Guyana: GPHC successfully executes first laparoscopic kidney transplant

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Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) surgeons successfully performed their first Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy on Monday. In a historic medical achievement, Guyana entered a new era of advanced surgical procedures. 

The surgery was spearheaded by Dr Kishore Persaud and conducted on a woman who donated her kidney to a 17-year-old male relative. 

As per the sources, the patient was suffering from chronic kidney failure. His condition was attributed to Type One Diabetes. 

A Milestone achievement

The GPHC issued a statement saying the surgery was successful and the teenager’s kidney transplant is working well.

“The transplant was a resounding success, and the transplanted kidney is functioning exceptionally well. Notably, the patient has shown no further need for dialysis, demonstrating the effectiveness of the procedure in restoring renal health’, added GPHC surgeons. 

It is worth noting that with the collective efforts of the transplant and vascular team, who worked closely with the general surgery, anaesthesia and nursing teams, this surgery was possible and was a memorable success.

Doctors at GPHC look at a monitor as they perform Guyana's first laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. (Credits: Caribbean National Weekly, Facebook)
Doctors at GPHC look at a monitor as they perform Guyana’s first laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. (Credits: Caribbean National Weekly, Facebook)

Taking this into consideration, the multidisciplinary approach ensured a comprehensive and well-coordinated effort, which contributed to the overall success of the surgery. Furthermore, the lead surgeon, Dr Persaud, expressed his happiness and excitement for the positive results of the operation.

“The successful laparoscopic donor nephrectomy signifies a significant milestone for GPHC and the healthcare landscape in Guyana. This modern technique allows for precision and minimal invasiveness, promoting reduced post-operative pain, quicker recovery, minimal scarring and lower risk of complications”, added Dr Persaud. 

According to the reports, both the donor and the recipient are resting at the hospital and will to be discharged soon. People across the region took to their social media handles (Facebook) to express their happiness about the success of the surgery. 

While reacting to the news, a person named Linda Hustler-Gray commented, “Congratulations. Good work, team. The country is proud of you. We mark milestone in medical field. Time to shine now.”

Additionally, this moment will be remembered for ages as it marked a new chapter in advanced medical procedures.

Ana Allen
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