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by Dr Praveen Raj

ROBOTIC ARM - HUMAN TOUCH

Revolution doesn't happen everyday.It sometimes takes decades.The introduction of laparoscopy to surgery is one such revolution ,wherein a patient who earlier required a long opening in the abdomen to get a surgery done to staying in the hospital for days , and taking months to recover , now just requires just a couple of days to completely recover , sometimes even requiring just a few hours only.And this has been 3 decades since its introduction with multiple levels of evolution in techniques and technology. Read More..

HOW/WHY BARIATRIC SURGERY IS A LIFE SAVING PROCEDURE ?

Bariatric surgery refers to any surgery performed in the stomach/intestines or both with the intent of weight reduction and resolution of obesity related co-morbidities.Its misinterpreted with liposuction commonly , which is actually a contouring(shaping-up) procedure for normal to overweight individuals. Read More..

WHY OBESITY IS A DISEASE ?

Lets first try understanding each of our mindset towards obesity.Historically , we have been made to believe obesity is a state of affluence and any intention to weightless is only to look good. Even jogging in a park has been considered a sign of affluence…

We have been gradually fed with the thought that obesity is self created by someone who's not bothered at how they look for the outside world and all those who lost weight , did so only to look good for the same world.Lets look at it like this .Why would someone want to look fat and not be bothered … Will you be ? Any normal human tendency is look good … But when someone is unable to … it may not be their fault always. Read More..

THE MOST DANGEROUS DISEASE OF TODAY ?!

Looking back at the illnesses that faced mankind …what we remember are the  bacterial infections causing death toll in large numbers in the early part of 20th century.This was when penicillin , the worlds first antibiotic was invented in 1929,which revolutionised medical care.From thereon , the growth of pharmacology and medicine  was history.

During the middle part of the same century , viral illnesses in the form of small pox , chicken pox , measles and many more took over the role of what bacteria did to the human race earlier.Then with the introduction of vaccines, we now have successfully eradicated viruses like small pox , polio etc , some of the worlds most deadliest viruses.Don’t ask me why we are still unable to find an answer for flu , caused by influenza virus(how will our kids have any reason to bunk school !!) Read More..

 

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