Minimal access surgery is a newer treatment modality in which surgeries for gynaecological problems are performed by almost invisible, micro cuts on the abdomen. This is of two types, laparoscopic surgery and hysteroscopic surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery is performed using 2 or 3 small cuts on the abdomen, followed by inserting microsurgical instruments to perform surgery. Even major operations like removal of uterus, removal of fibroids, removal of ovarian cysts and many other surgeries can be easily performed by this route. This has almost completely replaced the older “Conventional” surgery, which used a large cut on the abdomen to see and operate on the internal organs.
There are a number of obvious advantages of laparoscopic over older conventional surgery:
Hysteroscopic Surgery is performed using a telescope to look within the uterus, through the vagina. The inner lining of the uterus, called the endometrium is checked. This is precisely the area from where menstrual bleeding takes place. This is also the area where the pregnancy takes roots and grows. Hence, plenty of defects can be identified in patients of abnormal menstrual bleeding, infertility and abortions, which can be completely missed even by sonography or CT scan/ MRI. These defects include fibroids, polyps, uterine synechiae and abnormalities of uterine shape. This is a zero scar procedure, and patients are sent home within 4 to 6 hours of surgery.
Hysteroscopy is the gold standard test for patients suffering from Irregular/ heavy/ scanty menstrual bleeding, Infertility, repeated abortions & bleeding in older age and after menopause.
Dr Sanket Pisat MS, DNB , FICOG
Consultant Gynaec Minimal Access Surgeon (Laparoscopy / Hysteroscopy)
Stroke, which leads to the death of more than 128,000 people each year, is the leading cause of long-term disability. Rapid diagnosis and prompt treatment are critical to help save a life or minimize long-term disability. A stroke or brain attack is like a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is interrupted, and the heart is deprived of oxygen. Similarly, a brain attack occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, and the brain is deprived of oxygen. Quickly restoring blood flow to the affected area of the brain is vital in minimizing the long-term effects of a stroke and reducing complications.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is given when someone's breathing or pulse stops. If both have stopped, then sudden death has occurred. Some of the causes of sudden death include poisoning, drowning, choking, suffocation, electrocution, or smoke inhalation. But, the most common cause of sudden death is from heart attack. Despite the fact that CPR is proven to save lives — patient recovery rates are better when bystanders initiate resuscitation and there’s a greater likelihood of survival with less damage to heart muscles and the brain — studies suggest that less than one-third of people experiencing cardiac arrest outside of a medical center receive the help they need. If you or someone you know has any of the above warning signs, act immediately. Call your local emergency number. If needed, give CPR if you are trained, or ask someone who is.
Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery at Holy Spirit Hospital
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Is The Specialty Of Dentistry That Deals With Addressing The Ailments Of Face And Mouth. It Encompasses The Diagnosis And Treatment Of Various Diseases, Deformities And Injuries Involving Cosmetic And Functional Aspects Of Face And Mouth. The Scope Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Ranges From The Removal Of Third Molars (Wisdom Teeth) To The Treatment Of Infections, Dental Implants, Fracture Of Jaw Bones, Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, TMJ Surgery, Ear Reconstruction Surgery, Cyst and Tumors of Jaw and Orthognathic Surgery Etc. Dr. Parit Ladani ( BDS,MDS(Maxillo-facial Surgery) Indian Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. (IBOMSI) Fellowship in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery (CCI, Zurich, Switzerland) Training in Cleft and Orthognathic Surgery (CGMH, Taiwan)
Dr. Roshni Upadhyaya | Dermatologist | Holy Spirit Hospital
Dr. Ritesh Gupta, Holy Spirit Hospital plastic surgeon, talks about breast reconstruction options following breast cancer treatment.
Good health doesn't just refer to physical wellness but our mental well being as well
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At the Holy Spirit Hospital, you are in the hands of some of the qualified, capable and
experienced professionals in the country. The Heart Centre has cutting edge
technology being put to use in all kinds of cardiac procedures, (complex angioplasties
/ pacemakers/ heart failure devices). The department of cardiac surgery is also a
centre par excellence, specializing in valve surgeries / redo-bypass surgeries.
Angioplasty is a procedure in which a catheter –guided balloon is used to open a
narrowed coronary artery. A stent is usually placed at the narrowed section during
angioplasty. One of the major technological advancements in this millennium has
been the advent of OCT during coronary angioplasty.
With OCT, using a specialized catheter inside the arteries of the heart, Interventional
Cardiologist can obtain images of the blood vessels that are about the same as if they
were looking at them under a microscope .
OCT uses near-infrared light to create images of the inside of the coronary arteries
and this technique delivers high-resolution images. OCT is used along with heart
catheterization procedures, including angioplasty, where OCT images can help
cardiologists see if a stent is holding an artery open and whether the stent is
positioned correctly against the artery wall.
At the Holy Spirit Heart Centre, the hospital has honoured the promise of providing
quality health care at nominal rates to the society, this making sure that such newer
technologies are within the reach of the common man.
Dr. Amit Sharma
Watch the discussion on 'Covid in Children' by Dr.Suja Moorthy Consultant Pediatrician at Holy Spirit Hospital , Mumbai
The world is currently experiencing the pandemic of Coronavirus (CoV). As we are now facing the second wave of Covid-19, it’s high time that we re-focus on our diet and also on our immunity. With so many people falling ill from the coronavirus, unhealthy diets are contributing to pre-existing conditions that put them more at risk. This small virus has made us introspect the way we eat & live.
Diet is crucial to maintain immunity and keep diseases at bay. Optimal nutrition helps to strengthen the immune system (both adaptive & innate immunity) & promote early recovery. It is prudent to include a variety of foods on a regular basis to get the utmost benefit.
Vitamins (A, B, C, D, E) & Minerals such as (zinc, selenium, iron), Phytonutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids (proteins) are very important in building immunity & should be incorporated on a daily basis in the diet. No single food is recommended over another & Moreover “Variety is the key”.
Here are some sources of the important key nutrients: -
Some useful dietary and lifestyle guidelines: -
Just stay safe, wear your mask properly & practice social distancing. Relax, this phase too shall pass.
FOR ANY DIET ADVICE, CONSULT A QUALIFIED DIETITIAN ONLY.
Ms. Aamatulla Y Kapasi
(Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, PGCND)