Tiruchy: Doctors at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) Tiruchy have performed a rare surgery, claimed to be a first in the country on a 47-year-old agriculture worker who suffered badly due to a block in his urinary passage (stricture urethra) for several years now.
Hospital dean Dr K. Vanitha told newsmen at Tiruchy on Monday the doctors’ team led by Dr Rajesh Rajendran, reconstructive urologist performed surgery to the patient Mookan of North Sithambur village for about seven hours, with the assistance of gastroenterologists Dr Kannan, Dr Karthikeyan, and Dr Rajasekar.
She further said the doctor's team performed a gastro-urethroplasty,-a vascular tube from the stomach used to reconstruct the urethra-. She said the entire surgery was performed free of cost under the Chief Minister’s comprehensive health insurance scheme and if performed outside, it would easily cost `four to `five lakh.
Dr Rajesh Rajendran claimed that this surgery was first of its kind in the whole country and also only the second in the world. He said that he had an exclusive training in reconstructive urology training in Serbia.
He has presented paper at an international meeting on reconstructive urology at Hamburg and also in Society Urology International conference held at Glasgow.
He said he had learned this technique from his teacher Prof. Tony Mundy of London....