Gastroenterology deals with the diagnosis ,treatment and prevention of diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas both medically as well as surgically. The Institute performs all the surgeries through the minimally invasive surgical method unless an open surgery is warranted.
Gastrointestinal problems are very common ailments affecting the population in general ranging from “gas problems” to liver cancer. With rapid urbanisation and fast pace of life, some diseases have started appearing in the gastroenterology domain including obesity, gastroesophageal reflux diseases and cirrhosis. Amongst the cancers those affecting the stomach and intestines rank third in terms of incidence. Many silent diseases are being diagnosed with modern imaging such as fatty liver which is now emerging as one of the most common causes for liver transplant.
The surgeons at Prashanth Super Speciality Hospital, Chennai are pioneers in advanced minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures. Minimally invasive surgery requires dramatically different skills than those required for traditional surgery. Unlike open surgery, laparoscopic surgeons watch the movements of the surgical instruments through a television monitor. As a result, extensive experience with the manipulation of laparoscopic equipment and the familiarity of performing a detailed procedure while viewing a monitor is required.
Many surgical procedures that once required large incisions and long hospital stays are now performed through minimally invasive techniques that require only small incisions.
Standard treatment is surgical removal of the appendix. To know more about Appendicitis, Sign and Sympotms of Appendicits ,Complications of Appenddicitis Click here
Gall Bladder Stones:
Gallstones may cause no signs or symptoms. If a gallstone lodges in a duct and causes a blockage, the resulting signs and symptoms may include:
• Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the upper right portion of your abdomen
• Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the center of your abdomen, just below your breastbone
• Back pain between your shoulder blades
• Pain in your right shoulder
• Nausea or vomiting
• Gallstone pain may last several minutes to a few hours.
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A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. To know more about the hernia click here
Hemorrhoids also called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids have a number of causes, although often the cause is unknown. To know more about the treatments click here
An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue (mucosa) that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. To know more about the Symptoms click here
Fundoplication for GERD:
Surgery for GERD may involve a procedure to reinforce the lower esophageal sphincter called Nissen fundoplication. In this procedure, the surgeon wraps the top of the stomach around the lower esophagus. This reinforces the lower esophageal sphincter, making it less likely that acid will back up in the esophagus. To know more about the GERD click here
There are four types of surgery like Anti – Reflux surgery,Esophageal strictures, Surgery for cancer of the esophagus and Surgery for Achalasia cardia. To know more about the Symptoms click here
Surgeons at Prashanth Hospitals offer the latest in diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. To know more about the treatment click here
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery:
The surgeries are Surgery for gall bladder stones, Surgery for gall bladder cancer, Biliary strictures etc. To know more about the treatment click here
Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery offers patients many benefits which include minimal pain after surgery, faster recovery, shorter hospital stays and superior cosmetic results. The surgeons at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center have extensive experience performing laparoscopic surgery including bariatrics, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, fundoplication, hernia repair and bowel resection.