Suffering with cervical spinal stenosis, 175 kg patient from Australia undergoes advanced minimally invasive robotic surgery at the CK Birla Hospital®
CK Birla Hospital® has once again showcased its dedication to world-class healthcare by successfully treating a 33-year-old Australian patient who had been living with cervical spinal stenosis for two years. The patient, who could not walk more than 50 steps without the aid of two crutches, suffered from extreme pain in his right leg and numbness in both feet. Initially misdiagnosed in Australia and advised to undergo lumbar spine surgery, he found hope and an accurate diagnosis at CK Birla Hospital® with the help of Dr. Ashwani Maichand and his expert team.
Dr. Maichand, Director of the Department of Orthopaedics at CK Birla Hospital®, led the team that diagnosed the patient with cervical spinal stenosis, a condition characterized by a narrow space within the backbone. They proposed a different approach: cervical spine surgery using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and advanced robotic technology, instead of the initially recommended lumbar spine surgery.
The high-risk surgery had potential complications, such as paralysis, loss of bowel and bladder control, and the inability to walk or stand. However, the team at CK Birla Hospital® used a diamond tip neurosurgical burr to ensure precision and accuracy during the procedure, leading to a successful outcome.
The patient’s recovery was remarkable, with no need for blood transfusions or an ICU stay. Within two days of the surgery, he was able to climb stairs without any neuro weakness and reported a 50% reduction in numbness in his feet. He expressed his appreciation for the expert care he received at CK Birla Hospital® and praised Dr. Maichand and the advanced robotic technology that enabled the minimally invasive procedure, leading to his recovery.
CK Birla Hospital® remains committed to achieving global healthcare standards by incorporating cutting-edge medical innovations and techniques. Mr. Vipul Jain, Chief Business Officer, and Mr. Amit Sharma, Unit Head of CK Birla Hospital® Delhi, emphasized the hospital’s focus on providing patient-centric and clinically reliable care through the use of medically advanced treatments, ensuring positive patient outcomes in cases like these.