We all know that obesity is a chronic disease that has serious repercussions. Having seen my patients suffering with it, I know for a fact that all of you have faced hard times. No one can know exactly what it feels like to be facing the issue and understand your journey so far, better than you yourself. Personally speaking, your journey towards health has been as much a learning process for us as it has been for you.
In the second edition of our newsletter, we have encapsulated the success of our Goal Keeper, Awanish Kumar, who has gained a whole new personality after undergoing Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery.
The biggest strength for any human being in this world is its support system. At CMS, our endeavour is to provide comfort and assistance to everyone who are on the tenterhooks of a decision on bariatric surgery. By sharing our journey together, this newsletter aims to extend that helping hand to many brave hearts like you.
I hope you will share your valuable feedback with us and help us grow better.
Cheers, Team CMS
CMS Goal Keeper - Mr. Awanish Kumar Type of Surgery – Sleeve Gastrectomy
About the Surgery - It is a procedure that induces weight loss by limiting food intake. It involves surgical removal of left side of the stomach. Since this operation does not involve any “rerouting” or reconnecting of the intestines, it is a simpler operation than the gastric bypass or the duodenal switch. There are many advantages of this surgery, mentioned below are a few:-
It does not require disconnecting or reconnecting the intestines
It is a technically simpler operation than the gastric bypass or the duodenal switch
It is known to reduce hunger by removal of hunger stimulating hormone producing part of stomach
Unlike gastric bypass & gastric band, patients feels full with liquid intake as well
Not only does it help in losing weight, this surgery also aids in reducing comorbidity conditions. For example:-
Diabetes : Resolution/Improvement in > ~70%
Hyperlipidemia : Resolution in ~90%
Hypertension : Resolution is noticed in ~75% patients
Sleep Apnoea : Resolved in ~85% patient
A few complications that one should keep in mind:-
Intra-operative Complications –
Including bleeding, injury & stapler malfunctioning etc.
Early Complications –
This includes wound infections, pulmonary embolism, leaks, bleeding & cardio-pulmonary complications etc.
Awanish Kumar, shares his journey towards health
Earlier, gym was the last place where I could be found. My weight was the biggest deterrent in my life. It made me lazy and lethargic. This surgery has saved me from myself. I am a totally different personality and much happier too. The dedicated team at CMS and Dr. Ramen Goel’s support helped me a lot in my journey towards good health. Thank you!
I Threw A Bucket Full Of Medicines Out My House!
I had my bariatric surgery done in 2015. I weighed at 129 kgs and today I stand proudly at 95 kgs. I suffered from Asthma and due to the humungous amount of steroid intake, my Diabetes also shot up. I have a 13-yearold son and I wasn’t able to spend time with him. My life was a complete mess since I wasn’t able to do what I wanted to.
Thankfully, I came to know about Dr. Ramen Goel and that was it for me. He won my heart and I decided to undergo this surgery only from him. My life has taken a 360 degree turn and to my extreme satisfaction I was done with the hassle of medications. I threw a bucket full of medicines out. Today, I can breathe well and am able to live well. Not only am I healthy, I also feel healthy.
Losing Weight and Gaining Life!
I underwent a weight loss surgery at CMS. In a short time span of seven months, I experienced 38 kgs of weight loss in me. For an obese person, losing even a kilo of weight means a lot, so imagine what the loss of 38 kgs means to me. Apart from my family, the CMS team has been my biggest support.
Exercise, yoga, and walk- these are my three mantras for a healthy life! Amazing things are happening with me, because my biggest obstacle, my
weight, is a non-issue today. I feel like I have moved 25 years back into my completely change your life for the better. Amrita C. Paul life and I have never been happier! Thank you, Dr. Goel.
CMS had recently conducted a contest, playfully titled #HoNaPaayega. The idea was to encourage people to take a healthy resolve and say #HoNaPaayega to all unhealthy habits that restricts them from achieving their health goal. The contest gained immense popularity and we received some awe-inspiring entries. However, as is the case with contests, there is but one winner.
The winner of this contest was the very talented CMS Goal keeper, Ms. Amrita C. Paul. Here’s the winning entry that she submitted for the contest:
“I pledge to respect myself and my body’s needs and to feed myself based on need and not greed. That means no eating to please my palate, but to please the cells of my body which need nourishment, and not sugars, saturated fats and starvation. I pledge to love myself enough. Self-flagellation #HoNaPayega!!”