About Dr Amit Garg

Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon

MBBS

I studied MBBS at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College from 1998 to 2003. This college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. I did internship at Government General Hospital, sector 16, Chandigarh from December 2003 to December 2004.

MS (General Surgery)

I studied MS (General Surgery) from BhartiVidyapeeth Deemed University and Medical College from June 2006 to June 2009. I was the best outgoing student of the post graduate course in general surgery.

FMAS  (Fellowship in Minimally Access Surgery)

I did my fellowship in Minimally Access Surgery (FMAS) and I was awarded this degree in 2013 after clearing the exam conducted by Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI). Minimal Access Surgery is a highly specialized, technology driven field of surgery that requires special training and exposure to sophisticated endovision equipment and hand instruments.

FMAMBS (Fellowship in Minimal access Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)

I did my Fellowship in Minimal access Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FMAMBS) from Max Hospital, New Delhi in 2013. This fellowship program is essentially a multidisciplinary weight management program that revolves around the bariatric surgical services provided at the institute.

FBMS (Fellowshib in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery)

I did my Fellowship in Bariatric and Metabolic surgery (FBMS) in 2013 from LASER institute, Indore

 FBMS (Fellowship in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery)

I did my Fellowship in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery under the eminent surgeon  Dr. C.K Huang in E-Da Hospital, Kaoushing, Taiwan from 2013-2014. The Bariatric & Metabolic International (BMI) Surgery Center of E-Da hospital is the first accredited International Center of Excellence (ICE) for Bariatric Surgery in the Asia-Pacific region. It organized and hosted the “1st International Excellence Forum” in 2010, to establish a platform for the propagation of surgical knowledge and expertise among surgeons worldwide. Following its immense success, the International Excellence Federation (IEF) was formed to provide a resourceful network for centers to share, contribute and exchange their opinions, data and results.

 Experience

Dr Amit Garg – During my bariatric trainings, I have participated as a first or second assistant in more than 400 primary bariatric and revisional bariatric surgeries and has performed more than 50 cases as a primary bariatric surgeon.

From Feb 2014 – till date, I am working as a bariatric and metabolic surgeon in Fortis Hospital, Mohali. I have performed >250 bariatric procedures which include Sleeve Gastrectomy, SILS sleeve Gastrectomy, Mini Gastric Bypass Surgeon, Roux-en-Y gastric Bypass, sleeve with proximal jejunal bypass and Loop Duodenal Jejunal Bypass with sleeve Gastrectomy.

Publications

A case-matched study of the differences in bone mineral density 1 year after 3 different bariatric procedures.

January–February, 2015 Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 181–185, Surgery for Obesity and related diseases.

 Bariatric surgery in old age: a comparative study of laparoscopic Roux–en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy in an Asia centre of excellence

J Biomed Res. 2015 Apr; 29(2): 118–124. Published online 2015 Mar 5. doi: 10.7555/JBR.29.20140108

 Novel Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery — Loop Duodenojejunal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (LDJB-SG)

Chapter 7; “Essentials and Controversies in Bariatric Surgery.Published: October 1, 2014 under CC BY 3.0 license.© The Author(s).

Mission and Vision
Mission

To make CODSILS a leading center of world in providing comprehensive solutions for obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

 Vision
  • To offer effective and safe weight loss solutions to morbidly obese patients
  • To ensure excellent glycemic control in Type II diabetic patients with metabolic surgery
  • To offer zero scarbariatric surgeries for a quick recovery and excellent cosmetic outcome

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Message from Dr. Amit Garg

Dear Friends,

“Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” has gained the distinction of epidemic proportions and has evolved as one of the most serious public health problems in the 21st century. Today, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is one of the non communicable disease which is rapidly growing with nearly 300 million people affected worldwide and 450 million people predicted to have been afflicted with the disease by 2030. Even more alarming is the fact that obesity is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with a rising prevalence in adults and children. Today, half of the population is overweight and roughly 170 million have severe obesity (50 Kg or more than normal weight). Morbid Obesity is an extreme health Hazard that impacts your medical, physical, psychological and metabolic well – being. It affects nearly every organ in the body and produces serious medical conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea and degenerative joint disease. While medical options such as weight loss programs, diets and drug therapies are ever present and increasing, only 3-7% of patients with a diagnosis of obesity are able to achieve effective and consistent weight loss.

Obesity is the second most common preventable cause of death after smoking. That is why we, at Fortis, consider Morbid Obesity to be the treatable cause of an array of preventable life threatening diseases. At our center, we are focused on addressing obesity with modern strategies according to the age, weight, BMI, food habits, social habits and diabetic status of the individual.

“Bariatric and metabolic surgery” has been recently gaining importance as a safe and effective treatment to combat this deadly disease. Reports from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its umbrella organizations comprising of more than 200 national diabetes association’s from more than 160 countries, indicate that surgical intervention prevents progressive complications of diabetes, and curtails expenses incurred by the medical care system.

The Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (CODSILS) at Fortis hospital, Mohali offers you holistic services ranging from the basic laparoscopy to the most advanced laparoscopy including Bariatric, Metabolic and Single Incision Surgeries.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Amit Garg
M.S, FMAS, FMAMBS, FBMS (Taiwan)
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon