Asian Hospitals does it again!!!


It has really become a habit at AHI over the last ten years, to perform some of the most challenging and complicated surgeries in the country, if not the world. And we seem to be carrying this habit to Asian Hospitals as well as we successfully completed yet another rare surgery at Asian Robotic Surgery Institute, a surgery that is possibly the first of its kind in India.

Our patient is a 51 year old borderline diabetic male who was on medication to treat hypothyroidism. In addition, he was prescribed certain medication to fight high cholesterol levels. The medication prescribed for a period of three months, was however continued for a period of five months which had adverse effects on his liver.

On diagnosis, the patient was found to have lost weight and low hemoglobin levels. An Ultrasonography detected an irregular mass in the left kidney. The patient was then advised a CT abdomen and pelvis, which revealed multiple areas suggestive of necrosis, and a CT chest which revealed multiple well defined nodules of varying sizes. A PET scan

suggested a renal lesion with pulmonary lesions.

After consulting with two doctors, the patient consulted the team of experts at Asian Robotic Surgery institute, where he was recommended a Robot-assisted Radical Nephrectomy, which is a surgical procedure to remove the kidney. It is usually performed during the treatment of cancer of the kidney, or in case of a chronic disease or any injury that causes irreparable damage to the kidney.

What was so unique about this case was the size of the tumor. The size of a normal kidney is 10cm x 6cm 4cm, and a tumor generally removed through a robot-assisted procedure is 4cm to 5cm. In this case however, the size of the tumor was approximately 15cm, making the total size of the mass to be removed (kidney + tumor + surrounding tissues) approximately 25cm x 12cm x 10cm. the entire surgery was done robotically and the entire mass was removed through the key-hole, without any spillage or crushing which may have otherwise lead to recurrence of the cancerous cells. The surgery performed by Dr. Jagdeesh Kulkarni and his team including Dr. Mangesh Patil, from Asian robotic surgery Institute is probably the first case of its kind in India.

The patient has recovered well since the surgery and will be discharged from the hospital soon.

To know more about our Robotic Surgery team, click http://asianheartinstitute.org/our-doctors/robot-assisted-surgery.html

This is just one of the many complex surgeries performed every day at Asian Robotic Surgery Institute and Asian heart Institute.

You can visit http://asianheartinstitute.org/medical-services/robot-assisted-surgery.html to know more about our facilities and services.

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Would you like more information on this topic? Would you like help with health issues or answers to health questions? Would you like a high-speed appointment with our doctors, surgeons or consultants? Are you outside India and would you like information on world-class treatment and surgery options with Asian Heart Institute or Asian Hospitals? You are welcome to write to our Special Co-ordination Officer, at international.assist@ahirc.com.

Please allow a maximum of 24 hours for a reply, to account for international time differences. We are open from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Indian Standard Time, which is UTC 5:30+.

Of course, if your query seems to require an urgent response, expect to hear from us before that time. Please mark your subject line in your email URGENT.

Our International Patients Cell is very experienced in assisting patients from all over the world; be assured of expert, experienced assistance with any and all issues of traveling to our hospital, from anywhere in the world. We can assist with specialised medical needs you may have for travel. More information is available at www.asianheartinstitute.org and www.asianhospitals.org

You can also call our Helpline 126126, or from outside Mumbai, +91 99201 552000.

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