Dr. Manish Khaitan has revolutionized the field of obesity treatment in India. His journey began in 2007, after receiving advanced training under the tutelage of Dr. Kelvin Higa in the USA, widely regarded as the world’s best bariatric surgeon. This foundation set the stage for Dr. Khaitan’s remarkable career and the establishment of Nobesity as a beacon of hope for individuals battling obesity.

With a profound understanding of obesity as a chronic disease, Dr. Khaitan has performed over 8,000 successful bariatric surgeries, transforming countless lives. His innovative approach includes the unique offering of lifetime free follow-ups for patients who undergo surgery at Nobesity. This commitment to continuous care ensures that patients receive the support they need for sustained weight loss and overall well-being.

Dr. Khaitan has nurtured Nobesity into one of the best bariatric brands in India. Recognizing that obesity is now declared a disease, he emphasizes that weight loss sustenance requires continuous support. Nobesity’s team, comprising bariatric surgeons, dietitians, psychologists, and counselors, delivers outstanding weight loss results daily, bringing immense prestige to the center. This team-based approach ensures that each patient receives comprehensive, personalized care, addressing not only their physical health but also their emotional and psychological well-being.

Dr. Khaitan is also a dedicated teacher, having trained over 100+ national and international fellows in bariatric surgery. His expertise and guidance have shaped the careers of many surgeons, spreading advanced bariatric techniques and knowledge worldwide. His trainees are now contributing to the field in various parts of the globe, perpetuating Dr. Khaitan’s legacy of excellence and innovation.

Dr. Khaitan’s visionary concept extends to the Support Group Program, the longest-running initiative of its kind in India. For the past decade, Nobesity has hosted monthly meetings on the last Sunday of each month, providing patients with invaluable guidance on weight maintenance and the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others. Research led by Dr. Khaitan shows that regular attendees of these support groups achieve significantly better weight loss results, underscoring the program’s effectiveness. These support group meetings create a sense of community and accountability, which are crucial for long-term success.

Nobesity’s impact reaches far beyond Gujarat, attracting patients from across India, including West Bengal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Hyderabad, and many more. This national reach highlights the exceptional weight loss outcomes and comprehensive care provided under Dr. Khaitan’s leadership. Patients from diverse backgrounds trust Nobesity for its proven track record and patient-centric approach.

Dr. Khaitan’s surgical prowess has set a benchmark for new bariatric surgeons, earning him widespread acclaim within the medical community. His dedication to excellence is further reflected in his role as a Member at Large in the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders – Asia Pacific Chapter (IFSO-APC). His contributions to the global bariatric community have been instrumental in advancing the field and improving patient outcomes.

Dr. Manish Khaitan’s journey is a testament to his unwavering commitment to transforming lives through bariatric surgery. His innovative approaches, continuous patient support, and national impact have established Nobesity Bariatric Surgery Centre as India’s most trusted institution for obesity treatment. Dr. Khaitan’s work continues to inspire and set new standards in the field, making a profound difference in the lives of those seeking a healthier future. His dedication to his patients and his relentless pursuit of excellence ensure that Nobesity remains at the forefront of bariatric care, offering hope and healing to all who seek their services.

Educational Qualification

B J Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
MS (General Surgery)
Gold Medalist- B J Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Fellowship Training in Bariatric Surgery
Completed training in Bariatric Surgery under Dr. Kelvin Higa (USA)

Personalized Bariatric Surgery for Optimal Results: NObesity’s Approach

  • Chief Surgeon & Director – NObesity Bariatric Surgery Centre since 2016.
  • Head of the Bariatric Surgery Department at K D Hospital, Ahmedabad from 2019-Till Date
  • Head of the bariatric Surgery Department at COLUMBIA ASIA Hospital, Ahmedabad from 2016-2018
  • Worked as a Director, Bariatric surgery department, Asian Bariatrics from 2012-2016
  • Worked as a visiting GI surgeon at Mittal Hospital, Ajmer.
  • Worked as a Head of the Department GI Surgery at Medilink Hospital & Navjivan Hospital – Ahmedabad for 10 years.
  • Worked with Dr. S. C. Kukretti at Gujarat Research and Medical Institute, Shahibaugh.
  • Worked as an assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery in Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, from 2000-2003.
  • Senior Residency in Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad till 2000.

