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Two Consecutive Bilateral Lung Transplants in a week: BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals

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BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, known for their robust multi-organ transplant programme, has successfully completed two consecutive bilateral lung transplants saving the lives of two senior citizens. The first patient, 61 year old, Suresh Babu, a native of Kerala and the second patient, Jayanth Kumar Shah, a 62 year old from Madhya Pradesh were operated on in the span of a week. The surgery was performed by a team of experts led by Dr Sandeep Attawar, Program Director and Chair, Cardiac Surgeries and Thoracic Organ Transplant at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals in Bengaluru. The patients were suffering from an advanced interstitial lung disease for a prolonged period and were in need of a lung transplant.

On July 5, the hospital performed their first bilateral lung transplant on Suresh Babu who was in a critical condition and consulting with doctors at Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Chennai. He was on oxygen support 24/7 requiring 15 litres per minute. He was completely bed bound. As his condition further deteriorated, he was admitted to the ICU for non-invasive ventilator support. It is at this juncture, that they received an alert for organ donation in Mysore. The organ was transported from Mysore to Bengaluru (distance of 150 kms); …

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