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Manipal Hospitals, Kolkata successfully performs Bariatric surgery on 172-kg Bangladeshi patient

News Desk, News Nation 360: India's second-largest healthcare provider Manipal Hospitals, Salt Lake, Kolkata set another milestone in Bariatric treatment by performing a successful surgery on a Bangladeshi national weighing 172 kg with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 64. The team, led by Dr Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Consultant, Bariatric & Laparoscopic procedures, completed the procedure successfully in just one hour. A 30-year-old Bangladeshi woman with no family history of obesity, was brought to Manipal Hospitals with complaints of obesity (weighing 172 kg), sleep apnoea and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease that progressed to cirrhosis. She was advised to undergo Bariatric laparoscopic surgery. Doctors at the hospital pointed out that Bariatric laparoscopic surgery is safe and helps in gradual weight loss. In this surgery, the size of the stomach is reduced, as a result of which the eating capacity of the person gets curtailed. Consequently, the absorption of food from the intestine is reduced and the metabolic rate increases. The surgery also leads to the reversal of diabetes, hypertension, and polycystic ovarian cancer. It is also known to reverse the chances of various emanating from obesity among women. Dr Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Consultant, Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgery at Manipal Hospitals in Kolkata, stated that Bariatric surgery treats the cause of obesity itself and is a gradual process in the weight-loss journey. There are no adverse effects and very little likelihood of gaining weight after therapy. The patient weighed 152 kg when she was first brought to them around three months ago. Despite her best efforts, she was unable to drop weight. She was one of the heaviest patients successfully treated at this hospital. She is quite satisfied with the surgery results and is doing well post-discharge. According to Arindam Banerjee, Director of Manipal Hospitals, Kolkata, Manipal Hospitals, Kolkata, stands as one of the best hospitals in the eastern region for bariatric surgery, with well-equipped and advanced technologies, special operation theatre, beds, and other equipment. Their hospital's team of competent and skilled doctors and personnel have been providing the greatest care and end-to-end treatment to patients. 

Report : Anustup Kundu

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