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Arete Hospital’s Multidisciplinary Intervention Succeeds in Complex Scoliosis Case

Press Release, Hyderabad: 12-year-old girl experiences a fresh breath of life post an intensive 11-hour surgical procedure

Hyderabad, March 26, 2024 – Scoliosis, a curvature of the Spine, affects approximately 7-10% of the
population in India. This condition, while prevalent, can significantly impact daily activities such as walking,
lifting, and exercising, especially among children. Recent advancements in Spine surgery have provided
successful treatment options for many cases, yet complex scenarios continue to pose challenges.
In a recent case at Arete Hospitals, a 12-year-old girl with severe Scoliosis and Neurofibromatosis Type I
presented a unique challenge to the medical team due to the multiple complexities and associated
complications. This young girl’s condition had severely deteriorated, affecting her ability to breathe and eat
comfortably, and hindering her day-to-day tasks. Many surgeons declined her case due to the associated
risks, but at Arete Hospitals, a multidisciplinary team led by Dr Venkata Ramakrishna T, Head of Spine
Surgery, rose to the challenge.

The severity of her Scoliosis had compressed vital organs like the Kidneys, Lungs, and Stomach, leading to
further complications. Under the expert guidance of Dr Venkata Ramakrishna T and the multidisciplinary
team, which included Neurosurgeons, Anaesthesiologists, Neuro-monitoring specialists, as well as backup
support from ICU team, Cardiothoracic and Gastro Surgeons, an 11-hour surgical procedure was conducted

The results were nothing short of remarkable. Following the surgery, the young girl exhibited immediate
improvement in breathing, food intake, and even experienced a surprising 4-inch increase in height. Just
three days post-surgery, she was able to walk, underscoring the success of the intervention and offering
hope for a significantly improved quality of life.

Dr Venkata Ramakrishna T, Head – Department of Spine Surgery, Institute of Neurosciences said, “In
Scoliosis, degree of curvature matters, impacting not only the Spine but also vital organs, making our
surgical intervention all the more critical for restoring health and function. It’s a privilege to have a
multidisciplinary team at Arete Hospitals that can come together to tackle challenges head-on, ultimately
changing lives for the better.

Dr Pavan Kumar Reddy N, Medical Director and Head of Department, Department of Critical Care Medicine
said, “We are pleased to witness the successful outcome of this case. My heartfelt congratulations to Dr
Venkata Ramakrishna and the team of consultants who have greatly supported this case. Arete Hospitals is
a brand new facility in Hyderabad which is making strides in solving complex and complicated cases in the
city of Hyderabad. Within just 6 months of operation, we have successfully completed 600 surgeries. Our
vision is to make medicine not only about medical expertise but also about empathy and mindfulness.
Dr Venkata Ramakrishna T was assisted by Dr Ramakrishna Chowdhary, Head – Department of
Neurosurgery and Dr Raveesh Sunkara, Consultant Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurosciences. Anaesthesia
support was provided by Dr Anagani Kamala Devi, HOD, Department of Anaesthesiology and Dr Vittal Rao
Kavuri, Consultant Anesthesiology.
About Arete Hospitals
Arete Hospitals set a new benchmark for excellence in healthcare as a distinguished multi-speciality facility
with a dedicated focus on primary, secondary, and tertiary care, spanning over 3 lakh square feet across 14
floors. We are one of Hyderabad’s most advanced hospitals, providing advanced healthcare services in
various specialties through multiple Institutes. From Anaesthesia to Urology, our specialised core
departments include Cardiology, Critical Care and Emergency Care, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology,
General Medicine, Gynaecology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Plastic
and Cosmetic Surgery, Pulmonology, Radiology and Spine Surgery.

We take great pride in introducing the exclusive Advanced Modular OT System, reflecting our commitment
to innovation and superior patient care that is truly one of its kind, setting a new standard in healthcare
excellence. Our hospital is equipped with cutting-edge technologies, including the most advanced
Microscope Kinevo 900, the latest Neuronavigation Medtronic S8, and O-Arm Medtronic (O2). These
advancements empower us to execute intricate Neurological and Spinal Surgeries with unparalleled
precision. In our Urological OT, we utilise a robust 150W Holmium Laser, perfect for addressing Stones of
any size and various Prostate conditions. The integration of Hybrid Cath Labs, powered by Optima IGS 330,
further enables us to handle a diverse range of complex procedures, spanning Vascular, Neurological, and
Oncological interventions.

Recognizing the profound impact that the healthcare environment has on our patients’ well-being, we’ve
purposefully designed Arete Hospitals to prioritise patient ease and comfort. Our commitment extends
beyond medical care – we strive to create a welcoming and soothing atmosphere, ensuring that every
aspect of our hospital contributes to a positive and reassuring experience for those under our care. From
the layout of our facilities to the amenities provided, every detail is thoughtfully arranged with the comfort
and well-being of our patients in mind. This dedication also includes giving priority to safety, evident in our
advanced Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD) and state-of-the-art plasma and ultrasonic
sterilisation methods.

Committed to upholding healthcare standards on both national and global healthcare standards, we ensure
that our patients receive not only ethical and high-quality care but also benefit from the latest innovations
and the most cutting-edge practices in the field. This commitment reflects our dedication to providing an
exceptional healthcare experience and contributing to the continual progression of medical standards.
Arete Institute of Medical Sciences Private Limited.


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