Combined Heart & Lung transplant Performed at Apollo Chennai

Combined Heart & Lung transplant  Performed at Apollo Chennai

Apollo Hospital, Chennai, has successfully performed a combined heart and double lung transplant on the oldest recipient recorded in the medical history of India. This rare surgery was performed on a 67 year old patient, Hanifa, a businessman from Kerala, who is now on the road to complete recovery. A few months back, doctors at Apollo Hospitals performed a multi-organ transplant and gave him a new lease of life. The patient, Mr. Hanifa from Kerala,…

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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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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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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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Tanzanian Conjoined Twins Separated After 12-hour Surgery

Tanzanian Conjoined Twins Separated After 12-hour Surgery

Ericana and Eluidi, the nine-month-old conjoined twins from Tanzania have been separated by the surgeons of Apollo Hospital, Chennai, after a 12-hour surgery. These brothers were joined at the posterior and shared a penis, an anus and urinary passage, therefore termed as pygopagus twins, a rare condition. These twins were brought into the operation theatre at 7’o clock in the morning. A team of 20 specialists was led by Dr. V Sripathi, senior consultant in…

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Sapien Biosciences backed by Apollo to Work on Personalized Medicine

Sapien Biosciences backed by Apollo to Work on Personalized Medicine

Apollo in collaboration with Saarum Innovations has come up with a new name “Sapien Biosciences in the market of healthcare industry. This newly formed company on September 23, was started to focus on personalized medicine. Initially its focus would be on the patient who undergo angioplasty and heart surgeries. The new discovery of this company is MyPlatelet” helps in finding the right dosage of the blood thinning medication to be provided to them. After undergoing…

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India: Second Place in the World for Treating the Rare Genetic Lung Condition

India: Second Place in the World for Treating the Rare Genetic Lung Condition

Recently a blind schoolteacher who is battling with a rare genetic condition Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) underwent successful double-lung transplantation at the Apollo Hospitals. It is the first case in India and second in the world where the double-lung transplantation for this genetic condition has been practiced successfully. Dr Paul Ramesh Thangaraj, senior consultant Cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon at Apollo Hospital revealed the first successful transplant was done in the US in 2005. HPS is a…

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Nigerian Girl Cured of Spinal Deformity Using Robotic Surgery

Nigerian Girl Cured of Spinal Deformity Using Robotic Surgery

Chennai: A 14- year old, Stephanie Amata Oghenefegho, from Nigeria, was suffering from spinal deformity and her mother, Agatha Amata, popular TV host, visited Germany and England in order to find an effective solution for such deformity. Agatha Amata said, “At first, I thought my daughter was hunching and I asked her to walk erect. But only later I found that it was a deformity and through a friend, I came to know about Dr…

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Apollo Health City Awarded as the Best Medical Tourism Facility

Apollo Health City Awarded as  the Best Medical Tourism Facility

Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, has been bestowed the prestigious award for Best Medical Tourism Facility for the second consecutive year. The award was given to Dr. Prathap C Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group by Honorable President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee. “This award is a great inspiration and bestowed more responsibility on our shoulders. Team Apollo will continue its journey towards making India a global healthcare destination with renewed energy and vigour,” said Dr Reddy….

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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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