The founder and director of CODSILS, Dr. Amit Garg, endearingly referred to as one of the most recognizable faces in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery today. This is the result of years of pioneering work in the field of bariatric surgery and the high levels of skill that he brings to his practice. He has performed the largest number of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgeries (SILS) in north India with a very high success rate, a procedure that needs a very skilled surgeon. Dr. Amit Garg is one of the best bariatric surgeon in North India and has many international publications to his credit.
In 2014 he set up CODSILS with the vision of offering world-class obesity and diabetes solutions to patients; a dream that has grown by leaps and bounds over the years.
I studied MBBS at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College from 1998 to 2003. This college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. I did internship at Government General Hospital, sector 16, Chandigarh from December 2003 to December 2004.
MS (General Surgery)
I studied MS (General Surgery) from Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University and Medical College from June 2006 to June 2009. I was the best outgoing student of the post graduate course in general surgery.
FMAS (Fellowship in Minimally Access Surgery)
I did my fellowship in Minimally Access Surgery (FMAS) and was awarded this degree in 2013 after clearing the exam conducted by Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI). Minimal access surgery is a highly specialized, technology driven field of surgery that requires special training and exposure to sophisticated endovision equipment and hand instruments.
FMAMBS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
I did my Fellowship in Minimal access metabolic and bariatric Surgery (FMAMBS) from Max Hospital, New Delhi in 2013. This fellowship program is essentially a multidisciplinary weight management program that revolves around the bariatric surgical services provided at the institute.
FBMS (Fellowship in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery)
I did my Fellowship in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery under the eminent surgeon Dr. C.K Huang in E-Da Hospital, Kaoushing, Taiwan from 2013-2014. The Bariatric & Metabolic International (BMI) Surgery Center of E-Da hospital is the first accredited International Center of Excellence (ICE) for Bariatric Surgery in the Asia-Pacific region. It organized and hosted the “1st International Excellence Forum” in 2010, to establish a platform for the propagation of surgical knowledge and expertise among surgeons worldwide. Following its immense success, the International Excellence Federation (IEF) was formed to provide a resourceful network for centers to share, contribute and exchange their opinions, data and results.
Bariatric surgery Experience
During my bariatric surgery trainings, I have participated as a primary surgeon or as an assistant in more than 400 primary and revisional bariatric procedures.
From Feb 2014 – till date, I am working as a Chief bariatric and metabolic surgeon in Fortis Hospital, Mohali and have performed >200 bariatric and metabolic procedures which include Sleeve Gastrectomy, Mini Gastric Bypass, Roux-en-Y gastric Bypass, sleeve with proximal jejunal bypass, Loop Duodenal Jejunal Bypass with sleeve Gastrectomy and SILS bariatric surgery.
• A case-matched study of the differences in bone mineral density 1 year after 3 different bariatric procedures.
January–February, 2015 Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 181–185, Surgery for Obesity and related diseases.
• Bariatric surgery in old age: A comparative study of laparoscopic Roux–en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy in an Asia centre of excellence
J Biomed Res. 2015 Apr; 29(2): 118–124. Published online 2015 Mar 5. doi: 10.7555/JBR.29.20140108
• Novel Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery — Loop Duodenojejunal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (LDJB-SG)
Chapter 7; “Essentials and Controversies in Bariatric Surgery. Published: October 1, 2014 under CC BY 3.0 license. © The Author(s).
“Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” has gained the distinction of epidemic proportions and has evolved as one of the most serious public health problems in the 21st century. Today, half of the population is overweight and roughly 170 million have severe obesity. Morbid Obesity is an extreme health Hazard that impacts your medical, physical, psychological and metabolic well – being. It affects nearly every organ in the body and produces serious medical conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea and degenerative joint disease. While medical options such as weight loss programs, diets and drug therapies are ever present and increasing, only 3-7% of patients with a diagnosis of obesity are able to achieve effective and consistent weight loss. Bariatric surgery is the most effective and proven treatment for morbid obesity. Also, bariatric surgery for diabetes has been approved by IDF & ASMBS.
Obesity is the second most common preventable cause of death after smoking. That is why we consider Morbid Obesity to be the treatable cause of an array of preventable life threatening diseases. At our center, we are focused on addressing obesity with modern strategies according to the age, weight, BMI, food habits, social habits and diabetic status of the individual.
The centre for obesity, diabetes and single incision laparoscopic surgery (CODSILS) offers you holistic services ranging from the basic laparoscopy to the most advanced laparoscopy including Bariatric, Metabolic and Single Incision Surgeries.
Dr. Amit Garg
M.S, FMAS, FMAMBS, FBMS (Taiwan)
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon
To make CODSILS a leading center of world in providing comprehensive solutions for obesity and diabetes.
To offer effective and safe weight loss solutions to morbidly obese patients
To ensure excellent glycemic control in Type II diabetic patients with metabolic surgery
To offer zero scar bariatric surgeries for a quick recovery and excellent cosmetic outcome