‘Scoliosis patient’s kidney saved at Maxlyfe hospital’


JAMMU: In a major surgery, kidney of a scoliosis patient from Udhampur was saved successfully at Maxlyfe hospital, Jammu. As per an official press note issued here, a 45-year old patient named Ram Pal, son of Chuni Lal, resident of Udhampur, a known case of Scoliosis (in which backbone was tilted sidewise) was suffering from multiple stones along with a big Staghorn stone (branched stone that fills all or part of renal pelvis and branches into several or all of the calyces) in Right kidney, due to which kidney had been more than 60 percent damaged (moderate hydro-nephrosis) and would have become 100 percent damaged and totally nonfunctional, if not operated within days. In this case, there was high risk of General anaesthesia and only highly experienced surgeon could operate such Kidney stones because of distorted anatomy due to scoliosis. This patient had also consulted Senior Surgeons at Udhampur and leading urologists in Jammu, but was refused surgery due to Scoliosis and complex nature of kidney stones. The patient, then went to Narayana Hospital, Kakryal where he was investigated, but referred to PGI Chandigarh/ AIIMS New Delhi for further management.
Being poor, patient could not afford to go outside Union Territory and finally approached Senior Surgeon of Jammu, Dr Rajive Gupta with a hope to get proper treatment. Dr Gupta, after making necessary consultations with Anaesthetist, took challenge and successfully operated patient at Maxlyfe hospital, Sujwan Morh, Bathindi and removed all stones from right kidney, thereby giving a new lease of life to patient. The operation took 1 hour and 30 minutes and patient did not require any blood transfusion.
According to Dr Gupta, patient is doing well post operatively and shall be discharged in a day from hospital with the assurance that his kidney will start functioning normally in few days.
The hospital administration said that many complicated operations are being performed in Maxlyfe hospital and now patients need not to go outside the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for treatment as the hospital has fully equipped Operation Theatre with all the facilities along with highly experienced faculty and paramedical staff.