Reclaiming Life

Obesity obstructs passion & profession, young
professional undergoes Bariatric Surgery to reclaim
them back

THE CASE

Aditya Upreti, a 35-year old professional from Qatar, has been battling with Obesity, Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, High Cholesterol and Hypertension for the past 15 years. These problems were causing hindrance in pursuing his passion and profession as well. His excessive weight was a major deterrent, preventing him from performing his day to day activities. He was handicapped because he used to take 270 IU of Insulin and various medications to control his sugar level. An avid football lover, his passion for the sport seemed to be dying. Weighing 122 kg, Aditya spent the last two years trying all possible measures to reduce his weight. He left no stone unturned to reduce his weight but could only manage to shed close to 10 kg. This small victory, however, made him realise the benefits of weight loss as his insulin intake got reduced. This further motivated him to lose more weight and overcome co-morbidities associated with obesity.

Online search and friend’s recommendation led him to Dr. Deep Goel, Director, Minimal Access, Bariatric & Surgical Gastroenterology BLK Centre for Digestive & Liver Diseases.

THE PROCEDURE

After making him understand the nuances of various Bariatric procedures available at the hospital, the team of doctors at BLK decided to perform Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery. It is one of the most effective Bariatric procedures for obese people. As expected, the surgery was a successful one.

THE RESULT

The procedure not only resulted in drastic weight loss, but also helped in reduction of blood glucose levels as the intestines increased the production of hormones that stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin. He no longer required insulin except for minimum oral medicines to control his Diabetes. Post surgery, he could pursue his passion for football. He is today leading an active life.

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Dr. Deep Goel

Dr. Deep Goel
Director
Minimal Access, Bariatric &
Surgical Gastroenterology
BLK Centre for Digestive &
Liver Diseases
BLK Super Speciality
Hospital, New Delhi



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