May 2019 Press Release
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May 2019 Press Release

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Living with a ‘Double-Heart’

May 2019, Bangaluru: Mohammed Abdullah a 56-year-old Yemeni national was living each passing day with the fear of sudden cardiac death. He had sustained a massive heart attack, six months ago, which had weakened one wall of his heart, causing a rare condition called a large ventricular aneurysm, which is an out-pouching of the main chamber of the heart. In his case, the abnormal out-pouching was so large that it mimicked the main chamber of the heart, giving it the appearance of a ‘Double- Heart’ which was non-contractile and did not have a pulse.

After many rounds of consultation with numerous doctors in Egypt, the Middle East and even India, he met Dr Adil Sadiq, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sakra World Hospital, Bangaluru, who offered him the solution of repairing the heart and went through Endoventricularplasty of the left ventricle of the heart along with the bypass surgery, it forms less than 1% of all the heart surgeries performed. Essentially the abnormal out-pouching of the heart was removed and heart was shaped back to normal. Without the surgery, there was great risk of sudden unprovoked rupture of the double chamber.

In war-torn countries like Yemen, the patients often suffer due to the lack of quality medical care. Lack of medical intervention can often result in loss of life. When Abdullah finally came to Sakra World Hospital he had almost given up the hope of survival.  He had a history of diabetes and hypertension for ten years. He suffered from heart attack 4 months ago and was did not receive any immediate medical attention. When this combined with the out-pouching of the ventricle reduced the pumping capacity of the heart drastically. Gradually, he started developing weakness and shortness of breath along with chest pain. When he came to Sakra his pumping power of his heart was only 30% when compared to the normal of 60%.

"Abdullah had visited various countries in search of a remedy to his unique condition. The abnormal out-pouching could rupture at any given moment without surgical intervention. The major challenge was the size of the out-pouch which was bigger than the actual size of the heart.  We had to conduct a dual procedure which included both Endoventricularplasty along with the bypass surgery to ensure the heart went back to normalcy", said Dr Adil Sadiq.

"I came over here hoping to find the new source of life. For my everyday work was challenging and difficult and I am so glad that after this procedure I can go back to working in my farm in Yemen,” said Mohammed Abdullah.

Ten days after the procedure, he was back on his feet and ready to return to his hometown in the war-torn country of Yemen, with a new fervor for life and sans the everyday fear of uncertainty.

Sakra World Hospital Launches Institute of Pediatrics with Pediatric Super Specialty Facilities

Dr. Surender K Yachha, An Icon in Pediatric Gastroenterology in India, joins Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru as the Director - Institute of Pediatrics and Pediatric Super Specialty

Bengaluru, May 11, 2019: Sakra World Hospital, announced the launch of Institute of Pediatrics with Pediatric Super Specialty Facilities today which will be spearheaded by Dr. Surender Kumar Yachha, who joined the hospital recently. This newly launched centre is well equipped for performing various pediatric complex surgeries (Neonatal & Urology), Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pediatric endoscopy and has the capability of performing Endoscopy on digestive system on all children including the newborns.

Nearly 40% of Indian population are children*, but the availability of Super Specialists to treat critical diseases are not enough across the nation. The Sakra Institute of Pediatrics and Pediatric Super Specialty seeks to address this concern by providing all Super Specialty services under one roof. Under the supervision of Dr. Yachha, the newly launched dedicated pediatric super specialty department is poised to treat neonatal to pediatric cases which will focus on curing the diseases and not just the symptoms. Dr. Yachha, a pioneer who introduced Pediatrics Gastroenterology as a super-specialty department in India, is the Founder-President of Indian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ISPGHAN). He is also the recipient of 94 prestigious awards for his relentless efforts and contribution to healthcare services. Prior to joining Sakra World Hospital, Dr. Yachha was the Professor and Head- Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. He has successfully treated innumerable cases of gastro-intestinal, liver and pancreatic disorders in infants and children. He has extensive experience in performing both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures in infants and children. During his illustrious career spanning 30 years, Dr Yachha has showcased a unique approach while treating even the m ost complex cases.

Sakra Institute of Pediatric and Pediatric Super Speciality OPD is spread across 2,250 sq. ft. and has been built to create a child-friendly environment. Children can indulge themselves in the gaming area that can help them overcome fear of facing a doctor or visiting a hospital. The department is equipped with the most advanced facilities including high-frequency ventilators, nitric oxide delivery and ECMO. The Pediatric Intensive Care is a 24/7 facility, manned by doctors and paramedical staff trained in India as well as overseas. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is at par with international standards, offering the best possible results to neonates. The eminent team of doctors include Dr. C Ramachandra, Senior Consultant and HOD Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Anil Kumar P L, Senior Consultant Pediatric Surgery & Pediatric Urology, Dr. Ravi Kiran S, Senior Consultant- Pediatrics & Neonatology, Dr. Sai Shankar, Consultant – Pediatrics & Neonatologist, Dr. Shivkumar Sambargi, Consultant – Pediatric Intensivist & Neonatologist.

Speaking on the occasion of the launch of Sakra Institute of Pediatrics and Pediatric Super Specialty, Dr. S.K Yachha said, “Children are not mere small adults, their spectrum of disorders, reaction to the diseases and pattern of manifestation are different from adults. Children are ever growing in terms of their weight and height and is in the phase of rapid development and maturation, they pass through a dynamic phase of growth that may get hampered by various disorders. In India, since there is scarcity of Pediatric Super Specialty departments as compared to what is available for adults, there is a big need to fill this gap of development so that it becomes parallel to what is seen in the western world. Thus, there is a big requirement of generating trained man power in different specialties, well-equipped departments and specialised services for the pediatric super specialty. My goal in Sakra is to project this unique hospital in terms of pediatric super specialty development, create new training programs relevant to the specialties and also to offer a wide variety of specialised consultant based care to the children of our nation. I’m sure that the goals will be fulfilled keeping in view of Sakra World Hospital’s dedication, ethical goals and great drive for delivering state-of-the-art healthcare services.”

“Children are the future of our nation. Therefore, their health and well-being is of utmost importance. I am delighted to be part of the launch of Sakra Institute Pediatrics and Pediatric Super Speciality to be spearheaded by Dr S K Yachha, who is known for his clinical expertise in managing pediatric gastroeneterology cases. I wish both the centre and Dr Yachha good luck for the future,” said Mr. Praveen Sood, Director General of Police, CID, Economic Offences & Special Units, Bengaluru, Karnataka on the inauguration of Sakra Institute of Pediatrics & Pediatric Super Specialty.

About Sakra World Hospital:

Sakra World Hospital is a 350-bed hospital, providing healthcare across all specialties such as Neuro Sciences, Cardiac Sciences, Orthopedics, Women and Child Health, Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences, Renal Sciences, Emergency and Trauma Care. There are 12 integrated modular operation theatres (OTs) with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technologies like OR integration solution that features video input recording, saving and displaying from a range of sources like surgical camera, peripheral camera and MIS camera.

The OT complex has a dedicated world-class Hybrid OT, featuring an intraoperative CT, advanced bi-plane CathLab and a fixed column OT table with common iso-centre for high-precision surgeries. The procedures using bi-plane cath-lab, enable visualization of smaller body parts like thin vessels of the heart and facilitates intra-operative 3D imaging. The 80 ICU beds are supported by high-end equipment with a central monitoring system. This facilitates quick and easy collection / access and transmission of patient’s data to any department in the hospital network. There are dedicated isolation rooms for patients who are highly infection prone. 

The 24-hour level 1 emergency and trauma care unit, the first of its kind, is top-notch. To enhance the response time for medical emergencies, the triage area (casualty), resuscitation area (revival), ICU and OT are all located on the same floor. The emergency bay has a mini lab / static lab facility with critical equipment’s such as blood gas analyzer, cell counter etc., to empower doctors in taking quicker and better-informed decision.

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