Fellowship in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery (F.LBS)

  • Fellowship in Laparoscopic Bariatric Start date: Biannual, 22nd to 24th of April, and December Every Year
  • Fellowship Duration: 3 days Intensive Hands - On University Recognized Comprehensive Course of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Certification and Accreditation: Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery certificate will be granted by a government-approved university recognized by the University Grants Commission, a statutory body under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India. The fellowship is structured around an examination, requiring candidates to pass a university-level test to earn the degree. Our certificate carries international recognition and complies with the UNESCO Global Convention on Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education (GC), a treaty aimed at standardizing the worldwide evaluation and acceptance of academic credentials.
  • Specialty: For General Surgeon, and Pediatric Surgeon
  • Course Director and Chief Trainers: Prof. R.K. Mishra; Dr Pradeep Choubey,  Dr Praveen Bhatia, Dr Arun Prasad, Dr Bhavneet Bhalla
  • Fellowship Course Fee: Rs 1,55,000 only for Indian Doctors and 3,000 USD for Overseas Doctors (Including Study Material, Working Lunch, Lab Expenses, OT Dress and Local Transport). Candidate should pay the registration fee 5000 rupees at the time of application of course remaining fee ot the course on first day at the time of joining the course.
  • Location: World Laparoscopy Hospital, DLF Phase II, Cyber City, Gurgaon, NCR Delhi, India
  • Accommodation: Tariff is Rs 1500/day at WLH premises and Rs 2200/day at Pacific Hotel (Owned by WLH).
  • Admission: CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE (For any Course Related Query Please Call at 00919811416832)

The world is facing an epidemic of Obesity. Unfortunately, obesity is not a stand-alone disease but comes with an increased risk of a host of other health problems such as Hypertension, Diabetes, GERD, Coronary Artery Disease, and Sleep apnoea to name a few. Bariatric and Metabolic surgery offers a reliable and long-term cure for Obesity and obesity-related problems. Unfortunately, still, only 1% of obese patients can access Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. There is a need for more surgeons to learn bariatric procedures so that they can offer better laparoscopic bariatric surgical treatment to their patients. To fill this lacuna, WLH has introduced the Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Course at our institute in Gurugram, NCR Delhi.

It's been 25 Years since World Laparoscopy Hospital is conducting Fellowship in Laparoscopic surgery program and More than 15000 surgeons and gynecologists from more than 138 countries has already been successfully awarded Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery. At this center of excellence laparoscopic institute there is an ample opportunity to learn and do all practical laparoscopic surgeries in one of the most modern laparoscopic wet training lab, followed by exposure of live Laparoscopic procedures in operation theatre with our expert consultants. Admission is on first come first serve basis but if the applicant are more for same month, candidate has to take Online entrance exam. Laparoscopic Courses of World Laparoscopy Hospital are University recognized and also internationally recognized by World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons.

For surgeons to perform laparoscopic operations on human patients, they must practice the procedures and must become thoroughly familiar with the subtleties of each maneuver.

Surgeons should be competent to independently perform following surgery after F.LBS course:
wlh Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
wlh Laparoscopic MGB/OAGB
wlh Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
wlh Laparoscopic Gastric Plication
wlh Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
wlh Revisional Bariatric Surgery
wlh Reversal of Previous Bariatric Surgery
wlh Manage Complications of Bariatric Procedures


DAY 1:

  • 08:30-09:00 am: Registrations
  • 09:00-01:30 pm: Didactics - Pre-Recorded Operative Video-Based Discussion How Do I do It: Sleeve Gastrectomy Pitfalls and Complications: How to Avoid and Manage them
  • 01:30-02:00 pm: Lunch
  • 02:00-05:00 pm: Didactics - Pre-Recorded Operative Video based Discussion How Do I do It: MGB/OABG Pitfalls and Complications: How to Avoid and Manage them

DAY 2:

