An Honor and Homecoming

For two reasons, delivering an oration at Lokamanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMG) Mumbai was an opportunity Dr Abhay Agrawal greatly cherished last month.

One, to return as an expert speaker within the same walls where he was once a student- which was both joyous and humbling experience.

Two, its a great honour to speak at the prestigeous Trinity Conference in its eighth year that attracted a large number of medical students from across the world as well as many luminaries that included his own teachers from LTMG.

“Is Diabesity a Surgical Disease?” was Dr. Agrawal’s oration topic.

Dr. Agrawal used this special occasion to interact with young students who have started their journey in the field of medicine and to share his pioneering insights as a global expert in permanently resolving type 2 Diabetes in both obese and non obese patients by performing Laparoscopic Weight Loss and Diabetes Surgeries.

The oration was very well received with a question and answer session at the end enriched by curious students in the audience.

Dr Abhay Agrawal Demonstrate Diabetes Surgery at OSSICON International Conference

Diverted Ileal Transposition is nothing but a type of Bariatric Surgery used to cure uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes in non-obese patients of Diabetes. Dr Abhay Agrawal is one of the very few experts in the world in this surgery with vast experience. Hence he was invited to demonstrate a live surgery as a Faculty at the international conference of Bariatric Surgeons called OSSICON conducted at Chennai last weekend.

Dr Abhay Agrawal along with his co-faculty at the conference completed this surgery safely, successfully and also in record time.

On a separate note, Dr Agrawal was also re-elected as Executive Committee member of the OSSI (Obesity Surgery Society of India) for one more term due to his teamwork and noteworthy contributions to the OSSI.

Prestigious Fellowship Awarded to Dr Abhay Agrawal

Dr Abhay Agrawal was conferred with the highly coveted Fellowship of Association of Indian Surgeons (FAIS) at this year’s National Conference of the Association at Jaipur December 2017.

FAIS an accolade awarded to a select few surgeons over the years by Association of Surgeons of India.

Dr Agrawal’s commitment to Surgical Excellence reinforced by his Safety, Efficacy and Academic accomplishments earned him this fellowship.

In his formidable career as the leading Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Metabolic surgeon he has been bestowed with many Indian and International honors and recognition.

This special recognition inspires us to stay dedicated in our service to our patients and do more.


About Dr Abhay Agrawal:Dr Abhay Agrawal is a world-class expert in all types of Bariatric surgeries: Mini Gastric Bypass, Roux-en- y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Ileal Transposition (Diabetes Surgery) with vast experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Dr Agrawal is one of the few in world to be certified as International Surgeon of Excellence from the non-profit accreditation organisation Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) USA.

He has treated more than 4000 patients with Bariatric surgery and his Bariatric program is well known for consistent and high quality results in long term weight loss as he personally treats every patient.

Dr Agrawal is available for consultations and surgeries at his own Center for Obesity and Diabetes Control (CODC) Malad East; SevenHills Hospital Andheri East; and Apollo Spectra Hospital Tardeo, at Mumbai, India.

For appointments, call or what’s app on +91 98210 32169 or email at drabhay@gmail.com

Dr Abhay Agrawal Moderates Diabetes Surgery Discussion National Meet of Surgeons

Dr Agrawal with Honorable Health Minister of TN

Dr Abhay Agrawal who is an international expert in Diabetes Surgery, that totally resolves Diabetes (Type 2) in Obese and Non Obese patients, was invited to moderate a panel discussion of renowned Surgeons at Laparofit National meet held at Coimbatore.

Dr Abhay Agrawal, who is one of the foremost Indian surgeons to offer the Ileal Transposition (Medical name for Diabetes Surgery) in the country and with vast experience in this procedure had the privilege of moderating the interactive session on how this surgery helps patient to totally stop diabetes medications as the sugar levels come back to normal permanently after surgery.

On the sidelines of this meeting, Dr Agrawal also had a meeting with Honorable Health Minister of Tamilnadu Mr Vijayabaskar who is instrumental in including Bariatric Surgery in state sponsored procedures.

Center for Obesity and Diabetes Control thanks Dr Praveen Raj who organized this high impact meeting for inviting Dr Abhay Agrawal and thanks Dr C Palanivelu, the doyen of laparoscopic surgery who graced the conference with his illuminating insights.

