GI surgery deals with surgery of the alimentary tract. It is divided into upper GI, colorectal, hepatobiliary – pancreatic surgery and abdominal wall surgery. Each section is a subspecialty on its own and deals with both benign and malignant disorders.
We are a tertiary referral centre, for patients from all over India. These patients are referred for complex GI surgical problems. Often patients have been operated upon elsewhere and are referred here for failed surgical treatment or a complication from surgery. With a team of highly dedicated and experienced surgeons, backed up by excellent imaging and endoscopic departments, we provide comprehensive GI surgical services. Our intensive care units are renowned and offer state of the art care to our patients.
Laparoscopic or minimal access surgery is an extension of GI surgery. In laparoscopic surgery, the abdominal cavity is accessed by incisions which are 10mm or less and a high definition camera is used to visualise intra-abdominal organs. With the use of fine instruments, complex surgeries are carried out and the patients do not suffer the pain and trauma of large scars and have a much reduced hospital stay. Laparoscopic surgery began in 1988 in France.
The entire gamut of laparoscopic surgery is offered here, from the basic gall bladder and appendiceal operations to complex surgeries involving the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas colon, and rectum. Listed below are some of the routinely performed laparoscopic operations done at our institute:
- Bariatric surgery: For morbid obesity and metabolic problems.
- Small bowel surgery: For benign and malignant pathologies.
- Pancreatic resections: For benign tumours and for acute and chronic pancreatitis when indicated.
- Esophageal disorders: Such as surgery for Gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD), achalasia cardia and for esophageal cancer.
- Colorectal surgery: For cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis.
- Hernia surgery: For inguinal, umbilical and incisional hernias.
- Solid organ surgery: e.g. Spleen.