Mehta Multispeciality Hospitals India Pvt Ltd, Global Campus, Velappanchavadi ~Successfully removes cancer of hypopharynx and upper esophagus through complete minimally invasive techniques.

20th January, 2021 | Chennai Mehta Multispecialty Hospitals India Pvt Ltd is widely recognized as a leading Healthcare provider in India with over 87 years of expertise and experience. We have helped heal consumers across generations and is the oldest and most experienced private hospital in India and top 30 on the planet. Dr Mehta’s Hospitals today has over 500 beds across our Multi-Specialty Tertiary Care Units in Chetpet and Velappanachavadi with over 80 Medical and Surgical specialties and 600 leading clinicians. The specialist team from The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Dr Mehta’s Hospitals, a 200 bedded Multi-Specialty Tertiary Care Unit at Velappanchavadi, Chennai, successfully removed cancer in hypopharynx and upper esophagus through complete minimally invasive surgery. The surgery was performed in an effort to save the life of a 56-yearold gentleman from Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu. The highly committed medical team at Dr. Mehta’s Hospitals, comprising of Laparoscopic Cancer Surgeon & Surgical Gastroenterologist Dr Bala Murugan S., Anesthetist Dr Raj Kumar & Dr Thirumurugan and Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons swung into action for evaluation. The team performed Tamil Nadu’s 1st complete Laparoscopic procedure to remove the throat cancer. Speaking on the Laparoscopic Surgery, Dr Bala Murugan highlighted “The 56yrs old gentleman presented with complaints of difficulty in swallowing which was painful. Endoscopy revealed a growth in hypopharynx (throat) and upper esophagus (food pipe) which was biopsied and proved to be cancer. MRI neck, chest and abdomen confirmed the presence of cancerous growth spreading to larynx (voice box). As any delay in treatment would increase the cancer spread and also patient wanted immediate surgery, we promptly decided to go with surgical intervention. The proposed surgery was COMPLETELY THORACO LAPAROSCOPIC LARYNGO PHARYNGO ESOPHAGECTOMY WITH ENDOSTAPLED GASTRIC PULL UP. The surgery involved removing the pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box) and esophagus (food pipe) and a part of the stomach as enbloc removal of cancer. in order to make patient eat normally through mouth, the stomach is brought to the floor of mouth and joined with it. This surgery was done in complete minimally invasive technique without laparotomy (abdomen opening) or thoracotomy (thorax opening) for the first time in Tamil Nadu by Dr Bala Murugan. The patient was in intensive care for immediate post-operative days and was discharged without any pain,

complications and scars in abdomen He is doing well now, completely eating normally through mouth and planned for chemotherapy Dr Mehta’s Hospitals Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Gastro-intestinal Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery is highly committed to providing and promoting, excellence in Gastroenterology and Gastro-intestinal cancer care Ever since its inception, the group has strived to deliver the best and keep abreast with the most recent surgical advances in gastroenterology and cancer care. Our surgeons and physicians are specially trained to trust Gastro intestinal benign disease and cancers with complete laparoscopic technique. The facilities have well-equipped operation theatres, excellent daycare facilities, laparoscopy and endoscopy facilities to ensure utmost care for your loved ones. Expertise includes:

Advance laparoscopic cancer surgeries Major thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophageal and gastric surgeries Single port cancer surgeries Laparoscopic liver surgery Laparoscopic pancreato Biliary Surgeries Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeries for cancer Bariatric Surgeries for weight loss Laparoscopic surgeries for hernias, gall bladder diseases, hiatus hernia and acute abdominal

conditions like appendicitis, intestinal obstruction and trauma Dr Mehta’s Hospitals Overview: Mehta Multispecialty Hospitals India Pvt Ltd is widely recognized as a leading Healthcare provider in India with over 87 years of expertise and experience. We have helped heal consumers across generations and is the oldest and most experienced private hospital in India and top 30 on the planet. Our focus on consumer health, safety and intection control has helped us deliver top clinical outcomes consistently and have helped heal over millions of our consumers across all age groups. Dr. Mehta’s Hospitals is widely respected as among the safest and healthiest birthing locations in India having helped deliver over Million births. Our Pediatric specialty has been recognized by clinicians and consumers as a leader and Center of Excellence across India. The Legacy Founded in 1933, Dr. Mehta’s Hospitals has grown into one of the leading health care institutions in india The humble roots started as a small nursing home in the locality of Sowcarpet in Madras. Dr. Anantrai Mehta, our founder had a vision to setup an institution that was open to all members of the Indian community that focused on consumer safety, affordability and affection in a pre – Independence era, joined by his wife Dr. Savitha Be nta, a Gynecologist trained by leading British and Indian

Gynecologists in 1940, relocated and expanded to a Multi Specialty Surgical and Birthing unit in 1955 at Chetpet, Chennai

Dr. Mehta’s Hospitals has been fondly remembered and respected as a pillar of Chennai’s healthcare, the Medical Capital of india. With a deep focus on community, consumer and dinical outcomes, Dr Mehta’s Hospitals has helped introduce generations of new beginnings into many vibrant families across India. Out Multi-specialty units have expanded with the introductions and partnerships with many leading Clinicians like Dr. R. Shanmugasundaram Father of Neonatology, Padmashree Dr. Ahmed Ali – Eminent Surgical Gastroenterologist, Dr. Nammalwar – Father of Pediatric Nephrology, Dr. Thangavelu- eminent pediatrician and Head of Pediatric center of excellence, Dr. Gnanabalan- eminent Pediatrician and Neonatologist, Dr. Usha Shukla – Renowned family physician and many more Clinical leaders. Dr Mehta’s Hospitals – Today:

Dr Mehta’s Hospitals today has over 500 beds across our Multi-Specialty Tertiary Care Units in Chetpet and Velappanachavadi with over 80 Medical and Surgical specialties and 600 leading clinicians. Our units have helped deliver over 2 million babies. We have been privileged to have served more than 20,000 families across 2 generations and more than 300 families across 3 generations. Mehta Multispecialty Hospitals India Pvt Ltd has successfully conducted over 2 million surgeries (including >100,000 complex surgeries) and 170s of successful Kidney transplants. Media Contact: Ms Chitra G, Dr Mehta’s Hospitals @ 98844 56238

Doctor’s Profile:

Doctor’s Name: Dr.S. Bala Murugan Qualification : MS., MRCS(UK), FIAGES., MCH( SGE & GI Oncology),

FMIS(Taiwan), Fellow in lap HPB Surg ( S. Korea) Designation Consultant-Surgical Gastroenterology & Gastro Intestinal Oncology

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