As the trend toward minimally invasive cardiac surgery gains acceptance, the cardiac surgical team led by Dr. Sandeep Attawar performed a unique and uncommon surgery on 5th September using the minimally invasive method. Traditionally, cardiac surgery is performed through a sternotomy, a large incision extending down the center of the breastbone, providing access to the heart. The long scar and pain associated with this extensive incision has been a longstanding but necessary part of cardiac surgery.
The Center for unique technique of Minimal Access Cardiac Surgeries for heart bypass, valve repair & replacement and correction of congenital heart defects was inaugurated by Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director, Global Hospitals Group. The minimal access procedure immensely benefits patients with multiple advantages over traditional cardiac surgery, such as no-breakage of chest bones, small incision of only 5-6 cms on side of the chest, low risk of infections, shorter duration of hospital stay, much faster recovery, low risk of keloids of the scar.
Subramaniam Raju who underwent a liver transplant at Global Health City, 2 months back, returned to the hospital two weeks ago with a sustained heart attack. He was subsequently diagnosed with Coronary artery disease (CAD) following an angiogram. His frail physical health and ongoing recovery after a major abdominal procedure with immunosuppression and steroid treatment made him a very high risk candidate for a routine bypass surgery through a midline incision. Added to it were his high blood sugar levels.
He underwent the ThoraCAB / MIDCAB procedure using a left sub-mammary (below the breast) 3 inch incision that allowed the harvest of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) and it’s connection to the Left anterior descending artery(LAD). His recovery was smooth and he was discharged on the 4th day after surgery.
54 years old Ms. Papathi suffered a heart attack and underwent two bypass surgeries to clear her blocks using the minimal invasive method on 12th September; she is currently convalescing well and should go home by 16th September.
The cardiac team led by Dr. Sandeep Attawar along with Govini Balasubramaniwith & Dr. Mahesh has written a new chapter in the history of cardiac surgeries.
Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & MD, Global Hospitals Group, said “We are always driven by saving lives, no matter what it takes." This is just not the vision of our hospital but also the heartfelt emotions & care shared by each member of the Global family. Global Hospitals will continue to offer world class health care at affordable prices to its patients across the globe. The launch of minimal invasive cardiac surgery program will further help in reducing costs and the duration of their stay in the Hospital.”
Mitral valve replacement & successful repeat (re-do) valve replacement:
Global Health City recently performed Mitral valve replacements (MVR) including a successful repeat( re-do ) valve replacement on N. S Rao a young male who had a previous open heart operation to replace his aortic valve(AVR) a couple of years ago and 2 ThoraCAB / MIDCAB (minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery) successfully in this timeframe.
Speaking on the modus operandi of the complex surgery Dr Sandeep Attawar Director of Heart Surgery, Transplantation and Minimal Access Cardiac surgery, Global Health City said “The use of highly specialized devices, modified to allow skillful manipulation and fine movements, without being physically limited, by the reduction in the length of the operative incision is not new . But, these radically newer advancing and disruptive technologies increasingly, facilitate the performance of a very safe procedure also allowing surgical teams to be at the cutting edge that medical advances can offer.”
“The costs involved are only marginally higher than a routine open heart procedure making this an affordable and highly viable option for almost all patients requiring most types of heart surgery, including multiple bypasses that can be safely performed on a beating heart.” He further added.
GLOBAL HEALTH CITY
Global Health City, Chennai is a 500 bedded super specialty tertiary care facility, with a capacity to expand to 1000 beds. It renders 360 degree advanced tertiary healthcare services with multi-super speciality and multi-organ transplant services. With the finest combination of expertise, experience, state-of-the art technology and well coordinated team work, every step is aimed at ensuring excellence in patient care.
The Global Hospitals Group started with its first Hospital a decade ago in Hyderabad. Today, it has nine hospitals with over 2000 beds, strategically spread across the country with branches now in Bangalore and Chennai and many more in advanced stages of planning and implementation, one such being the Mumbai facility which is proposed to be operational by the end of the current financial year. Each unit is a world class tertiary care multi super specialty Hospital with facilities matching the best in the world and offering advanced patient care of international standards.