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December 14, 2019
Masterclass & Live workshop on Endo Hernia
Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj is conducting a masterclass & live workshop on Endo Hernia. WithGet more info
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
September 28, 2019
Art & Craft Activity
Let the Child experience the fun of creativity at Fortis Hospital Vasant kunj evert Saturday!Get more info
April 30, 2015
Event: Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Event: Bariatric Surgery Support GroupGet more info
The Department of MAS, GI and Bariatric Surgery unde
- Mr. Achint
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 ...
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 ...
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 per...
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 st...
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 ...
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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.
- Reported BMI of patient was 75.8 during the time of admission
- Patient was brought in with co-morbidities – Depression, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
New Delhi, 21st Feb 2018:For 52-year-old Anju Chowdhary losing weight had been a concern for all her life. It had led to depression, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes mellitus over the years. She had tried to introduce radical lifestyle changes by exercising diet and portion control along with routine exercise. However, the results often took time, weakening her resolve. Her condition deteriorated steadily and eventually she reached a weight of 200 kilos, with a body mass index of 75.8 (obesity is a BMI greater than or equal to 30). Anju was brought to Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital at Vasant Kunj as she was finding it difficult to function in her in her daily life and was unable to walk or breathe properly. A multi – disciplinary team of doctors led by Dr. Randeep Wadhawan, Director, MAS, Bariatric & GI Surgery Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj was assembled to perform a lifesaving bariatric surgery on the patient.
The operation lasted for five hours. Six doctors from various disciplines (pulmonology, cardiology, endocrinology and anaesthesia) worked together to ensure the surgery went off smoothly. Her procedure resulted in the loss of over 30 kilos. The surgery was not without challenges. Specialised operation tables and equipment had to be arranged. Reaching the point of incision under the layers of fat was a challenge. Time management was essential as the anaesthesia administered to the patient was the same that would have been administered to a lean patient. Immediately after the surgery the patient was put onto a ventilator. Post operation period was free of any complications; however the patient was put on oxygen support. This continued for a week after she was discharged as well.
According to Dr. Randeep Wadhawan, “Operating on an obese patient presents its own complexities. This is why several tests had to be conducted and the patient had to be put under observation. Navigating through the layers of fat to ensure that the incision point was properly identified had to be done in a timely manner. Once the operation was conducted we noticed that the patient’s body was responding well. Movement became possible and easier. The patient was feeling lighter. Had we not conducted the surgery, it could have left the patient bed ridden for life. Currently we look at her being able to lose 100 kilos in the next 18 months and lead a healthier life.”
Mr. Sandeep Guduru, Facility Director, Fortis Ft. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj said, “The team, which was able to successfully conduct this surgery adopted a very advanced and comprehensive approach to tackle this case. They have given the patient a second chance at life and I am happy to report that she is doing extremely well. From not being able to walk at all, she is now able to take the staircase.”
Interacting with media persons, said Anju, “The more I tried to lose weight, the more I seemed to gain. I couldn’t move and I had no life outside the four walls of my room. I would stay at home and refuse to meet people or attend social gatherings. I began feeling overwhelmed as I did not know how to tackle my weight gain. I was not able to envision a better or happier life for myself. Finally when the decision to undergo bariatric surgery was taken I felt a ray of hope. The surgical procedure was smooth without many complications. Now that I have been given a second chance I will live healthy and continue losing weight.”
According to the WHO, obesity has tripled since 1975. As of 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight out of which over 650 million were obese. Out of the 39% of adults who were overweight/obese in 2016, 30% were men and 40% were women. People are considered overweight if their body mass index is greater than or equal to 25. A person is obese if their body mass index is greater than or equal to 30.