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Two Infants with Renal Calculi Successfully Treated at GMC Srinagar

May 22, 2024
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Srinagar, 22nd May 2024 — In a landmark medical achievement, the Department of Urology and the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care at the Super Speciality Hospital, Government Medical College Srinagar, have successfully treated two 7 & 8-month-old infants with renal calculi using Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL). This groundbreaking procedure marks the first time such young patient’s have undergone ESWL for a 10mm/12mm renal stone’s at our institution.

The infant’s, diagnosed with a significant 10 mm and 12mm renal calculus, faced potential complications that could have severely impacted kidney function and overall health. Traditional surgical approaches posed considerable risks given the patient’s age and size.

However, the multidisciplinary team of experts at our hospital opted for the minimally invasive ESWL procedure, which uses high-energy shock waves to break the kidney stone into smaller, passable fragments. Prof. (Dr) Syed Sajjad Nazir Head of the Department of Urology, led the urology team in this delicate procedure. “This successful treatment underscores our commitment to providing cutting-edge, patient-centered care. The ESWL procedure offers a safer alternative to conventional surgery, particularly for our youngest and most vulnerable patients,” “We are proud to have achieved such a milestone in pediatric urological care.”

Prof. (Dr) Hina Bashir Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, ensured the infant’s safety and comfort throughout the procedure. “Administering anesthesia to such a young patient presents unique challenges, but our team’s expertise and meticulous planning were key to the successful outcome,” Dr. Nusrat Jehan, Dr. Mubashir and Dr. Baby Shahnaz Jeelani from Anesthesia Department explained. that “Our collaborative approach with the urology department was crucial in managing these case’s effectively.” Dr Tanveer Iqbal (Associate Professor Urology) said that the procedure’s were completed without complications, and the infant’s were discharge after one day.

This success not only highlights the advanced capabilities of the Super Speciality Hospital at Government Medical College Srinagar but also opens new avenues for treating pediatric patients with renal calculi in calculli. Prof. (Dr) Iffat Hassan Shah, Principal of Government Medical College Srinagar, commented on the significance of this achievement.

“This is a remarkable advancement for our institution and for pediatric healthcare in the region. It demonstrates our hospital’s capacity to handle complex and rare cases with innovative solutions. We are committed to continuing our mission of delivering exceptional medical care to all patients, regardless of age.”

The Medical Superintendent of SSH, Dr. Jahangir Bakshi said that This pioneering treatment at Government Medical College Srinagar’s Super Speciality Hospital exemplifies the hospital’s dedication to excellence and innovation in medical care, setting a new standard for pediatric urology.
The Super Speciality Hospital at Government Medical College Srinagar is a leading healthcare institution dedicated to providing top-tier medical services across various specialties. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by highly skilled medical professionals, the hospital is committed to advancing medical care and improving patient outcomes.

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  1. The department has all facilities for stone disease of any age with minimally invasive procedures.

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