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Rare Heart Bypass Surgery in an ‘Awake Patient’ Successfully performed in Krishna Shalby!

March 23, 2019

Shalby Team



Mr. Umarbhai Bhima, aged 45 was suffering from Chest Pain and doctors at Krishna Shalby, Ahmedabad investigated him. His angiography revealed that one of his Coronary Arteries (Vessel supplying blood to the heart) was blocked. The only option remaining for this patient was a bypass surgery; as a pervious stent in his coronary was blocked.

Dr. Sadanand Patwari, Cardiac Surgeon at Krishna Shalby Hospitals, Ahmedabad, advised him for a bypass surgery.  Usually the heart bypass surgery is done under General Anaesthesia, whereby the patient is completely sedated. But, for this patient Dr. Sadanand Patwari and his Cardiac Anaesthesia team comprising-  Dr. Himanshu Mehta, Dr. Vinay Solanki and Dr. Ajay Rathod, decided to do bypass surgery under Epidural Analgesia; an injection given in Spine making the surgery totally pain free.

The patient was completely awake during the surgery, listening to music and watching the happenings in the operation theatre.

After the surgery, he stayed for two days in ICU & one day in the Ward. Patient was discharged on the 3rd post operative day.  Normally, a surgery under General Anaesthesia takes 7-8 days for the patient to get discharged.

The benefits of ‘Awake Heart Surgery’ include, avoiding complications of General Anaesthesia, better pain control, early recovery of patient and shorter hospital stay.

The complete procedure was done under MAA YOJNA, wherein the patient has not to pay a single rupee for the surgery and its related expenses.


Shalby Team

Shalby Hospitals (Shalby Limited) is recognised as a multispecialty hospital chain in the Indian healthcare industry. Dr Vikram I. Shah established the first hospital in 1994 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Dr. Shah has been felicitated by Ethicon India for the development…


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