July 6, 2022

For the primary time within the historical past of SRM Medical Faculty Hospital and Analysis Heart (SRM MCH&RC), Kattankulathur, the docs right here have carried out a significant surgical procedure at a really nominal price. The process was potential at this price as SRM MCH&RC is a multi-speciality and has high quality docs succesful to such surgical procedures.

Lakshmi (title modified), a 47-year-old girl, got here to SRM MC&RC with complains of imprecise discomfort in her higher stomach. Following evaluated and investigations, the docs right here found that she had developed a tumour (15×15 cm) on the left lobe of her Liver.

Medical doctors right here inform {that a} majority of tumours coming from liver will probably be Metastatic (main most cancers elsewhere however spreads to the liver). After an intensive analysis of the affected person, which included a PET scan, to rule out the presence of every other tumour. Though all of the bio-chemical markers for the most cancers in blood the place inside regular limits, an ultrasound guided FNAC (needle check) got here optimistic for Malignancy (most cancers).

After confirming that it was the first cancerous progress coming from Liver (Hepatoma), a multi-disciplinary crew together with Common Surgeon, Surgical Gastro Enterologist and Medical Oncologist revaluated the affected person and determined to go forward with resection (removing) of left lobe of liver as a method of preliminary remedy for the affected person.

Main surgical procedures like liver resection are provided solely in specialised centres and the costs levied will probably be huge. At SRM MCH&RC, whose mission is to supply high quality medical care at very nominal price, took up this problem.

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The crew led by Dr. Balamurugan, Dr. Athira, Dr. Sivamareswaran, Dr. Mallikarjun, Dr. Padma, Dr. Elakkiya, Dr. Jayadharshini, Surgical Gastro Enterology head Dr. A. Ratnasamy and Anaesthesiologist Dr. Mirnalini, Dr. Sujina, Dr. Okay. Karthik operated on Lakshmi. After a two-hour lengthy surgical procedure, the docs eliminated the left lobe of the liver (left hepatectomy). The affected person required just one unit of blood transfusion throughout the surgical procedure and was placed on oral feeds the very subsequent day. Lakshmi was later placed on post-operative ward and later discharged inside every week.

This surgical procedure is to deliver discover of the general public that such main surgical procedures could be carried out safely in SRM MCH&RC and whole process was coated underneath CM Insurance coverage Scheme, with out a lot monetary burden to the affected person or her household.

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