New Life, Ruby Bariatric and Metabolis Surgery Department

Pallavi Banerjee, Kolkata:  Mr. Kaushik chatterjee, A young man of only 32 years weighing around 168 kgs (BMI more than 50), had restricted mobility associated with severe obstructive sleep Apnea, Chronic Liver Disease(CLD), Hypothyroid, Lymph Oedema, and Depression. He had almost no mobility and no zeal to live. His inability to lead a regular day to day life pushed him into depression and he gradually gave into drinking. His yearning to lead his earlier life made him seek medical help desperately and consulted more than a dozen consultants in Kolkata and south India who had advised Bariatric surgery, however, he chose Ruby General Hospital. He then consulted Dr. Sumanta Dey (consultant Advanced laparoscopic, Bariatric and GI surgeon) at Ruby OPD for a couple of times. Since he had been super obese the surgery was a challenging one with so many associated comorbidities. The approach had been multidisciplinary and the enire team of #Retake : Ruby Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery department opined that this bariatric surgery was not only a weight reduction option, but a life saving measure. The team counseled Mr. Kaushik Chatterjee and his family members accordingly.

Subsequently, Mr. Chatterjee had been admitted under the care of Dr. Sumanta Dey (consultant Advanced laparoscopic, Bariatric and GI surgeon). Opinions of Dr. Anirban Deb (consultant Pulmonologist) Dr. Soumya Mukherjee (consultant Hematologist) Dr. Tanmoy Majee (consultant Cardiologist) and Anesthesiology team (Dr. Dwaipayan Jha, Dr. Ratul Kundu) had also been taken. The Bariatric surgery had been performed laparoscopically on 20/05/2019 and the duration of the surgery had been around 2 hours. The surgery had been life saving and life changing for Mr. Chatterjee, giving him a second chance in living the reality of his dream life. Mr. Kaushik Chatterjee is looking forward towards living his earlier life and his positive attitude had made him all the more determined. As Mr. Kaushik said to the hospital bariatric counselor, “I would like to thank God for giving me a second chance to go back to my previous life and I would utilize this opportunity to spread the age of message among today’s youth that health is really most precious wealth”.

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