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PURVANCHAL’ S FIRST HEART AORTIC ROOT REPLACEMENT IN BHU

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PURVANCHAL S FIRST HEART AORTIC ROOT REPLACEMENT IN BHU

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Varanasi 27.05.2023. The Sir Sunderlal Hospital of Banaras Hindu University has started Aortic Root Replacement (ARR) – Bentall operation, at its department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar who is the Professor and Head of the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, recently operated a 56 years old female patient successfully with Bentall procedure. She was diagnosed with severe incompetence of aortic valve & dilated aortic root and ascending aorta of the heart. She was suffering with progressive shortness of breath and chest pain over last year. According to Dr. Sanjay Kumar, this heart condition is deadly and if left untreated it leads to poor quality of life and demise of the patients due to heart failure. He said, “Aortic root replacement consists of replacing valve, sinuses of Valsalva with varying amount of the ascending aorta or combination thereof. This also involves reimplantation of the coronary artery and technically challenging”.

The team of surgeons led by Dr. Sanjay Kumar and comprising of Dr. Dev Biswas and Meghna Banerjee operated the patient. Prof. & Head of the department Dr. R.B Singh led the anesthesia team. Mr Dinesh Maiti, Soumyajit Roy & Akhalesh Maurya were from the Perfusion team. Mr Trivendra Tyagi, Rahul, Chitranjan & Vikas were involved from the operating nursing team.

The Patient recovered well and will be discharged soon from the hospital said Dr. Sanjay Kumar, adding that the procedure is a complex open-heart surgery. He said that the patient has been able to resume her usual routine within 7 days of her surgery. The Procedure like aortic root replacement is an important landmark development as Sir Sunderlal Hospital has become the only hospital in Purvanchal to have this facility. Sir Sunderlal Hospital, BHU caters to the need of a large population from parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh & adjoining state Madhya Pradesh. Having modern facility & high success result of open-heart surgery to cure sick patients is a major boon for the healthcare ecosystem here.

Dr. Kumar said that aortic root replacement including various valve surgeries, coronary artery bypass surgery, redo surgery, congenital cardiac surgery, surgery for aorta & vascular surgery are done on routine basis at the Sir Sunderlal Hospital, BHU.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar and his team had remarkable support from the Hospital and University administration especially from Prof. V.K Shukla Rector BHU, Prof. K.K Gupta, Medical Superintendent Sir Sunderlal Hospital & Prof. S.K Singh, the Director Institute of Medical Sciences BHU.

DREAM OF THE HEART TRANSPLANT IN BHU

Dr. Sanjay Kumar, who has worked in Yale university, School of medicine, Connecticut, USA as aheart transplant surgeon, is keen to start the heart transplant facility in BHU and wants to make SSH, BHU proud centre in UP, India. Dr. Sanjay Kumar who started the regular open heart surgery for first time in SSH BHU in 2009, is playing a consequential role to develop the department of Cardiothoracic surgery.

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