Women who Underwent Bariatric Surgery at CODS Celebrate Their Second Innings This Women's Day

MUMBAI, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The Women's Day 2016 celebrations at CODS (Centre for Obesity & Digestive Surgery) was marked with an air of exultation and sweet memories as over 60 jubilant women proudly regaled their success stories and expressed their deep gratitude to Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, lovingly known amongst patients as Dr. Muffi.

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Not without a reason; these women have been part of the CODS family since 2006. Having undergone Bariatric surgery under Dr. Muffi, they have been virtually living in newly-sculpted bodies ever since, standing testimony to the fact that Bariatric surgery is a long-term solution to obesity.

The stories that were shared were soul-stirring and intensely emotional. From Bhavna becoming her husband's 'best model' and muse, to Neelam practically being able to run after her kids and matching their boundless stamina after having lost 70 kgs. Impassionedly, she even went on to refer Dr. Muffi as 'God'.

What really stole the show at the celebrations were women who actually qualified for the Centurion Awards - a special recognition given to those who have shed 100 or more kilograms and have still maintained their new weight. Another CODS prodigy, Maria Koliah stood tall with her bouncy baby boy whom she delivered a year after undergoing surgery that corrected her obesity, thereby helping her conceive.

One Centurion Award recipient ended the evening on a high note dedicating the song 'I will survive' to all the women who made it through this weight-loss journey.

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala is a highly-acclaimed, internationally renowned and eminent surgeon. He is the Chairman of the Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Services and Research Center at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai. Besides, he is the President Elect of the International Federations of Obesity Surgeons (IFSO), Asia Pacific Chapter.

About CODS India:  

The Centre 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 visit www.codsindia.com for more information.

Media Contact:  
Carlyne Remidios
Senior Dietician 
CODS India

SOURCE Centre for Obesity & Digestive Surgery

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