A group of surgeons headed by Dr. N Vishnu Swaroop Reddy,
Head of the E. N. T. Department and Cochlear Implant Surgeon at CARE Hospital,
Banjara Hills performed a bilateral cochlear implant surgery
on a three-year-old girl from Chandragiri Mandal, Chittoor District.
Cochlear implant surgery is done when a person is suffering from severe
to profound hearing loss when hearing aids have not helped – particularly for
infants and children who are learning to speak and express language.
The surgery was financed through a unique
model and is one of the first in the state where Venkaiah Naiduji, the
Vice President of India donated INR 2 Lakh from his salary to help the patient.
Mr. Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy, the MLA from Chandragiri helped sanction INR 12 Lakh from
the AP Chief Minister’s relief fund and Mrs. Deepa Venkat, Managing Trustee of Swarnabharath
Trust, AP, and Telangana announced a donation of INR 1 Lakh towards the cost of the surgery.
Speaking about the surgery, Dr. N Vishnu Swaroop Reddy, Head of
the E. N. T. Department at CARE Hospital said, ‘The Cochlear implants are the most advanced
devices for aiding hearing loss and are imported from Australia. They are tested on the table
after Surgery by the Audiologist Dr. G Srinivas and confirmed that all the electrodes are inserted
fully and function of both the ears implants are working perfectly. The implants will be switched
on in about three weeks as soon as the wounds heal. CARE Hospital will also provide periodic mapping
and Auditory -Verbal Therapy to the patient for a period of one year or more to help the patient gain
and reach perfect speech,’ he added.
Dr. Rahul Medakkar, Hospital Chief Operating Officer,
CARE Hospitals Banjara Hills said, ‘At CARE Hospitals, we are committed to provide utmost care and
the best-in-class treatment to all our patients. This surgery is a testament to the hospital’s commitment
towards its patients and is bilateral surgeries using the most advanced and sophisticated cochlear implants
in the world with such a unique financing model.’
Post the surgery, the patient recovered very well
and was discharged the next day.
ENT SERVICES AT CARE HOSPITALS
(ear, nose, and throat physicians) provide comprehensive medical, surgical, and trauma care for adult and pediatric patients.
We specialize in treating diseases and disorders that affect the ears, nose, and throat, and related structures of the head and neck.