A 37-year-old lady from Zambia was suffering from being overweight condition. Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat and it’s just not a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease and other complications. To add to this, it can lower self-confidence and can be a cause of mental health disorders as well. The patient who was aware of all the adverse effects of being overweight decided to consult a bariatric surgeon to ascertain her options for weight reduction as all her other attempts were not successful. Moreover, her husband had undergone bariatric procedures at the Wockhardt hospitals in past and was very happy with the outcome.

Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric and metabolic surgery. These specialized surgeries tackle patients’ weight and their metabolism (breakdown of food into energy). In addition to their ability to treat obesity, these procedures are very effective in treating diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol, among many other diseases. These procedures also have the ability to prevent future health problems. The benefits allow patients with obesity who choose to undergo treatment to enjoy a better quality of life and a longer lifespan. These surgeries help patients reduce almost 35-40 kgs.

The patient was referred to consult an experienced bariatric surgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals, South Mumbai – India. Dr. Ramen Goel advised series of investigations as well as an Upper GI endoscopy was also performed and advised for a suitable bariatric surgery (a weight reduction procedure), known as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. The goal of these procedures is to make the stomach smaller and bypass a portion of the intestine. This results in less food intake and changes in how the body absorbs food for energy resulting in decreased hunger and increased fullness. The procedure improves the body’s ability to achieve a healthy weight.

Under the experienced team guided by Dr. Ramen Goel, the surgery was carried out smoothly. The patient was continuously monitored post-surgical procedure and was discharged after 3 days in a stable condition. This was a life-changing moment for the patient as she discovered a new self and was feeling more confident from within. The patient was deemed fit to return home safely and was thankful to the team of doctors and management for the top-class medical services she received at the hospital.

Yet again it was a proud moment for the able team of Wockhardt Hospitals, South Mumbai – India. The international patient care team facilitates every patient for their visa invites, airport/hotel pick up and drop by car/ambulance, medical estimates, accommodation, and many more. Life wins at Wockhardt Hospitals, India! For any medical assistance, write to us at treatment@wockhardthospitals.com