Kerala’s first multiple transplant surgery in India gives a new life to patient

In a medical marvel in Kerala, a 38-year-old brain dead patient gave a new lease of life to Syed Younis Sahir, who was suffering from diabetes and kidney failure. After a 12-hour complicated transplant surgery in India, Kochi doctors conducted the first successful transplant surgery in India combined pancreas and kidney transplant surgery in India in the state and the third in India. Syed can't express in words the excitement he feels about finally getting rid of insulin injections. He has suffered from juvenile diabetes since he was 19, and later developed kidney problems. When doctors at his native in Palakkad referred him to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, they recommended a kidney and pancreas transplant. "After multiple transplant surgery in...

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Endoscopic ultrasound in India gives accurate result in diagnosing cancers of GI tract, doctors say

A new technology called endoscopy ultrasound (EUS) that is gradually gaining popularity in India provides a more accurate and precise result in diagnosing and treating cancers in the gastrointestinal cavity. Endoscopic ultrasound in India is a procedure that allows a doctor to obtain images about the digestive tract and the surrounding tissue and organs, including the lungs. Dr Shyam Varadarajalu, senior gastroenterologist, Apollo Hospitals, one of the institutions which use the technology, said ultrasound testing uses sound waves to make a picture of internal organs. "During the procedure, a small ultrasound device is installed on the tip of an endoscope. By inserting the endoscope and camera into the digestive tract, we can obtain high quality ultrasound images of organs," he said. The...

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Bone from Italian saves Yemeni girl through orthopaedic oncology in India

  Recently, a live heart transported to Chennai saved a patient in the nick of time. Months before that, a bone airlifted from Italy had given a new lease of life to a Yemen native. The girl, who underwent the surgery in India in February, is back on her feet now. Maram Mohammed Sahel, 20, a medical student from Sana'a, Yemen, was diagnosed with bone cancer one year ago at a city hospital. Though the tumour in her elbow wasn't found to be malignant at first, it kept growing in size. Doctors at HCG, a cancer-care hospital, sent a worldwide request for a matching custom elbow joint and fresh frozen allograft of the elbow. A matching bone harvested from a...

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Nagpur-based neurosurgeon performs rare minimally invasive spine surgery in india

A city-based neurosurgeon, Dr Ajay Kurve at Wockhardt Hospital performed a rare and minimally invasive spine surgery in India on a 32-year-old woman who had fractured her ninth dorsal (back) vertebra following a car accident. It is for the first time in city that screws and rods used to tighten and fix the vertebra in place were sent on the affected spot under the skin (percutaneous) using a special technique instead of the commonly used open cut surgery. The procedure called as 'balloon kyphoplasty and dilator technique' in medical terms minimizes the post operative infection as well as pain. The patient who though belongs to Nagpur, did the diagnosis and preliminary treatment at Jabalpur. As she was going there, Dr Kurve...

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Indore surgeons perform advanced stereotaxic pinless knee replacement surgery in India

A team of city-based surgeons have successfully performed a stereotaxic pinless knee replacement surgery in India on a patient suffering from arthritis for a decade. This is the first such advanced surgery that has been performed in central India and sixth in the country. In the past, it has been done in metros such as Mumbai and Chennai. The knee replacement surgery in India was conducted on a 73-year-old patient Rabab Bai Bohra from Khargone in Madhya Pradesh. The surgery involves a computer-assisted stereotactic surgical instrument system that aids in the positioning of orthopedic implant system components intra-operatively. It involves surgical instruments and position sensors to determine alignment axes in relation to anatomical landmarks. Dr Sunil Rajan, senior orthopedic surgeon at Synergy...

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