Department of Paediatric Surgery of AIIMS, Delhi attained yet another medical milestone by successfully performing a Bilateral Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty on a three-month-old baby. AIIMS has accomplished a global record for the youngest child to undergo this procedure. This cutting-edge surgery not only highlights AIIMS’ commitment to enrich paediatric surgery department and also emerged as the leader in global health care map.
Treating Congenital Urinary Tract Obstruction:
The laparoscopic pyeloplasty procedure is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to treat ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), a birth defect that obstructs the urinary tract and impairs urine flow from the kidneys to the bladder. The baby had an obstruction in both kidneys, requiring surgical intervention. The team was led by well-known paediatric surgeon Prof M Bajpai. The decision to operate both kidneys using laparoscopy approach was taken to minimize invasiveness and maximize benefits. Prior to the surgery, extensive clinical deliberations were conducted to ensure ideal results.
Three months after the surgery, the doctors performed a test called Renogram to ascertain the success of the surgery and to confirm that the obstruction in the kidney outflow was relieved, said Dr Vishesh Jain, additional professor in the Department of Paediatrics.
“The successful surgery not only showcases AIIMS’ commitment to cutting-edge paediatric surgical care but also highlights the institute’s expertise in anaesthesia considerations, resulting in the child’s discharge within just three days,” the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said in a statement.
“Under the leadership and guidance of Dr M Bajpai, Head of the Department of Paediatric Surgery, the department has increasingly employed laparoscopic techniques to treat such conditions. Traditionally, these surgeries were performed sequentially, requiring separate surgeries for each affected kidney,” the statement added.