Bangalore Surgeons to Demonstrate LIVE Bariatric Surgery at an International Conference

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International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders (IFSO), the national associations of bariatric surgeons have selected Dr Makam Ramesh, the pioneer in basic and advanced Laproscopic Surgey in Karnataka.

Bangalore, Karnataka, August 27 2014 -(PressReleasePoint)- International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders (IFSO), the national associations of bariatric surgeons have selected Dr Makam Ramesh, the pioneer in basic and advanced Laproscopic Surgey in Karnataka and the senior consultant, Deptt of GI, Minimal Invasive & Bariatric Surgery at Vikram Hospital, to demonstrate a LIVE “Laparoscopic Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy” surgery in its 19th World Congress-an international Bariatric Conference taking place at Montreal, Canada. The week-long conference would be attended by about 2000 top bariatric surgeons from all across the globe.

This is for the first time that an Indian Surgeon has been identified and selected to demonstrate a LIVE surgery in an International Bariatric Conference. A team of doctors led by Dr M Ramesh and Dr Tulip, Consultant Laparoscopic, Bariatric And Metabolic (Diabetes) Surgeon, Vikram Hospital demonstrated “Laparoscopic Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy” through a LIVE transmission to the IFSO Conference. Alongside, about 350 Surgeons and doctors from all across the state of Karnataka also attended the LIVE telecast of the demonstration at Hotel Windsor Manor today. Congratulating the team at Vikram Hospital, Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri H Siddaramaiah said, “It is a moment of pride for us. India is full of talent in every field especially the healthcare sector and our doctors have proven this time and again. We realise the mettle that our doctors possess and will leave no stones unturned to support our talent to ensure achieving excellence in different fields”.

India has been labelled as the ‘World Capital of Diabetes’ by the International Diabetic Federation and we also have the second largest obese population in the world, after USA. Over 62 million people are afflicted with Diabetes in India and with the help of this emerging discipline of ‘Bariatric Surgery’, one can get rid of the excess weight and control such life threatening disorders occurring due to Obesity. Dr Makam Ramesh, Senior Consultant, Deptt of GI, Minimal Invasive & Bariatric Surgery at Vikram Hospital said, “The field of Bariatrics has evolved to greater miles in the last decade and we can proudly say that we are now at par with the rest of the world in this discipline. The expertise we hold is identified and appreciated worldwide. Not long ago doctors were longing to study abroad and settle there for better prospects. There is a paradigm shift now occurring in all fields of medicine”.

“We at Vikram hospital not only focus on providing therapeutic excellence to the patients but also strongly emphasize on the R&D side of medicine with an objective to boost the technological expertise available in the country, across the disciplines of healthcare”, said Mr Sudhir Pai, Executive Director and CEO, Vikram Hospital.

Karnataka is now recognised internationally as a major destination for state-of-the-art surgery, bio-medical technology and world class healthcare. Patient from all across the country with advanced medical conditions come to the state especially the capital city-Benguluru for undergoing surgeries and treatments.

About Vikram Hospital:
Vikram Hospital is a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and is among the top heart centres in India. The Hospital Centre provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines and has outstanding specialized treatment facility for Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Neurology, Neuro Surgery, Centre for Stroke and Epilepsy, Orthopaedic and Trauma Care, Spine Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Gastroenterology and Hepatobillary, Nephrology, Urology, Critical Care, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Maxillofacial, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Medical and Surgical Oncology, Gynaecology, Cosmetology and Dermatology Centre attracts patients from all over the world. Vikram Hospital has been committed to delivering standard-setting medical care for more than two decades now and has the finest super-specialty hospitals, expertise and services truly matching with international standards. For more information please visit

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