President Director of Persahabatan General Hospital, Mohammad Ali Toha, hopes that the success of Indonesian doctor team in running Megaprosthesis Reconstruction Operation in Indonesia can serve as a world model for healing patients with similar symptoms. Mohammad Ali Toha in a special interview with Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta on Wednesday (25/7) explained, a team of doctors led by dr. Sigit Daru Cahayadi has successfully performed the first limb rescue operation in the world. The surgery was done to cure 15 year-old patient who suffers from malignant bone cancer.
“This is one of our ways to show what we can do for Indonesia. It means for Indonesia that at the time there is the courage to start doing that. The Board of Directors also supports this operation, giving benefit to outside doctors to watch and see the work process. So they can also develop later someday in other places,” said Mohammad Ali Toha..
Meanwhile, Sigit Daru Cahayadi, explained that this operation involves a number of specialist doctors from the Clinicopathology conference. According to him, the specialists are from various skills, including Orthopedics, Radiology, Anatomy Pathology, Pediatric Consultant Hematology-Oncology, and Radiotherapy, in determining the course of therapy which is appropriate for patients with bone malignancy. The Indonesian doctor team at Persahabatan General Hospital, Jakarta, on Wednesday (18/7) has successfully performed surgery without amputation on Osteosarcoma or bone cancer patient. This surgery is an act of rescuing limb as well as installing artificial bone in the patient (VOI/Ndy/AHM)