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Jaslok Hospital Doctors Helped 36 Years Old Woman Move Again

Nikhil Gosrani, husband of Bhavesha Gosrani brought her to Jaslok Hospital for medical treatment. She was in a vegetative state for more than a year. She suffered a hypoxic brain injury while giving birth to twins in June 2016. Since then she has been in a minimally conscious state. Mrs. Gosrani who gave birth to twins through C-section had a cardiorespiratory attack during the C-section surgery. It is stated that the nursing home lacked the necessary equipment’s.

She was then kept on a ventilator for the first 20 days but later shifted to her home and since has been in a minimally conscious state. But her husband refused to give up and decided to take her to Jaslok hospital looking for other possible options. Where the doctors performed Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery.

The Director of Department of Neurosurgery at Jaslok Hospital said, Dr. Paresh Doshi supervised the operation. According to him, they decided to perform this surgery because Mrs. Gosrani showed no signs of improvements after waiting for few months though during surgery she showed signs of arousal. Post-surgery she has been shown some movements. And, she is expected to take more 3 to 4 months to recover.

It has been stated that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery is not recommended because of the risk it carries. The procedure involves stimulating the brain that can lead to some side effect. Other alternative could be a long-term rehabilitation.

About Jaslok Hospital

Established on 6th July 1973, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre is one of the oldest multi-specialty hospitals in India. The hospital accommodates around 348 beds out of which some are reserved for the less fortunate section of the society. To be more precise, 36 beds are available for free of charge for the Indigent section and other 36 are made available for weaker section at 50% charge.

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The hospital specialties include Medical Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant, Nephrology & Renal Transplant, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgical Oncology, Cardiology, Ear Nose & Throat Surgery, Liver Transplant, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Urology, to name a few. Located at Peddar Road, South Mumbai, this private institution was founded by Seth Lokoomal Chanrai. Jaslok caters to the medical need of people coming from all caste and creed.

Jaslok Hospital visiting hours

Monday to Saturday – 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Sunday – 10.30 am to 11.30 am & 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm


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