CARE Hospitals, Bhubaneswar announced the launch of a Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure Program (ESG) led by Dr. Mohit Bhandari who has performed more than 12,000 Bariatric Surgeries and has operated in more than 70 countries that have gained him national and international attention in the presence of Shree Naba Kishore Das, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha.
Dr. Bhandari has trained more than 500 surgeons for performing bariatric surgeries. In 2012, Dr.Bhandari performed the first documented obesity surgery in Asia, operating on an Asian women weighing 350 kg. He also performed bariatric surgery on a 6-year-old boy in 2013, the youngest person on record to receive such surgery in India. Dr.Bhandari entered the Limca Book of Records in 2015 by performing 25 bariatric surgeries in an 11-hour period, performing the feat with the help of a 40 person team. He is known for his work in laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery. Dr. Mohit Bhandari was one of the first to perform robotic bariatric surgery in India. He is also the first in India to perform Single anastomosis duodenal-Ileal Switch.
Speaking on the occasion Shree Naba Kishore Das, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha said:
Health care sector has developed tremendously. Today Dr. Mohit has come to Care hospital. I came to know from him that this program is going to be very beneficial for the people. Previously people use to go out of Odisha to avail this facility. But now they can get the facility of metabolic surgery or Non-Surgical Weight Loss in Odisha itself. In fact, the diabetic people can also get benefits of this facility. This is a matter of pride for Odisha and I Welcome Dr. Bhandari and my govt is ready for all kinds of support to him in this cause.
Addressing a Media Briefing at CARE Hospitals Bhubaneswar Dr. Mohit Bhandari Consultant Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon said that obesity is a growing problem, making half of the population overweight. Millions are suffering from severe obesity issues, it is a major cause of premature death and leads to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, degenerative joint disease and many others. We are addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, research and upgradation. We are educating patients about the problem and help them get the best solution. Equal emphasis is laid on their safety and comfort, to make their weight loss journey smooth and effective. Globally today, an estimated 1.5 billion adults are overweight or obese and this is expected to rise to more than 3 billion people by 2030. India today has over 30 million people with obesity and this is expected to rise to 70 million by 2025.
Bariatric Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is a new-fangled weight-loss procedure. It reduces the size of a stomach using an endoscopic suturing device without the need for surgery. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, could be just a perfect procedure for anyone who does not want to disclose the secret of their weight loss. Also it is completely safe effective and has excellent results. This can be a revolutionary procedure to stop obesity at the right time in anyone’s life. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty leads to significant weight loss by limiting the capacity to eat. This procedure should be followed by a commitment to a healthier lifestyle for sustained results. Adopting an exercise routine and healthy diet post procedure will benefit a lot to decrease Gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. Patients can lose 15-25 kg depending on multiple factors through this procedure as this is more of a cosmetic non-surgical procedure.