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What did I do wrong?- A page from a surgeon’s diary.

What did I do wrong?- A page from a surgeon’s diary.

By Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon There are only two types of surgeons. Those who have had surgical complications and those who are going to have. The law of averages catches up with us eventually. As the old adge goes, if you […]

BARIATRIC SURGERY – Should Children Have It

BARIATRIC SURGERY – Should Children Have It

Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker Bariatric and Laparoscopic GI Surgeon, Global Hospital, Parel; Apollo group of hospitals, Currae hospital, Thane; Namaha and Suchak Hospitals, Kandivali and Malad It is widely believed that the cohort of children born in the year 2000 in the USA, may live […]

I AM A PERSON, NOT JUST A PHONE NUMBER

I AM A PERSON, NOT JUST A PHONE NUMBER

©Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker Come December and its the season of weddings. Be it DeepVeer, Nickyanka or the Ambani extravaganza, this year it seems to be unending. Social media has gone into a frantic frenzy with hundreds of shared images of exquisite wedding locales, star […]

DOCTOR WE TRUST YOU!

DOCTOR WE TRUST YOU!

©Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker As the year comes to an end, we finally wrapped up writing, editing, rediting and re-re- editing our book on doctor- patient relationships. Oh no…dont get me wrong! This is not a promotional post! Those will come later :), closer to […]

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT BARIATRIC SURGERY

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT BARIATRIC SURGERY

Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker Bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeon, Mumbai draparnagovil@gmail.com, www.bestbariatricsurgeon.org, +919819566618   Obesity is defined as a condition where a patient has accumulated so much body fat that it may have a negative impact on their health. A person is considered to be obese […]

Quality versus Quantity Nutrition

Quality versus Quantity Nutrition

Author- Mariam Lakdawala (Registered Dietician) Common questions I generally get from my patients suffering from obesity, “I don’t eat much, still why am I gaining weight?” “I eat less than one of my friend, but why is she so thin and I am not?” My […]

How to manage Reactive Hypoglycemia?

How to manage Reactive Hypoglycemia?

Author- Mariam Lakdawala, Registered Dietician The most common observation made among diabetic patients is that they generally grab on sugar or sugary beverages when they get hypoglycaemic (a drop in the blood sugar levels). But are these sugar shots really helpful? Temporarily – yes, but […]

Bariatric Surgery – How to maintain weight when the “Honeymoon” Wears off

Bariatric Surgery – How to maintain weight when the “Honeymoon” Wears off

Mariam Lakdawala, Bariatric nutritionist; Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker, Bariatric Surgeon Honeymoon period is basically the golden period in the first year post bariatric surgery wherein the patient experiences drastic weight loss. Obesity surgery leads to weight loss through a combination of various mechanisms such as […]

Hair-fall after bariatric surgery

Hair-fall after bariatric surgery

Author: Mariam Lakdawala RD Bariatric nutritionist and diabetic educator     Hair loss is one of the most important concerns that patients have after weight-loss/bariatric surgery. In the first 6 months, more than normal amount of hair fall may be experienced depending upon the age, gender, genetic […]

How to choose a Protein Powder after Bariatric Surgery?

How to choose a Protein Powder after Bariatric Surgery?

Author: Mariam Lakdawala, RD Bariatric nutritionist and diabetic educator My last blog emphasized on the importance of protein supplementation post weight loss/bariatric surgery. It is extremely important to meet the protein requirements (especially for vegetarians) to prevent or decrease the consequences of possible protein insufficiency after […]