Udaipur: Geetanjali Medical College & Hosptial’s Oncology Surgeons Dr. Ashish Jakhetiya & Dr. Arun Pandey have successfully performed the first Right Upper Lobectomy (surgery for cancer of lungs) recently. The surgery was done on a 55 years old male hailing from local district, who was suffering from third stage cancer of the right lung which was initially treated with four doses of neo adjuvant chemotherapy. A lobectomy allows you to take the entire lobe and all the lymph nodes that drain that lobe. The lobe containing the tumor was removed. It was performed as an open surgery, with an incision in the chest. This has been claimed as the first successful surgery for lung cancer in Southern Rajasthan. In most of cancer centers, the lung cancer is mostly treated with either chemotherapy or radio therapy because of lack of expertise to perform the surgery. But, the team of experienced onco surgeons of Geetanjali Cancer Center made it possible.
The team of doctors involving the two onco surgeons also included anesthetist Dr. Naveen Patidar who provided with single lung ventilation using double lumen endotracheal tube. As the inflation of lung during ventilation interrupts during the surgery, single lung ventilation was used.
“The surgery lasted five hours in which along with the lobe containing the tumor was removed. Since, the cancer was spread over in right upper lobe covering the chest wall and starting ribs, so they were also removed in this surgery. In the same span time the chest wall was reconstructed and more than 60% of right lung was preserved. The remaining upper side of right lung was also filled with mesh. Due to this procedure only the affected part of lung was removed and not the entire lung. Faster recovery and mobilization of the patient helped him to resume back to his normal daily routine life in lesser time”, said Dr. Ashish & Dr. Arun.
The patient Hugma, 55 years old male, reported with symptoms of cough and chest pain. On consultation & further scans and a biopsy, fourth stage cancer in the right lung was confirmed. The size of tumor was as large as a grape measuring 7 x 7 centimeters. The patient recovered well and has resumed back to his normal routine life. The patient was treated free under the flagship scheme of Rajasthan Government’s Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana (BSBY).