With Host Dr Praveen Raj


About Dr Abhay Agrawal:Dr Abhay Agrawal is a world-class expert in all types of Bariatric surgeries: Mini Gastric Bypass, Roux-en- y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Ileal Transposition (Diabetes Surgery) with vast experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Dr Agrawal is one of the few in world to be certified as International Surgeon of Excellence from the non-profit accreditation organisation Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) USA.

He has treated more than 4000 patients with Bariatric surgery and his Bariatric program is well known for consistent and high quality results in long term weight loss as he personally treats every patient.

Dr Agrawal is available for consultations and surgeries at his own Center for Obesity and Diabetes Control (CODC) Malad East; SevenHills Hospital Andheri East; and Apollo Spectra Hospital Tardeo, at Mumbai, India.

For appointments, call or what’s app on +91 98210 32169 or email at drabhay@gmail.com

Dr Abhay Agrawal’s Diabetes Surgery Lecture at National Conference of Laparoscopic Surgeons at Jaipur Well Received

It was like homecoming for Dr Agrawal whose roots are from Jaipur.

In a meeting of expert surgeons here last weekend, Dr Agrawal delivered a scientific lecture on why he favors Ileal Transposition Surgery to permanently resolve Type 2 Diabetes in Obese as well as Non-Obese patients.

This life-changing surgery alters how food is digested in patients suffering from Type-2 Diabetes. Rearranged metabolism(digestion) helps patients achieve normal sugar levels permanently with no help from diabetes tablets or insulin injections. In most cases, glucose levels become normal even before patients are discharged from the hospital.

Reversed diabetes in-turn reverses or prevents host of other complications of diabetes such as heart disease, kidney and eyesight losses, foot amputation due to gangrene etc.

Dr Agrawal is a National expert in Ileal Transposition or Diabetes Surgery and hence was invited to share his experience at this 10th annual congress of Society of Endo-Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (SELSI).


 

About Dr Abhay Agrawal:

Dr Abhay Agrawal is a world-class expert in all types of Bariatric surgeries: Mini Gastric Bypass, Roux-en- y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Ileal Transposition (Diabetes Surgery) with vast experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Dr Agrawal is one of the few in world to be certified as International Surgeon of Excellence from the non-profit accreditation organisation Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) USA.

He has treated more than 4000 patients with Bariatric surgery and his Bariatric program is well known for consistent and high quality results in long term weight loss as he personally treats every patient.

Dr Agrawal is available for consultations and surgeries at his own Center for Obesity and Diabetes Control (CODC) Malad East; SevenHills Hospital Andheri East; and Apollo Spectra Hospital Tardeo, at Mumbai, India.

For appointments, call or what’s app on +91 98210 32169 or email at drabhay@gmail.com

Dr Abhay Agrawal Participates as Faculty at National Consensus Meet on Bariatric Surgery

Leading Bariatric Surgeons of India were invited to Delhi last weekend to discuss their experiences and outcomes in the Indian scenario.

Best practices on indications, choice of procedure, technique during surgery, post operative nutrition, dealing with complications etc topics were deliberated to minimize potential controversies, between different surgeons performing the same procedure, due to varied experiences.

Dr Agrawal took part in this panel discussions as National Expert in Mini Gastric Bypass which is a newer and hybrid Bariatric surgery to offer the best of two procedures- sleeve and gastric bypass- in one to the patients with excellent results. Dr Agrawal also shared his pioneering and large experience of Diabetes Surgery which can treat non-obese individuals too with permanent resolution of Type 2 diabetes.

 


About Dr Abhay Agrawal:

Dr Abhay Agrawal is a world-class expert in all types of Bariatric surgeries: Mini Gastric Bypass, Roux-en- y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Ileal Transposition (Diabetes Surgery) with vast experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Dr Agrawal is one of the few in world to be certified as International Surgeon of Excellence from the non-profit accreditation organisation Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) USA.

He has treated more than 4000 patients with Bariatric surgery and his Bariatric program is well known for consistent and high quality results in long term weight loss as he personally treats every patient.

Dr Agrawal is available for consultations and surgeries at his own Center for Obesity and Diabetes Control (CODC) Malad East; SevenHills Hospital Andheri East; and Apollo Spectra Hospital Tardeo, at Mumbai, India.

For appointments, call or what’s app on +91 98210 32169 or email at drabhay@gmail.com

Rwanda (East Africa) Government Invites Dr Abhay Agrawal

Rwanda Military Hospital hosted a discussion with Dr Abhay Agrawal for local Doctors on how could the healthcare services could be improved to serve patients better.

