Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, Director of Surgery, Department of General Surgery and Minimal Access Surgical Sciences – Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, India.
Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala is a laparoscopic , GI and bariatric surgeon. At present, he serves as the Director Dept of General Surgery and Minimal Access Surgical Sciences, at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center.
He has conducted more than 50,000 laparoscopic surgeries in India and internationally.
He has published widely on the subject of Metabolic Diseases and has been part of various consensus summits such as The Diabetes Surgery Summit , The Sleeve Gastrectomy Summit , The International Diabetes Federation Guidelines Summit .
He has demonstrated live surgeries in almost all Asian and Middle Eastern countries and in Belgium and Italy from Europe.
For his remarkable achievements over the years, Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala has been honored with several awards and accolades. Some of his notable awards recently include the Champion of IFSO ( International Federation of Surgeons for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders) Chapters 2021 Miami, World Master Educator Award IFSO 2019 Barcelona; Best Surgeon in the World Award ASMBS ( The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery ) 2019 Las Vegas, Lokmat ‘Maharashtrian of the Year’ 2017, Giant’s Award for Vocational Excellence in the Field of Medicine 2017, Bravery Award by Rotary Club of Bombay 2020.
He has also been awarded various honorary fellowships such as Honorary membership of the Japanese, Korean, Philippines, Saudi Arabian and Chinese Surgical Societies.In the wake of the COVID crises, Dr. Lakdawala volunteered his time, skills and services as an “advisor” with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC) to set-up and administer jumbo facilities for COVID-positive patients. Dr. Lakdawala led a team of 25 health-care professionals to deliver quality care and treatment to over 20,000 COVID positive patients at NSCI at Worli, Mumbai. He was the first in India to think of the idea of a field hospital, jumbo Oxygen cylinders, and remotely monitored ICU’s which became a guide to various similar centres all across Mumbai and Maharashtra helping save many lives during the pandemic.He has received various awards and Governmental recommendations for the same.
He regularly conducts free laparoscopic surgery in camps in remote areas of rural India esp catering for poor women of the region.
He has been instrumental in training a large number of women to enable them to become leading Surgeons across the world as well as some of the best OR nurses.