October 29, 2020

Pioneering treatment for hypertension succeeds in the Caribbean at Cayman Islands hospital


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Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 12.25.58 PMCAYMAN ISLANDS (June 16, 2016) – For the first time in the Caribbean region, surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands successfully performed an operation which relieves serious hypertension.

Senior Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Health City Cayman Islands, Dr. performed the procedure, known as renal denervation, on who had been diagnosed with resistant hypertension symptoms that were not being controlled by conventional treatment.

“It was so bad sometimes that I couldn’t walk, climb steps, without me having to have to stop,” said Ebanks.

According to Dr. Kishore, Ebanks’ condition was very serious when he arrived at the Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited facility: “Mr. Allan Ebanks came to us with very severe hypertension. His blood pressure was not controlled in spite of four different medications at maximal doses.”

Dr. Kishore believes there is a real need for renal denervation because hypertension has become a significant, and growing, global health issue.

Hypertension is associated with conditions such as heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, acute coronary syndrome, renal failure, and death; and therapeutic solutions are mainly based on lifestyle change and medication.

Among patients with hypertension, some are unable to achieve adequate blood pressure control despite the use of multiple medications and change in diet and lifestyle. Refractory hypertensive patients, as they are described, are intensively medicated, and have almost double the cardiovascular mortality.

Dr. Kishore reported how he and his colleagues used an innovative approach in their historic operation: “This particular technique allows a true thickness burn and cooling of the sympathetic nerves around the renal arteries. This procedure is performed to prevent an increased excretion of the substances leading to hypertension and forms the basis for successful outcomes.”

Ebanks was pleased with the outcome of the minimally invasive surgery. “My blood pressure was always high and since my procedure I no longer have any issues with my pressure; it’s been good,” he said.

As for his treatment: “There is no comparison when it comes to Health City Cayman Islands, I have been all over the world for various treatments and seen several doctors and I have found none that can compare to Health City.”

Renal denervation is practiced in some 80 countries but the pioneering surgery is awaiting official Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval before it can be performed in the United States.

VIDEO: Caymanian Allan Ebanks was pleased with the outcome of the procedure:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sddhtrJ1-E&feature=youtu.be



About Health City Cayman Islands
Health City Cayman Islands, the vision of renowned heart surgeon and humanitarian Dr. , is supported by two major healthcare organizations, and the U.S.-based Ascension, which is that nation’s largest faith-based and nonprofit health system, providing the highest quality care to all with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Health City Cayman Islands provides compassionate, high-quality, affordable healthcare services in a world-class, comfortable, patient-centered environment. Offering healthcare to international, regional and local patients, Health City Cayman Islands delivers excellence in adult and pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiac electrophysiology, medical oncology, orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatric endocrinology, gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery and pulmonology services.

For further information, visit www.healthcitycaymanislands.com .

IMAGE: Allan Ebanks

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