Bangalore, Dec 7 (UNI) New Apollo Hospitals today announced the launch a Centre for Bloodless Surgery at its premises here.
Hospital Director (Medical Services) Umesh Gupta told reporters here today that bloodless surgeries were becoming popular the world-over in superspeciality tertiary care units. There were 15 such centres in US, three in Canada and one China, he said.
Bloodless surgery helped reduce the transmission of infections and preventing blood loss, he said.
"We have the most advanced anesthetic equipment as well as doctors who can handle the most complex of situations and multi-pronged approach which would use minimally invasive surgery, use of pharmaceutical agents, volume expanders, micro sampling and advanced cell saver system to totally avoid the use of blood transfusion," he said.
The new approach would do away with the common practice of requiring blood donations before the surgery, he said adding the patients who were living without family members need not face such difficulty in finding people who can donate blood on their behalf, he said.
"We will be the first to do this in India and hopefully these techniques will become popular in India in the next few years," he said.