Farmer Gets New Lease of Life, Gets Rare Cancer Removed

Farmer Gets New Lease of Life, Gets Rare Cancer Removed

21st February, 2013. The 40 year old villager in Kolkata did not think he would ever be able to get rid of his 9 kilogram tumor he had been carrying around his neck for the past 30 years. Not until he was operated in a landmark, 4 hour surgery at a leading research institute. The patient was suffering from a rare, though benign, kind of cancer, medically known as multiple neurofibromatosis. A chance meeting with…

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Apollo India Introduces the Iconic Body Scanner

Apollo India Introduces the Iconic Body Scanner

The Apollo Group of Hospitals has introduced the revolutionary Body Scanner that can instantly detect carcinogens, thus helping diagnose cancer in its early stages. Dr. Pratap C Reddy, chairman of the Apollo Group of Hospital, explained the use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It can help in early diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, particularly cancer in the skull base and spine region, which would earlier require undergoing separate tests…

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CyberKnife Technology Needs Adequate Government Backing : Oncology Experts

CyberKnife Technology Needs Adequate Government Backing : Oncology Experts

4 February, 2013. Delhi. The successful implementation of the CyberKnike Robotic Radiosurgery System is being seen as a growing trend across cancer clinics in India. Only recently, a major hospital in Delhi inaugurated its center for the CyberKnife surgery. “This is another form of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). Through this technique, we can give high dose radiation at specified locations and spare the normal tissues. Now, patients in Delhi can avail of this treatment…

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Landmark Craniosynostosis Surgery Performed At Fortis

Landmark Craniosynostosis Surgery Performed At Fortis

Doctors at the Fortis Hospital, Kolkata have performed a rare surgery where they used 3D imaging to treat an even rarer disorder in a 6 month old baby. Called craniosynostosis, this birth defect causes premature folding of the skull, leading to high intra-cranial pressure. The defect had also caused a deformity in the patient’s head and face. “Instead of the child’s brain and skull growing together, in this case, the skull had stopped growing resulting…

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Max Healthcare Wins the Best Corporate Website Award

Max Healthcare Wins the Best Corporate Website Award

January 31, 2013. Max Healthcare has won the award for the best corporate website at the 3rd India Digital Awards. The website faced stiff competition from more than 200 other entries. Explaining their online marketing strategy, Anil Vinayak, director – sales and marketing, said “Health information is emerging as one of the most commonly searched topics online with patients and caregivers seeking quality medical content and ease of interaction from healthcare providers. In line with…

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Apollo Hyderabad Performs First MIKR Surgery Successfully

Apollo Hyderabad Performs First MIKR Surgery Successfully

25 January, 2013. Hyderabad. Doctors at Apollo Hyderabad successfully performed the first the new age procedure of Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement using OrthoGlide Medial Knee System on a 45 year old patient. The said surgery is a major jump from total knee replacement (TKR) which used to be a more complex procedure. “Instead of TKR, patients now have the option of minimally invasive surgery. The surgery was conducted on a 45-year-old woman Lakshmi Devi, and…

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First Proton Therapy Center Established at Apollo Bangalore

First Proton Therapy Center Established at Apollo Bangalore

 Apollo Group of Hospitals, one of the leading healthcare providers in India, will establish the revolutionary Proton Therapy Center to treat cancer patients. The Apollo group will directly fund INR 400 crores into the project, which will be the only of its kind in east Asia, Australia and Africa. “This new proton therapy facility will give patients access to the most advanced radiation therapy technology. Moreover, the center will become an international proton therapy center…

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Dental Banks to be Set up for Preservation of Dental Stem Cells

Dental Banks to be Set up for Preservation of Dental Stem Cells

Delhi. In a first of its kind preventive investment, people can now have their dental stem cells stored for future use. If necessary, the same would be used to treat organ-related regenerative diseases. The new age facility lets patients safeguard their dental stem cells and use the same decades later. The service will initially be available in only Tier I cities where it will cost INR 1.25-1.5 Lakhs for storing the stem cells over a…

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Apollo, Fortis Biggest Awardees at Healthcare Excellence Awards

Apollo, Fortis Biggest Awardees at Healthcare Excellence Awards

The recently concluded Time Research Media Healthcare Excellence Awards saw the usual suspects awarded for excellence in healthcare section. The awards, organized by one the leading market research companies in India, Time Research Media, were held at the Lalit, New Delhi. The who’s who of the Among all the recipients of the prestigious awards, Indraprastha Apollo bagged three – “Best Diagnostic And Imaging Center In North India of The Year”, “India’s Most Innovative Hospital of…

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30 Year Old Software Engineer Finally Saved by Intestinal Transplant

30 Year Old Software Engineer Finally Saved by Intestinal Transplant

Three years ago, a 30 year old software engineer had complained of severe stomach ache. After an emergency laparotomy was conducted, doctors diagnosed thrombosis (blockage) in the main vein of his intestine (superior mesenteric vein), resulting in a lot of blood loss to most of his small intestines. 95% of his small intestine (usually six meters long) had to be surgically removed, leaving just 28 cm of the original. Although his life was saved, it…

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