Archive for the ‘Narayana Hrudayalaya’ Category

Cervical cancer has more rural victims

September 19, 2011

For every one lakh women in the state, 20 are diagnosed with cervical cancer. The figures may not be shocking but doctors are seeing a pattern in the dreaded disease — rural women are more prone than their urban counterparts. Cervical cancer — a type of cancer which occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix (lower part of the uterus) — hits women in the age group of late 20s to early 40s.

“Hygiene factor and lifestyle are two key reasons behind rural women being more vulnerable to this form of the ailment. Good news is that rate of cervical cancer is slowly going down in India,” says Dr Moni Kurikose, director of surgical oncology, at the Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center. Read more…


Health meet raises crucial queries

August 22, 2011

Association of IT Dealers (AIT) organised AIT Health Day with the theme ‘Health is the Real Wealth’ in association with Narayana Hrudayalaya at Mazumdar- Shaw Cancer Center, Narayana Health City.Dr Satish Kumar, endocrinologist gave an insight into the various aspects of diabetes and how to control it, briefly touching upon the different hormones and their functions.

Dr Moni Abraham Kuriakose, oncologist, spoke about how cancer is caused and the different types of cancers. He also spoke about the factors which are under our control to ward off cancers. Dr Vijeendran, physiotherapist, gave an interesting presentation on fitness and stress management. With slides, he brought out in a vivid manner how lifestyles have brought about lack of fitness, and also made all the attendees do some simple exercises to release stress. Dr Sanjay Mehrotra spoke about the heart and the factors which affect heart functioning. He stressed on weight reduction, especially paunch reduction, as an important factor in reducing risk of heart disease. He explained in great detail why Indians are more prone to diabetes and heart diseases, which was an eye opener for all.

The well-known heart surgeon Dr Devi Shetty took the crowd through a presentation on the status of health in India and the requirement of doctors which is in dearth in our country and providing medical facilities to the poor and needy, and also insurance programs. Read more…

Bangalore opens the doors to Healthex 2011

August 5, 2011

Healthex 2011 will enable major hospitals and healthcare organizations to meet the potential business visitors who are looking for medical and surgical services in India.
The second edition of India’s comprehensive exhibition onMedical, Surgical & Diagnostic equipments, Technology, Materials, Supplies and allied services had a grand opening with a high-profile inauguration ceremony graced by several luminaries from the government and the healthcare industry.
The inaugural ceremony was preceded by a special presentation on – “New Art of the 21st Century: Creating New Faces and Fashioning New Personalities” by Dr. Paul C Salins Medical Director & Vice President – Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center & Narayana Hrudayalaya Multi Speciality Hospital. This was followed by a CEO Roundtable session on “Healthcare Infrastructure in India – The Way Forward.” Read more…

Corporate hospitals foraying into medical aesthetics

July 28, 2011

Factors driving the momentum for the medical aesthetics segment are easy acceptability, affordability and urge to look good as it increases the self-esteem,” Vij said. Shetty said medical aesthetics offered by corporate hospitals ensure services of fully trained and qualified medical doctors and cut down risk of botched up results by untrained or unqualified staff. Taking into consideration that these clients do not want to be treated as patients,  Narayana Hrudayalaya have set up clinics or first contact points, where clients can walk in and wait in a comfortable lounge, sans the usual smell or discomfort of waiting in a hospital complex. “We work in partnership with clients to understand their needs and create a personalised treatment programme that delivers best possible results. At the initial consultation, we discuss all aspects of the procedure, including benefits, possible risks, and costs,” Shetty said. After initial counselling, treatment is decided and mainly conducted in a non-hospital ambience. But in case of any medical issue, they are referred to the hospital, where again they are treated as non-patients and privacy given importance. Demand for medical aesthetics is roughly split between 60 per cent women, mainly in 15 to 30 age group category and 40 per cent men in the mainly above 40 category. An international survey by International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked India fourth with 8,94,700 surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2010, thus accounting for 5.2 per cent of all procedures done worldwide. India’s rise to being fourth biggest cosmetic surgery and cosmetic medicine market from almost nowhere in the last 7-8 years has been remarkable and this trend is likely to continue at a much faster pace in future. Read more…

Iraq girl heads home with new lease of life

July 4, 2011

Five-year-old Iraqi girl Marwah Riyadh, who underwent free heart surgery at Narayana Hrudayalaya, is all set to return to her home country on Sunday.

