Arun Jaitley undergoes diabetes management surgery

Jaitley has been a diabetic for a few years.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2014 2:48 pm
Arun Jaitley's condition is stated to be fine. (Source: PTI Photo) Arun Jaitley’s condition is stated to be fine. (Source: PTI Photo)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday underwent a planned diabetes management surgery at a private hospital here and was recovering well.

61-year-old Jaitley was admitted to the hospital in Saket last evening and today an elective laparoscopic procedure was carried out on him. “Arun Jaitley underwent a planned elective laparoscopic procedure for diabetes management on Tuesday. The procedure has been performed successfully,” a statement issued by the hospital said.

Jaitley has been a diabetic for last few years. “It was a planned surgery. He was admitted at around 6 PM yesterday. The surgery is done in an uncontrolled diabetic situation,” Dr Pradeep K Chowbey at the hospital said.

“In this procedure we staple the stomach and make a small pouch of stomach and connect it to the intestine. Thus the food from the small pouch goes to the intestine directly. All this is done endoscopically and laparoscopically,” he said.

Chowbey said Jaitley was doing fine and will be discharged in a day or two. Jaitley had underwent a series of routine blood and cardiac investigations before the surgery.




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  1. T
    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm
    While wishing speedy recovery, Arun Jaitely should have set an example by reposong confidence on any Govt hospital located in Delhi
    1. S
      Sep 2, 2014 at 9:15 am
      i wish for early and speedy recovery .
      1. V
        Vinod D
        Sep 6, 2014 at 3:21 am
        We the patient of Diabetes type 2 are thankful for showing us the path and now hopeful that we can also get rid of this silent killing disease by this operation. Dear Shri Jaitley Sir wish you early recovery and are sure Govt. of India will do great thing to make this operation affordable so that many patients (if not all to start with) can take advantage of this Diabetic Management Surgery (operation) and also ensure that insurance companies cooperate with the patients by easily and tension free processing the claim of the holder of the policy.