Indian Surgeon Extracts 4,100 Gallstones From Patient in 4-hour Surgery

Published May 29th, 2018 - 07:00 GMT
A surgeon in Nashik, India, extracted 4,100 gallstones from a 43-year-old man in a 4-hour surgery. (AFP/ File Photo)
A surgeon in Nashik, India, extracted 4,100 gallstones from a 43-year-old man in a 4-hour surgery. (AFP/ File Photo)

The doctors removed the stones after he started experiencing extreme abdominal pain.

A surgeon in Nashik, India, extracted 4,100 gallstones from a 43-year-old man in a 4-hour surgery on Saturday. The laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Amit Sharad Kele, removed the stones from Yogesh Ywele after he started experiencing extreme abdominal pain since Thursday.

Dr. Kele of Krishna Hospital in Nashik performed several tests on Ywele before the surgery and said that it took two hours for two hospital staff to count the massive number of gallstones.

Post the surgery, Ywele, who runs a hardware shop, is now recuperating well at the hospital. "The patient [Yewle] is responding to the treatment and will be discharged next week," Kele was quoted as saying in Hindustan Times.

The surgeon added that obesity, diabetes, irregular food habits, and cholesterol are reasons behind gallstone formation and is more common in women. In 2015, Dr ML Saha from West Bengal removed 11,950 gallstones from a patient, breaking the world record for removing most number of gallstones.

Kele said patients visit a doctor only after the pain gets unbearable and then surgery is the last resort. He pointed out that severe gallstone disease can even lead to gallbladder cancer in 1 out of 1,000 patients.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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