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Apollo Adlux Hospitals Kochi
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Surgical Gastroenterology

Surgical Gastroenterology

Surgical Gastroenterology (SGE) also called as Gastrointestinal surgery (GI Surgery) is highly evolved and specialized area of surgery that deals with surgical problems of the digestive system which includes organs like Esophagus, Stomach, Small intestine, Large intestine, Rectum, Anal canal, Liver, Pancreas, Gall bladder and Bile duct. Surgery may be used to remove a cancerous or noncancerous growth or damaged part of the body, such as the intestine. It may also be used to repair a problem like a hernia (a hole or weak spot in the wall of the abdomen). Minor surgical procedures are used to screen and diagnose problems of the digestive system. It is a well recognized specialty today. Diseases of the GI system are among the most common disorders in India.
The evolution of this department from the erstwhile General Surgery was an end result of an explosion of knowledge in the field of gastroenterology and enormous technical and technological advancements. The arrival of this Specialty has resulted in better outcome for patients with complex GI surgical problems. The three domains of SGE are Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB), Foregut or Upper GI Surgery and Colorectal surgery. Endoscopy and Laparoscopic expertise are incorporated into these domains, providing complete solution for GI surgical problems.
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at Apollo Adlux Hospital provides expert advice and treatment options for all diseases of the digestive tract. The department has state of the art Operation Theatre complex with all latest technologies to ensure a safe surgery. It also has facilities to conduct advance laparoscopic surgeries and is one of the few centers to have a 3D Laparoscopic system.
Our expert doctors at the department adopt an empathetic approach to the patients and the illness. They believe in patiently hearing out the patients, applying sound clinical judgment and using appropriate investigations to reach to a diagnosis and then offering the best possible treatment options as per patient needs.

The department offers a wide variety of treatment options for diseases of the digestive system which includes:

Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgeries:

  • Gallstones : Laparoscopic surgery for removal of gall bladder
  • Appendix:Treatment of appendicitis by laparoscopic surgery
  • Hernia Repair: by laparoscopic surgery
  • Small Intestine:Tumors and other disease like Crohnu2019s disease
  • Large Intestine:Tumors of the large bowel, disease like Ulcerative colitis, prolapsed of the rectum
  • Pancreas Surgery: Removal of pancreatic tumors, cysts of pancreas
  • Reflux Disease:Treatment by key hole approach
  • Esophagus:Treatment of cancers, difficulty in swallowing
  • Liver:Treatment of liver cancers and cysts

Open Surgeries:

  • Gall bladder: Cholecystectomy, cancer surgery
  • Bile Ducts: Stone disease, duct blockage, cancers
  • Liver: Resections for Cancer, cysts
  • Stomach: Gastrectomy (Total, distal)
  • Pancreas: Surgery for Chronic pancreatitis, cysts, cancers
  • Small Intestine: Resection and anastomosis for cancer, crohnu2019s disease
  • Large Intestine: Resection for tumor, Ulcerative colitis, Prolapse rectum
  • Hemmorhoids: Stapler Hemmorhoidectomy and open surgery
  • Fissure and Pilonidal sinus surgery

Emergency Surgeries:

The hospital has a fully equipped and state of the art Emergency Department with 24 hours on duty doctors, radiology facilities (USG, CT) and trained staff. Gastro Surgeon is available 24x7 to attend any emergencies pertaining to Gastro and offer the management of following conditions:

  • Trauma and trauma surgeries
  • Obstructed/ Irreducible hernia
  • Intestinal obstruction/ perforation
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Acute Cholecystitis (Gall Bladder Infection)

OPD Procedures:

A well equipped OP department with trained staff ensures that minor procedures can be carried out in OP at low cost. The following procedures are done in OP:

  • Injection treatment for piles
  • Per rectal and proctoscopic examinations
  • Drainage of minor abscess
  • Wound dressings and stitch removal

Apart from a wide range of services mentioned above, the department also offers advice and management of Liver diseases like Cirrhosis, End stage Liver disease and Portal Hypertension.

The motto of the Department of SGE is to provide best possible health care at an affordable cost to patients.


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