Table In The Operating Theatre Of The Indo-American Hospital At Chemmanakary

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updated:July 09,2017 16:00 IST


New Delhi:K Balan lies on a table in the working performance center of the Indo-American Hospital at Chemmanakary, 25 km far from Kochi. Dr. C Anu Thomas, senior expert neuro-specialist, plans to discharge a packed nerve in the fifth vertebrae. For a little while, the 38-year-old Balan had been out of commission as he was experiencing intense torment. Before going to the doctor’s facility, he had attempted Allopathy and also Ayurveda, however the impact was brief.

“This is a routine negligibly obtrusive surgery,” says Thomas. Be that as it may, there is one distinction. Balan is lying on the Allen Advance Table. This table has been foreign from USA and it costs `1 crore.

The upside of this table: It can turn 360 degrees with the patient strapped in by squeezing a catch. “Before getting this table, six individuals needed to lift a patient to move him to another quaint little inn him over amid a back surgery,” says Thomas.

At the point when a man has a spinal crack, any minor development can be hurtful to him. In this way, one must be extremely cautious. In any case, on the Allen Table, this issue does not emerge by any means. One can guarantee 100 for each penny wellbeing for the patient.

It likewise has different points of interest. At the point when a picture of the spine is brought with the C-Arm—a radiological instrument—just the spine will be noticeable in it. This is on account of the gear is made of carbon.

“On the off chance that it is a common table, which is made of steel or different materials, a few markings will show up on the picture,” says Dr. Jain George P, the head of neurosurgery. “In this way, the visuals need lucidity. Without clear visuals, it is hard to work precisely.”

Curiously, the time taken for a surgery has been diminished. “In complex surgical cases, we spare around a hour since we don’t need to move the patient,” says Dr. Jaser Mohammed Iqbal, advisor anaesthesiologist. “The vast majority of the surgeries take three to nine hours. These incorporate operations for circle hernia, tumors, spinal distortion and bone breaks on the spinal section—cranio-cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral.”