After Shobha De’s infamous tweet which fat-shamed Daulatram Jogewat, the Madhya Pradesh Police Inspector, who is struggling with obesity, underwent bariatric surgery today morning at Saifee Hospital.
Jogewat weighed around 180 kilos when he was admitted to Saifee hospital on February 27.
Dr Muffazzal Lakdawala, Bariatric Surgeon who operated on Jogewat said, “We did laparoscopic gastric banding also known as lap band surgery on him. It is a reversible procedure for weight loss. He is stable and responding well to the treatment.”
While explaining about the bariatric procedure that was performed on Jogewat, Lakdawala said, lap band surgery involves placing a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach to create an hourglass shaped stomach. “A small outlet is left to allow food to enter into the lower part of the stomach. The band proves to be effective in aiding weight loss, as it restricts food intake; moreover, food stays in the stomach for a longer period thus leading to early satiety and decreased consumption,” said Lakdawala. He said following the surgery, Jogewat can lose about 40 – 50 per cent of his excess weight within 18 months
After being admitted to Saifee Hospital on Monday, he underwent a battery of medical tests to find the cause leading to his obesity. Doctors at the hospital found that the lifestyle he led was a major contributor to his obesity and decided upon the surgery.
Jogewat joined the police force in 1979. He was an athlete and an avid volleyball and football player in his younger days, the 57 year old started gaining weight after a gall bladder operation in 1993. It is said he had an insulin imbalance in his body and he began gaining weight since then.