Year 2002

  • Dr. Ashok Gupta is one of the very few who has mastered the art making his profession pleasurable and satisfying. An authority on microvascular surgery has been involved in conducting free reconstructive surgery for children and young adults, particularly from tribal areas during last two decades. By holding free surgery camp for these people, we have been able to give "Fresh Start" to their lives, which they can lead with greater confidence and self-image.
    Express Health Care Management English Fortnightly 2002, Mumbai
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh FRCS being awarded to Dr. Ashok Gupta recognizing his contributions in the field of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Also being awarded the Honors of Doctor of Science D. Sc. by an International University, recognizing his contributions in the field of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
    Nav Bharat Times (Hindi Daily: Mumbai 2002)
  • Cover Story:American Actor Gary Richardson, over three decades has starred in hundreds of commercials across four continents and Vogue named him "Man of the Year 1981" is proud of subtle changes Dr Ashok Gupta has brought on his face. Dr Ashok Gupta is World Class and I trust my career in his hands, says Gary.
    Gary Richardson American Actor

Year 2001

  • "Providing a Fresh Start to bruised lives: A Voluntary Organization Deformed and defective faces often are left un-attended and ignored as nature's punishment. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts offers them a second chance; physical reconstruction is no longer a privilege of rich. Now with the Organization Fresh Start Surgical Gifts being headed by Dr Ashok Gupta, underprivileged can avail facilities for constructive surgery, all free of cost. Dr Ashok Gupta himself has been involved in conducting free reconstructive surgery for children and young adults, particularly from tribal areas during last two decades. By holding free surgery camp for these people, we have been able to give "Fresh Start" to their lives, which they can lead with greater confidence and self-image.
    Abhiyan (Gujarati Monthly 2001, Mumbai)
  • Plastic Surgery offers them a second chance; physical reconstruction is no longer a privilege of rich. Now with the Organization Fresh Start Surgical Gifts being headed by Dr Ashok Gupta, underprivileged can avail facilities for constructive surgery, all free of cost.
    Bombay Times ; Times of India (English Daily 2001, Mumbai)
  • Giving Life a Fresh Start: Like any normal girl of her age, Meena, 18 years old from the tribal belt of Maharashtra had dreams and aspirations of her own. At an early age, she developed a small boil on her left nostril, which ultimately ate away her third of the face. Born in to a poor family of 10, despite her deformities persisted in her schooling up to 9th grade. Eventually the taunts of her schoolmates became too painful for her to bear and she gave up her studies. Meena has undergone three stages of reconstructive surgery by Dr Ashok Gupta under the banner of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts India Chapter and her defect and associated misery may finally end. Dr Ashok Gupta is keen to give a new lease of life to any one requiring treatment.
    Guru Publication (English Weekly 2001, Mumbai)
  • Workshop on Reconstructive Surgery: Plastic Surgery Unit of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana will organize a workshop on Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burn injuries. The workshop conducted by Dr. A. K. Gupta, a leading plastic & microvascular surgeon from Mumbai, will be attended by 80 delegates & medical students all over the region. The workshop was aimed at talking to doctors out the latest developments in this field through seminars & live operative sessions said Dr Ashok Gupta. The most awaited event would be live operative session by Dr Ashok Gupta in the surgical room, watched by all doctors & answers would be given to the queries asked.
    Hindustan Times (English Daily 2001, Ludhiana)
  • Physical Deformities being overcome by: Fresh Start Deformed and defective faces often are left un-attended and ignored as nature's punishment. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts offers them a second chance; physical reconstruction is no longer a privilege of rich. Now with the Organization Fresh Start Surgical Gifts being headed by Dr Ashok Gupta, underprivileged can avail facilities for constructive surgery, all free of cost. Dr Ashok Gupta himself has been involved in conducting free reconstructive surgery for children and young adults, particularly from tribal areas during last two decades. By holding free surgery camp for these people, we have been able to give "Fresh Start" to their lives, which they can lead with greater confidence and self-image.
    Jan Satta (Marathi Daily July 2001, Mumbai)
  • New ray of hope for children with physical deformities. Deformed and defective faces often are left un-attended and ignored as nature's punishment. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts offers them a second chance; physical reconstruction is no longer a privilege of rich. Now with the Organization Fresh Start Surgical Gifts being headed by Dr Ashok Gupta, underprivileged can avail facilities for constructive surgery, all free of cost. Dr Gupta himself has been involved in conducting free reconstructive surgery for children and young adults, particularly from tribal areas during last two decades. By holding free surgery camp for these people, we have been able to give "Fresh Start" to their lives, which they can lead with greater confidence and self-image.
    Janma Bhoomi (Gujarati Daily 2001, Mumbai)
  • Smile returns on the face following the devastating earthquake. The killer earthquake of January crumpled her small world under its ferocious feet and left Razia Hussain, 15 years from Kheesra in Gujarat homeless and badly injured her leg. The scars of the quake in her mind went even deeper when the teenager, who remained buried in the debris for two days, was told that she may be amputated in her right leg, which left her shattered. Dr. Ashok Gupta, micro and plastic surgeon, was her Samaritan, who performed two complicated and laborious operations saved her leg from amputation, making her one of the luckier victims to survive the quake and aftermath.
    Nav Bharat (Hindi Daily 2001, Mumbai)
  • Free Reconstructive Surgery facilities for earth quake victims; The killer earthquake of January crumpled life of many people. Dr. Ashok Gupta, micro and plastic surgeon and head of the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts a non Government Organization have offered free surgeries to these patients.
    Nav Bharat Times (Hindi Daily 2001, Mumbai)
  • Efforts to transform ugly faces in to beautiful Faces: Fresh Start Deformed and defective faces often are left un-attended and ignored as nature's punishment. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts offers them a second chance; physical reconstruction is no longer a privilege of rich. Now with the Organization Fresh Start Surgical Gifts being headed by Dr Gupta, underprivileged can avail facilities for constructive surgery, all free of cost. Dr Gupta himself has been involved in conducting free reconstructive surgery for children and young adults, particularly from tribal areas during last two decades. By holding free surgery camp for these people, we have been able to give "Fresh Start" to their lives, which they can lead with greater confidence and self-image.
    Sunday Nav Bharat Times (Hindi Daily 2001, Mumbai)
  • "Providing a Fresh Start to bruised lives: Sujata's 20 years old battle with rare birth defect may finally end in the form of a Fresh Start, a city based charitable organization. Sujata who has one of the rare birth defect with only one functioning eye, nose and half of the brain not developed, would be treated free of charges in India / USA under the banner of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. Dr Gupta is keen to give a new lease of life to any one requiring treatment.
    Times of India (English Daily 2001, Mumbai)
  • "Fresh lease of life and hope for quake victim": The killer earthquake of January crumpled her small world under its ferocious feet and left Razia Hussain, a 15 years from Kheesra in Gujarat homeless and badly injured her leg. The scars of the quake in her mind went even deeper when the teenager, who remained buried in the debris for two days, was told that she may be amputated in her right leg, which left her shattered. Dr. Ashok Gupta, Micro and Plastic Surgeon, was her Samaritan, who performed two complicated and laborious operations saved her leg from amputation, making her one of the luckier victims to survive the quake and aftermath.
    The Free Press Journal (English Daily 2001, Mumbai)

