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 severity and prognosis of COVID 19 infection. Till date, Bariatric surgery remains the only effective option for sustained weight loss in patients suffering from clinically severe obesity. These guidelines will help surgeons to prepare for possible recommencement of bariatric surgery in a safe manner for patients suffering from obesity.
Kudos to the leadership of our President OSSI- Dr. Manish Khaitan for guiding us and ofcourse to Dr. Sandeep Aggarwal for threading this extremely important document together.
Let’s hope that this pandemic settles soon and in the meantime we do right by our patients as we resume bariatric surgery across the country.
Please click on the link to read the guidelines-