Body & Soul; Channel 5: “Worth its weight”

Dr Shanker was invited to Daniel Martin’s TV version of his long-running radio show on the latest health developments, Body & Soul. He shared some of the exciting new surgical tools currently available to control weight including endoscopic staplers!

Digit; Suria (Malay): “Berat mata memandang”

Digit; Suria (Malay): “Berat mata memandang” Broadcast date: 3 December 2014 This excellent new Malay magazine show produced by Alwiyah Mohd Siz looks at obesity in Singapore. Plenty of facts and figures are presented by Adi Abdul [...]

Are Singaporeans really getting fatter?

Are Singaporeans really getting fatter? Broadcast date: 5 February 2015 Dr Shanker was invited to Daniel Martin’s TV version of his long-running radio show on the latest health developments, Body & Soul. He shared some of the exciting [...]

A Personal Journey

15th Feb 2015. A month after my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. Now, how much did i lose? Before surgery: 155.5kg. Now 145.5kg. 10kg down. YEEHAAA

Stomach Surgery solves her health woes

Aug 15, 2009 Last November, Miss Christine Kunasekaran found out she had to take medication for hypertension. The ITE student, who was 107kg at her heaviest, realised she had to do something drastic. “I’m quite young to be taking medication for [...]

Bariatric Surgery Changed His Life

2015 The expansion phases could be drastic at times: During a business trip, he put on so much weight that he had to get new clothes tailored there. He had up to five bowel movements a day due to the sheer amount of food he consumed.

Losing weight is a lifestyle

2015 Growing up, Robin was told a thousand times the story of how his grandma who raised him had to use Chinese herbs to plump him up as a skinny child. Throughout his childhood and teenage years, he was egged on to eat a lot, to make sure he [...]

Weight Loss Surgery: Pros and Cons

2015 If you are severely obese and have diabetes or any other obesity-related medical condition, you may be a suitable candidate for weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery, is medically advised in Singapore when a person’s [...]

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

2009 It is becoming increasingly recognised that surgery for weight loss such as Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) can substantially reduce T2DM rates. Hence, the term “Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” (MBS).

Weight Loss: Are slimming pills safe?

2015 Slimming pills are a popular weight loss option but are they safe and effective? Slimming pills may be suitable for people with specific health problems or deficiencies that contribute to their excess weight, says Dr Shanker Pasupathy, [...]

Interest in weight-loss surgery on the rise

May 26, 2014 Going under the knife to lose weight is increasingly being considered as an option for those suffering obesity-related co-morbities, such as diabetes and hypertension, figures released by five public hospitals show.

Myths and facts about weight-loss foods

May 20, 2014 Can consuming coconut oil and coconut, apple cider vinegar, acai berries, protein shakes and caffeine help you lose weight? Many foods, including coconut oil and apple cider vinegar, are commonly thought to promote weight loss, but [...]

Do fast weight loss programmes work?

Feb 4, 2014 Slimming massages, belly wraps, vibrating belts… these are some of the countless quick-fix commercial options available for weight loss. They promise instant results and fast weight loss. But do they actually help you lose weight and [...]

Metabolic Surgery – Doctor Q&A

Feb 28, 2013 Suffering from obesity and metabolic disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or non-alcoholic fatty liver? You could find a solution in metabolic surgery, a surgical procedure in which the digestive system [...]

Will eating supper make you fat?

Mar 4, 2013 Is late night eating a surefire way to gain weight? Is diet soda really useful for weight loss? Can drinking water, bathing or walking after a meal impair your digestion? Dr Shanker Pasupathy, Senior Consultant and Director of the [...]

Rawatan kecantikan ekstrem

Nov, 2012 Berat badan En Shaun Lawrence, 32, dan Puan Rozita Ramlee, 36, melebihi 100kg sebelum ini. Hari ini, tiada siapa yang dapat menduga mereka pernah obes. Atau pernah mengambil pelbagai jenis ubat untuk pelbagai penyakit yang berkaitan [...]

From size XXXL to M

Nov 24, 2011 Mrs Mangay Sundaram, 49, used to dread looking at her stomach. It had become hard and blackened from all the needle puncture wounds caused by the daily insulin injections she had needed since she was 42.

Turun 40kg

Jul 13, 2011 SEMASA berat badannya mencecah 147 kilogram, Cik Noraini Ramli sungguh risau, selain bosan kerana banyak bajunya tidak muat lagi untuk dipakai. Kerisauannya dirumitkan lagi dengan pelbagai penyakit kronik yang dihidapi Cik Noraini, [...]