GMC’s Landmark Medical Achievement, Two Infants with Renal Calculi Treated Successfully


SRINAGAR: In a groundbreaking medical achievement, the Department of Urology and the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Super Speciality Hospital, Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, have successfully treated two infants, aged 7 and 8 months, with renal calculi using Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL).

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This landmark procedure marks the first time such young patients have undergone ESWL for renal stones measuring 10mm and 12mm at this institution.

The infants, diagnosed with significant renal calculi, faced potential complications that could have severely impacted their kidney function and overall health.

Given the patient’s young age and size, traditional surgical approaches posed considerable risks.

However, the multidisciplinary team of experts at the hospital chose the minimally invasive ESWL procedure.

This technique uses high-energy shock waves to break the kidney stones into smaller, passable fragments, offering a safer alternative to conventional surgery.

Prof Syed Sajjad Nazir, Head of the Department of Urology, led the urology team in this delicate procedure. “This successful treatment underscores our commitment to providing cutting-edge, patient-centered care. The ESWL procedure offers a safer alternative to conventional surgery, particularly for our youngest and most vulnerable patients,” said Prof Nazir. “We are proud to have achieved such a milestone in pediatric urological care.”

Prof. (Dr.) Hina Bashir, Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, ensured the infants’ safety and comfort throughout the procedure. “Administering anaesthesia to such young patients presents unique challenges, but our team’s expertise and meticulous planning were key to the successful outcome,” explained Dr Bashir. Dr. Nusrat Jehan, Dr Mubashir, and Dr Baby Shahnaz Jeelani from the Anesthesiology Department emphasized the importance of their collaborative approach with the urology department in managing these cases effectively.

Dr Tanveer Iqbal, Associate Professor of Urology, reported that the procedures were completed without complications, and the infants were discharged after one day. “This success not only highlights the advanced capabilities of the Super Speciality Hospital at Government Medical College Srinagar but also opens new avenues for treating pediatric patients with renal calculi,” said Dr Iqbal.

Prof Iffat Hassan Shah, Principal of Government Medical College Srinagar, commented on the significance of this achievement. “This is a remarkable advancement for our institution and for pediatric healthcare in the region. It demonstrates our hospital’s capacity to handle complex and rare cases with innovative solutions. We are committed to continuing our mission of delivering exceptional medical care to all patients, regardless of age.”

Dr Jahangir Bakshi, Medical Superintendent of the Super Speciality Hospital, added, “This pioneering treatment at Government Medical College Srinagar’s Super Speciality Hospital exemplifies the hospital’s dedication to excellence and innovation in medical care, setting a new standard for pediatric urology.”

The Super Speciality Hospital at Government Medical College Srinagar is a leading healthcare institution dedicated to providing top-tier medical services across various specialities. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by highly skilled medical professionals, the hospital is committed to advancing medical care and improving patient outcomes.


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