India’s first scarless bariatric surgery (Bariatric Endoscopy), was performed on a 55-year-old woman on January 06 in Mumbai. The surgery, which is part of the 70 odd endoscopy procedures that is being showcased at the on–going Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference, held at Grand Hyatt, was performed by Dr Manoel Galvao Neto, Affiliate Professor of Surgery at ABC College of Medicine in Canto Andrew in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Neto said obesity is a global disease that needs to be controlled at the earliest as it is an epidemic.
“Obesity is now the worse disease of whole mankind. While for the overweight people, behavioural changes with exercise and diet is recommended. For morbid obesity patients surgery is the option. Bariatric endoscopy fills the gap between these two treatment options,” he said.
Dr Neto further said, “Bariatric endoscopy is less effective than bariatric surgery but safer. “It is more effective than the clinical treatment but less effective than surgery. However, it assures faster recovery after the procedure and leaves no scars.”
Dr Amit Maydeo, the director of the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Global Hospital and the course chairman of Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018, will soon be starting the Bariatric endoscopy procedure at the Hospital.