GEM Hospital organizes International Bariatric Conference – LAPAROFIT#9

250 Surgeons from Asia Pacific Region to participate in this two day conference

Chennai, 18th October 2019: GEM Hospitals, pioneers in minimally invasive surgery – laparoscopic & robotic surgeries, and India’s leading Bariatric Surgical Centre is holding the 9th Edition of LAPAROFIT – a two day International Conference on Bariatric Surgery on 18th and 19th October 2019. Dr. Abhijath Seth, President, National Board of Examinations inaugurated the conference today in the presence of Dr. Ganni Bhaskara Rao, President – All India Private Medical Colleges Association & Chairman – GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry.

Delegates of Bariatric Surgery Societies from Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Philippines and Chile will participate in this Asia Pacific summit to discuss and derive a common guideline on Clinical Care Pathways.

Dr. C. Palanivelu, Chairman, GEM Hospital said that, “We are proud to host Laparofit#9 – The Longest Bariatric Conference in India.  With unique ideas and innovations, the conference has always been in the forefront in surgical education focused towards the future. The theme for this year is “Let’s talk the untalked-of” where we aim to discuss topics not suavely discussed in most academic events and those with practical importance to bariatric surgeons”.

Speaking on the Occasion, Dr Praveen Raj, Honorary Secretary – Obesity Surgery Society of India and President – International Excellence Federation for Bariatric Surgery (Indian Chapter) stated, The intention of this Conference is to create a New Learning Experience, where we aim to introduce emotional learning in addition to intelligence and knowledge based learning. This summit will be a remarkable attempt where all the Asia pacific societies come together to create a master book on standardizing the Clinical Care Pathways. Establishing the best standards in clinical practice would lay the foundation to reduce the chances of morbidity & mortality and also aid in the best possible long term outcomes”.

Dr. Ganni Bhaskara Rao congratulated GEM Hospitals for organising Laparofit#9 and said, “Being a surgeon and having gone through a bariatric surgery myself, I am completely free of diabetes and over-weight now. It’s a privilege to be a part of this significant event and I would like to thank GEM Hospitals for making me a part of it”.

About GEM Hospitals:

GEM Hospital is India’s premier Gastroenterology and laparoscopic speciality hospital. GEM Hospital has its presence in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Thrissur & Chennai. Pioneering laparoscopic surgeon Dr. C. Palanivelu is the founder of GEM Hospital. He was the first to introduce laparoscopic key hole surgery in south India. He has been instrumental for development of many innovative techniques in laparoscopic surgery and spreading laparoscopic surgery amongst the masses.

GEM Hospital focuses mainly on the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases (including GI cancers, liver transplantation and obesity) and laparoscopic surgeries. GEM was the first to include the concept of organ based specialization to provide much superior outcomes. This includes specialities like Upper GI Surgery (Stomach & Oesophagus), Colorectal Surgery (Small & large intestines), Hepatobiliary surgery (liver & pancreas), Bariatric surgery (obesity & diabetes), Interventional endoscopy, Liver transplantation etc. It also has advanced treatment facilities in the speciality including da Vinci Robotic surgery, 4K/3D laparoscopy, Advanced Truebeam Radiotherapy, Comprehensive Obesity and Liver transplant departments. GEM Hospital is also the only hospital to perform liver transplant using the laparoscopic technique.

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