Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fortis Healthcare gifts new life to Diabetics

Posted On : November 16,2015

Fortis Shalimar Bagh and Fortis C-DOC corrects diabetes through metabolic surgery giving the patients a chance to lead a normal life a step above the otherwise stressful life fraught with adjustments and compromises they had been leading earlier.

The surgical team is headed by Dr. Atul N C Peters, Head &Director -Institute of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery.

Dr. Peter’s specialization lies in various surgical procedures that are performed to rectify different problems as every individual’s physiology may have different demands. Surgeries like the Laparoscopic Ileal Interposition and Laparoscopic Duodeno Jejunal Bypass are advanced surgical procedures where Dr. Peter’s clinical excellence scores over surgeons specializing in Bariatric surgeries.

With over 17 years of surgical experience Dr. Peters is dedicated to Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery for diabetes, performing more than 300 cases annually. He has been accredited the "Surgeon Of Excellence" by Surgical Review Corporation, USA that administers Surgeon Of Excellence Programs through-out the World and recognizes the surgeons and healthcare facilities that provide safe, high quality surgical care. He has also won the distinction of having performed the maximum number of surgeries, 16 in a day.

Dr. Atul Peters, Head & Director, Institute of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery said, “Diabetes has grown to be an epidemic in India. With more and younger people contracting this disorder at an earlier age, Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes is the only proven tool for complete resolution of this disorder in about 80% patients suffering from Type-II Diabetes. This has also been endorsed as a life-saving surgery for lean diabetics suffering from uncontrolled diabetes with a BMI as low as 27.5. With the success of the surgeries people have begun to live normal lives with much lesser stress and compromises.”

Dr. Anoop Misra, Chairman Fortis C-DOC, Centre of Excellence for Diabetes Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology said, “Diabetes is a medical condition of the body where the body does not produce the necessary amount of insulin to break the sugar levels and turn it into energy. The most ideal option is a balanced diet, regular exercise and timely medication. When these factors are not disciplined then the outcome is uncontrolled diabetes, obesity and Diabesity. Such conditions can be corrected and treated through surgery with excellent results in patients suffering from Type II diabetes.”

Mr. Simmardeep Singh, Zonal Director, Fortis Shalimar Bagh said, “This kind of surgery requires utmost skill and expertise. It also requires a high amount of confidentiality and sensitivity towards patients. Dr. Peters‘s clinical excellence is unquestionable. With his achievements we are sure we will achieve a few milestones and make a mark in this field.”

Dr. Peter’s patients expressed their gratitude, “From obesity and diabetes to a normal living is like receiving a second chance in life. We are really thankful to Dr. Peters for revealing this aspect of surgical excellence that has brought such a drastic change to our lives.”

OSSI, the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India in their position statement say, “Obesity is a disease and not just a life-saving disorder. Bariatric and metabolic surgeries are gastrointestinal surgeries to improve, prevent and/or treat obesity and its co-morbidities which may be life threatening. This is a life-saving surgery and not a cosmetic surgery.”

IDF, International Federation of Diabetes reveals that by 2030 almost 600 million will be living with diabetes. The IDF Atlas provides scientific findings proving the global burden of diabetes. In its consistent effort to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy, the IDF also promotes prevention and better management of the disorder to increase the life span population.

Research reveals that Diabetes Mellitus is the most dreaded epidemic in the world today. India has the dubious distinction of having a population of 62 million diagnosed with this disorder. It is predicted that by 2030 India will have a population of 79.4 million affected by Diabetes Mellitus. Genetic factors have a strong contributory element to this disease but one cannot ignore the pervasive environmental factors like obesity, lifestyle changes, shifts in diet patterns and increasing urbanization.