Free advanced surgical treatment given to 37 kids

Free advanced surgical treatment given to 37 kids

Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, organised an advanced paediatric surgical programme for children up to 16 years of age - Bal Shalya Kriya Mission-Manipal -   in collaboration with Peedh Parai Foundation, Houston (USA) and Bantwal Ananth Mallya Charitable Trust from February 5 to 10.

According to a press release, 37 children were provided free advanced surgical treatment. One child would be discharged soon. The other 36 children were discharged after the surgical treatment and they are doing well after treatment.

Kasturba Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Avinash Shetty said that an eight-member specialists' team from Houston, USA and Germany led the 'Bal Shalya Kriya Mission-Manipal' and they were supported by team of 32, including surgeons and anaesthetists, from Kasturba Hospital here.

The Bal Shalya Kriya Mission-Manipal, in collaboration with Peedh Parai Foundation, Houston (USA) and Bantwal Ananth Mallya Charitable Trust, represented by Jeethendra Nayak, an alumni of MIT, Manipal, was supported by Sudhir Shetty, another alumni from MIT, Manipal, for the arrangements for the surgical team.

According to Dr Vijaykumar, head, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kasturba Hospital Manipal, six children have undergone Urethroplasty where the urethral tube which was absent was reconstructed using other body tissues.

Another two kids underwent Ureteric Re-implantation for their reflux problems.

Three children underwent minimal access Thoracoscopy with Thorocotomy in which surgery was done to remove and test whether there was malignancy.

Three other kids underwent surgery of thorax to prevent herniation of abdominal contents into thorax.

One kid underwent Pycloplasty in which defect in the kidney is corrected through Laproscopic surgery. Yet another two kids underwent Spleenactomy and Spleenorenal shunt for correction of portal hypertension by shunting the portal blood into systemic circulation.

One child underwent Cosmetic repair of the cleft lip. Another underwent removal of Haemangioma containing cluster of vessels.

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