Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh celebrates the victory of patients who have undergone lifesaving cosmetic surgeries and defeated challenges

  • FORTISPatients with  exemplary courage in fighting the circumstances despite fatal  consequences


27th July, 2015, New Delhi: The Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team of doctors at Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh led by Dr. Richie Gupta, Director Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, felicitated their patients who have exhibited death defying courage to opt for procedures that have saved their lives.


The patients come from varied backgrounds and have been faced with diverse circumstances. In the medical challenges they were faced with they have taken the courage to opt for procedures in Cosmetic & Reconstructive surgeries that has made them victorious in overcoming what could have been a fatal outcome. Mohit Chitkara was hit by a tractor and both his legs were crushed. He went into shock due to severe blood loss and later in severe inflammation of the body due to infection. Mohit had to undergo multiple orthopedic and reconstructive surgeries. At one time, even amputations were considered. Exhibiting sheer determination and courage, he is walking again today. Yash Gaba and Ankush Pandey were injured in road accidents and suffered severe jaws and facial injuries. Samik Kalia was born with a rare jaw, head and facial deformity, in which most of the skull bone sutures are fused, resulting in severe deformity and inability of brain to expand, causing rise in intracranial pressure, paralysis and death. Only 300 cases of this Kleiblatschadel deformity (Clover leaf skull) have been reported in literature over past 100 years. Underwent complex craniofacial surgery with removal and remodeling of skull bones and fixing these back, protecting the eyes and brain.

Mr Balwinder Walia   Dr Simmardeep singh Gill    Mr Varun Gaur   Ms Ritu Pandey   Dr Richie Gupta   Dr Rajiv Nayyar  _ Ms North India on the stage Ms Ritu Pandey   Mr Varun Gaur   Mr Balwinder Walia   Dr Simmardeep Singh Gill

Ever since Manpreet gained awareness of herself, she identified with a female gender. Though her body was that of a male, she always thought of herself as a female trapped in a man’s body. She underwent extensive analysis and diagnosis at Gender Identity Clinic at Fortis Shalimar Bagh. The Fortis Shalimar Bagh team has expertise in the management of cases such as this and is positioned at carrying out 25-30 operations every year, both in male to female and female to male transsexuals. She displayed tremendous courage, and fought societal norms and familial pressure to complete her transformation, so as to bring her sex into alignment with her gender.


The event is being attended by Ms. Ritu Pandey, Ms. North India 2015. She will be accompanied by wrestler Varun Goud. Varun is a five time senior national medal winner. He is also a Silver medalist in the Commonwealth Championship 2011 at Australia. Among other accolades won, Varun Goud is also a 6th place winner in the World Tournament held at USA.


Dr Richie Gupta, Director- Cosmetic, Plastic & reconstructive Surgery, Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh said, “Cosmetic & Reconstructive surgery has been opted for various reasons by various patients. But to take that as an option when you are not sure what lies on the other side is indeed courageous on part of the patients, and they have done that.”


Mr. Simmardeep Singh, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh said, “Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive surgeries require utmost skill, precision and expertise. It is a milestone achieved in clinical excellence for us as the surgery is technically demanding, needs high end equipment and highly trained manpower for best results. We hope to expand and create more success stories through the exemplary work initiated by our highly skilled team of doctors.”


The patients expressed their gratitude, “Dr. Richie Gupta and his team members have given credence to what they call as our courage. But what we have achieved would have been impossible without their expertise, support and cooperation. We are indeed grateful to Dr. Gupta for holding our hand through this phase of our lives and heled us emerge winners.”


About Fortis Healthcare Limited


Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Singapore, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 54 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and 260 diagnostic centres. In a global study of the 30 most technologically advanced hospitals in the world, its flagship, the Fortis Memorial Research Institute’ (FMRI), was ranked No.2, by ‘, and placed ahead of many other outstanding medical institutions in the world.