Timely and Proper Treatment can Avoid Amputation among Diabetics: Dr Ravul Jindal : India is the diabetes capital of the world and eight to 10 percent of diabetic patients will develop foot problems.
Dr. Ravul Jindal, Director – Vascular Surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, conducted “Infra Popliteal Angioplasty Course” at Fortis Hospital here to train doctors on how to prevent amputation. 10 consultants attended the meeting from India and Iraq. The focus of the training was ballooning of arteries in patients with diabetic foot to restore blood supply, which requires finesse and technique.
While giving the information, Dr. Jindal said, “Amputation is a big burden, not just on the patient, but also for the society in terms of social as well as economic burden.”
On why is saving a foot so difficult, he said, saving a foot is difficult because not enough trained doctors/centres are there who can provide treatment such as infra popliteal angioplasty, Carbon dioxide guided angioplasty, retrograde punctures and post op ICU care.
He informed five cases were operated upon as a part of the course. Four patients were from Punjab and one from Haryana. All 5 cases were successful and patients are doing well. Speaking about recovery he said, patient is admitted for one day and discharged the next day after the procedure. Follow up is done after one week.
“I would like to express my thanks to the management and staff. I have identified distinguished physicians and surgeons in the treatment of vascular diseases. I have benefitted greatly from the training course. I have learned new and valuable information from Dr Ravul Jindal,’’ said Dr Bassam, Vascular Surgeon, Baghdad, Iraq.