Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
The first Gastroscopic Bariatric procedure, a new technique was performed in the city on Saturday. The new technique involves surgery without any incision and reduces post operation complexities.
With increasing cases of obesity this method which is popular in other countries has now been brought here. A national level conference on Gastroscopic Bariatric procedure has been organised on Sunday where live surgery would be shown to the participating doctors.
It’s a “Day Care” procedure. Gastroscopic Bariatric Procedure started from Spain, Brazil, USA & Europe for last few years, Dr. Rupesh Mehta Senior Consultant Gastroscopic Bariatric said. He said that nearly 30 percent population in the country is obese. India ranks third in obesity after US and China in the world. He said that Prof. Gontrand Lopez-Nava, Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist and founder of Bariatric Endoscopy Unit, in HM Sanchinarro University Hospital Madrid, Spain will perform live operation on Sunday. Prof. Nava said that it is not only the surgery which helps patient. After surgery disciplined life and changing eating habits have to be maintained for success.” If a patient does not change eating habits then procedure might not give desired results”, he said.
Dr. Sanjay Rajput, Consultant gastroenterologist said that with increasing number of Bariatric surgeries gastroscopic procedures would help. There is no age bar for such procedures. Starting from 16-18 to 65 years it can be done successfully.
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