Sashidhar Ganta, MD

Bariatric Surgeon located in Austin, TX & Cedar Park, TX

About Dr. Ganta

A trusted expert in weight loss, Sashidhar "Sashi" Ganta, MD, is a board-certified bariatric surgeon at NuSelf Bariatrics in Austin and Cedar Park, Texas. Having performed over 3,000 bariatric surgeries, Dr. Ganta is one of the most experienced bariatricians in the Austin area and is extensively trained in a variety of weight loss surgery procedures. 

Dr. Ganta earned his medical degree from one of the top medical schools in India, where he received recognition as “Best Student of the Class,” along with seven gold medals in subjects including biochemistry, physiology, and pathology. After medical school, Dr. Ganta became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Ganta then traveled to the United States and completed his residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla. 

With his previous fellowship experience and superior performance, Dr. Ganta finished his residency one year early, and furthered his training with an additional fellowship at the prestigious Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. While at Yale, 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 at the University of Chicago, Dr. Ganta developed a bariatric surgery practice in Illinois. He and his family later moved to Austin, where he founded the Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy, now renamed NuSelf Bariatrics. On his path to becoming a leading Austin bariatric surgeon, he has structured his practice to be a facility that takes a comprehensive approach to weight loss treatment, offering assistance and support to patients before, during, and after surgery. 

Dr. Ganta continues to be a pioneer in his field, championing the use of single-incision procedures, and performing the first trans-umbilical LAP-BAND® weight loss surgery in the state of Texas with no visible scar. Committed to continuing education and enhancing his skills, Dr. Ganta is a member of several professional organizations, including the Texas Medical Association and the Travis County Medical Association. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and certified by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

With over 15 years of experience, 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. It is his ultimate goal to help patients lose weight, reduce risks to their health, enhance their self-esteem, and maintain long-term results.