Hyderabad, 15th Sept 2023:A team of highly experienced doctors at Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad achieved a remarkable feat by successfully performing a complex bilateral lung transplant on Mr. ShaikGufran, a 31-year-old patient from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Gufran was facing the challenges of complicated silicosis (a progressive lung disease primarily caused by inhaling silica dust) and had a history of treated NTM (non-tuberculous mycobacterial) infection. This intricate bilateral lung transplantation was carried out by a team of distinguished medical professionals, including Dr. Balasubramoniam K R, a Consultant Robotic and Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeon, and Dr. ChetanRaoVaddepally, a Consultant Interventional and Transplant Pulmonologist, Dr. Manjunath Bale, Consultant Robotic and Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeon, Dr. Vimi Varghese, Consultant Transplant Pulmonologist, Dr. Sricharan G , Transplant Intensivist, Dr.Ravikanth, anaesthesiologist and Dr.Vikram Naidu anaesthesiologists.
Despite effective treatment for his NTM infection, Mr. ShaikGufranstill bore the permanent scars it had left on his lungs, further complicating his condition. These lingering effects added to his struggles, eventually requiring him to rely on constant oxygen support to sustain his life as his health deteriorated.
Following a thorough evaluation, the dedicated medical team at Yashoda Hospitals made the critical decision to proceed with a life-saving double lung transplant as soon as a suitable donor became available. The surgical procedure was carried out with great success, and the transplanted lungs gradually regained full functionality.
Mr.Gufran was discharged from the hospital, no longer reliant on oxygen assistance. This remarkable journey reflects the incredible dedication and expertise of the medical team at Yashoda Hospitals in restoring a better quality of life for their patients.
Commenting on the case, Dr.ChetanRaoVaddepally, Consultant Interventional and Transplant Pulmonologist, Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad, said, “Performing this complex surgery is an example of the exemplary skill of our transplant team and the life-extending benefits of transplant surgery. Mr.ShaikGufran is responding well to a bilateral lung transplant. Lung transplants in India have picked up in recent years. Several patients with end-stage lung disease can be saved with lung transplants.”
Dr.Balasubramoniam K. R., Consultant Robotic and Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeon, Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad, added, “the surgical challenge in this patient was to remove the diseased rock like lungs which was plastered in the chest cavity and to the heart . It was amazing to see him recover so fast and leave hospital without oxygen support by 2 weeks after a major surgery . Lung transplantation can improve the quality of life of patients with end stage respiratory failure.”