Thursday 8 October 2015

Complex surgery saves boy from losing his kidney

12-year-old suffering from congenital condition was advised to get his kidney removed. Fortis doctors came to his rescue by repairing the problem through an advanced technique and avoided removal of damaged kidney.
   BangaloreTanish Guin, a 12 year old boy was told that neprectomy (removal of one of the kidneys) was the only solution for the congenital condition that was damaging his kidneys. His parents travelled all the way from Murshidabad, near Kolkata to Fortis Hospital,Bangalore which ruled out kidney removal and conducted a complex procedure called Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty to correct the problem. 
       Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty is an effective way to correct narrowing or scarring where the ureter (the tube that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder) attaches to the kidney through a minimally invasive procedure. Endoscopic technique does not require a surgical cut on the skin. Instead, a small instrument is placed into the urethra. This allows the surgeon to open the blockage from the inside. Scar tissue is removed from the blocked area and the healthy part of the kidney is connected to the healthy ureter. 
         According to Dr Keshavamurthy, this is a complex procedure done in very few centres in India needs expertise and advanced medical infrastructure. Compared to conventional open surgery, laparoscopic pyeloplasty results in less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay, earlier return to daily activities.

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