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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Extremely Gratifying to see the results...

For a doctor happy patients are always a feather in his cap more so if it happens to be revisions, complex surgeries, failed surgeries and patients who have been told that it is impossible to undertake/cure. This #Diwali, I had a Bonaza and am sharing the happy moments.
The link to the post: https://www.facebook.com/drkkumaresh/posts/10152804447252342

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cured after a life threatening Ear Disease - Thank You Dr. Kumaresh

I am Arshad Ali Baig writing on behalf of my father Habibullah Baig who had come out of the dreadful stage of skull base osteomyelitis.
This all started in May 2012 when my father complained headache. He consulted general physician and used to take general medication. As it’s a common condition to go through for a human being. We thought it will set right. But unfortunately it didn’t. It was continuous and more severe (thunders in the head as described by Dad) day by day and he used to cry like a child down on the surface at home. We were totally shocked to see this.
Then we admitted him to much known superspeciality hospital in Hyderabad and there we consulted neurologist. He advised us to go through MRI brain scan. Apart from that they conducted several tests to identify the causes. Nothing came out in report.
He was there for 3 days and during this they only kept him on pain relief injections time to time where he was feeling happy that everything is right now.
Soon after discharge, the same thing resurfaced again like thunder headaches. We consulted maxofacial surgeon as Dad was complaining severe pain right from his cheek.
He has done X-ray and said that there was one tiny tooth inside the gums which is causing this pain and upon his advice he underwent tooth removal. It was okay for one day. Then we came to Bangalore to consult other doctors as we lost faith in Hyderabad the way doctors approached and their seriousness in attending the patients. Same condition continued for Dad till we approached one renowned maxofacial surgeon in Bangalore. After listening to the history, he advised us to go for CT scan and some other infection tests. After the reports, he said that infection has made the right upper jaw bone dead (Right Maxilla) and we need to remove that. We were just getting surprised and pained at every stage of this outcome. We had one question in the mind. Why the infection tests didn’t show this? What seriousness does a hospital authority have in doing these? Then he underwent surgery for the removal of Rt. Maxilla and got discharged after 1 week. Then we left to Hyderabad with some relaxation but there was something pinching in the heart as Dad used to say it’s (headache) not gone completely. After coming back, we consulted the same Bangalore maxofacial surgeon as Dad was still complaining and he advised us to go for MRI neck and brain. After the reports were sent to him, he said that infection has gone upwards towards skull i.e. sphenoidal sinus after showing the same to his friend neurosurgeon and declared as critical.  
We were just feeling down day by day. Now it’s more than 4 months since the disease inception. He advised us to consult known ENT surgeon. So we searched and took appointment of one very famous ENT surgeon in xxxxxx placed in high profile hospital.
This is the time where I lost faith in the caring medical services. He was not just listening to the basic problem i.e. headache. I could not narrate more than this about him.
After that, pus started coming out of both ears of Dad in large chunks. In October 2012, my sister read reviews about Dr. Kumaresh asked us to come down to Bangalore to consult him. Taking a step back here I want to just say that we were very fortunate enough to come across Dr. Kumaresh. We feel this as a blessing and we stand by it. He carefully listened to the history and without touching Dad; he said that he is suffering from Skull Base Osteomyelitis. Now this is totally new to listen. MRI brain and bone scan was advised. It was in advanced stage now. Right after the reports, Dad was immediately put on aggressive IV antibiotics and we were just keeping our fingers crossed day by day as the infection got reached new heights.
Almighty showed mercy on us. Right after 20 days of medication, Dad was feeling comfortable now i.e. headaches were vanishing and was having sound sleep. At this point, he started regaining confidence in life after he was totally depressed and lost faith due to prolonged illness. Overall this medication lasted for 4 months and scans were repeated which showed progressive results. It has been more than 1.6 years and presently my dad is all active man back to his day to day activities. So many wrong diagnosis and treatments set right by one man who made the diagnosis by history alone!
Dr. Kumaresh is far and away the best doctor I have ever met and nothing I can say really does justice to the man: he is extremely intelligent, a compassionate and caring person, and a truly outstanding doctor. I count myself truly lucky to have found him.
All smiles now.
A very very big THANK YOU DOCTOR. Now my life is back on track.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thanks to Dr Kumaresh for introducing our kid to the “World of Sounds” - Testimonial after #CochlearImplant Surgery



