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55 year old Lamiya and her husband, Omani nationals, were aghast when they beheld the 10 kg tumour, which Dr CB Koppiker and his team removed from Lamiya’s abdomen after a tense 5 hour struggle, on 8th June 2011. When Lamiya had informed her brother in Yemen that she was suffering from severe pain in the abdomen which, her doctor had diagnosed as a growth in the abdomen, he immediately advised her to fly down to Pune to consult Dr Koppiker at Jehangir Hospital, who had earlier operated on his wife suffering from advanced Breast Cancer.

Fearing the worst her family admitted her to JH on the 6th of June 2011. Lamiya, weighing 80 kg, gave a history of feeling something in her stomach since the last few years which, started causing severe abdominal pain since the last few months. Investigations revealed a 30 x 20 cm large solid mass with fluid within. It was initially diagnosed as a very large tumour of either the ovary or Uterus with a high probability of it being cancerous. She was taken up for surgery on the 8th of June 2011. According to reputed cancer surgeon Dr CB Koppiker, “given the size of the tumour we had to make a large incision running the entire length of her abdomen, for proper exposure. It was badly adherent to a number of other vital organs like the large bowel, urinary bladder, ureter and also the iliac blood vessels”.

Given the high probability of it being cancerous, we had to proceed with great caution and a very high level of precision while excising the tumour and separating it from the other vital organs, avoiding injury to them” he added. Injury to these organs or the blood vessels running close to the tumour could have led to fatal internal bleeding. “we also had to ensure that we did not rupture the tumour because of fear that the seedlings of the material, if cancerous, could spread the disease to other organs within the abdomen”. Due to the skills of the operating team and availability of sophisticated high precision equipment the tumour was successfully removed avoiding rupture. Dr.Upendra Dhar, Dr Asma and Dr Sandhya Sathe, anesthetist, were a part of the team headed by Dr Koppiker that carried out this successful surgery. A large bucket was required to carry the tumour.

“Very fortunately the tumour turned out to be benign. Nevertheless, untreated it could have led to life threatening complications. This kind of tumour, with the manner in which it presented, is very rare” said Dr Koppiker.
23 year old loses 115 kg in 1 year after weight loss surgery
“My Life has changed completely” says a broadly smiling 23 year old Muzaffar Khan of Buldhana, who had undergone weight reduction surgery a year ago at Jehangir Hospital on 26th April 2010. From a staggering 265 kg he has lost 110 kg in 1 year and is now down to 155 kg. “He will continue to lose another 50 kg in the next 1 year and stabilize around 100kg” informed Bariatric surgeon Dr Shrihari Dhore Patil under whom he had undergone Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy at Jehangir Hospital. “I could not walk more than 5 minutes. Now I can cover 5 km in just 20 minutes. I can climb stairs much faster than my younger brother who is very lean. People who see me now cannot believe their eyes” he said. “Earlier if I stood on the road - people, especially youngsters, would stare and make very rude comments. Now they gladly accompany me on my daily walks” he said happily. “I am full of confidence and will be resuming my education, which I had to leave as going to school had become an ordeal. I wish to complete my B.Sc. and then dream to pursue a career in IT” added Khan. “Sleeping normally, which was not possible earlier, is now a reality.” added Khan.
Dr. Dhore Patil attributes such massive weight gain to a combination of hereditary factors, eating calorie rich oily and fried food and sedentary lifestyle. For further details contact Mr Pradhan: 88888 21004
Fresh Lease Of Life For Infant From Tanzania Born With Multiple Birth Defects And Inability To Feed
" We were consulted by relatives of a child who was admitted in a NICU at Tanzania with breathing problem and inability to feed. It was clear that the child was repeatedly getting lung infections but the Doctors there were unable to determine what the basic problem was and what disease the baby was suffering from”, said Dr Dasmit Singh, Pediatric Surgeon. After detailed discussions between the parents and the baby’s uncle -
a doctor in UK, and our consultants, the family were convinced that the child would be best treated by Dr.Dasmit Singh and his team at Jehangir.

