Rare abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery performed at Chennai hospital

Doctors at a hospital in Chennai performed a complex intervention aortic aneurysm surgery on an 80-year-old man who had a giant abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Surgeons at Apollo Hospitals said the procedure was rare as the aneurysm was 100 mm wide and the risk of rupture was extremely high. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a dilation (ballooning) of part of the aorta that is within the abdomen. It usually causes no symptoms unless it ruptures when it is often fatal. "An AAA less than 55 mm wide has a low chance of rupture. However, intervention may be required to repair any aneurysm if it is larger than 55 mm, as above this size the risk of rupture increases significantly," said Dr...

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News: Medicure Medical Travels Scales New Heights In Medical Tourism

New Delhi, India (November 05, 2014) – India has always earned international repute in the field of medicine. Countless foreigners have opted for treatment in India from the early days of civilization. Medicure.co.in has decided to keep the culture of medical tourism alive for the patients, who are interested to get best of the medical attention from well established doctors of the country. Medicure Medical Travels is resourced with a team of extremely talented professionals, who are dedicated to offer outstanding medical travel assistance to the patients and their family members. The professionals of this company believe in maintaining the transparency of their services, for the ultimate convenience of the patients. As per an executive, associated with this India based...

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CARE offers arterial revascularization surgery in India: Expert

Usually when people undergo cardiac bypass surgery, blood vessels from their limbs are used. The chances of the new vessels being blocked in the next five years in such cases are more than 50%. A comparatively new technique of bypass that make use of blood vessels near the heart can mean no relapse of blockage in the arteries. City-based CARE Hospital is one of the very few centres in the country that provides this type of surgery, called total arterial revascularization surgery in India. Doctors at the hospital have learnt it from Mumbai's Dr Sudhanshu Bhattacharya who is deemed a pioneer in the field. Some of the other top cardiac hospitals in India which offer arterial revascularization surgery in India...

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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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