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About Dr. Lakdawala - Founder of CODS India

The founder and director of CODS, Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala or 'Dr. Muffi' as he's endearingly referred to is one of the most recognizable faces in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery today. This is the result of years of pioneering work in the field of gastrointestinal diseases and the high levels of skill that he brings to his practice. He has performed the largest number of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgeries (SILS) in the world with a very high success rate, a procedure that needs a very skilled surgeon. He has many publications to his credit.

In 2004 he set up CODS with the vision of offering world-class obesity and digestive solutions to patients under one roof; a dream that has grown by leaps and bounds over the years.

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Recognition and achievements

Being one of the leading surgeons in Asia, Dr. Lakdawala is regularly called upon by leading institutions in India and abroad to teach, perform live demonstrations and even practice bariatric and laparoscopic surgery.

Here are some of his achievements so far:

  • Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala is the president elect of IFSO APC (Asia Pacific)
  • On the board of the Asian Endosurgery Task Force (AETF).
  • Chairman - Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Services and Research Center at Saifee Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Section Chief - Department of Laparoscopic Oncosurgery at Saifee Hospital, Mumbai.
  • First Indian surgeon honored with the ICE (International Centre of Excellence) accreditation in India.
  • The rare distinction of performing the maximum number of SILS surgeries in the world.
  • Led the CODS team that performed Asia's first SILS Sleeve Gastrectomy.   
  • Advisor, Men's Health Magazine.


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