Graphic Era Hospital sets off with rare heart surgery
Dehradun, April 29
Graphic Era hospital doctors have created history by changing pace maker of a young child in a complicated operation case and also successfully remove alimentary canal blockages of 15 patients using the latest non-invasive Poem technique, which does not require the patient to be operated.
During a formal talk with media persons on Friday, the specialist doctors of Graphic Era Hospital spoke about these achievements which were reportedly first such medical achievements in Uttarakhand. Cardiologist in Graphic Era Hospital, Dr. Raj Pratap Singh said that hybrid technique was used for the first time in Uttarakhand for Endocardial to replace the pacemaker in the heart of a four-year-old child from Dehradun. The pacemaker has been implanted in the third location in the child’s heart by making a tunnel in his body and no changes will now be needed as the child’s body grows over time.
Dr. Raj informed that the child was operated for a heart ailment earlier and a pacemaker was implanted in his heart when he was around one-year-old. The pacemaker, however, had to be changed later, because of an infection. Because of the child’s growth, the wires that hold pacemaker had stretched fully and had to be replaced to save his life. A pacemaker was implanted in the child’s heart by specialist surgeons at Graphic Era Hospital by creating a tunnel from under his shoulder to the stomach and a hybrid technology was used for this. Care was taken to ensure that the pacemaker should not be affected boy’s body growth with age. The child can now lead a normal life for another 10 to 12 years.
Specialist doctors, Dr Akhilesh Pandey, Dr. Raj Pratap Singh and Dr. S P Gautam were part of the team that carried out this complicated operation. The child has been discharged from the hospital. This is the first successful operation of its kind in Uttarakhand. The child’s mother has thanked the expert doctors of Graphic Era Hospital for saving her child’s life.
Apart from this, specialist in Gastroenterology, Dr. Sachin Manjal has successfully treated 15 patients suffering from blockage in alimentary canal without any operation. The latest Poem technique used for this, is new for Uttarakhand.
Director operation and renowned pulmonologist, Dr Puneet Tyagi said that Graphic Era hospital has state-of-the art facilities and operation theatre equipped with the world’s latest technologies, advance cath lab, advance coronary care unit, 128 slice CT scan machine. Cardiac angiography can be performed in the operation theatre equipped with latest facilities. Dr. Tyagi said that the hospital has facilities like cardiology, nephrology, gastroenterology and plastic surgery. Neonatal intensive care unit has been added in Graphic Era Hospital. and Ayushman card holders get benefits in the hospital. Office bearer of Graphic Era Educational Society, Dr. Satish Ghanshala, Brigadier Ashwani Kapoor (retd), Director, Infrastructure, Dr. Subhash Gupta and other experts remained present.