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THE NOWHERE PEOPLE

THE NOWHERE PEOPLE

They were everywhere and yet they were nowhere,They were invisible and yet their presence was felt most profoundly,They created the skyscrapers and yet had no roof on their heads,They took care of our kids while theirs cried of hunger,They walked for thousands of miles, while […]

कहते हैं कि लाइफ में कुछ चीजें सदाबहार होती हैं

कहते हैं कि लाइफ में कुछ चीजें सदाबहार होती हैं

” कहते हैं कि लाइफ में कुछ चीजें सदाबहार होती हैं “, ©️ Aparna Govil Bhasker बचपन वाली शैतानियों कि मस्ती कि चमक आखों में जब दिखे तो सदाबहार होती है, दोस्तों के बेकार सा जोक सुनाने पर भी जब एक मीठी सी हंसी आ […]

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 pride and interest in teaching the young ones in surgery (believe me no one even looked at us at that time).

As the only female PG in the whole surgery department, they were my best buddies, and after a long day in OR when no canteens would be open, I always knew where to look for food and always found it there without fail.

As I became a surgeon, their watchful eyes and insights during surgery helped prevent many a complications and I will always be grateful for that.

Always more systematic and always more dedicated, our nurses work silently day in and day out with the just one goal in mind and see to it that, “every patient on their watch gets the care that they deserve”.

Here’s to the innumerable cups of coffee, the shared tiffins and all the little and sometimes big favours that you have done to us!

Wish you all a very Happy Nurses Day!! We love you all! 

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 a condition called intracranial hypertension.

The one common factor between all three patients was, that all of them suffered from morbid obesity or clinically severe obesity, as it is called now.

The thing about obesity is that it is wrongly perceived as a sign of good health and a well to do economic status, atleast in India. However once people crossover from the overweight to the obese category, which is somewhere around a BMI of 29 to 30 or so, they tend to put on weight faster.

As the BMI continues to increase, obesity gradually starts affecting each and every part of the human body. Diabetes, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia are the big three that alongwith obesity form the metabolic syndrome. Eventually these together increase the risk of having cardiovascular events. Stroke is one of them.

Coming to the treatment part. Bariatric surgery is recommended for patients suffering from clinically severe obesity if their BMI is greater than 35. It can also be considered as a treatment option for patients with a BMI more than 32.5 with two or more associated diseases. As of now it is the only valid treatment option that leads to sustained weight loss in this patient population.

As a bariatric surgeon, I see many such patients on a daily basis. I also usually see that these patients and their families are very scared of getting the surgery done. There are many myths and many detractors who prevent these patients from getting treated on time.

Now here is the thing about treatment of any disease. Firstly, one needs to recognize that he or she is suffering from a disease. Secondly, get one or may be two expert opinions from qualified professionals and specialists about the best way forward. Thirdly, plan the entire process, prepare well and get it done. Last but not the least, dont delay the treatment. Every treatment works best in the early stages of a disease. Every single day that you delay, you are allowing the disease, time to grow and decreasing the chances of curing it.

Problems like stroke, heart related issues, embolism etc are life threatening complications of obesity. Dont let it grow to this extent.

Getting timely treatment can save your life and also improve your quality of life. Consult the right doctor at the earliest. Please dont miss the bus.

Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker
Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon

HEALERS OF A BROKEN SYSTEM

HEALERS OF A BROKEN SYSTEM

© Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker When Chandrayan 2 fell short of just one more mile, from making history, no “failure” could be proclaimed to be more “heroic” than that. A true leader, the honourable Prime Minister, went out of his way to support our scientists […]

DIL SE EK DUA HAI NIKLI

DIL SE EK DUA HAI NIKLI

© Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker Dil se ek dua hai nikli, Ki har khwaish teri ho puri, Chand aur sitare ho sarey tere, Har khushi aye hisse hamesha tere, Chu le tu har unchai ko, Na roke koi raste mein tujhko, Dil se ek dua […]

AAJKAL AKHBAR KHOLNE KO JI NAHI KARTA

AAJKAL AKHBAR KHOLNE KO JI NAHI KARTA

AAJKAL AKHBAR KHOLNE KO JI NAHI KARTA

© Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker

Aajkal akhbar kholne ka ji nahi karta,

Umar chahe paanch ki ho ya pachaas ki,
Rang chahe gora ho ya kaala,
Anpadh ho ya padhi likhi,
Shadishuda ho ya nahi,
Kisi se koi farak nahi padta.

Aajkal akhbar kholne ka ji nahi karta,

Ek Jyoti thi, ek hui Priyanka
Beech me na jane kitni thi Anamika,
Hindu thi, ya Isai, ya thi musalman,
Khoon to baha tha lal hi sabka,

Aajkal akhbar kholne ka ji nahi karta,

Yeh khabrein ab khabrein na rahi,
Pehle panne par netaon ka hai raj,
Pachven panne par dhoondne par nazar kabhi pad jati hai,
Kyunki khabar yeh chapti hai to desh ka gaurav hota hai kam,
Yeh khabar kahin kisi aur desh ke log na padh le, yeh soch ke bhi humko aati hai sharm,
Akhir natija hai yeh sab western culture ka,
Isme badi kya baat hai, yeh to sare jag me hota hai,

Aajkal akhbar kholne ka ji nahi karta,

Kyunki abhi to chita bhi nahi hui hai thandi,
Par hamare aakrosh ka graph aa gaya hai neeche,
Thak gaye hain hum #Rape ke bare me sun sun ke,
Bahut ho gaya, ab routine me vapas jana hai,
Akhir humko bhi to ghar chalana hai,

Aajkal akhbar kholne ko ji nahi karta,

Hamare paas nahi hai vakt,
Na hi yeh hamari hai problem,
Priyanka ke maa baap ab kaatenge court ke chakkar,
Saalon nikal jayenge,
Aur isko bhi hum dharm ka issue banayenge,
Vote jodenge, election issue banayenge,
Jab zaroorat hogi, tab mudda uthayenge,

Aajkal akhbar kholne ka ji nahi karta,

Mombattiyan jalti rahengi, petitions filon me padi rahengi,
Kuch salon bad fir ek aur Priyanka hogi ek aur Jyoti hogi,
Kya maloom woh masoom kaun hogi,
Hum fir se aakrosh dikhayenge or fir so jayenge,

Kab tak yeh silsila yuhin chalta rahega,
Kab rapist ko dand milega,
Kab badlega yeh system,
Kab hoga yeh sab khatam,

Aajkal akhbar kholne ka ji nahi karta……

©Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE “YOLO” 💃🏻

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE “YOLO” 💃🏻

-Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker I wake up every morning and without fail, spend atleast ten painstaking minutes standing in front of my wardrobe thinking what to wear. And every single day, for as many years as I can remember, I have been plagued by this […]