Year 2000

  • "Get your Reconstructive Plastic Surgery done Free of Charges"Deformed and defective faces often are left un- attended and ignored as nature's punishment. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts offers them a second chance; physical reconstruction is no longer a privilege of rich. Now with the Organization Fresh Start Surgical Gifts being headed by Dr Gupta, underprivileged can avail facilities for constructive surgery, all free of cost. Dr Gupta himself has been involved in conducting free reconstructive surgery for children and young adults, particularly from tribal areas during last two decades. By holding free surgery camp for these people, we have been able to give "Fresh Start" to their lives, which they can lead with greater confidence and self-image.
    Dophar Ka Samna (Hindi Daily 2000, Mumbai)
  • Bhupinder Singh, 38 years old head constable of Jammu & Kashmir Armed Police had lost sensation in the left arm. He got treatment from Army hospital & at Jammu Medical College, where skin grafting was done. Despite this treatment, he was not able to use his hand properly. Most muscles of the arm was badly damaged and reconstructed through microsurgery by Dr. A. K. Gupta. After the surgery, Bhupinder was successfully able to perform all the duties within a year.
    Indian Express (English Daily : Ludhiana)
  • Surgery for Children with Deformities; GratisDeformed and defective faces often are left un-attended and ignored as nature's punishment. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts offers them a second chance; physical reconstruction is no longer a privilege of rich. Now with the Organization Fresh Start Surgical Gifts being headed by Dr Gupta, underprivileged can avail facilities for constructive surgery, all free of cost. Dr Gupta himself has been involved in conducting free reconstructive surgery for children and young adults, particularly from tribal areas during last two decades. By holding free surgery camp for these people, we have been able to give "Fresh Start" to their lives, which they can lead with greater confidence and self-image.
    Indian Express (English Daily 2000, Mumbai)
  • New ray of hope for children with physical deformities. Deformed and defective faces often are left un-attended and ignored as nature's punishment. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts offers them a second chance; physical reconstruction is no longer a privilege of rich. Now with the Organization Fresh Start Surgical Gifts being headed by Dr Gupta, underprivileged can avail facilities for constructive surgery, all free of cost. Dr Gupta himself has been involved in conducting free reconstructive surgery for children and young adults, particularly from tribal areas during last two decades. By holding free surgery camp for these people, we have been able to give "Fresh Start" to their lives, which they can lead with greater confidence and self-image.
    Nav Bharat Times (Hindi Daily 2000, New Delhi)
  • There are many patients in this world who are approaching the hospitals for the loss of neural tissue, but they are unable to get proper treatment. Only four to five micro neural surgeons are there in the complete country, informed Dr Gupta, who is a leading pioneer Surgeon in brachial plexus injuries from the Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Gupta was attending the workshop, which was held at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana for microsurgical repair of brachial plexus injuries. Dr Gupta informed that there are better chances of recovery in the younger patients rather than older patients with brachial plexus surgery. He told that grafting is done at the area affected. Live operation was carried out followed by queries asked by the doctor. Main aim of this workshop was to part information regarding the revolution in the field of microvascular surgery by educating more and more doctors.
    Times of India (English Daily : Ludhiana)

