In a stunning display of medical expertise and skill, MGM Healthcare in Chennai has performed a miraculous brain surgery on a day-old newborn, rescuing the child from a life-threatening situation. Dr. L.S. Harishchandra, a specialist in pediatric, epilepsy, and movement disorder surgery, led the team that performed the intricate two-step surgical procedure to remove a massive blood clot from the infant’s brain.
The infant was rushed to MGM Healthcare’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with symptoms of drowsiness and a refusal to feed. An MRI revealed a blood clot compressing the brain stem, hindering the normal flow of fluid in the brain, and putting the baby’s life in danger.
The brain stem controls vital functions such as breathing, heartbeat, and consciousness. When this part of the brain is compressed, it can have serious consequences. The only way to save the baby was to remove the clot, and that’s precisely what Dr. Harishchandra and his team did.
Performing surgery on a newborn is a complex and challenging task that requires a high level of expertise and precision. Dr. Harishchandra and his team worked for five hours, carefully navigating the intricate web of the infant’s brain to remove the clot successfully.
After the surgery, the baby received excellent care from the Neonatal team, which was critical to the infant’s recovery. Thanks to timely intervention and meticulous neonatal post-operative care, the baby is now a few months old and thriving, reaching all of its developmental milestones.
Dr. Harishchandra revealed that there have been only about 100 such cases reported worldwide, making this a rare and significant achievement for MGM Healthcare. With its advanced infrastructure and the strong support of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, MGM Healthcare is at the forefront of providing quality healthcare services to patients in need.
This successful surgery is a testament to the skill and dedication of MGM Healthcare’s medical staff and showcases the hospital’s unwavering commitment to saving lives. The miracle at MGM Healthcare has given a new lease of life to a precious newborn and brought hope to countless families facing similar challenges.