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Annual day 2017 @ Lady Willingdon Hospital
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Winter is here, with its woollens and the year is drawing to a close. We hope to have the annual day of the hospital on 27th November 2017. Our Bishop, Rt. Rev Pradeep Kumar Samantaroy[...]

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Bronchoscopy in Manali

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: June 17th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bronchoscopy in ManaliBronchoscopy is now being performed routinely by Dr. Anna. We are very grateful to Dr. Suresh Rajendran who made this possible.

Ileocecal tuberculosis

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: June 17th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rama (name changed) had been sick ever since she delivered her child eight months ago. She had been to many doctors in many cities with no respite. Her condition continued to deteriorate. She was admitted in other hospitals and was brought to us two weeks ago with abdominal pain. Investigations revealed a right sided abdominal mass. She was too sick to be operated upon straightaway since her blood pressure was barely recordable. She was built up and then taken up for surgery. A large right sided ileocecal  mass was found with multiple perforations and fecal fistulae. She underwent a right hemicolectomy and proximal and distal ends were brought out as stomas. She withstood the surgery  and is now on the road to recovery. She turned out to have abdominal tuberculosis.

Dr. Padmaja performing laparoscopic gynaecology

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: June 17th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dr. Padmaja is performing routine laparoscopic gynaecology in Manali. Here she is shown performing a ovarian cystotomy and removal of a fimbrial cyst assisted by Dr. Sarah. Thank you for providing these services to the people of the region.

Dr. Padmaja and Dr. Sarah performing laparoscopy

Large Bladder stone removed

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: June 17th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Prakash (name changed) had sustained a pelvic fracture in 2000 and sustained a rupture urethra for which he had a suprapubic cystostomy till 2002 when he underwent a urethroplasty here in our hospital. He had recurrent problems with what he said were pieces of catheter obstructing his urine stream. He came to us last week with a persistant leak via his old spc site and the inability to pass any urine at all. Investigations revealed a huge dumbell shaped bladder stone completely obstructing the bladder neck. He underwent cystolithotomy and removal of this stone and dilatation of his stricture urethra successfully.

 

Dr. Anne Philip visits

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: June 11th, 2012 | 2 Comments

Dr. Anne Philip is a visiting obstetrician from Luton, UK. She will be with us for one week. We welcome her. For the first time possibly in the history of LWH, we have three obstetricians on campus!

Blogging, tweeting, facebooking and other activities

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: April 10th, 2012 | 0 Comments

The mountains surrounding Manali are like the walls of a  fortress. I am often reminded of the verse in the Bible that calls on us to lift up our eyes to the hills. Their constant and majestic presence are a reminder of the all pervading constancy of Gods mercy. The morning sunrays changing shadows to burnished gold are a reminder of His diurnal faithfulness.

We hope to now send you messages from these mountains. The internet superhighway has now made mundane meditations of anonymous hermits like me accessible. I hope to be able to allow those who are interested share in the events in the mountain fortress that is Manali. I will focus particularly the goings on in the  hospital that serves and sees so much love, life and also tragedy on a daily basis.

Please do write in with suggestions and yes, demands, and please do spend your precious time to glance at these smoke signals from the mountains. I will do my best to keep them succint.

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PCNL done in Manali

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: October 13th, 2010 | 4 Comments

Dr. Tara Chand Sharma performed two PCNLs in manali succesfully. Patients are doing well. We  hope to offer this soon here, which will be a boon to the patients. IMAG0096

Whipples surgery done in Manali

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: October 7th, 2010 | 0 Comments

A fifty year old had come with obstructive jaundice and ct had showed a 4 cm mass in the head of the pancreas that looked unresectable. She was planned for a hepaticojejunostomy or diversion. On table her lesion was mobile, so it was decided to resect it. A Whipples pylorus sparing duodenectomy was done and she stood the procedure well and was discharged on the 9th postoperative day. Her resection margins were clear. This is the first time a Whipples procedure has been successfully done here.

Rare eye procedure done in Manali

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: October 7th, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dr. Sandeep performed over twenty surgeries during the camp in Manali, including a Hummelshiem procedure, a rare and difficult operation done for strabismus. Over two hundred patients were seen.

Rev. C.B. Samuels message

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: May 23rd, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here is a summary of the Sunday message: it is a bit cryptic, rather like morse code. You will need to expand it yourself.

Loving God is a command we have to choose to do it. We cant define it the way we want.

Three components to love

  • Devotional component

We have to love God. Love demands presence.

  • Transformational component

We have to change. We have to choose Loving God or Loving the world/money

  • Missional component

Be Missional in all you do. Desire to communicate.

There are many ways to love God but one way to love God that is to love your neighbour. If you do not love your neighbour you are a liar. Loving people is not a suggestion. He said that if you don’t love all the work you do will be dismantled.

Philippians 2. Having the same mind there is no unity. Be Complete by being likeminded. Have this mind. 1Peter 4:1/ 1Cor :2 / the mind of Christ Leadership. You do not have the mind of Christ. We hide under excuses not to love. That it is not my style, or not our culture, etc. This is not a culture problem. This is a spiritual problem.

Four componenents. from Philippians 2:

  • Dont cling to the image. Chapter 3. People love their own status. You have created an image which you love. If any one touches that image finished. Unless you hate that image you cannot love.
  • Made himself nothing,vulnerable. Made himself nothing. We act from our security. Hard to love people who tell you the truth. We have to empty yourself. difficult to love when we protect ourself.
  • Relocate ourselves. What you have to give. You come in from power. You dont want to be at the disposal of others. We are stuck to our status. Are you a servant?
  • What they ask you to is painful to do. They will sit on your head. The fear is that others will give you your agenda. The reason we do not love is because we have not died to ourselves.