GI Surgery

The burden of gastrointestinal diseases in India, like cancer of the GI tract, is high – with 20% requiring immediate surgery. Beyond cancer, conditions like hernia, chronic pancreatitis, ulcerative colitis, etc., also require super specialized gastrointestinal surgical intervention that is timely, safe, and successful – found only at advanced multi-specialty hospitals. 
The super-specialized gastrointestinal Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy, and gastro-oncosurgery department surgery department at Ivy Hospital utilise cutting-edge, minimally-invasive surgical procedures and tools for enhanced patient recovery. 
Our team consists of highly experienced doctors who focus on managing and treating all major gastrointestinal ailments. We focus on high precision, holistic, multi-disciplinary care delivered by experts from various internal clinics, including gastrointestinal oncology, gall bladder, hernia, bariatric, proctology, and cancer. We have a reputation for being the leading center for advanced gastrointestinal treatments such as 4K laparoscopy, robot-assisted surgery, eTEP, weight loss management via pharmacological, endoscopic, and surgical means; video proctoscopy, laser surgeries, and more. Our priority is the success of gastric procedures and ensuring a comfortable, scar-free, and quick-healing patient experience.

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GI Surgery stands for Gastrointestinal Surgery, a specialized field focusing on surgical interventions related to the digestive system. It encompasses procedures addressing conditions such as colorectal cancers, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), gastrointestinal tumors, diverticulitis, and other disorders affecting the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

GI Surgery is recommended for various conditions that cannot be effectively managed through non-surgical interventions. Common indications include gastrointestinal cancers, severe cases of inflammatory bowel diseases, gallstones, hernias, and conditions requiring removal or repair of portions of the digestive tract.

Common GI surgeries include colectomy (colon resection), gastrectomy (stomach removal), appendectomy, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), bariatric surgery for weight loss, liver resection, pancreatic surgery, and surgeries to treat conditions like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

Recovery after GI Surgery varies based on the specific procedure and patient factors. Generally, patients may experience discomfort, changes in bowel habits, and dietary modifications post-surgery. Some GI surgeries, especially minimally invasive ones, often result in shorter hospital stays, reduced postoperative pain, and quicker recovery times compared to traditional open procedures.

Many GI surgeries can be performed using minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy or robotic-assisted surgery. These approaches involve smaller incisions, reducing postoperative pain, lowering the risk of complications, and promoting a faster recovery. Not all cases are suitable for minimally invasive methods, and the choice depends on the complexity of the surgery and the patient's condition.

GI Surgery plays a crucial role in diagnosing, staging, and treating gastrointestinal cancers, including those affecting the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Surgical procedures may involve tumor removal, lymph node dissection, or resection of affected organs, aiming to eliminate or control cancerous growth.

Lifestyle changes are often recommended after GI Surgery to support recovery and optimize long-term outcomes. These may include dietary modifications, gradual resumption of physical activities, monitoring for any signs of complications, and follow-up appointments with the surgical team. Patient adherence to postoperative instructions is vital for a successful recovery.

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