By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 4 Sep: The first successful Bariatric Surgery (Laparoscopic sleeve Gastrostomy) was performed in a high risk 57 year old female patient, having a BMI 45.7, weighing 100 kg, short height of 4 feet 8.5 inches at the Bariatric Surgery and Body Metabolism Department, Himalayan Hospital, Jolly Grant. The patient was referred from CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme). She was also suffering from obesity related diseases like uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, back ache and hypothyroidism. The patient could not walk for more than few steps due to respiratory distress and was not able to sleep properly at night. At the Himalayan Hospital, the patient was taken care and managed by a multidisciplinary team headed by Prof Hemant Nautiyal (Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon), Cardiac anesthetist Dr Deepak Oberoi, endocrinologist, cardiologists and pulmonologist. After the discharge, the patient does not require any antihypertensive drugs, her blood sugar is in normal range with minimal requirement of drugs, is now able to walk without respiratory distress and is able to sleep comfortably. Bariatric surgery not only helps in reduction of weight leading to resolution of problems like backache and knee joint pains, but through various hormonal changes it also cures/controls Diabetes, Hypertension, Obstructive sleep apnea and lipid disorders. Uttarakhand’s first multi-disciplinary Bariatric Surgery and Body Metabolism services were started under Prof Hemant Nautiyal. He has worked under stalwarts like Professor Mathais Fobi and Dr Mohit Bhandari at Mohak Bariatric and Robotic Centre, Indore, and Professor Hui Liang at Nanjing Medical University, China. As per Dr Hemant Nautiyal, due to life style changes and unhealthy food habits, obesity and related diseases are fast increasing in the state of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is leading among 9 poor states of India, with 22% of its population overweight /obese.