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Bariatric surgeon gets top US award for diabetes research

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Mumbai : Bariatric surgeon Shashank S Shah has been honoured with the American Diabetes Association’s ‘Vivian Fonseca Scholar’ Award 2016 for his contribution in the field of gastric bypass surgery for diabetes.

Shah was conferred with the coveted award, given in recognition of Diabetes research, at a function in New Orleans yesterday, a release issued by American Diabetes Association said.

The Pune-based surgeon received the award for his abstract ‘Gastric Bypass Vs Medical/Lifestyle Care for Type 2 Diabetes in South Asians’, which was the focus of his Vivian Fonseca Award Lecture, it said.

Desmond Schatz, president, Medicine & Science–American Diabetes Association, congratulated Shah for his dedication and innovation in the field of gastric bypass surgery for diabetes.

Shah, who has authored numerous publications on surgery for diabetes, in particular gastric bypass surgery, is Director of a Laparo-Obeso Centre in Pune, at present.

The centre specialises in comprehensive treatment for obesity and related metabolic diseases, and also offers training for laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.

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