Dr. Bapat’s main areas of interest are in the fields of Bariatric (Obesity / Weight loss), Laparoscopic (Keyhole) and Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery. He specialises in Laparoscopic gastric bypass, Laparoscopic gastric band and Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for Obesity, Laparoscopic hernia repairs, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones, Laparoscopic antireflux surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), advanced laparoscopic surgery and emergency surgery.
Before relocating to Pune, India, Dr. Bapat was consultant in General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery at Mid-Yorks hospital NHS Trust, Dewsbury, UK. He has had extensive training in Laparoscopic and General surgery both in the UK and in India and has undertaken more than 2000 surgical procedures so far.
In addition, Dr. Girish Bapat has performed over 400 laparoscopic (keyhole) bariatric procedures (including more than 200 laparoscopic gastric bypasses).
After completing higher general surgical and laparoscopic training in the UK (CCT) which has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons, England, Dr. Bapat has trained as the Post-CCT Fellow in Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery for 12-months at Castlehill Hospital, Hull, UK. This centre is one of the busiest in the country, as well as being an accredited centre for training in bariatric surgery.
Dr. Bapat has also trained with Dr. Bruno Dillemans at St. Jan Hospital in Bruges, Belgium, where he completed a 3-month fellowship in Bariatric Surgery, awarded by Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT), UK. This center is one of the busiest in the world (performing over 900 bariatric procedures annually).
He has trained other surgeons in the field of bariatric and laparoscopic surgery and has undertaken numerous presentations at national and international meetings, and also has publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Bapat has established a comprehensive weight- loss surgery programme at Pune. He is affiliated to leading hospitals in India.