Ambarnath Bhattacharya, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 25th June 2019 : Manipal Hospitals, one of India’s leading healthcare provider announced the commencement of Bariatric and Laparoscopic OPD services in Kolkata today. With an aim to address obesity, which is also the leading cause for diabetes, Dr. Sumit Talwar, Chairman Metabolic and Bariatric surgery, Manipal Hospitals shared insights on how this life lifestyle disease can be tackled.
The case of 65 yrs old mother Mrs Shikha Halder is extremely heartwarming as she was severely ill and came to Manipal Hospitals in emergency. Mrs. Halder was suffering from severe breathing difficulty, sleep apnea and respiratory failure, high sugar levels, high blood pressure and the underlying cause for her medical condition was obesity. Considering her critical conditions, she was admitted in ICU. Once her condition stabilized, she was suggested to undergo bariatric surgery for a better quality of life. Post surgery, Shikha’s breathing difficulty is completely cured, blood pressure and diabetic levels normalized and she is now leading an extremely healthy life. In fact, after a year, Shikha’s daughter too underwent a successful bariatric surgery at Manipal Hospitals as she was also dealing with similar illnesses. Daughter was inspired after seeing her mother and decided to come from UK for the surgery. This was a turning point in her life and surgery turned out to be a boon for both mother and daughter.
Dr. Sumit Talwar, Chairman Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Manipal Hospitals said, Obesity is often termed as a silent killer as most people don’t consider it as a disease in itself and treat only the ailments that accompany it. Caused by erratic kifestyle, genetic conditions and complex hormonal factors, obesity requires a multi-pronged corrective action. Children and adolescents too are increasingly falling prey to the disease. Sedentary lifestyle and regular consumption of junk food in genetically predisposed people are some of the factors responsible for the increasing number of overweight adolescents. He further added, While a healthy diet and an active regime, with ample exercise is the best solution for overweight individuals and obese people, surgical interventions are required for morbidly obese people, who are suffering from complications of obesity like diabetes, high BP, Sleep Apnea etc. This form of surgery is called metabolic and bariatric surgery. The good news is that bariatric surgery could cure diabetes in obese patients by upto 80% and is therefore highly recomended for people with such medical condition. Publicity : Niladri, Ayan and Maitryee. Photography : Gopal Debnath