Arun Jaitley was admitted to the hospital last evening for an elective laparoscopic procedure which was carried out on him today.
A statement from the hospital says, “Arun Jaitley underwent a planned elective laparoscopic procedure for diabetes management on Tuesday. The procedure has been performed successfully”.
“It was a planned surgery. He was admitted at around 6 PM yesterday. The surgery is done in an uncontrolled diabetic situation,” Dr Pradeep K Chowbey at the hospital said.
“In this procedure we staple the stomach and make a small pouch of stomach and connect it to the intestine. Thus the food from the small pouch goes to the intestine directly. All this is done endoscopically and laparoscopically,” he said.
Dr Chowbey also informed that the union minister is doing well and will be discharged from the hospital in a day or two.