Year 1999

  • At Dayanand Medical College & Hospital workshop was conducted on Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Ashok Gupta, renowned Plastic Surgeon from Bombay Hospital conducted the workshop. He gave the lecture how microvascular surgery helps in the field of medicine and gave a light on microvascular surgery. Lecture on brachial plexus has stressed that 90% of injuries are due to motorcycle accidents & 10% are due to birth injuries, bullet injuries. This kind of injuries can lead to paralysis.
    Amar Ujala (Hindi Daily : 1999 Ludhiana)
  • At Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, two days seminar would be conducted on August 18 & 19. Light would be given on how microvascular surgery helps on nerves & amputated body parts. The seminar would be conducted by the renowned plastic & microvascular surgeon Dr. Ashok Gupta .The main aim of this seminar is to give light on medical technologies and applications to Doctors .On first day live operation would be shown, and the operation would be performed by Dr. Ashok Gupta and answers would be given to Doctors queries. Following that operation of four patients would be performed.
    Ajeet Samachar (Hindi Daily : 1999 Ludhiana)
  • At Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana workshop would be conducted for the injuries caused at spinal cord. Information would be given for the injuries caused at spinal cord & near by body parts. Renowned Plastic Surgeon from Bombay Dr. Ashok Gupta will do the inauguration. Near by 80 delegates & medical students will attend the workshop. Lecture would be given on techniques of microsurgical repair on injuries & its management. Live operation would be shown, which is going to be done for the first time & Dr Gupta will give answers to the queries asked by the delegates & medical students.
    Dainik Jagran (Hindi Daily : 1999 Ludhiana)
  • Workshop on Microvascular surgery was conducted for two days at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana. Many delegates participated in the workshop. From Bombay Hospital Dr. Ashok Gupta renowned plastic surgeon attended the workshop.
    Dainik tribune (Hindi Daily : 1999 Ludhiana)
  • Dr. Ashok Gupta gave lecture on injuries in Extremity and the side effects due to these injuries. Thereafter, live screening was shown on patients for delegates & guests. He told that in microvascular surgery tissue is grafted. He told that 90% injuries are due to driving, radiation and during giving birth to babies. These surgeries were first done in America and now are being performed in Japan, Germany, China and Taiwan. In India, this surgery is done only at two or three places.
    Dainik Jagran (Hindi Daily : 1999 Ludhiana)
  • Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana will organize a workshop on microsurgical repair of brachial plexus injuries. The workshop conducted by Dr. A. K. Gupta, a leading Plastic & Microvascular Surgeon from Mumbai, will be attended by 80 delegates & medical students all over the region. The workshop was aimed at talking to doctors out the latest developments in this field through seminars & live operative sessions said Dr Gupta. The brachial plexus injuries are caused mainly due to accidents. Other doctors will give information about the diagnosis and nerve conduction studies followed by a talk on the management of brachial plexus. The most awaited event would be live operative session by Dr Gupta in the surgical room, watched by all doctors. It was stressed that 90% of such injuries are the result of motorcycle accidents and the remaining 10% during child birth, radio diagnosis, tumors, gun shots, stabbing & this can lead to paralysis of arm & shoulders.
    Indian Express ( English Daily : 1999 Ludhiana)
  • Workshop on Microvascular surgery was conducted for two days at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana. Many delegates participated in the workshop. From Bombay Hospital, Dr. Ashok Gupta renowned plastic surgeon is going to inaugurate the Workshop, says Medical Superintendent Dr. J. D. Wader. Topic for workshop would be "Light on Microvascular Surgery". Nearly about 80 Delegates & Medical students will attend the workshop.
    Punjab Kesari (Hindi Daily : 1999 Ludhiana)

