A team of doctors in Gurgaon on Saturday demonstrated the use of 3-D cameras for gastric-bypass surgery.
A Mumbai resident was successfully operated upon for obesity by a team of doctors from Ahmedabad-based Asian Bariatrics at Artemis hospital. The woman weighs 110kg and is only 147cm tall.
Dr Mahendra Narwaria who led the team claimed that the patient will lose nearly 60% of her weight in six months, starting from 8-10 kilo grams in the first month itself.
The surgery followed “The 3D Lapcon”, a conference earlier in the day on the use of 3D cameras in laproscopic surgeries. Organising secretary Dr Suresh Vasistha said that India is the second country after Germany where this technique is being launched.
Meanwhile, Haryana health minister Rao Narender Singh, who inaugurated Saturday’s conference said the state has decided to give status of industry to projects with investments of R100 crore or more in the health sector. The government is also exploring the possibilities of developing Haryana as a centre of medical tourism and necessary provisions have been made in the state’s new Industrial and Investment policy, 2011.