Gastroenterology is a medical field that addresses diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract including organs along the alimentary canal. Typical conditions could be Hernia, GERD or Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Acid Peptic disease, etc. Procedures include colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsy. The digestive care department at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore features some of the brightest in the field of medical and surgical gastroenterology.
The department also provides a full range of General and Gastro Intestinal surgeries and features some of the leading Gastroenterologist doctors in the field of General and Minimal Access Surgeries. Surgeries using minimal access techniques are practiced to facilitate faster recovery, avoid complications and ensure easier post-surgical follow-ups. Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore is one of the leaders in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries. Equipped with computer-assisted video navigational tools, state of the art facilities in endoscope technology and high precision hand instruments. They perform a broad spectrum of minimal access surgeries and open surgical procedures.
A common condition affecting a significant population, a hernia is a protrusion of a part of an organ like the bowel when it pushes through the muscle that holds it in place. Groin hernias are the most common, other types of hernias could include incisional, hiatus and umbilical hernias. The most common symptoms for groin hernias include pain or discomfort especially with coughing. To learn more about Hernia, CLICK HERE
A long term condition that often gets worse when ignored GERD is a combination of symptoms arising due to reflux of stomach content to the food pipe. It is also called acid reflux or acid regurgitation. It is caused when the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes for long durations or does not close properly causing acid to reflux into the esophagus causing heartburn or acid indigestion. To learn more about GERD, CLICK HERE
Commonly called APD it comprises of various conditions all of which are caused by damage from acid and peptic activity in gastric secretions. It typically affects the stomach, esophagus and duodenum. Symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen, discomfort characterized by fullness, bloating, distention or nausea. To learn more about APD, CLICK HERE
Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) which include esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel and anus.
The Gallbladder is a pear shaped organ positioned under the liver. Some of the common problems that are associated with the gallbladder are inflammation, gallstones, common bile duct infection, perforated gallbladder and cancer etc.
It is an inflammation of the appendix. Symptoms of appendicitis include lower right abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, etc. A large number of people might not experience any of these typical symptoms.
Ailments of the colon (large intestine), rectum and anus.
SILS, refers to minimal incision laparoscopic surgery. SILS is used for a wide range of procedures ranging from Cholecystectomies, Appendicectomies, Hernia operations, Hernia Repair, to solid organ surgeries such as Nephrectomy Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Adrenalectomy, Gastric Bypass, Splenectomy, Colon Resection Liver Resection and more. The multidimensional applications of SILS help minimize trauma and significantly reduced scarring in addition to quicker recovery times.
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SILS is also the new benchmark for Bariatric procedures like Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy. With the surgery being performed through the navel, it does not leave any visible scars compared to a traditional multiport laparoscopic approach.
Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is an operation where a diseased liver is replaced with a whole or part of someone else’s normal and healthy liver.
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