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Before it Got too Late Kondwani Chipungu from Malawi Underwent a Spine Tumor Surgery in India to Stop Experiencing a Gradual Loss of Her Senses

Our bodies constitute of different types of cells. Little, tiny ones, that together has the capacity to build up organisms pertaining to complex biological mechanisms. But what happens when the production of a particular type of cell in our body increases by leaps and bounds? Does creating something new, that ultimately ends up being a rejected mass, become their purpose then? An internal mutation, maybe. It can happen anywhere in the body. For Kondwani Chipungu, hailing from Malawi, it was within her spine. The tumor was identified as neurofibroma.



Undetected and slow, the tumor grew within her spinal canal not making a sound. It only got discovered when she started to suffer from excruciating back pain along with weakness and her ability to sense things was gradually diminishing. The growth of the tumor led to compression on the adjacent nerves. After all, it had to make space for itself. The MRI reports and CT scans revealed the cause behind the symptomatic suffering of Miss Chipungu.


“Doctors said that the tumor can be removed surgically but I required a neurosurgeon who is expert enough to remove them without tampering any of my other spinal nerves. During my search online, I stumbled upon Vaidam’s website. To my surprise, my inquiry about best neurosurgeons in India was reverted immediately after”.



In a four to five hour surgery at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Gurgaon, Dr. Arun Saroha deftly extracted the tumor from within her spinal canal, keeping the other adjacent nerves intact and relieved her of the pain she has been going through for all this time. “Although I trusted Dr. Saroha’s expertise and proficiency, the uncanny uncertainty lurked in the shadows of my mind. But now, everything is clear. I am not only alive but agile. I regained back the senses I was loosing. The nauseous feeling is gone and I don’t feel any pain anymore. Being at the hospital for a week I realized why it is among the 10 best neurology hospitals in India. From the infrastructure, hygiene and the diligence and efficiency of the staffs to the dexterous teams of doctors, everything is just excellent”, said Miss Chipungu.


After a stay for about a month in the country, Miss Chipungu started her journey to her home country of Malawi. “It has been a truly neat experience. Travelling all the way to India for my treatment was what I never thought of. The team of Vaidam does a wonderful service to the ones who are looking for best and affordable treatment options. They have helped me with all the necessary things I needed to know to proceed with my trip to India. I myself got to know so much about my medical condition from them and Dr. Arun Saroha as well. Prompt and organized I got quotes from multiple hospitals within two or three days. I did not have to worry about my accommodation, transport from the airport and living in India for so long as they have always been attentive to my needs. Thank you Vaidam for helping me get the best treatment”, she smiled.

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 27-Feb-2018

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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