Dr Harsh Sheth - Bariatric & GI Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Harsh Sheth

Dr. Harsh Sheth is one of the best bariatric surgeon in Mumbai with 10 years of experience. He is a consultant in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery in Mumbai at the Saifee Hospital, Bhatia Hospital, ACI Cumballa Hill Hospital, Apollo Spectra Hospital (Tardeo),Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, and Conwest & Manjula S Badani Jain Charitable Hospital.

Dr. Harsh is an Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon in Mumbai. Alongside his clinical work, he has dabbled into research with multiple publications and medical device patents to his name. He performs various basic and advanced GI surgeries and specialises in performing them in a minimally invasive manner.

He follows the principle of ‘primum non nocere’ meaning first, do no harm and thus ensures utmost patient safety and comfort.

Dr. Harsh has completed his post-graduate (M.S. -General Surgery) degree from Seth G.S Medical College and KEM Hospital. He followed up on his post-graduate degree with an exchange research fellowship (Stanford-India Biodesign) at Stanford University, California and All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Dr. Harsh was a Fellow in Advanced Minimal Access Surgery, which he has received under the tutelage of Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, the noted bariatric surgeon at Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, following which he has started his own practice.

Dr. Harsh has extensive experience in the field of Bariatric surgery (including research) and advanced gastro-intestinal surgeries and is committed to treating patients with the best possible evidence-based protocols at a reasonable cost.

Saifee hospital

15/17, Maharshi Karve Rd, Charni Road East, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400004

Consultation hours:

  • 24 Hours

Wockhardt hospital

Police Station, 1877, Dr Anandrao Nair Marg, Near Agripada, Mumbai Central, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011

Consultation hours:

  • 6:30am -8:30am

Jaslok hospital

15 – Dr. Deshmukh Marg, Pedder Road,
Mumbai – 400 026.

Bhatia hospital

Tardeo Rd,Grant Road (W), Tardeo, Mumbai,Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007

Obesity classification for the Asian population

For extremely obese persons, weight loss surgery is the only proven approach for long-term weight loss.

The body mass index (BMI), which calculates a person’s weight in relation to his height, is a reliable indicator of obesity. The BMI classifies a person’s obesity and the treatment options available to them.

Check the chart below for obesity classification for Asians:





Obesity is on the rise all across the world at an alarming rate. Obesity and its related diseases are a silent killer, responsible for more than 300,000 deaths annually. The worst aspect is that, despite being the forerunner to so many significant ailments, many people do not consider it a disease.

Obesity in India

India is now the world’s third fattest country, with the second-largest diabetes prevalence. Three out of four Indians are overweight, and over half of urban Indians are obese. It is particularly concerning that over 22% of Indian kids are overweight or obese, putting their health at risk in the long term.

Our society is going through a significant nutritional and lifestyle change right now. Obesity and diabetes have become epidemics due to physical inactivity, increased psychosocial stress, food abundance, an ageing population, and genetic traits.

In such a scenario, weight loss surgery in Mumbai is a ray of hope for morbidly obese people.



Bariatric surgery

A minimally invasive (keyhole) surgical way to cut/re-arrange your digestive organs to cause durable and organic weight loss

GI surgery

Upper GI surgery

Surgery of the upper Gastrointestinal organs such as the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and upper part of the small intestine


Gastrointestinal surgery

Surgical treatment for diseases of the digestive tract ranging from gall bladder and appendix surgeries to colorectal, cancer surgery and hernia surgery using the keyhole method


Hernia surgery

Surgery to repair hernia’s such as those occurring in the navel, groin or even after those occurring after surgery using keyhole surgery

Abdominal wall reconstruction surgery

AWR surgery

Surgery involving reconstruction of abdominal wall in order to restore abdominal wall anatomy and function especially in patients suffering from large hernia’s, either by keyhole or open surgery


