It a superspeciality unit dealing with the management of diseases related to the human Gastrointestinal tract involving the related organs namely oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder and biliary tract, small and large intestine, rectum and anus. Our trusted and caring team of Surgical Gastroenterologists provides service and helps you achieve optimum health through a multitude of services. Whether it’s simple, but sometimes life-changing advice or advanced surgical care, they have the answers for you. The department has a team of highly qualified and experienced Surgical Gastroenterologists performing a range of surgeries including Oesophago-gastric, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic, Intestinal, Colorectal, GI Cancer, Bariatric Surgery.
Management of these patients with complex gastrointestinal diseases is done in close co-ordination with a team of highly qualified and competent Medical Gastroenterologists. Experience has shown that such an integrated approach to patient management strongly impacts and improves patient care especially in problems such as upper and lower GI bleeding, biliary leaks, acute and chronic pancreatitis and ulcerative colitis.
The department at Apollo Hospital has team of highly experienced and trained surgeons routinely performing these procedures including
- Laparoscopic, Robotic and Open gastrointestinal cancer surgery
- Hepato-pancreatico-biliary Surgery
- Laparoscopic Oesophago-gastric and Colo-rectal Surgery
- Pancreatic Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- Robotic Surgery
- Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
- Surgery for Portal Hypertension
- Surgery for Upper and Lower gastrointestinal bleeding
- Minimally Invasive (Stapled) surgery for Piles
Minimally Invasive Surgery :
Application of Laparoscopic as well as Robotic surgical techniques to various gastrointestinal surgical procedures is routinely being done by the department thus allowing for rapid postoperative recovery with minimal patient discomfort. These techniques have been especially useful in operative procedures such as low and ultra low rectal cancers and procedures directed at the gastroesophageal junction.
The department has a special focus on the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer and is committed to provide the highest level of care and expertise to our patients. In an effort to achieve this we follow a Multidisciplinary approach by collaborating with other specialists from the fields of Medical Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology and Radiotherapy. Decisions regarding complex cases are made in a Multidisciplinary Team setting. To achieve the same regular GI Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Therapy (MDT), meetings are held and appropriate decision in patients interest is taken. In addition, a weekly GI Cancer Clinic is held specifically for integrated management of GI Cancer patients. Surgical procedures are usually performed with two trained surgeons in attendance.