Liver surgery performed successfully on 63-year-old patient in SMVDNSH

A team of doctors of SMVDNSH posing with a patient whom they operated for a chronic liver disease.
A team of doctors of SMVDNSH posing with a patient whom they operated for a chronic liver disease.

Excelsior Correspondent
KATRA, Aug 10: In yet another example of providing best in class medical treatment, a 63-year-old patient hailing from Reasi suffering from Hepatitis B related chronic liver disease was successfully operated at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superseciality Hospital (SMVDNSH).
The patient was diagnosed with Hepatocellular Carcinoma with obstructive uropathy. The patient was at high risk due to prolong diabetes background and chronic liver disease.
Experts from multiple teams comprised of Surgical oncology (Dr Sujeet Kumar Bhat, Dr Vikas Heer), GI Surgery team (Dr Suhail Khuroo, Dr Ajaz Ahmed Wani), Urology Team (Dr Rajan Gupta), Anaesthesia team (Dr Pankaj Gupta, Dr Trupati Modi) and ICU team (Dr Vanilla Chopra and team), worked round the clock and performed a single-stage procedure in which resection of the tumour was done preserving maximal liver tissue. The Ureteric stone causing obstruction in kidney was also treated.
Speaking about the success of this case, Dr Sujeet Kumar Bhat, Surgical Oncologist, SMVDNSH, said, “Hepatitis B causes slow destruction of liver cells. If not treated in time, chronic infection can lead to development of liver cancer. Pertinently, surgery in such patients is challenging as it is prone to intraoperative and postoperative complications. Post through diagnosis, this case seemed to be high risk, as it was observed to have liver tumor and kidney dysfunction due to Ureteric stone.”
Dr (Brig) Man Mohan Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer, SMVDNSH added that with this surgery Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital reassures to the citizens of Jammu & Kashmir to offer world-class tertiary healthcare services. In the past, SMVDNSH has performed several more such surgeries which were complex in nature and saved lives of many.
Since its inception in the year 2016, the hospital has a daily footfall of about 250 OPD patients. Over 60 surgeries are performed every week and approximately 9000 surgeries in total have been performed till date.