Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator use

Recently, a man in Pune was having breathing difficulties. The cause of his problem was that he was on a ventilator for a prolonged time, when he was hospitalised from dengue. In around 2 per cent of cases who go for prolonged ventilation, they land up having breathing related issues

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator useA 32-year-old man from Pune was diagnosed with dengue and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and was intubated and was on ventilator for almost two weeks. This landed him in developing a rare condition, when he started having breathing problem. He was unable to breathe and started getting chocked. He was running from pillar to […]

Sassoon Hospital: Renovated cathlab witnesses 1,000 cardiac procedures in 2017

The renovated cathlab at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) and BJ General Medical College (BJGMC) which was started in March 2015 has seen over 1,000 cardiac procedures between January to December 2017

Sassoon Hospital: Renovated cathlab witnesses 1,000 cardiac procedures in 2017While cardiac procedures are expensive at private medical facilities, the recently created cathlab at Sassoon General Hospital has been a boon to needy people suffering from severe heart ailments. The facility has undertaken 1,000 cardiac procedures in the last one and half years after it was renovated with latest facilities. Authorities said that the procedures […]

Pune: Doctors treat woman with rare ovarian tumour  

The tumour had move from one ovary to the other. These types of tumours are so uncommon that they constitute less than 0.5% of ovarian tumours

Pune: Doctors treat woman with rare ovarian tumour  Shalu Patil, a 32-year-old female, hailing from a small village in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, visited Sassoon Hospital in Pune, complaining of stomach ache and bleeding. The doctors diagnosed her with a rare case of ovarian cancer, wherein, the tumour had travelled from one ovary to another without affecting any other part of her body. […]

Obesity: Sassoon Hospital starts a dedicated clinic

Obesity means having too much body fat. Obesity increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and so on and reduces the quality of life. To tackle it, Pune’s Sassoon Hospital has started a dedicated obesity clinic

Obesity: Sassoon Hospital starts a dedicated clinicToday, the awareness regarding the obesity related diseases is increasing. The good news is that you can take steps to lose weight. And losing even some weight can make a big difference to your health and how you feel. As, the government hospitals are coming forward to offer treatment for the same. Now, Sassoon Hospital in […]

Treatment in government hospitals in Maharashtra set to become costly

In keeping with the revision in rates from the DMER, Sassoon Hospital in Pune has updated its hospital rates for the same

Treatment in government hospitals in Maharashtra set to become costlyThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has revised rates of various medical treatments at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) and other public hospitals across the states. The DMER last revised these rates on December 30, 2010. Public hospitals do the most expensive tests at a minimum amount. The revisions of these rates occur after […]

Pune-ex mayor dies of heart attack, docs warn about its risks in women

Nearly two-thirds of the deaths from heart attacks in women occur among those who have no history of chest pain. A stressful and sedentary lifestyle has led to early menopause which ups the risk of heart attack. Smoking, diabetes and abnormal blood lipids also erase estrogen levels, which are women’s natural protection

Pune-ex mayor dies of heart attack, docs warn about its risks in womenPune’s ex-Mayor, Chanchala Kodre died of a heart attack on Monday. She was just 42-year-old. She was hospitalised on Sunday night when she complained of chest pain. She was elected for the first time in Pune Municipal Corporation’s 2012 elections. When she got elected for the second time, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had given her the position of […]

Pune: Rare birth defects leaves baby’s bladder exposed

Bladder exstrophy is a birth defect. It's a condition where the bladder and parts around it form outside the body. The anomaly occurs among one in one lakh children

Pune: Rare birth defects leaves baby’s bladder exposedDoctors at Sassoon Hospital in Pune operated upon a nine-month-old girl with a rare birth defect. The condition caused the bladder to remain open and exposed, leading to urine being drained directly over the child’s abdomen. While the surgery for such a defect is usually done just days after birth, lack of access to health […]

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making money

A woman who was afflicted from asthma, since the past 15 years was actually suffering from a serious heart ailment. This was revealed only when she saw a local doctor after complaining about immense pain. The doctor turned out to be a Good Samaritan, as he saw to it that she was operated upon for her heart condition

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making moneyOf late, the doctor-patient relationship in the country has hit an all-time low. There are some cases which still inspire our hope and trust in doctors. One such case involves a young doctor, who serves in a semi-rural area near Pune, who went out of his way to treat an old woman with heart disease. […]

Sassoon Hospital introduces state-of-the-art technology to treat skin ailments

The dermatology department has started Co2 laser treatment to treat patients with different types of scars and birth marks on the skin.  Doctors state that with the help of this advanced technology, they can perform routine procedures with ease and efficiency

Sassoon Hospital introduces state-of-the-art technology to treat skin ailmentsIt is not just affluent class in the society which seeks the help of cosmetic surgeons for flawless skin, but even people belonging to poorer sections of society. Now, the middle class are approaching doctors in government hospital and inquiring for the treatments to give them perfect skin. Sassoon Hospital in Pune has started a […]

Children’s Day: MARD donates surgical equipment to Sassoon Hospital paediatric ward

To mark Children’s day Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune donated surgical instruments to the paediatric ward of Sassoon Hospital, as the ward lacked the basic instruments due to unavailability of the same

Children’s Day: MARD donates surgical equipment to Sassoon Hospital paediatric wardOn the occasion of Children’s Day, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune branch donated surgical instruments to the paediatric ward of Sassoon Hospital, Pune. Dr Ajay Vane, Secretary General of MARD, Pune said, “When we were on duty in the ward, the nursing staff informed us about unavailability of some the instruments. We were […]