Mohak Bariatric Fellowship Program

Mohak Minimally Invasive Bariatric Metabolic Surgery Fellowship Program


Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics
SAIMS Campus, Indore – Ujjain State Highway,
Indore 453555 India


12 months
Two Fellows: August 1 – July 31
Two Fellows: February 1 – January 31

Program Co-Directors

Dr. Mohit Bhandari MS, DMAS, MMAS
Dr. Mathias Fobi MD FACS, FICS, FACN, FIBC

Program Aim

This program aims to enhance the delivery of metabolic surgery through well-maintained standards based on an international bariatric training program recommendation required by a fellow to become an expert of Bariatric Metabolic Surgery.


  • To be familiar with the management approach in a patient with obesity by getting familiar with the appropriate surgical treatment modality, perioperative management, and possible early or late complications.
  • To gain experience with different bariatric surgical procedures and receive mentorship through the learning curve.
  • Participate in scientific activity by producing at least one publication in the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery.
  • Participate in teaching sessions of medical students, postgraduate residents and allied health care professionals.
  • Post MS or DNB General surgery with 5 years’ experience in general surgery.
  • Post MS and or DNB Candidate with less than 5 years’ experience had a sufficient skill in basic and intermediate laparoscopic surgery.
  • Post MCh GI surgery
  • For international fellows completion of the post graduation training in GS.

It is obligatory that each MBRSC fellow has Educational Sessions on:

  • Epidemiology of Obesity
  • History of Bariatric surgery
  • Physiology and Interactive Mechanisms in Morbid Obesity
  • Preoperative Evaluation of the Bariatric Patient
  • Psychology of the Morbidly Obese Patient
  • Postoperative Management of the Bariatric Patient
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Banding
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Banded Gastric Bypass
  • Mini-Gastric Bypass-One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass
  • Bilio-pancreatic Diversion/Duodenal Switch
  • Revision Weight Loss Surgery
  • Managing Postoperative Complications
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Treatment of T2DM
  • Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery
  • Role of Endoscopy in Bariatric Surgery
  • History and examination of the obese patient
  • Interpretation of investigations in the obese patient
  • Preoperative evaluation and optimization
  • Consult with non-surgical specialist when needed
  • Recommend the most suitable surgical approach and consult the patient regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the allocated procedure.
  • Assessment of the post-operative bariatric patient by participating in the ward round and in the post op outpatient evaluation.
  • Management decisions for early and late complications of Bariatric Surgery
  • In order to meet the designation of comprehensive training, fellows must be exposed to more than one type of weight loss operation and participate in at least 100 weight loss operations
  • The fellow should have assumed the role of primary surgeon in at least 50 cases by having performed the key components of the operation according to planned steps.
  • The fellow must have performed autonomously 20 LSG and 10 RYGB surgeries in the Minimum 50 cases of stapling/anastomotic operations.
  • The fellow should also be exposed to other modalities such as gastric banding and balloon insertion.
  • Assisting In at least 10 revision procedures and bariatric specific emergency procedures (bowel obstruction, leak and internal herniation).
  • Fellows should also have an exposure to endoscopy and endoscopic related complication management such as stent insertion.
  • Fellows should have exposure to SILS and Robotic approaches in Bariatric Metabolic Surgery.

Logbook should be maintained during the training period and will be reviewed at the end of fellowship program for final evaluation.

  • Mohak Bariatric and Robotic Surgery Center will issue a fellowship certificate after successful completion of the course and examination.
  • Mohak will provide lodging, room and board during the fellowship.
  • Fellowship Program Fees is Rs. 10 lacs (~$15600 USD).
  • Mohak is a high volume weight loss surgery center
  • Exposure to a wide variety of procedures and approaches in weight loss surgery
  • Exposure to endoscopy in Bariatric surgery and endoscopic weight loss procedures
  • Exposure to SILS and Robotic weight loss surgery and revisions
  • Mohak has a dry and wet lab for hands on experience
  • Opportunity to first assist in various operations

Clinical research activity is encouraged and enhanced with access to extensive clinical database records. There are many clinical research projects that will involve the fellows, which focus on outcome and techniques for minimally invasive bariatric metabolic surgery. With an electronic medical record system, the fellow will have access to the data on more than seven thousand patients that were entered prospectively.

  • Application Form
  • Identity Proof (PAN Card / Driving License / Passport)
  • Registration Certificate
  • Degree Certificate
  • Experience Certificates
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Current Resume
  • Passport Size Photograph

Applicant should complete an online application form, upload passport size photograph as well as necessary documents as described above.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and e-mail notification will be sent to applicants acknowledging receipt along with the Registration Number, which shall be quoted, in all the future correspondences. Information regarding the selection along with the syllabus shall be mailed once we receive your duly filled form.

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The Rights of Selection is reserved with the Hospital Selection Committee for awarding fellowship. The selection of the candidate will be based on the evaluation of the merit of the candidate

A Detailed Agreement shall follow elaborating the terms and conditions of fellowship post acceptance of application

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