Gastrointestinal Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy and Gastro Oncosurgery Gastrointestinal Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy and Gastro Oncosurgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy and Gastro Oncosurgery

Diseases of the gut or the gastrointestinal tract can cause significant discomfort and disrupt your day. Many a time, untreated gastrointestinal diseases can result in major life-threatening conditions. The Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy and Gastro Oncosurgery helps diagnose and surgically manage diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreato-biliary tract. The Department feeds into the Centre of Excellence for Gastrosciences supported by the Medical Gastroenterology and Interventional Gastro Radiology units. These departments are led by a team of highly skilled and trained gastroenterologists, surgeons, endoscopists and experts in interventional radiology. Backed by advanced cutting-edge technology these experts treat digestive diseases ranging from minor illnesses to the most complicated ones. The entire spectrum of interventions from minor procedures to the most advanced interventions and surgeries are performed with utmost precision.

The Department with its perfect blend of expertise and advanced technology, ensures the best possible care and treatment for gastrointestinal surgical issues. The department is supported by a world class gastroenterology Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Interventional Radiology, thus providing the highest levels of safety and best outcome. Our GI surgeons are experts in performing minimal access (Laparoscopic/keyhole) surgeries, apart from the conventional open surgeries, thereby, enhancing the patient experience with less post-operative pain, minimal scarring and early recovery.

Successful cancer surgery in the removal of complex 2kg tumor | Dr. Rohit Ravindran and Dr. Shanavas Kakkat, Meitra Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Is laparoscopic surgery painful?

Laparoscopy is carried out under general anaesthetic, so you won't feel any pain during the procedure. During laparoscopy, the surgeon makes one or more small incisions in the abdomen. These allow the surgeon to insert the laparoscope, small surgical tools, and a tube used to pump gas into the abdomen.

Is stomach cancer curable if caught early?

There are many factors that influence the prognosis of patients with stomach or gastric cancer, such as the location, type and stage of the cancer, as well as the patient’s age and overall health. Like all malignancies, stomach cancer is usually most treatable when it is found early, before the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Sometimes, surgery is all that is needed to treat stomach cancer in its earliest stages, though other treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy and molecularly targeted therapy may also be included in a patient’s treatment plan.

What are the most common GI surgeries?
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Esophagus and Foregut Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Liver and Bile Duct Surgery
  • Pancreas Surgery