Docs remove cricket ball size tumour from man’s kidney through keyhole surgery

Hyderabad, Feb 26 (FN Representative) Doctors at Aware Global Hospitals here on Friday claimed that they have successfully removed a “cricket ball” sized tumour from the right-side kidney of a 55-year-old man, by using Laparoscopic surgical procedure. Performing a keyhole surgery to remove such a large sized tumour from the kidney is an uncommon practice; and was done not to cause major incision and to ensure a speedy recovery of the patient, the hospitals said in a release here.

Kidney tumours and kidney cancers can be cured by removing the entire tumour, and this can be performed through a variety of approaches including a more traditional open incision, or through the advanced laparoscopic surgical procedure. Commenting on the successful conduct of the surgery, Dr.Aman Chandra, Consultant , Urologist, Aware Global Hospitals, along with Dr. Mervin leo, Cluster – ChiefOperating Officer at Glenegals global hospitals Hyderabad Region, who led the procedure said, “there are galaxy of reasons for a victim to develop this tumour. Nephrectomy was performed on this patient (Srinu Babu, native of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh) using keyhole surgery aided by laparoscopic technology.

The patient got discharged on day-three of the procedure, he said the laparoscopic surgery has the advantages of avoiding large open wounds or incisions and thus decreases blood loss, pain, and discomfort. Patients have fewer unwanted effects from analgesia because less analgesia is required, he added.