Aligarh: Rare surgical procedures continue to schedule at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) even as a backlog of surgical cases looms large at hospitals all over the country due to Covid19 outbreak.
Recently, 50-year-old man, Nasir from the Qazi Para area of Aligarh, got a new lease of life when a very rare cancer was removed from his kidney and the inferior vena cava, a large vein carrying deoxygenated blood from the lower body. The patient, who was extremely weak, anaemic, tired and short of breath and hopes to recover, has now been discharged with a stable condition to live a normal life.
“Dr M Sadik Akhtar and Dr Manzoor Ahmad performed the rare operation. It was the first of its kind surgery carried out at JNMC,” said Prof Syed Amjad Ali Rizvi (Chairman, Department of Surgery), under whose supervision the procedure was done. Dr Shekhar, Dr Nazrul, Dr Mithlesh, Dr Sarthak gave assistance in the surgery; while Dr Moazzam provided the patient with the anaesthesia.
Prof Syed Amjad Ali Rizvi told that Nasir, had been passing urine along with blood and on evaluation it was found out that cancer had spread beyond the kidney.
“Nasir visited urology centres in Delhi and elsewhere, but failed to find a team of doctors, who could take up his case. It was only after he reached the JNMC, that the treatment began,” said Dr M Sadik Akhtar.
Describing the remedial process, Dr Manzoor Ahmad said that the patient was initially stabilised with medications and blood transfusions.
“The surgery can become life-threatening as there is a possibility of excess blood loss, however, everything went well and the patient was discharged after full recovery,” pointed out, Dr Akhtar and Dr Ahmad.
Congratulating the team of surgeons, AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor said that patients need not go to far-off places for such treatment as super-specialist facilities are being provided at JNMC.
Surgeries are regularly being conducted at the Department of Surgery, JNMC despite the pandemic load. Patients can reach the doctors through messages on WhatsApp number, +91-7455041632.