Revolutionary TAVI Procedure At DPU Super Specialty Hospital Pimpri

TAVI Procedure at DPU Super Specialty Hospital Pimpri,
TAVI Procedure at DPU Super Specialty Hospital Pimpri

Valve Replacement without Open Surgery Marks Hospital’s First

DPU Super Specialty Hospital, Pimpri, and Dr. Anmol Sonawane Partner to Launch Valve Clinic

PIMPRI: In an inspiring blend of advanced technology and compassionate healthcare, DPU Super Specialty Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, has successfully performed its first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedure on an 83-year-old male patient, marking a significant milestone in the hospital’s history and the launch of its new dedicated Valve Specialty Clinic in partnership with Dr. Anmol Sonawane, Director – TAVI & Structural Heart Specialist. This clinic promises advanced cardiac care every Monday, enhancing access to cutting-edge treatments for the residents of Pune and beyond.

TAVI, a groundbreaking heart valve replacement method, involves no open-heart surgery, incisions, general anesthesia, or ventilators, allowing patients to be discharged as early as 1-2 days. The procedure performed on June 7 saved the life of the elderly patient who had struggled with severe symptoms like heart failure, leg swelling, and breathlessness for over six months. After thorough evaluations and considering the patient’s frail condition and the risks associated with traditional surgery, Dr. Sonawane recommended TAVI. This less invasive technique involves inserting a new valve via a catheter through the femoral artery in the leg, reaching the heart, and deploying the new valve without the need for a major surgical incision.

Dr. Anmol Sonawane, a leading pioneer in TAVI and valve replacement, has successfully performed over 1500 surgeries across India and in 36 countries, aiding in the development of TAVR programs worldwide. This technique offers new hope for elderly patients. A specialist in TAVI and Structural Heart specialist, Dr. Sonawane is collaborating with DPU Super Specialty Hospital, Pimpri, to launch a specialized Valve Clinic.

TAVI is primarily utilized for patients who suffer from Aortic Stenosis—a condition where the aortic valve narrows, hindering blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. As patients age, valves may calcify and degenerate, significantly impacting their quality of life. Traditional surgery to replace these valves involves open-heart surgery, which poses significant risks, especially for elderly patients or those with multiple health issues.

The successful implementation of TAVI at DPU Super Specialty Hospital highlights the significant advancements in interventional cardiology, spearheaded by Dr. Sonawane’s expertise.

Dr. P. D. Patil, Chancellor, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pimpri, Pune, expressed his pride in the hospital’s commitment to top-tier patient-centric care. “Our focus has always been on integrating the latest technologies to improve patient outcomes. The introduction of this specialty clinic is a testament to our dedication to advancing healthcare. Our state-of-the-art facilities combined with top-notch expertise allow us to deliver exceptional care, particularly in specialized fields like TAVI,” he stated.

Dr. Bhagyashree P. Patil, Pro-Chancellor, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pimpri, Pune, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the importance of technology in future healthcare solutions. “There is nothing more valuable than saving a human life. Hence, giving our patients the priceless gift of a healthy life remains our topmost priority as a trusted healthcare institute. I visit the patients, monitor their recovery, and progress, and stay connected with the team 24/7 to ensure that no stone is left unturned in providing the best possible patient care.  With this new clinic, we are setting new benchmarks in providing access to globally recognized treatments right here in Pune,” she remarked.

The launch of the Valve Specialty Clinic is more than just an addition to the hospital’s capabilities—it represents a lifeline for elderly patients at high risk from conventional surgeries. It underscores the hospital’s role as a pioneer in adopting technologies that offer safer alternatives and promote quicker recoveries.

Commenting on the same, Dr. Yashraj Patil, Trustee & Treasurer, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pimpri, Pune, said, “As Pune’s healthcare landscape continues to evolve, the Valve Specialty Clinic at DPU Super Specialty Hospital, Pimpri, Pune stands as a beacon of hope and innovation, ensuring that the elderly can receive the best possible care with minimized risk, embodying the hospital’s mission of enabling healthier lives through advanced medical science. We as a leading healthcare institution are honored to introduce the TAVI and Valve specialty clinic to our patients, thus laying another milestone as pioneers. The confluence of technology with patient-centric healthcare has led to the emergence of multiple opportunities in the interest of better patient outcomes. TAVI is a landmark achievement in the field of cardiology and will be of immense benefit to our elderly patients.

The perspective of Dr. Anmol Sonawane Director – of TAVI & Structural Heart Specialist, DPU Super Specialty Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, said “TAVI or TAVR is a pinnacle that has redefined the process of valve replacements in the elder age groups. Multiple comorbidities and wailing health in the elderly age group make individuals vulnerable to critical procedures like open-heart surgeries. We are glad to launch the valve specialty clinic at DPU Super Specialty Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, as the hospital is well-equipped with world-class infrastructure and facilities that will help us in providing treatment for complex concerns with ease.


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