Mary Kom underwent key hole surgery in Imphal

Imphal, September 10, 2013
Indian boxing icon cum pride of Manipur and bronze medalist at London Olympics-2012, M.C. Mary Kom underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder through key hole surgery) here in Shija Hospitals, HealthCity, Langol on 10th September 2013.
According to statement released by Imphal-based HealthCity, Mary Kom attended the surgery OPD on September 9 with complaints of pain epigastrium. Her ultrasound report revealed that she was suffering from cholelithiasis (stones inside the gall bladder).

The laparoscopic surgery was performed by a team of doctors led by Dr. Jugindra S., Medical Superintendent cum Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon cum President, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI), Eastern Zone.

It quoted: "Why should we go outside for treatment when we have such healthcare facilities here" said Mary Kom during an interaction with Dr. Kh. Palin, Chairman cum Managing Director of the hospital.

Dr. Kh. Palin stated that Shija Hospitals, a pioneer and leading brand in the field of Minimal Access Surgery has performed more than seventeen thousand key hole surgeries since 1996 till date. Department of General & Minimal Access Surgery, Shija Hospitals is the first private centre in the state to be accredited for 3-year postgraduate DNB course in General Surgery by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

According to Dr. Jugindra S., Mary Kom is showing good signs of recovery and her post operative vitals such as pulse, BP, temperature, respiration, SpO2 are found to be absolutely normal. "Because of the added advantage of laparoscopic surgery, adhesions at previous caesarian scar were also released without extra trauma preventing mishaps within the abdomen in future" he added.

Dr. Jugindra further asserted that her boxing career would not be affected because of this surgery and she will be able to resume her normal physical activities very shortly. "It was very emotional and heart touching to see how she was so concerned and caring for her 4-month-old baby whom she breast fed just before the surgery and immediately after regaining full consciousness post surgery" he said.

Mary Kom is likely to be discharged from the hospital on September 11. 

Shija Hospitals extends a heartfelt gratitude to Mary Kom for selecting this hospital for her treatment. Management and the staff of Shija Hospitals also extended warm wishes for her quick recovery and also a very bright and successful future, the statement said.

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