Obesity is chronic illness in which a person accumulates excess fat, which can jeopardize health. National Institute of health states that excessive weight becomes health hazard when it is 20% or more above the ideal body weight.

Being fat is actually a complex syndrome that involves control of appetite and energy metabolism. Being obese is often mistakenly considered as being overweight.

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery is branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.

Anyone with a BMI of 30 or more is classified as obese. Obesity is the result of an increase in the size or number of fat cells in the body. When a person gains weight, the fat cells first grow in size and then in number.

The Department of Bariatric & Metabollic Surgery at Poona Hospital & Research Centre offers multidisciplinary, skilled and experienced team. Surgeries are performed using minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques. Physical and psychological assistance is provided before and after the surgery along with diet counseling & support group activities.

A comprehensive follow-up and weight-loss programme is given to the patients that help them in the long-run.

Dr. Shashank Shah

Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

OPD Timing: Fri - 02.00pm to 04.30pm

Dr. Jayashree Todkar

Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

OPD Timing: Wed - 11.30am to 01.30pm, Sat - 02.00pm to 04.30pm