December8 , 2021

3 Double-Lung Transplant Surgeries Performed Within 24 Hours In Hyderabad


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Team of 12-doctors ensured that the harvested lungs had been transplanted inside 6-8 hours (Representational)


Doctors at a Hyderabad hospital have efficiently carried out three double-lung transplant surgical procedures inside 24 hours.

The transplantation surgical procedure carried out at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is claimed to be the first-ever in Asia and throughout the globe.

Three sufferers, operated over the previous 24 hours, had been at a complicated stage of lung failure, and in want of lung transplant for weeks and months, the hospital stated.

While the primary set of lungs was harvested from a mind useless sufferer in Hyderabad, the second pair was harvested at a hospital in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad and transported to the town on a chartered plane. Both had been finished within the second half on Wednesday.

The third pair of lungs had been harvested in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Thursday morning and transported to Hyderabad by flight.

Dr Sandeep Attawar, Chief Transplant Surgeon, KIMS Heart & Lung Institute, a division of KIMS Hospitals stated, “A team of 12 specialist doctors ably supported by nursing staff made a highly coordinated effort from across three different states, and ensured the harvested lungs were transported and transplanted within 6 to 8 hours time frame.”

“Each of the recipients was at an advanced stage of lung failure and required external oxygen support for survival,” he added.

“When a patient waits for life saving organ transplant this wait can be excruciatingly long and painful. At this point the availability of the matching donor organ comes as a blessing. As Transplant physicians our responsibility lies in making this happen and being prepared for such situations every single hour of the day,” Dr Attawar stated.

Dr. Sandeep Attawar is among the many most skilled coronary heart and lung transplant surgeons within the nation. With greater than 25 years’ expertise, he has carried out over 12,000 coronary heart surgical procedures and greater than 350 transplant surgical procedures for lungs, coronary heart, and synthetic coronary heart to his credit score.

The 12-member staff additionally included Dr. Vijil Rahulan, Dr Prabhat Dutta, and Dr. Srinivas.