In a bizarre incident, doctors at the Bundi government hospital, Rajasthan has removed 116 iron nails, long wire and an iron pellet from the stomach of a 42-year-old man. “I was stunned after noticing the objects in his X-ray report after which I recommended for a CT scan. That, too, confirmed the same after which […]

In a first, Dr Tejas Patel, a senior cardiologist from Gujarat, India has performed an angioplasty on a middle-aged woman, who was in the operating theatre of his Apex hospital, 32 km away, through the world’s first in-human telerobotic coronary intervention. The procedure was carried out by an internet-enabled robotic arm at the cath lab […]

Dhanya Nair from Kalyan was five months pregnant when an ultrasound scan revealed that her child had hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a rare condition that affects one in 10,000 births. It is a condition in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. In HLHS, unlike in a normal heart, the left […]

In a first of its kind, a cadaver liver travelled by road from Chennai to Coimbatore was transplanted almost 27 hours after it was harvested. The organ, harvested at 11 am at Vijaya Hospital was connected to the perfusion machine (OrganOx) in the evening. It was then left Chennai at 9.30 p.m. and reached Coimbatore’s […]

Dheeraj Kumar, 28 from Jodhpur in Rajasthan didn’t stand up straight for nearly 15 years. Now, he doesn’t have enough words to thank the doctors of the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Delhi who helped him stand straight after 15 years. Dheeraj’s life was as normal as anyone’s till 2001. It all started with a rheumatic […]

The Chennai city-based doctors have carried out an innovative technique called ‘pinhole pupilloplasty’ which is aimed to correct the vision of patients with astigmatism. The doctors have sutured up the iris, the coloured part of the eye to reduce the size of the pupil to a pinhole. The technique has helped ten people with astigmatism, […]

In an extremely rare surgery, doctors at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences operated a baby who had its conjoined twin that lacked a head and a heart growing with it. The abnormal twin was posing a threat to the life of the normal twin. In a normal pregnancy, the head and heart […]

For the first time in India, the surgeons of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi, Kerala have successfully operated a fetus in the womb. The surgery was conducted on a 21-week-old fetus to correct the urine flow which was damaging its kidney. Doctors discovered the damage to the kidney of the fetus when the […]

A hospital based in Coimbatore has performed a rare microneurosurgery on a 29 year old Bangladeshi army man. The patient was earlier diagnosed with brain aneurysm. The patient was first admitted to a hospital in Dhaka about three months ago with severe headache. Even though he was discharged a week after, the headache recurred. This […]