KAKINADA: In a rare surgery at the Kakinada Government General Hospital (GGH), doctors removed an iron rod from auto driver R Suresh’s neck on Sunday. “This success is a collective effort and we made it possible against all odds,” said Kakinada GGH superintendent Raghavendra Rao on Sunday. The 35-year-old Suresh was taken to the hospital on Saturday evening with the iron rod which pierced through his mouth and came out of his neck.
The superintendent said that Suresh, while going to his house on a bike at Muramalla, fell on the road where some iron rods were kept for repair. When Suresh was taken to the hospital, the doctors were unsure whether he would survive. They waited to send him to the GGH in Visakhapatnam. But later, they decided to conduct the surgery in Kakinada whatever be the consequences.
Rao further said that after CT scan and X-ray was conducted and the results were out, they decided to go on with the surgery. The surgery was started at 11.30 pm on Saturday night.
A team comprising senior doctors in anesthesiology, ENT, general medicine, neurology and plastic surgery did a marathon surgery for about four hours. The superintendent added that Suresh was shifted to the ICU after surgery and is stable. His condition is being closely monitored.
Rao appreciated the efforts of his team, which comprised surgeon S Venkat Reddy, ENT HOD GSN Murthy, neuro surgeon K Giri, anastasia HOD Soubhagya Lakshmi and PG students who participated in this critical surgery.
WHAT A FEAT!
Doctors in Kakinada waited to send the patient to the GGH in Visakhapatnam
Later, they decided to conduct the surgery in Kakinada whatever be the consequences
The surgery, which started at 11 pm on Saturday night, took four hours
The victim was shifted to the ICU and was reported to be stable