. It is carried out with an aim to cause malabsorption of nutrients and gastric restriction. A bariatric doctor is a physician who performs bariatric procedures and helps his or her patients to cope with obesity.
Bariatric surgeons treat patients whose body mass index is 30 or higher. Bariatric doctors often treat obese patients with diet, nutrition, behavioral therapy, exercise, appropriate medications, surgery or any combination of these methods.
Bariatric surgery is performed to treat obesity, but it can also treat several other diseases such as: