OdishaPlus Health Bureau

CARE Hospitals, Bhubaneswar announced the launch of a Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure Program (ESG) led by Dr. Mohit Bhandari. The facility was inaugurated by Naba Kishore Das, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha recently.

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Dr. Bhandari, a renowned doctor and Consultant Obesity & Bariatric Surgery has performed more than 11 thousand Bariatric Surgeries and has operated in more than 70 countries. His association has added immense value to the service delivery system of the Hospital, CARE Hospitals Bhubaneswar sources have said.

Speaking at the occasion Naba Kishore Das, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha said, “Health care sector has developed tremendously. I came to know from Dr. Bhandari that this program is going to benefit many people. Especially the people of the state shall now explore the facility of metabolic surgery or the Non-Surgical Weight Loss whoever requires. Further the diabetic people can also get befits of this facility added by the hospital”.

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Addressing the Media at CARE Hospitals, Bhubaneswar while launching of the facility Dr. Mohit Bhandari said,Obesity is a growing problem, making half of the population overweight. Millions are suffering from severe obesity issues.It has become the major cause of premature death. Obesity leads to various ailments like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, degenerative joint disease and many others.

We are addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, research and technology upgradation. We are making patients aware about the problem and helping them in getting the best medical solutions. While saying so, we give equal emphasis on their safety and comfort and make their weight loss journey smooth and effective.  Globally, an estimated 1.5 billion adults are overweight or obese today and this is expected to rise to more than 3 billion by 2030. India has over 30 million people with obesity and this is expected to rise to 70 million by 2025. So, people have to be aware on this growing health issue and opt for the solution available with us, today.”

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure Program

Dr.Bhandari further informs that Bariatric Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is a new-fangled weight-loss procedure. It reduces the size of a stomach using an endoscopic suturing device without the need for any surgery. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, could be just a perfect procedure for anyone who does notwant to disclose the secret of their weight loss. Also, it is completely safe effective and has good results. This can be a revolutionary procedure to stop obesity at the right time in anyone’s life. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty leads to significant weight loss by limiting the capacity to eat. Adopting an exercise routine and healthy diet, post this procedure, will benefit a lot to problems like Gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes etc. He also said that patients can lose up to 15 to 25 kg depending on multiple factors through this procedure which is more of a cosmetic and non-surgical procedure.


On this occasion Mrs Gurrit Kaur Sethi, Chief Operating Officer of CARE Hospitals, Bhubaneswar said, “Bhubaneswar becomes the first city in the Odisha to offer non-surgical method of weight loss Procedure. We aim to extend the facility of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, a New non-Surgical Weight loss Procedure, to the people of the state.” She further added that the hospital is offering its patients ESG as a weight loss option if they are eligible for it and is the latest solution available in the state capital of Odisha.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a new non-surgical endoscopic weight loss procedure in which size of the stomach is reduced using an endoscopic suturing device to limit the intake of food. It is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the risk of operative complications. There are 3 benefits one can get from Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty. These are: Non-surgical Procedure, Improvement in co-morbidities and Significant Weight Loss.

Non-surgical Procedure: It is minimally invasive, reducing the risk of operative complications. It does not leave scan on a body.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Improvement in co-morbidities: Weight loss after Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty aids in many co-morbidities associated with obesity. One can experience the major improvement in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Heart disease, and stroke, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes.

Significant Weight Loss: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty reduces the size of stomach using an endoscopic suturing device and limits the intake of food. This results in significant weight loss within few months.

As per the release given by the hospital, Dr.Bhandari has trained more than 500 surgeons for performing bariatric surgeries across various countries. In 2012, he performed the first documented obesity surgery in Asia, operating on an Asian women weighing over 350 kg. He also performed bariatric surgery on a 6-year-old boy in 2013, the youngest person on record to receive such surgery in India.

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Dr. Bhandari entered the Limca Book of Records in 2015 by performing 25 bariatric surgeries in just 11-hours, with the help of a 40 person team.He is known for his work in laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery. He was one of the first doctors to perform robotic bariatric surgery in India. He is also the first Indian doctor to perform single anastomosis duodenal-Ileal Switch. Bhandari is the youngest surgeon to perform 8000 plus bariatric surgeries as well as 10,500 plus robotic surgeries.