Raipur Physicians Host Dr Abhay Agrawal’s Lecture on Bariatric Surgery

It was a walk down the memory lane for Dr Abhay who performed Chhattisgarh’s first Bariatric surgery in 2008, when he addressed last week a strong gathering of 100 esteemed physicians and surgeons at the Raipur IMA (Indian Medical Association) meet.

Dr Abhay shared how Bariatric and metabolic surgeries have evolved as well-established and long-term solutions for morbid obesity and associated co-morbidities such as Diabetes.

Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue caused by overeating and a lack of self-control. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.), along with National and International medical and scientific societies, now recognize obesity as a chronic progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental and genetic factors that needs special attention and treatment.

The fact that reputed physician bodies such as ADA (American Diabetes Association) and AAFP (American Association of Family Physicians) now acknowledge the benefits of Bariatric Surgery has helped raise awareness and  acceptance of Bariatric surgery significantly more than what it was in 2008.

Dr Abhay in his lecture covered many key points such as minimal invasiveness of this surgery that makes the post-surgery period painless and allows discharge in one or two days,  overall cost effectiveness, preventing weight regain even after 7-10 years after surgery etc.

The session was well received by IMA and Dr Abhay felt honored and privileged for getting an opportunity to interact with such an informed audience.