Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia surgery

Life turns a full circle in one year. I Demonstrated live Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia repair at Thane surgical society on this Saturday for a recurrent inguinal hernia. Thank you everyone for being with me in tough times. It’s really heartening to be back from where I started.

I completed my post-graduation in surgery way back in days when we had no Laparoscopic surgery equipment and the necessary training available at my teaching hospital. I landed in Pune coming from a tier 2 city purely for my passion for this speciality. Treating surgical problems by minimal access was the way to go. I spent a good 15 years mastering the art of keyhole surgery and at that very moment met with a freak accident last year in March. The accident of free fall in a lift from 4th floor to basement changed everything in my life. Being operated for a fracture of the thigh bone after this accident and being bed ridden for 3 months after a very active surgical career was tough. I went through a sea of emotions, received lots of support but we are always alone even if we are in a crowd. Ultimately it is me who had to get over all the bad past memories of this debilitating trauma.

And here I am back to be my best.

Online Certificate course in Advance Bariatric

Hair Fall After Bariatric Surgery

There are lot of concern regarding hair fall after the bariatric surgery. Normal hair growth is dependent upon a healthy, balanced diet and hair fall is a sign of micronutrient deficiency. Hair fall usually begins after 2-3 months of undergoing surgery and is a temporary phenomenon which can be corrected by taking a proper diet with the required supplements.

Healthy hair growth needs proper intake of Vitamins A, B complex, C, E and biotin and micronutrients like iron, zinc and copper.

Other than these, a daily intake of protein of 1 g/kg body weight is essential for the maintenance and growth of all body tissues.

Hair fall is a sign of deficiency of one, or many of these essential nutrients. It is precipitated in people having a borderline nutritional status before surgery who fail to maintain the normal RDA of these nutrients postoperatively.

This can be corrected by a balanced diet containing fresh green vegetables, salads, yellow fruits, milk, eggs, etc and capsules with multivitamin supplements.

Rich sources of the required micronutrients are listed below-

  • Vitamin A – Sweet potatoes, Carrots, mangoes, lettuce, bell peppers, liver


  • Vitamin B complex – Legumes, whole grains, oats, oranges, milk, poultry
  • Vitamin C – Citrus fruits, Amla, Lemon, broccoli, sprouts
  • Biotin – Almonds, Nuts, whole grains, eggs
  • Iron– whole grains, green vegetables, nuts, cereals, red meat
  • Zinc– Whole grains, nuts, beans, red meat, seafood


  • Protein– Milk products, Egg white, poultry, Fish, Soyabean


The normal hair growth cycle takes around 3 months so these supplements are required for a minimum of this time frame. However, the diet modifications need to be continued and maintained life long to avoid having these problems in the future.