"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!"
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker Bariatric and Laparoscopic GI Surgeon, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Surat It is widely believed that the cohort of children born in the year 2000 in the USA, may live sicker or may not outlive their parents. With 19.3% of Indian children being either overweight or obese, we too are staring
The other day I saw a tweet from United Nations about the gap in gender pay parity. “Worldover……women across professions, earn 20 to 30% less than men.” It has been a week and I just cannot get the figures out of my system. I googled the figures for pay parity in healthcare and there
Author: Mariam Lakdawala (Registered Dietician) With every 3rd patient walking up to me and asking for a ketogenic diet, I was curious to know if it is really a healthy way to lose weight. I typed ketogenic diet on Google, and was surprised to see so many trial diets, websites offering delivery of ketogenic diet
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