Apollo Institute of Bariatrics presented “EnLIGHTen”, fun awareness engagement in observance of World Anti – Obesity Day

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Apollo group of hospitals is one of the earliest centers in the country to start Bariatric Surgery way back in 2004. The group has performed more than 1000 surgeries with all types of Bariatric surgeries available in the world including surgeries for the control of Diabetes. Apollo group is the first center to offer all types of minimal access techniques including endoscopic surgery, laparoscopy, single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) & robotic surgery for Bariatrics. Apollo institute of Bariatrics (AIB) Chennai performed world’s first scarless endoscopic revision gastroplasty for failed bariatric surgery along with Apollo Endosurgery, USA and has tied up with them for its clinical studies. AIB Chennai has performed World’s first Single Incision Revision Bariatric Surgery, India’s first Single Incision Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass and is the leading center in the country to perform Single Incision Bariatric surgery on a regular basis. AIB Chennai is the first hospital in Indian sub-continent to introduce Robotic technique for primary & revision Bariatric surgery and is the premier center to perform Robotic bariatrics on a regular basis. AIB Chennai in 2012 has performed bariatric surgery on Asia’s heaviest patient weighing 348 kgs (BMI = 112.5). Recently in September, media survey was conducted across all major cities and AIB chennai was adjusted the second best bariatric unit in the country and the best in South India.

Apollo Hospitals under the leadership of Dr. Rajkumar Palaniappan, brought together dedicated professionals who are committed to seeing obesepeople through every step of the process, from conservative means of weight loss by dieting, exercise & lifestyles changes or by surgery and after, even in the months and years following. He reiitrates that if opted, bariatric surgery will be both a life saving and a life changing procedure.

About Dr. Rajkumar Palaniappan

Doctor Rajkumar Palaniappan is the Director and Senior consultant surgeon at Apollo institute of Bariatrics. He has done his surgical training from U.S.A. and U.K. Dr. Rajkumar has a decade of experience in the field of minimal access surgery with work experience under the most famous laparoscopic surgeons. He has assisted about 3620 surgeries of various specialities before becoming a senior consultant and started performing various procedures individually. As an independent Minimal Access Surgical consultant Doctor Rajkumar has handled total cases of 2294 surgeries. Apart from his various achievements in the field of Bariatrics, Dr. Rajkumar Palaniappan has also won Surgeon of Excellence , International Excellence Federation, Taiwan Feb 2014 Excellence in New Initiative Award 2013 and Chikitsa Rattan Award 2007

Venue: Hyatt Regency, Chennai / Date: 26th November 2015 / Time: 7.00 pm onwards

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