Support Group - Hands that Heal, Hands that Care
"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything!"
Dr. Rohit, regularly conducts group motivating sessions with his patients long after they have been operated and discharged from the hospitals. This is his way of giving back to the community.
He believes that bariatric surgery is not a cure, but a tool to help you lose weight, or accelerate the process of weight loss, for those who have been striving for long without any results. It is a route to healthy, long and fulfilling life. The success of the process depends completely on the willingness of an individual to follow guidelines for diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.
To reiterate his conviction further, Dr. Rohit along with his team, personally set up a meeting place for his patients, at least once a month, at an outdoor location, where he indulges them in activities, motivational games, discussions and mentoring. He runs a laughter club for patients. He also gives personalized diet plans to patients who want to lose more weight, post surgery. Gym training and sessions are conducted to inspire the patients adopt a healthy and active way of life.
Dr. Rohit and his team take keen interest in the lifestyle of patients, as lifestyle is all that matters. The team counsels them on the need and importance of a healthy outlook, peaceful mind and a happy heart.
A. Diet Counseling
A healthy weight is an important element of good health. How much you eat and what you eat plays a central role in maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight. A good diet plan is one that gives you lasting results, and something that you can follow for a long time. Dr. Rohit makes sure that he tailors a diet plan, catering to individual needs and requirements optimizing health and well being.
Dr. Rohit personally follows up on the diet routine of his patients post surgery, a trait followed by few, to show his concern and be certain that they are following his instructions of a healthy diet post surgery.
B. Exercise Plans
Obesity in the past few years has skyrocketed, making it an epidemic for some countries. Obesity is defined as body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more and it can lead to a number of health issues, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Dr. Rohit in his support group activities, makes the patient aware of these issues and encourage his patients to follow a regular gym and exercise regime. He devises a routine exercise plan according to problem areas of the patient and counsels them to follow it sincerely. Combining exercise with diet is a more effective and durable way to lose weight rather than just restricting the calorie count.
Dr. Rohit makes sure that all his patients maintain the lifestyle and helps them to manage their weight post surgery. This is what sets him apart from other surgeons in Dubai.
C. Laughter Therapy
Laughter affects a person positively in all ways possible. Studies suggest that it is a powerful and therapeutic medicine for physiological, mental and emotional health. Laughter diffuses bad stress and releases good hormones which in turn results in uplifting mood and ease depression. It also enhances communication skills, fosters positive outlook and acts as a healing process for pain and anxiety.
Dr. Rohit along with his team helps his patients, post surgery to have a positive outlook towards life, and this makes him one of the best surgeons in Dubai. Post surgery care is his forte where he enables and instills life-skills in his patients.
The group session begins with stretching and then Dr. Rohit asks his patients to recall a memory which made them laugh in the recent past, or run in the room with different types of laughter or he narrates something which tickles the funny bone. The body luckily does not recognizes the difference between fake and genuine laughter. So the session turns out to be effective.
D. Sharing Stories
This is a unique and inspiring session conducted by Dr. Rohit and his team, where his patients share their success stories, life before and after weight loss surgery. These stories inspire not only Dr. Rohit but other patients as well to do and achieve more in life.