My sister’s daughter was diagnosed with #hearingloss by birth. We found it very difficult as there was no one to guide us properly. All we came to know after meeting few doctors was that child needs to undergo surgery and the surgery‘ll cost 13 to 14 lakhs.
By gods grace one day I came across Dr. Kumaresh through my  friend and during my first visit I realized that he was the person I was looking for. He had a great concern towards society, guided us about “cochlear implants “ and informed about various companies providing IMPLANT devices. Believe it or not he explained pros and cons of all the Implant devices.
It’s because of his concern the Hospitalization bill was almost reduced to NIL and all we need to pay was cost of deviceOurs was the first cochlear implant surgery to be carried out at Victoria hospital, attached to #BangaloreMedicalCollege. (This itself saved us around 1.5 to 2 lakhs). I also know that he had done lot of additional responsibilities to carry the surgery at Victoria Hospital including getting permission from the Government. He is also a Honorary Teaching Faculty at Bangalore Medical College.  
 On our advise one of our friends also had their sons implant surgery done at #NovaSpecialtyHospitals and here also he ensured that the charges were much much less than in other places.
It is sad that he faced opposition from few of his colleagues who does cochlear implants as they did not want the surgery to be done at a Govt. Hospital and the charges to come down. In recent times it’s difficult to find someone like him. After meeting Dr Kumaresh all I did was   just trust him and follow him.
After 2 months of switch-on procedure (where the implant is activated and the child hears the sound for the first time) the child is doing very well and can clearly identify the sounds. The child was hyperactive and had very less concentration before and now it is very calm and relaxed. After six months I think she will be speaking like the normal child.
ALL thanks to Dr Kumaresh for introducing our kid  to the  
 “World of Sounds”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
DEEPAK
Mob:xxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cochlear Implants

I recently started the #CochlearImplant programs at #BangaloreMedicalCollege and at #NovaSpecialtySurgery
Was surprised that in spite of so many materials available online many patients were not aware of the process or whether they are an ideal candidate.
In fact I have seen patients who have not had hearing aids at all or have not been tried on hearing aids getting an implant and not using it/benefitting from it
Also most of them are also not aware that there have been two new companies and especially the Chinese implant.
More so the criteria are changing and my mentor and Director of the fellowship program and Director of Cochlear Implant program at University of Cincinnati is spearheading the Hybrid Cochlear Implant. But in all of these patients the underlying criteria is that hearing aids SHOULD NOT BE BENEFITING THEM.
I just recently submitted an article to an International Publication about the Challenges in Starting a Program in India
My readers will probably be the first to know that the Indian Implant is almost ready. Also for the first time the entire country and the International community would come to know about the specifics of our implant, including indigenous impedance and speech processors.
I had a detailed discussion with the designer and inverter of the implant Dr. Bhujanga Rao who is the
Distinguished Scientist & Director General (Naval Systems & Materials), DRDO,(Min of Defence) regarding this and he shared his thoughts.
Thought I will give a brief about who is an ideal candidate and also about the Indian implant.

As per American Speech Language Hearing Association:


Who is best suited for a cochlear implant?
It is generally agreed that the best adult candidates are those who:
  • Have severe to profound hearing loss in both ears
  • Have had limited benefit from hearing aids
  • Have no other medical problems that would make the surgery risky
  • Have a strong desire to be part of the hearing world and communicate through listening, speaking, and speech reading
  • Have lost their hearing after speech and language development
Children can be considered for cochlear implants. Children as young as 14 months of age have received cochlear implants, and the potential exists for successful implantation at younger ages.
It is generally agreed that the best child candidates are those who:
  • Have profound hearing loss in both ears
  • Have had limited benefit from hearing aids
  • Are healthy and have no medical conditions that would make the surgery risky
  • Are involved (when able), along with their parents, in all the steps in the process
  • Understand (when able), along with their parents, their role in the successful use of cochlear implants
  • Have (when able), along with their parents, realistic expectations for cochlear implant use
  • Are willing to be actively involved in their habilitation/rehabilitation
  • Have support from their educational program to emphasize the development of auditory skills
Some Specifics of the Indian Implant:


Speech Processor: Relatively simple type of body worn 8 channel processor. The prototype weighs 200 gm but will be made more elegant and reduced weight when goes for production. To overcome the recurring cost it has rechargeable lithium batteries.
The material used for the internal electrode is Teflon coated platinum-iridium alloy. It is a monopolar implant with 12 active electrodes spaced at 0.7mm with an overall length of 23 mm achieving an insertional depth of 16mm.
Multicentric clinical trials are poised to start in late 2014 soon after clearance by the regulating authorities for Medical devices. It is likely to be priced at about 1.3-1.8 lakh, when compared to current ones which range from 5.68-11.5 lakhs, this will be a boon for all users.