“When the baby arrived here she was 32 days old, very sick with both lungs having Pneumonia and the infection having spread into the whole body. The child was being fed only through a tube inserted through the nose into the stomach. The baby had a very small lower jaw (Pierre Robin Syndrome) and was unable to swallow any milk or even saliva. Whenever feeding was attempted, the milk would go into the lungs resulting in Lung infection (Pneumonia). Why this was happening was not known” informed Dr Prasad Muglikar, Director Medical Services.

“The child had additional problems making matters worse. Her bones and joints were not formed properly and both her knee joints were dislocated as well as her left hip joint was dislocated. Her milestones were also delayed indicating that some Genetic Disorder was a high possibility. On admission, the team immediately swung into action. We performed a preliminary evaluation and concluded that the child would need rigorous treatment to treat the infection of the lungs and Sepsis in the body. The treatment was duly started” informed Dr.Anshu Sethi, Jehangir’s Neonatologist.

“The child slowly improved to a point where further investigations could be conducted to find out the cause of the inability to feed. After detailed investigations it finally became clear that the real problem of feeding was two-fold. Firstly the swallowing mechanism of the throat was not properly developed. Secondly the valve between the food pipe and the stomach was not developed. As soon as the stomach would receive some dye, it would come straight back into the food pipe and find its way into the wind pipe. With this problem, the acid of the stomach was going into the wind pipe causing a severe inflammation and infection of the lungs” added Dr Dasmit Singh.

The baby had lost considerable weight after birth and could barely cry. “We were told that to keep the child alive we had only one option” said the mother. “A valve would have to be created surgically between the stomach and the food pipe. In addition, since the swallowing was not properly developed, a long term tube would have to be placed into the stomach for feeding” she added. Dr.Dasmit Singh was concerned about the wound healing in such a child so he planned to do this Laparoscopically so that the incisions would be very tiny and the stress of healing, on the body, would be much lesser. In addition, it would also be possible to start feeding quite rapidly after a Laparoscopic operation as compared to an Open surgery. This operation was not going to be very easy but it was the only chance the baby had for survival.

“We were fully aware that the chances of success were slim but we also understood that they we had no other choice. We consulted her uncle, a doctor in UK and decided to go ahead”, said the parents. The surgery was performed successfully on the 12th of May. Laparoscopic Fundoplication with a Feeding Gastrostomy was done. Laparoscopy is very challenging in children, but much more in a small infant because of the small space available to move instruments and put stitches and knots inside the tiny body. It took two and a half hours for the surgery. The child was placed on a ventilator by Dr.Anshu Sethi for a day. The surgery was successful and the child made a quick recovery. The wounds healed quite rapidly as the ongoing infection had been effectively controlled.

The child's feeding could be started soon and the child started gaining weight. The mother has now been trained to feed the baby through the tube in the stomach. After almost a month at Jehangir, the 2 month old baby girl is now fit to be discharged.

The treatment is far from over. The relatives are keen to go back home for now. The Orthopaedic treatment has been planned for when they return after three months. “our relatives back home cannot believe the baby is alive and improving”, said the mother. “We put our faith in Dr Dasmit and Dr Anshu and they have not let us down. We have been very well cared for at Jehangir Hospital and are very thankful to all the doctors and staff for the excellent care they gave us”, she added. “Jehangir hospital Management congratulate Dr Dasmit Singh and his team for the brilliant work done . We are also happy for the parents , that they could get proper treatment for the baby at our hospital at an affordable cost which is now a 360 bedded super specialty hospital. The hospital gets several patients from African countries and from countries like Oman, yemen, U A E, etc” said George Eapen, CEO of JH.
Rare Honour For City Cardiologist
Dr. JS Dugal, head of Cardiology Jehangir Hospital, has been invited as faculty to the Euro PCR at Paris at the Palais des Congrès, from 17th-20th May, 2011. It is the leading course in cardiovascular interventions and is attended by almost 10,000 cardiologists from all corners of the globe.

