3 YEAR OLD UNDERGO BILATERAL COCHLEAR IMPLANT SURGERY AT CARE HOSPITAL
Hyderabad, 11th January: A group of surgeons headed by Dr N Vishnu Swaroop Reddy, Head of the E. N. T. Department and Cochlear Implant Surgeon at CARE Hospital, Banjara Hills performed a bilateral cochlear implant surgery on a three-year-old girl from Chandragiri Mandal, Chittoor District.
A Cochlear implant surgery is done when a person is suffering from severe to profound hearing loss when hearing aids have not helped - particularly for infants and children who are learning to speak and express language.
The surgery was financed through a unique model and is one of the first in the state where Venkaiah Naiduji, the Vice President of India donated INR 2 Lakh from his salary to help the patient. Mr. Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy, the MLA from Chandragiri helped sanction INR 12 Lakh from the AP Chief Minister's relief fund and Mrs. Deepa Venkat, Managing Trustee of Swarnabharath Trust, AP and Telangana announced a donation of INR 1 Lakh towards the cost of the surgery.
Speaking about the surgery, Dr N Vishnu Swaroop Reddy, Head of the E. N. T. Department at CARE Hospital said, 'The Cochlear implants are the most advanced devices for aiding hearing loss and are imported from Australia. They are tested on the table after Surgery by the Audiologist Dr G Srinivas and confirmed that all the electrodes are inserted fully and functional of both the ears implants are working perfectly. The implants will be switched on in about three weeks as soon as the wounds heal. CARE Hospital will also provide periodic mapping and Auditory -Verbal Therapy to the patient for a period of one year or more to help the patient gain and reach perfect speech,' he added.
Dr. Rahul Medakkar, Hospital Chief Operating Officer, CARE Hospitals Banjara Hills said, 'At CARE Hospitals, we are committed to provide utmost care and the best-in-class treatment to all our patients. This surgery is a testament to the hospital's commitment towards its patients and is bilateral surgeries using the most advanced and sophisticated cochlear implants in the world with such a unique financing model.'
Post the surgery, the patient recovered very well and was discharged the next day.
ENT SERVICES AT CARE HOSPITALS
Our Otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat physicians) provide comprehensive medical, surgical and trauma care for adult and paediatric patients. We specialize in treating diseases and disorders that affect the ears, nose and throat, and related structures of the head and neck.
ABOUT CARE HOSPITALS
The CARE Hospitals Group is a multispecialty healthcare provider, with 12 hospitals serving 6 cities across 5 states of India. The regional leader in tertiary care in South/Central India and among the top 4 pan-Indian hospital chains, CARE Hospitals delivers comprehensive care in more than 30 specialties in tertiary care settings