GENERAL AND Gastrointestinal Surgery
General and Gastrointestinal surgery is the treatment of diseases of the parts of the body involved in digestion. This includes stomach, small intestine, large intestine, gallbladder, pancreas, rectum and esophagus. Surgery is done to treat several common benign conditions as well as cancers of abdominal organs.
Common conditions that are treated by general and Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Hernia: Hernia is weakness or tear in muscles, through which fatty tissues or organs like intestines may bulge out. It can develop in the body in areas like groin, abdomen or in the areas of incision after surgery. It can also be painful. Surgery is the only way to treat hernia. If left untreated it may increase in size.
Appendicitis: Appendix is a narrow muscular tube present near the junction of small and large intestine. Its inflammation leads to appendicitis which is treated through a surgery.
Diverticular Disease: Diverticulosis is a condition that affects large intestines and is more commonly seen with old age. This condition causes small bulges on the intestinal wall which can lead to various complications. Though, Colon resection is the most common type of surgery for diverticular disease, but treatment depends upon the complication.
Gallbladder Disease: gall bladder stone is the most common surgical problem across the country and most common surgery across country and globe. The treatment of gallstones usually depends upon the severity of symptoms. If the symptoms worsen you may develop complications like jaundice or indigestion.
Gastrointestinal Cancers : Surgery is done to remove cancerous tumours in digestive system or and parts of digestive system that have cancer. Surgery might be carried out to remove tumour or a part of liver, pancreas, intestine , stomach , esophagous and other parts of the abdomain. Surgery for cancers is usually planned with multimodal approach where the team of cancer specialists and cancer surgeons decide the morality of treatment. They decide and plan cancer treatment protocol for surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Obesity and metabolic syndrome:Different Obesity is disease which lead to multiple other complications and other medical problems. There are various types of obesity surgery as also know as bariatric surgery which are done to by making changes in your digestive system.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Hiatal Hernia: GERD is known as anti reflux surgery When medicines are not successful for stubborn heartburns, acid reflux surgeries are performed that relieves symptoms enough that people don’t need
Recovery Time from General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Recovery will depend upon the age , performance status of the patient, type of surgery ) traditional open method / minimal access / laparoscopic surgery). With the advancement of technology , Improved patient care and Aneasthesia these surgeries have become extremely safe. You can discuss your enquires with best surgeons across India.
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