Dr Dugal has been invited as a member of an expert panel that will review selected cases presented by cardiologists from different countries, on uncommon structural heart diseases like septal defects, paravalvular leak and
coronary fistula. He has been invited to share his vast experience and expertise in this field with Cardiologists from across the world.

This is international acknowledgement of his expertise in the field of non-surgical closure of complex septal defects in the heart (hole in the heart), a birth defect that he specializes in correcting, using minimally invasive approach, thereby avoiding major heart surgery.
17th April, 201120
Free Multispeciality camp at Gadhinglaj
  A multispeciality camp was conducted  by the Jehangir Team at Gadhinglaj, Kolhapur dist, in association with the Mushrif Medical Foundation and Abbot Laboratories Ltd. Over 1,900 patients registered for the 1 day event. Shri Bhausaheb Kupekar, Chairman Vidhansabha was the Chief Guest. The Hon’ble minister of state for Labour, Mr Hassan Mushrif presided over the function. MR JHC Jehangir and the MD of Abbot Laboratories graced the occasion and voiced their sentiments.
Among the specialists present were Drs Chandrashekhar Kulkarni (cardiac sx), Murtaza Adeeb (Joint replacement), Sachin Vaze (Gastrointestinal sx), Nachiket Kulkarni (General Medicine), Prasad Desai and Shivanand Chikhale (Orthopedics). Mr Sainath Pradhan (GM New Projects) coordinated the event on behalf of Jehangir Hospital.
7th April 2011
World Health Day - 4 events were organized
Seminar on Breast Cancer awareness and prevention
With Prabhat Publications as media sponsor we held a seminar on Breast Cancer awareness. Dr Koppiker was the speaker. Almost 200 ladies, members of Prabhat Sakhi Manch, attended. Coupons for discounted mammography were distributed.
In association with the Maharatta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture, With
Maharashtra Times as media partner and Pfizer as sponsor, a seminar titled “Freedom from Joint pain” was conducted at the well known SM Joshi Hall at Navi Peth. Over 250 participated actively.
They were invited to come to JH on the following Sunday (10th April) for a free camp to address individual problems. The message that the speakers (Dr Mahesh Kulkarni and Dr Unkule) gave was that a combination of Exercise / Yoga, diet and medical intervention would be the most beneficial option for chronic joints pain. Our aim is to make this option available through the Jehangir Knee Clinic, according to Mr Sadashiv Joshi from the Hospital’s Physio team.
Another similar seminar was conducted at Bibwevadi on the 9th April. Dr Murtuza Adeeb was the speaker along with Dr Unkule.
This was followed by a free assessment camp on the 10th April where patients who attended the two seminars had the opportunity to get individual issues addressed by the specialists. Dr Murtaza and Dr Yogesh Jain attended the patients along with the Jehangir Physio team.
20th Nov 2010
Cop brought back to life after 20 minute heart stoppage
The 1066 EMS team at Jehangir Hospital saved the life of 40 year old Traffic cop Murlidhar Surve who was rushed to Jehangir after he collapsed while drinking water at his workplace.
According to Jehangir’s Emergency Consultant who managed the case, Dr Sandeep Gore, Surve was pulseless, his heart and breathing had completely stopped, Blood Pressure not recordable.
“Surve, who is attached to the DCP Traffic’s office, collapsed without warning immediately after his lunch at 2.10 pm on 20th November 2010. We remembered 1066 EMS of Jehangir and rushed him there” said Prakash Raskar, API BundGarden Police Station, who was present at the emergency ward throughout the treatment. “Surve was brought to Jehangir within 10 minutes of his collapsing. He was completely lifeless. After 10 minutes of efforts to revive him bore no fruit, we thought we had lost him and were wondering how to break the news to his family”, said API Raskar.
“We had seen him completely lifeless throughout the huge efforts that the Jehangir team took for almost 20 minutes. When we got the incredible news that his heart had revived we knew we had seen a miracle, thanks to the rapid response and incredible efforts of the Jehangir team” stated Raskar. “it justified our faith in rushing him to Jehangir” he added.
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