Recently,scoliosis correction surgery was completed successfully for a 12-year-old child at Evercare Hospital Chattogram. Dr. Md. Anisul Islam Khan, the senior consultant and coordinator of the hospital’s neurosurgery department, successfully executed this complex operation together with his team.
The child Tasfia Azam Fariha was born with spinal cord problems. On March 3rd, 2022, Fariha was brought to the neurosurgery department of Evercare Hospital Chattogram for this same issue. The top of Tasfia’s spine was slightly curved on one side, which was making her unable to walk normally.
According to her relatives, the patient’s problem began worsening from the age of 8 years, after which she was treated abroad. When Dr. Md. Anisul Islam Khan took charge, he discovered with the help of a CT scan, X-ray, and MRI that the patient’s spine had returned to its previous state due to a broken rod from some of the instruments used in the previous surgery. This condition is termed scoliosis. On July 21, 2022, with the consent of the patient’s family, Dr. Anis decided to perform scoliosis correction surgery on the patient.
Speaking about the surgery, Dr. Md. Anisul Islam Khan, Senior Consultant and Coordinator of the Neurosurgery Department of Evercare Hospital Chattogram said, “Little Fariha’s condition was critical when she was first brought to Evercare. It was difficult to keep her in a normal state with basic medical care. However, since this condition has not been treated in Chattogram before, there was some hesitancy on the part of the family to treat Fariha here. Finally, they agreed; and with Evercare Hospital Chattogram’s world-class medical facilities, advanced equipment, and skilled medical team, we were able to very efficiently perform the first scoliosis correction surgery in Chattogram, on Fariha. I am happy to report that Fariha’s curved spine is now straightened. She was ambulating normally on the day after the surgery and was discharged on July 28, 2022.”
He further added, “It fills me with great pride and joy to be part of a hospital like Evercare in Chattogram. I am fortunate to be able to work with such a skilled and experienced team, and I believe that no patient needs to travel abroad for treatment of complex diseases anymore.”