Surgical Gastroenterology

Surgical Gastroenterology

The Gastrointestinal tract is probably the largest conglomerate of organs in the human body. Till recently, GI pathologies fell under the domain of general surgery, but with rapid advances in technology, understanding and innovation, the superspecialty of Surgical Gastroenterology (or Gastrointestinal Surgery) was born just about a decade back. It is the most coveted discipline presently and enjoys the first position amongst the choice of general surgeons superspecialty aspirations. Very few institutions offer a structured training programme in this discipline and there is a cut throat competition for qualifying into an academic programme of it.

At the ‘Healing Touch Hospital, Jalandhar’, we have the privilege of having the first dedicated department of Surgical Gastroenterology in this region. The department excels in managing all the sub arms of this vast discipline namely—Esopahgo-Gastro-Duodenal system, Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary system and Colo-Rectal system.

A trained Gastrosurgeon available full time, with fully equipped infrastructure, dedicated team of paramedical staff, and a commitment to deliver the best is probably how we introduce ourselves.

The unit is a combination of ‘trained dedicated minds and the best available machines’.

We offer the following services

GI Oncology Procedures

  • Trans Hiatal Oesophagectomy with Gastric/Colonic Pull Up for Esophageal Cancer

  • Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

  • Extended Cholecystectomy for Gallbladder Cancer

  • Liver Resections for Liver Tumours

  • Biliary Surgery for Benign/Malignant Obstructive Jaundice

  • Whipple’s/Modified Whipple's Pancreaticoduodenectomy (for Pancreatic & Periampullary Cancer)

  • Hemicolectomy (Rt & Lt), Segmental Colectomy, Stapled Anterior Resection/ LAR Abdomino Perineal Resection for Colorectal Cancer

  • Surgery for Portal Hypertension - Shunt/Devascularisation Procedures

  • Retroperitoneal Tumours

GI Procedures for Benign Dieseases of the GI Tract

  • Fundoplication & Cardiomyotomy

  • Colonic Transposition for Corrosive Esophageal Injury

  • Panreatic Necrosectomy in complicated Severe Acute Pancreatitis

  • Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis - Puestow’s, Modified Puestow’s (Partington Rochelle) and Frey’s Procedures

  • Surgery for Portal Hypertension - Shunt/Devascularisation Procedures

  • Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease/Radiation Colitis)- Restorative Proctocolectomy/ Total Proctocolectomy with End Ileostomy

  • Mesh Rectopexy for Rectal Prolapse

  • Reconstructive Surgery for Giant Ventral Hernias

Re-Operative Abdominal Surgeries/ Salvage of Life Threatening Post Operative Complications

  • Post Cholecystectomy Biliary/Luminal/Vascular Complications- availability of ERCP/ Interventional Radiology Expertise and Surgery under the same roof. This is our ‘forte’ for which we are known far and wide. We are the authority for Roux en-Y Hepaticojejunostomy salvage for Biliary trauma during cholecystectomy in this region.

  • Post Operative Fecal Fistulae-This entity has given us our identity as we specialize in their management. Staging the management into two or three surgical stages, we have near 100% success rate in salvaging this entity of post operative catastrophy.

  • Post Operative Incisional Herniae

Surgery for GI Emergencies

  • GI Perforations- Simple as well as Complex (Multiple/ Giant Duodenal Perforations/ Colonic Perforation in the settings of Toxic Megacolon/ Leaking previously repaired GI Perforations) and Virgin as well as Neglected GI Perforations with Sepsis and Multi Organ System Failure.

  • GI Trauma- with stress upon non-operative management as per the modern guidelines for trauma management

  • Upper/Lower GI Bleeding- with full backup of GI Endoscopy and Colonoscopy with provision for intraoperative GI Endoscopy and Colonoscopy.