The other implant which is already in the market is Chinese Nurotron, studies done have shown that speech after using this implant is comparable to that of the market leaders, this implant is priced between 6-6.5 lakhs. The specifics can be found here
The other implant which has proved its efficacy is Digisonic, information about it can be obtained here.

As you see patients have a choice to choose from. 
Herewith attaching a video of my #CochlearImplantSurgery
 



Who is best suited for a cochlear implant?
It is generally agreed that the best adult candidates are those who:
  • Have severe to profound hearing loss in both ears
  • Have had limited benefit from hearing aids
  • Have no other medical problems that would make the surgery risky
  • Have a strong desire to be part of the hearing world and communicate through listening, speaking, and speechreading
  • Have lost their hearing after speech and language development
Children can be considered for cochlear implants. Children as young as 14 months of age have received cochlear implants, and the potential exists for successful implantation at younger ages.
It is generally agreed that the best child candidates are those who:
  • Have profound hearing loss in both ears
  • Have had limited benefit from hearing aids
  • Are healthy and have no medical conditions that would make the surgery risky
  • Are involved (when able), along with their parents, in all the steps in the process
  • Understand (when able), along with their parents, their role in the successful use of cochlear implants
  • Have (when able), along with their parents, realistic expectations for cochlear implant use
  • Are willing to be actively involved in their habilitation/rehabilitation
  • Have support from their educational program to emphasize the development of auditory skills
- See more at: http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Cochlear-Implant/#sthash.wEmQPOQN.dpuf

Who is best suited for a cochlear implant?
It is generally agreed that the best adult candidates are those who:
  • Have severe to profound hearing loss in both ears
  • Have had limited benefit from hearing aids
  • Have no other medical problems that would make the surgery risky
  • Have a strong desire to be part of the hearing world and communicate through listening, speaking, and speechreading
  • Have lost their hearing after speech and language development
Children can be considered for cochlear implants. Children as young as 14 months of age have received cochlear implants, and the potential exists for successful implantation at younger ages.
It is generally agreed that the best child candidates are those who:
  • Have profound hearing loss in both ears
  • Have had limited benefit from hearing aids
  • Are healthy and have no medical conditions that would make the surgery risky
  • Are involved (when able), along with their parents, in all the steps in the process
  • Understand (when able), along with their parents, their role in the successful use of cochlear implants
  • Have (when able), along with their parents, realistic expectations for cochlear implant use
  • Are willing to be actively involved in their habilitation/rehabilitation
  • Have support from their educational program to emphasize the development of auditory skills
- See more at: http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Cochlear-Implant/#sthash.wEmQPOQN.dpuf
Who is best suited for a cochlear implant?
It is generally agreed that the best adult candidates are those who:
  • Have severe to profound hearing loss in both ears
  • Have had limited benefit from hearing aids
  • Have no other medical problems that would make the surgery risky
  • Have a strong desire to be part of the hearing world and communicate through listening, speaking, and speechreading
  • Have lost their hearing after speech and language development
Children can be considered for cochlear implants. Children as young as 14 months of age have received cochlear implants, and the potential exists for successful implantation at younger ages.
It is generally agreed that the best child candidates are those who:
  • Have profound hearing loss in both ears
  • Have had limited benefit from hearing aids
  • Are healthy and have no medical conditions that would make the surgery risky
  • Are involved (when able), along with their parents, in all the steps in the process
  • Understand (when able), along with their parents, their role in the successful use of cochlear implants
  • Have (when able), along with their parents, realistic expectations for cochlear implant use
  • Are willing to be actively involved in their habilitation/rehabilitation
  • Have support from their educational program to emphasize the development of auditory skills
- See more at: http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Cochlear-Implant/#sthash.N3HJM5XT.dpuf

