In a major clinical treatment in Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana, 95 yr old lady who could not eat anything and weighed just 25 kg gets back to her normal life under care of Dr. Nitin Shanker Behl. According to Dr. Behl, who is senior consultant and head of gastroenterology at Fortis, she was suffering from complete blockage of small intestine and neither able to eat anything nor able to digest liquids. She kept on losing weight and became critical. When she was first seen she just had weight of 25 kg and was very frail. She consulted multiple doctors but no definite treatment solution could be offered.
To overcome this problem she was advised novel stent procedure by Dr. Behl. This procedure was technically challenging due to her advance age and very low body weight. She underwent successful stent placement across the blocked intestine. After the procedure, she started recovering fast and had gained 6 kg in last one week. She is happy and leading normal life getting to enjoy time with her great grand children.
Mr. Vivan Singh Gill, Director, Fortis Hospital Ludhiana congratulated her family on her recovery and said that hospital is equipped with state of the art facilities for giving best possible treatment to all patients. Gastroenterology department is offering world class care to all patients and has successfully done many new procedures first time in north India.