Year 1997

  • It's all about how non-invasive surgery becoming more and more popular in India. Areas where laser is maximally usedare areas of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. Dr Gupta says that laser is superior to the conventional methods as the computer can set the density and speed, acting as safe guard against human error. The Ultra Pulse laser is used for skin resurfacing or the removal of wrinkles. The effect last for at least five years. This laser is used for hair transplants, removal of warts, moles, birth marks, acne or small pox marks and tatoos.
    Express News line (English Weekly : 1997, Mumbai)
  • Laser technology for Aesthetic Surgery takes a first place in India with a Mumbai based Dr. Ashok Gupta, introducing Ultra Pulse 5000 C in India. Dr Gupta says Ultra Pulse 5000 is equal to Rolls Royce in cars. Laser technology can be used not just in plastic surgery, but also in gynecology, cancer surgery, and endoscopy. There is no limit to it. Dr Gupta said the use of this surgical technique is immense in India. It can cover a wide range of areas ranging from use of skin resurfacing to face lift, body sculpturing, abdominoplasty, breast lifting, rhinoplasty and even hair transplantation.
    Free Press Journal (English Daily : 1997, Mumbai)
  • Laser your way to BEAUTY; having acquired an envious number of degrees from some of the top world renowned institutions of the world; Symposium was held on Aesthetic and laser surgery conducted at Bombay Hospital Medical Research Center. Dr. Ashok Gupta said that the Ultra Pulse laser could be used for removing wrinkles, resurface skin and wipe out scars and stains. It has been successfully used to remove acne scars, stretch marks as well as port wine. Other laser available for plastic surgery on skin.
    Lokmat Times (English Daily : 1997, Nagpur)
  • According to Dr Gupta, Plastic Surgery has played an important role in the field of beauty. In cars what is the rating of Rolls Royce, same is the rating of Ultra Pulse 5000 in laser surgery. According to him this is the first kind of Laser Unit in South East Asia. Through this machine new shape can be given to the skin and body parts.
    Nav Bharat Times (Hindi Daily : June 1 1997, Mumbai)
  • Plastic Surgeon introduces latest laser equipment in city; Dr. Ashok Gupta renowned Plastic, Microvascular & Aesthetic Surgeon says that with the developments in plastic surgery over the recent years changes in a person's appearance through surgery have been more rapid & striking. Dr Gupta says that it covers correction of congenital deformities of various parts of body, burns, reconstruction of defects following certain diseases. Dr Gupta says that lasers are very safe when used properly and in compliance with safe guidelines, yet a number of issues need to be addressed to ensure safety. It is clear that laser technology continue to evolve new and innovative users for lasers in dermatology will be discovered.
    Times of India (English Daily : 1997, Mumbai)

Year 1996

  • The Man Who Was Hit Below the Belt: A new series on Interesting case stories from Doctor's Files: This is a true story of how microsurgery was used 8 times over to bring a man back from the threshold of death and to give him a new sex life. Navin Solgama, a 39 years old man from Rajkot was hit by a truck and dragged by it over several meters, he arrived at Bombay Hospital with the skin and muscles on his lower abdomen scrapped off and his intestine exposed, his penis, scrotum and testicles missing and a part of his pelvic bone and bladder wall crushed.
    Health & Nutrition (English Monthly : 1996)

Year 1995

  • Bombay Doctor helps Tribal Priest; Dr. Ashok Gupta of Bombay Hospital and the Bombay University performed 14-hour operation on Father Basil Vasunya of Chattisgarh.
    Christian News : (English : 1995)
  • Doctor performs arm re-plant surgeries: Dr. Ashok Gupta has recently performed two major operations involving replantation of upper arm in two patients after a gap of 14 and 34 hours respectively. (One of the rare surgical feat to achieve)
    Express Pharma Pulse ( English Weekly: 13th Issue : 1995)
  • Amputated Arm replanted back by Dr. Ashok Gupta: Kabile Tareef Dr. Ashok Gupta has recently performed two major operations involving replantation of upper arm in two patients after a gap of 14 and 34 hours respectively. (One of the rare feat to achieve)
    Health & Nutrition (Hindi Monthly : 1995)
  • Doctor performs arm re-plant surgeries: Dr. Ashok Gupta has recently performed two major operations involving replantation of upper arm in two patients after a gap of 14 and 34 hours respectively. (One of the rare feat to achieve)
    Nav Bharat Times (Hindi Daily: Mumbai :1995)

Year 1993

  • MICRO SURGICAL TECHNIQUE; ITS ROLE IN RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY: DR. A. K. GUPTA. Microsurgery has proved to be a panacea for a large number of surgical problems, for which there were no alternatives like replantation of the amputated parts to the body. It has made possible the transfer of a large block of growing tissue from one part of the body to another. It has made a large number of surgical inaccessible tissues accessible by its magnification. The advantages and the revolutions brought about by microsurgical techniques are innumerable and unparalleled.
    BIO-MED (English Bi-Monthly 1993)

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