In a rare achievement, a team of doctors led by Dr Mohit Bhandari at Mohak Bariatric and Robotic Centre, Indore, performed 53 bariatric surgeries in a span of 13 hours. The surgeries were conducted on May 1, 2019.
Dr Bhandari has submitted his claim to having conducted the highest number of surgeries within a short span of time to the Guinness Book of World Records. The patients who underwent surgeries hailed from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Jharkhand and even foreign countries including Bangladesh and Kenya.
The patients who underwent surgeries had weighed between 100 Kg and 182 Kg. As per the surgical need of the respective patients, various types of surgeries, namely Banded Gastric Bypass (15), Banded Mini Gastric Bypass (14) and Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy (24) were successfully performed. All these operations were telecast live internationally to other doctors and medical personnel.
Dr Bhandari says, “Obesity is a serious growing issue and not many people are able to manage it or cure its related ailments only with diet and exercise. We at Mohak Bariatric and Robotic Centre have adequate equipment, infrastructure and a dexterous team to perform these weight loss surgeries using minimally invasive techniques.”
Bariatric surgery, which is performed to control obesity, is a surgery full of risks and possible complications because most often, the obese patients, in addition to obesity, suffer from other ailments such as hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, asthma, heart disease etc.