Osmania Hospital doctors perform first-ever successful Bariatric surgery
From 240 kg to 170 kg in two months
A 23-year-old man from Hyderabad achieved a remarkable weight loss of almost 70 kg in just two months. However, this was not achieved through diet or exercise but rather through bariatric surgery.
This was successfully performed by doctors at Osmania Hospital. Let us find out what bariatric surgery is, who should undergo it, how it is performed, and how it is different from liposuction.
Bariatric surgery is an essential procedure for those who are morbidly obese and is also known as weight loss surgery. Doctors recommend this surgery when the body is not responding to a regular diet and exercise.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
However, it is a complicated procedure, and the chances of success are low. There are two main types of bariatric surgery: stomach reduction and digestive system reorganization.
The first procedure involves reducing the size of the digestive tract after assessing the patient's health status. This causes a feeling of fullness even after consuming a small amount of food.
The second procedure involves small intestine bypass surgery in which small intestinal segments are reorganized to reduce the body's ability to absorb calories and nutrients from food.
Experts recommend bariatric surgery for those suffering from extreme obesity, with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 40. Those who have a BMI between 35 to 40 and suffer from lifestyle diseases may also undergo weight loss surgery.
Who should undergo Bariatric Surgery?
However, surgery alone is not enough; post-surgery, patients must follow a strict diet, exercise, and medical courses as prescribed to achieve the desired results.
As with any surgery, there are risks involved, with some posing a danger to life itself. Bariatric surgery is a complex procedure that requires careful consideration before making a decision.
Patients must only opt for this surgery if no other way to lose weight exists, after consulting with a medical professional. The risk of digestive problems due to surgery also exists.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery used to remove unwanted fat accumulated in different parts of the body. It is not for weight loss and is recommended only if fat does not melt in affected areas due to exercise and other diet regimens.
What is Liposuction?
Osmania Hospital in Hyderabad achieved a rare feat when it successfully performed bariatric surgery for the first time in its hundred-year history.
A rare Honor for Osmania Hospital
Thakur Manindra Singh, a 23-year-old from Gudimalkapur, Hyderabad underwent the surgery and lost 70 kg of weight within two months, reducing his weight from 240 kg to 170 kg. Officials of Osmania Hospital expect him to lose an additional 70-80 kg in the next six months.
Bariatric surgery can cost between Rs. 8 to Rs. 10 lakhs in private hospitals. Manindra Singh's father expressed his happiness as the burden of the surgery's cost has been reduced since it was performed at Osmania Hospital.
At Reduced Cost
This is a great opportunity for those suffering from obesity to lose weight through surgery at no cost.