New Apollo Hospitals launch bloodless surgery centre

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Bangalore, Dec 7 (UNI) New Apollo Hospitals today announced the launch of 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 super speciality tertiary care units. There were 15 such centres in the US, three in Canada and one in China, he added.

Bloodless surgery helped reduce the transmission of infections and prevent blood loss, he said.

''We have the most advanced anaesthetic 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 that the patients living without family members need not face difficulty in finding people who could donate blood for them.

''We will be the first to do this in India and hopefully this technique will become popular in India in the next few years,'' he said.

UNI

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