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October 12, 2019
Free Antenatal Class at Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj
Attention soon-to-be Moms and Dads! Come attend our 'Free Antenatal Class', at Fortis, Vasant KunGet more info
October 12, 2019
Art & Craft Activity
Let the Child experience the fun of creativity at Fortis Hospital Vasant kunj evert Saturday!Get more info
October 12, 2019
Event: Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Event: Bariatric Surgery Support GroupGet more info
The Department of MAS, GI and Bariatric Surgery unde
A very big thank you to Dr. Mitu Shrikhande and Dr. Pinakh, for giving me a new life.
This is sudha Gandhi from Defence Colony, New Delhi who was admitted in Fortis Vasant Kunj. It would be really unfair on my part if I would have not given a feedback to you. The list is endless but shall try to do justice:
- Dr Rana Patir – Superb meticulous doctor- master of his field! Very warm and Loving
- Dr Anurag Gupta – Warm and perfectionist, strong, Eveready & Helpful
- Dr Gauri Shankar –Has solution for the most difficult situation- “God”- A miracle man. He has pulled me back to life
- Dr S. Gulati - Given life to my dead kidneys, Caring & intelligent
Lat me thank each and everyone from the bottom of my heart.
May God bless you and your people bless the “sick” who come to the hospital to get treated. Hats off to Manglaji for working behind the scene, a big support to me.
I would like to take this opportunity to express gratitude to the entire team at the hospital for taking amazing care in my entire stay.
Highly grateful to Dr Paul, he has been a big support. The nursing team and Sr. Divya/Ancy along with the supervisors lead by Leelamma Ma’am have been amazing.
A big Thank you for the Housekeeping GDAs who took care of the smallest of requests.
The Diet and FnB team were supportive as well. Great support by entire PCS team and specially Ritu, Saurabh & Murly.
We would like to thank you all for your valuable care and attention given to our brother Sanish Joseph during the stay at your hospital ICU & HDU.
We are very satisfied with the services extended to him during the period especially Doctor Anurag Gupta & Team. Also the nursing team whoever taken care of him.
Thank you once agai
We had come here for a pulmonary ailment of our patient. Not only was he treated medically, with the highest medical expertise by the pulmonary department headed and guided by Dr Nangia, the post-operative care of the patient (including nursing staff, attendants et al) was also of a very hight International standards.
The admin department was most helpful always and was sensitive to patient needs etc and helps to cut through bureaucratic red tape and procedures whenever needed.
A very best to all!
Former SPL ASST to Union Home and Prime Minister
This is to put on record, a note of apprecialtion for Payal Datta, assistant to Dr Vivek Nangia. I have interacted with her for well over six months on several occasion and appreciate her helpful, ever winning attitude and smile.
Also, my mother was recently admitted to the hospital (Ms. Seema Varma) and must say the quality of care has been exceptional. Truly felt nursed and nurtured.
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A team of doctors from Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, consisting of oncologists, cardiologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists and critical care specialists, conducted simultaneous open-heart surgery and segmental mastectomy under general anesthesia on a 55-year-old patient from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The treating team consisted of Dr. Mandeep Malhotra, Dr. Tapan Ghose and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. This form of dual surgery is rare and the first of its kind.
The patient was presented to the hospital with a cancer in her right breast. A CT scan of her chest revealed clear lungs, but a malignant mass in her breast and something in her heart (left atrium) which was asymptomatic. The cardiology team then proceeded with further tests - a 2D echocardiograph, angiography and a trans-esophageal echocardiography – which suggested that the mass or lesion in the heart was an atrial myxoma, a benign cardiac tumor. With the presentation of evidence of two separate tumors – one in the breast and one in the heart, treatment options were narrowed. The team assessed the situation as the malignant tumor in the breast needed to be treated urgently and treatment involved surgery, chemotherapy, targeted immunotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy.
Unchecked weight gain prompted patient to consider bariatric surgery; giant adrenal myelolipoma discovered incidentally during evaluation
55-year-old Mr. Ashwini Marwah was gaining weight for the last few years. He was also suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hypertension. This prompted the patient to consider bariatric surgery. During evaluation and investigations by Dr Anoop Mishra, Chairman, Fortis C-DOC, he was found to have a large abdominal tumor of size 30X25cms completely occupying the right side of the abdomen and also crossing over to the left side . He was unaware of the tumour and except for causing an increase in his weight, dragging sensation and heaviness on the right side of the abdomen he was presently asymptomatic .The location of tumor was adjacent to vital organs particularly Kidney, Inferior Venacava and intestines. He was refereed to Dr Randeep Wadhawan, Director, MAS, Bariatric & GI Surgery at Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj (FHVK).
According to Dr Wadhawan – “there are increasing incidence of large adrenal myelolipoma (>10cm) presenting with life threatening and recurrent retroperitoneal hemorrhage leading to complications such as abscess and rupture. In case of Mr. Ashwini, with body mass index (BMI) of 48, diabetes Mellitus, hypertension and early changes of Nephropathy, he was a high risk candidate for surgery. He was evaluated extensively prior to surgery. We had to make a large incision on his abdomen in view of the giant size of the tumor. The tumor on removal weighed 11.5kgs, making it the largest adrenal myelolipoma ever to be excised. It was also highly vascular and attached to Right Kidney, Inferior Venacava and intestines. The biggest challenge in his case was to salvage his right kidney since his kidney functions were already affected due to his comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension. Histopathology of the tumor confirmed the diagnosis of adrenal myelolipoma. ”
The largest tumors to have been reported in India so far weighed 6 kgs and was removed in 2003. The largest adrenal adenoma, which is one the differential diagnosis for the adrenal tumors, removed in the world weighed 7.5 kgs and was removed from a patient in 2013 claiming it to be the largest adrenal tumor to have been removed before the one found inside Mr. Marwah. Adrenal myelolipoma is a very rare benign tumor, which contains mature adipose tissue and variable amounts of haematopoietic, elements. Most lesions are small and asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. It is usually small, asymptomatic and non-functional in nature with an overall incidence of 0.05-0.2%.
Mr. Abrarali Dalal, Facility Director, Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj (FHVK) said, “The MAS ,Bariatric & GI Surgery team at FHVK has a very advanced and comprehensive care program intended to handle rare of the rare cases. Dr Wadhawan and his team have achieved another clinical milestone to perform a complex 4hrs surgery on morbidly obese patient to give him a new lease of life. We are grateful to our patients who have shared the stories of their recovery today. This is the best reward for us as a team.”
Mr Ashwini Marwah happily shared his experience, “I was taken by surprise when Dr Wadhawan told me that your weight gain is not due to Diabetes but due to a Giant Adrenal Tumor. Greater relief was shared by Dr Wadhawan when he told me that tumor is not harming my other organ and was removable. Post surgery I have lost more than 30kgs and now my diabetes is also under control. My recovery period post surgery has been very comfortable and thanks to Dr Wadhawan and his team to give me a new and healthy life.”
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