By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 1 Dec: A very significant achievement has been added to the Heart Surgery Medical facilities of the sate of Uttarakhand. Successful Heart Surgery of a 3 years old little girl has been conducted at Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital via the M.I.C.S. technique. M.I.C.S. (Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery) is the super modern format of Modern Heart Surgery. In very developed countries, the heart surgeries are conducted by the M.I.C.S. format. At Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital, the heart surgery of adults and even babies below one year of age has been conducted for the last three years. The heart surgery of small children is being conducted via the M.I.C.S. technique under the supervision of Dr. Ashok Kumar Jayant, HOD, Deptt. of CTVS (Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery). Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital is an empanelled hospital under the ‘Rashtriya Bal Suraksha Karyakram’ for heart surgery of the children. Under this scheme, children of very poor families who cannot afford heart surgery due to lack of money, are able to avail the benefits of heart surgery via M.I.C.S. (Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery) technique
free of cost.
On Saturday, 22nd November, a Press Conference was organized at the auditorium of the hospital. In the Press Conference, detailed information about M.I.C.S. technique, especially the treatment of children was provided by Medical Superintendent Dr. Vinay Rai, C.T.V.S. Dr. Ashok Kumar Jayant, Dr. Amar Upadhyay, D.M., Cardiology, Dr. Parag, Dr. Hari Om, MD, Anaesthesia, while interacting with the media personnel. They informed that Baby Avni Rawat (3 years), a resident of Kalsi, Dehradun, had a hole in her heart since birth. Avni also has a twin identical sister.
Mother of Avni informed that at the time of birth both the twin sisters had equal growth and mental development , but with time Avni started developing frequent coughing and cold. Eventually, Avni’s growth started to decline in camparison to her twin sister. They got Avni medically examined, in which she was diagnosed with a hole in her heart. On the other hand, her twin sister was healthy. The parents sought consultation at Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital. Initially, the disease was diagnosed by Dr. Amar Upadhyay and later on the Heart Surgery was conducted successfully by Dr. Ashok Jayant and his team.
Avni had an inborn hole in the heart. In Medical Science, this is known as A.S.D. (Atrial Septal Defect). Avni was admitted at Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital on 15th October’18. Dr. Ashok Kumar Jayant carried out successful heart surgery of Avni on 23rd October’18. The most significant aspect of the surgery was that the incision required for surgery was not given from the front of the chest but was just a small incision of 2 inches was given to carry out the heart surgery. In this heart surgery, the hole in the heart was closed with a curtain. Now the little girl is perfectly healthy and has been discharged
It was of extreme importance that Avni must not develop any inferiority complex seeing her twin sister after she sees the wounds of heart surgery on her body. Dr. Ashok Kumar Jayant and her team conducted the operation via the MICS technique successfully by putting a small incision instead of a long incision. The little girl is unable to detect that she has undergone a major heart surgery. The parents took the right decision that they got the little girl Avni tested by doctors in time that resulted in timely detection of the disease and thus its successful treatment. Ordinarily, in our country this disease is diagnosed and treated late thus its of utmost importance that their must be complete check-up of children are within one or two years of their birth, only then the inborn diseases can be treated.
Its worth mentioning that heart surgery via MICS technique is available in India only in Metro cities like New Delhi, Bangaluru, Mumbai, etc. In these places, the patient has to bear an extra expenditure of 2 to 3 lakhs. MICS is the modern trend of heart surgery and well aware patients demand heat surgery to be done only by this technique. N this method, only a small incision of just 2 inches is done on the right or left side of the chest of the patient. It takes around 3 to 5 hours to conduct a heart surgery via the MICS technique. Dr. Ashok Kumar Jayant (M.Ch., AIIMS, New Delhi) holds a rich experience of 35 years in heart surgery. He is the one and only surgeon in Uttarakhand who carries out heart surgeries via MICS technique in Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital.
1. In ordinary Heart Surgery, an incision of 8 to 10 inches is done from the front of the chest that’s why, the bone of the chest has to be cut from the mid. On the other hand, in MICS surgery, a small incision of 2 inches is done on the left or right side of the chest.
2. In ordinary Heart Surgery, the recovery of the patient takes a long period. But in MICS technique, the patient recovers in comparatively lesser time and needs far less blood transfusion.
3. In ordinary Heart Surgery, the patient has a mark of the incision that is visible for the whole life. Especially in unmarried girls and females of young age do not agree to undergo the ordinary heart surgery due to the fear of the life-long incision mark. In ordinary heart surgery, the mark of the incision looks very ugly after the operation.
On the other hand, in MICS technique there is no visible mark and thus no one can detect that the heart surgery of the patient has been conducted.
“In foreign counties, the demand of M.I.C.S. technique is very high. This has been introduced in Uttarakhand just 3 years back. M.I.C.S. is the super modern format of modern heart surgery. At Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital, we have been conducting heart surgeries via M.I.C.S. technique for the last 3 years. We have received overwhelming response from the patients in regard to this surgery. We have also initiated heart surgey of infants via the M.I.C.S. technique. I am optimistic that if the people in Uttarakhand and nearby states also get informed about the merits and availability of M.I.C.S. technique at Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital, they will be able to get benefited by this
super modern format of heart surgery.” Dr. Ashok Kumar Jayant, HOD, C.T.V.S., Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital