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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®

CK Birla Hospital® has achieved yet another milestone in providing top-notch healthcare services by successfully treating a 33-year-old Australian patient who had been suffering from cervical spinal stenosis for the past two years. The patient, who previously could not walk more than 50 steps without relying on two crutches for support, experienced severe pain in his right leg and numbness in both feet. Misdiagnosed in Australia and advised to undergo lower back surgery, he sought a second opinion at CK Birla Hospital®, where Dr. Ashwani Maichand and his team offered an accurate diagnosis and an alternative treatment path.

Under Dr. Maichand’s leadership, the team at CK Birla Hospital® diagnosed the patient with cervical spinal stenosis, which occurs when the space inside the backbone is too small. Instead of the previously recommended lumbar spine surgery, they suggested cervical spine surgery using advanced robotic technology and minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

The surgery was high-risk due to the patient’s weight and possible complications such as paralysis, loss of bowel and bladder control, and the inability to walk or stand. However, by utilizing a diamond tip neurosurgical burr, the CK Birla Hospital® team ensured precision and seamless accuracy during the procedure.

The patient’s recovery exceeded expectations, with no need for blood transfusions or an ICU stay. Within just two days post-surgery, he was able to climb stairs without any neuro weakness, and his foot numbness had decreased by 50%. He expressed his gratitude to Dr. Maichand and CK Birla Hospital® for their expertise and the use of advanced robotic technology, which allowed him to confidently undergo the minimally invasive surgery and ultimately led to his recovery.

CK Birla Hospital® continues to prioritize providing global healthcare standards through the use of advanced medical innovations and techniques. Both Mr. Vipul Jain, Chief Business Officer, and Mr. Amit Sharma, Unit Head of CK Birla Hospital® Delhi, reiterated the hospital’s commitment to delivering patient-centric and clinically reliable care. They emphasized the importance of utilizing medically advanced treatments to ensure the best possible outcomes for their patients, as demonstrated by the success of this complex case.



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