Nagpur: In a surgical camp at Hemalkasa (Gadchiroli) organized by Rotary Club of Nagpur, a team of city doctors has removed an ovarian cyst weighing 30kg in a complex surgery performed on a 50-year-old tribal woman.
The surgery was conducted by Dr Raju Wilkinson and team at Lok Biradari Prakalp Hospital, Hemalkasa, which has been set up by Dr Prakash Amte.
Operating surgeon Dr Raju Wilkinson told TOI, “The sonography was performed on Friday, and the patient was operated upon on Saturday. It wasn’t an ordinary cyst, as we had to drain 20 liters of fluid from it. It weighed 9kg when we finally took it out.”
The doctor also added that the patient will have to be kept in hospital for seven days.
A team of 60 medical personnel from the Rotary Club including senior surgeons, gynaecologists, plastic surgeons, pediatrics and ENT surgeons, anaesthetists, ophthalmologists, radiologists and pathologists has conducted surgeries for the tribal’s staying in villages of Bhamragad district.
The team has successfully completed 70 major surgeries including cases of plastic surgery of burn contracture, cleft lip corrective surgeries, paediatric congenital hernia cases etc. Out of 70 surgeries 20 were paediatric cases.In addition to the 70 surgeries, 93 cataract corrective surgeries were also completed.
Dr Anne Wilkinson, one of the organizers, said, “From the last three months, Rotary was preparing for the camp. The hospital sent a list of patients needing surgeries. Accordingly, Rotary prepared a list of doctors based on the type of surgeries.”