I have laid emphasis on awareness & education since I started doing Bariatric surgery for over 16 years now. This newsletter will cover a patient’s weight loss journey at a personal as well as scientific level.
The purpose is to introduce a role model, who has successfully used surgery as a ‘tool’ to achieve health and to live life on their terms. This time we celebrate achievements of Ms Farida Venkat, who is living her dreams after a Gastric bypass. She has modelled in some of the major TV advertisements recently and is expected in a TV series in recent future.
CMS Goal Keeper - Ms. Farida Venkat Type of Surgery – Gastric Bypass
Farida underwent standard gastric bypass(Roux-n-y), which is considered to be ‘gold standard’ amongst bariatric surgeries in 2013. This was recommended considering presence of acidity and reflux besides her weight.
Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass is done through keyhole(laparoscopic) route. It involves creation of small stomach pouch, which is then connected to intestine thus bypassing most of acid producing part of stomach and part of small intestine. This helps in control of acidity/reflux besides upto 80% excess weight loss and diabetes control. We also offer a variant wherein a non-adjusting band is implanted on the gastric pouch which is likely to reduce possibility of weight regain in long term.