July 1, 2019
Bed-bound, 67 years old female couldn’t walk due to severe pain, got treated and discharged the same day
India’s first and only Tessys machine used for spinal endoscopy to avoid blood loss and minimize the treatment time
A 67 years old woman, experiencing severe pain in her left leg was brought to Jaypee Hospital, Noida. Almost unable to walk, the woman had been bed-bound from 6 months and couldn’t even go to the toilet on her own due to excruciating pain and numbness in her left leg. The doctors figured that either an endoscopy or an open spine operation had to be performed on her to get rid of the pain she experienced.
Thanks to the recent cutting-edge inventions, open spine surgery can now be replaced by endoscopy for better & quicker results, which is as effective as the conventional operation with more advantages. The team of doctors headed by Dr. Devashish Sharma, Consultant, Institute of Spine at Jaypee Hospital, Noida, performed spine endoscopy on the patient as opposed to the conventional open spine surgery which involves severe postoperative pain (due to incision of tissues), complete unconsciousness (general anesthesia), blood loss, ICU care and multiple stitches leading to surgical scar. The patient very easily got relief from pain, the same day, in just 45 minutes without having to go through any of the above mentioned problems.
Dr. Devashish Sharma, Consultant, Institute of Spine at Jaypee Hospital, Noida, says, “Nowadays, our modern lifestyles and the ways of working in the corporate world allow sitting in front of a laptop for 6 or more hours continuously. That, along with the lack of exercise is one of the major causes of spinal diseases in young patients. On the other hand, increase in the consumption of junk food has ruined our balanced diet and reduced the intake of proper enriching nutrients. Neck pain (cervical), low back pain (lumbar) are a few of the problems that people experience because of their bad habits. Exercising, Yoga and keeping our day-to-day activities in check shall certainly help in the decrease of such diseases.”
He further added that, “We, at Jaypee Hospital, use the ‘TESSYS’ technology by Joimax for any endoscopic operations. It is one of the most high-tech instruments we use. Manufactured in Germany, Tessys by Joimax is a very reliable and effective healthcare instrument which is the only technology for a successful Spine endoscopy.”
There has been a 60 per cent rise in spinal problems among the youth. According to a survey, every fifth Indian in the age group 20-30 suffers from various types of spinal ailments, which until a decade ago were common among senior citizens only.
About Jaypee Hospital
Jaypee Hospital at Noida is the flagship hospital of the Jaypee Group, which heralds the group’s noble intention to enter the healthcare space. This hospital has been planned and designed as a 1200 bedded tertiary care multi-specialty facility and has commissioned 525 beds in the first phase. The Jaypee Hospital is constructed across a sprawling twenty-five acre campus in Sector 128, Noida which is easily accessible from Delhi, Noida and the Yamuna Expressway.