MGM Healthcare,Chennai, a multi-speciality quaternary care hospital has recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully performing the BLT procedure on a 61 year old patient diagnosed with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).The surgery was performed by a team of doctors including Dr.K.R.Balakrishnan, Dr.K.G.Suresh Rao and Dr.Apar Jindal.The patient was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for a long period of time. The inflammation led to Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) which reduced lung capacity & function.The patient was evaluated by experts for Transplantation & he was awaiting a suitable donor for two months and remained on Oxygen support.
Speaking about the transplant,Dr.K.R.Balakrishnan,Director- Institute of Heart & Lung Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory support,MGM Healthcare said,” The transplant was medically complex & required optimisation and careful planning.” Dr.Suresh Rao K.G, Director, institute of Heart & Lung Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory support,MGM Health care said,” The bi-lateral lung transplantation is high risk procedure.The donor’s lungs should fit the size of the chest cavity of the recipient.Lungs tend to shrink. “.
Commenting on the procedure,Dr.Apar Jindal,Clinical Director & Consultant,Dept. of Lung Transplant & Interventional Pulmonology, said,” Lung transplant was the best suitable option in this case and hence he underwent a bilateral lung transplant which has greatly improved his quality of life’.
About MGM Healthcare : MGM Healthcare is the first Hospital in Asia with the highest rated USGBC LEED Platinum certified Green Hospital.Over the past year, the team of clinical experts at MGM Healthcare has performed many innovative & Complex surgeries in the pursuit of establishing trust & clinical excellence.MGM Health care is designed & equipped with the latest technology & equipment and is poised to drive patient centricity and clinical excellence of both the domestic and international patients.
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