Unfortunate events such as accidents are inevitable in ones’ life, but fortunate are those who get a helping hand at the right time. Mr Raman Chaudhary, an accident victim, feels lucky to be at the right time and place to get exceptional treatment. The prompt action of the Emergency Team and the supporting team of doctors ensured that Mr. Raman goes back home healthy, walking and on his feet.
Raman had an accident on the busy roads of New Delhi and was first rushed for primary care to a local hospital. He was later referred to Paras Gurgaon after a CT highlighting severe internal damages. Upon arrival the Emergency team noticed his sinking vitals. Further diagnosis revealed a splenic injury and also showed more than 2 litres of blood in the abdominal cavity. His X Ray showed multiple broken ribs, collar bone and a damaged lung tissue. The extents of his injuries were severe and he was in critical condition.
The case was then tackled by laparoscopy surgeons – Dr Alok Kumar Gupta and Dr Rakesh Durkhure – both senior consultants at Paras Gurgaon. They also involved Dr Arvind Mehra, Consultant Orthopaedics for the fractured bones. They performed a complex surgery that included the removal of the fractured spleen and the rectification of the internal blood loss. The surgery was performed using high end energy devices and lasted for more than 12 hours. During the surgery procedure blood clots amounting to around two and a half litres were removed.
According to Dr Rakesh Durkhure, Consultant General Laparoscopic Surgery, “Such procedures are only performed at highly specialized centres in our country. In Gurgaon also only few hospitals have the technology and the surgical expertise to perform the same. Routinely Splenic Surgeries are done but as a planned surgery, however anlaproscopic surgery for this organ is unique and exceptionally complex. Moreover we used the laparoscopic technology to perform the surgery; hence despite the complications and the complexity of the surgery, the same was performed through small holes. Such procedure leaves no scars and ensures quick recovery.”Dr Alok says that Laproscopic surgery have an extra advantage of no infection, early recovery less pain postoperatively and almost no dressings ; particularly whne the patient is diabetic with uncontrolled sugar levels in emergency situation.
Raman was discharged after a week and is currently undergoing medical follow up and physio sessions. He shares, “I feel blessed to be associated with Paras. Had they not acted quickly, I would have either lost my life or would have been disabled. Today I am fit and able to walk. They say that when you are distressed angels comes to your rescue, well in my case they truly came.”