Cancer Patient Recovers Completely after Rare Surgery in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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A team of doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi consisting of Dr. Suresh Singhvi (Senior Consultant Hepatic & Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplant) and Dr. Sujay Shad (Senior Cardiac Surgeon) performed a rare surgery on a Nigerian patient, who had cancer of the liver that had spread to the heart. The patient reported to the hospital for a follow-up 15 months after the surgery and has recovered completely.

Surgeons at New Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital cure Nigerian patient suffering from cancer of the liver & heart through rare surgery

Dr. Lubabatuyakuba Musa, a 32-year-old physician from Nigeria, has survived from cancer, thanks to the competent surgeons in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. The Nigerian doctor was operated by a team of surgeons in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for cancer of the liver and a tumor in the heart. On July 5, 2014, Dr. Musa came to the hospital in Delhi for a follow-up, one year and three months after her surgery, and underwent all important investigations.

Congratulating the Nigerian doctor for fighting cancer bravely, Dr Suresh Singhvi, Senior Consultant Hepatic Pancreatic & Biliary (HPB) Surgery and Liver Transplant in Sir Ganga Ram hospital stated, “All of Dr. Musa’s diagnostic tests are normal and she is absolutely healthy.”

Dr. Suresh Singhvi further added, “Dr. Lubabatuyakuba Musa went to a Cardiologist in Nigeria last year with a history of palpitations and a weight loss of 15 Kg. The doctor attending on her performed an Echocardiogram that revealed a tumor in the right atrium (right upper chamber of the heart). Dr. Musa then flew to India and underwent treatment at a private hospital in Delhi where doctors performed open heart surgery and removed the tumor in her heart.”

“After returning to Nigeria, Dr. Lubabatuyakuba observed that she was continuing to lose weight. She went in for an Ultrasound scan of the abdomen, which showed a large tumor involving the whole of the left lobe of the liver. One of the leading hospitals in U.K informed her that the tumor could not be operated, while another hospital in UK quoted the cost of treatment as GBP 150,000,’’ disclosed Dr. Suresh Singhvi.

Dr. Musa then contacted Dr. Suresh Singhvi in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi, who suggested to her that she needed a team of liver and heart surgeons to treat her in a proper manner. Following Dr. Singhvi’s advice, the patient got admitted in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where she was operated by a team of surgeons consisting of Dr. Suresh Singhvi (M.S, FRCS, CCST (UK) and Dr. Sujay Shad & Dr. Dubey (Senior Cardiac Surgeons) along with a team of anesthetists Dr Maheshwari, Dr. Anil Jain and Dr. Jayashri Sood.

The patient had a total blood loss of 4 units and was discharged after a stay of thirteen days in the hospital. After the surgery, Dr. Lubabatuyakuba stayed in New Delhi for 6 weeks for complete recovery and then returned to Nigeria, where she underwent chemotherapy for 6 months followed by another cycle of chemotherapy.

Now, the patient is doing well, has gained weight and is very happy that she came to India for treatment at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. The whole treatment cost Dr. Lubabatuyakuba Musa Rupees eight lacs, which is one twentieth of the cost that was quoted to her in U.K. Dr. Suresh Singhvi said, “Due to advancements in Surgical & Medical techniques, cancer can be treated if a patient reports in time for proper treatment.” Dr. Musa’s e-mail ID - lubabatuyakubu(at)yahoo(dot)com

About Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Dr. Suresh Singhvi
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is a 675-bedded multi-specialty state-of-the-art hospital in India that provides comprehensive healthcare services.

Dr. Suresh Singhvi is a UK-trained surgeon and is a specialist in liver and pancreatic surgeries and liver transplants. Dr. Singhvi, who has an experience of eleven years as a HPB and liver transplant surgeon, has worked in prestigious hospitals like Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (UK), Freeman Hospital, Newcastle (UK), University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea.

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Sir Ganga Ram Hospital , New Delhi , India
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