Dr.Nandakisore Dukkipati (M.D ,DABS, FASMBS)

Managing Director, LivLife Hospitals (International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery)

Diplomate - American Board of Surgery

Fellowship - Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery

Fellowship - Gastro Intestinal & Endocrine Surgery


Dr. Nandakishore is a highly regarded bariatric and metabolic surgeon, and has performed over 5000 bariatric surgeries that have helped patients manage obesity and life threatening excess weight issues across the globe. An authority on Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Dr. Nandakishore has pioneered innovative methods throughout his career. His efforts in creating awareness on Obesity have garnered great appreciation and demand for Bariatric Surgery throughout India. He is the only American Board Certified who performs all bariatric procedures including revisonal surgeries.

His illustrious career path is filled with many firsts. Dr. Nandakishore is first in India to complete a formal fellowship in Bariatric Surgery (from University of Texas Southwestern - Dallas). He is also the first in State of Kentucky to perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS - Cholecystectomy).

After completing his M.B.B.S from India's premier college, J.S.S.Medical College, Mysore, Dr.Nandakishore went on to train at leading institutions in U.S.A. He completed his Residency in General surgery at Brooklyn Hospital Centre under the guise of Cornell University and subsequently Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship from UT Southwestern - Dallas.

Dr. Nandakishore practiced Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery in leading institutions in US including HMH Hospital, Kentucky and Great River Medical Center, Blytheville. He has over 8000 Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries to his credit.  During his tenure in the US, he also played an important role in training many surgeons as clinical Instructor and Proctor.

His passion to serve the country saw him return to India. Dr.Nandakishore's assignment in India included setting up the Bariatric Centre at Apollo Health City. His ambition for creating a specialised centre of international standards that offers single point of care for Bariatric patients with a stress free environment resulted in the genesis of LivLife Hospitals, an institution that reflects his dedication and penchant for perfection. 

As the group's the founder director, Dr Nandakishore has led LivLife Hospitals' success and has been instrumental in the centre being recognised as Andhra Pradesh's first and only International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation, USA within the first year of operations- a first in India.

Today the centre offers invasive and non invasive options for patients battling with weight loss. As a purpose built Bariatric centre, LivLife Hospitals has emerged as South India's leading hospitals for bariatric and metabolic surgeries. Dr. Nandakishore has the distinction of performing the highest number of Bariatric cases in south of India. His experience and expertise is reflected in the 100% success rates that the centres at Hyderabad and Vijayawada enjoy. 
Besides clinical work Dr. Nandakishore has been pursuing his interest in training, education and research programmes. Dr. Nandakishore is the Chief Mentor of LivLife Hospitals’ Faculty insight programm. He continues to train young surgeons in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgeries. Many of the procedures performed by Dr. Nandakishore have been televised and provide guidance to upcoming medical professionals. Dr. Nandakishore has also presented a number of scientific papers and chaired scientific sessions in many national and international conferences in India, USA, China and Far East countries.

He is an executive member of OSSI, Obesity Surgery Society of India, working towards recognising Obesity as a disease.

Certifications :

Dr. Nandakishore is a Valued member in good standing of the American Medical Association
Dr. Nandakishore is a Medical Student/Resident/Fellow Member of American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Nandakishore is a Regular Member of American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Faculty Recognition Certificate at the 8th National Conference of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India held from 5th to 7th March, 2010
Attended Realize Adjustable Gastric Band Training Course held in Cincinnati, Ohio
Registration of Additional Qualification of Andhra Pradesh Medical Council
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Attended the Microwave Ablation Workshop
Dr. Nandakishore has attended Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Workshop, 4-5 August, 2009
Dr. Nandakishore participated as a Clinical Instructor of the Bariatric Surgery Mini - fellowship, August 22-27, 2004
Dr. Nandakishore participated as a Clinical Instructor of the Bariatric Surgery Mini - fellowship, January 23-28 2005
Dr. Nandakishore participated as a Clinical Instructor of the Bariatric Surgery Mini - fellowship, May 22-27, 2005
Dr. Nandakishore participated as a Clinical Instructor of the Bariatric Surgery Mini - fellowship, November 7-12, 2004
Certificate of Registration from Karnataka Medical Council
Completed Allergan Medical -Sponsored Training Program in the Laparoscopic Placement of the Lap-Band, Adjustable Gastric Banding System, New York
Completed INAMED Health-sponsored training program in Laparoscopic Placement of the Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding System, Dallas, Texas
Completed fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery,July 1, 2004 - October 1, 2005
Certificate of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Completed fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery at "The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
International Meso-Lipotherapy Society Certificate of Participation held on July 11-12, 2008


I gave birth to my son but Dr. Nandakishore gave him a new lease of life. At 18, he weighed 157 kgs and did not want to go to college because of his weight. We coaxed him into surgery. His only condition was that he will get it done, when he meets the right doctor at the right place.
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