Surgical Gastroenterology Surgical Gastroenterology

Surgical Gastroenterology

The Surgical Gastroenterology Department of The Centre of Excellence of Gastrosciences at Meitra Hospital focuses on the surgical management of conditions that are related to the digestive system, liver, and pancreato-biliary tract. Backed by advanced technology and supported by the Departments of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, and Interventional Radiology, our GI surgeons commonly perform minimal access (keyhole or laparoscopic) surgeries, apart from traditional open surgeries.

We provide round-the-clock emergency consultation and endoscopy services apart from the regular outpatient services. With four advanced endoscopy suites with mechanized and automated cleaning & recycling machinery, safety and disinfection are ensured.

Our Specialized Clinics:

Gall Bladder Clinic: It is a specialist clinic dedicated to the management of all aspects of gallstone and gallbladder disease with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. The clinic hosts innovative technology that includes real-time intraoperative fluorescence imaging using the 4K system with ICG, which allows better precision and accuracy of surgical techniques enabling faster healing and recovery. 

Advanced Proctology Clinic: The Advanced Proctology Clinic focuses on minimally invasive proctology procedures for utmost patient comfort and early recovery. The clinic is equipped with advanced technologies like video proctoscopes, infrared coagulators, doppler-guided haemorrhoidal artery ligation, anal manometry and LASER, and comprehensive treatment. 

Bariatric Clinic: The Bariatric Clinic handles multiple options for weight loss including pharmacological, endoscopic, and surgical management. 

Hernia Clinic: Hernia Clinic provides both an open and laparoscopic approach to the treatment of Hernias.

Gall Bladder Stones | Dr. Shanavas Kakkat

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.

What are the complications of abdominal surgery?

Mechanical failure or failure of wound healing at the surgical site can lead to disruption of the closure leading to a seroma, hematoma, wound dehiscence, or hernia. Other complications include surgical site infection and nerve injury. These complications are avoided with minimally invasive surgery. 

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