Lung transplant restores life for 16-year-old boy, marking a remarkable medical triumph at Medica Superspecialty Hospital

"First successful lung transplant surgery in Eastern India"

In a medical landscape often marred by tales of despair, the successful lung transplant at Medica Superspecialty Hospital emerges as a beacon of hope. Conducted on 16-year-old Swapnil Biswas, who suffered from a life-threatening condition after accidental paraquat ingestion, the surgery has paved the way for innovative medical treatments in Eastern India.

Swapnil’s story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Initially admitted with respiratory distress, his condition deteriorated despite aggressive treatment. It was at this critical juncture that a team of medical experts, led by Dr. Kunal Sarkar and Dr. Dipanjan Chatterjee, decided to undertake a lung transplant. This life-saving procedure, albeit rare in India due to the scarcity of organ donors, represented the last glimmer of hope.

However, the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (ROTTO) came to the rescue, locating a matching organ at Bhubaneshwar’s SUM Ultimate Hospital. This led to the successful transplant, granting Swapnil a renewed chance at life. His triumph is a milestone for Indian medicine and emphasizes the critical importance of organ donation in the country. It also reinforces Medica Superspecialty Hospital’s commitment to providing world-class healthcare services.


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