Targeted and highly precise, the new procedure enhances the hospital’s capability to treat different cancers and provide better clinical outcomes for patients. Already, the treatment is seeing good results in its first patient who is recovering from sarcoma cancer.
Brachytherapy is a special form of radiotherapy where a sealed radioactive source is placed inside a patient’s body to treat a small targeted area within a shorter time as compared to traditional radiation delivered from outside the body. This highly-localised treatment has proven to be very effective in treating cancer with lower risk of side effects, as less radiation is delivered to surrounding healthy tissues.
The Centre’s first patient, a male in his mid-30s, was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer on his left thigh. The tumour was very extensive, measuring over 30cm. Upon removal of the tumour, perioperative brachytherapy was done through radiation directed to the high-risk region where the tumour was located before surgery. This complements the external beam radiotherapy that is given after all wounds are healed, typically four to six weeks after the surgery. The patient is now making good process in his treatment and we wish him all the best in his recovery journey!
IHH Healthcare started 2022 on an exciting note by hosting its first hybrid Global Town Hall on 27 January, with more than 100 staff in attendance at the webcast venue in Malaysia.
Fear not for this is not a beast machine out of a Transformer movie. The cyclotron is a particle accelerator that was installed in the new Proton Therapy Centre at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
After its first successful bilateral hand transplant in August last year, the team at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai has gone on to perform the life-changing surgery on two quadruple amputee patients – a first for India.
A 27-hour surgery supported by an army of 60 healthcare professionals. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in this case, it was what it took to separate a pair of conjoined twins.
Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani is the first private hospital in Malaysia to introduce a new minimally-invasive procedure known as Rezum Water Vapour Therapy, to help men seeking treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong’s Peritoneal Malignancy Treatment Centre has introduced new intraperitoneal chemotherapy procedures, including Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and Pressurised Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC).
Our Pharmacy staff at Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong are now able to devote more time to serve our patients, thanks to the newly installed fully-automated vial-filling machine that can dispense medication with efficiency, safety and accuracy.