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Rela Hospital performs  life giving surgery

Rela Hospital performs life giving surgery

A team of expert doctors from Rela Hospital successfully performed a complex double lung transplant on a 42-year-old Mrs. Dimpal Shah, a Gujarati Woman suffering from interstitial lung disease (ILD). 

Mrs. Dimpal Shah's life had been overshadowed by interstitial lung disease. Mrs. Shah and her family sought treatment at Chennai’s Rela Hospital.

After the evaluation, the team of doctors decided to do a bilateral lung transplant. Thankfully, a pair of healthy lungs from a nineteen-year-old female donor,  giving Mrs. Shah a new lease on life. 

Prof. Mohamed Rela, Chairman and Managing Director, Rela Hospital, stated, "It is important to maintain a clean environment. Individuals exposed to bird droppings, dust, and feathers over many years can cause irreversible lung damage, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and chronic respiratory failure.  " 

Dr R. Mohan, Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead - Heart and Lung Transplantation said "Mrs. Shah's condition had reached a critical point where conventional treatments were no longer effective making her case urgent."

Dr. Sharanya Kumar, who managed anaesthesia and critical care, stated, "Due to the nature of Mrs. Shah's condition, finding a donor with matching lungs was a challenge, resulting in an eight-month wait for a suitable donor."

Mrs. Dimpal Shah expressed her gratitude, adding, "I'm grateful for this second lease of life. I'm looking forward to living a near-normal life after I've fully recovered."