Bala G. Thatigotla, MD, FACS, MRCS, FASMBS, CHCQM

Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery
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Dr. Bala G. Thatigotla is a board certified surgeon who specializes in bariatric, weight loss, advanced laparoscopic, and robotic surgeries. Dr. Thatigotla sees patients at Trinity Bariatric Surgery.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Certification in Bariatric, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Lebanon Hospital
Certification in General Surgery

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Residency and Fellowship Training

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Bariatrics, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Fellowship

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Lebanon Hospital
General Surgery Residency

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
General Surgery Residency

Certifications and Memberships

Certification in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Certified in General Surgery – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Certified in General Surgery – American Board of Surgical Specialities

Certified in General Surgery – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Certification in Healthcare Quality Management – American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians

Specialty Procedures

Bariatric and metabolic Surgery:

  • Laparoscopic and Robotic Roux En Y Gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic /robotic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric band
  • Laparoscopic /robotic biliopancreatic diversion-duodenal switch
  • Revision Bariatric surgery

Robotic Surgery:

  • Robotic Bariatric surgery :Roux En Y gastric bypass,BPD-DS,Revision surgeries
  • Robotic paraesophageal hernia/fundoplication for Acid reflux surgery/heller myotomy
  • Robotic cholecystectomy
  • Robotic abdominal wall hernia : component separation with TAR,incisional, ventral and inguinal
  • Robotic Colo rectal procedures
  • Robotic pancreas and biliary procedures


  • Laparoscopic and robotic paraesophageal hernias
  • Fundoplication for Gastro Esophageal reflux disease, Heller myotomies.

Biliary-pancreatic surgeries:

  • Laparoscopic/robotic Common bile duct procedures
  • Laparoscopic/robotic pancreas procedures for non cancerous conditions


  • Laparoscopic and robotic colo-rectal procedures

Gastric Pacemaker insertion for Gastric motility problems

LINX device insertion for GERD

Solid organ

  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomies Laparoscopic splenectomies

Interventional Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal endoscopies

Minimally Invasive General Surgery

Research interests:

  • Metabolic surgery
  • Robotics in general /GI surgery

Three Questions with Dr. Thatigotla

If you could be an Olympic athlete, what sport would you compete in?

What is your favorite local restaurant?
Hyderabad Biryani House

What is your favorite song?
Can’t Stop the Feeling