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Arihant Hospital: Successful Heart Surgery on 10 days and 28 Days Old Infants from Goa and Iraq

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By uday

Arihant Hospital in Belagavi has achieved yet another milestone in pediatric cardiac care, successfully performing major heart surgeries on two infants – a 10-day-old from Goa and a 28-day-old from Iraq. The surgical team, led by Dr. M D Dixit, Dr Abhishek Joshi, Dr Amrut Nerlikar, Dr Prashant M B, and Dr Avinash Londe conducted the procedures with precision and expertise, saving the lives of these young patients.


10-Days-Old Infant from Goa: The 10-day-old baby, hailing from Goa, was transferred to Arihant Hospital on a ventilator immediately after birth. The infant was experiencing difficulty in breathing, prompting a thorough investigation. The medical team diagnosed the condition as Type II Interrupted Aortic Arch, a critical congenital heart defect. Without delay, the hospital undertook a complex surgical intervention to correct the anomaly. Post-surgery, baby’s recovery was closely monitored in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Remarkably, the infant responded positively to the treatment and care provided by the dedicated medical staff. After seven days of vigilant observation and care, the baby was discharged from the hospital,


28-Days-Old Infant from Iraq: A 28-day-old infant, flown in from Iraq, underwent a complex surgical procedure at Arihant Hospital. The baby was suffering from Severe Post Ductal Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA) with Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) and a Large Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). The skilled medical team successfully repaired the Coarctation of the Aorta and ligated the PDA. After six days of post-operative care, the baby’s health significantly improved, allowing for discharge.
The parents of the Iraqi child expressed profound satisfaction with the treatment received at Arihant Hospital.

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The journey from Iraq to Belagavi, especially with a sick baby, posed numerous challenges, making their happiness and contentment with the medical care provided all the more significant.
Arihant Hospital is increasingly gaining recognition as a hub for medical tourism, attracting patients not only from different parts of India but also from around the world. The successful outcomes of these surgeries affirm the hospital’s commitment to advancing pediatric cardiac care and its dedication to providing world-class healthcare services.

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