Bariatric Surgery Clinic
Every Tuesday , 1st and 3rd Saturday - 9.00 a.m. onwards
Room No. 5, Surgery OPD, 5th Floor, OLD Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur OPD Block
Every Thursday, 2.00 pm Onwards
Room No. 1, Surgery OPD, 5th Floor, OLD Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur OPD Block
For Queries Contact: Ph. No: 011-26594905
Whatsapp - 9810235580
Mobile: 8929638529, 9810834840 (Kindly call between 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. only)
Professor-In charge: Dr. Sandeep Aggarwal
Fellows: Dr Amardeep Raj , Dr. Arun Sharma
Dietitian: Miss Monita
Coordinator: Mrs Rachna Chaudhary
Bariatric Surgery Program at AIIMS:
Obesity is a major public health problem in India which is already known for the high prevalence of diabetes. Thus Diabesity (Obesity + Diabetes) requires concerted efforts for treatment. Besides diabetes, patients with severe obesity commonly have other related diseases like high blood pressure, deranged lipid profile, PCOD, Fatty liver (NAFLD), osteoarthritis, gastro-oesophageal reflux, obstructive sleep apnea and poor quality of life. Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for such patients that provides long term weight loss and resolution/improvement of these obesity related diseases.
A specialised bariatric surgery program has been in operation at AIIMS since 2008 with the objective to provide high quality, safe and affordable surgical treatment for weight loss to patients with severe obesity. Prof. Aggarwal is considered as one of the pioneers of bariatric surgery in India and is vastly experienced in this field. More than 1000 surgeries have been conducted at AIIMS with excellent results. AIIMS, New Delhi is also one of the few centres in the country where high quality research in bariatric surgery is conducted. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1bu6cqctzJLkT/bibliography/42715046/public/?sort=date&direction=descending)
The decision of undergoing bariatric surgery is often a difficult one for patients and their relatives. In the Bariatric Surgery Clinic, a specialised team of doctors and dietician offer detailed explanation of the various treatment options for weight loss including bariatric surgery procedures and their pros and cons. This specialty clinic provides an opportunity for the patients to clarify all their doubts and reach an informed decision An experienced Program Coordinator is also present to facilitate further evaluation and consultations with other departments. The clinic also provides a unique opportunity to newly registered patients to interact with the ones who have already experienced bariatric surgery and find out more about the quality of life after such surgery. All attempts are made to make the procedure patient friendly.
Bariatric surgery requires lifelong follow up. The operated patients are actively followed and reminders are sent to them to attend the clinic The team has a specialist dietician to address the dietary issues of patients before and after surgery, which are as important as the surgery itself.
The Bariatric Surgery Clinic of AIIMS operates every Thursday at 2 pm in Room no.10, 5th floor Surgery OPD (Old OPD).