Accomplishment under Presidentship of OSSI (2022)

  • Past president of Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
  • Started YOUNG Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
  • Started integrated health program of Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
  • Joined hands with Bariatric Surgeons to publish multicentric trials.
  • During his Presidency he standardized all bariatric procedures in India.
  • Started Journal of Bariatric Surgery (JBS)
  • Started OSSI National Registry
  • Conducted National Conference of OSSI 2022 in Bangalore as an OSSI President with 500+ registration
  • Started collaboration in BOMSS (British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society) for future research and young student exchange program.
  • Organized and conducted FALS Degree Bariatric Course where 30 young surgeons were awarded Fellowship Degrees (2022).
Selected as a candidate for Member at Large 2024-26 in IFSO
(International Federation of Surgery for Obesity)

– APC at 8th IFSO-APC meeting at Schengen, China

Invited as Faculty


  • He has been invited to speak and train at numerous national conferences like OSSICON (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023) GUJSURGCON, AIIMS BARICON (2021, 2023), AMASICON (2020, 2021, 2022), IAGES NATIONAL CONFERENCE (2021, 2022, 2023).


  • IFSO (International Federation of Surgery for Obesity) – APC. (2012, 2020, 2022, 2023)
  • IFSO-EC chapter (2020)
  • ASMBS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) (2019 to 2023)
  • Duke Bariatric Master Class (2020)
Invited as Operating Faculty at various Conferences and Live Workshops.

Paper Presentation

  • IFSO-APC- result of Sleeve in resolution of Diabetes. (2014)
  • IFSO- Long term Nutritional Implication of Sleeve Gastrectomy (2013)
  • ASMBS-Management of Sleeve leaks. (2014)
  • Obesity Journal- Effect of Bariatric Surgery in Immunosuppressive patient (2018)
  • Incidence of internal hernia in non-closure of Petersen’s defect after RYGB” (2019)
  • Video Presentation on internal Hernia.

Journal Publications

  • Evaluation of the effects of bariatric surgery in terms of weight loss and diabetes remission in the Indian population (Dubai Diabetes and Endocrinology Journal, 2021)
  • Pregnancy outcomes post bariatric surgery- A single center retrospective study from India(Obesity Surgery: 2021)
  • Good to excellent quality of life in patients suffering from severe obesity post‐bariatric surgery: A single‐center retrospective study report using bariatric analysis and reporting outcome system questionnaire (2020 , JMAS)
  • Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Bariatric Surgery Practices – The COBRAS study (Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 20210)
  • Obesity Risk assessment concept (Diabetes and obesity International Journal, 2021 January)
  • Trends and progress of bariatric and metabolic surgery in India (Updates in Surgery, Published: 24 April 2020)
  • Banded sleeve converted to RYGB (2018 , Obesity surgery Video journal)
  • The First Modified Delphi Consensus Statement for Resuming Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the COVID-19 Times. (Obes Surg. 2020).
  • Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) Recommendations for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Practice During the COVID-19. (Obese Surg. 2020 Dec )
  • Bariatric Surgery in Immunocompromised Patients: Outcomes from One Year Follow-up (obesity surgery ,2018)
  • Endoprosthesis versus Gastric bypass Our experience in Management of 5 cases of leaks after sleeve gastrectomy endoprosthesis (August 2014, Obesity Surgery)
  • A Study on Nutritional Assessment After Sleeve GastrectomyAnalysis of 50 Patients (August 2013, Obesity Surgery )