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SIMS Hospital Launches Centre of Excellence for Rib Cage Disorders

Chennai, India – May 13th, 2024 – In a significant development for patients suffering from rib cage disorders, ICAD, SIMS Hospital today unveiled its dedicated Centre of Excellence. This specialised unit promises comprehensive and advanced treatment for conditions like rib fractures and pectus deformity, setting a new standard for chest trauma and deformity care in South India.

“For many individuals, rib cage disorders are more than just physical ailments; they significantly impact their well-being. From the pain and discomfort of fractured ribs to the emotional distress caused by chest wall deformities, these conditions demand comprehensive and compassionate care, Our centre aims to provide not just treatment but hope and a path to a better quality of life.” says Dr. V.V. Bashi, Director, the Institute of Cardiac & Aortic Disorders (ICAD) & head, Centre of Excellence at SIMS Hospital.

Addressing Treatment Gaps and Embracing Innovation

“Rib fractures have been managed conservatively, while this approach may have been suitable for some patients. Issues arise when rib fractures are managed conservatively, leading to extended periods of mechanical ventilation, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), lung infections, pneumothorax, and other organ damage. This results in prolonged stays in the intensive care unit (ICU) and extended periods of bed rest. Relying on prolonged pain management and limited mobility”, says Dr. V.V. Bashi

Revolutionizing Treatment with Rib Fracture Fixation

The Centre of Excellence will cater to a wide range of patients suffering from rib fractures, including those with Multiple rib fractures, Flail chest (multiple fractured ribs that move abnormally during breathing), Complications like pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and subcutaneous emphysema (air trapped under the skin), We are revolutionizing rib fracture treatment with minimally invasive surgical interventions,” explains Dr. Rajkamal Vishnu. “These procedures firstly avoid large skin wounds, stabilize fractured ribs, allowing for faster healing, reduced pain, and faster mobility.”

Pectus Deformity Clinic

As the premier centre in South India for pectus deformity correction, SIMS Hospital offers state-of-the-art facilities and specialized expertise in minimally invasive techniques for pectus deformity correction. We understand the immense impact pectus deformity can have on an individual, Our multidisciplinary team offers state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures to correct both pectus excavatum (sunken chest) and pectus carinatum (protruding chest).

“In any rib cage disorders, chest dynamics are altered causing breathing difficulties and other cardiac issues. Correcting these disorders timely makes better chest dynamics for better breathing and cardiothoracic health. The Centre of Excellence prioritizes patient empowerment. “We believe in educating patients about their conditions and treatment options, Our team provides comprehensive support, from pre-operative counselling to post-operative rehabilitation.We restore normal chest wall function, allowing patients to breathe easier and regain their independence sooner says Dr. Rajkamal Vishnu.

Patient Education and Support: A Cornerstone of Care

Dr. Ravi Pachamuthu, Chairman, SRM Group said “ The Centre of Excellence prioritises patient empowerment. We believe in educating patients about their conditions and treatment options, Our team provides comprehensive support, from pre-operative counselling to post-operative rehabilitation. At SIMS Hospital, we are dedicated to patient-centric care and transformative healthcare. This new Center of Excellence reflects our dedication to innovation and making a significant difference in the lives of our patients.”

About SIMS Hospital

SIMS Hospitals (SRM Institutes for Medical Science) is one of the leading multi-specialty hospitals in Chennai. This 245 -bed hospital offers comprehensive health care experience across a wide range of specialties, including multi-organ transplant services. The hospital houses 15 modular OTs, 3 state-of-the-art Cath labs (including 1 Bi-plane Cath lab), advanced ICU with Hepa-filters and innovative medical technologies, all under one roof. With the finest combination of experience, expertise, cutting-edge technology and well-coordinated multi-specialty Quaternary care facilities and patient-centric teamwork; SIMS Hospital Chennai is committed to deliver services of international standards. SIMS Hospital offers holistic health care that includes prevention, prophylactic treatment and care, rehabilitation and lifestyle health education and guidance to patients, their families, and clients. At SIMS, every step is aimed at ensuring excellence in patient care.

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