I was born in Command Hospital at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune on 2nd October 1954. It is a special day as it coincides with the birthday of the great Mahatama Gandhiji, the torch bearer of the Indian Freedom Movement. My mother, in later years, used to tell me [...]


My formal education started quite late. I started school at the age of 6 years. Although my schooling started late, I didn't really suffer much as my mother used to teach me at home. By the time I stepped in class I, I was familiar with every bit of academic [...]


There is an interesting story behind my admission to medical college. Those were the days when I was excelling in sports and got to play state level as well. Selection for national level basketball team were round the corner and my classmates, Ashok Gupta, Captain of Rajasthan team, and Dinesh [...]


There comes a phase when you are totally at the mercy of your heart. When there is an unswerving clash between the head and the heart. While the former undoubtedly helps you make good choices, the latter makes you end up in an immense deal of trouble. Life is surely [...]


I formally inaugurated 'Khetarpal Hospital' on 3rd March 1992 amidst a congregation of family and close friends. On the opening day of my hospital, I performed 7 surgeries which is a feat in itself. I had to start from the scratch. My brother Dr. Vinod khetarpal extended a very generous [...]


It was a few years down the line I first heard about the surgical treatment for obesity. Obese patients would come up to me and would ask me to help them shed weight. These were the people who had virtually tried all possible weight loss measures e.g. getting religiously enrolled [...]


The year was 2005. My life was cruising at a smooth pace when suddenly an unfortunate incident happened which simply shattered me. One fine day , a female patient came to my OPD with some non-specific complaints. I referred her to the in - house psychologist. On careful history taking, [...]
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