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Dr Sammiullah establishes a weight loss centre, Performs first sleeve gastrectomy on a 110 kg man

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Srinagar, Apr 20, CNS: Dr Mir Samiullah, the renowned gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgeon performed a sleeve gastrectomy on a 110 kg man from Shopian district of Kashmir.

   The said patient had been a victim of social and mental trauma due to this obesity and had other comorbidities as well.

   “This surgery has given him a hope of better future,” said a statement from Star Hospital.

   Dr Mir Samiullah said that the patient will lose about 60 to 70 percent of his excess body weight in next 3 to 4 months.

   “Establishment of this clinic at Star Hospital will benefit lot of patients who are suffering from this menace of morbid obesity.Such patients usually have other comorbidities like blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea etc.These comorbidities also are corrected by this surgery to a large extent,” he said