About the Provider

Dr. Bala Thatigotla is a bariatric, gastrointestinal, general and robotic surgeon with over a decade of experience in performing a wide range of advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. He specializes in bariatric procedures such as Roux en y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, along with complex revision bariatric surgeries. Dr. Thatigotla has an extensive amount of experience performing procedures for diseases of gall-bladder, bile duct, esophageal, gastrectomy, colon surgeries and hernia procedures using minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques.

Dr. Thatigotla completed his residency in general surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Bronx Lebanon Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Thatigotla went on to complete a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic bariatric and robotic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Thatigotla has his master’s in business administration with a health care specialization from University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Thatigotla is board certified in general surgery, Metabolic &bariatric surgery, obesity medicine and health care quality management. Before joining WakeMed as the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss, Dr. Thatigotla has held several leadership positions including Director of Bariatric Surgery, Chairman of Surgery, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Director of surgical service line operations. He has been a member and leader of various professional surgical organizations and received various teaching, quality and patient choice awards throughout his career.

Dr. Thatigotla believes in a well-rounded, comprehensive, holistic patient care approach. From the very first interaction and throughout the patient’s health care journey, he strives to make patients feel supported and heard. Outside of work, Dr. Thatigotla enjoys playing tennis, long distance road biking and traveling.

Surgeries Performed

•Bariatric Endoscopy Procedures •BPD w/ Duodenal Switch •Gastric Banding •Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion •Laparoscopic BPD w/ Duodenal Switch •Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Other Gastric Bypass •Other Gastric Restriction •Pediatric (Patients Under 18) •Revision/Conversion of Prior Procedure •Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileostomy •Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy 


Cary, NC USA
Cary, NC USA