About Dr Amit Garg
Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon
Dr. Amit Garg, Founder and Director of CODSILS, is endearingly referred to as one of the most recognizable faces in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery today. This is the result of years of pioneering work in the field of bariatric surgery and the high levels of skill that he brings to his practice. In 2014 he set up CODSILS with the vision of offering world-class obesity and diabetes solutions to patients; a dream that has grown by leaps and bounds over the years.
He has done his Fellowship in Minimally Access Surgery & Fellowship in Minimal Access Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Followed by 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.
He is the first one in North India to perform Loop duodenojejunal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy for Type 2 diabetes. He has performed the largest number of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgeries (SILS – also known as zero scar Bariatric Surgery) in North India with a very high success rate, a procedure that needs a very skilled surgeon. Dr. Amit Garg is one of the best bariatric surgeon in North India with more than 1000 surgeries which include 600+ Bariatric, Metabolic & Revisional Bariatric Surgeries to his credit. He also have many international publications to his credit.
Message from Dr. Amit Garg
“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.
Dr. Amit Garg
M.S, FMAS, FMAMBS, FBMS (Taiwan)
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon