My operation for a large paraganglioma

Since last two years I was having high blood pressure and suffered from frequent panic attacks, shortness in breathing, severe headaches and night sweats. In spite of administering high dose of blood pressure medicines, my problems had no end. Recently I was diagnosed with a large paraganglioma in the left side of abdomen. The size of the tumor was 8.5 x 7 x 6 cm. I visited many hospitals for suitable treatment. Since size of tumor was pretty large, only open surgery was suggested everywhere. When I contacted Dr. Ameya Joshi of Nair Hospital, he advised me to contact Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar at Hinduja Hospital for surgery.

I was worried about my operation and health as I was anxious about an open surgery and consequent complexities. Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar assured me that he would try at his level best to operate with laparoscopic method. He and his assistant surgeon always encouraged me and made me feel elated. I was admitted in Hinduja Hospital on September 29, 2013 and operated on October 1, 2013 by Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar. He operated and removed the tumor with laparoscopic method. After surgery I was shifted to I.C.U for 1 day. My post operation recovery was quick and comfortable. I did not feel much pain. I started walking from 3rd day of my operation and this was possible only because of laparoscopic treatment. On 4thOctober I was discharged from the hospital. I did not feel any pain and discomfort after discharge from the hospital. All medication was stopped. My Blood Pressure is normal without taking any medicine. The entire process of operation, treatment and recovery was smooth, quick and comfortable beyond expectation of my parents. I render my gratitude from the deepest core of my heart to Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar and his entire team for the kind concern and best treatment given to me.

With warm regards,

Iram Naureen