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A Complex Angioplasty, Stenting of Blocked Aorta in Abdomen Done to Yemen Woman by JIVAS doctors in Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bangalore


November 11, 2014 - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

A team of doctors, led by Dr. K.R. Suresh at Jain Institute of Vascular Science (JIVAS) A Unit of Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bangalore, successfully performed a minimally invasive endovascular procedure i.e. angioplasty and stenting of the blocked aorta in the abdomen and to both legs. This was performed with small incisions in both the thighs and from left arm. Now, the 59 year old patient Mrs. Rawia Saleh Abdulhaedh, from Yemen (A country in Middle East), is discharged and walking with specialized footwear.

Dr. Suresh and his team at JIVAS performed the surgery successfully and saved the Yemen lady’s legs from being amputated.

Mrs. Rawia developed gangrene of toes of right foot (leg attack) about 4 months ago. She underwent a procedure called “cross over bypass” at Yemen which did not function and her right foot became progressively worse and a major amputation of the leg was suggested. Also the toes of her left foot also started turning blue. She came to Jain Institute of Vascular Science (JIVAS), a Unit of Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bangalore, in September for further treatment to save her from amputation of both the legs.

When Mrs. Rawia arrived at JIVAS, she was noted to be diabetic. Her blood was extremely thinned out from blood thinners and she also had kidney failure. In fact, she was quite critical from prolonged illness. All the toes of her right foot were gangrenous and severely infected. She also had ulcers on the left leg. She needed intensive therapy to correct her problems and then an MR angiogram revealed that the bypass done in the leg at Yemen was completely blocked. The aorta (the largest blood vessel in the body) inside her abdomen was partially blocked and also the blood vessel to the right leg was completely blocked. Her heart was also weak and because of her multiple problems, a bypass procedure for this blockage of the leg arteries could not be done, since this is a very major surgical procedure and she may not have tolerated it.

Hence, doctors at JIVAS performed minimally invasive endovascular procedure i.e. angioplasty and stenting of the blocked aorta in the abdomen and to both legs. This was performed by Dr. Suresh and team with small incisions in both the thighs and from left arm. She needed prolonged ICU care and had an excellent result from the above procedure, though she lost all the toes in her right foot. The wound is healing with specialized vacuum dressings and from newer method of skin grafting. She is now discharged, walking with specialized footwear and waiting for her wound to completely heal before returning to Yemen.
 
About JIVAS

 (JIVAS), A Unit of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital is a premier Vascular Institute in Bangalore providing treatments for several Vascular diseases. Several other Vascular procedures are routinely conducted and some of them are as follows:
   
JIVAS performs numerous Endovascular Procedures for varied lesions and pathologies involving arteries and veins in different systems including upper and lower limbs, thoracic and abdominal aorta, mesenteric vessels, and hepatic / portal venous system, aneurysms of aorta and peripheral arteries. With advancement of ‘cutting edge technology’, increasing numbers of vascular diseases will be under the realm of Endovascular Jain Institute of Vascular Sciences Therapies.
 
JIVAS Facilities are amongst the best for Treatment of Vascular Disorders. Complementing the facilities is the excellent Vascular Surgery Team headed by 
Dr. K.R. Suresh, a vascular Surgeon based in Bangalore and backed by an excellent Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory.

Photo caption: Dr. K. R. Suresh - head JIVAS & chief vascular surgeon

Source: Business Wire India

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