Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sahyadri opens Heart and Lung Transplant Center

(L-R) Dr Sunil Rao, Group COO  Sahyadri Hospitals, 
Heart Transplant Surgeon Dr Manoj Durairaj and 
Chairman Dr Charudutt Apte


PUNE: Sahyadri Group of Hospitals has opened a state-of-the-art Heart and Lung Transplant Center at its Deccan Super Speciality Unit. A dedicated Heart ​Revival Clinic has also been introduced for management of advanced heart failure/ very poor heart function, using protocol driven and evidence based practices.

The clinic offers advanced diagnostics for heart failure as well as varied treatment options  covering Advanced Medical management including ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation), Device Therapies and Heart Transplants.

The opening of the Heart Transplant Center was announced by leading neurosurgeon and Chairman of Sahyadri Hospitals Dr Charudutt Apte, in the presence of well-known Heart Transplant Surgeon Dr Manoj Durairaj, Dr Sunil Rao, Group COO and Head of Deccan , Nagar Road and Hadapsar Units of Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospitals Dr Ketan Apte.

On this occasion, Dr Charudutt Apte said that Our goal is to seamlessly provide highest quality of patient-centered care so that many more patients can benefit from the modern and well equipped facilities, enormous talent and the multi-skilled resources within our team and interdisciplinary approach.

Sahyadri Hospitals has been a pioneer in organ transplant with its well-equipped transplant centres at three units, one at Deccan, Nagar Road and Nashik each.We currently have facilities for Liver, Pancreas, Cornea & Kidney transplants. Now with the Heart Transplant Center our transplant program will intensify further to touch many lives.

Explaining the concept of Heart ​ ​​Revival Clinic, Dr Manoj Durairaj, said while Congestive heart failure can plague the life of many, some may get reprieve from modern medicine, but for some unfortunate ones when no other options seems to be the possibility, they reach a point where heart transplant is the only option. The state of the art Heart Transplant Center will help give a new lease of life to many.

He added that  heart failure is one of the most prevalent conditions globally and many of them require advanced treatments to survive . Shockingly many succumb due to unavailability of proper treatment at the right time . To address this issue we are opening an ultra-modern Heart ​Revival Clinic which will have advanced diagnostics like Cardiac MRI/ Thallium Scan, Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) , Cardiac Haemodynamic Assessment as well as  well as varied treatment options covering Advanced Medical Management modalities (like ECMO- extra corporeal Membrane Oxygenation), Device Therapies &  Heart Transplant Surgery services.

Commenting on this new development, Dr Ketan Apte said that the key to the our transplant program’s success so far has been our  highly skilled transplant team that includes surgeons, nurses, social workers and many other professionals along with the modern equipment and entire range of facilities.


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