Pune, 23rd November 2022: A team headed by Dr Kedar Patil, a Bariatric, Hernia and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon, helped a 38-year-old man slim down from 180 to 140 kgs in four months. The patient, who successfully underwent Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery, even completed a 10 km Marathon in the United Kingdom (UK), four months after the surgery, and is leading a healthy life now.
The patient is an NRI based in the UK who couldn’t perform his day-to-day activities with ease owing to the weight gain. He had tried Dieting and Exercising but failed to lose weight. The excess weight caused him Sleep Apnea, Hypertension and Gout. He was suggested Bariatric Surgery by a Doctor in the UK, but being a Native of Pune, he chose to be operated at Pune.
Dr Kedar Patil, Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon, Apollo Spectra, Pune, said, “On investigations, the patient was detected to have high blood sugars in the range of 350 which was not known to him previously. He also had other comorbidities such as Sleep apnea, Gout, Hypertension and an abnormal lipid profile. We do pre-surgery investigations to screen common diseases which cause or are an effect of obesity. His BMI was 51.9 which is termed as Superobesity. Although he had come intending to get operated on and leave for the UK immediately post-surgery, he was prepared for the surgery for a month with a modified diet and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to improve his sleep apnea along with exercise and medication to control sugar and hypertension.”
Dr Patil added, ‘‘The Surgery lasted for two hours and the patient was discharged on day four, post-surgery. The patient lost 40 kgs over four months after the surgery. He is expected to lose more weight, around 40-50 kgs, in the upcoming 11 months. His comorbidities have also improved, including Diabetes, Hypertension and Gout, and he is leading a normal life. He participated in the London Marathon and completed a 10 km run as well. Those patients who follow the diet, exercise, and make other suggested lifestyle changes do well and can maintain the lost weight.’’
“I was unable to do any activities with ease due to my excess weight. I was also detected to have Diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) when investigated for bariatric surgery. It was not possible to get personalized comprehensive treatment in the UK. So, I came to India for treatment. I am glad that it has helped me regain my health and confidence. I aim to stay in touch with the Doctor and follow up regularly via email and online consultations. I am also proud of myself as I completed a 10 km run in Marathon back in the UK. I will work hard to lose weight and keep participating in marathons shortly. I weigh 140 kgs and feel relatively better and lighter,” the patient stated.