Age 40 years, foot weight about 45 kg and disease elephant foot; Whose Delhi doctors did a successful operation.
Amit, who was suffering from elephantiasis, before the treatment started, his left leg was 120 cm in roundness and weighed about 45 kg.
Amit Kumar, 40, had given up all hope of getting back to a normal life after contracting elephantiasis from an injury to his left leg about ten years ago. He visited many hospitals and the doctors responded. After this, he was treated at a hospital in Delhi through microsurgical techniques. After microsurgery, multiple reduction surgeries, and non-surgical efforts to reduce the swelling of his left leg, the weight of his leg has now come down to 25 kg from 45 kg earlier. When Amit came to the hospital for the first time, his leg was 120 cm in roundness. Which has reduced to 65 cm, while the feet of a normal person range from 35 to 40 cm in roundness.
In fact, Amit was treated at the Department of Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, Max Hospital, Patparganj, where doctors used highly specialized and superfine microsurgery, Lympho-Venous Anastomosis (LVA), which is one of its kind to cure lymphedema. This is a unique treatment for TB, this problem can be common due to injury or in patients with cancer surgery or filariasis.
10 years ago, this disease was caused due to road accident injury,
doctor Manoj Johar, who treated this disease, told that Amit Kumar had become a victim of a road accident ten years ago and he got the left groin operated on with a crack in the lymph, After which he started developing lymphedema or elephantiasis. Kumar consulted several doctors over the years, but his condition worsened; In which he compromised with mental problems as well as mobility and many daily tasks, then the patient underwent a highly specialized and superfine microsurgery, Lympho-Venous Anastomosis (LVA), which was successful and gave him a new life after undergoing it. He can now walk freely and has resumed his everyday life and is also taking various other treatments to improve. However, with the advent of microsurgical techniques and the development of super-microsurgery, there is new hope for this type of patient.
Talking about lymphedema, Dr. Johar said, “Lymphedema was traditionally treated with debulking, ablative treatments in which large amounts of fat and liquid were removed immediately or eliminated through liposuction On the other hand, these methods are far beyond the physical reach and are often irritating or provide only short-term relief. LVA is newer than them and is now considered one of the gold standard therapies for lymphedema. We are happy to say that we have a specialized team of doctors who are adept at delivering the right treatment using innovative processes in the healthcare domain.”
HOW THE TREATMENT
Dr. Johar led a highly trained team of doctors including Dr. Pradeep K Singh and Dr. Ankur Bhatia, who performed the surgery. Dr. Johar said, “Before the start of the treatment, his left leg was 120 cm in roundness and weighed around 45 kg. We have treated the chronic management with manual lymphatic drainage therapy, triple banding and other methods to get to the optimum status. He was taken for several lympho-venous anastomoses, and the roundness of his leg was reduced from 120 cm to 112 cm, and all portions softened after two months of surgery. Then we prepared for reduction surgery. ki, and after two steps of reduction surgery, the girth is now 65 cm, and the leg weight is now reduced to 25 kg.”
What is lympho-venous anastomosis?
Dr. Pradeep K Singh, Principal Consultant, Department of Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, said, “Lympho-venous anastomosis is a specialized surgery where lymph vessels of 0.1-0.2 mm diameter are observed under a special microscope with special super microsurgery instruments. K is anastomosed with nearby veins, and we bypass blocked lymphatic pathways nearby and lymph flows directly into the venous system.”