MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery (Upper GI), FRCS - General Surgery
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Dr. Girish Bapat has 25 years of experience. After completing post graduation (MS) he had higher surgical training in General, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric (obesity) Surgery in the United Kingdom and Belgium. Dr. Girish Bapat specializes in Obesity Surgery- Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass and Gastric Balloon. Dr. Bapat also has vast experience in advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries such as Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (gall bladder stone surgery) for gall bladder stone disease, Nissens Fundoplication (Surgery for Gastric Reflux Acidity (GERD), Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair and Endoscopy. Dr bapat also specializes in Piles and Fissure treatment. Dr. Bapat is Course Director for Laparoscopic Skills course at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital. Dr Girish Bapat is attached to Noble Hospital, Jehangir Hospital and Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune. He is visiting faculty to Krimamayee Hospital and United CIIGMA Hospital, Aurangabad. He is also a member of Court of Examiners of Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.
My mom had been complaining stomach ache just beneath her chest for almost past 4 years. The pain attacks used to be once or twice a year. We did visit a few doctors after each pain attack but no one suggested that it could be because of the gallstones. They used to treat her for gastroenteritis. In June 2020, she again had an unbearable pain and then she got admitted. Upon investigation, they found that she had 3 gallstones of about 7.5 mm each. They suggested her to get operated asap. Since my mom is 69 years old, I was looking for an experienced surgeon. My mom have had 3 stomach surgeries and 1 brain surgery in past. Although, she doesn’t have high BP or diabetes. ** ****** ****** * ***** **** **** *** ****** ***** ** *** **** ******* ********* ** *** ***** We visited him in the last week of July and explained the problem. He advised that the only treatment for gallstone is the removal of gallbladder. He explained us the complete procedure of the laparoscopic surgery and the risk involved because of the age factor. As he do his surgeries in Jehangir hospital, we were a bit reluctant at first as there were Covid 19 patients. But he assured us that Jehangir is the only hospital that has completely separate staff and ward. The very day we decided to go ahead with the surgery after 5 days. All the pre- operation tests results were done and they were normal and so was the surgery. There was no complication during or after surgery. Although because of the stones there was a lot of infection in and around the gall bladder. There was a separate tube inserted to remove the infection which was removed after 24 hours. She was discharged the next day. She was able to do her things on her own with minimal help. After 10 days we went for the follow up and for removal of the dressing. Dr. Bapat said that now she is back to normal and it was unbelievable to see my mom doing and eating everything like before. The best thing was the Doctor didn’t prescribed for any fancy or expensive medicine and no saline was injected. She was only on pain killers.
It’s been over a month now and she has no complaint at all. I totally recommend Dr. Girish Bapat as he is an expert in laparoscopy, is sincere and approachable.
My wife had severe acid reflux issue for the last 1 year and hyper acidity prior to that for sever years. We saw many well-known doctors in Pune but did not get satisfactory treatment anywhere nor a proper diagnosis. She changed her lifestyle, food habits, was exercising but in vain. We were too frustrated due to improper treatment and increasing issues of acid reflux. One day, as I was again looking for a good Gastroenterologist in Pune, I discovered the website of Caloms and informative videos of Dr. Girish Bapat explaining various ailments and respective treatments offered at Caloms by Dr. Bapat. The explanation given in the videos is so good that we decided to see him immediately.
We went to see Dr. Bapat and started explaining issues faced by wife, he was very attentive, he listened to all our issues very patiently and answered all our queries. We got that feeling that we were at the right place. He prescribed her some medication and the next steps. Next, he performed Gastronomy test and explained the results in detail. As expected, my wife was suffering through GERD and again we were explained the next steps – Nissen Fundoplication Surgery. Dr. Bapat performed this surgery skillfully. Now it is 14th day post-surgery and my wife is recovering and not experiencing reflex issue now.
We are thankful to Dr. Girish Bapat for helping us get rid of this illness by proper diagnosis and treatment. He has been answering our phone call whenever we phoned him to clarify our doubts and it is very much appreciable. Once again, Thank you Dr. Bapat!!
I Vyasan Bhaskar, stationed at Pune. Here I would like to brief you about my last three months health conditions and the experiences that I had.
In the Mid of April 2020, One day I had severe stomach pain which lasted for more than 3 hours. This pain got repeated every 7 days for the next three weeks. During these days, I was consulting a doctor near to my residence and was taking pain killers and Anti-acid tablets thinking the problem was due to acidity.
Symptoms that I had was sudden and rapid intensifying pain in the upper right portion of abdomen, gas formation in the stomach, burping, burning sensation inside the stomach, and pain on the shoulder blades. Pain lasts for more than 5 hours.
