A general surgeon is a physician who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patient care. Surgery requires knowledge of anatomy, emergency and intensive care, immunology, metabolism, nutrition, pathology, physiology, shock and resuscitation, and wound healing.
The Department of Bariatric surgery has a comprehensive bariatric and metabolic surgery program. It is minimal access surgical techniques like laparoscopy and endoscopy which facilitates faster recovery, have fewer complications and need less post-surgical follow-up. We carry out advanced laparoscopic, billiary/pancreatic and colorectal oncologic procedures and are among the few centers to offer scar less minimal access surgery options by using the latest technology. We perform bariatric procedures on obese patients to help them achieve significant weight loss when an instituted exercise and diet program does not provide effective results for these patients. This often helps them overcome co-morbid conditions such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea. We also perform open surgical procedures wherever indicated. We have best surgeons for Bariatric surgery in India that you may come across.
Laparoscopic surgery is also known as key-hole surgery or minimally invasive surgery. It is widely used in gynecology, gastroenterology and urology. Our Laparoscopic Surgery Department is equipped with the latest technology and infrastructure, supported by an experienced team of surgeons.
This department has a dedicated team of surgeons who use specialized video cameras and instruments which are passed through small incisions (less than 2 cm) into the chest, abdominal or joint cavities to perform surgery. The department performs gastroscopies, colonoscopies and other gastrointestinal diagnostic tests and procedures.
A hepatobiliary (HIDA) scan is an imaging method used to detect problems in the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.
In the HIDA scan, a chemical or tracer is injected into a blood vein in arm. The tracer is directed by the liver like bile. Bile is a fluid excreted by your liver that helps the digestive system in breaking down fats present in the foods. It is stored in the gallbladder and is released when you eat a meal. A special nuclear medicine scanner (gamma camera) examines the flow of the tracer between the liver and gallbladder all the way to small intestine.
The name HIDA in the test comes from the Hydroxyl Imino Diacetic Acid that was used as a tracer earlier. More effective tracers are used nowadays. Cholescintigraphy, hepatobiliaryscintigraphies are other terms used for a HIDA scan.
Liver transplant refers to a surgical procedure to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver from a donor. Most liver transplant operations use livers from deceased donors; however a liver may also come from a living donor.
A liver transplant is needed when the liver fails to function adequately. A liver failure can be sudden (acute liver failure) as a result of viral hepatitis, drug-induced injury or infection or it can occur slowly over months and years (chronic liver failure).