Amita Rajani's life took a turn for the worse when at the age of six, she started piling up on the kilos. At 16, she weighed 126 kg and found it difficult to carry out routine tasks. After she hit 300 kg, she had to be constantly assisted.
Increasing awareness about the problems associated with obesity, a sharp decline in the costs of the surgery, and technological improvements over the years has made the surgery more acceptable to people.
Bariatric surgery helps to reduce around 20 to 25kg of excess weight right after the operation and in the first month following it. But is this really the solution you should be opting for if your only health problem is that you’re slightly overweight?
Andres Moreno — who once weighed 450 kilos — shed 100 kilos for a bariatric surgery that removed three-fourths of his stomach. The ex-policeman died on Christmas Day on the way to the hospital after reporting breathing difficulty.
With an aim to introducing bariatric surgery to those who are excessively overweight and have been struggling to cut down their kilos,Columbia Asia Hospital,Pune,is organizing a public programme on July 14