Naresh Kapoor

Executive Director
BLK Super Speciality Hospital


Dear Readers,

Month after month, we feature some of the unique cases from our group hospitals which refl ect our passion for healing. In keeping that tradition alive, we bring to you this month few intriguing and challenging cases along with some good to know medical facts, among others.

The cover story features the case of a man with a terminal liver disease who got a new lease on life after a team of doctors at BLK Super Speciality Hospital performed the fi rst ABO-Incompatible Living Donor Liver Transplant. This case is a milestone achievement that has the potential to turn around the stories of thousands of people living with end stage liver diseases like Cirrhosis. Other stories in this issue include the case of an elderly gentleman from the Netherlands who had a sudden attack of Community Acquired Pneumonia and that of four obese ladies who underwent Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and got back to shape with just a tiny scar below the belly button. There is also a poignant case of a man who nearly got one of his fi ngers cut off by the Chinese Manjha on the day of Makar Sankranti but was saved in the nick of time by the Plastic Surgery team at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital.

It is always a matter of great pride for us when one of our group hospitals is recognised for its contribution in driving excellence for quality health care delivery. Last month, BLK had the privilege of being conferred with the AHPI Award for Quality Beyond Accreditation for the second consecutive year. Congratulations to the entire BLK family for this momentous achievement!

To our contributors, the editorial team shares its gratitude. Our special thanks to the fi rst time contributors with the hope that they will regularly share their pieces with us. If you have any feedback on any of the stories featured here or if you would like to share any thought related to this newsletter, you can write to us at:

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!