27January2020

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

Dr. Saji Varghese Does it Again

Five Year Old Gets a New Lease of Life after Supramajor Surgery at G.B. Pant

Port Blair, Jan 14: In a major breakthrough, the department of Surgery, G.B. Pant Hospital/ ANIIMS performed Supramajor Surgery through Laproscopic in a five year old boy, who had complete stricture of esophagus (food pipe) after consuming corrosive acid by mistake, which was stored in the house. The incident took place on 29th Sept. 2019.

The patient S. Raj Kumar, S/o S.  Pitambaram (Fisherman by profession), R/o Junglighat was taken to the mainland for operation at Superspecialty Hospital. After examination, the parent was asked to pay Rs. 20 Lakhs for the operation, which they could not afford. They were forced to get back the five-year old to G.B. Pant Hospital.

Sources informed that at GB Pant, a team of experts headed by Dr. Saji Varghese, Laproscopic Surgeon performed Supramajor Laproscopic Surgery on the child on 25th Nov. 2019 through five keyholes. The Doctors were successful in removing the damaged food pipe and had replaced it with stomach, which was taken from the abdomen through the chest into the neck and anastomosed in the neck. The entire surgery lasted as long as seven and a half hours.

The surgery was performed free of cost and now the child is able to take everything normally, both solid and liquid. The Doctors at GB Pant confirmed that the child has recovered very well after the surgery and has been discharged in stable condition today.