4,294 gallstones removed from bladder of 63-year old man

Updated: Apr 01, 2012, 16:09 PM IST

Erode: A surgeon at a private hospital here has claimed to have bettered a Guinness Record by removing a whopping 4,294 gallstones totally weighing 300 grams from the bladder of a 63-year old man.

The laparascopic surgery was performed recently on Duraisamy, a retired Village Administrative Officer, who had complaints of back pain.

A scan revealed the presence of gallstones in the bladder and the patient was advised to go for surgery during which 4,294 small gallstones were removed, Dr T K Swamy said.

The patient is keeping good health now.

Swamy claimed removal of 4,294 stones from the bladder was a Guinness record. Earlier, in Germany 3,110 stones were removed from the bladder of a woman.

He said he would approach Guinness Records for entry of his feat.