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Surgery to get rid of Obesity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I am in the obese category and have unwanted fat around my stomach
User :   is liposuction the right treatment as nowdays its i the news
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age, height and weight?
User :   Age 30, Height 173 cm, weight around 140 kg
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is a type of morbid obesity
User :   ok
Doctor :   and if exercise and diet has not helped you
User :   how can it be treated
Doctor :   then you can consider to go for gastric surgery
Doctor :   not liposuction
Doctor :   to reduce the overall fat deposition
User :   i have not tried exercise fearing that it might lead to leg pain
User :   i'm planning to buy a treadmill and exercise... what do u advise on the same
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You should consult a doctor in person to comment on that
User :   ok
Doctor :   after measuring your BP, Blood sugar as well
Doctor :   in general terms, you should avoid much of strain
Doctor :   which you are aware of
Doctor :   but within your limits you can always exercise
Doctor :   infact you should exercise
User :   how much would it cost if i go for gastric surgery and how much time would it take
Doctor :   Around 3 lacs
Doctor :   it is done in 3 hours of time
Doctor :   and can be discharged in 2 day
User :   i suppose that is not covered under any mediclaim
Doctor :   as it is done under laparoscope
Doctor :   Yes, it shall not be covered
Doctor :   as of now
User :   can any laproscopic surgeon do the surgery
Doctor :   Surgical gastroenterologist is the right person
User :   ok
User :   do u have any idea where I can get it done around XXX in XXX
User :   are there any chances for any tumor in the stomach as the portion that i am talking about is below the navel
Doctor :   It is available in all leading hospitals like XXX XXXi
User :   and it looks really ugly when i tuck my shirt in
Doctor :   Ok, I understand
Doctor :   you can get it done
Doctor :   for a better life
Doctor :   and faster results
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding
Doctor :   Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries
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