A young female patient named Mrs. Tripta Goel age 25 years from Mandi Gobind Garh (Punjab) India, presented with pain in the left flank. Her initial investigations showed that she was having an anomaly in her kidney, which is called the horseshoe kidney. In addition, she was having obstruction at the junction of pelvis and ureter (PUJ Obstruction). This problem requires surgery (Pyeloplasty).
The chief urologist at RG Stone, Ludhiana, Dr. Anand Sehgal (Mch, Urology) performed the procedure of laparoscopic pyeloplasty on 29th October 2009. Conventionally, this surgery is being done through a large incision in the abdomen which requires prolonged hospitalization and painful recovery. However, surgery at our center was done laparoscopically through three small holes. Mrs. Tripta was discharged from hospital on 4th day in satisfactory condition. This is a technically demanding procedure and is considered to be an advanced laparoscopic urological procedure that is being done in very few centers in India.