Hyderabad: Rare Robotic Bariatric Surgery performed on 40YO Somalian

The surgery was performed on Somalian patient Hibibo Abdulle Mohamed, who weighed a massive 180 kg and was suffering from various health complications.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  24 Jan 2022 4:05 AM GMT
Hyderabad: Rare Robotic Bariatric Surgery performed on 40YO Somalian

Hyderabad: Doctors at Apollo Hospital have performed a rare Robotic Bariatric Surgery on a 40-year-old patient from Somalia. The surgery was conducted by advanced laparoscopy and robotic specialists at Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills. This is a first of its kind operation in the Telugu states

The surgery was performed on Somalian patient Hibibo Abdulle Mohamed, who weighed a massive 180 kg and was suffering from various health complications.

Dr. Siva Charan Reddy, Senior Consultant, Surgical Gastroenteritis, along with Dr. Mallikarjun, Senior Consultant, Surgical Gastroenteritis and team performed surgery using the Da Vinci xi Robotic System, the latest surgical system in the world. Bariatric surgery is primarily performed to treat morbid obesity and cause weight loss in select patients.

"The procedure was performed using the da Vinci Xi Robotic System, the latest and best robotic surgical system in the world currently," said the hospital.

The patient had consulted doctors with complaints of breathlessness, joint pains, uncontrolled diabetes, gall bladder stones, and ventral hernia. Upon evaluating her condition, specialists advised the procedure.

Traditionally, suWch surgeries are performed by laparoscopic surgery. However, robotic surgery enables greater precision and minimizes human errors. Explaining the surgery, Dr. Siva Charan Reddy said the highly intricate procedure took three hours and involved removing two-thirds of the stomach, removal of the gall bladder, and repair of hernia, all performed in one sitting using robotic technology. Now the patient has lost close to 15 kilos of weight and can walk without any discomfort. She is breathing normally without any oxygen support.

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