Mangaluru: Major Liver Surgery at KMC Hospital

Mangaluru: KMC Hospitals, part of Manipal Health Enterprises-South India’s largest healthcare chain, completed a rare and complicated surgery called Right Hemihepatectomy (removal of the right half of the liver). Reputed to have one of the best oncology departments in the region, this supreme medical challenge was met with finesse and perfection under the leadership of Dr. Sathya Narayan, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Surgeon, KMC Hospital and the life of a 38 year old man was saved.

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Sudhir Shetty, (name changed) (38) from Mangalore, was diagnosed to have a large tumor in the right lobe of his liver. On investigation, it was proved to be Hepatocellular Carcinoma – a type of cancer of the liver measuring about 13x10cms in size. The only way to cure his problem was to remove the entire right half of liver (right lobe) with the tumor.

After initial assessment of his health condition and contemplating all the medical possibilities, it was decided that Right Hemihepatectomy (right liver resection), which has been rarely ever performed in Mangaluru, was the only way out.

Liver resection is a process where a part of it has to be removed surgically and is not a very common phenomenon in Mangaluru. A team of doctors headed by gastrointestinal & hepatobiliary surgeon Dr Sathya Narayan performed the surgery and successfully removed the tumor. The patient recuperated from the procedure fast and was eventually discharged after 8 days.

“Major liver resections are the only ray of hope or solution for patients with liver tumor. Early surgery performed by an expert team of surgeons can cure this problem. Due to the expert team availability at KMC Hospital Mangaluru, liver resections are increasingly being performed routinely with excellent results. This is also owed to the right mix of medical practitioners and high end technologies,” said Dr. Sathya Narayan, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Surgeon, KMC Hospital.

About Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd:

MHEPL is a part of Manipal Education & Medical Group, a leading healthcare provider delivering quality healthcare in India. Operating as ‘Manipal Hospitals’, MHE manages an aggregate of 5,200+ beds among 16 hospitals, over 13 locations across 6 states in India and 1 hospital in Klang, Malaysia. The network of hospitals covers all levels of delivery from primary to quaternary care. It has built a significant, committed clinical and healthcare skill pool of 2,000+ doctors and 6,000 nurses, paramedics and support staff. Dedicated to its core values of “Clinical Excellence, Patient Centricity and Ethical Practices”, MHE delivers the highest standards of healthcare to its patients.

Manipal Hospitals

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the largest hospital network in India serving over 2 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable tertiary care multispecialty healthcare framework through its entire multispecialty delivery spectrum and further extend it to homecare. With its flagship quaternary care facility located in Bengaluru, India, 8 tertiary care, 7 secondary care and 2 primary care clinics spread across India and abroad, Manipal Hospitals today successfully operates and manages 5,200+ beds. Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from across the globe. Manipal Hospitals is the first in India to be awarded accreditation by the AAHRPP for ethical standards in clinical research activities. It is also NABL, NABH and ISO certified. Manipal Hospitals is also the most respected hospital company in India and the most patient recommended hospital in India by consumer survey.

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