A cardiologist of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, has performed the first rotablation surgery – a minimal invasive operation performed on person whose arteries are heavily calcified — at the hospital.
The operations with the similar technique are performed at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and few private hospitals, but now, it is performed at GMCH-32 as well.
“In elderly patients, calcium gets deposited inside the coronary arteries. In heavily calcified arteries, intervention (placing stents and ballooning) becomes difficult, and such patients needed to undergo bypass surgery,” said Dr Jeet Ram Kashyap, the cardiologist at GMCH-32, who conducted the surgery. Such cases are rare. The doctor said that over 700 coronary angioplasties have been done since January, of which five are of heavily calcified arteries.
The first surgery was performed at the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory on July 6. With the availability of the facility at GMCH-32, now the patients will not have to be dependent upon corporate hospitals for similar procedure.