The department of Surgical Gastroenterology deals with the clinical problems of the digestive tract that need surgical intervention. The department is supported by skilled surgeons, who have specialized in the most modern surgical techniques and clinical practices to deliver best results to the patients.
In addition to tackling all the common upper GI symptoms caused by Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, gall bladder, pancreas and the small bowel, the Department is also equipped to evaluate lower GI symptoms such as constipation and others. It’s one of the few centres in India which has the expertise in performing anorectal manometry and its interpretation to study the whole gut transit time using SITZ markers.
The department provides a multidisciplinary approach to surgical gastroenterology.
The team of surgeons possesses extremely competent skills across all forms of surgical treatment with conventional and advanced laparoscopy methods for patients who require abdominal operations.
The Gleneagles Global Hospitals have dedicated staff who offer focused care for patients with specific abdominal conditions. The labs, wards, and operation theatres have advanced instruments to provide the patients with the best possible service.
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) is diagnostic and treatment procedure for bile and pancreatic duct problems. ERCP is suggested if the bile or the pancreatic ducts become blocked or narrowed due to gall stones, infection, chronic pancreatitis, and tumors in the pancreas and bile ducts.
ERCP uses a thin, flexible, optic tube called endoscope. Anesthetic spray, gargle, or lozenge is used to numb the throat and to relax the gag reflex. Then, the scope is inserted through the throat and esophagus to the point where the bile ducts from pancreas and gall bladder drain into the duodenum. A catheter is inserted through the scope and a contrast material is injected into the bile and pancreatic ducts. Then, several x-rays were taken simultaneously to view the abnormalities. The doctor may insert small tools which allow obtaining a tissue sample, opening a blocked or narrowed bile duct, placing a stent, or removing gall stones.
Cholecystectomy is the removal of gall bladder. It is indicated in the patients with painful gall stones. Laparoscopic gall bladder removal is a minimally invasive procedure where small incisions are made and fine surgical instruments are used to remove the gall bladder.
General anesthesia is given before the surgery. A small incision is made in the abdomen and a cannula is inserted. A laparoscope that consists of tiny camera is inserted through the cannula to view the internal organs. The surgeon inserts other cannulas to gently separate the gall bladder from its attachments and removes it through the opening. Then the incision is sutured and covered with sterile dressing.
The Gleneagles Global Hospitals provide a range of services including state-of-the-art facilities such as performing anorectal manometry and use of SITZ markers for studying gastric transit time.