Keiyann Pillay Underwent BT Shunt Surgery at Fortis Mulund, Mumbai, India

Keiyann Pillay Underwent BT Shunt Surgery at Fortis Mulund, Mumbai, India
  • Patient Name : Keiyann Pillay
  • From Country : Mauritius
  • Destination Country : India
  • Procedure : BT Shunt Surgery
  • Hospital : Fortis Mulund, Mumbai, India

Keiyann Pillay, a baby of 2 months, had trouble breathing and was physically weak. The kid’s parents brought him to an Indian hospital for a checkup.

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Following a health examination, the doctor determined that the child had a breathing problem due to an extremely narrow breathing canal. He was unable to breathe easily as a result, and his oxygen level was unstable. As a result, the kid’s respiration wasn’t the only thing that was compromised; he was also getting weaker every day.

Mr. and Mrs. Pillay began looking online for Baby Keiyann’s better treatment choices when they discovered MediGence. When Team MediGence received his inquiry, they immediately got to work on the issue and suggested the best course of action for Baby Keiyann. The goal was to put them in touch with the hospital and top surgeons for their child’s care. Mr. and Mrs. Pillay selected Dr. Dhananjay Malankar, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at Fortis Mulund Hospital in Mumbai, after careful assessment of all the research and the dedicated support of MediGence.

Pediatric cardiology consultant Dr. Dhananjay works at Fortis Hospital in Mulund. He has more than ten years of practical expertise in vascular and cardiothoracic surgery. He earned his MBBS in 2003 from Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in Mumbai and King Edward Memorial Hospital. He later earned his MS in General Surgery from the prestigious AIIMS, finishing it in 2007. In 2010, he earned his M. Ch. in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery from the same institution. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s clinical fellow in congenital cardiac surgery was Dr. Dhananjay.

Anyone looking for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic treatments in Mumbai would carefully review the list of Fortis Hospital Mulund health check-up packages. Due to their aptitude for technological and medical innovation as well as for modernizing its administrative structure and infrastructure capabilities, they have received awards for a variety of reasons. Emergency and critical care, digestive care,  urology, neurological research, nephrology, orthopedics,  cardiology, and cardiac surgery are among the areas of expertise at the patient-centric hospital.

Pre-Treatment and Surgical Procedure

On 8 Jul 2022, Mr. and Mrs. Pillay arrived in India. When they arrived, the MediGence staff welcomed them and immediately drove them to the hospital. Dr. Dhananjay Malankar provided the initial consultations for the youngster. The youngster was admitted right away under the doctor’s supervision after the consultation and tests revealed that the child was extremely weak. The young person had an echocardiogram. Dr. Dhananjay recommended BT shunt surgery for the child based on the reports, and the procedure was planned for the following day.

A few millimeters wide Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt is a tiny tube that is used to direct blood from the arterial circulation to the lungs. Congenital cardiac abnormalities that impair blood flow to the lungs are treated with it. When a child is very young, the shunt is used until a second procedure can be carried out. The shunt is not a long-term solution because it does not grow with the infant. Growing kids gradually “outgrow” the shunt and require more blood flow to the lungs in order to meet their body’s oxygen requirements.

Post Treatment

The procedure was completed successfully, and Baby Keiyann can now breathe easily. He is not now having any respiratory issues, as he had in the past. After 9 days, Baby Keiyann was released from the hospital after his recovery was observed and his bodily functions were confirmed to be stable. He left the country with his parents after 25 days. Mr. and Mrs. Pillay are pleased with their overall experience receiving medical care from the doctor, hospital, and MediGence staff. They intended to visit attractions and eat delicious food while they were in Delhi. Team MediGence wishes Baby Keiyann a full recovery as soon as possible!


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Reviewed By :- Dr. Vijita Jayan


Sushma Hegde is an avid reader, scientific/medical content writer and currently workin as a Senior Content Specialist in Medigence. She has written for various websites and worked for the many big companies like Wipro, HCL Technologies, etc.

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