  • 09:00-01:30 pm: Didactics - Pre-Recorded Operative Video-Based Discussion How Do I do It: Lap RNYGB Pitfalls and Complications: How to Avoid and Manage them
  • 01:30-02:00 pm: Lunch
  • 02:00-05:00 pm: Didactics - Pre-Recorded Operative Video Based Discussion How Do I do It: Endoscopic sleeve Gastroplasty Pitfalls and Complications: How to Avoid and Manage them

DAY 3:

  • Hands-on Session on Live Anesthetized Animal – Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic MGB, Laparoscopic RYGB and Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

The first step in F.LBS course is to cover the ESSENTIAL component of Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgery. Fellowship Bariatric Trainees should have the necessary fundamentals of laparoscopy knowledge before joining bariatric fellowship course, which enable them to learn laparoscopic bariatric operative techniques covered in this course. Fellowship in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Course is totally candidate centered and aims at imparting basic as well as advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in minimal access surgery to the young and experiences surgeon and gynecologist in a structured manner. Emphasis is on day to day practical problems that a Laparoscopic Surgeon faces.

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Complete Hands on Training of Laparoscopic Suturing and GI Stapling techniques essential to perform bariatric surgery will be provided by Prof. R. K. Mishra. Before the surgeon can learn the subtleties of a new type of obesity operation, the surgeon is reminded of the basics of the indications and contraindications for a given laparoscopic obesity operations; the pertinent applied anatomy with regard to laparoscopic bariatric approach; the appropriate instrumentation; the ergonomical plan, especially regarding trocar position in obese patients, obese patient positioning on OT table, and the method to allow adequate exposure using traction and counter traction in morbid obese patient; the possible surgical task analysis; and the possible associated complications, so the pitfalls of bariatric surgery can be recognized and avoided.

Prof. Robert Rutledge Inventor of MGB Speaking during Bariatric Fellowsjip Course at World Laparoscopy Hospital


Prof. R.K. Mishra

Prof. R.K. Mishra

MBBS (Honours); MS; MRCS; Dip.Lap; F.MAS; D.MAS; FICRS

Professor and Head of Minimal Access Surgery, Singhania University, First University Qualified Master Minimal Access Surgeon of India (M.MAS), Editor in Chief World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery (WJOLS), General Secretary World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeon (WALS), General Secretary International College of Robotic Surgeons (ICRS), Member European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Member European Association for Transluminal Surgery (EATS), Member Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Member Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), Member Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS), Member Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA), Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy (IMSA), Member Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES), Member Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Member Indian Medical Association (IMA). He is a professor, scientist, and prolific author, who has written six single-authored books on Minimal Access Surgery, and more than twenty chapters in different international coauthored books on Minimal Access Surgery. He has written more than a hundred articles on various topics on Minimal access surgery in different international journals. He is the chief editor of the World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery for the last 12 years. He is one of the most experienced professors of laparoscopic and robotic surgery who has alone trained more than 11,000 surgeons, urologists, pediatric surgeons, and gynecologists from more than 138 countries. He has vast 25 years experience of teaching laparoscopic and 12 years experience of in da Vinci robotic surgery. He is a Professor of Minimal Access Surgery and his endeavor of starting a unique university program was started in Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, U. K. with Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri. He has completed his surgical residency and Master's degree in Minimal Access Surgery (M.MAS) from Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, United Kingdom. Prof. R K Mishra is the main faculty of this intensive laparoscopic training course and will be physically present throughout the course. He will be taking most of the classes, will remain present during lab sessions, and will take students with him to operation theatre to demonstrate live surgeries.

Dr Pradeep Choubey

Dr. Pradeep Choubey


Padma Shree Awarded by the President of India. Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa). Honorary Surgeon to The President of India. Honorary Surgeon to Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS). Surgeon to His Holiness Dalai Lama. Chairman- Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Chairman- Surgery and Allied Surgical Specialities. Executive Vice Chairman- Max Healthcare. Founder President - Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) (2004). President - Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) (2004- 2009). President - Asia Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS) (2010-12). President - Asia Pacific Chapter of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) (2011-13). Worldwide President - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) (2012-13). President - Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) (2006-10). Trustee & Past President - Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES).

