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Surgical Gastroenterology and Bariatric Surgery

The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology in Aster Hospital, Whitefield boasts a highly experienced multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, anesthetists and surgical technicians, who are well-equipped to deal with all types of complex gastrointestinal problems including both cancerous and non- cancerous diseases. The team strives to provide high-quality care to all patients at all stages, starting from the first time the patient attends the out-patient care to patient admission, surgical and non-surgical treatment, post-operative care and regular follow-up care. The department also uses state-of-the-art equipment and imaging techniques to ensure that patients receive the highest standard of care possible.

The main aim the department is to understand aetiology and pathophysiology and diagnose gastrointestinal surgery, interpret laboratory investigations, and endoscopic and radiological findings in a logical manner and arrive at a reasonable diagnosis. then to advise the patient on appropriate treatment. Our experts are proficient in the proper selection of patients for surgery, and preoperative and post-operative care of the patients.

The team is proficient in the management of emergency conditions related to the gastrointestinal system, such as massive gastrointestinal bleeding, the acute abdomen, and major abdominal trauma, in monitoring and managing a critically ill patient and keeping abreast of the latest advances also vastly experienced in performing elective complex gastrointestinal surgery such as porta-systemic shunts, pancreato-duodenectomy, hepatectomies, oesophageal resections, etc. and have major exposure to laparoscopic, Robotic and minimally invasive surgery

1. Gastrointestinal Surgery

The gastrointestinal tract consists of, oesophagus (food pipe), stomach,and small intestine, large intestine(colon), and rectum. The surgical management of many of these organ diseases either benign or malignant(Cancer) is performed by highly specialized, well-trained and experienced surgeons. The majority of the procedures are done either laparoscopically or Robotic.

2. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Here our team of experts aims to treat conditions related to the liver, gall bladder, biliary tract, and pancreas. The team is well-equipped and vastly experienced in treating all disorders such as benign and cancerous diseases including liver and pancreatic transplants.

3. Ano-Proctology

It involves the lower end of rectum and rest of the anal canal and finally anus. Here, surgeons treat a wide variety of anal disorders like anal fissures, fistulas, Hemorroids, Incontinence, rectal prolapse, anal injuries, and many other conditions using state-of-the-art technology such as transanal resection of tumors, laser surgery and even laparoscopic surgeries.

4. Abdominal Hernias

Abdominal hernias are one of the most common conditions. Our team of surgeons are immensely experienced in these situations and offer advanced laparoscopic, Robotic and open hernia repair surgeries to patients.

5. Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery

The majority of gastrointestinal surgeries are done minimally invasive approach either Laparoscopic or Robotic. This is done to ensure that patients face the least discomfort as laparoscopy/Robotic

6. Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery — also called weight-loss surgery or metabolic surgery involve making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight.

Bariatric surgery is done by the well trained and immensely experienced team of bariatric surgeons, when diet and exercise haven't worked or when you have serious health problems because of your weight. Some type of surgery limit how much you can eat, others work by reducing the body's ability to absorb fat and calories and some procedures do both.

The most commonly performed Bariatric operations are Roux-en-Y GastricBypass, Minigastric Bypass and Sleeve gastrectomy.

While bariatric surgery can offer many benefits, all forms of weight-loss surgery are major procedures that can pose risks and side effects. Also, one must make permanent healthy changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery.

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

FAQs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

Why one need Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is done to help you lose extra weight and reduce your risk of possibly life-threatening weight-related health problems, including:
•    Certain cancers, including breast, endometrial and prostate cancer.
•    Heart disease and stroke.
•    Type 2 diabetes. High blood pressure.
•    High cholesterol levels.
•    Non Alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
•    Sleep apnea.
 

What are the risks factors of Bariatric Surgery?

    As with any major procedure, bariatric surgery poses potential health risks, both in the short term and the long term such as:

    • Excessive bleeding.
    • Infection.
    • Reactions to anesthesia.
    • Blood clots.
    • Lung or breathing problems.
    • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system.

    Who benefits from Bariatric surgery?

    In general, bariatric surgery could be an option for you if:

    • Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or more, called extreme obesity.
    • Your BMI is 35 called obesity, and have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea. In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight-loss surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.
       

    What can you expect from Bariatric surgery?

    Bariatric surgery is done in the hospital using general anesthesia. This means you're unconscious during the procedure. The specifics of your surgery depend on your situation, the type of weight-loss surgery you have. Today, bariatric surgery      is performed laparoscopically or Robotic without making the traditional large cuts. Laparoscopic / Robotic surgery can make recovery faster and shorter. Depending on your procedure, you may need to stay a few days in the hospital.
     

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