Keyhole Angioplasty – A Quicker and Simpler Minimally-Invasive Technique

Keyhole Angioplasty – A Quicker and Simpler Minimally-Invasive Technique

Heart Surgery is always thought upon as a major cardiac surgery that involves inches long incision to be made across the patient’s chest, wherein his heart is connected to a heart-lung machine and is stopped for the moment. Traditional method of coronary angioplasty needed a patient to spend weeks in the hospital and undergo painful recovery, post-surgery. But advancement in technology has brought keyhole angioplasty, a quicker and simpler minimally-invasive technique, as a boon. This…

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10-yr-old boy underwent Robotic Surgery for Spinal Tuberculosis

10-yr-old boy underwent Robotic Surgery for Spinal Tuberculosis

10 year old Shivam’s condition was quite critical because of tuberculosis of the spine when he came to Delhi from Bihar. The surgeons at Apollo Hospital opted for robotic surgery for him, which is less painful, is extremely accurate and would help the little boy in a speedy recovery. The doctors performed a 2-hour surgery on 15th July. Rajendra Prasad, Spine Surgeon said, “He is comfortable, walking and will return to school in two weeks.”…

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‘Sovaldi’: Expensive yet a Definite Cure for Hepatitis C

‘Sovaldi’: Expensive yet a Definite Cure for Hepatitis C

On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, there is good news for the patients suffering from Hepatitis C. Well the sure shot yet expensive formula to cure Hepatitis C from the root has been manufactured by a US firm known as ‘Gilead Science’s’ . Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) is the first hepatitis C-specific polymerase inhibitor, this oral drug costs around $1000 a pill. Although there are so many controversies shaping up for the over the sky-scrapping prices…

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ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplants are Possible Now

ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplants are Possible Now

ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplant has arrived as a boon for patients that are in urgent need of organ relocation. Traditional Kidney Transplants used to require the matching of the blood groups of both the donor and the recipient. But recently, a new trend has been witnessed in India wherein organ transplants are performed without the need of exact blood group match. The unique thing about these transplant procedures is that patient and donor have different…

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Facebook Virility and Mother’s Liver brings Student to Life

Facebook Virility and Mother’s Liver brings Student to Life

A unique case wherein social media becomes a life saving channel for a student named Srijani Haldar, who slipped into a coma following the sudden arrival of jaundice. Her liver got irreversibly damaged due to this. Her life saving transplant came in the form of a unique mix of social networking and the family support. On the one hand, her mother donated a portion of her liver and her friends used Facebook to donate Rs….

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Successful hip-surgery of 94-year-old patient

Successful hip-surgery of 94-year-old patient

After sustaining an injury during the morning walk in June 2014, 94-yr-old Nasiruddin left with little hope of walking again on his feet. He fractured the neck of femur bone and injured his right hip. His age seemed to be the biggest obstacle in his recovery but after a successful surgery, doctors at Apollo Hospital were able to make him walk again. In last week of June, he underwent Total Hip Arthoplasty and now he…

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16-yr-old’s ‘mistaken asthma’ finally cured

16-yr-old’s ‘mistaken asthma’ finally cured

Necessary activities like eating and breathing were difficult tasks for 16-yr-old Shobha because of an ailment. Because of poor financial status, Chattu Prasad, Shobha’s father, was not in a condition to take her daughter to a private hospital. Nevertheless, the doctors he consulted informed that Shobha was suffering from asthma. But even after the treatment began, Shobha’s condition did not get better. One day, her condition got even worse and she was taken to a…

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Patient Undergoes Successful Triple Transplant in Chennai

Patient Undergoes Successful Triple Transplant in Chennai

The transplant team from Apollo Chennai performed a complex triple-transplant, harvesting 3 organs – pancreas, liver and small intestine – at once. The high-risk operation was performed in Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Chennai. Although the surgeons have carried out complex liver transplants, they have done just one pancreatic transplant in the past, and no intestinal transplant. “Transplanting pancreas and intestines is very rare, and the combination makes it more complex . Intestine transplant has high failure…

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Successful Kidney and Liver Operation Provides New Lease to Pakistani Boy

Successful Kidney and Liver Operation Provides New Lease to Pakistani Boy

A 9 year boy from Lahore, Pakistan was blessed with a fresh lease of life after doctors at the Fortis Hospital, Noida, were able to treat him after successful Liver and Kidney transplants. Amaar Asif was afflicted by end-stage liver and kidney disease, but was successfully treated upon after successful medical treatment. The team that operated on the young Amaar consisted of 10 surgeons, 6 anaesthetists and 30 nurses – working in tandem in a…

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Revolutionary Bypass Surgery To Minimize Incisions, Costs

Revolutionary Bypass Surgery To Minimize Incisions, Costs

In a landmark technical advancement in the field of medicine, a team of doctors from Bangalore has successfully performed a heart bypass surgery, making only a small incision in the patient’s abdomen, as against the normal procedure of cutting through the chest. Seena Bai, 46,  was recently operated upon using this method. Also, she was discharged from the hospital in only three days. The entire procedure costed only ~2.5 lakh, nearly the same as that…

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