The Telegraph
Friday , May 23 , 2014
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Surgical surge for hospital

Brahmananda Narayana Multispecialty Hospital in Tamolia is achieving new milestones in treating rare gynaecological diseases through laparoscopic techniques.

B.S. Agarwal, consultant (gynaecology and fertility at the healing hub and his team has already performed 515 successful surgeries using the above-mentioned technique.

Speaking at a news meet at a Jamshedpur hotel on Thursday afternoon, Agarwal referred to a case where they removed a large uterine tumour weighing 3.2 kg from the womb of a 52-year-old spinster. He also spoke of the removal of a cyst from a young unmarried girl from Giridih. “The cyst was huge and contained bony tissues along with teeth, cheesy material and tufts of hair. The teeth were fixed to a large bone that resembled the lower jaw,” he added.

Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery is a technique in which operations are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5-1.0 cm). In gynaecology, the method is used to treat uterine diseases that require removal of rare or large tumours and cysts. It is also used to address fertility problems.

“We plan to introduce a one day hysterectomy schedule in near future, where the patient will be discharged after 24 hours of surgery,” he added.

The surgeon went on to say that the laparoscopic method was preferred by patients and doctors alike as it reduced chances of bleeding, caused less post-operative pain, required less post-surgical care and facilitated faster recovery,” said Agarwal.

He explained that in gynaecologic laparoscopy, a small incision was made in the belly button and a tiny camera was inserted. “The surgeon watches the footage on a screen and performs the operation,” he added.

Commenting on the success of the department, the hospital’s facility director Vineet Saini said: “Women’s health is a very critical component of any hospital’s services. From puberty to pregnancy, childbirth to menopause, women go through a series of health issues. We at the department of obstetricians and gynaecology have been successfully providing proper diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and counselling facilities for women residing in and around Jharkhand.”