Bariatric & GI Laparoscopic Surgeon in Mumbai

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, Genèse Clinic, ACI Cumballa Hill Hospital, Apollo Spectra Hospital (Tardeo), 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. His expertise and dedication make him a sought-after weight loss doctor in Mumbai, helping patients achieve their health goals.

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, 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.

Genèse Clinic

G-14/15 8th Floor, Everest Building, Tardeo Rd, Janata Nagar, Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400034

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Consultation Hours

Monday to Saturday — 4.00 P.M to 7.00 P.M

Saifee Hospital

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

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Breach Candy Hospital

60 A, Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Breach Candy, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400026

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Jaslok Hospital

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

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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:

Category BMI
Underweight Below than 18.5
Normal Weight 18.5 to 23.5
Overweight 23.5 to 27.5
Obesity (Class 1) 27.6 to 32.5
Obesity (Class 2) 32.6 to 37.5
Obesity (Class 3) Morbid Obesity 37.6 or higher


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. For those struggling with severe obesity, considering obesity surgery in Mumbai could be a crucial step towards a healthier life.

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

Upper GI surgery

Surgery of the upper Gastrointestinal organs such as the esophagus, 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
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.


Talat NishatTalat Nishat
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Madhuri AMadhuri A
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Pradnya SalvePradnya Salve
12:21 24 Jun 24
sachin jogalesachin jogale
12:54 22 Jun 24
The Dr harsh his very nice
Bhavya ShahBhavya Shah
12:10 30 May 24
Yvonne WaldropYvonne Waldrop
18:51 13 Apr 24
Kalpesh SatamKalpesh Satam
11:43 15 Mar 24
My personal experience with Dr Harsh Sheth and his team at Genese clinic is caring like family person overall time of surgery.
dinshaw jokhidinshaw jokhi
12:12 13 Mar 24
Doctor Sheth does excellent medical work and I would recommend him without any hesitation.
Shirish ShahShirish Shah
06:09 22 Feb 24
Payal SteelPayal Steel
12:42 13 Feb 24
Neha VijayanNeha Vijayan
06:04 01 Jul 22
Dr. Harsh truly deserves a 5-star rating. He is a great doctor. His treatments also provide great results and are not at all painful! His clinic in Mumbai is clean and hygienic. The environment at the clinic is very positive and cheerful. It relaxes patients and makes them forget their worries and anxiety, ensuring patients have a wonderful treatment experience!
Aamod PatilAamod Patil
12:35 26 Feb 22
Dr. Harsh Sheth is truly exceptional!He is extremely knowledgable and personable.My father had to undergo a (rarest) critical gastrointestinal surgeryHowever The way he handled the situation was exceptionalHe diagnosed the the issue with his expertise well in advance and cured it fruitfullyAt the same time he did answer my all queries and explained the diagnosis in simple understandable languageThe best part is he was always available for us whenever we needed himI am glad that we got in touch with him at the right time and found that he was definitely a right choice for usTruly, I would recommend him to anyone looking for gastroenterologist
Shivali ZatakiaShivali Zatakia
08:37 15 Jul 21
My mother has severe acidity problem, since the last ten years, and it had come to a point where she could not eat anything. The acidity caused ulcers. She was recommended for an endoscopy by our general physician.I was recommended to go to Dr. Harsh Sheth for the same.We visited him and he spoke to us very patiently and explained us the procedure. He very patiently explained us the issue, and prescribed us the necessary medications. He further suggested us how we could change the diet which would aid her weight loss that would help solve her acidity situation better.Now two months later, she is doing really well with the medications, and Dr. Harsh Sheth is extremely helpful. I would highly recommend everyone to go to Dr. Harsh Sheth.Thank you so much


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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I take an appointment?

You can take an appointment over the phone by calling +91-91370 80299. Alternatively, you can fill in the form in the appointment section of the website and can expect a call-back within 24 hours.

Where can I get treated?

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.

Who are the candidates for weight loss surgery?

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
Can weight loss surgery prolong my life?
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.
Can weight loss surgery help other physical conditions?
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.
After bariatric surgery, what foods should you avoid?
Foods that are greasy and heavy in fat. Foods that are heavily seasoned or hot. Sugar alcohols like erythritol, glycerol, mannitol, sorbitol, and xylitol are sugar alcohols. Foods that have been reheated in the microwave.

Case Studies

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

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.

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

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