The ‘Nova Bariatric Master Class’ is a dedicated bariatric surgical training program for surgeons and their teams to help them understand and practice bariatric surgery effectively. This two-day workshop showcased live surgeries viz. Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass surgeries at Nova’s ‘Center for Metabolic Surgery’, Tardeo. The live feeds of these surgeries were telecast to the surgeons present at Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education (EISE), Mahim, Mumbai. The workshop included ‘Animal lab and Endo-trainer sessions’ and comprehensive pre and post-surgery management training with an emphasis on ambulatory bariatric care.
Speaking on the need and importance of such workshops in India, Dr. Ramen Goel, Bariatric Surgeon, Nova Specialty Surgery said, “Obesity is assuming epidemic proportion all over the world because of changing lifestyle habits, and India is no exception to this trend. Studies suggest that a large subsection of the Indian population fulfills the criteria of obesity, which has increased the need for safe medical procedures to overcome the problems. In the last one decade, Bariatric surgery has emerged as a ray of hope for millions of obese Indians. Understanding this growing need, we designed the entire workshop to help surgeons learn the A to Z of Bariatric Surgery by following standardized surgical steps and follow-up protocols.”
Speaking on similar lines, Dr. M G Bhat, Medical Director, Nova Specialty Surgery, said, “This workshop is the first step towards creating more awareness among the medical fraternity about the latest technology and surgical procedures to treat obesity. Nova takes immense pride in organizing this workshop and we are committed to conduct similar workshops in the coming future also.”
Nova‘s ‘Center for Metabolic Surgery’ is a first-of-its-