How the Quest for Beauty can Inspire Wellness
The main reason for obesity is our modern diet and lifestyle which predisposes us to put on extra weight.
Obesity is a serious condition that can lead to medical, physical and psychosocial problems. Some of us are at greater risk because of unique genetic and biological factors. The best approach to prevent obesity is to watch our food choices, keep active , reduce stress levels and get enough rest.
About the Speaker
Dr Shanker Pasupathy
Senior Consultant Surgeon
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (General Surgery)
Dr Shanker Pasupathy obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore, graduating in 1995. After completing his training in general, gastro-intestinal and vascular surgery in Singapore, Germany and the UK, he spent a year in France acquiring skills in advanced keyhole surgery techniques (laparoscopy and robotic surgery). On his return to Singapore he pioneered the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric bypass at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in 2008.
Dr Shanker believes firmly in collaboration and started the comprehensive metabolic-bariatric surgery service at SGH with support from the Department of Endocrinology, eventually rising to become director of the LIFE Centre. During this period, the Obesity and Metabolic Unit at SGH grew rapidly, receiving approximately 1,000 referrals annually. Dr Shanker has given numerous press, television and radio interviews regarding obesity and metabolic disease intervention.