Apollo Spectra Hospitals sets new landmark by performing a unique stone removal surgery

Cheannai 29.03.2018 : Apollo Spectra Hospitals successfully performed a unique Stone removal surgery (Bilateral Flexible Ureteroscopy with Holmium YAG surgery) in an uncommon instance of patient having a pre-existing medical condition called ankylosing spondylitis in its advanced stage, which causes acute stiffness in the spine.

Ankylosingspondylitis is an arthritis condition that creates rigidity in the cervicalspine and causes stiffness from the neck to the lower back region. Thisprevents the person from moving the neck and hip joint. In such circumstances,conducting a minimal invasive surgery treatment for   kidney stoneswas a challenge as the patient could not be in the right position for a lithotomy surgical method. The patient could only be held in a supineposition. Planning this complicated case, a team of experienced doctors led bya senior Urological surgeon at Apollo Spectra performed an advanced surgery-Bilateral Flexible Ureteroscopy using cutting-edge technology and expertguidance. Apart from professional competence, this surgery required advancedequipment to be successful.

This surgerywas conducted using Holmium YAG Laser to fragment the kidney stones in both theureters. Post the Bilateral Flexible Ureteroscopy, the team of surgeonsperformed a Mini Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy surgery using a miniaturized setof instruments and a 100 w Holmium laser to fragment another 4 cm stoneefficiently.  The patient recovered well and had a delightful experiencewith the operative care and nursing at Apollo Spectra.

Dr. M RPari, Senior Consultant (MBBS, MS-General Surgery, Mch Urology) said – This was a complicated case,which needed careful and sensitive handling because of the patient’s medicalhistory. We are thrilled to successfully perform this complicated surgery inone sitting and see the patient go home in a day’s time and to give him newhope to live healthier.

Team ApolloSpectra performed the surgery by using Fibreoptic intubation technique foranaesthesia and successfully completed the procedure in a single sitting toclear the large renal stone and the stones in both the ureters. Failure intimely intervention could have resulted in acute renal failure needingdialysis.

This case isconsidered to be one of the rarest and most challenging considering its complexnature.

ApolloSpectra is fully equipped with highly advanced technology in the field of RenalSciences like 100 W Holmium Laser, Harmonic Scalpel and Flexible Ureteroscope.It prides itself on having renowned doctors with expertise in a wide range ofsurgical interventions in Stone Removal, Strictures, Prostate Enlargement,Varicocele Ligation, Genitourinary Fistula Surgery, Trans-urethral Removal ofBladder Tumour (TURBT), Treatment for Prostate Cancer and Urogynaecologyprocedures.


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