Andhra Pradesh

Spinal deformity patients get a new lease of life

SVIMS conducts 40 surgeries free of cost for the poor under TTD’s Pranadana scheme

Medical interventions by Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), further augmented with monetary help from TTD’s Pranadana scheme, have provided a new lease of life for 40 patients suffering from various spinal deformities.

The devastating condition, associated with various neurological problems, physical disfigurement and social stigma, was rectified ‘free-of-cost’ for poor patients, falling under the scheme, by the hospital’s Neurosurgery Department.

SVIMS Director and Vice Chancellor T.S. Ravikumar on Friday, elucidated on the details of the programme and opined that the ‘spinal deformity surgeries’ have made a huge impact on those suffering from problems such as scoliosis and kyphosis (deformities in the spine).

“By the grace of Lord Venkateswara and TTD’s Pranadana Scheme, we could operate and offer quality treatment for 40 patients, including children in the age group of 11-15 years,” he added.

“Deformity surgeries are done in very few centres across the country. Presence of sophisticated equipment, a dedicated team of highly skilled doctors, costly implants and continuous neuro-monitoring has made it possible, here at SVIMS,” he asserted.

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