Students in a university-run healthcare school in India have reported a dramatic turnaround after having gallbladders removed using ultrasound.
“I’m really happy about the outcome,” said the student, who did not want to be named.
“After about four weeks, I felt a little bit better.
I can sleep and go to class.”
He said he was not sure how long he would be able to do this after having a second surgery.
The student said the experience was a “wow” for him.
“I had my first surgery in India.
I had surgery in London, and I’m from a poorer family, and my parents could not afford the operation,” he said.”
So it was really important to have a second operation.
I felt like it was an honour to be a surgeon and to do it in my home country.”
The students’ first surgery was performed in July 2016.
The school, which has been operating since 2015, says that it has a high enrolment rate and is the largest in India, with more than 1,500 students enrolled in the private medical school.
“We had to have some gallblabies removed because the gallbla stones had started to grow in the stomach,” said Dr Shailesh Rajan, the director of the healthcare school.
The hospital, which is managed by the private Indian Healthcare Association, says the average patient waits more than two years for a second procedure.
But, Dr Rajan said, “We are very happy that students from our school have come to us.
We have been able to reduce the wait time for the procedure and we have been helping our students improve their health.”
The medical school’s ultrasound surgery was part of a wider programme to improve health outcomes in the school.
Dr Rajan has also had a surgery on the back of the head for an ear infection and a second one on the neck.
He said the surgery was not about making money for the school but about helping to improve the healthcare system in the country.
“It is our first surgery and the students are so grateful.
They are very motivated and very grateful for the treatment,” Dr Rajangana said.