An advanced laparoscopic Bariatric surgery in Kashmir was performed at Noora Hospital here this week on a patient with the surgeons claiming that the surgery was first of its kind in Kashmir and could induce weight loss up to 50 percent of the original.
Senior laparoscopic surgeon Dr Syed Rafiq Simnani flanked by Dr P Roy from Asian Institute Delhi, Dr Majid and Dr Umer performed, what the doctors termed "very advanced" laparoscopic surgery called "Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery", at Noora Hospital.
"The procedure was done through 4 small holes for over 2 hours using the world's best laparoscopic staplers without using any knife, scissor or sutures inside the abdomen," Dr Simnani said.
He added that the patient was pain free and ready to get discharged from hospital. Giving details of the uses of the surgery, surgeons at the hospital said, "The procedure is done to reduce weight by about 30% to 50% or more in those patients who suffer from extreme weight and obesity hampering their day to day activities." In addition, the doctors said, "It could avert weight induced health issues such as diabetes, blood pressure, arthritis, non alcoholic fatty liver hepatitis and sleep apnea to name a few." The patient undergoing the surgery "weighed 115 kg of weight, with a height of 5 feet".
The surgical procedure was followed by a "Bariatric Surgical Update" in which surgeons from SMHS Hospital, SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura and SKIMS Medical College Hospital and many more surgeons from the Kashmir Health Services participated, said the doctor.