Fellowship in Robotic and Advanced GI Laparoscopy, Italy


Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery, Boston, USA


Dr. Palep has 18 years of experience in Upper GI and Weight Loss Surgeries. He is one of the first surgeons to be trained at Los Angeles for Banded Bypass, Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy and Mini Gastric Bypass as weight loss procedures in India. He also performs Sleeve Gastrectomy with Duodeno-jejunal bypass, a new and popular Weight Loss Surgery with excellent outcomes with respect to excess weight loss and resolution of Type II Diabetes Mellitus, especially in vegetarian patients. He has also trained in Italy for Robotic GI Surgery (2006-7), a highly advanced surgical technique with greater precision and faster recovery. At present, he is the Director & Head, Department of Bariatric and Minimal Access Surgery at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai.

Bariatric Surgery Experience:

Dr. Palep has been practising Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery with Minimally Invasive Techniques (Robotic & Laparoscopic) since 2009 with results at par with global standards. More than 90% of his diabetic patients are now off Insulin & Oral Anti Diabetic Medications maintaining a healthy lifestyle with just diet and exercise.

Spectrum of cases:

These include Sleeve Gastrectomy (Conventional And Banded), Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (Conventional And Banded; also known as Gastric Bypass), Mini Gastric Bypass, SG-DJB, Revision Bariatric Surgery (Adjustable Gastric Band To Sleeve Gastrectomy, Sleeve To Mini Gastric Bypass, Reversal Of Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass and Mini Gastric Bypass). He also deals with complex and previously failed or complicated weight loss surgical cases. His cases have been demonstrated live at various international conferences. In addition to bariatric surgery, Dr. Palep is highly experienced in performing advanced minimally invasive and robotic upper GI surgeries (Stomach, Duodenum, Spleen) and Biliopancreatic surgeries. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in international journals and is invited across the country and abroad to give talks in his fields of interest.

Department of Bariatric Surgery:

The department of bariatric surgery has been certified as a center of excellence by the IEF (International Excellence Foundation) for the comprehensive and high quality care provided. The department includes bariatric surgeons, endocrinologists, a team of dieticians and counselors.