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Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospitals, Lucknow successfully performed Awake Craniotomy surgery on a brain tumor patient while he was video chatting with his family

Posted by Apollo Hospitals | 05 Aug, 2019

Mr. Sachin, 20-year-old patient underwent brain tumor surgery while he was awake and was video chatting with his family in Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospitals. Dr. Ravi Shankar, Neurosurgeon of Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospitals, told that the 20-year-old boy was having a tumor of 5 cm in the left side of his brain, due to which his right arm and leg were becoming weak.

These tumors are very rare and found only in 2 out of a million people. The patient did not need to be unconscious in this surgery. After giving this information to the patient, he expressed his desire to undergo surgery in front of his family as it would reduce his anxiety.

But during the surgery, it was not possible for the family to be inside the OT. In such a situation, the doctor offered a video chat during the surgery to the patient to which the patient agreed. During this four-hour operation, the patient was in a video chat with his family and he didn’t even realize when his surgery was completed.

Dr. Ravi Shankar said that the patient had been suffering from weakness in the last two years. In such tumors, the limbs of the opposite direction begin to weaken. The patient is completely healthy after surgery and is doing his job normally.

Dr. Sushil Gattani, chairman of Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, has given the credit of this successful surgery to the whole team and said that his only aim is to provide the world’s best treatment to every patient of Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospitals. Patient was discharged from the hospital 4 days after his surgery.


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05 Aug, 2019
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