NewZNew (Chandigarh) : OSSICON 2016, Annual conference of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) will be held at the Hotel JW Marriot, Chandigarh, from February 12th to 14th, 2016.
Addressing the media meet, Dr. Kuldeepak Singh Kular, Organising Chairman of the conference, informed that for the first time in history of Punjab, the biggest national conference of Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI) which is also endorsed by International Federation of Surgeons for Obesity (IFSO) and under the auspices of Punjab Medical Council, is being held in Chandigarh. Dr. Kuldeepak Singh Kular, who is pioneer of Mini Gastric Bypass in India and is Director of Kular Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. Khanna, is an executive member of OSSI and President of the International MGB Surgeons Club.
He informed that more than 500 surgeons from different countries of the World and from almost all the big cities of India will be attending the conference wherein the latest techniques, researches, modifications and innovations will be discussed. Amongst doctors participating, the most prominent ones are: Dr. Robert Rutledge, (father of Mini Gastric Bypass) from US, Dr. Thomas Rogula (President IBC from US), Dr. David Hargroder, Dr. Chevalier (President of French Obesity Society), Dr. Kamal Mahawar, Dr. W.J. Lee and from India Dr. Pradeep Chowbey, Dr. Rajesh Khullar, Dr. Mahendra Narwaria, Dr. Shashank Shah, Dr. Mohit Bhandari. Apart from this, big companies like Johnson & Johnson, Covidien Healthcare, Karl Storz, Stryker etc. are participating in the conference and will be showcasing their latest products in the medical field. For new surgeons, there are training courses for Endoscopy (sponsored by Karl Storz) and many other surgeries like Mini Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-N-Y Gastric Bypass and Metabolic surgeries.
Live surgery will be transmitted from Kular Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. to JW Marriot. Dr. Kular will do Mini Gastric Bypass surgery for weight loss which is becoming a promising procedure for weight loss as it can be accomplished in 20 to 25 minutes and patient can be discharged on very next day. With this surgery, on one hand patient’s intake is decreased because of the decreased volume of the stomach and on the other hand, the absorption of the food and the fat is decreased because of the bypass. So this surgery is having dual component in the form of restriction and bypass.
It is pertinent to mention here that it is all possible because of consistent efforts by Dr. Kular. He started this surgery in India 9 years back and has done maximum number of Mini Gastric Bypass surgeries in Asia. Dr. Kular, with experience of more than 2500 weight loss surgeries, added that all arrangements for the conference have been completed and every care has been taken for the comfortable stay and transport of the dignitaries and the delegates in the City Beautiful.
Also present in the conference were S K Khatri, Adminstartor, Ms. Triza Jiwan, Prinicipal, and S. Malkit Singh Kular, whose surgery has been done one year before and he is perfectly fit and fine.