Doctors At Bhubaneswar’s KIMS Saves Young Girl’s Life With Complex Spine Surgery

Bhubaneswar: A teenaged girl from Odisha’s Bhadrak has got a new lease of life thanks to the expertise of doctors at Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) here.

The girl was battling a spinal deformity known as Scoliosis. The abnormal curve in her spine gave it an ‘S-shaped’ appearance, threatening her promising future.

However, her spine was meticulously corrected in a recent complex operation conducted by KIMS Senior Consultant and Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon Dr Jitendra Kumar Rout along with anaesthetist Dr Sanjeev Giri and Dr Rajmohan.

She is now on the path to full recovery, ready to embrace normal life once again — return to studies, play with friends and enjoy life without hindrance.

Claiming it to be a ground-breaking surgery, KIMS said it’s the first time a private hospital in Odisha has performed such a complex procedure.

Dr Rout explained that the spinal deformity the girl suffered from is known as ‘idiopathic scoliosis’–  a condition that typically develops between the ages of 10 and 15. If left untreated, it can lead to severe deformities and significantly impact self-confidence and self-esteem.

Such patients often become targets of ridicule due to their appearance. Correcting the deformity at an early age is crucial, as it becomes more challenging to treat at an advanced age.

The girl’s family visited a number of hospitals for treatment, including AIIMS, but had lost hope until they arrived at KIMS.

After studying the case in detail, the medical team proceeded with the life-changing surgery, which was covered under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) scheme.

Dr Rout, who is secretary of the Spine Society of Odisha, performed the challenging surgery in an four hours.

Success of the surgery was further aided by use of an advanced ‘intraoperative neuro monitoring’ machine, which promptly alerts the doctors to any potential complications during the procedure.

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