Vivekanand Hospital recently faced a huge medical challenge in a young girl of 14 yrs who came with a mammoth ovarian cyst mimicking with a full term pregnancy .The parents of the patient, had approached few doctors of the city who had advised an open surgery as , such cases where the tumors of uterus and ovary are too big, they are challenges for laparoscopy . But there was a social angle to consider here .A big abdominal scar in a young unmarried girl could pose as a problem during her later life.
Vivekananda hospital, with its expert resource of a highly competent surgical team, anesthetist , and a well equipped set-up , decided to go for a laparoscopic procedure for the patient .They managed to take out the tumor successfully through laparoscopic method .The surgery took around 3 hours of time. The tumor and it’s content weighed more than 08 kgs which is the maximum done by laparoscopy as far as literature is concerned .
The credit for the surgery goes to the well-equipped set –up of Vivekanand Hospital, the anesthetist team lead by Dr.Saroj Sahu and surgical team led by Dr.Pratyush Roy .
The patient went home in 2 days time and is keeping well.
The medical fraternity has to constantly adopt change and innovation for the betterment of the health and wellbeing of people. The need of the hour is minimal invasive surgery or key hole surgery. For it requires minimal hospital stay and least post-operative pain to the patient with earliest return to daily activities.
In modern Minimal invasive surgery ( both laparoscopic & endoscopic) practice, very often we come across patients for hysterectomy , removal of ovarian cyst, kidney stone and tumors, Gallbladers stones, Thyroidectomy & tonsillectomy which are possible through laparoscopy & endoscopy for which Vivekanand Hospital has constituted a Minimal Invasive Surgery Unit comprising of Urosurgeon , Gynaecologist surgeon, General Surgeon and ENT surgeon.