Rare bariatric surgery at Mohak Hospital

FPJ BureauUpdated: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:56 PM IST
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Indore : A 45-year-old man weighing 385 kg got a fresh lease of life after going through a bariatric surgery at Mohak Hospital. The surgery was performed about five days ago and the doctors claimed it is one of its kind procedure in Asia to remove such excess flab. Earlier the record was made by Dr Mohit Bhandari, who operated on a woman of 350 kgs in 2012.

“This is for the first time in Asia that a man weighing 385 kg went under the scalpel to reduce weight through laproscopic sleeve gastrectomy method,” Dr Mohit said.

He said that the patient Virendra Doshi of Gujarat was suffering from diabetes, sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension for last many years and his life was confined to bed only.

“After the four-hour-long surgery, condition of the patient is stable and we are hopeful that his weight would reduce to somewhere around 150 kgs in one year,” Dr Mohit said.

He added that the patient was unable to come to operation table after which he was operated on his bed, which was made after joining two beds.

“The patient had visited many hospitals in the country but was refused due to excessive weight and other complication. We accepted the challenge and performed the successful surgery,” the doctor added.

Before surgery, his BMI (Body Mass Index) was 150 which was six times higher than a normal person.

According to Dr Bhandari, persons having BMI of 25 are considered as “normal”, while those above 25 and below 30 “weighty” and those with BMI above 30 are classified as “heavyweight”.

He is also claiming for the Guinness Book of World Records. Earlier, the surgery of 300 kg man was conducted in a hospital in Taiwan.

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