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Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: Everything You Wanted to Know

Average weight regain after 5 years from Bariatric Surgery ranges from 0 to 10%, depending on on two key factors: 1) The procedure chosen and 2) Patient behavior. However, several non-surgical measures exist to prevent or reverse weight regain. First lets see which procedures cause how much long-term weight loss and average weight regain from […]

How Bariatric Surgery combats premature aging and adds eight years of life to patients

Weight loss through bariatric surgery can help you effectively combat premature aging and add about eight years of extra life, as per a recent study conducted in Vienna. The researchers collected blood samples before surgery and one and two years afterwards. They compared the levels of premature aging markers called Telomeres in the blood before […]

Something Stealing your Sleep?

A character from a French folk tale lends her name to a sleep disorder that many suffer from without even knowing it. It is called Ondine’s Curse or in medical terms Central Hypo-ventilation Syndrome. Ondine was a celestial nymph who fell in love with Palemon, a mortal, who promised to love her with every waking […]

5 Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has more serious future health implications than most parents think. Studies from University of Surrey, UK found increased arterial damage in obese children. The arterial damage aggravates the chances of that child suffering from cardiovascular disease in its adult life. Researchers have established that obese children are more likely to develop type 2 […]

4 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery

4 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery Dr Abhay Agrawal from Mumbai India is one of the foremost leaders of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery . He took up Bariatric Surgery in its nascent days and has played a significant role in growing this specialty it to the level it is at today. In 2002, […]

The Heart of the Matter: Obesity Can Kill

Ask a child what the most vital organ of the human body is. Child will tell you it is the Heart. Ask a mother when she first felt the gush of life within her womb. She will tell you it is when she first sensed her baby’s heartbeat. Ask a spurned lover what the most […]

My Inspiration: Dr Kelvin Higa

The man who inspired me to start Gastric Bypass Surgery for morbidly obese patients is Dr Kelvin Higa from California US who is one of the most prominent Bariatric Surgeons of the world. Our center was one of the first in India in 2004 to offer Gastric Bypass to deserving patients and has a successful […]

Obesity may cause Infertility. Bariatric Surgery may solve both.

Each time you see a baby, does your heart ache instead of rejoicing? The internal turmoil of the one who is unable to conceive is deeply personal and painful. But we are fortunate to live in the modern era when medical science can assist couples facing infertility issues to conceive and experience the joy of […]

Bariatric Surgery Can Resolve Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most discussed topics today due to havoc it creates including reduced lifespans of its patients. Times of India reported last year that an estimated 3.4 million  deaths  are caused due to high blood sugar according to a World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet on diabetes. There are two types of […]