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  • Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD

    Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao, MD


    • General Surgery
    • Bariatric Surgery
    Rancho Mirage

    Location Details

    Lite Life Surgery
    35900 Bob Hope Drive
    Suite 205
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao, MD


    • General Surgery
    • Bariatric Surgery
    Dr. Bobby was educated at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA. He completed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York, furthered his education with a Fellowship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center where he trained with world-renowned surgeons and was a clinical instructor of surgery. He currently serves as a proctor for new bariatric surgeons as well as for experienced bariatric surgeons who are interested in improving their technique.

    Dr. Bobby has practiced in the Palm Springs area for more than 10 years. He specializes in cutting-edge robotic weight loss surgery. Utilizing the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System, he performs gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and Lap-Band surgeries as well as a procedure known as a modified duodenal switch.

    There are only about 50 surgeons nation-wide performing surgeries robotically, and Dr. Bobby is among the most experienced on the West Coast. The robot provides a 3D image and allows for 360-degree wrist rotation, resulting in more precise surgeries with fewer complications and faster recovery. Most patients can return home within 24 hours after surgery.

    Dr. Bobby has performed more than 3,000 weight loss procedures and believes surgery isn’t the final answer. He provides an extensive follow-up program that includes diet counseling with a Registered Dietitian, nutrient monitoring, support groups, and exercise classes that are designed to help with maintaining weight loss achievements.

    Dr. Bobby currently holds memberships in the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

    Professional Details

    • English
    • 21 years
    • 17 years

    Professional Education

    • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    • Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center
    • Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center
    • University of CA Davis Medical Center

    Board Certification

    • American Board of Surgery
    Publication Date: May 18, 2024