Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC) Launches A Centre For Obesity And Metabolic Disorders

~ Doctors from GGHC hosted GI Surgicon 2022 – an academic conference on bariatric surgery and performed a LIVE “endoscopic bariatric procedure witnessed by 200 Doctors

Chennai, 10th September 2022: Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC), a quaternary care center in Chennai, today, launched an exclusive Centre for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. The center was inaugurated by Dr. Alok Khullar, CEO, Gleneagles Global Health City. Prior to the inauguration, a live endoscopic bariatric procedure was performed.

Obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are currently two pan‐endemic health problems worldwide and are associated with a considerable increase in morbidity and mortality. Both are closely related and are very difficult to control with current medical treatment, including diet, drug therapy and behavioral modifications. Bariatric surgery has proven successful in treating not just obesity but also in significantly decreasing overall obesity‐associated morbidities as well as improving the quality of life in severely obese patients.

Key Highlights on Conference

  • LIVE endoscopic bariatric procedure was performed in Chennai.
  • The conference included a CME on bariatric surgery and endoscopic procedures in which pioneers, eminent physicians, and surgeons participated
  • The various procedures available, the appropriateness of patient selection and the evidence available in the literature of the expected outcomes were discussed.
  • The workshop witnessed experts in the fields of bariatric surgery and endoscopy for the obese participated in the live demonstration of the surgery procedures.

Speaking at the launch, Dr. Alok Khullar, CEO, Gleneagles Global Health City, said “Obesity is an alarming concern in today’s world. The purpose of the Center is to test and reduce the rapid development of bariatric/metabolic problems for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes. This multi-disciplinary approach towards metabolic disorder facility will become a research center to prevent, treat and instill hope among obesity patients.”

The Obesity center will be managed by consultants from various specialties – diabetologists, endocrine specialists, dieticians, psychologists, endoscopists and bariatric surgeons. Comprehensive care of the overweight and obese patients with metabolic disorders will be offered at this center.

Dr. B. Mahadevan, HOD & Senior Consultant, Dr. T. S. Balashanmugam, HOD & Senior Consultant along with Dr. Jayaraj Magnus Mansard, Senior Consultant from the Department of Minimally Invasive Bariatric & GI Surgery, said, “At Gleneagles Global Hospital, with the latest technology and infrastructure, it is now possible to perform endoscopic bariatric procedure with phenomenal success. Today’s LIVE procedure paves the way for more doctors and surgeon to adopt this technique”.

About Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai:

Gleneagles Global Health City at Perumbakkam – Sholinganallur, Chennai is one of India’s most renowned multi-organ transplant centers. It is also one of the top care multi-specialty hospitals in the city with path-breaking Liver, Neuro, Heart, Lung, and Kidney procedures to its credit and legacy. The NABH, NABL, and NABB accredited hospital operates 200+ beds. A modern CathLab, 13 operation theatres, and advanced imaging services (TruBeam STx, Slice PET CT, and Tesla MRI) offer cutting-edge emergency and critical care management following internationally approved clinical protocols.

Over 10 years of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance players and is the preferred choice hospital by all major corporates in the city. The hospital is an international medical destination for thousands of patients in India, the Middle East, Africa, and SAARC nations. The hospital also offers VideoConsult services to its patients in India and abroad.

Gleneagles Global Health City is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safety, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch lives and transform care. More information on Gleneagles Global Health City can be found on the hospital’s website

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