JAMMU: A minimal access heart surgery was performed at Super Speciality Hospital (SSH) Jammu.
Chief Surgeon at SSH Dr Shyam Singh said that heart Surgeries through small incisions have evolved over the years and become standardised.
“These procedures need expertise and perseverance to make it a routine,” he said after carrying out a procedure of Heart Valve replacement on a young female patient of Rheumatic Heart Disease hailing from a far off village Chansri, Mughal maidan Kishtwar.
In this procedure, he said, a small cut below the right breast is made to undertake the whole operation and fine scar hides in the breast crease and is cosmetic in female patients, besides need for less blood transfusion and less pain relieving medications.
The Patient was moving around in the ward the next morning which is normally not possible in a conventional Surgery, he said.
Further, the Patient had a rare blood group of O negative and there was minimum blood loss during the procedure, he said.
The surgical team comprised of Dr Shyam Singh , Dr Ishtiyak Ahmed Mir and Dr Arvind Kohli while the Anaesthesia team was headed by Professor and HoD Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Dr Puja Vimesh conducted the per-operative and postoperative management along with Dr Rasmeet Kour, Dr Vikas, Vikas Sharma, Arif, Sonal and Abhiranjan.
Charanjit Singh and Roshan Lal managed the vital parameters of the patient while the patient was on Heart lung machine during operation while theatre scrub sister Angmo helped to carry out the procedure.
Principal GMC Jammu Professor Dr Shashi Sudan lauded the efforts of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology to make such surgeries possible and routine in SSH Jammu under Ayushman Bharat Scheme for which the Patients don’t have to pay from their pockets.
She further said that the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS) is routinely doing open heart surgeries for the last 2 years and very shortly Bypass surgeries (CABG) shall also be started which shall be followed by starting Super-speciality DNB CTVS courses.
She said that department has already applied for DNB Vascular Surgery courses and is most likely to get permission soon—(KNO)