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43 year old dies after Hair Restoration Surgery, Dermatologist under radar


43 year old dies after Hair Restoration Surgery, Dermatologist under radar

Mumbai: A rare case of death following a hair transplant surgery was recently reported from Mumbai causing a city-based dermatologist to come under the radar.  A city-based dermatologist is now under the radar as a businessman died two days after availing  Hair Restoration Surgery (HRS) from his clinic. The matter has been forwarded to the expert committee, therefore, no complaint of negligence has been registered.

A 43- year old businessman Shrawan Kumar Chaudhary from Mumbai underwent hair transplant surgery Chinchpokli clinic last week and soon after became sick. He was admitted to Hiranandani Hospital in Powai on Friday with complaints of breathlessness and swelling on the face and throat. He died on Saturday and the post-mortem was conducted at Rajawadi Hospital. The doctors sent his viscera and organs for further analysis. The primary observation report revealed that he had symptoms of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, and suffered multi-organ failure.

An accidental report was filed regarding the case at Saki Naka police station.

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The incident immediately brought the dermatologist in question and Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (AHRS) began its inquiries related to the case.

Dr Anil Garg, honorary secretary, AHRS told The Hindu, “We will issue a show cause notice to the doctor concerned to understand what exactly went wrong.”

“The clinic was run by a dermatologist who has been carrying out the procedure for several years. The complications can be because of medication, unskilled and unqualified people, unhygienic clinics, infected instruments or an underlying condition of the person undergoing the transplant,” he further added.

The dermatologist told to the police team that Chaudhary insisted on getting 9,250 hair grafts in one sitting but developed complications after 3,700 grafts and he also went through all standard preventive checks before the transplant.

A spokesperson from the Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons told the TOI, “Patients often try to pressure doctors to cover large areas in one sitting. We do not plan more than 2500-3000 grafts in one sitting and make sure it is completed in 6-8 hours. Prolonged time and extended anaesthesia can compound problems.”

“We have qualified but untrained people performing transplants. Homoeopaths, dentists and technicians with some experience start performing hair transplants, who may find it difficult to deal with complications,” the dermatologist in question further told TOI.

“Number of hours depend on individual’s capacity and may not pose a direct risk to life unless the surgery is not done in sterile condition. Individual surgeons can do around 2,000 grafts in one sitting, those with more teams can do up to 4,000,” he further added.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone X, N.D. Reddy, told The Hindu, “The family is yet to approach us with a complaint. A First Information Report can be registered only after a committee of doctors from JJ Hospital establishes medical negligence.”

Source: with inputs
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    Surender Singh jakhar March 19, 2019, 2:10 am

    High leval enquiry should be conducted and strict action should be taken against such clinic and doctors if found gaily.

  2. Actual problem is most of the doctors are not trained in handling medical emergencies, doesnt know the safe dosage of anesthesia per day. In this case drug overdose was there & the doctor didnt take proper past medical history of the patient.Even Paracetamol , penicillin group of drugs can cause allergy.
    Being a hair restoration physician same thing happened with me also. After implanting 1500 grafts in 5 hrs , patient started complaining of shortness of breath & shivering. Patient’s heart rate was 45 / min & Spo2 was 89%.Atropine , 25 D, fluids , corticosteroids, oxygen , neubulisation, tramadol & ondem were given . Ultimately we saved the patient. Patient was strictly advised to get admitted in nearby hospital for monitoring but patient refused to get admitted in hospital. Our case was not due to anesthesia overdose. Patient has no past history of medicine/ anesthesia allergy . Patient had already undergone hair transplant under local anesthesia 1 yr ago in another clinic. We also did serum IGE blood test for allergy before transplant but it was within normal range. Local anesthesia patch test was also negative.Emergencies can happen anytime.The clinic should be equipped with an emergency trolley, intralipids for anaesthesia toxicity & the physician should be trained in handling medical emergencies.If the physician is not trained in handling emergencies then anesthesist should be present throughout the whole procedure.
    In india senior doctors are not ready to provide hair transplant training to young doctors because they think teaching young doctors will ruin their own business. COPD patients dies everyday in govt. & Private hospitals but media will not show such news. They will not show chain smokers has a risk factor of COPD & smoking should be banned.
    In hyderabad incident drug overdose was there & anaphylaxis happened. Second incident happened due to diabetes. Both the doctors are MBBS. So the whole dermatologist & plastic surgeons fraternity went against them.They said MBBS are not eligible for performing hair transplant. MBBS are already doing cholecystectomy, cessarean section, appendicectomy under spinal & local anesthesia which are more complicated than a minor hair transplant surgery done under local anesthesia.
    In mumbai death case dermatologist did transplant. So the whole dermatologist & plastic surgeon fraternity is with the dermatologist.They are saying anaphylaxis may happen.When a qualified physician makes medicolegal mistakes then its not a mistake. This happens only in india.

  3. You are right! Senior doctors never try to teach younger doctors unless they are related to him. Money is the culprit. R
    Even the doctor is having crores of rupees, he wants to earn, otherwise he won\’t get sleep. He always encourages untrained assistants. Pl remember\”you cannot take your wealth with you. You may die anytime. Pl serve the needy and do justice to the patients\”. Don\’t go after money. Money should come to you.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan March 16, 2019, 9:26 am

    It\’s like adventurous sports , with high risk just to have few extra hair. DOES IT FALL UNDER ETHEICAL PRATICES ? WHAT IS QUANTUM OF PUNISHMENT FOR LOSS OF LIFE IN SUCH FANCY SURGERIES LIKE LENGTING OF PENIS, RESHAPING OF BREASTS, FACE LIFTS , DEBULKING , LIPOSUCTION , GENDER TRANSFORMATION ETC. I AM SURE MORE THAN 99 .9 %OF MEDICAL STUDENTS ARE NEVER TAUGHT ABOUT SUCH THINGS. IT WAS LEARNT ACCIDENTALLY , OR OUT OF CURIOSITY , OR WHILE READING SOME SEDUCEING ARTICLES . UNFORTUNATELY WE BEING IN THE PROFESSION ARE UNABLE TO GIUDE SOME ONE SEEKS OUR HELP/ SUGGESTIONS IN SUCH MATTERS. ( FEEL HELPLESS, STUPID SILLY IN SUCH SITUATIONS ). ONE THING FOR SURE THERE IS DAYING DESIRE AMOUNGST THE PATIENTS AND UNLIMITED GREED FROM THE HOSPITALS . THERE WAS /IS OPERATION THEATRES IN ONE OF THE RESORTS , WHERE THEY UNDER TAKE SUCH FUNNY/ FANCY SURGERIES. WHEN I SAW FULL FLEDGED OPERATION THEATRES IN A ISOLATED PLACE LIKE RESORT IT WAS A SHOCKING SURPRISE. I wish the government medical colleges O T ARE KEPT SO SPIC AND SPAN .

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan March 15, 2019, 3:57 pm

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