IMS and SUM Hospital starts open heart surgery unit

OST Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Sep 28:

The Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital (IMS & SM), run by the SOA University, has added a new feather to its cap by including open heart surgery in its expanding repertoire.

The surgery to repair a congenital hole in the heart of a 31-year-old housewife, Rita Bhatta, was conducted by Dr Jitendra Nath Patnaik, head of the cardiothoracic and vascular surgery department in the hospital.


Rita, who belonged to a village near Balugaon in Khurda district, was having difficulty in breathing and experiencing chest pain when she came to Sum Hospital for consultation. After the diagnosis was made, the open heart surgery was conducted in the hospital’s state-of-the-art operation theatre.

“The surgery took about two hours and she was put on the ventilator. But she was taken out of the ventilator the same evening and is presently doing fine,” said Dr Patnaik said who was assisted by Dr Siddharth Mohanty and Dr Chandrasekhar Pradhan during the surgery.

Rita’s family members said that the package offered to them for the surgery was comparatively less and affordable.

Dr Patnaik, who did his super-speciality course in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, earlier worked with the eminent heart surgeon Dr Ramakanta Panda at the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai.

Later, he joined the Durgapur Mission Hospital in West Bengal under another eminent cardiac surgeon Dr Srirup Chatterjee before joining Sum Hospital a few months ago.

The different team members have come from eminent hospitals like Fortis and RNT, Kolkata.

The IMS and Sum Hospital has excellent facilities and top talent for conducting coronary artery bypass surgery, valvular surgery, vascular surgery, surgery for congenital heart diseases and thoracic surgery. ( MM )

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