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For the first time in Eastern India, doctors at Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata gave a new lease of life to an unborn baby by performing an Interstitial laser therapy procedure.

Posted by Apollo Hospitals | 22 Oct,2021

For the first time in Eastern India, doctors at Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata gave a new lease of life to an unborn by interstitial laser therapy using a Diode laser. In Interstitial Diode Laser Therapy, a fine needle is inserted into the mother’s womb to release laser beams to terminate one twin pregnancy in order to save the healthier co-twin. The procedure is conducted with continuous support of ultra sound.

Dr Jayanta Kr Gupta, Director & HOD Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata said, “It’s indeed a tough decision for parents to let go of one of the twins before birth, but this is the only way to save the other baby or else both the babies can’t live. We here at Apollo Hospitals for the very first time in Eastern India did the procedure of Interstitial Laser Therapy so that we can at least save one of the twins. The treatment was applied in a case of Twin-to-twin-transfusion syndrome (TTTS), which is unique to identical twins, who by nature get their nutrition supplied by single placenta. Twin-to-twin-transfusion syndrome ensures that mothers don’t lose both their babies due to this condition of intrauterine growth restriction. For this, early detection through regular check-ups including USG is critical during pregnancy.”

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22 Oct,2021
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