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Surgery removes part of woman’s stomach

A rare surgery was performed on a 29-year-old, obese woman, to remove two third of her stomach without the invasive route. She weighes 107 kgs, reports Naziya Alvi.

mumbai Updated: Sep 19, 2009 01:24 IST
Naziya Alvi

A rare surgery was performed on a 29-year-old, obese woman, to remove two third of her stomach without the invasive route. She weighes 107 kgs.

Kerala-based Charmaine Valentine on Monday underwent a Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery – SILS , a bariatric sleeve gastrectomy, performed through a single incision in the umbilicus (belly button). The single port surgery does not require long periods of hospitalisation and there are no surgical scars.

“Laparoscopic operations involve making 3-5 incisions that are 2.5 cm deep. But in single port surgery, there is just a 2 cm cut,” said Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who performed the surgery at Saifee Hospital. He claims that this was the first such surgery performed successfully in Asia.

“Single port surgeries are not done commonly because they are technically very demanding and port is costly,” said Dr Madhuri Gore, Head of Dept, surgery at Sion hospital.