52-year-old patient weighing 200 kilos undergoes ‘Lifesaving Bariatric Surgery’ at Fortis

Authors: Editorial Team | Source: Health.India.com | Published on MSD Connect: October 2020 | HK-NON-00175 Oct/2020

For 52-year-old, Anju Chowdhary, losing weight had been a concern for all her life. It had led to depression, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes mellitus over the years. She had tried to introduce radical lifestyle changes by exercising diet and portion control along with routine exercise. However, the results often took time, weakening her resolve. Her condition deteriorated steadily and eventually, she reached a weight of 200 kilos, with a body mass index of 75.8 (obesity is a BMI greater than or equal to 30[1]). Anju was brought to Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital at Vasant Kunj as she was finding it difficult to function in her in her daily life and was unable to walk or breathe properly. A multidisciplinary team of doctors led by Dr Randeep Wadhawan, Director, MAS, Bariatric & GI Surgery Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj was assembled to perform a lifesaving bariatric surgery on the patient.

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