Chennai, 28th August 2019: Fortis Malar Hospital successfully performed three organ transplants within a time frame of thirteen hours. This feat was achieved by the team of doctors led by Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Malar Hospital and Dr. Suresh Rao KG, Head of Department, Critical Care & Cardiac Anaesthesia, Fortis Malar Hospital. A 61-year-old man from Rajasthan who was suffering Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and a 13-year-old girl from Chennai who was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension underwent heart and bilateral lung transplant respectively. The 28-year-old female from Guntur with dilated cardiomyopathy underwent a heart transplant.
All the three recipients underwent the transplant surgery in a time span of 13 hours starting from 8:50PM to 10:00AM the next day with each surgery taking around 4 hours. The long night started with dual lungs from Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta, Road reaching Fortis Malar at 8:50PM. Post receiving the organ, the first organ transplant surgery started immediately and was completed by 1:00AM. The second organ which was a heart from a private hospital in Chennai reached Fortis Malar at 5:50AM for which the surgery was completed by 9:00AM. The third organ which was a heart came from Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta, Road and reached Fortis Malar at 7:30 AM. The third heart transplant surgery was completed by 10:00 AM.
This challenging feat was executed brilliantly by the team of doctors along with the Fortis Malar transplant team who meticulously planned the entire operation. The organ transplants were successfully performed and the recipients are stable and responding well.
About Fortis Healthcare Limited: Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai and Sri Lanka with 43 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 9,000 potential beds and over 400 diagnostics centres.
About Fortis Malar Hospital: Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopaedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital. The hospital’ Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, successfully performing many complicated deliveries and surgeries. They are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit.