Total knee replacement: Are there any alternatives?

Dr Siddharth Shah, a Joint Replacement Surgeon, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights about various alternative treatments that a patient can opt instead of a total knee replacement

Total knee replacement: Are there any alternatives?Millions of Indians suffer from Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) which adversely affects their quality of life. In India, its prevalence is estimated to be around 29% (Pal, et. al., Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 2016). The OA is characterised by joint degeneration commonly due to wear and tear. Generally, initial management involves activity modification (avoidance of squatting, […]

Mumbai: Two successive organ donations help save seven lives

In the last week of February, two incidents of organ donation were witnessed in Mumbai. In both cases, we see how organ donation awareness is slowly but steadily reaching to the people. And how one decision of theirs, helped change the lives of others for good. In Mumbai, nine organ donation occurred in the month of February this year

Mumbai: Two successive organ donations help save seven livesThe organ donation occurred at S.L. Raheja Hospital in Mahim, Mumbai. The organ donor was a 59-year-old man. A few days ago, he slipped and fell down the stairs and sustained a head injury. He was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment. The doctors declared him brain-dead during the course of treatment. The family […]

Organ donation: 68-yr-old brain-dead man helps save 2 lives

This organ donation marked Mumbai’s 10th organ donation since the start of 2019. The organ donation and retrieval took place at S.L. Raheja Hospital

Organ donation: 68-yr-old brain-dead man helps save 2 livesThe wife of a 68-yr old male from Ulhasnagar consented to donate her brain-dead husband’s liver and kidneys. The organ donation happened on Sunday, February 03, 2019. The donor was admitted after he suffered a Basilar Artery bleed, and was subsequently pronounced brain dead. Medical Social Workers at the hospital counselled the family about organ […]

Mumbai: Two-month-olds Satara boy treated for congenital heart defect at Raheja Hospital

With next-to-none diagnosis and treatment options in interior rural pockets, the child could not receive appropriate treatment in their hometown

Mumbai: Two-month-olds Satara boy treated for congenital heart defect at Raheja HospitalFor Gunwant and Sonali Patil, residents of Satara district, ensuring their baby boy Atharva was treated for a sickness that remained undiagnosed, was worrisome. The parents ran from pillar to post in search of aid after their child took ill. Through the reference of a local doctor, the parents brought their child to S.L Raheja […]

Raheja Hospital trains over 300 anganwadi sevikas to tackle monsoon illnesses

The hospital organised training sessions for the sevikas in order to equip them with knowledge about symptoms, treatment and prevention of monsoon-related diseases

Raheja Hospital trains over 300 anganwadi sevikas to tackle monsoon illnessesThe aim of these sessions was to equip anganwadi sevikas in understanding the various types of diseases to ensure effective treatment is sought. The sessions were hosted by Dr Asmita Mahajan, Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician at the hospital, on July 05 and 06. Over the course of two days, the sevikas from G-North Ward were […]

Congenital heart diseases: S L Raheja Hospital trains aanganwadi sevikas

Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) impacts over 8 in every 1000 new-born children in India, the Paediatric Cardiac team at SL Raheja with an aim to effectively identify, screen and provide corrective treatment to these children, in conjunction with socially responsible stakeholders initiated a program on Saturday

Congenital heart diseases: S L Raheja Hospital trains aanganwadi sevikasIn its first leg, over 300 Aanganwadi Sevikas from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation-G North Ward were engaged with over the past two days, through sessions on Congenital Heart Disease – its prevalence, identifying symptoms and ‘call for action’ steps to be taken. They were tutored to identify children with; Difficult or unusually fast breathing Bluish […]

BMC workers participate in the organ donation awareness session

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) often echoes the sentiment of being the flag bearers of change in the city. To bring to life this outlook and to observe the occasion of the upcoming World Heart Day, over 100 workers of the G-North Ward of the BMC took part in an initiative to gain insight on the process and importance of organ donation

BMC workers participate in the organ donation awareness sessionOrgan donation is the need of the hour as one organ donor can save up to eight lives. Owing to which, BMC workers participated in a session which was conducted by Medics from S.L Raheja hospital – A Fortis Associate. The event focused on how there is a need for more potential donors to come forward and pledge their organs, […]

EUS FNA a real challenge for operators as well as pathologists

Chai Pe Charcha, an interesting session of Asian EUS Congress 2017 was attended by doctors who were educated by eminent experts on Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (EUS FNA) guided biopsy to respective oncologists, present at the event. After this session, the floor was thrown open for the doctors who got a chance to interact with the eminent faculty members

EUS FNA a real challenge for operators as well as pathologistsThe session ‘Chai pe Charcha’ on the day one of the Asian EUS Congress 2017 threw light on issues like – what the pathologist expects from Endoscopy Ultra Sound (EUS), are there necessary tools for EUS guided Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) and so on. Speaking about this session, Dr Vinay Dhir, the organising secretary of […]