Chennai hospital performs rare procedure for first time in India

Chennai: Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC) has said it has become the first hospital in the country to use real-time ultrasound guidance to remove a prolapsed disc through an endoscopic spine procedure on a 13-week pregnant woman.

The woman from Salem, according to the hospital, had been experiencing severe back pain radiating to the leg and was unable to walk, stand or lie down in one single position.

She was diagnosed to have a disc prolapse. As the pain progressed quickly, she had consulted many orthopedic surgeons, spine surgeons and gynecologists to assist her with the right solution for her acute pain without harming her unborn baby since it was her naturally conceived second baby, after her IVF conceived first baby four years ago.

Following her online consultation with Dr Karunakaran she travelled to Chennai for the endoscopic spine procedure.


NT Bureau