KUWAIT: Kuwaiti bariatric (weight loss) surgeon Dr Mohammad Al-Jarallah conducted on Wednesday a surgery, the first of its kind, on a German national who arrived in the country specially for the operation due to his obesity and other health problems.
Dr Jarallah said that the patient, Jorg Fischer, 45, weighed more than 150 kilogram, and also suffered from lack of movement, tiredness, and sleep disorder.
The doctor said that this type of operation was conducted to patients who do not suffer from throwing up or diabetes, adding that the operation was successful and is considered the first of its kind to be conducted in Kuwait on a foreign patient.
The process was based on a previously signed MoU between Dr Jarallah and a German hospital. Dr Jarallah noted that the patient is completely satisfied with the surgery, which would pave the way for conducting similar operations to European patients in the future in Kuwait.
Dr Jarallah noted that last year he conducted a similar surgery, which was broadcasted live from Kuwait to an international conference on obesity, participated by a number of worldwide experts on the specialty.
Fischer said that he was pleased with the operation and thanked Dr Jarallah for it. Among other contributions, Dr Jarallah published more than 40 scientific research papers, and was a former minister of health. – KUNA