Hyderabad: Doctors at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Secunderabad, successfully performed three double-lung transplant surgeries on three recipients in a span of 24 hours, according to a press release.
The three double-lung transplants were performed by Chief Transplant Surgeon Dr Sandeep Attawar and his team. The three patients operated over the past 24 hours were at an advanced stage of lung failure and were waiting for donor lungs since many months.
While the first set of lungs were harvested from a brain dead person in Hyderabad, the second pair of donor lungs was harvested at a hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and were transported to the city on a chartered aircraft. Both these were done in the second half on Wednesday (November 24), and the third pair of lungs was harvested in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday morning and transported to Hyderabad in a flight.
Dr Sandeep Attawar said, “A team of 12 specialist doctors ably supported by nursing staff made a highly coordinated effort and ensured the harvested lungs were transported and transplanted within 6 to 8 hours timeframe.” Dr Vijil Rahulan, Dr Prabhat Dutta and Dr Srinivas were part of the team that conducted the transplants.
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