SP Yadav, a urologist and managing director of Pushpanjali Hospital, is a happy man these days, responding to a list of well wishers who have been congratulating him for his rare achievement — a place in the prestigious Limca Book of Records.
When he treated a patient with gallbladder stone weighing around 1.22 kg last year he didn’t know that the surgery would make him the first Indian doctor to remove a stone of such a size. The surgery was conducted on a 43-year-old man from Rohtak. Even after the surgery, he had no idea about his achievement.
“It was only after a well-wisher compelled me to send an entry for the record book, that I sent it,” said the doctor.
Yadav treats around 100 stone patients every month especially in summer when the number of such cases rises substantially.
“This month I carried out 135 surgeries of stone. Thanks to endoscopic treatment, patients don’t need to get admitted in the hospital for more than a day,” he said, adding that has treated upon 22,000 gallbladder patients so far during his 25 years of career. His business might have suffered due to multispecialty hospitals coming in Gurgaon, yet what sets him apart is the reasonable fee he charges from patients. “We charge only R30,000 for a surgery whereas big hospitals charge anywhere between Rs 80,000 to Rs 2 lakh,” he said.