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Dr. Ilango

Dr. Ilango

Dr. Ilango’s interests, made him develop what now appears to be a unique combination of multiple skills across multiple specialties. He learned interventional endoscopy because of my immediate clinical needs in 2002 and has more than 15 years of experience in the field of interventional endoscopy.

He still does intraoperative endoscopies to plan and assess during cancer surgeries. He started doing image-guided interventions for the drainage of liver abscess, fluid collections in the abdomen and in percutaneous biliary interventions, because of the lack of interventional radiologists and worked on creating the image guided surgical interface for better patient management.He improved the care of patients suffering from acute pancreatitis and its complications since 2001, by improving individual elements of care which led to good results and avoidance of complications .

This development led him to treat pancreatic diseases and took his research interest in the resuscitation of acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

Professional Qualification:

  • He completed M.Ch in Surgical Gastroenterology at the Madras Medical College and obtained wide experience in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, especially cancers.
  • He has completed the Multiorgan transplant fellowship under the American Society of Transplant surgeons (ASTS) at the University of Pittsburgh.He took additional training in microvascular (suturing tiny vessels of 1 mm diameter) surgery at the Columbia University Microsurgical Department in NYC in order to provide care for children with liver disease, who require transplantation.
  • Dr. Ilango belivers that the Way forward for medicine and surgery, in order to benefit the patient is to provide information and guide people through the maze of information that is available for everyone. And we believe that unless the patient and the physician are partners, there is no progress – “the secret of the care of the patient is caring for the patient”.

 

Expertise:

  • Transplantation: Liver transplantation | Living donor liver transplantation | Split liver transplantation | Kidney Transplantation| Pancreas transplantation
  • Liver Surgery: Standard and extended liver resection | Right and left trisectionectomy | Liver resection for bile duct cancer | Liver resection for gall bladder cancer | Laparoscopic liver resection | Liver surgery for cancer that has invaded blood vessels | Liver surgery for cancer in Portal vein | Hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy | Isolated liver perfusion chemotherapy for advanced liver cancer
  • Pancreas Surgery: Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy|Surgery for Chronic pancreatitis | Retroperitoneal necrosectomy | Whipple’s operation | Whipple’s operation with blood vessel invasion | Total pancreatectomy |
  • Bile Duct Surgery: Recurrent bile duct stones | Choledochal cyst | Surgery for bile duct cancer.

 

Educational Qualifications

  • M. S General Surgery, Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum
  • M.Ch GI Surgery, Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • FASTS, Multi organ Transplant Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Microvascular Surgery certificate course, Columbia University, NYC

 

Experience

  • Living donor liver transplantation
  • High MELD (>35) Cadaveric liver transplantation
  • Liver resections for cancer including advanced resections like ante situm procedures, in situ hypoperfusion and ex vivo resections, Radio frequency ablation of liver cancers, isolated liver perfusion for unresectable liver cancers.
  • Extensive pancreatic surgical experience since 2006, including vascular resections for pancreatic cancer, total pancreatectomy, retroperitoneal necrosectomy and percutaneous access to pancreatic necrosis.
  • Pancreas transplantation, Islet cell transplantation
  • D2 dissection for gastric cancers, including PAND and en bloc resections.
  • Peritonectomy for indicated cancers, including HIPEC therapy.
  • Interventional Endoscopy since 2002
  • Percutaneous Image guided procedures since 2001
  • Ischemic bowel injury and short gut syndrome management

 

Interests

  • Cholangiocarcinoma treatment, including liver transplantation for Cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Budd Chiari Syndrome.
departments: Gastroenterology
positions: Consultant HPB & Transplant Surgery
treatments: Gastroenterology, Liver Care