A rare gastro-intestinal surgery called gastric imbrication was performed by Doctors at Fortis. This is a simple, economical and effective technique for weight loss. This procedure aims to help patients with excessive appetite since the appetite is decreased after the surgery.
Gastric imbrication is a laparoscopic procedure which is less invasive and shorter than the sleeve and bypass surgeries. This is a reversible procedure which involves only 3 tiny cuts on the abdomen and the stomach is folded over itself and stitched. These cuts are so small and no stitches are required. The patient can return home next morning.
According to Dr. Ajay Sharma, senior consultant, GI surgery, Fortis Escorts Hospital this surgery was performed for the first time in north India. The patient was a 39 years old lady with 156 cm height and 98 kg weight. She had other diseases related to her obesity like- hypertension, sleep apnea, polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), menstrual irregularity, pedal edema, joint pain, recurrent UTI and umbilical hernia. Post surgery she had 17 kg weight loss over the last one and half months. There was reduction in other symptoms also. The procedure at Fortis costed Rs. 43,000.