A laparscopic surgery was performed to remove cancer of the rectum and anal canal in the King George Hospital.

A 45-year tribal patient, N. Kanthamma, from Podia village in Malkangiri district of Orissa, suffering from sever pain and bleeding rectum was diagnosed with advanced cancer of rectum and anal canal.

The case was taken up for laparoscopic resection (Laparascopic Abdomino Perianal Resection) on April 13, 2012, according to Professor of Surgery and Chief, Surgical Division, King George Hospital and Andhra Medical College, T. Narayana Rao. In the surgery, instead of 25 cm long abdominal incision only four small holes through the distal large bowel and rectum anal canal dissected and removed. The procedure needs sophisticated instruments like harmonic scalpel but it was done with simple diathermy. In this procedure, blood loss as well as pain is minimal and the patient recovers within one day with minimal pain. Patient had completely recovered within three days.

Ms. Kanthamma was referred to the radiotherapy unit for further treatment. She was discharged on May 4.

Dr. Narayana Rao, treating colorectal cancer for 12 years in the city, carried out the surgery for the first time in KGH . The complex surgery was performed with the help of Dr. Suvarchala and Dr. Satyanarayana and the anaesthesia team of T.S.N. Prakash, and Prasada Rao. There is lot of help from surgical and anesthesia residents and nursing staff of Ebden Operation Theatre and ward.

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