"We developed a novel treatment plan with an ophthalmologist, Dr Vivek. The baby received a chemotherapy injection into the eyes, and after 3 doses of chemo, she regained complete vision in the right eye. Post treating her vision, we went ahead with Immunotherapy and her leukaemia was in remission. Luckily, she had a fully matched sister from whom she underwent bone marrow transplantation and she tolerated it very well. At present, it has been two months since the BMT, and the baby is leading a normal life today."
- Dr Neema Bhat Senior Consultant- Haematology, Paediatric Oncology & BMT, Fortis Cancer Institute, Bangalore,
"When we saw this cute girl with refractory blood cancer, we took up the challenge. We tapped into our international experience and the latest research to devise a treatment strategy that fortunately worked to not only control her blood cancer but also to regain her vision. BiTE immunotherapy has revolutionized the treatment of ALL today; BiTE targets the blood cancer cells specifically without causing any side effects. The child is currently free of blood cancer and is able to see clearly much to the delight of her parents. Seeing her parent's joy on the results and getting her own hand-drawn wishes to us on National Doctors' Day has certainly made the results immensely gratifying. "
-Dr Mangesh P Kamath- Senior Consultant - Medical Oncology and Hemato-Oncology
"The patient's age was a big challenge despite which our doctors, employing a multidisciplinary approach, carried out the procedure successfully. At Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta Road, we have always kept patient-centricity and consistent innovation at the core. This has helped us become a leader in innovative surgeries and a provider of responsible healthcare in the city."
-Dr Manish Mattoo, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road
With 56 hospitals across the nation and over 10,000 beds, Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. For over 26 years, Fortis Hospitals have been committed to the cause of getting people back to their lives faster and stronger.