SummaryDr Surendra Ugale with an experience of 28 years has been considered as a pioneer in Metabolic and Advanced Laparoscopic surgeries and has been trained in these areas in Germany, USA & Brazil and subsequently performed more than 25,000 Laparoscopic surgeries . His areas of expertise include Bariatric and Metabolic surgeries for Obesity and Diabetes, besides all other advanced laparoscopic surgeries (Fundoplications, Bowel Resections, Rectopexy, Esophagectomy, Gastrectomy, Splenectomy, Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Repair of Para-oesophageal and diaphragmatic hernias, Repair of -Inguinal, Umbilical and Incisional Hernias, and Vagotomy with Gastro jejunostomy. He is the 2nd Surgeon in the world to start Laparoscopic Ileal Interposition for Type-2 Diabetes and trained many international surgeons; he developed the Diabetes Severity Score and has been a Proctor at national and international centers and visiting Prof. of Surgery, KLE Univ. Belgaum. He has contributed chapters in 4 books; gave many presentations in various national and international conferences; published 24 papers in various national and international journals. He has spread Laparoscopic surgery to many other parts of India with proctoring and training workshops. His is a Life Member of Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI),Life Member of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES),Life Member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI),Life Member of Association of Colon & Rectal Surgeons of India (ACRSI).Member of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Member of American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Member of Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Dr Surendra Ugale was awarded Fellowship of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (Bariatric) [F.A.L.S] and Fellowship from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, for Advanced GI Oncologic Surgery.
- MBBS – University of Mumbai, Mumbai, 1981
- MS – General Surgery – University of Mumbai, Mumbai, 1985
- Founder Member of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES)
- International Member of Society of American Gastro-intestinal Surgeons (SAGES)
- Member of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
- International Member of ELSA- Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia
- Member of IAGES – Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons