Department of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery


Оспанов Орал Базарбаевич

Head of the Department
a Doctor of Medicine Science, professor. He is honored inventor of Kazakhstan, best teacher of Medical University Astana (2012). President of the association " Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons of Kazakhstan (SBMSK)", founder and President of Association of Endoscopic Surgery of Kazakhstan (AESK)" (since 2011), the member of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES), the member of General Council of the World Federation of surgery of obesity and metabolic disturbances (IFSO-EC), the member of the international IFSO-EC consultative group. He is honorary professor of the National Surgical Center of the Kyrgyz Republic. Professor O.B. Ospanov is a founder of laparoscopic bariatric and metabolic surgery in the Republic of Kazakhstan (since 2006). SBMSK is admitted to the European department of the World Federation of surgery of obesity and metabolic disturbances (IFSO) under his management, and O.B. Ospanov is elected the Member of General Council of this World Federation. Besides, he is elected the member of the international consultative group of the European department of IFSO-EC. Professor Oral B. Ospanov is a founder of technology "Bariatric surgery in treatment of a metabolic syndrome (diabetes mellitus 2nd type, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), dislipidemy, arterial hypertension, obesity). He has solid experience of treatment of diabetes mellitus 2nd type using bariatric (reducing body weight) operations with the expressed metabolic anti-diabetic effect. He is the developer author of a unique laparoscopic gastric bypass without use of expensive staplers. The technology is called «Laparoscopic band-separated one anastomosis gastric bypass ". Oral B. Ospanov is awarded a medal «Денсаулық сақтау ісіне қосқан үлесі ушін» by the Minister of health and social development of Kazakhstan (№414 от 27.05.2016). Professor is an owner of prestigious foreign awards: the European award of N.I. Pirogov, a medal of L.V. Poluektov of the academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Science "For outstanding achievements in surgery", a medal of Robert Koch, the ranks "Honorary Scientist of Europe" and "Medical Person of Year" appropriated by the International Oxford committee in 2014. Oral B. Ospanov is an author more than 270 publications and 11 monographs; he has 21 patents for inventions. He is awarded with a rank "Honored Inventor of the Republic of Kazakhstan". In 2016 he got the medal "For a contribution to development of Health Care of the Republic of Kazakhstan". Professor O.B. Ospanov is the founder of bariatric school in Kazakhstan, is the author of the innovation methods of surgical treatment of a metabolic syndrome, he holds the regular training master classes for surgeons in various regions of the country.


Токпанов Серик Имакович

Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Бекбосынов Асхат Жунусович

Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Хасенов Руслан Ерсайнович

Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Балтабаев Дулат Давлетович


Кульбака Сергей Александрович


Хасенова Асель Жанабековна


Фурсов Роман Александрович


Тулетова А.С.


Абдуллина Ж.Х.

lab assistant

Formation story

On February 27, 2012 the department of endosurgery was created by the rector of the Medical university Astana, MD, professor Mazhit Z. Shaydarov. In 2017 the department was renamed to the laparoscopic and bariatric surgery department by initiative of Board of directors of Medical University Astana.


First of all, this is development of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Secondly, it is implementation of educational programs with the national standard of education of the higher professional and postgraduate education.

Thirdly, this is training of medical personnel according to the national standard of education of the Republic Kazakhstan and the principles of evidential medicine.

Fourthly, these are development and deployment of training programs, syllabuses, teaching programs on disciplines. This is carrying out all types of education.

Fifthly, it is implementation of complex methodical and organizational ensuring educational process, carrying out a practical training on exercise machines, simulators and in the operating room.


These are training of surgeons of new methods of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, standardization and development of clinical protocols in laparoscopic operations, introduction in practical healthcare of hi-tech endovideosurgical interventions.

The main priority areas of work of department are development of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery of Kazakhstan, universal introduction of modern techniques, technologies and also preparation of highly specialized scientific and pedagogical personnel.


Staff of department annually carries out the congresses:

- The Kazakhstan International congress on Bariatric and Metabolic surgery (KaSBariMeT);

Congress of the Kazakhstan Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (KAES).

Staff of department annually makes reports at the international conferences.

The innovation techniques protected by patents take root into practical health care. The staff of department introduces the innovation methods of training. Exit cycles are annually carried out in regions of Kazakhstan.

O.B. Ospanov’s pupils defended 10 dissertations (from them 2 doctoral dissertation, 1 PhD dissertation, 1 Master's thesis) under his management.

Now Oral B. Ospanov directs 4 PhD, 3 masters, 2 applicants of degree of doctors of medicine. Residents of the general surgery («6R112700») study at this department.

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