As this continued, I decided to consult my family doctor (back in Kerala) through telephone. He suggested to do an Ultrasound scan and I was diagnosed with Gallstone. After that I consulted many doctors in Pune seeking remedies. Even I took homeopathy medicine thinking that the stone can be dissolved, which ended with no result.
Finally and fortunately, I landed up in God gifted hands-Dr. Girish Bapat(CALOMS). What differentiates him from other doctors is his approach towards the patients. He is highly approachable and reachable at any time. A well balanced professional. He guided properly and made me understand the necessity to remove the gallbladder stopping further infection. His guidance at right time helped me to avoid any further complexities. We need more doctors like Dr. Girish Bapat Sir who can guide us through the right medical assistance at right time. Entire process went very smooth starting from the initial appointment to the surgery.
Surgery was on 27th June 2020. Now recovering at home.
Many thanks to Dr.Girish Bapat. Hats off to you Sir.
Five months back I visited Dr. Girish Bapat for laparoscopic surgery of hiatus hernia repair. I was referred by Dr. Parimal Lawate for surgery. After visiting many other renowned gastroenterologist doctors in Pune thankfully I landed in safe hands. Dr. Girish Bapat is very disciplined and a humble human being. He listens to our problems carefully and gives sufficient time to his patients. He explains the medical condition and the how the surgical procedure is to be performed in detail. His approach is very friendly which eases out fear and nervousness.
He performed Nissen Fundoplication surgery on me. The overall event of surgery was very smooth. Post surgery I was given diet instructions by Dr. Suchit Kamlapur (Dietician). She herself regularly took follow up on phone which was highly appreciated. She was just a call away for every smallest query.
Since last 5 months of the surgery I didn’t had any single issue. Thank you Dr. Girish Bapat and his team !!
Very Highly recommended doctor !!
I was introduced to Dr.Girish Bapat by my childhood friend Dr. Nitin Gadgil. Apprehensive as I was before meeting him and deciding about the Fissure/Fistula surgery, upon meeting him I felt assured that I am at the right place and in safe hands.
Dr. Bapat is a very methodical person, warm and friendly and an absolute professional. He is a perfectionist and would look into the smallest detail before the surgery. He would suggest only those tests which are necessary, important and beneficial for the Patient before the Surgery. With his wide International experience, his dedication and sincerity, I would say he is a world class surgeon available in Pune, India. We are lucky that he chose to come back to India and offer his services here.
Dr. Bapat is brilliant in his approach and would explain the details of the illness in a language which can be understood easily. You can easily make out from his explanations that how deeply he understands the subject and how carefully he is planning the corrective surgery. This friendly approach eases out the patients fear and nervousness.
I must appreciate one more quality of Dr. Bapat, he is very punctual may it be meeting him in his Clinic or in the Hospital or his visits for the rounds post surgery.
Thanks Dr. Bapat, and wishing you all the very best for your future endeavors and may you touch the heights that you deserve.
My wife had been experiencing severe pain in her upper right abdomen since 10th of June, Initially we thought it was something like hyper acidity which used to subside with General medicines like Aciloc & Eno. But later this pain started intensifying and our family Physician advised USG. The Diagnosis was shocking as it said there are 8 – 10 Gallstones in her residual Gall Bladder (She had undergone Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy at the age of 13 in Bihar when the doctor had told the family that the Gallbladder had been successfully removed) .This led us to into a dilemma.
We found Dr. Girish Bapat through these reviews and met him first at CALOMS (Nal Stop Clinic) , where he advised a CT Scan where it was diagnosed that there are gallstones along with stones in the bile duct, which made the entire process more complicated.
Dr. Bapat then suggested a two-step procedure – An Endoscopy (ERCP) followed by Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and gave us complete assurance. We found him to be very approachable , caring, available 24x7 and gave a lot of time and effort to address all of our doubts and fears and clearly listing out Do’s and Don’ts, unlike many who would leave question marks in the minds of the patients.
ERCP was performed at Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital on 17th June as set out by Dr. Bapat and providing a more than sufficient time for her to recover from this, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy was performed on the 27th June at Jehangir Hospital. My Wife was able to walk on her own by the end of next day and discharged a day later. She is recovering fast and requires no help to carry on her routine activities, although with some post-surgery pain. This would not have been possible without the pre and post-operative care, Motivation and a great effort.
Neha & I would like to thank Dr. Bapat for the bottom of our heart for providing such a hospitable treatment and would strongly recommend him for Gallstones.
