Pune, 27th December 2023: – In a remarkable medical triumph, DPU Private Super Specialty Hospital in Pune achieved a significant breakthrough by effectively excising a malignant 25cm tumor from the leg of a 50-year-old individual, preserving both the patient’s life and limb.
Raghunath Gawde, an auto-rickshaw driver from Pune, discovered a lump on his left leg, causing persistent discomfort during movement and a noticeable swelling. Admitted to the hospital on 9th November 2023, he revealed enduring six months of distress before seeking medical assistance, only escalating when it began impeding his daily routine. Diagnosed as a cancerous growth, doctors expressed concerns regarding the likelihood of leg amputation due to the tumor’s encroachment on vital nerves, substantially reducing chances of limb preservation.
Under the proficient hands of Dr. Prashant Chandra, Consultant Onco Surgeon, and Dr. Samir Gupta, Head of Department Surgical Oncology, the surgery on 10th November 2023 proved to be an intricate endeavor. The primary aim was safeguarding the nerve critical for leg muscle function while excising the massive tumor. The complexity of the task was evident as the surgeons spent around two hours out of the three and a half-hour procedure meticulously seeking the displaced nerve amidst the expansive tumor mass.
Post-surgery, the patient exhibited a successful recovery, regaining mobility and was discharged after a week-long hospital stay.
Dr. P.D. Patil, Chancellor of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, emphasized the institution’s commitment to revolutionizing healthcare by prioritizing patient-centric approaches and integrating cutting-edge infrastructure to handle severe medical complexities.
Dr. Bhagyashree P. Patil, Pro-Chancellor, echoed this sentiment, expressing dedication to fortifying Pune’s healthcare infrastructure to attract global recognition for medical tourism while acknowledging and lauding the medical team’s efforts.
Dr. Yashraj Patil, Trustee & Treasurer, extended gratitude to the patient’s family for their trust and commended the hospital’s endeavor in offering comprehensive healthcare solutions.
Dr. Manisha Karmarkar, CEO of DPU Private Super Speciality Hospital, reiterated the institution’s unwavering commitment to delivering advanced healthcare facilities, emphasizing quality, and safety.
Speaking on the surgical intricacies, Dr. Prashant Chandra highlighted the criticality of the procedure owing to the tumor’s extensive coverage, emphasizing the potential consequences of any error.
Dr. Samir Gupta emphasized the necessity of advanced healthcare infrastructure in addressing such intricate cases, acknowledging the hospital’s pivotal role in facilitating such high-precision surgeries.