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Suffering with cervical spinal stenosis, 175 kg patient from Australia undergoes advanced minimally invasive robotic surgery at the CK Birla Hospital®

A 33-year-old Australian patient suffering from cervical spinal stenosis for two years found a new lease on life after receiving treatment at CK Birla Hospital®. The patient, who could not walk more than 50 steps without two crutches due to balance issues, reported severe pain in his right leg and numbness in both feet. Misdiagnosed in Australia as having compressed nerves in the lumbar spine, he was advised to undergo lower back surgery. However, CK Birla Hospital®’s team of doctors, led by Dr. Ashwani Maichand, offered an accurate diagnosis and a different treatment plan.

The expert team at CK Birla Hospital® diagnosed the patient with cervical spinal stenosis, which occurs when the backbone’s interior space is too small. Instead of lumbar spine surgery, they recommended cervical spine surgery using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and advanced robotic technology. The high-risk procedure utilized a diamond tip neurosurgical burr to achieve precision and accuracy, despite the possible complications of paralysis, loss of bowel and bladder control, and the inability to walk or stand.

The patient’s surgery was a remarkable success, with no need for blood transfusions or an ICU stay. Within two days of the surgery, he was able to climb stairs without any neuro weakness, and his foot numbness had reduced by 50%. He expressed gratitude for Dr. Maichand and CK Birla Hospital® for providing him with the confidence to undergo minimally invasive surgery, which led to a pain-free and healthy life.

CK Birla Hospital® remains committed to providing global standards of healthcare using advanced medical innovations and techniques, as demonstrated by this case. Mr. Amit Sharma, Unit Head of CK Birla Hospital® Delhi, highlighted their focus on patient-centric and clinically reliable care, which they will continue to provide through medically advanced treatments.


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