Case Studies

Interesting Cases


Mrs. J.T., 79 years old female, had undergone surgery for removal of the Uterus in a reputed hospital in Denver, U.S.A on 19/06/2002. Unfortunately, she had an injury to her right ureter (tube carrying urine from the kidney to bladder) during operation, which resulted in fever, abdominal swelling etc. After undergoing multiple, expensive tests and 3-4 other operations on her right kidney, she was left with 2 tubes coming at from her abdomen, even 1 month after surgery. She was advised yet another operation followed by removal of right kidney by the local urologist.

At this point of time, the relatives of the patient contacted Dr. Ashit Shah (July 2002). On reviewing her reports, the definite possibility of saving Mrs. J.T's left kidney was impressed upon.

The patient was rushed to India (in Business class, as no tickets were available for the economy class) and was directly admitted into the hospital from the airport.

She was investigated and later underwent a minimally invasive urological surgical procedure lasting for about 20 minutes. All the tubes coming out of her abdomen were removed, her kidney was saved and she was absolutely ok.

it’s been 14 years now and her kidney is working absolutely normally.


Mr. A.P., 54 year old gentleman, a U.K resident of Indian origin had undergone TURP operation (for prostate removal) in London, in April 2006. Unfortunately, he underwent re-operation 3 times and was catheterized off and on, for about 7-8 times during the period of next 6 months. Even then, the patient continued to have a lot of urinary complaints and he was offered the option of permanent catheter. The patient was not happy with his condition and he got in touch with our hospital. After initial communication on e-mail and phone, and having gathered confidence that his problem would be solved completely, Mr. A.P came to India in March 2007.

He was investigated and he underwent a minor endoscopic procedure. The same problem which was nagging him for the last 10 months was solved within 10 days. He was absolutely relieved of his problems, and during his post-operative stay itself, he called for his known persons from U.K (who were facing some or the other urological problems) and got them treated as well.

Mr. A.P is back in London, and is doing well.


Mr. K.C., a senior executive aged 52 years, was suffering from recurrent Urinary tract infections (UTI) for the last 8 years. The UTI episodes would incapacitate him physically, emotionally, psychologically as well as financially. He had been to 4 Urologists, and had undergone 3 cystoscopy procedures (to diagnose the cause of infection) and numerous tests, but of no avail.

Being fed up of the disease and having given up totally, he reluctantly came to see us on insistence of his friend (an old patient of ours). Having given up to the disease, he was not very forthcoming in his reply to our questions too. However, a meticulous history was taken and a detailed clinical assessment was done at our hospital. From the history itself, a diagnosis of Vesico-enteric fistula (an abnormal communication between the urinary bladder and intestine) was made and this was thought to be responsible for the patient's recurrent urine infections.

The patient was advised surgical removal of the fistula, which solved his problem of recurrent UTI forever.