JJ Hospital doctor performs successful heart operation on 2-month-old baby


MaharashtraMinister of Medical Education and Cultural Affairs Amit Deshmukh congratulated Dr Kalyan Munde, Head of Cardiology at JJ Hospital, for successfully performing surgery on a two month old child.

According to reports, ventricular communication surgery (VDS) was performed on a two-month-old baby weighing 3.5 kg in Bombay‘s JJ Hospital last week. However, this is the second successful surgery in the world at such an early stage to date.

The two-month-old baby of Rahul Rathod, a resident of Gulbarga, Karnataka, who came to Mumbai to work, has been diagnosed with breathing problems and lack of sleep.

After some tests and exams, it was found that there was a 6mm hole in the child’s heart. Rahul Rathod has spoken to many doctors about his child’s problem, but due to the size of his heart, the doctors refused to do the treatment.

Rathod, a desperate father, contacted Dr Kalyan Munde from JJ Hospital in Mumbai. He then performed the surgery with a trans catheter procedure. It is a minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic valve in patients with severe aortic stenosis. It’s less invasive than open heart surgery, and the procedure typically takes one to two hours.

The doctor said the baby’s condition is improving. The two-month-old baby’s diet and sleep pattern improves.

Munde was honored in the presence of Secretary of Medical Education and Medicine Saurabh Vijay, Commissioner of Medical Education Virendra Singh, Director Dr Dilip Mhaisekar, Co-Director Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Deputy Secretary Prakash Surwase and many dignitaries who attended the ceremony.