Hyderabad, 11th August 2015: Medicover Hospitals (Formerly known as MaxCure Hospitals) witnessed a rare Gastroenterology ailment that required a multi-disciplinary approach and expertise. Anita Pandey, a 47-year-old diabetic, non-cirrhotic and portal hypertension patient for 2 years kept complaining of Melena (Black Stools) and was suffering from severe anemia and repeated blood transfusions. She visited many corporate hospitals, but none could take active intervention and find the right solution. An Endoscopic Variceal Ligation was done for Grade II & III Esophageal Varices to prevent bleeding from varices and was admitted under renowned Gastroenterologist Dr. Asha Subba Lakshmi at Medicover hospitals. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Asha performed UGI Endoscopy and noted bleeding from the papilla in the duodenum (a part of the small intestine) and diagnosed Haemobilia, a rare gastrointestinal condition.
Immediately, a Surgical Gastroenterologist, Dr. Madhusudhan’s opinion was taken who advised a Splenectomy & Splenorenal Shunt Surgery. The surgery was performed on 6th August and on the operation table the diagnosis was confirmed when he saw blood coming from the gallbladder. After observing this, she performed Cholecystectomy on her. This complex process wouldn’t have been possible without the expert support of Dr. Ghanshyam and his Critical Care team.
Firstly, the experience of Dr. Asha Subba Lakshmi, who identified the complex nature of the problem and attended to it immediately and secondly, the multi-disciplinary approached adopted by the team ensured that the patient was treated successfully. Post the surgery, there was an immediate improvement in the patient’s hemoglobin and platelets without transfusion.
Medicover Hospitals (Formerly MaxCure Hospitals) is a 200,000 sft., 200-bed hospital offering the best of doctors, consultants, and infrastructure in a caring and accessible environment. The hospital has the distinction of bringing together renowned names in all the areas of medicine under a single umbrella so that patients don’t have to travel from one hospital to another chasing specialist doctors in various medical disciplines. The hospital boasts of the largest team of all-star super-specialist doctors from all faculties of medicine under one roof supported by high-end technology and infrastructure, 24 hour availability of Cardiologist, Orthopaedician, Gynaecologist, Intensivist, Anaesthetist, Lap Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, emergency team, etc., and unparalleled expertise in minimal access and daycare surgeries.
Medicover Hospital’s infrastructural highlights include 7 Operation Theatres, 1.5 Tesla MRI, EPIC 4D Echo Machine, 128 Slice CT Scanner, Philips Patient Monitoring Systems, CRRT, Video EEG, ENNG, Neuro Microscope with Furmonoscope, Navigation System for Ortho Surgeries, Laminar Air Flow for all OT’S with HEPA Filters, Capsule Endoscope, Video-Assisted Endoscopy & Colonoscopy, Hi-end Endo Sono-Olympus, ERCP, 7 Bed Dialysis including Sled Dialysis, High-end Labour Room with advanced NICU, State-of-the-art HD Laparoscopy Hysteroscopy Unit, Thermal Endometrial Ablation for Gynec Procedures, Full-fledged 85 Bed ICU, ECMO, 2 Philips Clarity Cathlabs, IVUS, OCT, EP Lab with 3D Carto, FFR, Rotablation, Maquet Advanced Heart Lung Machine and Cardiac Output Monitoring Systems. This apart, the facility is also equipped with an advanced central air-conditioning system emitting 85% fresh air.