Bhubaneswar: The department of Surgical Gastroenterology of Apollo Hospitals has added one more feather to its cap by performing an extremely rare surgery on a middle aged lady in restoring her food pipe, which had sustained injury to her esophagus following accidental swallowing of her denture.
As the patient was having multiple issues, a comprehensive treatment was planned and at the initial level and she was treated by Manas Kar, senior consultant, Interventional Radiology, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar who placed a filter in her IVC to prevent the clot in the leg veins to migrate up.
Having tided the patient over the initial crisis, the next challenge was to restore her food pipe so that she was able to eat normally. Md. Ibrarullah, senior consultant, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, said that reconstruction of food pipe is a complex and lengthy procedure and on the first week of December 2018, she underwent the surgery in which reconstruction of her food pipe was done using a segment of her large intestine.
The procedure, known as Esophago-Coloplasty, was conducted by, Dr Ibrarullah and his team comprising of Dr MS Modi, Dr Salil Parida, Dr Sadananda Meher, Dr H Wani and Dr Srinivasulu. The Anesthesia team, headed by Dr Mami Parija and Dr Saumitra Satpathy provided efficient support in managing such a long & complex procedure.
The patient had an absolutely smooth postoperative recovery and was discharged. She is able to eat normally Mondy, said the hospital sources.