Addressing the media at the press meet held at Press Club on June 14, Friday, he said that a 72 year old female weighing 90 kgs, on routine ultrasound abdomen was diagnosed to have liver cancer. On complete workup it was found to be localized on one side of the liver. Since she was overweight and known patient of chronic liver disease with early sign of failure she was a very high risk for open surgery. A keyhole surgery was ideal. The key-hole liver surgery was well executed and the patient is now cured of her disease.
Dr Jalaluddin Akbar, oncosurgeon said that he had done the first open liver cancer surgery in 2002 at Mangalore, has done the same surgery at Unity Health Complex, through a Key Hole. The minimal invasive surgery of Unity Hospital, Mangalore is headed by Dr Ashfaque Mohammed who has more than a decade long experience and expertise in laparospic surgeries.
Dr Akbar also said that his is possible because of state of the art ultra modern operation theatres and tertiary care post operative ICU care available at Unity Healthy Complex, along with skilled and competent surgeons.
The patients are provided with affordable and convenient packages for all laparocopic procedure in various categories. A very high standard is maintained so that patient care and the outcome are at the forefront. The main advantages of key- hole surgeries being Minimal post operative lung complications, small scar post operatively, less pain, early mobilization of the patient, very short hospital stay and early return to work.
He also said that further they will also introduce Robotic surgery which is very expensive and in 6 months it will go for patency, he added.
Dr Rohan Monis, chief co-ordinator was also present at the press meet.