Bariatric Surgery

THE EXPERIENCED DOCTOR

THE EXPERIENCED DOCTOR

©️Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker This morning as I was getting ready to go to the hospital, I looked in the mirror and a streak of grey hair caught my attention. I paused for a moment and a bittersweet emotion passed through me. As a doctor, […]

DOWN THE MEMORY LANE

DOWN THE MEMORY LANE

My father is known in the family for his humongous collection of stamps and rare first day covers. All through my childhood, I waited for the day when he would pass this precious collection to his first born child, which is obviously me! Well, as […]

GRATITUDE

GRATITUDE

©️Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker I love sitting around in the surgical lounge for a bit after the surgery is over. It is usually here that we end up meeting our colleagues and have some light banter. We talk about this and that and then get […]

Learn to just be

Learn to just be

LEARN TO JUST BE Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker It fills me with wonder when I look at the sky,Its a beautiful blue as far as I can see with my eye,Rays of the glowing sun peep through the clouds with silver lining,And pretty birds soar […]

MY REFLECTIONS ON THE SEASIDE

MY REFLECTIONS ON THE SEASIDE

Endearing is the innocence of childhood that believes in the pure joy of creating castles of sand. Children don’t get demotivated when these castles are washed away by the waves of the sea. It is inspiring to see their enthusiasm about making another one the […]

Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) Recommendations for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) Recommendations for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Very proud to be a part of this committee of experienced bariatric surgeons in India to help in formulating these important guidelines for resumption of #bariatricsurgery during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. #Obesity has emerged as one of the most serious risk factors affecting the […]

A Dose of Realistic Optimism for Surgeons

A Dose of Realistic Optimism for Surgeons

“Action, heroism, certainty and optimism”, are some of the key tenets of surgical culture all across the world. However, in today’s times surgeons have been compelled to cope up with, “inaction, fearfulness, uncertainty and some degree of pessimism”. To say that COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted […]

HAPPY NURSE’S WEEK

HAPPY NURSE’S WEEK

As a young and inexperienced intern, my first surgical knot was taught to me by an OR nurse. After I joined surgery, my first breathless day in minor OT was supervised by a senior nurse who could do the excisions and sutures seamlessly and took […]

Metabolic surgery for treatment of Diabesity- A reality

Metabolic surgery for treatment of Diabesity- A reality

  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 […]

Using bariatric surgery to fight obesity

Using bariatric surgery to fight obesity

Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon In the last week amongst the other patients I saw, there was one with a history of a stroke a few days back, one with a history of stroke, 2 years ago and a young lady with […]