A 48-year-old patient suffering from advanced tuberculosis of the Urinary Tract underwent laparoscopic reconstruction of a shrunken bladder and left ureter
Fortis Hospital, Kolkata successfully conducted India’s first Laparoscopic reconstruction of the kidney tube (Ureter) and Urinary bladder (Laparoscopic augmentation cystoplastywith ileal ureter replacement) on a patient with advanced tuberculosis (TB) of the urinary tract. Dr. R. K. Gopalakrishna, Laparoscopic Urosurgeon, Fortis Kolkata along with his team performed an extremely critical and challenging surgery on a 48-year-old patient. As per the available medical records, this is the first of its kind surgery performed in India.
According to Dr. R.K.Gopalakrishna, Laparoscopic Urosurgeon, Fortis Kolkata, Anandapur, “patient is well now. Generally, there are risks involved in open surgery – pain due to large incisions, slower recovery and the chances of hernia post-operatively. Laparoscopic surgery is identical to robotic surgery but much lessexpensive.