Chennai, December 21, 2023: MGM Healthcare, a renowned multi-specialty quaternary care hospital located in the heart of Chennai, proudly announces the successful completion of Brain Bypass (cerebral revascularization) surgery to treat a rare Moyamoya disease in a seven-year-old child from Andhra Pradesh. The rare condition, which is more common in the childhood age group, affects only about one in a million people.

Baby Shrividya (name changed) was brought to MGM Healthcare in September 2023 from Andhra Pradesh in a prolonged unconscious state after having multiple episodes of strokes and seizures. After a thorough investigation Dr. Roopesh Kumar, Director of Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurosurgery at MGM Healthcare and team performed a cerebral angiogram. The diagnostic procedure involves injecting dye into patient’s brain to visualize the blood flow, through this test, doctors confirmed the moyamoya disease diagnosis.

Moyamoya diseases is majorly identified in Children, in which the normal blood vessels in the brain are narrow and blocked. ‘Moyamoya’ means puff of smoke’ in Japanese and describes the appearance of tiny vessels that form to compensate for the blockage. The condition predisposes affected patients to ministroke, an aneurysm (ballooning of a blood vessel) or bleeding in the brain. It can affect brain function and cause cognitive and developmental delays or disabilities in children.

Dr. Roopesh Kumar, Director, Institute of Neurosurgery at MGM Healthcare along with his team of doctor’s including Dr. Saranyan, Consultant – Neurosurgery, Dr. Harish Chandra, Consultant- Neurosurgery, Dr. Babu R, Consultant- and Dr. Rajesh Menon, Associate Consultant performed a by-pass surgery in the brain to rebuild the blood circulation to the brain. The surgery was difficult as the child’s blood vessels were less than 1 mm. So, building the connectivity to the small vessels and increasing the blood circulation has given a re-birth to the child.

Explaining the surgery, Dr. Roopesh Kumar, Director, Institute of Neurosurgery, MGM Healthcare, said “This is one of the complex surgeries performed at MGM Healthcare. The child was unconscious when brought to MGM Healthcare. Then the team had identified that the child had Bi-lateral Moya-Moya syndrome and the blood vessels were unusually narrow which led to blockage in her blood circulation. The Child was drowsy for three days and later she was unconscious. So, we suggested a Brain Bypass surgery at the earliest to improve blood circulation in the body. The patient has completely recovered now and very much active compared to the past.”

The timely Brain Bypass surgery had rebuilt the blood circulation to the brain and the child was returning to normalcy. The peculiar challenge was the extremely narrow caliber of the child’s vessels which was less than 1mm. So, building the connectivity the small vessels and increasing the blood circulation has given a re-birth to the child.

Mr. Harish Manian, Group CEO, MGM Healthcare, said, “The successful outcome of this Brain Bypass surgery highlights the synergy between medical expertise, advanced infrastructure. It was an inspirational and incredible journey, and it is a testament to how far our neurology department has come. It reinforces how incredible our team is when it comes to pulling together to deliver true state-of-the-art care and always doing better. MGM Healthcare continues to lead the way in delivering exceptional patient care, rewriting the boundaries of medical possibility, and offering hope to those in need.”
The patient was recuperated from the surgery in two days, the healing process required about three months.

About MGM Healthcare:
Born out of a need for altruism, MGM Healthcare is obsessed with bettering patient experiences and improving clinical outcomes through expertise, passion, and technology. The manifestation of this dedication to superlative health-caring is a state-of-the-art hospital on Nelson Manickam Road having 400 beds, 50 out-patient consultation rooms, over 100 critical care beds, 250+ Doctors, 12 Centers of Excellence, 30+ Clinical Departments, 12 state-of-the-art Operating Theatres and 24 x 7 comprehensive Emergency Care. Here, a host of eminent surgeons and physicians wield a potent combination of skill and cutting-edge technology to elevate care and outcomes to new levels. MGM Healthcare is the first hospital in Asia with the highest-rated USGBC LEED Platinum-certified Green Hospital.

Over the past year, the team of clinical experts at MGM Healthcare have performed many innovative and complex surgeries in the pursuit of establishing trust and clinical excellence. MGM Healthcare designed and equipped with the latest in technology and equipment is poised to drive patient centricity and clinical excellence of both the domestic and international patients.


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