Department of Surgical Gestroentrology
Gastro-Surgery department was started on 19-09-2012 as a sub unit of General Surgery Department.
Government had made it as a separate super specialty unit on 01-10-2015. It was upgraded to Surgical Gastroenterology Department on 03-03-2020. It has one Associate Professor one Assistant professor, Three Principal Specialists, Two Senior Residents and one junior resident doctor.
Surgical Gastroenterology is a discipline of surgery which deals with surgery of complex Hepato biliary and Pancreatic, Upper GI (Esophagus and Stomach) and Lower GI (Colorectal) diseases as well as Liver and other GI organs Transplantation at some center. Many of these complex HPB and GI tract related surgeries can be performed (with good results) only by surgeons who are aggressively trained in structured training programme (Mch/ DNB Surgical Gastroenterology/ HPB surgery). Only after rigorous training in these supervised training programme, Surgeon can acquire technical skills for complex Hepato biliary and GI surgical procedures, decision making in critical scenario, and in-depth knowledge of subject.
Our Surgical Gastroenterology Department is very experienced in management of different GI tract cancers. Different Malignancies related to GI tract like Liver cancers, Gall Bladder Cancer, Bile duct cancers (Cholangio carcinoma), Pancreatic Cancers, Esophageal Cancers, Stomach Cancers, Colorectal Cancers are effectively managed by this Department. We are operating 100s of such patients every year.
Various benign diseases related to GI tract are managed by team of Surgeons at Surgical Gastroenterology Department. Commonly performed Surgeries are Laparoscopic Surgeries for complicated Gall Bladder and CBD stones, Surgeries for Benign Liver Tumors and Hydatid Cyst of Liver, Surgeries for complicated Gastric Ulcers, Surgeries for Esophageal injuries (post acid intake and post traumatic), Surgery for Achalasia Cardia and other motility disorder of Esophagus, Surgery for Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis, Surgeries for Different Complicated Hernias
As far as technological advancements, Surgical Gastroenterology Department at SMS is at par with any other Department in the world. Various advance Laparoscopic procedures like minimal Invasive Esophagectomy, Laparoscopic Colorectal Resections, Laparoscopic Choledochal Cyst Excision, Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy, Laparoscopic Splenectomy, Laparoscopic Repairs for Diaphragmatic Hernias, Laparoscopic Cardiomyotomy, Laparoscopic resections are routinely performed at Surgical Gastroenterology department.
Surgical Gastroenterology department is specially equipped with facilities for Bariatric Surgeries (Surgery for morbid obesity). All advance Surgical procedures for obesity like Sleeve Gastrectomy, One anastomosis Gastric Bypass (Mini Gastric Bypass), Roux en Y Gastric Bypass are performed by our Department.
Department is actively involved in Organ procurement (Cadaveric Liver Donation), surgery at SMS Hospital. In collaboration with ILBS New, Delhi, Few Cadaveric Liver Transplantation have been performed at Surgical Gastroenterology department so far. Department is in process of developing self sustained Liver Transplantation program in near future.