With average life expectancy of only 53 years, Rwanda on the other hand is a fast growing economy with focus on improving various services including healthcare.

Dr Agrawal emphasised on raising standards of care by elevating outcomes, infrastructure,wellness experience and service quality.

Rwanda Doctors had a very interactive session with Dr Agrawal that included shortlisting priorities and chalking out next steps.

Dr Agrawal also met Dr Ndahiro Military General of Rwanda during this visit.

 

Dr Ndahiro Military General Rwanda & Dr Agrawal

Rwanda Military Hospital

Another successful visit to Raipur

Dr Abhay Agrawal was at Raipur again last week as a part of strategic partnership between Dr Agrawal’s Center for Obesity and Diabetes Control Mumbai and Kalda Hospital Raipur to offer Bariatric Surgery Solutions for patients in Raipur and Chattisgarh.

A mini gastric bypass and a sleeve gastrectomy were performed this time by Dr Agrawal on two shortlisted patients.

Also the patient operated last time has lost significant weight and is feeling on top of the world.

Dr Abhay Agrawal Trains Young Surgeons in 3D Lap Surgery at International Fellowship Course.

Dr Agrawal under Faculty Banner at the Venue

Just as 3D movie experience provides more immersion for viewers than 2D, the latest technology of 3D laparoscopic surgery provides quicker understanding of operating sites to Surgeons versus the conventional 2D lap surgery.

This means 20-25% less time under anaesthesia for patients because 3D visualization helps Surgeons complete a laparoscopic surgery safer and faster compared to 2D.

Dr Abhay Agrawal was invited last week as Faculty to the highly reputed Mohak International Fellowship Course at Indore along with many noted international and national faculties. Dr Agrawal trained young surgeons in Fine arts of Bariatric Surgery using 3D visualization.

Despite significant advantages, 3D lap surgery is still not widely used due to high costs of equipment. It costs about 3 times the 2D system.

Dr Agrawal’s Center for Obesity and Diabetes Control (CODC) is one of the few centers in the country to offer 3D Lap Surgery without charging any premium to the patients.

With 3D lap surgeries, his center reduces surgery time further, adding to patient advantage.

Dr Abhay Agrawal at Asia Pacific Conference Speaks on Resolving Diabetes Complications with Bariatric Surgery

The meeting was IFSO which brought more than 500 internationally acclaimed surgeons, researchers and pioneers from 18 countries across the world.

The location was Goa but nothing was further in the audience minds than beach and the sands due to high quality clinical interactions between surgical leaders such as Dr Kelvin Higa from US who is the worlwide president of IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders) and medical leaders such as Dr Lee Kaplan from US who is a world renowned physician in metabolic disorders. Dr. Kelvin Higa is also Dr Agrawal’s mentor who inspired him to take up Gastric bypass surgery.

At the Conference Dr Agrawal was invited as Faculty to share his experience in resolving microvascular complications arising from diabetes, through Bariatric surgery in his morbidly obese patients.

Diabetes leads to microvascular complications which include damage to eyes (retinopathy) leading to blindness, to kidneys (nephropathy) leading to renal failure and to nerves (neuropathy) leading to impotence and diabetic foot disorders which may progress to amputation in severe cases.

In his presentation Dr Agrawal shared how bariatric and metabolic surgeries have resolved progression of microvascular complications in his patients and have also led to long-term weight loss.

The theme of the conference was “Diabesity”- a term coined by WHO (World Health Organisation) to bring under focus the close association between Obesity and Diabetes.

Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue caused by overeating and a lack of self-control. The WHO, as well as other national and international medical and scientific societies have defined obesity as a chronic progressive disease that results from multiple environmental and genetic factors and must be tackled with special attention and treatment.

Bariatric surgery is now considered the most reliable and evidence-based solution for obese patients to attain long-term weight loss and resolve related complications in morbidly obese patients.

The presentation was very well received by the visiting experts. And, for Dr Abhay it was a matter of great honour to have the opportunity to share his experience with the top surgeons of Asia Pacific and the world.

 

Dr Agrawal with Dr Higa (centre) and Dr Frydenberg

Dr Abhay Agrawal with Dr Lee Kaplan world renowned physician in metabolic disorders

Scenic Goa beach captured by Dr Agrawal’s camara