Weight-loss surgery at Shifa Hospital

Previously, such patients from the valley had to go to Delhi and other states for advanced and costly laparoscopic surgeries.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Mar 20 2018 1:08AM | Updated Date: Mar 20 2018 1:08AM
Weight-loss surgery  at Shifa HospitalFile Photo

In a first in private hospital sector in Kashmir, Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) was conducted successfully on a 40-year-old obese patient in Shifa Medical Center, Magarmal Bagh, by Advanced Laparoscopic surgeon Dr Aijaz Malik.

Previously, such patients from the valley had to go to Delhi and other states for advanced and costly laparoscopic surgeries. The patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery and is doing well.

Dr Malik, who returned to Kashmir in 2014, has had a three year working association with Dr Pradeep Chowbey, the father of bariatric surgery in India. He has worked extensively in bariatric surgery.