Who is best suited for a cochlear implant?
It is generally agreed that the best adult candidates are those who:
  • Have severe to profound hearing loss in both ears
  • Have had limited benefit from hearing aids
  • Have no other medical problems that would make the surgery risky
  • Have a strong desire to be part of the hearing world and communicate through listening, speaking, and speechreading
  • Have lost their hearing after speech and language development
Children can be considered for cochlear implants. Children as young as 14 months of age have received cochlear implants, and the potential exists for successful implantation at younger ages.
It is generally agreed that the best child candidates are those who:
  • Have profound hearing loss in both ears
  • Have had limited benefit from hearing aids
  • Are healthy and have no medical conditions that would make the surgery risky
  • Are involved (when able), along with their parents, in all the steps in the process
  • Understand (when able), along with their parents, their role in the successful use of cochlear implants
  • Have (when able), along with their parents, realistic expectations for cochlear implant use
  • Are willing to be actively involved in their habilitation/rehabilitation
  • Have support from their educational program to emphasize the development of auditory skills
- See more at: http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Cochlear-Implant/#sthash.N3HJM5XT.dpuf



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Testimonial After Surgery for Chronic Nasal Obstruction


From: S K V
February 09, 2014 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: Thank You

Dear Dr. Kumaresh,

Hope you are doing well. Sorry, I couldn't send my testimonial at the earliest because of my personal commitments. Please find my testimonial below:

"I have been Suffering from sinus and breathing difficulties in addition to anxiety disorder. Under anxiety medication my breathing problem caused a lot of trouble in my work and personal life. When I met Dr. Kumaresh for the first time, he said that breathing difficulty could be due to turbinate swelling. It was confirmed in subsequent MRI scan (In view of my anxiety I was scared about the radiation effects of CT scan).

Since previous medications for treating my breathing difficulties worsened my anxiety, I underwent surgery (Laser Turbinoplasty). Dr. Kumaresh took good care of all things well, so that my anxiety was under control during and after surgery. He also took a good call on turbinate reduction, sinus clean up and polyp removal during surgery. I started feeling better and my breathing improved after some days of surgery.

I understand turbinate reduction has to be done the right way so that we do not get into problems later on. Hence, I wanted to be operated by a doctor who has good experience and understanding. My search ended with Dr. Kumaresh, as he is one of the best ENT surgeons in India. I wish to see many more people getting relief from their ENT problems through him.

Thank you so much Dr. Kumaresh."

Thanks,
Sxxxxxx

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Post #Stapedotomy #PatientTestimonial


From: Venkat Pavan
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: Thank you

Dear Dr.Kumaresh,

I'm writing this mail to send my testimonial after successful treatment.

Hi Everyone,
"Relax, you're in the best of hands - I know it first hand. When I spoke to Dr. Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy at our first meeting, receiving is good with best explanation about the problem & cure - very comforting".

Here is my experience with Dr.Kumresh Krishnamoorthy. I can say he is the one of the #bestdoctors who treat their patients with proper care, clarifies all doubts with patience & greets with smile.

Initially I came to know that I’m suffering with hearing loss using some basic tests and I consulted few doctors about it, they also confirmed same and suggested for surgery. I’m afraid of surgery and started looking for #bestENTsurgeon in Bangalore. Then I came across Dr. Kumaresh and contacted his clinic for an appointment. The way he clarified all my doubts with patience and given right guidance about my problem & the surgery need to do be done, otherwise it may lead to big problem.made me to trust him and proceed with surgery. He has given best assurance about surgery and made all arrangements for my surgery with one of the reputed hospital in Bangalore. Surgery has done on Dec 27th 2013, post-surgery he kept me on good medicines to recover soon without any infections and suggested all necessary care need to be taken for next few months in order to recover completely and regain my hearing. I have followed his guidance and now my hearing is back to normal level. I really thankful to Dr.Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy for the treatment with utmost care.

Thanks & Regards,
Venkat

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Skull Base Osteomyelitis - Testimonial after successful treatment

Hello Doctor,
Below is my testimonial . Hope this helps in giving courage and hope for the ones who are suffering. I would be happy in sharing the experience if you could direct your patients which will give them positive insights.
------------------------------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,
I am Arshad Ali Baig writing on behalf of my father Habibullah Baig who had come out of the dreadful stage of skull base osteomyelitis.

This all started in May 2012 when my father complained headache. He consulted general physician and used to take general medication. As it’s a common condition to go through for a human being. We thought it will set right. But unfortunately it didn’t. It was continuous and more severe (thunders in the head as described by Dad) day by day and he used to cry like a child down on the surface at home. We were totally shocked to see this.

