Dr Muffazal was Awarded the Bharat Icon Award in the Category of Best Obesity Surgeon of the Year, 2016

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MUMBAI, December 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Founder, Centre for Obesity and Digestive Surgery, Mumbai

and Chairman of Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences and Research Centre, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai,was awarded the Bharat Icon Award in the category of Best Obesity Surgeon of the Year, 2016 on Monday, November 28, 2016.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444965 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444966 )

The Bharat Icon Awards are promoted by the Royal Heritage Group to recognise the contribution of eminent citizens.

In his career of 15 years, Dr Lakdawala has conducted numerous surgeries, in India, and abroad;a trained laparoscopic surgeon, he specialises in Bariatric surgery and GI oncology surgery. He is known internationally forhis pioneering work in the field of scarless bariatric surgery and is a keen researcher in the field of diabetes surgery.

Dr Lakdawalais regularly hosted by several institutions and forums to teach and practice bariatric and laparoscopic surgery across Asia. He hasconducted multiple live surgical demonstrations at key international forums across the continent.

Dr Lakdawala holds prestigious positions in numerous policy think tanks and clinical organizations globally. He is theChairman of the Position Statement Committee for IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders)and ison the board of the Asian Endosurgery Task Force (AETF).

His first book, The Eat-Right Prescription will be on shelves by May 2016.It is a collection of tips and recipes, focused on educating the reader about how to use family meals as the first step to health and wellness. This is a subject that Dr Lakdawala is passionate about, personally and professionally.

When he is not in the OT or the clinic, Dr Lakdawala enjoys spending time with his family in Mumbai. His interests also include travel and photography.

About The Eat-Right Prescription

Clean out your kitchen, stock up on wholesome ingredients, and cook delicious, nourishing meals for the family.

Because eating right is the best prescription for health.

As a busy surgeon, and an expert on weight loss, Dr Muffazal Lakdawala has worked with countless people, helping them better their health by eating right. His team counsels people every day on how to eat right, making yummy, healthy meals at home that are economical and time-saving.

The Eat-Right Prescription brings all of that knowledge and expertise to one's kitchen. No fad diets, no quick-fixes andno eliminating traditional foods. From buying the right ingredients, to planning meals, and involving kids in cooking, The Eat-Right Prescription combines medical and scientific knowledge with practical wisdom. It's the go-to guide for individuals and families who want to eat right, stay healthy and lead productive, happy lives.

Milestones in Dr Muffazal's career

- One of the only Indian surgeons to have demonstrated live surgery in almost every Asian country

- The first surgeon to conduct laparoscopic gastric bypass in India

- The first surgeon to conduct single incision sleeve gastrectomy in Asia; and in Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Taiwan

- Performed the largest number of single incision sleeve gastrectomy surgeries in the world

About CODS India:

TheCentre for Obesity and Diabetes Surgery (CODS) is an organization that is dedicated to treating obesity and spreading awareness about its causes and ill effects. Spearheaded by Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala and Ms. Priyanka Kaul, CODS has the distinction of having performed one of the largest series of laparoscopic and single incision metabolic and bariatric (weight-loss) surgeries across the country. CODS comprises a panel of medical and management professionals as well as super specialized surgeons whose sole aim is to deliver comprehensive and holistic solutions for non-surgical as well as surgical weight loss and weight management.CODS is the proud recipient of the first Bariatric Center of Excellence (COE) designation in India; this validates our commitment to providing the safest and highest quality of care to our patient population.

Please visithttp://www.codsindia.comfor more information.

Media Contact: Nidhi Taparia [email protected] +91-9892049374 CODS India



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