05:59 13 Jul 23
If you are a Star Wars fan then you've basically got the best combination of Yoda and Luke Skywalker and if you are a football fan you've got yourself Messi(ah) in the form of Dr. Harsh. He's the epitome of zen and no matter how anxious you might be, as soon as you talk to Dr. Harsh, you... and I quote him... 'just let it go' :)I was misdiagnosed overseas for months before I reached out to Dr. Harsh with my reports and within the same day he reverted with a potential diagnosis basis the reports and preventive medication until the time I returned. He's one of the few doctors who will avoid surgery until absolutely necessary.His follow up is second to none and what truly sets him apart is his approachability, empathy and a unique humane quality.Thank you seems so inadequate but that's the best I can come up with. You've been nothing short of amazing and I highly recommend anyone looking for a specialist in this field to consult with Dr Harsh.
Mital PitaleMital Pitale
13:33 19 May 23
Overall very nice treatment provided by Dr. Harsh Sheth. He operated my dad for appendics and gallstone and operation was successfull. Even in emergency he cooperated late night. His attitude towards patient and their relatives is very soft and calm in nature, and he adviced right treatment. His smiley face and positive attitude only will make patient cure faster.
Adil KhanAdil Khan
20:59 22 Mar 23
Dr. Harsh Sheth is a wonderful surgeon, great doctor and warm experience from start to finish and is a great doctor! He’s very understanding and listens to your concerns.His diagnosis is very very very good and accurate He takes time with the patient to help them with their health issues! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a specialist. the staff was always helpful and kind. They ensured I had a smooth prep, surgery, and follow-up. I am so glad I chose him and would highly recommend to anyone...He has taken great care of my wives health, but also he was lovely to speak with at every appointment. It’s rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient as a person with outstanding quality of medical care. I highly recommend becoming his patient!I had a great visit and the doctor’s demeanor has really put me at ease so I highly recommend this clinic.From his excellent treatment, curiosity, investigative mind and ability to connect, you know where you stand immediately and what next steps look like. He has a great team along with him which he recommend us for further treatment after the surgery. Wish him all the best for his future.
sumukh narvekarsumukh narvekar
16:35 25 Feb 23
Dr. Harsh Sheth oprated upon my mother forHiatus hernia in November. She was extremely anxious about the operation but Dr Harsh allayed her fears. And her fears proved to be unfounded. Her operation went smoothly and the pain too was negligible. My mother was discharged the third day.Dr. Harsh Sheth is one of those doctors who always puts patients at ease. Just speaking with him fills you with a confidence that you would soon be healthy once again because he tends to look at solutions that would help you immediately.I sincerely thank Dr. Harsh sir from the bottom of my heart 🙏🙏🙏
Krupa ThackerKrupa Thacker
05:42 23 Feb 23
My experience with Dr Harsh was amazing. He explained the pros and cons of the surgery patiently and answered all my doubts. He is very approachable and responds to any query promptly. One can trust him blindly as he will do whats best for the patient.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You can take an appointment over the phone by calling +91-9819388836 or by clicking on this. Alternatively, you can fill in the form in the appointment section of the website and can expect a call-back within 24 hours.

    Your treatment can be done at any one of the hospitals where Dr. Harsh Sheth is attached depending on your personal preference and the kind of treatment that you opt for.

    If you find yourself struggling with one of the below-mentioned problems or both, you are eligible to undergo weight loss surgery:

    • BMI 35-40 (32.5-37.5 for Asians) kg/m2 with 2 or more obesity related co-morbidities
    • BMI more than 40 (37.5 for Asians) kg/m2 with or without obesity related co-morbidities
    • BMI 27.5-32.5 (for Asians) kg/m2 with severely uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (type II) despite best medical management
    There is plenty of evidence that obesity improves quality of life for all obese individuals, due to resolution/remission of obesity related co-morbidities, and protects from obesity related cancers.
    Bariatric surgery improves the overall quality of life. In addition to improved health and longevity, weight loss surgery has a positive impact on various physical functions such as mobility, flexibility, and sexual function. Alternatively, it also promotes emotional well-being through enhanced self-esteem and social interactions. As a result, it helps reduce stress and depression.

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    Case Studies

    Bariatric Surgery

    The patient was a young 35-year-old unmarried female who had been suffering from weight gain, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus since adolescence.

    Laparoscopic Surgery

    The patient was a 62-year-old lady with a previous history of Cesarean Section 40 years ago came with a bulging over the hernial defect along with intermittent pain in the right upper abdomen.

    Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

    The patient presented with obstructive jaundice and was diagnosed with gall stoned with CBD stones.

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