Obesity and overweight


Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive accumulation of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. But, It is preventable!!Hence losing weight requires a holistic multidisciplinary approach understanding the underlying scientific abnormality and matches them with appropriate treatment strategies.


  • More than 135 million are obese in India
  • 5th leading risk for global death
  • 44% of diabetes burden is attributed to overweight and obesity
  • More than 40 million children are overweight
  • COVID-19 increases mortality amongst the obese


GEM Obesity & Diabetes Surgery Centre is now the proud recipient of South India’s FIRST & ONLY Bariatric Surgery Centre of Excellence (BSCOE) designation in India.

With the blessings of Dr.C.Palanivelu , a pioneer in the field of laparoscopy and considered to be one of the greatest surgeons of all times, Dr. P. Praveen Raj has taken the department to great heights, not just in par but better than most centres’ around the globe. Praveen Raj is the only surgeon in south India to be branded as the Bariatric Surgeon of Excellence in this part of the globe. Since obesity is growing as a most dangerous disease in Indian subcontinent, his focus and efforts to help and create awareness in such population are remarkable.

To know more:


info@ obesitysurgeryindia.com

GEM Obesity & Diabetes Surgery Centre presents to you  a seminar on “LOSING WEIGHT – THE RIGHT WAY” to educate our society on the scientific aspects to lose weight to lead a healthy life. By joining our hands together we can make our society free from obesity…

Are you struggling with weightloss / interested in helping those struggling with obesity / or a health/ fitness freak?

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