Dr. Praveen Bhatia

Dr. Praveen Bhatia


Founding Chairman & Senior Consultant Surgeon | Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (iMAS) Ganga Ram Hospital Consultant Laparoscopic & Robotic Bariatric Surgeon, Medical Director Consultant Laparoscopic & Robotic Bariatric Surgeon, Medical Director Bhatia Global Hospital and Endosurgery Institute.

Dr. Arun Prasad

Dr. Arun Prasad


Dr Arun Prasad is a leading Laparoscopic, Thoracoscopic, Bariatric and Robotic Surgeon at Apollo Indraprastha Hospital, New Delhi. He has received multiple awards for his contribution to field of MAS, including: Award by Health Minister of Delhi for Thoracoscopy work Award by Health Minister of India for Bariatric work Orations for ASI Delhi, Andhra Pradesh Invited key note speaker at Ghent, Belgium for Robotic Surgery Award for Robotic Bariatric Surgery at Valladolid, Spain Faculty at multiple international conferences of Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery – London, Montreal, Vienna, Paris, Naples, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, Spain, China etc Live transmission of surgery to national and international conferences showing robotic and bariatric surgery Organizer of Fellowship course in bariatric surgery at Mumbai, Philippines and Duke University USA on behalf of International Bariatric Club and Academic coordinator of over 50 courses for trauma training under the aegis of Primary Trauma Care, UK.

Dr Bhavneet Bhalla

Dr Bhavneet Bhalla


Dr Bhavneet Bhalla is a Consultant Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Robotic Surgeon and GI Endoscopist at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram. He is the Course Director for FMAS, DMAS and Robotic Surgery fellowship courses and also the Course Director for the GI Endoscopy Fellowship Course. He has conducted many workshops for GI endoscopy, ERCP and Laparoscopic Surgery, and has trained numerous surgeons and gynaecologists in art and science of laparoscopy surgery and GI endoscopy.

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Laparoscopic bariatric surgery training comprises of the rigorous 6 hours daily Hands On training of all essential and advanced laparoscopic bariatric procedures. This course is scientifically designed according to international protocol of laparoscopic education proven to learn Minimal Access Surgery. Our minimally invasive bariatric surgical training will not end just imparting hands on skill but post training Online support is also provided through world's largest and most updated Online library of laparoscopic bariatric surgery study material (Videos, Articles, Power Point presentations, eBooks) kept for members only on our dedicated server. We provide Laparoscopic Study Materials of Worth 3000 USD Completely Free of Cost during course. Free laparoscopic obesity surgery study material to complement practical knowledge is provided with the course.

Other Related Courses CertificateDurationCourse Date and Total Seat
FellowshipF.MASTwo Week1st of every month / 30 seats
Fellowship and DiplomaF.MAS + D.MAS Three Week 1st of every month / 20 seats
Master DegreeM.S (MAS)One yearEvery third month / 5 seats

The course fee for F.LBS is 1,55,000 Rupees for Indian surgeons and 3000 USD for overseas surgeon and NRI. There is no extra charge to utilize hospital resources like internet, laparoscopic instruments, O. T. Dress, Library, Videos, CDs. Working lunch, snacks tea and coffee will be provided whole day during course. Doctors dedicated accommodation is available at subsidized tariff in Pacific Hotel (Owned and Managed By WLH). Hospital has its own deluxe bus to bring surgeons to hospital. For Indian doctors, accommodation is available in the hospital campus.

Admission is on first come first serve basis but if the applicant are more for same month candidate has to take Online entrance exam. Candidates must hold M.B; B.S or equivalent and at least 3 years post-registration experience in General surgery or Pediatric surgery or degree of M.S or M.D for Indian candidates.

  1. Doctors should have valid medical registration.
  2. Overseas Doctor should have equivalent qualification.
  3. Only Online Application is sufficient for admission to the Fellowship in Bariatric and Obesity Minimal Access Surgery (F.LBS) Training course.

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