Surgical Gastroenterology

Surgical Gastroenterology

The department of Surgical Gastroenterology provides comprehensive and affordable treatment to the patients who come with GasteroInstestinal problems. Our Gastroenterologists expertise from the simplest to complex surgeries. PRK Hospitals offers day care surgeries and procedures in this specialty with sophisticated operation theatres, experienced surgeons and trained support staff to perform day care surgeries related to gall bladder, haemorrhoids, problems related to GI.

We offer the best facilities and supported team use the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment for Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatiography (ERCP), Endosonography and Manometry.

What is Surgical Gastroenterology?

Surgical Gastroenterology is specialized area of surgery that deals with surgical problems of digestive system. This department deals with the digestive system problems that include Esophagus, stomach, Rectum, Anal canal, Pancreas, Liver, Gall bladder, Bile duct etc. Specialists who diagnose and treat GI issues are called as Gastroenterologist. They perform endoscopic procedures to diagnose the disease.

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    What does Gastroenterologists do on first visit?

    Gastroenterologists evaluate the symptoms of patients and ask for test reports like blood test, imaging studies, endoscopic examinations etc. Gastroenterologists suggest for 24 hour pH monitoring, esophageal, gastroduodenal and colonic motility, etc., during the diagnosis process.

    If you find the following digestive tract related problems you should visit a Gastroenterologist soon. Symptoms are:

    1. Bleeding
    2. Constipation
    3. Diarrhea
    4. Heartburn
    5. Nausea
    6. Vomiting
    7. Belly pain or abdomen pain
    8. Weight gain or loss

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Any surgery comes with some risks, including:

    Infection: Anytime the body is opened up, infections can get in. Surgeons are very careful about keeping things sterile and clean during surgery, but there is always a chance of infection.
    Pain: Depending on the surgery, there may be soreness and pain during recovery.
    Bleeding and blood clots: Sometimes cuts from surgery continue to bleed, which can make recovery take longer. Sometimes the body forms a blood clot where the surgery was done, and the clot blocks an important blood vessel to the lungs, heart, or brain.
    Damage to another body part: A healthy body part can be accidentally damaged during surgery.
    Reaction to anesthesia: Some people don’t react well to anesthesia and may have nausea and vomiting.

    Surgery to remove a tumor or diseased body part, or repair damage, can be lifesaving. Surgery can also improve the quality of life for someone who has not benefited from other treatments, like medicine or diet changes.

    Colonoscopy is a minor surgical procedure with big benefits: it can catch colon cancer early enough to cure it. It’s important to get the recommended colon cancer screening.

    The doctor will follow up with you to tell you how the surgery went and what you need to do next. The timing of follow-up depends on the type of surgery.

    Recovery time will depend on the surgery and how invasive it was. With some simple surgeries, like a colonoscopy, you can get back to your daily activities right away. With more invasive surgeries, you may need some time to heal and some help with managing the pain after surgery. Be sure to ask your doctor about what to expect during recovery from your surgery.

     

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