SAHI Helps Pakistani Girl Regain Her Audibility

SAHI Helps Pakistani Girl Regain Her Audibility

A recent example of cordial relationship between India and Pakistan was seen in the case of Khadija, a 21 month old Pakistani girl, wherein Indian doctors extended a helping hand to treat her hearing imparity free of cost. About a month ago, the girl was incapable of figuring out what people around her were saying. She visited Apollo hospital in Hyderabad with her parents for a cochlear implant surgery. Society to Aid the Hearing Impaired…

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First of its Kind Mother-to-Daughter Uterine Transplant Carried Out

First of its Kind Mother-to-Daughter Uterine Transplant Carried Out

In a bid to avail two Swedish women, both in their 30’s, with new uteruses, a first of its kind mother-to-daughter uterine transplant was performed to help them in conceiving babies. The operation was conducted on Tuesday at Gothenburg University. “More than 10 surgeons, who had trained together on the procedure for several years, took part in the complicated surgery,” said the team leader, Mats Brännström, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the university. One…

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Apollo Group Bags Four Awards For Excellence in Healthcare.

Apollo Group Bags Four Awards For Excellence in Healthcare.

September 18, 2012. Hanoi, Vietnam. 1920 Hours. Leading healthcare provider Apollo Group bagged four awards at the Asian Hospital Management Awards 2012. All four awards were in different categories and the finalists were picked from 363 entries representing 89 leading hospitals from 12 Asian countries. The convention was held in Hanoi, Vietnam and was attended by more than 800 delegates from 25 countries. The event also saw 55 speakers from all over the world presenting…

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Pakistani Businessman Became Subject for Bone Marrow Transplant from Non-Family Donor

Pakistani Businessman Became Subject for Bone Marrow Transplant from Non-Family Donor

Three months ago a bone marrow transplant was performed on Abdul Samad, 36 year old Pakistani businessman, wherein the donor was a German resident. The bone marrow transplant surgery was conducted at a reputed Delhi Hospital on June 20. It was also the same time when bone marrow was extracted from the body of German donor. Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a disorder where the production of blood cells is low in bone marrow, was detected in Samad’s…

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Patients from Muslim Nations Prefer India for IVF Treatments

Patients from Muslim Nations Prefer India for IVF Treatments

Medical Tourism in Delhi is booming day by day and the major clientele base comes from Afghanistan. Every month, we do IVF [in vitro fertilization] for around 50 patients from Afghanistan. They also come for other infertility-related procedures. And in the peak [winter] season [when the weather is more comfortable], we have 60-70 patients a month, said a medical tour operator in Delhi. The trend of IVF treatment is not only restricted to Afghanistan, a…

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30 Telemedicine Centers in Africa targets Apollo Hospital Group

30 Telemedicine Centers in Africa targets Apollo Hospital Group

Apollo group has signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with AfroIndia Medical Services for opening 30 telemedicine units in Africa. Out of these 30, 3 medical units were launched at Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria was inaugurated by Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospital through videoconferencing on Thursday. AfroIndia Medical Services is an Africa based integrated medical service provider. It has an authority of providing reachable and reasonable medical care to African…

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43 Year Old with Mirrored Organs Successfully Undergoes Gastric Bypass Surgery

43 Year Old with Mirrored Organs Successfully Undergoes Gastric Bypass Surgery

A 43-year old woman with all vital organs in opposite direction successfully underwent a complex gastric bypass surgery. Ahmedabad resident Panna Mistry was diagnosed with a rare medical condition called Situs Invertus in which her heart, lungs, stomach and liver were all in the opposite direction to that in a normal human being. Panna discovered this only a few days back just as she was preparing for a surgery for morbid obesity. Prior to the…

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Miracle Baby with Only Half a Heart Survives Four Months without Treatment

Miracle Baby with Only Half a Heart Survives Four Months without Treatment

The survival of Scarlett Dougan, a baby girl from United Kingdom with only a half developed heart, is nothing short of miracle. Scarlett was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS) – a rare medical condition where the right side of the heart is not developed – resulting in insufficient blood supply to her lungs. Most babies diagnosed with this medical aberration are unable to survive more than 3-4 weeks. But baby Scarlett has not…

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Apollo Sets New Benchmark in Cardiac Treatments

Apollo Sets New Benchmark in Cardiac Treatments

Dr Rajeev Trehan and his team of cardiothoracic surgeons have performed a highly complex bypass surgery on 65 year old Sudhakar Reddy at Apollo DRDO hospital on 24th August. Also known as Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG), this heart operation included replacement of mitral lesions valve and reconstruction of left ventricle. Sudhakar Reddy was admitted to the hospital with severe breathing problem and sweating. On examining through a PET CT at Apollo DRDO hospital, it…

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Dr. Balaji Normalized Nine Year Olds Face through Mouth Drilling

Dr. SM Balaji performed, a veteran craniofacial surgeon, performed a tough yet unique face reconstruction surgery on nine year old Suhail Khan by drilling through his mouth. Talking about his facial deformity of the patient, Dr, Balaji said “He had a condition called hypertelorism, where the distance between the eyes is around 50 mm (normal width is 30 mm) and his nose looked broad. All the structures that normally occur between the eyes are displaced….

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