Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: Can bariatric endoscopy replace surgery for obesity?

With obesity becoming a widespread disease and many people coming forward for surgical intervention, the question of whether bariatric endoscopy will replace bariatric surgery was hotly debated by the esteemed doctors at the Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: Can bariatric endoscopy replace surgery for obesity?The bariatric surgery in India has evolved over the last two decades. Experts say that endoscopic bariatric surgery will evolve a lot more in future. But at the same time, it is difficult for experts to predict on how much endoscopic bariatric surgery will replace all the conventional options. With obesity being a widespread disease […]

‘Endoscopy is now replacing surgery,’ says Dr Amit Maydeo

Many diseases, for which surgery was required in the past, can now be treated by flexible endoscopy. Earlier endoscopy was just restricted to diagnosis

‘Endoscopy is now replacing surgery,’ says Dr Amit MaydeoAs the Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 gets a humongous response, Dr Amit Maydeo, the director of the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Global Hospital and the course chairman of Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 said GI endoscopy started as a diagnostic modality. However, in last few years, technology has metamorphosed and revolutionised. “Earlier, GI endoscopy was […]

Evolution of bariatric surgery

With the country’s first bariatric endoscopy procedure, performed at BIDS Global Hospital on January 06, as a part of the 21st Mumbai Live Endoscopy conference, My Medical Mantra decodes the evolution of bariatric surgery over the last few years

Evolution of bariatric surgeryIt was not until recently that obesity was seen as a problem. In surgeries, where large portions of the patient’s stomach’s or small intestine were removed, it was observed that these patients had a significant weight loss. It is from this observation that the concept of surgical treatment for obesity was developed. In the early […]

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: India’s first scarless obesity surgery performed on a 55-year- old woman

The bariatric endoscopy which was performed at the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences (BIDS) Global Hospital in Mumbai on January 06 is said to revolutionise the obesity treatment in India. Dr Amit Maydeo, the director of the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Global Hospital, will soon be starting the Bariatric endoscopy procedure at the Hospital

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: India’s first scarless obesity surgery performed on a 55-year- old womanIndia’s first scarless bariatric surgery (Bariatric Endoscopy), was performed on a 55-year-old woman on January 06 in Mumbai. The surgery, which is part of the 70 odd endoscopy procedures that is being showcased at the on–going Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference, held at Grand Hyatt, was performed by Dr Manoel Galvao Neto, Affiliate Professor of Surgery […]

Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bond

Medical students who are pursuing an MBBS degree in the state aided and unaided medical colleges, but receive a scholarship from the government will now have to serve one year bond service. The medical education ministry of Maharashtra has issued a circular in this regard

Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bondIn Maharashtra’s rural and tribal areas, doctor-patient ratio is quite adverse. Doctors don’t prefer to offer their services in rural areas. Owing to which, several people living in rural and tribal areas are often left without medical facilities. In order to fulfil the doctor-patient gap and to provide better medical facilities to the rural and […]

Mahad tragedy: State govt to fund treatment of a man who saved lives

Basant Kumar was the first one to reach to the spot of the bridge collapse. He immediately alerted the district administration and stopped the vehicles which were en route to Goa. Doctors say, his condition cannot be cured, but can only be managed with the help of medicines

Mahad tragedy: State govt to fund treatment of a man who saved livesPeople from Mahad taluka, in Raigad district, Maharashtra, will never forget that fateful day in their whole life. In the wee hours of August, 3rd 2016, a state transport bus ferrying passengers had met with a tragic accident. The British-era bridge suddenly collapsed on the Savitri River, in Mahad, and the bus with more than […]

All you need to know about POEM

Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) one of the important GI Endoscopy procedures that was showcased in the on-going three day conference at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

All you need to know about POEMPOEM (Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy) is a non-invasive scarless surgery and has been a boon to curing achalasia cardia. The patients who suffer from this condition, where the food pipe muscles thicken and fail to relax, have difficulty in swallowing food. Dr Philip Wai-yan Chiu, Professor, Department of Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong […]

Asthma sufferers are at a risk of developing cataracts by 50%

Cataracts have previously been associated with steroid use and nasally-inhaled steroids, which are the recommended first-line treatment for severe, persistent hay fever along with the oral versions of the anti-inflammatory medication that help in asthma, are apparently to blame

Asthma sufferers are at a risk of developing cataracts by 50%Asthma and hay fever suffers are 50 per cent more likely to develop cataracts, new research reveals. Cataracts, which are the clouding of the lens in the eye leading to vision loss, have previously been associated with steroid use. Nasally-inhaled steroids are the recommended first-line treatment for severe, persistent hay fever, while oral versions of […]

Ulcers? Dr Lau helps you to get rid of it

At the 21st Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018, Dr James Lau, Professor of surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, briefed about endoscopy, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) and its usage. He also listed out the cause of ulcers and it's treatment

Ulcers? Dr Lau helps you to get rid of itEndoscopy has gained immense prominence. With more and more experts devising ways and means of treating as many people as possible. To help the patients get rid of their agony. Dr James Lau, Professor of surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, specialises in treating people with ulcers.” I perform  endoscopy, ERCP, putting stents and […]

Kamala Mills fire: hookah claimed 14 lives, concludes MFB

Mumbai Fire Brigade submits its report after the Kamala Mills tragedy

Kamala Mills fire: hookah claimed 14 lives, concludes MFBA week after the Kamala Mills Fire killed 14 people, Mumbai Fire Brigade submitted it’s investigation report. In which they  mentioned the  flying embers emitted  from the lighted charcoal sigree which is used in hookah as a cause of fire. Hemant Parab, deputy chief fire officer, Byculla Mumbai Fire Brigade said, “We have submitted the […]