The department of Dermatology at METAS Adventist Hospital was set up in the early seventies. It has gradually added new facilities & subspecialties with recognition. The Dermatologist & co- specialists work together as a team so that patient derives maximum benefits of a multi-specialty hospital. Skin diseases are on the rise possibly due to changing socio – economic conditions in India. This poses a great challenge to this department to keep pace with problems of common Dermatology as well as satisfy the demand for cosmetology and Dermato- surgery.
Excellent support facilities of microbiology, clinical pathology, biochemistry, and histopathology with immune – fluorescence studies, nuclear medicine, nerve conduction studies etc. are available to help in diagnosing and treating different dermatological problems, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy patients.
METAS Adventist Hospital Bariatric Surgery Expertise
Obesity is a condition where a person’s Body Mass Index or BMI (calculated by dividing height by weight) is more than 30. It is becoming a global epidemic not only in developed nations but also in developing nations like India. Obesity is a huge issue in India too, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population.
The METAS Adventist Hospital Centers of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery are one of the largest centers for Obesity & Metabolic surgery , performing all the different types of weight loss surgeries including revision surgeries with success rates comparable to international standards. The commitment of our consultants and allied specialists in the treatment of Morbid Obesity has led to the achievement of better outcomes and improved quality of life for hundreds of obese patients who visit us each year.
Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have morbid obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).