Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari, who underwent a surgical procedure related to diabetes on Tuesday, is likely to be discharged in a couple of days, according to an official statement on Wednesday. The procedure also leads to weight loss.
"Gadkari, who underwent a successful gastric bypass surgery for treatment of type-2 diabetes at Saifee Hospital, is progressing well," his surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala said.
A gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller, leading to an altered response to food intake.
He is progressing well and his sugar level is now under control, Lakdawala said.
Gadkari is likely to be discharged in a couple of days from the hospital, but has been advised rest for at least a week or so, he added.
The BJP chief, a known diabetic, has had poor control on his sugar levels in the past few months. He had developed early diabetic nephropathy despite the best currently available medical management.
"His sugar was not getting controlled for sometime and hence he decided to undergo a gastric bypass surgery for treating the type-2 diabetes," a party office-bearer said.