Parirenyatwa Doctors break world record
By CHENGETO CHIDI
Urologists at Parirenyatwa group of Hospitals successfully performed a surgery to remove a 12.3Kg kidney mass on 31 July 2019.
At a press briefing held at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, the urologists responsible shared their success in performing a rare kidney cancer surgery beating the previous world record held by Japan where the mass removed weighed 11.5kg.
The press briefing served to encourage patients with ailments to seek attention in local medical institutions instead of travelling out of the country.
All the members of the operating team were Zimbabwean.
The recovering patient 48 year old Milka Gwatiringa, a teacher by profession expressed her gratitude to the operating team for the surgery.
Her tummy started expanding in 2008 and she only managed to get admitted in July 2018 because she feared losing her life.
“The news you give out about local hospitals leave one in doubt especially when one is sick.”
The surgery took three hours, the patient losing only an estimated 300ml amount of blood and the mass removed was of 33cm length and 30cm width.
Gwatiringa complained that
the media negatively represent local health institutions by focusing on the negative aspects in a way that might discourage people with ailments and result in them seeking medical attention in other countries.
Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals Clinical Director Aspect Jacob Venganai Maunganidze announced that this surgery is significant since it is a record breaker.
He encouraged patients to seek health assistance locally
“We consider this to be of utmost public interest and this is why we called the media
“It’s meant to encourage the public with various ailments to seek medical attention in our health institutions.”
The whole operation expenses cost $2000on medical aid and out of Zimbabwe the possible expenses cost would have been US$11 000.