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Narayana Health City successfully treats lung cancer patient using single keyhole surgery

Narayana Health City has successfully treated a patient suffering from lung cancer using single keyhole surgery. The patient, Mr. Sreenivasa B, 47yr old, was suffering from early stage lung cancer and was admitted at Narayana Health City for treatment in the month of May 2018.

47 year old Mr Sreenivasa, a farmer by profession was leading a normal life till recently. Initially symptoms were regular cough and eventually the patient started seeing blood in his sputum. With the condition getting dire and the search for an advanced treatment facility led him to Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre at Narayana Health City. The expert team of doctors under the aegis of Dr. Vijay and Dr Srikrishna, Thoracic surgeons at Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health City did a complete evaluation of the patient’s condition and found his disease to be in early stage.  He was recommended Single Keyhole surgery for his treatment.

Speaking about the advantages of the surgery and hospital expertise, Dr. Vijay C. L, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health City said, “Till few years back open surgery was the standard treatment and continues to be so, for complex cases. While the commonly used open surgery involves a cut measuring around 20-30 cms, keyhole surgery involves a minimum of 3-4 cuts with each cut measuring around 2-2.5 cms and another cut of around 7 cm.  Single keyhole surgery involves only one cut measuring around 5 cms. Further, keyhole surgery involves less pain and faster recovery when compared to open surgery which involves cutting of muscles and spreading of ribs with more pain, bleeding and long recovery period.

It is a proud moment for us as with this surgery, Narayana Health will become the first healthcare provider in the country to successfully treat a patient with lung cancer using single keyhole surgery. All this was possible because of our vast experience with open and keyhole chest surgery. Now people need not be afraid of surgery for lung cancer or other chest diseases as they can easily avail this facility at our centre. ”

Single keyhole surgery though being a technically challenging one, it does not require prolonged post surgery care. He was discharged within three days and is now recovering. He even got back to his work within a week’s time.

Sharing his joy, Mr. Sreenivasa said“When I got to know that I am suffering from lung cancer, it felt like everything around me is coming to an end, as I am the sole bread earner in my family. I never imagined that I would recover from this life threatening disease. Today, I am not only getting better but leading a normal life again, thanks to the Narayana Health City. I am so grateful to Dr. Vijay and his team for giving me a new life. My whole family will always be thankful to them.”