Woman, weighing 135kg, undergoes bariatric surgery in Alappuzha

Woman, weighing 135kg, undergoes bariatric surgery in Alappuzha
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Ambalappuzha: A 39-year-old woman, weighing 135kg, underwent a bariatric surgery at the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital.

Sreeja, 39, wife of Adoor native Suresh, had undergone the weight-loss surgery on Friday. She is said to be recovering well and is likely to be discharged from the hospital in the coming days.

This was the first bariatric surgery to be held at the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital.

Sreeja, who weighed 135kg prior to the surgery, could not even do the daily chores. She started putting on weight post-delivery, 10 years ago. She also suffered from diabetes and breathlessness.

Additional professor of the surgery department Dr S K Ajayakumar, who led the operation, said that Sreeja's weight would reduce in a phased manner and she would return to her normal self within six months.

The surgery that would have cost Rs 6 lakh at a private hospital was completed at one-fourth the amount at the medical college, superintendent Dr R V Ramlal said.

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