Doctors reconstruct man’s face after fatal road accident 

Road accidents are ugly realities in metro cities like Mumbai. One such accident nearly killed a 26-year-old Mumbaikar. He was on his way back from work, when his motorbike collided with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. With major injuries, his survival seemed bleak. However, he survived due to a one-off surgical intervention

Doctors reconstruct man’s face after fatal road accident The impact of the crash broke his helmet, as he was thrown towards the edge of the road. Motorists and pedestrians rushed to his aid and took him to a nearby hospital. Due to a lack of medical infrastructure and expertise to treat the trauma, he was shifted to SL Raheja Hospital. It was reported […]

World TB Day: ‘Surgery can also be an option for curing TB’

Surgery is the only option if the patient is not cured even by having a drug in a MDR TB. However, many doctors do not even know about TB patients being treated with surgery. In a talk with My Medical Mantra, Dr Lalit Anande, Chief Medical officer of Sewri TB Hospital, talks about eradication of TB and its early diagnosis  

World TB Day: ‘Surgery can also be an option for curing TB’In India, 4 lakh people die of tuberculosis (TB) every year. 21 lakh new cases come to the fore each year. 20,000 Crores of rupees were spent in India due to TB. The Prime Minister sent notice to all the chief ministers of the state to focus on TB. Question: If we say that the […]

Giant cell tumour: Doctors save woman’s leg from amputation

Doctors from Aurangabad’s Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) recently performed a surgery on a 25-year-old woman with a tumour in her leg. The operation was challenging for the doctors as they had to extract the tumour without amputating the patient’s leg

Giant cell tumour: Doctors save woman’s leg from amputationUsha Wadhekar, a 25-year-old woman, residing in Beed was suffering from excruciating knee pain in her left leg since the last several months. Upon diagnosis it was revealed that she was suffering from a malignant tumour known as an osteoclastoma. This is a type of tumour characterised by massive destruction of the end (epiphysis) of […]

All you need to know about amputation for diabetes

Amputation is preventable or it can be delayed. People with neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, or both can take steps to preserve their health

All you need to know about amputation for diabetesPeople with diabetes have high blood sugar, which can lead to serious complications if untreated. Two serious complications are nerve damage and peripheral artery disease. These can lead to the need for amputation below the knee. Diabetes overview Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, refers to a group of metabolic diseases where the body cannot […]

Head-sized tumour removed from 31-year-old man’s head

In a surgery which went on for seven hours, a team of doctors led by Dr Trimurti Nadkarni managed to successfully remove a tumour weighing 1.837 kgs. Such tumours are rare and are a surgical challenge. There was heavy blood loss during the surgery and the patient required transfusion of 11 units of blood

Head-sized tumour removed from 31-year-old man’s headDoctors at B.Y.L Nair Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College have extracted a massive tumour The tumour weighed 1.873 kgs The patient named Santlal Pal, is a 31-year-old man who works as a cloth vendor,  he was admitted to the Department of Neurosurgery of the hospital and was brought in with progressive swelling of scalp, […]

Karnataka: Doctors treat Iraqi boy suffering from bone cancer without amputating leg

India has been the medical hub for many patients across the globe, time and again. The patient was in the moderate stage of cancer and waiting any longer would have resulted in an extreme step where the surgery would have been impossible, as the cancer would have spread to his thigh and hip

Karnataka: Doctors treat Iraqi boy suffering from bone cancer without amputating legJust a few days ago, a 16-year-old came to Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, Karnataka, with his clearly distressed family. Abdul (name changed) was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right femur; the only option he was left with for his survival was amputation of his entire leg as suggested by other hospitals. Doctors at the […]

Post bloodless hip replacement, 60-year-old awaits a new heart 

Ahmed Musa, a 60-year-old Mulund resident, awaiting heart transplant, successfully underwent bloodless hip replacement surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Doctors treating him call it a rare feat as he was a very high risk case due to him suffering from end stage heart disease

Post bloodless hip replacement, 60-year-old awaits a new heart There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]

Pune: Man with rare vein blockage saved in the nick of time

The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is the largest blood vessel in the body. Considering the length and location of the blockage it was a challenging surgery. It was performed without it being an open surgery. A slight mistake could have been fatal for the patient

Pune: Man with rare vein blockage saved in the nick of timeDoctors from Pune treated a 28-year-old man who was suffering from a very rare blockage of the vein. The vein in particular is the largest blood vessels in the body which carries blood from lower half of the body to the heart It had seen a blockage which was as long as 2.5 cm. The […]

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 ends with a grand success

Nearly 70 procedures in the field of endoscopy were showcased in last three days. The endoscopy conference had around 1,200 attendees. For the first time, a high definition live telecast of endoscopic procedures from BIDS Global Hospital, which is located 17 kms away from the Grand Hyatt

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 ends with a grand successThe three day Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference from January 05 to 07 at the Grand Hyatt, ended on a high note. The conference witnessed a large number of participation of doctors and the delegates from India and across the world.  Nearly 70 procedures in the field of endoscopy were showcased in last three days. […]

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: Can bariatric endoscopy replace surgery for obesity?

With obesity becoming a widespread disease and many people coming forward for surgical intervention, the question of whether bariatric endoscopy will replace bariatric surgery was hotly debated by the esteemed doctors at the Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: Can bariatric endoscopy replace surgery for obesity?The bariatric surgery in India has evolved over the last two decades. Experts say that endoscopic bariatric surgery will evolve a lot more in future. But at the same time, it is difficult for experts to predict on how much endoscopic bariatric surgery will replace all the conventional options. With obesity being a widespread disease […]