Apollo Hospitals, a state-of-the art, multi-specialty tertiary care, today organized a press conference on successfully performing India’s 1st complex hernia surgery, on 101 year-old, Mr. Ram Chandra, Retired Tahsildar, Belgaum, now settled in Navi Mumbai. The complex surgery was performed by a highly experienced team of laparoscopic surgeons.
Mr. Ram Chandra, was diagnosed with Hernia, at the age of 90. He had been advised against the gastrointestinal surgery, considering his age and risks associated with it. He continued to live with the hernia until recently. He was presented at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai with a lot of pain and swelling, associated with recurrent episodes of vomiting due to irreducible groin hernia. It had become increasingly difficult for him to manage even his daily activities including walking and eating.
On a thorough examination, Dr Shalin Dubey, Consultant, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, diagnosed that Mr. Ram Chandra had inguinoscrotal irreducible hernia near the groin and it was complex in nature.
Considering his age, the specialists took a multi-disciplinary team approach which was backed by state-of-the art infrastructure and technology. The surgery was performed on 19th October, 2016. Since then, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, has closely monitored his progress and post discharge Mr. Ram Chandra has recovered well.
Dr Shalin Dubey, Consultant, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, explained, “Hernia surgeries are among the most common, however, this particular case was complex in nature due to his age. With advancements in surgical techniques and safe anesthesia, we were successfully able to treat the hernia of 15 cms in size. A major part of his small intestine was part of the hernia sac, which was treated and a mesh was placed. With this successful surgery, we are confident that he shall continue to be more active and lead a better quality of life.”
Dr Narendra Trivedi, CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, said, “Apollo Hospitals, backed by state-of-the art technology and clinical expertise, is delivering superior clinical outcomes. This successful complex surgery is another milestone of the Group’s clinical achievements and with this we strive to continually provide world-class health care services.”
An inguinal hernia is a condition in which intra-abdominal fat or part of the small intestine, also called the small bowel, bulges through an opening or weak area in the lower abdominal muscles. An inguinal hernia appears as a bulge on one or both sides of the groin and can occur any time from infancy to adulthood. Inguinal hernias are much more common in males than females and tend to become larger over time
About Mr. Ram Chandra:
Shri. Ram Chandra, born on November 1st 1915, leads a simple and disciplined life. He holds a positive attitude towards his life and considers that keeping himself busy in some work keeps him physically and mentally healthy. He worked for 63 years continuously in three different