Texas Weight Loss Surgeon Dr. David Provost Travels to India

Texas weight loss surgeon Dr. David Provost traveled to Hyderabad, India last week to lecture on bariatric surgery and perform live cases to an audience of surgeons for LivLife Hospital’s Faculty Insights program.

Denton weight loss surgeon Dr. David Provost in Hyderabad, India

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Dr. Provost performed four sleeve gastrectomy procedures and one gastric bypass surgery revision to demonstrate the latest techniques in weight loss surgery, including the use of laparoscopic instruments to reduce the risk of complications.

Dr. Provost also spoke to the fact that people from India and Asia are more prone to obesity, because of their eating habits and the high incidence of diabetes. The increasing rate of obesity in India mirrors that of the U.S., with 20 percent of the country’s population being classified as obese between 1998 – 2004. Childhood obesity is also a growing concern, particularly in urban areas, due to a lack of exercise and increased intake of high calorie processed foods. In Delhi, as many as 29 percent of adolescents in public schools are clinically obese.

The Faculty Insights program, started by LivLife Hospitals, trains emerging surgeons in the field of bariatric and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Nandakishore Dukkipati, a leading bariatric surgeon in India and Managing Director of LivLife Hospitals, is the program’s Chief Mentor and also a former fellow of Dr. Provost. Hyderabad is the fourth largest city in India, with a population of more than 6 million people.

An Executive Council member for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Dr. Provost is recognized as a pioneer in the field of weight loss surgery and one of the world’s leading experts on bariatric procedures. Today, Dr. Provost practices weight loss surgery in Temple, Texas and continues to teach and speak to bariatric surgeons from all over the world.

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