Dr Ravishankar Asokkumar, Singapore General Hospital

Dr Ravishankar Asokkumar, Singapore General Hospital


26 April 2022
Health Suites: Non-surgical, reversible procedure to lose pandemic weight
On Health Suites, the last couple of pandemic years have had an unwanted side effect for some of us, where nearly 4 in 10 Singaporeans gained weight since the pandemic. Claressa Monteiro speaks to Dr Ravishankar Asokkumar, Consultant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, SGH to find out more about a non-surgical, reversible procedure which helps patients “jump start” weight loss journey amid rising obesity rates.

Highlights of conversation:
4:08 Weight gain trend in Singapore during pandemic
5:25 Rising obesity rate in Singapore and globally
8:05 What is this non-surgical and reversible procedure?
12:15 Who is best suited for this procedure?
12:38 What is the success rate?

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