"Lisa Shaikh is a young 20 years old girl, who underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy 1 year ago. She lost 59 kg and came down from 140 kg to 81 kg. from being a youngster who was hesitant to even step out of the house, today she has transformed into a beautiful girl brimming with confidence and ready to take on life!"
Surgery is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing branches of medicine. This is probably the only stream where a knife that symbolises the epitome of violence is ironically used for healing. As surgeons we use the instruments meant to kill people, to do the exactly opposite… to save them. More often than not, surgery is
Author: Mariam Lakdawala- (Registered Dietician) Ramadan is believed to be a month of fasting and feasting. It involves being without food and water from sunrise until sunset. The meal consumed before sunrise is called ‘sehri’ or ‘suhoor’ and the meal after sunset is called ‘iftar’. This year the holy month of Ramadan has fallen during
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker Bariatric Surgeon, Mumbai “A picture speaks a thousand words”. In February 2016, the cover page of Diabetes Care, one of the best international journals in the field of diabetes, carried a picture of a surgery being performed in the military hospital in the first world war. This was not only the
It is that moment when deep inside, you know that you are fighting a losing battle, And yet you don’t want to give up. It is that moment when you so wish for a miracle to happen, But somewhere you know miracles happen only in fairy tales. It is that moment when you pull together
This morning while preparing for a presentation on “childhood obesity” I happened to read that, “this is the first generation of kids who may not outlive their parents“. Now, I am a doctor, a bariatric surgeon to be precise, but I am also a mother to a four years old. There is obviously no prize to guess