Sashidhar V. Ganta, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Meet Dr. Sashidhar V. Ganta
At Austin Bariatric, our board certified bariatric surgeon is one of the most experienced in the Austin area. Dr. Sashidhar V. Ganta is extensively trained in a variety of weight loss surgery procedures, and has pursued Fellowship training and education at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. Dr. Ganta has performed more than 2000 bariatric surgery procedures including RNY Gastric Bypass, Lap-band, Gastric Sleeve, Duodenal switch, BPD, Stomaphyx, Overstitch and Revisions utilizing some of the most advanced techniques in the field. In fact, Dr. Ganta is believed to be the very first bariatric surgeon in Texas to offer the innovative Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) gastric banding technique through the navel. SILS is a way of performing weight loss surgery with no visible scarring after the procedure. The technique typically results in less recovery time, and less residual discomfort. Surgeons from across the U.S. come to Austin to learn the SILS procedure from Dr. Ganta. Offering every type of weight loss surgery available in a comprehensive treatment program designed for safety and success, Dr. Ganta can help you through this new and exciting journey in your life. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with Dr. Ganta’s professional background and achievements, and contact Austin Bariatric for more information.
Professional Memberships and Board Certifications
Membership and certification from respected medical organizations are some of the most important aspects to consider when you are evaluating bariatric surgeons. Dr. Ganta belongs to several organizations that are known for their strict requirements and high standards of care that doctors must prove in order to be certified or admitted. Some of the organizations in which Dr. Ganta belongs include:
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
- Member of the Texas Medical Association
- Member of the Travis County Medical Association
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
The education and training of weight loss surgeons are a vital component to their ability to provide patients with safe and successful results. Dr. Ganta is very honored to have received his training within some of the most respected medical schools and institutions in the world. After earning his medical degree at a top medical school in India winning the “Best student of the class” in Medical school and seven Gold medals including Biochemistry, Physiology and Pathology, Dr. Ganta went on to become a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland at a very young age. He then completed his surgical residency at New York Medical College. Dr. Ganta’s transition between medical school, Fellowship, and surgical residency is marked by a notable achievement – he was able to complete his residency one year early because of superior performance and previous experience. Fellowship training in laparoscopic surgery at Yale University soon followed, and Dr. Ganta gained considerable experience as an educator, teaching other surgeons the difficult techniques of advanced laparoscopy and laparoscopic suturing. After training with some of the best surgeons in the country, including Dr. Alan Wittgrove, Dr. Wesley Clark, and Vivek Prachand at the University of Chicago, Dr. Ganta developed a bariatric surgery practice in Illinois. Following this period, Dr. Ganta and his family moved to Austin, where he founded the Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy. On his path to becoming a leading Austin bariatric surgeon he has structured his practice to be a facility that offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss treatment, offering assistance and support to patients before, during, and after surgery. Dr. Ganta believes that weight loss surgery is not just a solution – it is a tool that patients can use to safely and effectively begin a new and healthier path in their lives. Dr. Ganta personally oversees every aspect of patient care, including follow-up appointments and the monitoring of your weight loss progress. It is Dr. Ganta’s ultimate goal to help you lose weight, reduce risks to your health, enhance your self-esteem, and maintain long-term results.
Contact Austin Bariatric
For more information on Dr. Ganta’s credentials and professional history, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Austin Bariatric today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.