My mother was suffering from mild pain in the stomach, after sonography we found gall bladder stones(there were 5)which were size of 12 mm. *** *** ********* * ******* ***** **** ******* **** * ***** ***** **** Befor meeting to him i also verified from my links and got very good response then i decideded to visit Dr Girish Bapat and asked my mother to travel to Pune for laparoscopy surgery. Our first meeting with Dr. Bapat was very satisfactory on 14 july 2018. He explained us the what is the gall bladder and stone and other related pros and cons and suggested to get it operated as soon as possible Based on his advice, i admitted my mother in Jahangir hospital on 17 July 2018. Dr. Bapat was continuously in touch before and after operation. Laparoscopy surgery went well and she got discharged on next day.
A follow-up visit was undertaken after 12 days as advised by the Doctor. During this entire process we found Dr Bapat to be extremely patient friendly, highly professional and compassionate.All is well now with my Mother. ** **** **** * *** ***** *** ** *********** **** ***** So here i am writing for those who are seeking for better treatment for their loved one as these reviews helps other to take right decision.
About Bapat Sir:
- Listens very patiently to all concerns and explains the problem and solution very well
- Very polite, very humble and kind person
- Picks up the phone calls any time and answers to your queries
- Excellence at what he does, good at listening to patients
"A Big Thanks to Dr Girish Bapat for being one such wonderful doctor and a great human being".
We visited Jehangir Hospital, Pune in the month of August, 2017 with a view to routine checkup of my wife in the chamber of Dr. Godbole. Now the attending Doctor advised us to go for detailed investigation of my wife. As per his advice, all the blood tests and other investigations were carried out in the same hospital and after a few days, we again visited with all the test/investigation reports directly to Dr. Godbole. The Doctor is extremely polite and after patient hearing and going through all the reports, he advised us to contact with Dr. Girish Bapat, the Bariatric Surgeon. Instantly, we got in touch with Dr. Bapat and after going through all the reports, he advised us for bariatric surgery of my wife under his supervision. Initially, we were not so confident as to whether all the disease syndromes will be minimized in the post surgery period or not. Then we requested Dr. Bapat to provide us the name and cell number of some of his existing patients to get their confirmation for matching the doctor's version and the practical experience of the already treated patients. Truly, all of them highly praised Dr. Bapat for his behavior, commitment, his expertise and post operational service to the treated patients. Then we again visited his chamber and got his appointment for surgery. Basically, within a very short period, we were totally convinced rather he was able to convinced us with his simplicity, behavior and sincerity. Finally on 19th September he operated upon very successfully and within a or two, as per his commitment, my wife was able to walk and within four days she was released from Jehangir Hospital, Pune. On the day of operation(19.09.2017) the body weight was 97.4 kg and as on today(11.1.2017), her body weight is 86.5 kg. There is sharp decline of body weight nearly 11 kg. Moreover, the Blood sugar level comes to normal and pain due to slip disk reduced considerably. At the same time, she is now able to walk/ movement in the upstairs without any difficulty. I always recommend those patients who are suffering from various disease syndrom and passing painful and stressful life and frustrated with their own body weight, please contact Dr. Girish Bapat. He will certainly help you and they will be able to get rid of pain and Obesity related Co-Morbidities: NIDDM, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, OSA, Slip Disc, Hypothyroidism and Fatty Liver, which are serious life threatening complications and affect the quality of life of the patient adversely. He has all the qualities of a real doctor. Lastly I again salute Dr. Godbole for referring( my wife) to Dr. Bapat for his specialized treatment. Hats of to Dr. Godbole and Dr. Bapat.
Really fantastic experience. Everything was on dot, done swiftly and precisely. Dr. Bapat is meticulous and plans everything perfectly. Unbelievable, we were out of hospital, the very next day of the operation.
I had gallstones. I knew I have to undergo a surgery to get rid of them. As I am not native of Pune or Maharashtra I dint know which surgeon to go to.
I did my search on Internet. I was looking for a Doctor who specialises in this kinda surgery and has considerable amount of experience.
In hardly anytime I made my mind to go with Dr Bapat. His reviews were so many in number and all were positive. That gave me full confidence in my decision to go with him even before meeting with him.
He did my surgery of removing gallbladder. Everything went so smooth. I recovered back to normal day to day life in a very less time.
I am so glad on the choice I made. Thanks to reviews on Internet, they really helped me meet such a ********** highly experienced and humble doctor !!!
One more thing I would like to highlight. The doctor is very approachable. He really gives importance to a patients call, be it odd hours.
I highly recommend Dr Girish Bapat to help people like me to make a good choice.