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                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr rooma sinha talks about the laparoscopic
                                                                                                                                                                                  gynecological surgery how it works, how it
                                                                                                                                                                                  is performeD anD its aDvantages anD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C   Women's health

HealtHy eating
Soaring prices are bound to affect the kitchen. Fruits, veggies and grains prices go for                                                                                                                               Laparoscopic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             By Dr Rooma Sinha

a toss and suddenly grocery shopping becomes a burden. How to counter it without
getting a nutrient imbalance on the plate? An interaction with the nutritionists reveals
how to maintain a balanced diet without unbalancing your budget, writes Kriti Jaiswal                                                                                                                                       surGery
                                    C                      V Sudarshan Rao, assistant director of
                                                           National Institute of Nutrition says, “A
                                                           balanced diet consists of carbohydrates
                                                fats and vitamins and other micronutrients.
                                                But a mismatch occurs due to inappropriate
                                                                                                      are essential for body. Veggies like spinach, cab-
                                                                                                      bage, chaulia, kulfa, soya and fenugreek (methi)
                                                                                                      are a good source. Fruits too can have a reason-
                                                                                                      able fix too. Guavas, papaya, gooseberry (amla)
                                                                                                      and seasonal fruits are a better option to re-
                                                                                                                                                           inexpensive substitute to very costly pulses.
                                                                                                                                                           The various varieties of rice, which we con-
                                                                                                                                                           sume and consider healthy, are polished and
                                                                                                                                                           may not necessarily be an able way to health.
                                                                                                                                                           A cheaper quality of rice, which is unpolished,
                                                intake of food.”                                      place those imported arrays. Gooseberry has a        hand pounded is more nutritious because it
                                                   People are hardest hit by the rising prices.       high vitamin c content, which is needed by the       contains B complex vitamins. Our body re-
                                                But then preferences also matter here. Why only       body to help to absorb iron          from the          quires carbohydrates. But the quantity should
                                                purchase cereals or grains, which are very ex-                                                                    be regulated.
                                                pensive? If substitutes are available why not                                                                         Sugars or carbohydrates rich food
                                                try them out? Scientifically there is no differ-                                                                   should not be taken in large quantities
                                                ence between an expensive variety                                                                                since it may lead to overweight and it may
                                                of dal and a cheaper one. They all                                                                              lead to heart diseases and certain types of
                                                possess the same nutrition ex-                                                                                      cancer. Junk food like burgers and piz-
                                                presses Rao it’s a misconcep-                                                                                         zas should be avoided as they may con-
                                                tion that a cheaper of fruit or                                                                                           tain unwanted amounts of satu-
                                                veggie does not have the re-                                                                                                 rated fats, cholesterol and calo-
Nutritious food                                 quired nourishment tat a body                                                                                                                  ries.
need not be                                     needs and which is available
                                                in the pricey variety. “It is
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The urban
costly. With a little                           absolutely wrong.                                                                                                                                 which most
bit of moderation,                              There is no rela-
                                                tion between nu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    of us pur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    sue is of-
one can have a                                  trition and price,’’                                                                                                                                ten seden-     What is keyhole surgery?
healthy diet on                                 says Rao. An ap-
                                                ple is more
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tary in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  nature, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Also known as Minimally invasive surgery, Minimal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   access surgery and Operative endoscopy.
the platter                                     nutritious                                                                                                                                       do not exer-         It was also often wrongly called laser surgery because
coupled with                                    than a lo-
                                                c a l l y
                                                                                                                                                                                                cise hence
                                                                                                                                                                                              the calories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the early users emphasised the use of lasers rather than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the small size of the laparoscopic technique. Laparo-
physical activity                               av a i l a b l e                                                                                                                           which we consume        scopic surgery is now firmly established as the opera-
                                                guava is a                                                                                                                               are not used and get      tion of choice or Gold standard for treatment of most
regularly                                       delusion. Go for                                                                                                       accumulated which may make us               gynecological problems that require surgery.
                    V Sudarshan Rao cheaper g reens than for                                                                                                   obese. One should not cut down on essential
                                                those dear capsicums. Do not stick to exorbi-         food we consume. Instead of wheat one can try        nutrients consumption should happen but one               This is a surgical technique to visualise the abdomi-
    assistant director of National Institute of
                                     Nutrition  tantly priced fruits or vegetable thinking that       four finger millets (raagi), which is widely         should indulge in physical activity regularly.          nal cavity without opening the cavity. A laparoscope is
                                                it is good for health and does not have substi-       grown and is inexpensive and a good source of           A food-based approach should be adopted and          introduced through the umbilicus with 10mm hole and
                                                tutes. Substitutes are available but the masses       calcium. It can be used to make rotis. Maize,        priority should be given to a balanced diet and         the cavity is visualised to look for problems. The lap-
                                                should develop a liking for it as well. “Develop      Bajara and jowar are also nutritious and are         not food supplements.                                   aroscope is attached to a camera and video monitor that
                                                a taste for everything. Do not compromise on          used to make tasty snacks. Soyabean is a good           “Nutritious food need not be costly. With a          helps us see. To perform surgeries two to three small
                                                nutrition compromise on taste,” quips Rao.            substitute for meat. The quality of protein in       little bit of moderation, one can have a healthy        holes of 5mm are made through which instruments to
                                                   The locally available leafy herbs are high in      soya bean is equal to the protein in meat. Dal       diet on the platter coupled with physical activ-        operate are passed and surgery is performed.
                                                calcium, iron and other micronutrient, which          analogues made out of soya bean can be very          ity regularly” declares V Sudarshan Rao.

