SGM date: 21st June 2020
Timing: 3:30-5:00 pm, Online on Google Meet
Theme: Mission Recover
Focusing on one of the most common concern faced by our patients, the aim of this month’s online support group meeting was to clear their myths and questions around – ‘Weight Regain’.
We started the meeting by introducing our new team member, Dr. Bhakti Murkey, a consulting psychiatrist (MD). She gave some easy to follow tips on how to combat stress and anxiety amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Our dietician, Ms. Mariam Lakdawala, spoke about few common causes of weight regain post bariatric surgery and how can it be tackled through diet and drug therapy. She concluded the talk by giving out the message that patients should not blame themselves for weight regain. At the same time they must not be complacent but be more proactive in reporting weight regain of more than 5 kg.
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker and, Ms. Miloni Sancheti Shah (RD), answered queries raised by our patients. They helped the patients understand that the ultimate goal is to develop healthy diet and exercise pattern and everything else will fall in place. Compliance with follow-ups post surgery with the bariatric surgeon and dietician is the best remedy!