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January 10, 2012

Treatment for Menorrhagia devised!

MUMBAI: Great news for women! A new device has been developed to relive women's health. A two-member team of municipal hospital doctors, with help from some Indian Institute of Technology engineers & a US-based company have developed a new device offering revolutionary treatment for Menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding among women.
The device was the brainchild of doctors Y.S. Nandanwar & Chinmay Pataki of the civic-run Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, also known as Sion Hospital. Pataki explained that "Around the world, more than one-third of all women, in the 35-plus age group, suffer from Menorrhagia, better known as excessive bleeding during menstruation. One of the most common treatment is hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), which many women do not want to undergo."

Developments in modern medicine offer non-surgical options, one of them being the endometrial ablation technique. Nandanwar, who heads the hospital's gynaecology department said, "Even though this technology is well-established in the world, there have been few shortcomings in the procedure." 

Nandanwar & Pataki, after intense research of over two years, have developed a Minitouch System for endometrial ablation technique, which electrically burns the inner lining of the uterus, without side-effects, within seconds. Pataki said, "The new microwave energy device is barely 3mm in width & around 24 cms in length, which is inserted in the vagina & removed after just 90 seconds, giving a permanent solution to the problems of menorrhagia. It destroys the inner layer of the uterus, with consistent & uniform ablation, which is a first time development in the world." 

Pataki informed that there is no general anaesthesia, hospitalization, rest, hormonal drugs or any physical discomforts & side-effects, & the uterus is also retained. This device is a proud achievement of Sion Hospital's gynaecology department.

The new device has already been put to commercial use in the U.S. & Europe, while the prestigious Journal of Minimal Invasive Gynaecology, U.S has published the findings. Nandanwar concluded by saying proudly, "We hope it will be available all over India by April, & this will be among the first hospitals in the world to offer this new treatment option." 


Seema said...

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KSRealityBites said...

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