Sometime people ask why do I practice from many locations. Am I hedging my risk?
No. Actual reasons might sound counter-intuitive.
First, our patients can choose a location they want for their consultation, surgery and post-operative care.
Second, it preserves our autonomy to take the best clinical decision every time. As surgeons we are outcome driven whereas hospitals are process driven. Being attached to many hospitals provides us with the flexibility to match a patient condition with the center that is best suited to achieve the outcome.
Whereas if we are tied full-time to one hospital, all our decisions will have to be within the boundaries and rules and regulations of that hospital.
There is a constraint too. Bariatric and other advanced Laparoscopic surgeries that we perform need advanced equipments, state-of-the art operating theaters and well trained staff. Hence we need to be selective about Hospitals that we operate at.
All these efforts are worthwhile because there is nothing more satisfying than to cure a patient by pooling the best of the facilities, people with our skills. Its the least we could do in return of the trust and faith our patients place in us.
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.
For appointments, call on +91 22 2888 6666