A 6 month old baby from Iraq suffering from congenital UreteroPelvic Junction obstruction was successfully treated by Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. The team that carried out the procedure was headed by Dr. Vikram Sharma, Director – Urology and Head Robotic Urology. UPJ obstruction is a rare genetic disorder, occurring in 1 in 2000. Newborns and babies with this condition are at a risk of rapid kidney deterioration and failure. The patient was in constant pain due to the obstructed kidney and had been crying incessantly since birth. The surgery was performed via 3 tiny incisions – one 5mm camera port and two 3mm instrument ports giving a combined incision length of 1.1cm – less than half an inch. The baby made a remarkable recovery and the mother was ecstatic. She said it was the first time she had seen her child smiling since he was born.

Article Source: https://www.fmri.in/medical-bulletin/Fortis-Memorial-Research-Institute-collaborates-with-IIT-Delhi-for-research-work

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