Dr. Bobby and staff
Robotic Bariatric Surgery Specialist
If your BMI is 30 or greater, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.
and keep
it off.
Welcome to Lite Life Surgery! We offer a comprehensive program that includes nutrition and exercise for patients in the Palm Springs area and our services extend through all of Southern California.

We understand that considering bariatric surgery is a life-changing decision and more than just a weight loss surgery. Our highly skilled team can help you achieve your desired body weight and enable you to live a longer, healthier life.
the doctor
1st Robotic
Weight Loss
in Southern California
Dr. Bobby Bhasker Rao has practiced in the Palm Springs area for the past 15 years specializing in cutting-edge robotic weight loss surgery. Dr. Bobby is the key opinion leader and innovator in the field of robotic bariatric surgery. He has been listed as "Top Surgeon in the Nation" by the New York Times every year since 2013.

About Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao MD, Inc

Robotic Bariatric Surgery located in Rancho Mirage, CA

Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao, MD, FACS, Inc. provides a range of surgical and nonsurgical weight loss solutions for adults living in and around Rancho Mirage, California. Fellowship-trained robotic bariatric surgeon Dr. Bobby has extensive training in daVinci® robotic technology to complete laparoscopic surgeries that support consistent and efficient weight loss. The practice empowers men and women to make necessary lifestyle and diet changes that are essential to optimal health.

Dr. Bobby earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. After completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Bobby returned to California to finish his fellowship training in robotic bariatric surgery at the University of California - Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where he also served as a clinical instructor of surgery.

Dr. Bobby is a master of robotic surgery, using his expertise to train and educate other bariatric surgeons. In his private practice, Dr. Bobby performs laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and Lap-Band® surgeries with the daVinci system. He can also use daVinci technology to remove an appendix or gallbladder or treat an inguinal hernia. 

Dr. Bobby works with a skilled team of professionals to create customized nutrition counseling plans. In addition, the team provides personalized wellness services and physical fitness programs that include free exercise classes and peer support groups.

The Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao MD, Inc. staff understands that choosing to have bariatric surgery is a life-altering decision. They take a compassionate, personalized approach to pre-and postsurgical care so individuals can achieve their desired body weight and maintain optimum health for the rest of their lives.

Call Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao MD, Inc. in Rancho Mirage, California, today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Us
Surgeries Available

We offer different types of bariatric surgeries tailored to your individual needs in a caring, supportive environment.
Cutting-edge Technology

Our state-of-the-art robot provides a 3D image and allows for 360-degree wrist rotation, resulting in more precise surgeries.
Obesity Solutions

We provide an extensive follow-up program, diet counseling, nutrient monitoring, and support groups to help maintain your weight.
Patient Success Stories
“Dr. Bobby did not just save my life once, but he saved it twice. At one point in my life, I was over 750 pounds. Today I am proud to say that I am sitting at 230 pounds. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Bobby and the tool he gave me to change my life. Thanks, Dr. Bobby. All the best, and keep moving forward.” - Brian M.
“My surgery was nine months ago. I had zero pain from the surgery. Now, I have reached my goal of 86 pounds down. My dress size went from a 22 to a 6/8. I feel amazing, and I am proud of my appearance. Thank you, Dr. Bobby and team, for giving me my life back and improving my health. You have truly changed my life.”
- Stacie F.
“Dr. Bobby and his staff of lovely, kind, and brilliant angels have changed my life. My surgery was flawless, I was released the next day with zero recovery issues, and have returned to work the following week. I never thought I would be at a healthy weight or ever feel attractive in my clothes. My life is so much better now than in the last 20 years!” - Tanya M.
“I love going into Dr. Bobby’s office. All the girls there are so nice and friendly. Any questions I could ever think to ask about my gastric bypass, Heather and Courtney have answered for me. The team, including Dr. Bobby, is always there when I need them. Forever grateful for this team!” - Haleigh H.
“I’m six months out from my RnR, and I really feel wonderful! No regrets here! The office staff and Dr. Bobby treat you like family. They listen to any questions and all concerns you have and are there day or night to help you. I love my new body & self! I highly recommend them!” - Paula T.
“I Love Dr. Bobby and his staff. They are very professional and very patient. Dr. Bobby is great at what he does. I have never had a doctor that gave you his personal number after undergoing surgery in case you had any concerns or questions. Thank you, Dr. Bobby! You truly are amazing at what you do!” - Louise E.
“Dr. Bobby saved my life! I was 450+ lbs with many health issues, heart problems, diabetes, and high blood pressure. At the time of my surgery, I was 425! That was a little over 3yrs ago, and I was in his office about three days ago, and I'm 226 lbs! No more diabetes, and many health issues were resolved! Thank you, Dr. Bobby! I'm eternally grateful!” - Keith C.
"Dr.Bobby and Courtney and the rest of his staff have been ABSOLUTELY AMAZING to me! The entire staff at Eisenhower was very welcoming and warming to me during my stay for my Gastric Bypass surgery. I was referred to Dr. Bobby from a friend of mine, and I wouldn’t trust anyone else other than Dr. Bobby with any of my loved ones. I appreciate the the communication from him and his office. His staff is always friendly and quick to get back to me. Heather and Courtney are ALWAYS there for me and a huge part of my journey and I truly appreciate this entire office. Thank you all for helping me save my life!" - Anonymous
"Dr. Bobby and his staff provide highly personalized care before, during and after surgery. My surgery and recovery were very smooth. I had little discomfort. Courtney was attentive and helpful as I adjusted to the new dietary needs of my post-bypass body. My emailed questions about foods were always answered promptly. After surgery, Dr. Bobby gave me his cell phone number before I was released from the hospital so I could call if anything went wrong. The office staff made sure multiple follow-up appointments were scheduled before my surgery even took place. I honestly believe this attentive level of pre and post-operative care is as crucial to Dr. Bobby's success as his high level of training, skill and care during the surgery itself. I couldn't have asked for a more skilled surgeon or a more caring team." - Sybil S.
"Dr Bobby and his staff are just amazing people! Always so helpful and ready to help with whatever you need. They are all professional and courteous, making Dr Bobby and his team #1 in my book! I want to personally thank Erica for all her help handling my insurance, setting up my appointments, and handling my disability claim in such a quick manner; the front staff for always finding me answers to any questions that I have; and Courtney for her amazing help as my nutritionist, no one can get thru this without you!! Most importantly, I want to thank Dr Bobby from the bottom of my heart for saving my life, and for giving me the opportunity to live life to the fullest!! I will forever be so grateful for this precious gift! God bless this amazing team!!" - Debbie R.

Rancho Mirage
We offer shaded parking

35900 Bob Hope Dr, Suite 205
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Hours Of Operation:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Start your weight loss journey today!
A longer and healthier life awaits you.