Fortis Hospital, Mulund

Fortis Hospital, Mulund is a 5 times JCI accredited, 315-bed multi-specialty tertiary care hospital providing a range of diagnostic and treatment services. With cutting edge technology, highly skilled and experienced surgeons and paramedical staff the Fortis Hospital at Mulund provides care with a patient-centric approach.

This facility has Maharashtra’s largest transplant centre for multiorgan transplant. It is also the first in western India to have completed 100+ successive heart transplants in just 4 years. It is the only hospital in the city to have multi organ transplant and has treated the youngest patient for angioplasty. Fortis Hospital Mulund now also has central Mumbai’s first advanced surgical robot.

The hospital provides comprehensive care for cardiology and cardiac surgery, urology, nephrology, neurosciences, orthopaedics, digestive care, emergency care and critical care, maternity care among others.

Awards and accreditations:

Fortis Hospital, Mulund is a 5 times JCI accredited, 315-bed multi-specialty tertiary care hospital providing a range of diagnostic and treatment services. With cutting edge technology, highly skilled and experienced surgeons and paramedical staff the Fortis Hospital at Mulund provides care with a patient-centric approach.

This facility has Maharashtra’s largest transplant centre for multiorgan transplant. It is also the first in western India to have completed 100+ successive heart transplants in just 4 years. It is the only hospital in the city to have multi organ transplant and has treated the youngest patient for angioplasty. Fortis Hospital Mulund now also has central Mumbai’s first advanced surgical robot.

The hospital provides comprehensive care for cardiology and cardiac surgery, urology, nephrology, neurosciences, orthopaedics, digestive care, emergency care and critical care, maternity care among others.

Awards and accreditations:
• Asian Hospital Management Awards 2019 - Best Hospital CEO & Best Clinical Service Improvement
• Five times JCI accreditation (quality as per international standards)
• Best Hospital -Cardiology at the Times Healthcare Achievers Awards 2018
• NABH Accreditation (quality standards specified across India)
• 1st NABH accredited Blood Bank in India
• Three times NABL accredited Pathology Lab
• British Medical Journal(BMJ) Awards India 2014-Medical Team of the Year
• Asian Hospital Management Awards (2014) Hat trick - Patient Safety & HRD category
• Asian Patient Safety Award (2014) - Innovation in Staff Education
• Healthcare Leadership Awards 2014 - Best Patient Safety
• FICCI Healthcare award for Operational Excellence (consecutively in 2012 & 2013)
• National Energy Conservation Award bestowed by Honourable President of India (2012)
• Best Orthopaedic Hospital (Indian Healthcare Awards 2011)

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40yr old Mulund resident, Mrs. Lavee Sochar was all geared up to welcome her second child. Up until the third trimester, both mother and baby were doing well and were in good health. However, with the onset of the third trimester, Mrs. Lavee Sochar started to experience weakness in the right side of her body - unable to lift her right hand or move her right leg. Concerned about the risk to herself and her unborn child, she consulted Dr. Atul Ganatra, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund under whom her pregnancy was being cared for. 

 

After assessing her condition, Dr. Atul Ganatra referred the patient to Dr Rajesh Benny, Consultant, Neurology Fortis Hospital Mulund, he recommended that the patient undergo an MRI test; she was diagnosed with Meningioma (a type of Brain Tumor). The case was then moved to Dr. Ajay Bajaj, Senior Consultant, Neuro Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund for a neurological evaluation. This condition involves a tumor forming on membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord inside the skull. Dr Ganatra and Dr Bajaj jointly advised the patient about care guidelines owing to her pregnancy; however, within a few days her condition deteriorated and she was brought to the hospital. Upon arrival, Dr Bajaj & Dr Ganatra evaluated her and found out that the pressure in the skull was extremely elevated due to the tumor, and one of her pupils had dilated - she was immediately taken into the operation theater.

 

After thorough evaluation, it was decided to deliver the baby, and simultaneously perform a decompression procedure that would alleviate the pressure off the brain. Dr Ganatra & Dr Bajaj performed these in perfect tandem. The baby was delivered and the mother was vitally stable. Two days post-delivery, when the new mother’s blood pressure normalized, she was taken in for Tumor Excision surgery. The mother was discharged after 7-8 days after delivery.

 

Speaking about the surgery, Dr.Ajay Bajaj, Senior Consultant, Neuro Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “In India, the decompressioncraniotomy surgery for brain tumor during C section has never been done simultaneously before. In this surgery a part of the skull is removed to decrease the pressure inside the skull. In this particularly case, we chose this surgery as our goal was to save both mother and baby. Also, timely intervention played a crucial role in achieving that goal. Post follow-ups, we are relieved that both mother and baby are doing well.”

 

Speaking about saving the life of their second baby and wife Mr. Amit Sochar said, “I am thankful to both the doctors and the nursing teams for performing this surgery which helped save the life of my wife and baby. To add more information once they come in for follow up after one week.”

 

Speaking about the current condition of the mother and baby Dr. Atul Ganatra, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “The mother and baby are doing fine and a follow up has been recommended. In a multispecialty meeting it was decided that we would plan both the surgeries as soon as the 9th month starts. However within 4 days patient developed severe headache and low pulse rate and was hence counseled and taken up for surgery. Low pulse rate and headache is a sign of raised pressure in the brain and brain stem herniation, this is a medical life threatening emergency. If this condition was not treated in time, the mother could have suffered increased intracranial pressure symptoms like blindness, altered mental status, or persistent headaches. Also, the blood supply to the baby could have been affected which could have led to Foetal Bradycardia, where the fetal heart rate decreases”.

Doctors at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, today conducted state’s 39th heart transplant surgery, on a 17 year old male recipient from Malegaon, Nasik. The patient has been on waitlist for over two months as he suffered from Dilated Cardiomyopathy. The transplant became possible when a 31 year old male patient was declared brain dead at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune. The donor met with a road traffic accident that caused head injury and subsequent brain death. The transplant surgery was conducted by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund.

Following brain death of the patient, the family decided to donate his Heart, Kidneys and Liver. The Police in Pune and Mumbai immediately swung into action & coordinated the Traffic from Pune city, Pune Gramin, Raigad, Navi Mumbai & Mumbai. A green corridor was created for swift transfer of harvested heart. The convoy moved out of Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune at 10.36PM and reached Fortis Hospital, Mulund at 12.14 AM. The transportation of the harvested heart between Pune and Mulund was done in 1 hour and 38 minutes, covering a distance of 149.7 kms.

Upon the successful heart transplant, Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “Need of the hour is to bring communities together to help drive the cause of Organ Donation. Every success story is a step towards building the cause. While we progress on our endeavor to save and enrich lives, we thank the donor families and encourage families with brain dead relatives to consider donating for the cause that would enrich many more lives.”

Talking about the recipients condition, Dr Mulay added, “We’ve concluded the surgery and the patient has been moved to the ICU and will be kept under observation for the next 48-72 hours.”

On the concerted effort by different agencies for smooth transfer of organ between the two cities, Dr S. Narayani, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “We would like to thank every stakeholder who enabled smooth transit of the harvested heart from Pune to Mumbai, to save and enrich another life today. As we continue to enrich lives through heart transplants, it is important that we continue to work towards the cause of organ donation and generate awareness so that more lives can be saved.”

With the hospital leading and conducting programs for Doctors, Nursing Home staff, Intensivists and Medical Social Workers to create awareness about the importance of organ donation, the impact should positively drive organ donation on a larger scale.

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