Bariatric surgery can do wonders, especially for people who have had no hope left. Such is the story of a 65-year-old gentleman from Scotland.
The Life He Lived
Mr. Michael Cameroon is a social worker in the beautiful Scotland. On the flip side, he lived a majority of his life suffering from morbid obesity. Additionally, high blood pressure, sugar levels, and cholesterol were a way of life for him. Overall, his quality of life was greatly reduced.
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Cameroon had used continuous positive airway pressure (C-PAP) machine for over a decade to keep his sleep apnea under control. It was mandatory for him to take medications to keep hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol levels under control.
The Decision He Took
Always wanting to travel to Chennai, Cameroon took a life-changing decision. He got in touch with Apollo Bariatric Institute in Chennai and got to know about Dr. Rajkumar Palaniappan, one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in India.
Not to mention, Apollo Hospital in Chennai had just launched the robotic surgery system in India around that time. Cameroon immediately took the decision to undergo robotic gastric bypass at the Apollo Bariatric Institute and to sum up, the rest is just history.
The Current Health Status
Today, Cameroon has lost over 60 kgs in just 1.5 years of the surgery. He no longer uses the C-PAP machines because he no longer had sleep apnea . Additionally, there is no need for him to take medications for cholesterol, blood sugar, and hypertension.