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Fortis Hospital Cunningham Road conducts redo bariatric surgery on 117 kg woman

The 50-year-old woman has been successfully operated

A 50-year-old woman weighing 117 kgs successfully underwent a redo bariatric surgery at Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road. The patient had earlier undergone a bariatric surgery eight years back at some other hospital. At the time of the earlier surgery, she weighed 114 kgs and had lost 23 kgs post-surgery.

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As a result of gastric sleeve dilation, she had regained weight over the years and was weighing 117 at present, thus requiring a redo bariatric surgery. The procedure was led by Dr Ganesh Shenoy, Sr Consultant – Minimal Access, Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery along with his team Dr B S Ramesh, Senior Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgery and Dr Sandeep D, Registrar General & Laparoscopic Surgery. The team of Anesthesiologists was led by Dr Dattatreya Prabhakumar, Senior Consultant Anesthesiology along with Dr Meenakshi.

The patient had undergone multiple surgeries in the past including caesarean sections, open appendectomy, tubectomy, umbilical and incisional hernia repairs and surgery for intestinal obstruction. She also has a medical history of hypertension, sarcoidosis, knee joint pains and neuroendocrine tumour of the first part of the duodenum. She also underwent endoscopic submucosal resection of neuroendocrine tumour recently.

The cause for weight regain in the patient was the dilatation of the previously performed gastric sleeve which was confirmed by CT scan and endoscopy. Due to excessive weight gain, she was experiencing severe knee pain and back pain which had affected her daily chores. Failure to lose the regained weight after bariatric surgery despite regular exercise and diet regimen, the recent onset of knee joint pain was a major concern for the patient.

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