Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
Centre for Chest Surgery & Lung Transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi now has a new team looking forward to scale new heights in chest surgical care with humane touch. Our faculty, with over 2 decades’ experience in operating on Chest Surgery cases at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, now offers Open, Key-hole as well as Robotic Surgery for various Chest Surgical problems at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.
What is Chest Surgery?
Chest Surgery encompasses surgical procedures on Lungs, Pleura, Trachea & Bronchi (Wind Pipe), Chest wall, Esophagus (Food pipe), Diaphragm and Mediastinum (Middle of Chest).
What is Lung Transplantation?
Lung Transplantation is the current treatment of choice for end stage of lung failure, when all other therapies have failed. Currently, clinical lung transplantation is confirmed to cadaveric donation only i.e. lungs are taken from brain dead donors and transplanted into recipient. Lung Transplantation is not yet a regular program at any centre in India. We at Centre for Chest Surgery and Lung Transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital are working hard towards starting such program, at the earliest.
Dr. (Col.) S K Chadha, Advisor.
Prof. (Dr) Arvind Kumar, Chairman.
Dr. Belal Bin Asaf, Associate Consultant.
Our Special achivements
Prof. Arvind Kumar is the Pioneer in Robotic and Chest Surgery. He performed the FIRST ROBOTIC THYMECTOMY in India using da Vinci Robotic Surgical System for Myasthenia Gravis at AIIMS, New Delhi in March, 2008.
At SGRH, a team of Surgeons lead by Prof. Arvind Kumar performed the first of its kind Robotic Vascular Surgery in Asia in April, 2012.
Our team has also done Robotic Lobectomy (Lung cancer) and Robotic Adrenalectomy(Pheochromocytoma) at SGRH.
Regular Robotic thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis and Thymoma are performed at SGRH.
We offer the cutting edge Robotic Surgery for various chest, abdominal, vascular & endocrine (Thyroid) diseases routinely at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
Prof. Kumar has been performing Chest surgery for various diseases for over two decades at the AIIMS, New Delhi by Open, Key-hole (VATS) as well as Robotic methods.
In his first 6 months at SGRH, over 200 such procedures have already been performed with excellent results.
What are the diseases that we operate on?
Lungs - Cancers & other tumors/ Bronchiectasis/Aspergilloma/ HydatidCysts/ Nodules/Bullae & Blebs (Pneumothorax)/ Injuries
Pleura - Effusion/Empyema/Tumors
Trachea & Bronchus (Wind Pipe) - Injury/Stenosis(Narrowing)/Tumors
Esophagus (Food Pipe) - Narrowing (Acid or Alkali Burn)/Cancer/Other diseases.
Chest Wall - Injury/Tumors
Diaphragm - Hernia
Mediastinum - Thymus Diseases (Myasthenia Gravis, Thymoma)/Posterior Mediastinal Tumor/Cysts, etc.
Trauma - All cases of minor or major Chest Trauma from rib fractures to major injuries.
Thyroid Diseases- both benign and malignant
What are the methods of operation?
- 15 Cm long incision, Muscles Cut, Ribs Spreading causes Fractures
- More Blood transfusion,
- More Post-operative pain,
- Longer Hospital Stay
- 2-3 months recovery time
VATS (Key-Hole Surgery)
- No Rib Fractures
- Less Pain & complications
- Fewer Blood Transfusion
- Shorter Hospital stay
- Better Cosmesis
- Earlier return to work
- Robotic Chest Surgery
Robotic Chest Surgery
- All the advantages of VATS plus
- Superior 3-D Vision
- Precise Instrument movement
- Complex operations made easy
- Can “access the inaccessible areas”
Our Commitment & Future Plan
We wish to offer the best CHEST Surgical care using state-of-the-art Technology at an affordable cost to all our patients.
Our Future Plan:
To establish World class Chest Surgery Centre at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital - which attracts patients from across the Globe. To make the Robotic Institute at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital an apex institution in its field in clinical work, training as well as research.