A team of doctors from Nagpur recently operated on a 50-year-old tribal woman and removed an ovarian cyst weighing 30 kg. The surgery was performed at the Hemalkasa Camp organised by Rotary Club of Nagpur.
Talking about the surgery, Dr Raju Wilkinson, the operating surgeon said, “The sonography was performed on Friday, and the patient was operated upon on Saturday. It wasn't an ordinary cyst, as we had to drain 20 litres of fluid from it. It weighed 9kg when we finally took it out."
He further informed that the patient will have to stay in the hospital for the next seven days to ensure a speedy recovery.
The Rotary Club’s surgical team consisted of 60 medical personnel including senior surgeons, gynaecologists, plastic, paediatric and ENT surgeons, anaesthetists, ophthalmologists, radiologists and pathologists, who conducted surgeries for the people of Bhamragad district.
All the surgeries were performed at Dr Prakash Amte’s Lok Biradri Prakalp Hospital in Hemalkasa.
Organised between 11th and 13 January, the camp saw a total of 70 successful surgeries including cleft lip corrective surgeries, paediatric congenital hernia, plastic surgery of burn contracture etc.
20 out of the 70 surgeries were paediatric cases. Along with these surgeries, 93 cataract corrective surgeries were also performed.
"From the last three months, Rotary was preparing for the camp. The hospital sent a list of patients needing surgeries. Accordingly, Rotary prepared a list of doctors based on the type of surgeries," said Dr Anne Wilkinson, one of the organizers.
This year was Dr Anne Wilkinson’s 18th consecutive year at the camp.
"In earlier camps, things were different there, but now the hospital has undergone a massive renovation. Currently, they have three rooms consisting of eight operation tables. The eye surgery unit is entirely different, " she said.
Information source: timesofindia
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