Unique Harley Street Clinic paediatric team save three year old Denis
after doctors in two other countries said there was no hope!
In March this year
three-year-old Denis Aleksandrovich was given two days to live yet now he is alive and well thanks to the
heroic efforts of a team of British doctors at the Harley Street Clinic.
Doctors in Russia and Israel both said that they were
unable to help the Russian youngster. A tumour originally in his spine had
spread to his oesophagus and was obstructing all but 3mm of his windpipe. In
their opinion this made it impossible to even anaesthetise him.
By the time he
arrived in the UK
he was choking and struggling to breathe.
He was seen by Dr Stergios Zacharoulis, a leading paediatric oncologist
based at Harley Street Clinic who did think that there was a good chance that
Denis could make it through surgery.
Within 24 hours he had helped to gather a team
of six consultants from four different hospital trusts. Denis had an eight hour
operation – during which four different surgeons operated on him at the Harley
Street Clinic and removed a water melon sized mass.
terminally child has since been out running around in the park.
“The speed with
which people from a very high level came together to give this boy the best
possible chance was amazing,” says Dr Zacharoulis.
surgery this little boy was in major discomfort. He has made the most fantastic recovery.”
Denis is now
undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy at the Harley Street Clinic.
Private paediatric treatment news : 16 May 2012