Then we admitted him to much known superspeciality hospital in Hyderabad and there we consulted neurologist. He advised us to go through MRI brain scan. Apart from that they conducted several tests to identify the causes. Nothing came out in report. He was there for 3 days and during this they only kept him on pain relief injections time to time where he was feeling happy that everything is right now. Soon after discharge, the same thing resurfaced again like thunder headaches. 

We consulted maxofacial surgeon as Dad was complaining severe pain right from his cheek.
He has done X-ray and said that there was one tiny tooth inside the gums which is causing this pain and upon his advice he underwent tooth removal. It was okay for one day. Then we came to Bangalore to consult other doctors as we lost faith in Hyderabad the way doctors approached and their seriousness in attending the patients. Same condition continued for Dad till we approached one renowned maxofacial surgeon in Bangalore. After listening to the history, he advised us to go for CT scan and some other infection tests. After the reports, he said that infection has made the right upper jaw bone dead (Right Maxilla) and we need to remove that. We were just getting surprised and pained at every stage of this outcome. We had one question in the mind. Why the infection tests didn’t show this? What seriousness does a hospital authority have in doing these? Then he underwent surgery for the removal of Rt. Maxilla and got discharged after 1 week. 

Then we left to Hyderabad with some relaxation but there was something pinching in the heart as Dad used to say it’s (headache) not gone completely. After coming back, we consulted the same Bangalore maxofacial surgeon as Dad was still complaining and he advised us to go for MRI neck and brain. After the reports were sent to him, he said that infection has gone upwards towards skull i.e. sphenoidal sinus after showing the same to his friend neurosurgeon and declared as critical. We were just feeling down day by day. Now it’s more than 4 months since the disease inception. He advised us to consult known ENT surgeon. So we searched and took appointment of one very famous ENT surgeon in Hyderabad placed in high profile hospital who has many degrees to his name. This is the time where I lost faith in the caring medical services. He was not just listening to the basic problem i.e. headache. I could not narrate more than this about him.

After that, pus started coming out of both ears of Dad in large chunks. In October 2012, my sister read reviews about Dr. Kumaresh asked us to come down to Bangalore to consult him. Taking a step back here I want to just say that we were very fortunate enough to come across Dr. Kumaresh. We feel this as a blessing and we stand by it. He carefully listened to the history and without touching Dad; he said that he is suffering from Skull Base Osteomyelitis. Now this is totally new to listen. MRI brain and bone scan was advised. It was in advanced stage now. Right after the reports, Dad was immediately put on aggressive IV antibiotics and we were just keeping our fingers crossed day by day as the infection got reached new heights.
Almighty showed mercy on us. Right after 20 days of medication, Dad was feeling comfortable now i.e. headaches were vanishing and was having sound sleep. At this point, he started regaining confidence in life after he was totally depressed and lost faith due to prolonged illness. Overall this medication lasted for 4 months and scans were repeated which showed progressive results. It has been more than 6 months and presently my dad is all active man back to his day to day activities.

Dr. Kumaresh is far and away the best doctor I have ever met and nothing I can say really does justice to the man: he is extremely intelligent, a compassionate and caring person, and a truly outstanding doctor. I count myself truly lucky to have found him.
All smiles now.
A very very big THANK YOU DOCTOR. Now my life is back on track.
Arshad Ali Baig
Mob: +91 99490 xxxxx
Email: xxxxx@gmail.com

Friday, January 31, 2014

Post Septoplasty - My nose is like a National Highway...

Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: Pt. info


DrKumareshKrishnamoorthy,

I m glad to give you the below testimonial in appreciation of the successful surgery I went through with you. Many thanks!
I had a grossly deviated nasal septum and I knew that I got to do Septoplasty. I was never willing to do the surgery, as the Doctors I had consulted were never able to convince me. Also I have heard from others who have done Septoplasty that it barely helped them.
I read about Dr. Kumaresh online and I met him. At the first go I was convinced and straightaway decided on the surgery. He also recommended doing Turbinoplasty that I agreed to. Dr.Kumaresh is very confident and I felt being in very safe hands during & after the surgery. Now after three months post the surgery, I feel great and able to use both nostrils very well to breathe. Unquestionably the surgery made my life better. I remember one of the testimonial he had received "my nose became like a national highway after the surgery". I completely second that. That was one of the testimonials made me to choose him.
I am very thankful to the Doctor. The whole experience was like a blink of eye. It was very easy to communicate with him after the surgery, he replied immediately for every email I had sent. For anybody who is looking out for a #bestENTsurgeon, I will strongly recommend Dr.Kumaresh Krishanmoorthy

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