The Certification has recognised the unit for its excellent work and for following global standards in Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Metabolic surgeries.
In an acknowledgement of the advanced capabilities of Aster CMI hospital and its doctors and surgeons, the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) accredited the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery unit of Aster CMI Hospital as a first Centre of Excellence (COE) in Karnataka and recognised Dr. H V Shivaram as its Programme Director. The Certification, conferred for a duration of three years, from December 2018 to December 2021, has recognised the unit for its excellent work and for following global standards in Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Metabolic surgeries.
The department underwent a rigorous process of evaluation in the supervision of OSSI experts and was evaluated on various parameters such as facilities, capabilities and experience of the surgeons of the department, number of surgeries performed in stipulated timeline, infrastructure to manage special patients who are 200-300 kgs, specialized rooms, beds, cots and chair, and toilets as normal toilet would not be appropriate for patients who are heavy and so on.
Dr. Nitish Shetty, CEO, Aster CMI Hospital, said, "We would like to congratulate the entire department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery on being awarded the Centre Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic surgery. We take immense pride in achieving this status. We would also like to thank Dr. Shivaram H.V. for helping us achieve this feat through his expertise and guidance. It is under his leadership, with a vast experience of conducting more than 400 such successful surgeries, our Bariatric and Metabolic surgery department has attained this distinction."
Dr. Shivaram H.V, Senior Consultant and Head of GI and Bariatric Surgery, Aster CMI Hospital, said, "Achievements such as this highlight the efforts of our entire team and the prowess of the world-class facilities at the hospital. While we have always believed that we are one of the best multi-speciality hospitals in the country, acknowledgement of our services from experts coming from outside the city encourages us to aim for higher goals."