Global Hospitals, Lakdi ka pul, Hyderabad: 27 December’2011: Global Hospitals Group - one of India’s largest hospitals group with world-class tertiary care facilities, today announced the launch of India’s first dedicated “Centre for Minimal Access Cardiac Surgeries” at its Lakdi ka pul Hospital. The dedicated Centre was launched by the Honorable Health Minister for the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. D L Ravindra Reddy in the presence of Dr. K Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director, Global Hospitals Group. Minimal Access Cardiac Surgeries for heart bypass, valve repair & replacement and correction of congenital heart defects was pioneered by Global Hospitals in Andhra Pradesh. The procedure immensely benefits patients with multiple advantages over traditional cardiac surgery, such as no-cutting of chest bones, small incision of only 5-6 cms on side of the chest, low risk of infections, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, and low risk of keloids of the scar.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director, Global Hospitals Group said, “Global Hospitals has always been in the forefront when it comes to delivering exceptional patient care with innovative clinical procedures. The launch of India’s first dedicated Centre for Minimal Access Cardiac Surgeries is yet another pioneering initiatives from us. Patients advised heart surgery can meet our specialists and understand the benefits of minimal access surgery”.
The Chief Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon said, “The Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery procedure is internationally recognized as one of best ways to ensure patients suffer the least from surgery and recover faster and lead a normal life. It is heartening for me to see that at Global Hospitals, in a short span of time, we have performed over 150 minimal access surgeries and witness patients leading normal healthy lives. We are also training surgeons nationally & internationally so that more and more patients can get the benefit of minimal access surgery. At the dedicated Centre we will also focus on further improvising the minimal access procedures to make them the preferred standard procedure for some of the heart problems.