Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Surgery

Dedicated teams, cost, facilities — why pvt hospitals do over 75% of organ transplants in India

India is third in the world in numbers of solid organ transplants after US & China, with 17,000-18,000 surgeries each year.

Hyderabad’s Dr. Harikiran Chekuri talks about advantages of breast reduction surgery in women

The leading cosmetic surgeon explains why breast reduction surgery helps women with large-sized breasts so that they can live pain-free and active lives.

Mental health checks important before & after bariatric surgery, says Mumbai’s Dr Harsh Sheth

For best outcomes of bariatric surgery, both the patient and medical team should pay heed to counselling, encourage a positive mindset, and do regular follow-ups, he adds.

Amitabh Bachchan hints at undergoing surgery for a medical condition

In a one-line, cryptic message on his personal blog, the 78-year-old actor gave an update to his fans and followers on his health condition.

Govt issues list of surgeries select ayurveda practitioners can perform, draws flak from IMA

AYUSH Ministry Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said the notification does not amount to any policy deviation & is more in the nature of a clarification.

Cancers spread, heart conditions worsen — halt on elective surgeries taking its toll

Elective surgeries are those that can be scheduled in advance but cannot be avoided for a prolonged period. They were put on hold as Covid pandemic kicked in.

Double lung transplant for Covid-19 treatment: US performs surgery in a global ‘first’

The lungs of the patient, who was otherwise healthy and in her 20s, were destroyed by Covid-19. Indian-origin doctor led the surgery in Chicago.

First pacemaker implant on dog helps clear ‘complete heart block’ in cocker spaniel

Khushi, who is seven-and-a-half years old, saw her heart rate drop to 20 beats a minute — against a normal of 60-120 — because of the block.

How I led the team that carried out India’s first hand transplant

When we began the procedure, the atmosphere in the OT was electrifying. The surgery would take at least 14 to 16 hours and for many of us, without a rest.

Indians in their 20s are getting Botox to look like Indians in their 20s

The popularity of cosmetic surgery is seeing younger people opt for Botox, which lessens the appearance of fine lines.

On Camera


Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.