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Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                                                               ter.

KuALA Lumpur, usually referred to as “KL”,
is the capital and largest city in Malaysia.                                                                                                               Bali
Kuala Lumpur also serves as Malaysia’s cul-                                                                                                                  Exotic Bali is located in Indonesia, Southeast
tural and commercial center. It is common to                                                                                                               Asia. One of the major islands in the Indonesian
see pictures of the city depicted with the fa-

      experience the                                                                                                                                                                                                  Benefits of laparoscopic Surgery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1. less post operative pain since the incisions are much

scenic beauty of asia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2. quicker recovery time & earlier return to full activi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3. shorter hospital stays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4. smaller scars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5. less internal scarring when the procedures are per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      formed in a minimally invasive fashion compared to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      standard open surgery.
mous Petronas Twin Towers, a symbol of the
city, soaring against the skyline.                                                                                                                                                                                    Gynecological Surgeries done by laparoscopy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1. Hysterectomy for conditions like fibroids, adeneo-
        Hotel Price: Rs. 56,650 for two persons                                                                                                                                                                       myosis, heavy menstrual flow
           Return Flight Price: Rs. 28,325 per                                                                                                                                                                     2. Ovarian cystectomy & oophorectomy
                                         person                                                                                                                                                                    3. Surgery for Infertility
                          Airline: Jet Airways                                                                                                                                                                     4. Adhesiolysis
        Duration: Five Days and Four Nights                                                                                                                                                                        5. Endometriosis surgery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   6. Surgery for urinary incontinence
About the Swiss-Garden Hotel, Kuala                                                                                                                                                                                7. Ectopic pregnancy
Lumpur (4* Hotel):                                                                                                                                                                                                  8.Chronic pelvic pain
  Swiss-Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a de-
luxe four-star property located right in the                                                                                                                                                                         Acceptance of Laparoscopic Surgery
heart of bustling Kuala Lumpur, amidst Ma-                                                                                                                                                                           This technique is well established and has gained
laysia’s rich culture and heritage. Its strategic                                                                                                                                                                  tremendous acceptance among public. The number of
location places you within walking distance                                                                                                                Archipelago, Bali is Indonesia’s number one             surgeries performed laparoscopically 10 years ago and
to the well-known Bintang Walk, Chinatown                                                                                                                  tourist destination, with such charming and ar-         now at our center is depicted in the table. This it self is
and shopping havens in the city.                                                                                                                           resting scenic beauty that the words “Bali” and         the testimony of this fact. Patients now demand for their
                                                                                                                                                           “paradise” are often used synonymously.                 procedures to be done laparoscopically.

Phuket                                                                                                                                                               Hotel Price: Rs 132,234 for two persons
                                                                                                                                                                  Return Flight Price: Rs. 66,117 per person
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1999        2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ovarian cystectomy         80%       100%
PHuKET, located in southern Thailand, is                                                                                                                                         Airline: Malaysia Airlines           Adhesiolysis               75%       100%
Thailand’s largest island. Phuket is situated                                                                                                                        Duration: Five Days and Four Nights              Hysterectomy               50%       95%
in the Andaman Sea and is a haven for tour-                                                                                                                                                                           Myomectomy                 50%       80%
ists. Though seriously impacted by the Indian                                                                                                                                                                         Infertility                85%       100%
Ocean tsunami in 2004, Phuket has now large-                                                                                                               About the Laguna Resort And Spa Nusa
ly recovered, and is again a great location for                                                                                                            Dua, Bali (5* Hotel):
swimming in its warm and inviting waters,                                                                                                                    Located beachside on the Nusa Dua peninsula,             COSt
and for strolling along its pristine white                                                                                                                 the Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali features
sands.                                                                                                                                                     lush, tropical landscaping, and is approximately          Surgeries performed by laparoscope may be 10 per
                                                                                                                                                           six miles from Ngurah Rai International Airport.        cent higher than their counterpart open procedures but
       Hotel Price: Rs. 85,791 for two persons                                                                                                             Local attractions include the Bali Golf and Coun-       this a small price to pay if you take the patients comfort,
    Return Flight Price: Rs. 42,896 per person                                                                                                             try Club, and the Nusa Dua Galleria Shopping            less days spent in the hospital and overall quick recov-
                       Airline: Thai Airways                                                                                                               Center, both located less than one mile from the        ery.
       Duration: Five Days and Four Nights                                                                                                                 property, and Waterbom Park, approximately
                                                                                                                                                           nine miles away.
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