Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant performed on diabetic patient

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant is an operation to replace kidney and pancreas at the same time in a patient who has kidney failure and also suffers from diabetes, needing very high insulin dose to control sugars

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant performed on diabetic patientSahyadri Hospital recently conducted complex and critical simultaneous kidney- pancreas transplantation.  A diabetic patient successfully underwent simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant recently. Diabetes is one of the most common problems in India and can affect various organs. Replacing kidney and pancreas is one of the most useful solution, however, pancreas transplant are still rare in India. Elaborating […]

Mumbai: Doctors remove 650 grams tumour from man’s stomach after 8 hour surgery

Doctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital have successfully operated a man, who was suffering from a very rare leiomyosarcoma of the prostate glands. After 8 hours of surgery doctors managed to remove 650 grams tumour

Mumbai: Doctors remove 650 grams tumour from man’s stomach after 8 hour surgeryDoctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Sion Hospital have successfully removed a prostate tumour from a 58-year-old man’s stomach. According to the doctors, the tumour weighing 650 grams and was 7 centimetres in size was removed after 8 hours of surgery. Doctors say prostate tumour of this size is very rare and there are very few cases […]

Mumbai: JJ doctors save uteruses of 52 women suffering from ‘placenta praevia’

Post-delivery to stop blood loss, the doctors remove the uteruses of women, who are suffering from ‘placenta praevia.’ However, a Mumbai gynaecologist, Dr Ashok Anand, has developed a procedure, which is done at the time of Caesarean section which can stop bleeding, as well as, save the uterus. He and his team has managed to save uteruses of 52 women with this technique

Mumbai: JJ doctors save uteruses of 52 women suffering from ‘placenta praevia’In the past two years, doctors from Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals have managed to save uterus of 52 pregnant women. According to the doctors, these women were suffering from placenta praevia, a condition when the placenta attaches inside the uterus, but near or under the cervical opening. The complications include dangerously low […]

All you need to know about appendicitis and its symptoms

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery. One study suggests that the appendix may have some role in gut immunity, but nothing is definite. One thing we do know: We can live without it, without apparent consequences

All you need to know about appendicitis and its symptomsAppendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to […]

China: Doctor performs 9 surgeries before undergoing one himself

A doctor named Liang Fuqun earned massive praise from millions of netizens for displaying selfless dedication in fulfilling his duties while suffering in his own pain. He was captured on video being injected with a painkiller while performing surgery on a patient

China: Doctor performs 9 surgeries before undergoing one himselfWhat if a surgeon gets acute appendicitis in the middle of an operation? If you’re this Chinese doctor, you complete the surgery – and carry out eight more. Obstetrician Liang Fuqun was already feeling abdominal pain before he went to work at a hospital in Si county, Anhui province, in eastern China, on June 24. […]

Doctors cut out 60% of a woman’s liver to save her life

As the tumour-like mass in the right side of her liver proved to be life-threatening, doctors at D.Y. Patil Hospital in Navi Mumbai carried out a six hour long surgical procedure to extract the mass

Doctors cut out 60% of a woman’s liver to save her lifeSince the past several years, Malatabai Kadam has been having severe stomach pains. The 52-year-old resident of Bhokar village in Nanded district decided to visit a hospital to find out the reason behind her unbearable stomach pain. At Ambajogai’s Swami Ramananda Tirtha Civil Hospital she met Dr Sudhir Deshmukh. Dr Deshmukh diagnosed her with a […]

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearm

U.S. Army surgeons have successfully transplanted a new ear on a soldier who lost her left ear in a car accident. The procedure, involved harvesting cartilage from the soldier's ribs to carve out a replacement, which was then placed under the skin of the forearm to allow the ear to grow

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearmShamika Burrage survived a near-fatal car accident two years ago, but not without losing something pretty important: her left ear. Now, thanks to a novel procedure performed at an Army medical centre in Texas, Burrage is getting that ear back in a most unusual way. Plastic surgeons harvested cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to create a […]

Doctors remove 60kg tumour from woman’s abdomen after five-hour surgery

Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 60kg tumour from a woman’s abdomen, and she is expected to recover fully. The ovarian tumour was diagnosed after the 38-year-old woman reported rapid weight gain of about 4.5kg per week over a two-month period

Doctors remove 60kg tumour from woman’s abdomen after five-hour surgeryA woman has had a 132-pound (60kg) tumour removed from her abdomen by doctors in the US. The 38-year-old had been gaining weight at a rate of about 10 pounds a week for two months before she first went to her doctor seeking help. She was malnourished because part of the ovarian tumour was on […]

Understanding endometriosis and its impact on women’s health

The most severe painful periods in women occur due to a condition called endometriosis. Though it is a benign condition, it can behave like a cancer. It spreads its tentacles from the ovaries to the pelvis and can go further to invade the bowel, the bladder, the uterus, scars in the abdomen wall and sometimes travels even beyond the pelvis and the abdomen into the chest

Understanding endometriosis and its impact on women’s healthWhat is endometriosis? It is simply the invasion of the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) into spaces where endometrium is normally not found. It responds to the hormones in the body in a similar way as the endometrium responds. Every month, the endometrium within the uterus grows thicker in response to the rising hormones […]

Mumbai: Doctors hope to revive comatose mother to reconnect with twins

The woman had given birth to twins, after which she suffered from a brain injury wherein her brain was deprived of oxygen and immediately went into coma after a Caesarean section surgery. Doctors are trying to revive her with a new method of neurological surgery called Deep Brain Stimulation

Mumbai: Doctors hope to revive comatose mother to reconnect with twinsJaslok Hospital has performed a first-of-its-kind Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery on a woman who has been in persistent vegetative state for almost a year now. The twins who haven’t even known the touch of their mother were conceived via In vitro fertilisation (IVF). The woman after suffering cardiorespiratory arrest along with being in the […]
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