Hailing from a poor family in the Babil region of Iraq, Marwah underwent surgery in the third week of June.

Marwah’s father Riyadh Haseen, who is a clerk, told Deccan Herald that India and its doctors have given his child a second life.

“I  had no options to get  my daughter treated, and even if I did, I had no money,” he said.

Speaking to reporters, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, chairman of the Narayana Hrudayalaya, said Marwah was well on the way to a full recovery.

“We have given an assurance that we will perform 10 to 15 free heart operations for needy children from Iraq. The first operation was conducted on Ameer Luaia, an 8-year-old boy from Karbala, in May 2011. He has returned and is doing fine”, he said.

“The administration of Karbala, in co-ordination with Mr Aga Sultan, is in the process of identifying children with heart conditions below the age of 10 and they are being offered treatment free of cost”, he said.

“The rest of the children are expected to be operated upon in August. Narayana Hrudayalaya is also planning to open a tele-medicine center in Iraq”, he added.

“It all started,” he recalled, “in 2005 when Mr Aga Sultan, former syndicate member of Bangalore University and VTU and former member, AICTE (SWRC), visited Iraq. He was appalled by the lack of super-speciality medical facilities. On his return, he requested our help.”

“A delegation from the management of the Holy Shrine in Karbala, Iraq, visited the city and met me with a formal request to assist the patients from Iraq. Since then, a large number of patients are being treated successfully at Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City, on an economical package. All the patients are fine and they are very happy with the facilities and satisfied about the care they were given during their stay in the hospital,” Dr Shetty said. Read more…

World class health city’s gift of life to millions

July 1, 2011

Taken from Times of India 4th page (01/06/2011).
It is every doctor’s mission to create a healthy and happy society. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty’s aim was to make a quality healthcare accessible and affordable to all and Narayana Hrudayalaya health city had indeed been successful model for the world. Read more…

Slovenia wants to replicate Health City

June 17, 2011

Medical expertise from the city is sure making a global impact. In a latest, the Health City in Bangalore will provide expertise and technical support to Slovenia to develop a similar model there.

As a precursor to this, Slovenian Prime MinisterBorut Pahor, along with health minister and a delegation of 40 officials, visited Narayana Hrudayalaya on Thursday. The idea was to approach Narayana Hrudayalaya chairman and cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty to help them create low-cost health infrastructure in Slovenia. This, they said, could help people from across Europe avail the services.

Once a formal invitation is sent from the government of Slovenia, Dr Shetty and his team will travel to that country to get the job done. Read more…

Kanara Entrepreneurs to Organize Talk on Cancer by Dr Anthony Pais

June 16, 2011

Kanara Entrepreneurs (KE) will organize a network meeting on Friday June 17 at 6:30 pm at The Grand Magrath Hotel, Magrath road, Bangalore.

Dr Anthony V Pais, who turned 54 last October, is an MBBS,  MS in general surgery from Kasturba Medical College. He was awarded FICS in Surgical Oncology in 2000 based on his surgical oncology experience by the International College of Surgeons, Washington DC, USA.

He has over 27 years of experience, of which he has spent 21 years as a surgical oncologist with Tata Memorial Hospital, KIDWAI Memorial Institute of Oncology, Manipal Hospital, St John’s National Academy of Medical Sciences and King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, KSA.

At present, he is a senior consultant – breast oncology unit, head of the department of surgery-academic affairs, Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City, Bangalore.

He has conducted several cancer detection camps for the underprivileged and for BBMP workers, throughout Karnataka. Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center is the only center in Karnataka recognized by the government of Tamil Nadu for cancer treatment under the Kalaignar Scheme. About 60% of his patients are below poverty line. Under his guidance and direction, they have done the maximum number of breast cancer resections with immediate micro vascular reconstructions in India (state of the art surgery done in the US) for the poorest of the poor.

He is the convener and examiner for MBBS course to Bangalore University; MGR University, Madras; and is also an examiner for MS to Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Kasturba Medical College, MAHE Deemed University. He is a professor and a member of various oncology associations.

He has published over 14 papers and has 16 presentations to his credit. He has delivered 44 lectures at various hospitals and centers. Read more…

Our Team with Narayana Hrudayalaya Dr Devishetty

June 4, 2011

Narayana Hrudayalaya – LVAD – Artificial Heart

May 25, 2011