Bariatric Surgery for Weightloss successfully done @ Chandnan

Increase the Metabolic Process of Your Body with a Simple Procedure & Rid Yourself of Obesity Related Illness

An ever-growing health issue is being obese. There are a rising number of obese, and overweight Indians, also there are a high number of people who are morbidly or severely obese. Morbid obesity is a grave condition that is many times not taken seriously. It hinders with the primary physical functionalities like walking or breathing. People with morbid obesity have higher chances of getting ailments such as heart disease, sleep apnea, gallstones, diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, cancer and GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease).

To track your obesity BMI (Body Mass Index) is an ideal way to do so as through the ratio of height and weight it assesses. The standard weight consideration is 45 kg for any individual with a height of about 5 feet. In the case of BMI, if it is 35 or more, then an individual can be said as to having obesity condition and has higher chances to have the following health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and many others.

A case of obesity of a fifty-seven-year-old lady was successfully handled by Dr. Alankar Gupta (Department of Gastro-Liver & Billary Sciences, Chandan Hospital). The patient’s name was Neerja Mathur, and she weighed around 95 kg with a BMI of 42. As earlier pointed out that morbid obesity comes along with related illness, also Neerja was suffering from diabetes, HTN (Hypertension), OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), and Hypothyroidism.

OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) is a severe sleep disorder as your sleep is obstructed as the breath stops frequently and disturbs sleep. Various kinds of sleep apnea are there. However, the most prevalent and found is obstructive sleep apnea. It is a sort of apnea happens your airway is blocked during sleep when the muscles of the throat intermittently relax. The most obvious and common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring. Diabetes mellitus is the most generally known as diabetes. It is a disease related to metabolic causing high blood sugar. In normal healthy condition, the insulin hormone transfers sugar to your cells from the blood to be stored or utilized for energy. In diabetes, the body is unable to produce insulin hormone or incapable to use the produced insulin hormone. Also, if the high blood sugar is not treated on time, it has the potential to impair your many organs such as eyes, nerves, kidneys etc. Hypertension is more commonly known as high blood pressure. If this hypertension persists for a longer period, it can lead to drastic complications in your health conditions and increase the hazard of heart stroke, heart disease, and seldom death.

Dr Alankar suggested a procedure of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy to relieve of her increasing health issues and increase the metabolic process of the body. It was a minimally invasive surgery to reduce her pre-treatment weight which was ninety-five kg. This procedure requires making approximately 5 tiny holes in the abdominal wall. It is performed utilizing a video camera along with the long instruments positioned through the small incisions. The procedure involves eighty-five per cent removal of the stomach leaving a “sleeve” or a narrow gastric “tube”. The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy takes about 1 to 2 hours for completion.

This procedure completely resolved her three health conditions she was previously suffering with were OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), HTN (Hypertension) and DM (Diabetes). Also, Neerja lost 5 kgs when she came back for her first follow-up. Dr. Alankar expects she will lose around 30 kgs until March next year.

Patient Testimonial:

I had gained weight over time and wasn’t able to lose by conventional methods such as dieting or exercises. As expected, being overweight, I also had health issues such as HTN, OSA, Hypothyroidism and Diabetes. With increasing age and illness, it was getting difficult to lose weight. I was suggested to go to Chandan Hospital by one of my dear friends. When I consulted Dr. Alankar, I was relieved that through his suggested procedure of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Through this procedure, I will lose weight, the metabolic process of my body will increase, and three of my major illnesses will be resolved. I am grateful to Chandan Hospital’s caring staff and Dr. Alankar for leading me to better health.

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