Mr.Mahmud 50 yr male from Somalia had a bullet injury about 9 months back. Since then he was having continuous pain in the abdomen which prevented him from doing his work. He visited lot of hospitals both in his country and in India. He was advised surgical removal of the bullet. In all the hospitals he was advised conventional open surgery – wherein the abdomen is cut open and bullet along with some part of the liver are removed. He was also told that it is a high risk surgery.
He then visited Apollo hospital and after evaluating him thoroughly Dr.P.Siva Charan Reddy and team planned a laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic removal of such a bullet injury is probably a first in the country and we at Apollo are proud to have done.