Excellence Beyond Words
“Indian doctors are the best.” This is not a hollow statement but a cogent fact, which has been substantiated by various doctors through their outstanding achievements. This time we have a doctor who removed the first-ever heaviest kidney tumour in India, which has been registered in Limca Books of Records in 2009. He is Dr Rajesh Taneja, presently working as Senior Consultant, Urologist and Coordinator, Surgical Division at Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute (PSRI).
“It was in 2004, a 49-year-old lady, a native of Afghanistan, came to PSRI. She had been suffering from bloating sensation in the abdomen and a steadily increasing abdominal girth for about three years prior to having been seen by me. That lady had been told earlier that this was an inoperable tumour. I decided to accept the challenging task and operated upon her. The recovered surgical specimen measured as the heaviest of all with 7500 grams,” points out a proud Dr Taneja.
“Another case is of re-implantation of dismembered penis of a 30 years-old-man from Chandigarh, who in a phase of depression used a shaving blade to cut off his own organ. The dismembered organ was transported in cold saline bath and re-implanted four hours later. He had a good recovery and regained a functional phallus and produced a baby after span of two years. Recovery of my patients has always been the biggest strength for me,” affirms Dr Taneja.
Indian doctors are now recognised for their work at the global level. Not only are our doctors well known, but the institutes all across India are also world renowned for producing some celebrated doctorsDr Taneja is one such doctor. Various awards have been conferred on Dr Taneja in recognition of his illustrious work. He dedicated all the awards to his honesty to work by saying: “There is still a long way to go.” While talking about the present health care scenario in India, he said: “Undoubtedly, we have the best doctors but we need to upgrade the standard of facilities available in hospitals. We need to meet the need of beds in hospitals for the common man. And the biggest reason behind the increasing diseases nowadays is the change of lifestyle, which leads to increase in a number of diseases. If a person gets to know that he is afflicted with diabetes, he should start taking precautions there and then so as to put diabetes under control. But due to unawareness among the people, the afflicted people do not take adequate precautions, which is a must against this silent killer,” informs Dr Taneja.
By Vaishali Tanwar