Doctors remove 8kg mass from 80-yr-old stomach, help her with rehabilitation

  An 80-year-old lonely and abandoned woman visited Sassoon Hospital, Pune. Her stomach was abnormally swollen. As she had no relatives or friends, the medico-legal case was filled. After that doctors performed a risky surgery and took out a mass of around 8 kg from her stomach. Meanwhile, she had become the ‘Grandma’ of the […]

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Pune: Sassoon Hospital doctors perform complex surgery to treat a young cancer patient

Doctors at Sassoon Hospital in Pune operated upon a 14-year-old girl who was suffering from liver cancer. A complex operation had to be done to treat the girl. The surgery was performed on August 14 and it was a success. A few months before the surgery, Shraddha (name changed) was suffering from stomach pain. She […]

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Pune: Sassoon Hospital to soon start cochlear implant surgery

Sassoon General Hospital will soon be starting cochlear implant surgeries under the Central Government Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances (ADIP) scheme. The surgeries will be performed with the guidance of Padma Shri Dr Milind Kirtane, an Indian surgeon of international repute and a pioneer of cochlear implant surgery in India and Dr […]

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Sassoon Hospital uses app to raise awareness on handwashing

Around two months ago the department trained doctors, nurses, ward boys and other hospital staff on how to do handwashing. Infection control nurses are now been given responsibility to observe handwashing of different departments and ICU’s and register the data on the app accordingly. Dr Anju Kagal, Head of microbiology department at SGH, said, “Patients […]

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In a first, Sassoon Hospital to teach patients about antibiotics

In its bid to spread awareness about the antibiotic resistance in the patients, the Microbiology Department of Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune, has decided to hold presentations in different OPD’s in the hospital. The world is observing World Antibiotic Awareness Week from November 12 to 18. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sassoon General Hospital and […]

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Awaaz Foundation: Fewer firecrackers burnt this year

Pune witnesses drop in the number of people with burn injuries this Diwali   

Statistics related to number of cases related to burn or other kind of injuries which come post Diwali have shown a drastic decease this year. This year cases related to injuries because of firecrackers have decreased by around 50 per cent, according to statistics give by Sassoon Hospital, Pune. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of B […]

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Organ donation: Mother saves daughter’s life by donating her kidney

Pournima Yadav, a 19-year-old patient was suffering from chronic kidney disease since last three years.  Due to rheumatoid arthritis, her both kidneys were failed.  Since last six months she was on dialysis in Sassoon General Hospital, Pune. Considering her young age, expert doctors advised kidney transplant to her.  Her mother, who is 39-year-old woman was […]

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Pune: Doctors remove 7cm tumour close to the brain with a rare kind of surgery

The tyransnasal endoscopic approach was used for the removal of this tumour. This particular type of tumour is commonly seen in young adults. He visited many hospitals in his district, but when no one could do the required procedure, he came to Sassoon Hospital in Pune. Dr Sameer Joshi, Head of the ear, nose and […]

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Pune: Sassoon Hospital performs its tenth kidney transplant

A 52-year-old woman met with a road accident on October 09. The woman who belonged to Varud village in Satara’s Khatav taluka was being treated in her home town, but was later referred to Sassoon General Hospital, Pune on the next day (September 11) at 2 a.m. After continuous efforts for resuscitation, she was declared […]

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