In recent years, air pollution in Hyderabad has increased. Smoking remains rampant and continues to attract young people. Asbestos use continues in an unregulated fashion. As a result, incidence of lung diseases has reached epidemic levels. While tuberculosis has always been prevalent in India, physicians now see increased incidence of lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and mesothelioma.
India needs more physicians with training, particularly in surgery, to diagnose and treat these complex lung problems and combat their expansion. In response, Citizens Hospital and American Oncology Institute(AOI)
13 MAY 2014 – Father’s Day marks a time to celebrate family, recall cherished memories and look forward to the future with a sense of optimism. Dr. V. Amar, MD, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Citizens Hospital, reminded us that Father’s Day should also serve as a time to emphasize the importance of good health and wholesome lifestyles. “Eating a well-balance diet that is low in fats and sugars, avoiding vices like tobacco, getting plenty of exercise and taking steps to minimize stress all play a critical role in a person’s overall health,” Dr. Amar noted. “It is impossible to understate how profoundly the choices we make impact us individually and our family members, too. On Father’s Day, children and their dads should encourage each other to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.”
When the parents of a 15 year boy noticed his recurrent nose bleeds, they initially thought little of it. However, as the bleeding became increasingly severe, they brought him to a local doctor. An MRI scan revealed the cause of their son’s nose bleeds – a large tumor in the back of his nose and throat. The family’s local doctor referred the patient to Citizens Hospital for further assessment and possible surgery to remove the tumor.
When the boy arrived, a multidisciplinary team of experts in rhinology (study of the nose and sinuses), skull-base and brain onco-surgery, as well as neuro radiology and pediatric anesthesia first prescribed a CT scan so that they could get a better picture of the tumor’s overall size, shape and location…
What is world kidney day?
World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems around the world. It is celebrated worldwide on the second Thursday of March each year.
What are kidneys?
People have two kidneys, one on each side of the spine, just above the waist. They are about the size of your fist. Kidneys have several primary roles: (1) removing excess waste, minerals and fluid from your blood, (2) regulating blood pressure and (3) stimulating production of red blood cells.
A new form of surgical expertise has arrived in Hyderabad. Within the past few months, Dr. Sai Yendamuri, MD (AIIMS), Citizens Hospital and American Oncology Institute have combined efforts to open one of the first centers of excellence for mesothelioma care in India. The new center’s objective coincides with Citizens Hospital and American Oncology Institute’s mission to bring specialty healthcare matching top US standards to the patients of India.Dr. Yendamuri, a thoracic surgeon who trained and practiced at world-leading hospitals such as Texas Heart Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute,has acquired special skills and experience available only at such prestigious research institutions…………………
28 May 2014 – According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one billion people will die from tobacco-related causes in the 21st century, making tobacco use one of the world’s gravest public health epidemics. Its global reach expands daily. Sadly, nearly 80% of smokers worldwide live in low and middle-income countries. As a result, financial costs from tobacco use create gargantuan barriers to world economic equality. In observance of World No Tobacco Day, Citizens Hospital inspires all Indians unite in a stance against tobacco for sake of the nation’s future health and prosperity. Let us raise our collective voices and share the message about preventing tobacco’s spread.
Confronting tobacco use in India requires that we address the problem
Musculoskeletal surgical oncologist Dr. Kishore Bhavanam Reddy recently performed a rare operation at Citizens Hospital that saved the leg of a 9 year-old boy suffering from Ewing’s sarcoma. Citizens Hospital offers comprehensive cancer care based on top US standards in partnership with American Oncology Institute.
Called wide excision with reconstruction of total femur, this very rare and complex type of surgery has been performed in South India on only a few other occasions. The advanced surgery involves removing a long section of thigh bone and replacing it an implantable prosthesis, or artificial body part, that extends as the patient grows.