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MCI clarifies bariatric surgery is not plastic surgery

Keeping in mind the interest of patients who undergo bariatric surgery in India, Postgraduate Committee of Medical Council of India at its meeting held on July 25, 2014 has declared bariatric surgery as a non-cosmetic surgery, under surgical gastroenterology.

Extract from Minutes of the Meeting, Point No. 160, Page No. 64-65 Guidance with request to the nature of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery.

Read: the letter dt. 28.01.2014 from Dr. S.D. Joshi Dean, Sri Aurobindo Medical College & PG Institute SAIMS Hospital with regard to the nature of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery.

The Postgraduate Committee considered the letter dt. 28.01.2014 from Dr. S.D. Joshi Dean, Sri Aurobindo Medical College & PG Institute SAIMS Hospital along with recommendations of the Chairman, Academic Cell/Sub-Committee with regard to the nature of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery and decided to approve the following

“…Bariatric Surgery is a Gastrointestinal non Cosmetic Surgery under the rubric of surgical gastroenterology and not plastic surgery”.

www.mciindia.org/meetings/PG/2014/PGMN-25.07.2014.pdf