As part of social responsibility initiatives and to help measure whether you are underweight, a healthy weight, overweight or clinically obese, Department of Bariatric Surgery- Orange City Hospital & Research Institute will be conducting a Free BMI (Body Mass Index) estimation & Obesity Consultation camp on 19th December 2016. BMI is used as a screening tool to indicate whether a person is underweight, overweight, obese or a healthy weight for their height. OCHRI is dedicated to help children, teens, young adults and families achieve a healthy body weight through a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary weight loss program.

Dr. Prachi Mahajan, Obesity Surgeon- OCHRI, will provide her expertise in this free Camp in OCHRI Bariatric/Obesity clinic division assisted by Smt.Mansi Andhare, Dietician-OCHRI. The camp is scheduled from 12noon to 2pm on 19th December 2016.

On this occasion Dr. Prachi Mahajan, informed that “Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height, and applies to most adult men and women aged 20 and above. If a person’s BMI is out of the healthy BMI range, their health risks may increase significantly. It is an initiative to make people aware of their BMI as many diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, heart problems, etc., arise due to obesity. The benefits of maintaining a healthy weight includes fewer joint and muscle pains, increased energy and ability to join in more activities, improved regulation of bodily fluids and blood pressure, reduced burden on the heart and circulatory system, improved sleep patterns, reductions in blood triglycerides, blood glucose, and reduces risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Reduced risk for heart disease and certain cancers.

OCHRI has a dedicated multi-disciplinary obesity treatment team consisting of Bariatric (obesity) surgery unit, with trained bariatric surgeons, experienced anesthesiologists, dietician, critical care physicians, physiotherapists and technological infrastructure under one roof. Thus, patients with very high BMI are being regularly successfully operated on with excellent results.

For appointments and registration one may contact OCHRI OPD Receptionist in 0712-6634899 during working hours.