Mariam Lakdawala speaking at Tata Power with Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker
Mariam Lakdawala, bariatric nutritionist, talks about the importance of following a healthy lifestyle and a good diet for people who work in shift duties. Thanks to Tata Power for extending the invitation and realizing that good health is imperative for their employees.
Sofia Shaikh talks about her weight loss journey with Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker
Sofia Shaikh underwent Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy by Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker in March 2016. She has lost more than 50 kg. Bariatric surgery is the only proven method for sustained weight loss in patients suffering from clinically severe obesity or morbid obesity. Bariatric surgery is not a short cut to weight loss. These patients have tried all other avenues multiple times and failed to lose weight. Surgery leads to massive weight loss over a period of 18 to 24 months. It is imperative to follow a healthy diet and exercise regime after surgery to maintain the weight loss in a healthy way. Morbid obesity is a disease and bariatric surgery is the only available treatment option at the moment.
Mariam Lakdawala- Bariatric Nutritionist with Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker talks about imp of follow up
Bariatric surgery needs teamwork. Surgery is a one time event in the life of the patient and surgeon has to lead by example in setting a culture of care in the unit. The ultimate success of any bariatric program is directly proportional to dedication of the diet experts and counsellors who handhold the patients pre and post surgery and resolve every tiny little problem faced by them. A bariatric team must have a culture to support in every possible way.. small or big!
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker talking about clinically severe obesity and its complications
As a bariatric surgeon I see people suffering from morbid obesity on a daily basis. I think obesity is the “new emperor of all maladies”. It affects each and every part of the body and leada to an increase in risk factors ultimately leading to death. People must realize that if they do not seek treatment on time, irreversible changes happen in their bodies.
Pushpa Deshmukh lost 45 kg after Bariatric Surgery by Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker
Bariatric surgery gives another chance at life to people suffering from morbid obesity. Pushpa Deshmukh underwent Laparoscopic Roux en y gastric bypass by Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker and has come down from 140 kg to 95 kg. She manages her shop all alone and works for more than 10 hours every day now.
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker talks on Childhood Obesity
As a parent I can influence one child, as a doctor probably a few hundreds but teachers have an immense power to be able to influence many generations. I believe that they are one of the biggest stakeholders of health in children. Schools are certainly not the root cause of childhood obesity, but they can definitely be a place for the “solution”. Schools can and must become an example where children learn lessons of a lifetime of good health! Honored to have spoken about “Childhood Obesity” alongwith other wellness experts like Mickey Mehta, Madhuri Ruia and Veechi Shahi
Pushpa Kadam shares her experience after bariatric procedure- Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker
Pushpa Kadam from Kalwa was suffering from Morbid obesity and uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. She underwent an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and lost 5 kg within the first month itself. Her diabetes is also under control. Blood sugars have come down from 350 to 140 gm%. She shares her experience post surgery. There is nothing to fear. Bariatric procedures are safe and most patients do well after surgery.
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker – Pre bariatric surgery upper GI endoscopy
Upper GI Endoscopy is a must before any bariatric procedure. It is important to know if there is any reflux esophagitis, any ulcers or Barrette’s esophagus. UGI Endoscopy also shows us the presence or absence of hiatus hernia. In the presence of a hiatus hernia a Roux en y gastric bypass is the best procedure to be performed. An antral biospy for H. Pylori testing must also be performed and in case the biospy is positive, eradication of H. Pylori must be done prior to surgery. Any other abnormalities such as polyps, neuro-endocrine tumors etc may also be picked up during endoscopy.
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About Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is an accomplished Bariatric Surgeon and Laparoscopic GI Surgeon. Extremely passionate about her field of specialization. She completed her MBBS and MS in General Surgery in 2006, from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sewagram. Set up in 1967 by none other than the first health minister of India, Ms. Sushila Nayar, MGIMS is deeply rooted in Gandhian ethics. Read more