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BHRC to set up multi-utility EUS

FOR THE first time in Central India, the Bhandari Hospital and Research Centre (BHRC) in the City is installing a multi-utility world class Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) machine which will be helpful in diagnosing abdominal disorders right from oesophagus to the rectum and particularly in determining the stages of cancer.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2006 14:37 IST

FOR THE first time in Central India, the Bhandari Hospital and Research Centre (BHRC) in the City is installing a multi-utility world class Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) machine which will be helpful in diagnosing abdominal disorders right from oesophagus to the rectum and particularly in determining the stages of cancer.

Renowned gastro-enterologist and laparoscopic surgeon Padamshree Dr Nageshwar Reddy of Hyderabad will dedicate the machine at BHRC on Republic Day.

BHRC chairman Dr Vinod Bhandari in a press release said that the EUS machine would be beneficial in diagnosing abdominal disorders at a very early stage.

Though EUS machines are common in foreign countries, in India it is something new and the machines are available in metro cites only. In central India, it will be the first such machine which will be of vital importance in diagnosing serious diseases like cancer of stomach, pancreas, intestine, rectum and other internal organs, Dr Bhandari said.

With the installation of this EUS machine, it has become possible not only to diagnose these disorders at an early stage but also to treat them through minimally invasive techniques of laparoscopic surgery.

Laparoscopic ultrasound is much better than CT Scan particularly in the diagnosis of abdominal disorders, right from oesophagus to the rectum and particularly in determining the stages of cancer. It can also be used in management of gall bladder stones, renal stones and chronic pancreatitis, Dr Bhandari said.

Dr Bhandari said that the BHRC is organising a week-long workshop from January 26 on laparoscopic surgery (minimal access surgery) and endoscopic ultrasonography wherein Dr Nageshwar Reddy, Dr Vinay Dheer from Mumbai, Dr Vijay Aggarwal from Surat and Dr Shashank Shah from Pune will enlighten the delegates comprising of gastro-enterologists, surgeons, physicians, post-graduate students and interns.

They will also perform live surgery and demonstrate on the endoscopic ultrasound machine in the workshop.